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Thursday, October 31st, 2019

LAMAR JACKSON JOINS THE MIKE TIRICO PODCAST AHEAD OF RAVENS’ WEEK 9 SNF MATCHUP VS. PATRIOTS, HIGHLIGHTING NEW NFL PODCAST EPISODES THIS WEEK

Shaun Wright-Phillips, Alan Shearer, Tim Howard and Ashley Cole Highlight New Premier League on NBC Podcasts This Week

 Team USA Rugby Captain Blaine Scully Joins Alex Corbisiero on The Scrumdown with Alex Corbisiero 

Nationwide Series Champion Clint Bowyer Joins New Episode of Letarte On Location

Patrick Sharp Makes His Debut on Our Line Starts Podcast; Lightning GM Julien BriseBois Joins this Week’s Episode

STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 31, 2019 – Ravens QB Lamar Jackson joins a new episode of The Mike Tirico Podcast this week ahead of Baltimore’s Week 9 matchup against the undefeated New England Patriots on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. 

Additionally, Premier League on NBC headed southwest last week to the “Premier League Mornings Live” fan festival, which took place in Austin, Texas on October 26-27. Former Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, Premier League all-time top goal scorer Alan Shearer, USMNT legend Tim Howard, and former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole join the latest episode of Premier League on NBC to recap the weekend.  

Also this week, Team USA Rugby Captain Blaine Scully joins the latest episode of The Scrumdown with Alex Corbisiero, and Nationwide Series champion Clint Bowyer joins a new episode of Letarte on Location. In addition, NHL on NBC analyst Patrick Sharp joins the Our Line Starts podcast for the first time this NHL season; this week’s Our Line Starts also features Pierre McGuire’s conversation with Lightning GM Julien BriseBois

In all, NBC Sports presents 24 new podcast episodes this week. New episodes for all podcasts will be available for download on all major podcast platforms including: NBCSports.com/podcasts, NBC Sports’ Scores app, Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.

NFL

  • The Mike Tirico Podcast: From the Olympics, to The Open Championship, to the NFL, Mike Tirico has covered some of the biggest sporting events in history. Join him as he shares insights from the broadcast booth and talks with special guests about their careers, sports, and life.
    • On this week’s episodes: Tirico is joined by Ravens QB Lamar Jackson ahead of Baltimore’s Week 9 matchup vs. the Patriots on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Jackson discusses how his mom was essentially his first football coach, the constant suggestions for him to change positions, and why he never wanted to switch away from being a QB. Tirico is also joined by Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio to recap Week 8. They talk about how the 49ers keep winning, Drew Brees’ return, and how Matt Nagy is under fire for the way he handled the end of the Bears’ loss. Afterwards, the crew gets into how Minshew Mania is not stopping yet, Philly’s win over Buffalo, J.J. Watt’s injury, why the Bucs are mad, and why Tony thinks the Saints might be the best team in the NFL.
    • When: Friday, Oct. 25, Sunday, Oct. 27, Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 31

 

  • The Peter King Podcast: The Peter King Podcast is the ultimate destination for all things pro football. Led by one of the most influential storytellers in all of sports media, three-time NSMA Sportswriter of the Year Peter King delivers an access-driven experience that brings fans into the locker room, the press box, and the front office with the biggest influencers in professional football.
    • On this week’s episodes: On Monday, King reflects on his conversation with Texans QB Deshaun Watson after his Favre-like TD pass to beat the Raiders, and with 49ers DE Nick Bosa after another dominating San Francisco win. He then discusses J.J. Watt’s injury, how the Chiefs can’t win at home, why Joe Flacco is mad, and Bill Belichick’s 300th Then, with the trade deadline over, King is joined by Mike Florio to talk about the rumors that the Jets were close to trading away safety Jamal Adams. Plus, King chats with an old friend and colleague, Andy Benoit, about what to make of the Rams, why the 49ers have been so successful, the key to the Patriots defense, and who the best QB is right now.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 28, and Wednesday, Oct. 30

 

  • 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 episode: Florio and Simms debate the best team in the NFC. Afterwards, they discuss Kliff Kingsbury going for it on fourth down, how Richard Sherman finds external motivation, and why OBJ thinks the Browns “shied away” from challenging Stephon Gilmore. Then, they hand out their Week 8 awards and answer questions from their mailbag. Plus, they talk about which Bosa brother is better, how Chris Harris was happy he wasn’t traded, and the NCAA’s stance on the NIL issue.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 28, Tuesday, Oct. 29, Wednesday, Oct. 30, Thursday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 1

 

  • 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 episodes: Simms and Fareed recap all 15 Sunday games of Week 8 and do a deep dive into the Panthers vs. 49ers, and Packers vs. Chiefs game. They discuss Drew Brees’ return, the Patriots’ win, and the Texans’ defense. Then, Simms and Burmeister do a “What The $&*%! Happened?” where they deep dive the best and worst plays of the week. Plus, Phil Simms stops by and gives his input on Mitchell Trubisky.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 28, and Wednesday, Oct. 30

 

  • Rotoworld Football: From fantasy implications to NFL draft analysis to major events, the Rotoworld Football staff has the NFL landscape covered. Listen as Josh NorrisJohn DaigleIan HartitzHayden Winks, and Patrick “RotoPat” Daugherty give their analysis and opinions on everything happening in the NFL.
    • On this week’s episode: Norris calls every blurber on staff so they can breakdown the moments and players from Sundays’ games. They breakdown how the Patriots stayed undefeated and how Deshaun Watson carried his team to victory. Then, Norris, Daigle, and Hartitz discuss the effects of J.J. Watt’s injury to the Texans, the Cardinals trading for Kenyan Drake, and Aaron Rodgers’ success. Afterwards, they dive into waiver wire and give potential waiver options for this week.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 28, Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 31

 

  • 49ers Insider Podcast: 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco brings you comprehensive NFL coverage of all things San Francisco 49ers. Don’t miss weekly in-depth interviews all year long with players, coaches, front office personnel, alumni and fellow media members
    • On this week’s episode: Daniel Brunskill and Justin Skule sit down to talk with Matt Maiocco about their experiences thus far. Then, Maiocco and Laura Britt break down the 49ers’ impressive Week 8 win vs. the Carolina Panthers. Afterwards, general manager John Lynch talks about the team’s approach entering Week 9, updates the team’s injury situation, and looks back to the 2019 draft.
    • When: Tuesday, Oct.29, and Wednesday, Oct. 30

 

  • Redskins Talk: The Redskins Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington’s Redskins Insider JP Finlay and members of the Redskins coverage team, including Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey, along with special guests. The cast brings a fresh and engaging style to interviews with Redskins players, coaches and alumni, as well as experts from around the NFL.
    • On this week’s episode: Finlay, Tischler, and John Keim convene in Ashburn as the Redskins return from their weekend bye. They start by discussing all the guys who might be on the trading block ahead of the trade deadline, Case Keenum’s health, and who could start at QB on Sunday in Buffalo. Then, they call for an emergency pod as Hailey, Finlay, and Tischler talk through the latest Trent Williams developments as well as the team’s lack of trades.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 29

 

  • Tom Curran’s Patriots Talk Podcast:  NBC Sports Boston Patriots Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down every game, plus talk about the issues on and off the field with the team.
    • On this week’s episode: Curran and Matt Cassel react to the NFL trade deadline moves, what the future might hold for Tom Brady on the Patriots and break down what they predict the Patriots will see from the Ravens on both sides of the ball this week. Then, Phil Perry joins the show to look ahead to Sunday night’s game against the Ravens, which might be the Patriots first real challenge of the season.
    • When: Multiple times per week

 

  • Eagle Eye: Rueben Frank and Dave Zangaro break down the key matchups, and discuss the key topics and issues surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles.
    • On this week’s latest episode: On the latest Eagle Eyepodcast, Frank and Zangaro are joined by Ray Didinger to discuss the Eagles trading for Genard Avery, the most surprising and disappointing players midway through the season, and the upcoming game this week against the Bears.
    • When: Multiple times per week

 

  • Under Center Podcast: Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s team of Bears/NFL experts, the Under Center Podcastfeatures lively discussion on the hottest pro football topics of the day, along with exclusive interviews with Bears players, coaches, and local/national NFL media members. New episodes of the Under Center Podcast and can be found daily throughout the week at NBCSportsChicago.com/podcasts or via the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app.
    • On this week’s episode: Laurence Holmes is joined by Olin KreutzMatt ForteLance Briggs, and Alex Brown to discuss whether Matt Nagy and the Bears have lost faith in Mitchell Trubisky and if they should consider a trade for a new quarterback. Then, Olin talks about how the Bears are not a good football team right now, and question if David Montgomery taught Nagy a lesson. Afterwards, JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis, and John Mullin have a long discussion about Mitchell Trubisky and expectations for him now that he has made 32 starts in his career. In addition, the three dive into his leadership and evaluate his body language during the Charger’s game. Then, JJ and NBC Sports Philly Eagles insider, Dave Zangaro preview the upcoming game against the Eagles
    • When: Monday, Oct. 28, Thursday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 2


SOCCER

  • 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: The two Robbies are live from the “Premier League Mornings Live” Fan Fest in Austin to review Matchweek 10 of the Premier League. The two discuss Liverpool’s win over Tottenham, Arsenal’s draw with Crystal Palace, Man United’s win at Norwich, Man City’s win against Aston Villa, and Christian Pulisic’s breakout performance against Burnley. Plus, they break down Leicester’s historic win at Southampton. Afterwards, the two Robbies share their favorite moments from the fan fest alongside the thousands of fans in Austin, Texas.
    • When: Sunday, Oct. 27

 

  • Premier League on NBC: NBC Sports’ Premier League newest podcast features interviews with the biggest names in the PL, a collection of spirited in-studio debates with Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe, Kyle Martino, and Rebecca Lowe and features exclusive on site-interviews and access with Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux.
    • On this week’s episode: Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle, and Robbie Mustoe recap a weird and wonderful “Premier League Mornings Live” Fan Fest live from Austin. They are joined by Premier League Legends and many special guests. Former player Shaun Wright-Phillips, all time Premier League top goal scorer Alan Shearer, and USMNT legend Tim Howard talk about the global growth of the game, Chelsea legend Ashley Cole talks about Frank Lampard’s faith in young talent, and WWE Superstar Sheamus brings his passion for Liverpool.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 28

 

HOCKEY

  • Our Line Starts: The NHL on NBC crew reacts to the latest news, debates the hottest topics, and tells the best stories from their playing days. Plus – extended interviews with key figures from around the league.
    • On this week’s episode: Patrick Sharp makes his podcast debut along Kathryn Tappen and Keith Jones. They discuss the pros and cons of Roman Josi’s massive extension, whether Alex Ovechkin hit a nerve with his comments about the Leafs, and the recent trend of veteran players getting healthy scratched. Then, Pierre McGuire sits down with Lightning GM Julien BriseBoise, as he tells his interesting story of how he started in sports. Afterwards, Jones and Sharp tell their best Halloween stories, which includes a player in Dallas practicing in his Conon O’Brien costume from the night before.
    • When: Wednesday, Oct. 30

 

NASCAR 

  • NASCAR on NBC Podcast: Host Nate Ryan interviews NASCAR stars and insiders each week. Ryan also discusses the latest NASCAR news, including a weekly recap of races, and looks ahead to what’s next in the sport.
    • On this week’s episode: Dale Jarrett discusses how Martin Truex Jr. will handle the next two races and why Truex already is DJ’s championship favorite. Then, he talks about Kyle Busch’s slump, if teams should get involved in driver disagreements, if NASCAR should follow the lead of other professional sports on disciplining agitators, the Hamlin-Logano rivalry, and what can be done to ensure there are more than three lead changes in each of the Martinsville races next year.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 28

 

  • 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 Letartehas connected with throughout the years traveling the circuit.
    • On this week’s episode: Letarte is on location from the historic Martinsville Speedway for an in-depth conversation with one of the most colorful personalities in all of NASCAR, Clint Bowyer. The two discuss Clint’s career, the various teams he competed with, his championship win in the Xfinity Series, and how he recently made headlines by signing a contract extension with Stewart-Haas Racing. Plus, the 10-time Cup Series race winner also shares some of his favorite stories from the track.
    • When: Wednesday, Oct. 30

 

RUGBY 

  • The Scrumdown with Alex Corbisiero: Hosted by Alex Corbisiero, The Scrum Down features regular guest Jonathan Fisher and input from other current Premiership Rugby players. A conversation on all things Rugby related from a player’s point of view.
    • On this week’s episode: USA Men’s Eagles captain Blaine Scully joins Alex in the studio to recap the Semi-Finals. Then, Alex and Blaine preview the Finals matchup between England and South Africa and give their predictions on the game. Afterwards, Blaine breaks down USA’s performance at the World Cup, and discusses what the future of rugby looks like in the United States.
    • When: Sunday, Oct. 27

 

BASEBALL

  • 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 episode: Chuck Garfien, Chris Kamka, and Ryan McGuffey talk about Gerrit Cole and if he is worth the risk for the White Sox. Then, Chuck speaks with die-hard White Sox fan, Marian Scheffler. She tells stories about coming into contact with Babe Ruth, watching a game on the field at Comiskey Park, why Luke Appling was her favorite White Sox player, living in Chicago during the Great depression, and the awe of seeing television for the first time in the 1940’s.
    • When: Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 31

 

  • Cubs Talk: Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s Cubs experts David Kaplan and Tony Andracki, 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 episodeKelly Crullgoes 1-on-1 with the new Cubs manager, David Ross. Then, David Kaplan gives his thoughts on the biggest question marks of the current roster and what possible free agents the team may target during the offseason. Plus, the crew talks about what they learned from the World Series.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 28, Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Friday, Nov. 1

 

  • At the Yard: Ricky Bottalico and Corey Seidman discuss the offseason news surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies.
    • On this week’s episode: Bottalico and Seidman discuss how Joe Girardi won his introduction press conference.
    • When: Multiple times per week

 

BASKETBALL 

  • 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 as they cover everything from the latest injuries, waiver wire pickups, DFS strategies and much more!
    • On this week’s episode: Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander highlight some of the most intriguing waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops. Then, Jared Johnson, Tommy Beer, and Ryan Knaus join Matt and Steve for a look at some of the trends defining the early days of the NBA season. They discuss what to do without slumping stars including Mike Conley and Chris Paul, and what we can expect from early-season sensations Kelly Oubre, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 28, Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Friday, Nov. 1

 

  • 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 biggest games and biggest moments in the league
    • On this week’s episode: Ted Leonsis, majority owner of the Washington Wizards and Mystics, joins Tom as they focus on the innovations coming out of D.C. The two discuss gaming, the first sportsbook in an NFL/NBA/MLB/NHL sports arena, and the unique front office structure of esports. Then, Ted takes shots at LeBron and players who choose to be third wheels.
    • When: Friday, Nov. 1

 

  • College Basketball Talk on NBC SportsRobert 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 episode: Robert Dauster is joined by VCU head coach Mike Rhoades to talk through whether his team will be able to shoot this year and stories from VCU’s run to the Final Four. Then, Scott Phillips joins Dauster to walk through the final preview podcast of the preseason, the SEC.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 31

 

  • The Michael Holley Podcast: Michael Holley of NBC Sports Boston is launching his Lifestyle Podcast with a wide variety of guests from athletes, musicians, coaches, politicians, chefs, business leaders, and other cultural contributors. Topics include pop-culture, music, food, fashion, health trends and much more.
    • On this week’s episode: Holley is joined by his longtime friend, Michael Smith, to discuss everything from Smith’s new job, his time at ESPN, and the way things went down in the end and how he was impacted. Plus, they talk about what lies ahead for the former Boston Globe writer.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 28

 

  • Sixers Talk: Danny Pommells and Paul Hudrick break down the key matchups, and discuss the key topics and issues surrounding the Sixers.
    • On this week’s episode: Pommells and Hudrick discuss the Sixers advancing to 3-0, how poor officiating is running rampant through the NBA, and Tobias Harris’ miserable game against the Atlanta Hawks.
    • When: Multiple times per week

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