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DDFP 285: Daniel Jeremiah & Mike Ditka

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DDFP 285

Shek is joined by Daniel Jeremiah to preview the NFC North, Peyton Manning’s taunting and debate who will win in a Quarterback Battle Royale. Also, Shek goes 1-on-1 with former coaching legend Mike Ditka to discuss the 2014 Bears, Pete Carroll’s coaching style and Mike’s first encounter with a member of the Dameshek family decades ago.

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DDFP 279: Golden Tate & Steve Largent

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DDFP 279

Shek is joined by NFL.com’s Marcas Grant to break down Andy Dalton vs. Alex Smith and Teddy Bridgewater vs. Johnny Manziel. Shek is then joined by Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate to discuss the team’s upcoming season, playing with Richard Sherman and the Seahawks and more. Lastly, Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent helps preview the 2014 Seahawks season and debates where Calvin Johnson ranks on the all-time list.


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The Shek Report: Week 16

Happy holidays! Here’s some shame!

Dave Dameshek dishes out holiday gifts to the most shameful from Week 16 in the NFL.

The Shek Report: Week 12

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Dave Dameshek is preparing a heaping pile of shame and he is inviting all of Week 12’s biggest blockheads. Check out who finds a seat at the table and receives their just desserts.

The Shek Report: Week 11

This week, Dave Dameshek sets his sights on Matthew Stafford’s overdependence on Megatron and Andre Ellington’s postgame tweet. Find out who else find themselves underneath Dameshek’s white-hot light of shame.

DDFP 96: Ranking Tony Romo + Cliff Avril

On #DDFP 96, Shek and Rank talk to the Detroit Lions’ Cliff Avril, plus discuss where Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo ranks amongst the NFL’s best. (Associated Press)

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Shek, Rank & Handsome Hank list which quarterbacks they’d rather have over Tony Romo. The fellas then catch up with Detroit Lions defensive end/friend of the show Cliff Avril to discuss just what’s going on with the Lions a quarter of the way through the 2012 season. Plus, a preview of Week 5’s matchup between long-time rivals Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

Download: DDFP 96: Ranking Tony Romo + Cliff Avril


The Uniform Monitor*: Week Four

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It’s that time of the year again for the NFL to show its support for breast cancer awareness by mixing in some pink trim with team uniforms.  From a philanthropic standpoint, it’s a no-brainer.  From a fashion standpoint, though, it’s a nightmare.  What a shame the American Cancer Society didn’t opt for a nice, light grey over hot pink … but hindsight is 20/20.  You might not want the gift of sight, though, if you’re watching Washington at St Louis.  Pink doesn’t exactly go well with the maroon and gold of the Redskins or the metallic gold of the Rams.  Some other sartorial notes:

Most Confusing NFL Game of the Week – Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys

As if two teams wearing the same basic color scheme isn’t perplexing enough, both teams’ QBs wear number 9.  Fortunately, the flak jacket helps us identify Romo.

Most Confusing College Game of the Year – The Scrimmage Bowl: Nebraska at Wisconsin

Thank goodness for helmet logos.  I’ve never seen two teams with such similar getups.  Double lines on the pants, double lines on the arms, red facemasks.  The only two matchups that’d trump this one in terms of continuity would be Iowa vs the Steelers and Duke vs the Colts.

Uniform Matchup of the Day – San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles

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The pickings are slim this weekend, but the Niners always look good since going to back to their classic getups.  The Eagles would do well to follow that lead and return the 1960 getups they wore in Week 1 last season, but the current version is still relatively snappy.

Fashion Terror Alert – Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers

Let’s hope the ‘Fins don’t wear those turquoise pants, especially if the Bolts break out their powder-blue jerseys.

* If you’re not aware, I aspire to one day become the official Uniform Monitor for all sports.  In the meantime, I work gratis for two reasons: 1. I have a deep passion for great uniforms, and 2. I have an equally strong distaste for some of the visual atrocities imposed on our eyeballs by various teams across the sports landscape (I’m talking about you, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, Oregon Ducks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Anaheim Ducks, et al).