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The Mike Tirico Podcast

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From the Olympics, to The Open Championship, to the NFL, Mike Tirico has covered some of the biggest sporting events in history. Join him weekly as he shares insights from the broadcast booth and talks with special guests about their careers, sports and life.

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From the Olympics, to The Open Championship, to the NFL, Mike Tirico has covered some of the biggest sporting events in history. Join him weekly as he shares insights from the broadcast booth and talks with special guests about their careers, sports and life.

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Awesome podcast and host

By J Baloney - Dec 15 2018
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Great forum for Mike. His easygoing listening style and engaging interviews remind me a lot from his previous employer’s Friday night The Weekend Blitz podcasts that he hosted during the NFL season. Started listening to him back in 2009 on there and have followed him ever since. Glad he’s back on here now and greatly enjoy listening to him again on here.

Tirico is Back!

By thebossisintown4 - Oct 19 2018
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Quality, smart questions, engaging interviews. It’s Mike Tirico as its finest, as you’d expect. Great forum for him.

iTunes Ratings

23 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
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1

Awesome podcast and host

By J Baloney - Dec 15 2018
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Great forum for Mike. His easygoing listening style and engaging interviews remind me a lot from his previous employer’s Friday night The Weekend Blitz podcasts that he hosted during the NFL season. Started listening to him back in 2009 on there and have followed him ever since. Glad he’s back on here now and greatly enjoy listening to him again on here.

Tirico is Back!

By thebossisintown4 - Oct 19 2018
Read more

Quality, smart questions, engaging interviews. It’s Mike Tirico as its finest, as you’d expect. Great forum for him.

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The Mike Tirico Podcast

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From the Olympics, to The Open Championship, to the NFL, Mike Tirico has covered some of the biggest sporting events in history. Join him weekly as he shares insights from the broadcast booth and talks with special guests about their careers, sports and life.

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Rank #1: Brent Musburger

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​With just days until the Patriots and Rams face off in Atlanta, Mike is joined by Brent Musburger, who has covered just about every Super Bowl in NFL History. There will be nearly $5 billion in Super Bowl Sunday wagers, which tells you everything you need to know about the league's relationship with legalized sports betting. What better place to start with the Hall of Fame broadcaster, current voice of the Raiders and VSiN Lead Analyst than with one of his most cherished possessions, his signed photo with Joe Namath when the Jets QB predicted a victory in Super Bowl III? 

Jan 31 2019
26 mins
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Rank #2: Jac Collinsworth, ESPN and ProFootball Focus Analyst

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More than just the son of a former NFL player turned NBC Analyst, Jac Collinsworth has carved his own path with ESPN and ProFootball Focus. Jac has aspired to be in broadcasting dating back to high school, and his time at Notre Dame helped make him ESPN’s go-to interviewer for the player profiles. On the heels of Conference Championship weekend Mike asks what Jac would do to improve the Saints/Rams outcome that left a bad taste for many NFL fans. Jac admits that Mike’s encouragement throughout his own broadcasting career has made him a better analyst. Mike will certainly take the credit!

Jan 24 2019
27 mins
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Rank #3: Former #1 PGA Tour Player David Duval

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This Sunday, January 20, marks the 20th anniversary of David Duval's heroic final round 59 on Sunday at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and on the call for the historic event was our own Mike Tirico. 20 years later, the two catch up and Mike asks how David sees the PGA Tour today, with Tiger Woods not the same player now he was then. Mike also makes his NFL Conference Championship picks after Football Night in America caps off another great NFL season.

Jan 17 2019
27 mins
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Rank #4: Buffalo Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott

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Happy 2019 from the Mike Tirico Podcast! The Buffalo Bills fell short of returning to the playoffs, but Head Coach Sean McDermott says there is plenty to build on with the 6-10 record in 2018. Before previewing the divisional round of the playoffs, Mike asks Coach McDermott what he needs to do right now to prepare for free agency and the NFL Draft later this year. But first, Mike points out with so much turnover in the coaching ranks, McDermott will soon rise to the upper half of longest tenured coaches, despite just two seasons with Buffalo.

Jan 10 2019
23 mins
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Rank #5: Doc Emrick and Rebecca Lowe

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Taking center stage for both NBC Sports and the Mike Tirico Podcast over the holiday weeks is the NHL and the English Premier League. After Mike spent the college football season in South Bend with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, he gives pointers to the voice of the NHL on NBC, Doc Emrick before the Indiana native calls his first game inside Notre Dame Stadium. Mike will be on hand to host the Bruins and the Blackhawks on New Year’s Day. Then, Rebecca Lowe, Host of NBC’s Premier League Live, joins Mike to discuss the English Premier League and the comparisons it can draw to American sports and why Manchester United moved on from the mercurial Jose Mourinho. Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Dec 27 2018
41 mins
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Rank #6: Scott Van Pelt and Chris Simms

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The SportsCenter host and Mike’s former radio partner joins the podcast to review the year in sports for 2018. Mike asks SVP how big legal sports gambling has been on how we watch and talk sports, plus how this year’s College Football Playoff opens the floor for more than just playoff expansion. Speaking of the playoff, Mike is joined by NBC’s Chris Simms to discuss Notre Dame’s match up with Clemson in the Cotton Bowl, the semi-final for the National Championship. With his work on Football Night in America, Mike had to ask Chris about the NFL season and you’ll be surprised to hear who Chris has pegged as the No 1 team in the AFC with 2 weeks of the regular season left.

Dec 20 2018
37 mins
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Rank #7: Kurt Warner and Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017, Kurt Warner, joins Mike to discuss the current NFL season and what advice he has for some of the best QBs in the league right now. Since joining Westwood One and NFL Network after his playing days, Kurt has enjoyed the storylines that are essential to broadcasting games. As long as the NFL continues to adapt more wrinkles from college football, one of Mike’s favorite discussions is identifying what works best at both levels. (15:30) Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports identifies some of those wrinkles, and the trends in coaching that are worth keeping an eye on as the College Football Playoffs are fast approaching.

Dec 13 2018
39 mins
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Rank #8: Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy

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The former Coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts has brought his perspective as an analyst, joining Mike and Rodney Harrison for Football Night In America. Coach Dungy has some thoughts on the modern NFL and a pass happy offense with the playoffs soon approaching. Mike and Coach Dungy weighs in on the Packers’ surprising decision to move on from Head Coach Mike McCarthy mid-season.

Dec 06 2018
32 mins
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Rank #9: Cris Collinsworth and Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus

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The 14x Emmy Award Winner analyst of Sunday Night Football joins Mike Tirico to discuss the changing trend of a pass-happy NFL, which should be on full display for the Chargers and Steelers for Week 13. Mike asks Cris about the influence of data and analytics on the NFL and continues that conversation with Steve Palazzolo, Senior Analyst and Director of Video Content for Pro Football Focus.

Nov 29 2018
43 mins
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Rank #10: Brian Kelly and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Head Coach of #3 Notre Dame, Brian Kelly, and Dale Earnhardt Jr, NASCAR's Most Popular Driver for an unprecedented 15 consecutive years join Mike this week. Before previewing Saturday's game, Coach Kelly discusses his path leading up to becoming one of the most popular people in all of South Bend, Indiana. Dale Jr, now an Analyst for NASCAR on NBC, counts down to the NASCAR Championship from Miami. NBC's final 2018 broadcast of Fighting Irish Football kicks off Saturday at 2:30p ET. The season long Monster Energy Cup will culminate with a winner take all race this Sunday beginning on NBC at 2:30p ET.

Nov 15 2018
40 mins
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