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The Ryen Russillo Podcast

Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in sports.

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Bill Simmons on Lakers-Heat Game 1 and Clippers Coaching Search. Plus CFB Check-in with Danny Kanell

Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss the Lakers shellacking of the Heat in game one of the NBA Finals, some tough injuries for Miami, the two headed monster that is LeBron and Anthony Davis, the Clippers parting ways with Doc Rivers, the upcoming NBA coaching carousel, and more (1:50). Then Ryen talks with CBS Sports and SiriusXM’s Danny Kanell about the College Football season including LSU’s (somewhat) surprising loss to Mississippi State, Texas-Texas Tech, Oklahoma-Kansas State, Miami’s hot start, the near impossible task of ranking these teams in such an unprecedented season, and more (1:09:23). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 56mins

1 Oct 2020

Rank #1

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Bill Simmons on Remembering Marvin Hagler. Plus: Jeremy Lin

Russillo rebrands a segment and shares his thoughts on Victor Oladipo, Donovan Mitchell, and Deandre Ayton (2:00) before talking with Bill Simmons about the great Marvelous Marvin Hagler (14:00). Then Ryen talks with Jeremy Lin about his career, remembering "Linsanity," playing in the NBA G League, and working to return to the NBA (54:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 39mins

15 Mar 2021

Rank #2

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What to Wear: 2020 With Chris Long and Big Cat. Plus Week 17 Recap. | The Ryen Russillo Podcast

It’s the end of the NFL regular season, and Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss Week 17. They discuss 49ers-Seahawks, Lions-Packers, Patriots-Dolphins, Eagles-Giants, Jameis Winston’s future, head coach turnover, and Round 1 projections. Plus, Chris Long shares some Week 17 stories from his career and more (8:50). Then Chris and Ryen are joined by Big Cat of the ‘Pardon My Take’ podcast to talk about male fashion trends in 2020 and what gems from the past they would like to bring back (1:18:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 42mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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NBA Trade Deadline With Adrian Wojnarowski | The Ryen Russillo Podcast

Live from radio row in Miami, Russillo is joined by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski to talk about what we can expect from the upcoming NBA trade deadline, getting to know Kobe Bryant toward the end of his career, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52mins

30 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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A Casual NBA Preview With Bill Simmons | The Ryen Russillo Podcast

Russillo sits down with Bill Simmons as part of The Ringer’s 2019 NBA Previewpalooza to give their thoughts before the tipoff of the NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 5mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Super Bowl Stories, Plus Kevin Clark and Chuck Klosterman | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo (Ep. 22)

Russillo goes through some of his Super Bowl memories in honor of Sunday's game (4:44), then he calls up Kevin Clark who is on the ground in Atlanta, GA to recap their NFL playoffs draft, and talk about some key factors in the Rams-Patriots matchup (20:27). Finally Russillo sits down with Chuck Klosterman to talk regional fandom, the CFB playoff structure, instant replay, and more (37:28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 14mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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"Angry Football Guy," Plus 12 Questions With Andy Benoit and Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo

Russillo rants about "football guy" during NBA free agency before asking SI's Andy Benoit and The Ringer's Kevin Clark a series of questions about the 2019-20 NFL season. They talk Todd Gurley, the biggest gap between front office and head coach, Tom Brady's 2018 season, Cleveland Browns hype, the first coach fired, Pat Mahomes II, hilarious headlines, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51mins

3 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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College Football Watch 2020. Plus, a Look at the Lakers and Clippers With Mike Trudell and Jovan Buha

Russillo shares his thoughts on the dragged-out CFB verdict (1:33) before talking with Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell about the Lakers' underwhelming restart in the Orlando bubble, the need to find their closing rotation, the ways teams are trying to stop Anthony Davis, the idea of "flipping the switch" for the playoffs, and more (14:37). Then Ryen talks with Jovan Buha, Clippers reporter for The Athletic, about the Clippers chasing consistency, the core player group when healthy, the effect Kawhi and Paul George have on each other, the team's potential defensive adjustments, particularly against the Lakers, and more (38:26). Finally Russillo answers a listener-submitted "Life Advice" question (58:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 6mins

11 Aug 2020

Rank #8

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CFB Preview and Andrew Luck's Farewell With Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo

Russillo briefly rants on why CFB fandom is an annual kick in the teeth (2:35), before setting the stage for the 2019 NCAA season (12:25). Finally, Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss Andrew Luck’s career, his retirement, the conversations it incites; They talk Jadeveon Clowney trade rumors, celebrity flag football games, and more (26:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Offseason Preview With Albert Breer and Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 23)

Russillo talks with SI's Albert Breer about the Belichick coaching tree, Brian Flores coaching the Dolphins, and Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins (1:55). Then The Ringer's Kevin Clark joins for some rapid-fire questions regarding the 2019 NFL season (17:10). Finally Russillo recaps his trip to Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII (48:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 6mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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Colin Cowherd | The Ryen Russillo Podcast

Russillo is joined by Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports to discuss becoming neighbors, working at ESPN and Fox, doing solo radio, handling tips from sports organizations, politics, fantasy radio cohosts, and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 37mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Bill Simmons on the Polarizing Rockets. Plus, CFB With Bruce Feldman. | The Ryen Russillo Podcast

Russillo sits down with Bill Simmons to discuss Rockets-Spurs, a blown call, and why the Rockets are so polarizing. They also talk about the Nets, Raptors, Heat, and 76ers (2:29). Then Ryen is joined by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman to discuss USC’s coaching situation, Greg Schiano's return to Rutgers, Ryan Day’s success at Ohio State, Florida State speculations, the College Football Playoff, and more (56:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 29mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Kevin Clark on NFL Free Agency | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo

Russillo talks with Kevin Clark of 'The Ringer NFL Show' about the Giants trading Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns, Antonio Brown to the Raiders, dead money, why players rarely make it to free agency, NFL draft rumors, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59mins

21 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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Major League Cheating, Plus NBA Check-in With Kevin O'Connor | The Ryen Russillo Podcast

Russillo tries to make sense of the MLB cheating scandal (3:25) before talking with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about the Bucks' improvement, the Celtics' schedule, the Lakers, Clippers, and Rockets, Brandon Ingram's leap, Chris Paul and the Thunder, trade deadline rumors, and more (19:20). Finally, Ryen shares some thoughts about the new Netflix documentary, 'Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez' (57:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 7mins

17 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Week 8 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast

Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 8, including the biggest headlines, best/worst plane rides, Cleveland’s coaching problem, QB regression, the Chiefs-Packers nail-biter, players-only meetings, a WWII history lesson, time travel, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 34mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Craig Kilborn on Luka, the Timberwolves' No. 1 Pick, and Round 2 Playoff Matchups. Plus, Why the Process Isn’t Dead.

Russillo shares his thoughts on another early playoff exit for the 76ers, Sam Hinkie, and the Process (2:20), before he is joined by the one and only Craig Kilborn. They discuss Luka Doncic’s stellar playoff performance against the Clippers, Celtics vs. Raptors Round 2 speculations, what the Timberwolves should do with their 2021 no. 1 draft pick, Finals picks, and more. Then, Ryen pitches Craig some 1990s 'SportsCenter' one-liners (11:55). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 15mins

25 Aug 2020

Rank #16

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1998 Redraftapalooza, Sleeping Dirk, Free-Falling Pierce, and the Craziest NBA Draft Ever With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan | The Ryen Russillo Podcast

Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan to revisit the 1998 NBA draft and some of the legends in that draft class, before redrafting the first 15 picks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 39mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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New York's Basketball Moment, ’90s Knicks Stories, and the End of Locker Room Access? With Frank Isola

Russillo shares his thoughts on Ja Morant and the Grizzlies after their win over the Wizards (2:00) before he talks to Frank Isola of ESPN and SiriusXM about the Knicks' success under coach Tom Thibodeau, covering then–Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy in the ’90s, today's NBA replay reviews, the Brooklyn Nets, sports beat writers and locker room access, and much more (7:45). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 20mins

3 Mar 2021

Rank #18

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Discussing New Notorious B.I.G. Doc With His Manager and the Director. Plus NFL Free Agency Primer With Sheil Kapadia and “Is This NBA Season a Mess Defensively?”

Russillo shares his thoughts and some statistics on what makes this NBA season unique (2:00), before talking with The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia about names to watch in NFL free agency, including Von Miller, Melvin Ingram, Allen Robinson, Cam Newton, and more (15:00). Then Ryen talks with the Notorious B.I.G.’s manager, Wayne Burrow, and the director of the new Netflix documentary ‘Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell,’ Emmett Malloy, about the inception of the documentary, Biggie’s musical influences, meeting with Biggie’s mother, ultra-rare footage in the doc, the escalation of the “beef” between Biggie and 2Pac, and more (41:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 47mins

1 Mar 2021

Rank #19

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The Life and Legacy of Kobe Bryant | The Ryen Russillo Podcast

Russillo shares his thoughts on Kobe Bryant’s tragic passing (1:19) and then is joined by NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico (20:16) and ESPN’s Bobby Marks (39:43) to further discuss the Lakers legend’s life and legacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #20