NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

1.      Shek is joined in Studio 66 by future HOFer LaDanian Tomlinson and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison to discuss Johnny Manziel's behavior, what to expect from Philip Rivers in 2013, supporting Tony Romo and Harrison's Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary team.

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Dameshek is joined by Around The League editor Gregg Rosenthal to discuss Patriots coach Bill Belichick's comments on Aaron Hernandez and more hot topics from NFL training camps. Plus, fantasy geniuses Michael Fabiano and Marcas Grant provide a comprehensive fantasy football breakdown of players in the AFC East and NFC West. 

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Shek & Rank catch up with the NFL’s all-time best WR, Jerry Rice, to talk about the 2013 49ers, Colin Kaepernick’s choice in caps, the possibility of Calvin Johnson breaking his records, and how he avoided having to dive to catch passes. Handsome Hank and ‘Around The League’ scribe Marc Sessler also drop by to discuss whether high-profile quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees & Tony Romo will win a future Super Bowl.

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On day two at the Tahoe Celebrity Golf tournament, Dameshek is joined by an all-star lineup of guests: NBA legend Charles Barkley, quarterback guru Trent Dilfer, voice of Super Bowl XLVIII broadcaster Joe Buck, Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry. Have a listen, won't you? 

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#DDFP hits the road at the Tahoe Celebrity Golf tournament as Dameshek chats with recently-retired Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher about life after the NFL, most difficult players to tackle and just how good the Bears should be this season. Podcast favorite and Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk then joins the show to discuss the best and worst case scenario for the Packers this season and sings a duet of "Man in the Mirror" with Shek. Plus, former Pittsburgh Steelers great Jerome Bettis shares his thoughts on the AFC North and the best mode of transportation. 

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Shek and Rank are joined by NFL Network colleague and co-host of “American Ninja Warrior,” Akbar Gbajabiamila, for a rangy “Inside Out” conversation. Topics included: Chip Kelly's influence on the NFL; the lack of privacy in the locker room; dealing with teammates with questionable pasts; and which teams stand no chance of reaching the Super Bowl in 2013. “Around The League” scribes Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler and Chris Wesseling jump in for the weekly “ATL Debate Club” to sample Vegemite and break down the AFC South and West as training camp draws near.  

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Shek and Rank kibitz with Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen about his worthy charity (, the 2013 Minnesota Vikings, playing outdoors, and which NFL mascots he could defeat in a fight. The fellas also welcome former Viking/current Raiders punter Chris Kluwe into Studio 66 to talk about his new book, “Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies,” his vocal support of gay rights, his band, road trip songs and kickers being too good. In addition, Around The League scribe Marc Sessler and Handsome Hank stop by for producer Black Tie's latest “Black List,” with topics including this summer's best sports story and Colin Kaepernick wearing a Miami Dolphins cap. Lastly, we end the podcast with a tune from Chris Kluwe's band, Tripping Icarus, titled "Misery." 

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Americans Shek and Rank celebrate the birth of the nation as British import Handsome Hank mostly sits in anguished silence. Among the show's breezy subjects:  the NFL's greatest uniform bracket, Rank's football movie bracket (both available on and the return of the Adam Rank Gridiron Podcast for Kids, with special guest Jack Youngblood. The week’s podcasting action wraps up with another spirited edition of the “ATL Debate Club” with hosts Chris Wesseling and Gregg Rosenthal previewing NFL training camps. 

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Shek and Rank welcome Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano into Studio 66 to discuss the Bucs' remade secondary, surviving the rugged NFC South, replacing a "players' coach" in Raheem Morris, good road trip songs and the Bucs' best uniform. Handsome Hank then stops by to play “Who's Got More Twitter Followers” and to debate which division would win a divisional version of the Pro Bowl. Black Tie offers his the latest shout out.

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