Rank #1: CFB Week 1 Recap With Bruce Feldman | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Russillo talks about the SEC's shaky opening week with losses by South Carolina and Tennessee. He hits Boise State's wild comeback, Hugh Freeze's coaching Liberty from his hospital bed, Michigan's defense, and more (2:25). Then Ryen is joined by Bruce Feldman to discuss Auburn's win over Oregon, Pac-12 implications, Alabama's injuries, Clemson vs. the ACC, Jalen Hurts at Oklahoma, and more (17:40)!
Rank #2: Bill Simmons, Kevin Clark, and Robert Mays on the Best QB in Three Years | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 4)
Ryen Rusillo sits down with Bill Simmons and Kevin Clark to discuss the New England Patriots' addition of Josh Gordon. Then Robert Mays joins for a discussion of who the best QB will be in 2021. Russillo also recounts his trip to the Texas-USC game and his run-in with Matthew McConaughey before addressing the Nike stock conversation.
Rank #3: Andy Benoit and the Young-QB Conundrum | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo | (Ep. 3)
Russillo is joined by SI sportswriter Andy Benoit to examine some of the young NFL quarterbacks, including Deshaun Watson, Derek Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo, and others. Then, Russillo hits on a few NFL happenings, including Aaron Rodgers's crazy comeback, Sam Darnold's NFL debut, and Le'Veon Bell's absence before running though a college football update.
Rank #4: 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).
Rank #5: Joe Buck and the College Football Top 10 | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 5)
Russillo hits on the NFL penalty outrage and college football's top 10 before talking with sportscasting legend Joe Buck about the Cleveland Browns' first win in 635 days, Baker Mayfield's debut, and the perils of national sportscasting.
Rank #6: "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.
Rank #7: NFL Playoffs and Kyler Murray With Bill Simmons, Drew Henson, and Chris Ryan | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo (Ep. 20)
In a jam-packed episode, Russillo talks with Bill Simmons about Tom Brady's impressive performance against the L.A. Chargers in the NFL divisional-round playoff (3:06) before talking with former MLB and NFL player Drew Henson about being a dual-sport professional athlete as well as his take on Kyler Murray's decision to declare for the NFL draft (21:55). Russillo shares his own opinion about Murray (41:10) before talking with Eagles fan Chris Ryan about Philly's postmortem playoff hopes (52:25).
Rank #8: Conference Playoff Thoughts, Plus Tom Brady Stories With Tom Curran, Mike Giardi, and Drew Henson | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 21)
Russillo shares his thoughts on Saints-Rams and Patriots-Chiefs (3:30) before talking with NBC Sports Boston's Tom Curran, NFL Network's Mike Giardi, and former NFL quarterback Drew Henson about some of their best Tom Brady stories (22:00). Finally Russillo unleashes his rant on 'The Bachelor' ... you're welcome, America (50:35).
Rank #9: Clemson on Top With Bruce Feldman; Plus NFL Playoffs With Robert Mays | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 19)
Russillo discusses the national championship game with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and 'The Athletic' (11:50), before talking with The Ringer's Robert Mays about wild-card weekend results and looking ahead to the NFL divisional playoff round (31:10).
Rank #10: 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).
Rank #11: 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).
Rank #12: Trent Dilfer, Plus Le'Veon's return and Notre Dame Watch | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 6)
Russillo talks with Super Bowl champion and analyst Trent Dilfer about the red-hot Patrick Mahomes II, how to implement a rookie QB, and two fantastic stories from Trent's time in the NFL, before hitting on Le'Veon Bell's supposed return to the Steelers rotation, Russillo's trip to Penn Sate–Ohio State, and more.
Rank #13: 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.
Rank #14: Backup QB Stories, Part 2: Danny Kanell | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
In Part 2 of a four-part series, Russillo talks to Danny Kanell about his story as a former NFL QB, from reluctantly playing football at a small Florida high school, to winning the Orange Bowl with Florida State, to a playoff run with the New York Giants, arena football, and more. They also discuss why Kanell's football career ultimately didn't work out.
Rank #15: Colin Cowherd and Bill Simmons | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 14)
Russillo breaks down the Baker Mayfield–Hue Jackson post-game interaction Dick Wolf–style before talking with Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd about Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady. Cowherd sticks around to discuss the latest CFB playoff rankings, and Russillo shares some parting thoughts about Ohio State.
Rank #16: Defensive Metrics, Amateurism, and Conquering Kilimanjaro With Chris Long | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 24)
Russillo talks with two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long about NFL defensive metrics; Zion Williamson and "amateurism"; and his nonprofit, Water Boys, and its Conquering Kili program, in which combat veterans and NFL alumni climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This episode also features a surprise visit from Barstool Sports' Big Cat.
Rank #17: The NFL GM with Robert Mays, Plus NCAA Transfer Guidelines | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
Russillo talks with The Ringer's Robert Mays about the position of an NFL GM, how the job compares to GM positions in other leagues such as the NBA and MLB, and how sharing executive power with coaches can affect the job (0:10). Then Russillo talks about the NCAA transfer rules, and both sides of the coin when players lose their eligibility when switching schools (23:05).
Rank #18: Jason Witten | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
Russillo talks with 11-time Pro Bowl tight end and former 'Monday Night Football' analyst Jason Witten about his season in the 'MNF' booth and his departure to play football again with the Dallas Cowboys.
Rank #19: Bill Simmons on Chiefs-Patriots | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 8)
Russillo talks CFB rankings and why some schools should get the benefit of the doubt, before being joined by Bill Simmons to discuss the Chiefs-Pats Sunday-night shootout, NFL offenses of the future, and Bill's wild take on Saquon Barkley, capped off by some mailbag questions.
Rank #20: Danny Kanell, Plus Cleveland Browns Upheaval | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 10)
Russillo is joined by Sirius XM radio host Danny Kanell to discuss the College Football Playoff rankings just after their release. Then Russillo talks about the Cleveland Browns firing head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley and concludes with another edition of "This Tweet Pissed Me Off."