Thursday, March 7th, 2019


Kyle Shanahan Joins Chris Simms for Debut of Chris Simms Unbuttoned

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 7, 2019 – NBC Sports presents a new slate of special guests and episodes across several podcasts this week, highlighted by the launch of Chris Simms’ new podcast and digital series Chris Simms Unbuttoned. NBC Sports golf analyst and Emmy-nominated host David Feherty, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, and Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer are among this week’s featured guests.

New episodes of 15 podcasts will be available for download on all major podcast platforms including: NBC Sports’ Scores App, Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.

Following is a sport-by-sport look at what’s on tap:  


  • The Mike Tirico Podcast: This weekly podcast features Mike Tirico’s takes on the biggest news across the sports landscape, as well as interviews with sports commentators and athletes.
    On this week’s episode: With NBC Golf’s coverage of the Arnold Palmer Invitation and the Players Championship up next on the PGA Tour schedule, it’s a perfect time for Mike to be joined by David Feherty to discuss the upcoming events and how the game has changed in recent years. Feherty also lists some of his favorite golfers to watch and touches on the significance of his native Northern Ireland’s first major championship in nearly 70 years as The Open returns to Royal Portrush this July.
    When: Thursday, March 7


  • Chris Simms Unbuttoned: NBC Sports’ Chris Simms examines everything happening in the NFL and around the sports world. Joined by a rotation of NBC Sports hosts Ahmed Fareed, Paul Burmeister and Liam McHugh, Unbuttoned features in-depth Xs and Os analysis; one-on-one interviews with players, coaches, executives, and draft prospects; game recaps and previews; gambling segments; extensive player analysis leading into the NFL Draft; and much more.
    On this week’s episode: For the show’s debut episode, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan joins Chris to discuss their days as teammates at the University of Texas and then talks about his team heading into the 2019 season; New York Giants’ legend Phil Simms also makes his first appearance on Wednesday’s show to talk NFL news with his son.
    When: Multiple times per week
  • PFT PM: Mike Florio has conversations with top names and newsmakers in the NFL, while updating his fans on breaking news and story lines that take place during the day and preparing listeners for what is coming next.
    On this week’s episodes: At the 2019 NFL Combine, Florio sat down with several big league names, including Pittsburgh Steelers’ GM Kevin Colbert, new Cleveland Browns’ head coach Freddie Kitchens, new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, Los Angeles Rams’ head coach Sean McVay, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, and Kansas City Chiefs’ GM Brett Veach.
    When: Multiple times per week
  • The Leisuremen: The Leisuremen podcast features popular personalities/producers Paul Pabst and Andrew Perloff, who bring their entertaining brand of humor, fun, and passion to listeners each week. The show touches on a wide range of topics that go wildly beyond sports – from food, drink, cars, travel, and money to how to properly wear plaid pants.
    On this week’s episode: What mattered at the NFL Combine…What the Cardinals SHOULD do with #1 pick…can you ask a friend to help you move?
    When: Thursday, March 7
  • The Next Pats Podcast: Hosted by NBC Sports Boston’s Phil Perry, The Next Pats Podcast will spend the offseason looking at free-agency, the NFL Draft, and comings and goings within the organization.
    On this week’s episode: Phil Perry looks back at the NFL Draft Combine and talks with Judy Batista of the New York Times; on Wednesday’s episode, Phil takes a second shot at his Patriots seven-round mock draft.
    When: Multiple times per week
  • Boston: Quick Slants: NBC Sports Boston Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran is joined by former Pro Bowl linebacker and Patriots defensive captain Jerod Mayo to break down every game, plus talk about the issues on and off the field with the team.
    On this week’s episode: Tom and Phil Perry talk about all of the Patriots free agents. Also, Miguel Benzan of @Patscap lays out the cap situation.
    When: Wednesday, March 6
    Available here:


  • The 2 Robbies: Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines of every match. Together, the former Premier League players and current NBC Sports analysts provide fans with top-class punditry on the most exciting soccer league in the world.
    On this week’s episode: On Thursday’s episode, Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe recap the midweek European matches focusing on Borussia Dortmund-Tottenham and PSG-Man United in the Champions League followed by Rennes-Arsenal and Chelsea-Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League. On Sunday they review the Premier League weekend highlighted by a crucial matchup in the race for the top four between Arsenal and Manchester United. Plus, the Robbies will discuss where the title race stands after Manchester City host Watford and Liverpool host Burnley.
    When: Thursday, March 7 & Sunday, March 10



  • Letarte on Location: When you’ve spent more than 20 years of your life on the road as a NASCAR crew chief and NBC analyst, you’re bound to meet some interesting characters along the way. Letarte on Location brings you closer to all kinds of personalities that Steve has connected with throughout the years traveling the circuit.
    On this week’s episode: Steve heads to the Waffle House in Cornelius, NC to talk with Doug Yates, the CEO of Roush Yates Engines. The two discuss why the Waffle House means so much to the Yates family, how Roush Yates Engines have shaped the history of NASCAR and what it was like being on different sides of battles between Jeff Gordon & Dale Jarrett.
    When: Friday, March 8


  • The Habershow: NBC Sports national NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh sits down with some of the biggest names in the NBA to share the stories and the numbers behind the bigger games and biggest moments in the league.
    On this week’s episode: Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer joins the show.
    When: Friday, March 8
  • Pro Basketball Talk on NBC Sports: Kurt Helin and the team from ProBasketballTalk at talk all things NBA basketball: news, analysis and even the ridiculous. Regular guests include NBA players and media members.
    On this week’s episodes: Kurt, along with Dan Feldman of NBC Sports, will answer listener/reader questions live in the podcast
    When: Thursday, March 7
  •  College Basketball Talk on NBC Sports: Robert Dauster takes a look at everything happening across college basketball, including a weekly recap of action across the country and each conference, recruiting and looking ahead to the future of the sport.
    On this week’s episodes: On Wednesday, The Athletic’s C.J. Moore, joined the podcast to break down the Jayhawks 14 year Big 12 title streak coming to an end. The two also discussed Duke’s issues without Zion Williamson, the merits of Texas Tech and Kansas State, the best way to handle court-storms, and some of their favorite memories from Championship Week, the madness before The Madness.
    When: Multiple times per week


  • White Sox Talk – Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s trio of White Sox experts Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, and Chris Kamka, the White Sox Talk podcast provides fans with in-depth White Sox discussion on the hottest topics and latest breaking news all year long. In addition, fans can look forward to exclusive one-on-one interviews with White Sox players, coaches, front office execs, along with MLB media insiders from coast-to-coast.
    On this week’s episodes: New catcher James McCann joins the podcast this week to discuss the extensive obstacles his family overcame after having premature twins last year.
    When: Thursday, March 7
    Available here:, or via the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app
  • Cubs Talk – Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s Luke Stuckmeyer, Cubs digital reporter/producer Tony Andracki, along with special appearances by David Kaplan and Kelly Crull, the Cubs Talk podcast provides die-hard Cubs fans with detailed discussion on the hottest topics and latest breaking Cubs news throughout the year.  In addition, fans can look forward to exclusive one-on-one interviews with Cubs players, coaches, front office execs, along with MLB media insiders from coast-to-coast.
    On this week’s episodes: Wednesday’s episode will feature Kelly Crull’s exclusive interview with opening day starter Jon Lester. On Friday, “Cubs Talk” host Luke Stuckmeyer will be joined by MLB Network analyst Dan Plesac.
    When: Wednesday, March 6 & Friday, March 8
    Available here:, or via the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app 


  • Rotoworld Football: From fantasy implications to NFL draft analysis to major events, the Rotoworld Football staff has the NFL landscape covered. Listen as Josh Norris, Evan Silva, Roto Pat, Rich Hribar and Ray Summerlin meet three times each week to give their analysis and opinions on everything happening in the NFL
    On this week’s episode: The four days of athletic testing are complete, so Josh Norris takes you position by position to outline what mattered most to him.
    When: Multiple times per week
    Available here:
  •  Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball: Matt Stroup and Mike Gallagher have you covered from every angle. Joined by Steve “Dr. A” Alexander, Ryan Knaus and the rest of the Rotoworld crew three times a week they cover everything from the latest injuries, waiver wire pickups, DFS strategies and much more!
    On this week’s episodes: On Monday, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy basketball for Week 21. Wednesday’s episode covers a wide range of players while asking one overarching question: Who can we trust in crunch time of the fantasy season? Friday, Mike Gallagher will be hosting his weekly DFS edition of the show.
    When: Monday, March 4; Wednesday, March 6; Friday, March 8
    Available here: