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Russillo shares his thoughts on some CFB blue bloods that have struggled in recent years (0:25), before talking with The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia about some things to watch in NFL Week 3, including a concerning Chiefs defense heading into their matchup vs. the Chargers, what to expect from the volatile Cardinals, Saints-Patriots, fourth-down contro…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the latest developments in the Ben Simmons saga (0:34) before kicking around some ideas with Ceruti and scouting some wild takes for the upcoming Take Stock game (14:48). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion and Fox NFL broadcaster Aqib Talib about calling NFL games, the Vikings-Cardinals nail-biter, his time in …
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on what he likes, what he doesn’t like, and what he’s just not sure about from NFL Week 2 (0:28) before talking to Super Bowl champion and Fox NFL analyst Jonathan Vilma about the Ravens’ narrow victory over the Chiefs, Colts-Rams, Seahawks-Titans, the rookie QBs through two weeks, and more (16:35). Then Ryen shares som…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the evolution of athlete criticism (0:25) before he is joined by his former colleague Danny Kanell of SiriusXM and CBS Sports to discuss college football. They hit on Ohio State’s loss to Oregon, the recently open head coach position at USC, Iowa’s outlook, the early impact of NIL, GOAT of the week, and more (14:00).…
 
After regrouping from a disappointing Week 1 loss, the Packers welcome a team of kneecap biters to Lambeau Field for Monday Night Football. What should we expect from Dan Campbell and the Lions? SUPPORT BLUE 58 Donate to our Patreon - For as little as $1 per month, you can access Patreon-only content and get access to our private Discord server. ht…
 
Ryen is joined by television’s Scott Van Pelt to catch up on life, the college football season, SVP’s illustrious acting career, and their favorite Norm Macdonald memories (00:33). Then, The Ringer’s Kevin Clark stops by for everyone’s favorite Formula 1 segment, Going Abroad, after Daniel Ricciardo’s big win over the weekend (50:10). Finally, Ryen…
 
Ryen opens with his takeaways from the big results from Week 1 in the NFL, including Aaron Rodgers and the Packers getting blown out, the Bills losing to the Steelers, and the Dolphins winning in New England (00:29). Then, he chats with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about the Rodgers-Packers problems, Jameis Winston’s huge game, and why even in …
 
The Packers came out in about the flattest fashion imaginable and were deservedly beaten by the Saints. What happened, why did it happen, and can it be fixed? Let’s try to answer that. SUPPORT BLUE 58 Donate to our Patreon - For as little as $1 per month, you can access Patreon-only content and get access to our private Discord server. https://www.…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts about the Buccaneers’ narrow victory over the Cowboys in the NFL season opener (0:25) before he is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss Super Bowl picks, why some analysts are doubting the Chiefs, high expectations for the Browns and the Bills, Lamar Jackson, rookie QBs, the Titans offense with Julio Jones, and…
 
Enough offseason, let’s have a real season. The Packers are set to travel to New Orleans to take on Drew Brees and the Saints. Wait, no. The Packers are set to travel to Jacksonville to take on Jameis Winston and the Saints. None of that sounds right. SUPPORT BLUE 58 Donate to our Patreon - For as little as $1 per month, you can access Patreon-only…
 
We’re going to learn something about the Packers’ offense. And our guest should know a little bit about that, because he literally wrote the book on it. Settle in for the most in-depth look at the Packers’ offense that you’re going to find anywhere. Today I’m happy to welcome Bobby Peters to the program. Bobby is an absolute madman, and I mean that…
 
Russillo brings back the QB Stock Game, in which he assigns share values to NFL starting QBs before Ceruti, Kyle, and Ryen create their portfolios for the season (0:36). Then Ryen talks with former pro hockey player Brad Wingfield about his time playing for the Danbury Trashers, a UHL hockey team owned by Jimmy Galante, an associate of the Genovese…
 
Week 1 is upon us. That means it’s time to stop speculating wildly about who’s going to make the final roster and start speculating wildly about how the Packers will do each and every week. Let’s get to it! Predictions and Expectations (2:19) Now that we’re officially into Week 1, it’s time to offer some predictions on the 2021 season. How far will…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts from the first weekend of college football, including Alabama-Miami, Penn State-Wisconsin, Ohio State-Minnesota, LSU-UCLA, and more (0:30). Then Ryen talks to longtime host of NFL RedZone Scott Hanson about the return of the NFL. They discuss the young QBs in the AFC East, high hopes for the Rams with their new QB Matt …
 
The Packers have completed their roster and are already shuffling their practice squad. Let’s hear from the man who made the moves before diving into some listener questions, including a good one about Packers’ defensive coordinator Joe Barry. SUPPORT BLUE 58 Donate to our Patreon - For as little as $1 per month, you can access Patreon-only content…
 
Ryen is joined by Bill Simmons to break down the messy situation between the 76ers and Ben Simmons and why it’ll be hard to find a solution to their pending breakup (0:35). Then, he chats with ESPN college football analyst Booger McFarland about some vulnerable teams at the top of the rankings, his Week 1 predictions, and some stories from his LSU …
 
Today on Blue 58, we’re lucky to be joined by Mark Beech. Mark Beech is the managing editor of The Player’s Tribune and has previously worked for Sports Illustrated and other sports-focused publications. He released his book “The People’s Team” in 2019, and it’s as close to a comprehensive look at Packers history as we’ve got. He dives deep on the …
 
The Packers have made the cuts necessary to trim their roster to 53. At least, for now. What do we make of the initial roster? And what’s all this about trading for a punter? Cut day recap (00:34) The Packers aren’t done shaping their roster, but we do have the initial 53-man squad to peruse. Trading for a punter (14:47) The Packers traded for punt…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the biggest headline from NFL roster cuts, the Patriots releasing Cam Newton, as well as a few other roster decisions throughout the league (0:28), before talking with ESPN’s Stanford Steve about which teams they are looking at to have a good college football season, as well as some of their favorite win totals bets …
 
Except for a preseason game, training camp is all but over. So as we wait for kickoff, let’s make one last prediction as to who’s going to be on the Packers’ 53-man roster. SUPPORT BLUE 58 Donate to our Patreon - For as little as $1 per month, you can access Patreon-only content and get access to our private Discord server. https://www.patreon.com/…
 
Russillo pairs NFL QBs to their NBA career doppelgängers (0:55) before talking with The Athletic's Bruce Feldman about the ACC, Big Ten, and Pac-12's alliance announcement and previewing the top 10 teams in the AP rankings (16:30). Then Ryen shares some highlights from his vacation to Switzerland (1:02:00) before answering some listener-submitted L…
 
The Packers are through their second roster cutdown. Who’s in, who’s out, and what’s it mean? Let’s talk about it. Then, a couple of key position battles will shape the last week of training camp. Let’s check in on how things are going on the defensive and offensive line. Cut Day #2 (00:38) The Packers have completed their second round of cuts. Who…
 
In Part 2 of a two-part series, Ryen Russillo is joined by "Sugar" Ray Leonard to discuss working with Muhammad Ali's trainer, Angelo Dundee, "The Super Fight" between Leonard and Marvin Hagler, when fighters are reluctant to retire, the toll the sport of boxing takes on the body, and more (0:34). Then Ryen talks with legendary boxing promoter Bob …
 
The Packers have unveiled new uniforms and I like them, but they’re driving me crazy. I’ll explain why. Then, we’ll get caught up on what’s going on in training camp, including some high praise for Eric Stokes. The Packers have new throwbacks (00:22) A small detail about the Packers’ new throwback uniforms has consumed your friendly neighborhood po…
 
Russillo is joined by author Matt Taibbi to discuss his book ‘Hate Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another’ (0:25). Then he talks to former NBA stars about their experiences with the college recruiting process (44:10). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:16:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Rasheed Wall…
 
Josh Jackson has reached the end of the road. What did the Packers get in return for their former second-round pick? We’ll talk about that, in addition to catching up on what happened in the Packers’ first preseason game. Cut day catchup (00:47) From Josh Jackson’s exit to the return of Jake Dolegala, we run down what the Packers did on their first…
 
In Part 1 of a two-part series, Ryen Russillo is joined by author-journalist Jonathan Eig to discuss his newest book, 'Ali: A Life.' They run through the beginning of Ali's career to the end, hitting many of his noteworthy stories and accomplishments. Then Ryen talks with Sugar Ray Leonard, world-title holder in five different weight divisions, abo…
 
You’ve seen that famous Sports Illustrated cover featuring Aaron Rodgers and all his talented pass catchers. That group powered the Packers to a 15-1 record and helped Rodgers win his first MVP. What if this year’s offense is even better? Training camp roundup (00:40) A bunch of guys returned to the field for the Packers this week, including Za'Dar…
 
Ryen continues author week on the show by chatting with legendary sportswriter and author Leigh Montville about his book 'Tall Men, Short Shorts' about the Celtics-Lakers 1969 NBA Finals (00:33). Then, he chats with author Peter Stark about his book 'Astoria' on the wild expedition to establish the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest…
 
Becoming a smarter football fan involves talking to smart people, and we’ve got a good one on today’s episode. Settle in, put on your thinking caps, and get ready to learn some great stuff about the state of modern defense. Buy Cody’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Cody-Alexander/e/B073TT9SDN?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1628627112&sr=8-3 Subscribe to …
 
With the Packers’ first preseason game just days, it’s time to start speculating as to who’s going to be on the final 53-man roster. Who’s in, who’s out, and who’s on the bubble. We’ve got it all for you right here. Recapping recent storylines (1:24) From Devin Funchess to Jordan Love, let’s catch up on the Packers’ big storylines from training cam…
 
Russillo is joined by author Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his new book, 'The Bomber Mafia.' They talk about the U.S. Air Force and its role in World War II, the Air Force's early technical difficulties, the feud between major general Haywood S. Hansell and major general Curtis LeMay, the development of napalm, and more (0:50). Then Ryen answers some…
 
The Packers are about a week away from their first preseason game. What should we be watching for? I’ll tell you what’s at the top of my list. News and notes from training camp (00:49) Josiah Deguara is back and the Packers have a couple of new players. Let’s catch up on what’s happened in camp. Link to Patreon piece about Packers fullbacks: https:…
 
Ryen opens with the best and worst signings from the early part of NBA free agency, including moves by the Bulls, Knicks, Heat and others (00:40). Then he chats with former Indiana Pacer Jermaine O’Neal about the new Netflix documentary 'Untold,' revisiting the “Malice at the Palace,” what people still don’t understand about that night, and how it …
 
Training camp is underway and already interesting storylines are beginning to emerge. But the pads have barely been on, and we haven’t even seen a preseason game. How do we decide what stories are worth following and what’s summertime fluff? Catching up on training camp storylines (00:25) Who’s turning heads in camp? Who’s already calling it quits?…
 
Ryen opens with why we sometimes put way too much stock into draft picks and cap space in the NBA (00:27), before getting a new Magic Minute from Ceruti (11:30). Then, he chats with Mike Sando of The Athletic about his annual quarterback tiers piece, including why Tom Brady isn’t higher, the wide range of opinions on Lamar Jackson, and why evaluato…
 
Packers training camp is officially underway and there is no shortage of storylines to track. But the biggest one is Aaron Rodgers. He shared everything that was on his mind and then some. What should we make of it? Aaron Rodgers recap (1:09) Aaron Rodgers was going to make headlines no matter what he did at the start of training camp, but he made …
 
Aaron Rodgers has ended his summer standoff with the Packers and will apparently be the team’s starting quarterback this season. What should we make of the situation and what should we think about what’s coming next? Aaron Rodgers is back (00:43) The summer of our discontent is over. What did we learn? Randall Cobb is coming, too (maybe?) (21:09) T…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on college football conference realignment (0:35) before talking with The Athletic's Sam Vecenie about the upcoming NBA draft and running through almost every first-round prospect (10:15). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sam Vecenie Producers: Kyle…
 
Russillo shares the biggest offseason NBA story lines (0:27), before talking with NBA champion Bobby Portis about the title celebration, the Finals series, Bobby’s NBA journey, what’s next, and more (23:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:35). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bobby Portis Producers: Kyle Crichton …
 
We’re wrapping up our tour of the Packers with a look at their defensive backs, and there are some similarities between corner and safety. Both positions have some high-end talent, but some big questions about depth. Cornerbacks (00:31) The Packers have some promising bodies and some big question marks at corner. Does potential win out over inconsi…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the sports media frenzy of overreactions and hyperbole following a championship (0:40), before talking with sports media legend Dan Patrick about his time at ESPN, covering Michael Jordan, partying with Dennis Rodman, confronting A-Rod, debating David Stern, all-time worst interviews, leaving ESPN to build something …
 
The Packers are in a bit of an odd situation: they have a bunch of pretty viable linebackers on the roster. Are any of them good? Well...that’s a different question. Adam Schefter offers no new details on Aaron Rodgers (1:04) ESPN’s preeminent NFL reporter dropped a noteworthy tweet on the Packers’ quarterback Tuesday, but he had very little to say…
 
Ryen opens with how he accidentally bought some women’s clothes before getting into five significant Finals stats (0:45). Then, he chats with Packers Pro Bowl tackle David Bakhtiari about chugging beers at Bucks games, his unusual path to the NFL, and what’s going on with the Aaron Rodgers situation (14:10). Next he brings on two F1 experts—Barstoo…
 
Who was more mad about Chris Paul’s Game 4: Chris Paul or Russillo? Ryen breaks down the idea that CP3 is uncomfortable in big moments and speculates on what version we'll see in Game 5 (1:00). Next, he chats with The Athletic’s Anthony Slater about Giannis’s ridiculous Finals, Chris Paul’s up-and-down playoffs and what the Warriors will do with Ja…
 
The Packers have some noteworthy big bodies on the defensive line and some noteworthy names at edge rusher. What should we expect from these guys this season? Previewing the defensive line (00:40) The Packers have had question marks on the defensive line for years now, and they don’t appear to be letting up now. Previewing the Packers EDGE rushers …
 
The Packers have a strong offensive line in general, but there are more than a few question marks, too. Will it end up being an asset to the team, or will they have to keep dumping resources into fixing it? Setting expectations for the offensive line (00:22) The Packers have a very good offensive line, but there are some question marks out there to…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on Conor McGregor’s injury in his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, and all the speculation around McGregor's future (0:45) before talking with screenwriter-producer Brad Ingelsby about his industry origins and some of his work, including ‘Out of the Furnace,’ ‘The Way Back,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ [Warning: SPOILERS!]…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on Suns-Bucks Game 2, as well as the dwindling NBA Finals ratings (0:45) before talking to The Ringer’s Wosny Lambre about the Suns seeming to have no holes their game, what to watch for in Game 3 in Milwaukee, where Chris Paul ranks all time among NBA point guards, and more (15:30). Then Ryen talks with actor, comedian…
 
No matter who the Packers’ quarterback is, the Packers will have an abundance of pass catchers on the field pretty much at all times. But having a lot of guys who can catch the ball is one thing. Having good ones? That’s something else entirely. SUPPORT BLUE 58 Donate to our Patreon - For as little as $1 per month, you can access Patreon-only conte…
 
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