NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program (podcast)

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Matt Harmon and Matt "Franchise" Franciscovich to discuss their earliest football memories, update the classic, yet outdated '85 Bears reference and weigh in on some Week 2 fantasy advice. Then, EmmaVP reads her Week 2 "TV Guide" descriptions for the biggest matchups of the week for the fellas to then preview and make their picks. Plus, Sideline Savy catches up with LaMarr Woodley to discuss his involvement in NFL Network's Tackle My Ride series.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Maurice Jones-Drew to recap all of the most compelling storylines from Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season, discussing if the Rams will continue to be successful this year and whether or not Adrian Peterson will remain on the Saints' roster this season. Then, Colleen Wolfe joins the fellas for another Q&A session, answering questions from Packers DE Mike Daniels, Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes and members of the Shek Republic. They tackle whether or not Odell Beckham Jr. is the Giants' "Jenga piece" and if tank tops are acceptable for grown men to wear when they're not working out.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:13am PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Matt "Money" Smith and Cynthia Frelund to finish previewing the NFC North, AFC South and NFC South divisions ahead of kickoff. Also, Shek gives his highly anticipated prediction for the Steelers' record this season and asks the group for their 2017 NFL playoffs final four. Lastly, in the Week 1 edition of Red Challenge Flag Picks, EmmaVP premieres her new "NFL TV Guide" summaries for the biggest matchups of the week.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:20pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Maurice Jones-Drew to discuss why he truly believes the Chiefs have the coaching advantage this week. The fellas also preview the AFC North, predicting where each team will finish within the division. Then, Colleen Wolfe joins the guys in the return of the DDFP "Q&A" segment, where the group responds to questions from Marcedes Lewis, Martellus Bennett and Chad Kelly. Plus, Shek talks with Antonio Brown ahead of his Week 1 matchup vs. Cleveland and which Steelers players are on the rise.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:42pm PST

Dave Dameshek, Cynthia Frelund and Handsome Hank preview the NFC East and NFC West and give their predictions on who will win in each division. Also, the fellas and Cynthia provide their thoughts on how Joe Haden and Vance McDonald will fit in with the Pittsburgh Steelers this season. Then, Shek and the gang go division-by-division picking their favorite and least favorite uniforms.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm PST

Dave Dameshek and Matt Harmon rank the AFC East and determine if any team has a chance to unseat the New England Patriots as division leader. Then, Washington Redskins safety Will Blackmon joins the show to kibitz with Shek about the Game of Thrones finale, his love of wine and the 'Skins chances of winning the NFC East. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:13pm PST

Dave Dameshek, Handsome Hank and Matt "Franchise" Franciscovich discuss the best hypothetical player-for-player trades in the NFL in response to the news of Kyrie Irving being traded to the Celtics. Then, the fellas break down the AFC West, predicting how each team will finish within the division. Plus, Shek talks with NFL Films' Keith Cossrow about the current season of Hard Knocks and how the producers find and choose the most compelling stories each week.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:46pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Maurice Jones-Drew, Cynthia Frelund and Washington Redskins safety Will Blackmon to discuss the risks associated with the NFL Preseason in response to Odell Beckham Jr.'s injury against the Browns. Also, the fellas and Cynthia determine the worst current QB with whom Bill Belichick could still win a Super Bowl. Then, the guys recap the latest episode of Game of Thrones and participate in another edition of "Surprise Game Show."

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:04pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Los Angeles Chargers' outside linebacker Melvin Ingram and safety Tre Boston at their training camp facility in Costa Mesa, California. Shek asks them about the "fight for LA," if the AFC west is theirs for the taking and if Joey Bosa will have more sacks than Ingram. Plus, AM570's Beto Duran joins the show to kibitz more with Shek about the 2017 Los Angeles Chargers.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:29pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Cynthia Frelund and former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz to discuss Ezekiel Elliott's suspension and how his absence will affect the team this season. Then, the "10-Ft Pole" segment returns, as the fellas and Cynthia determine whether or not they believe Trubisky will start more games than Glennon, if Russell Wilson could be the 2017 MVP and if Mahomes could start a game for the Chiefs this year. Lastly, producers Sully, Spaghetti and Sideline Savy wrap up the show with their weekly Game of Thrones recap.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:58pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Chargers CB Casey Hayward, Rams punter Johnny Hekker and Rams WR Cooper Kupp at the L.A. teams' joint training camp practice in Irvine, California. Shek and Casey talk about the fights that broke out at camp and who he would line up against on the Raiders. Then, Hekker details his pep talks as well as his thoughts on kicking barefoot. Lastly, Cooper Kupp discusses his experience working with Coach McVay. Plus, a fan joins the show and Shek tests his knowledge of the DDFP.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:51pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and CBS Sports' Will Brinson to discuss the impact of Jay Cutler signing with the Dolphins and whether or not they can still be a playoff team this year. The fellas also rank the QBs in the NFC South and name the worst rules across all professional sports. Then, Shek attempts to resolve a workplace dispute among producers Sully, Eddie Spaghetti and sideline reporter Savy, before finally turning the episode over to them, as they recap the most recent episode of Game of Thrones.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:19pm PST

Shek fought through the pain much like Ronnie Lott or Jack Youngblood have, to podcast laying flat on his back tucked in his bed. Resident Miami Dolphins fan, Handsome Hank, was kind enough to kibitz with the ailing Shek about Ryan Tannehill's balky knee and potential quarterback replacements if he did get injured. Plus, a bonus update on the DDFP Game of Game of Thrones fantasy league at the end of the show by Eddie Spaghetti, Sideline Savy and Sully. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:14pm PST

Dave Dameshek was joined by NFL Network's own and class of 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner and Terrell Davis. Shek spoke with them about their journey to becoming Hall of Fame players including their most memorable plays in their careers. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:30pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Cole Wright and Cynthia Frelund to go division by division in the "Davey Downer" segment predicting which teams in the NFC they believe are definitely not going to make the playoffs this season.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:15pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Patrick Claybon and Cynthia Frelund to discuss their list of reasons why the New England Patriots won’t end up winning the Super Bowl this year, detailing some of the challenges the team will face. Also, Shek explains why he thinks the Dolphins could potentially win the AFC East in 2017. Then, in the new "Davey Downer" segment, the fellas and Cynthia go division by division predicting which teams in the AFC they believe are definitely not going to make the playoffs this season.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:48pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Ike Taylor and junior welterweight boxer Regis Prograis to discuss Le'Veon Bell's contract negotiations and his future with the Steelers now that he is still without a long term deal. Ike spoke with Bell about his mindset going forward and provides his own insight into when a deal could eventually happen. Also, Shek asks Regis about the upcoming Mayweather vs. McGregor fight and how long he could last in the ring with Mike Tyson. Lastly, the fellas answer questions submitted by Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes and Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:17am PST

Dave Dameshek and actor Brian Baumgartner were joined by All or Nothing: A season with the Los Angeles Rams director Shannon Furman who gave them an inside look at creating the show for Amazon. She also told yet another funny story about dinosaur non-believer Will Hayes, gave her firsthand account on the day Jeff Fisher was fired and explained how her relationship with the Rams players developed. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:59pm PST

Dave Dameshek is first joined by Cynthia Frelund and Redskins safety Will Blackmon to talk about Kirk Cousins' future in Washington and which of the teams he's played for has the best uniforms and local food. Also, Michael Fabiano joins the show to break down the season premiere of Game of Thrones and provide his projections based on the Week 1 results of the 2nd annual "Game of Game of Thrones." Then, Shek is joined by Chargers RB Melvin Gordon to talk about his expectations for his team this season, how often he hits the gym and his living situation in Los Angeles.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:26pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by actor Brian Baumgartner to discuss his Green Bay Packers fandom, if grown men should wear NFL jerseys and Brian's time on The Office. Then, Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer calls in to talk about the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, the true definition of a "player's coach," as well as his head coach, Bruce Arians' use of colorful language. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Dave Dameshek is first joined by Matt "Money" Smith and Texans wide receiver Braxton Miller to discuss his versatility as a player, his relationship with coach Bill O'Brien and his experience learning the offense as a rookie. Then, Shek is joined by Cynthia Frelund and Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. to talk about the best defenses of this century, the best CB duos and his excitement for the new season of Game of Thrones. Plus, Cynthia does a special Chris Harris Jr. edition of "Cynthesize It!"

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:49pm PST

Dave Dameshek and actor Brian Baumgartner are joined by former NFL linebacker A.J. Hawk to kibitz about his new job at FS1, the second year of Amazon's "All or Nothing: A Season with the Los Angeles Rams" and the Hawk family tailgating rituals. Plus, Shek and the guys also played The Elimination Chamber: Decades of Music.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

Dave Dameshek and actor Brian Baumgartner are joined by "All or Nothing" coordinating producer Keith Cossrow to discuss everything about "All or Nothing" with the Los Angeles Rams, including what it was like to be there when Jeff Fisher was fired, how Jon Hamm has become perfect in his role on the show and if the crew becomes invested in the team. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:30am PST

Relive some of the greatest moments from the DDFP's "Special Events" shows of the past year, beginning with Dave Dameshek's visit to L.A. Rams training camp all the way through our Super Bowl LI show from Houston, Texas. Shek also revisits our celebration of the show's 500th episode, the exciting conclusion of Pie-Off V and the annual honoring of "Best Non-Football-Playing Guest" and "Best Fruit" at the 2016 Sheky Awards.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by actor Brian Baumgartner to discuss the rise and fall of the 2016 Los Angeles Rams as depicted in Amazon's second season of All or Nothing. The guys hone in on Jeff Fisher's firing and discuss what must've been going on in the minds of the coaching staff and the players when he was fired mid-season. Also, the guys delve into the realities of how teams stay motivated during a losing season and the development of Jared Goff as we get closer to the start of his second year.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:03am PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Ike Taylor and Colleen Wolfe for another Q&A session where they answer football and "game of life" questions from the fans and NFL players. 1. Which QB who lost his last SB is most likely to win another? 2. What's the best animated film of all-time? 3. Will the Packers make the Super Bowl this year? 4. What's the best sporting event for a date? 5. Would you still start Brady over Rodgers at this point in their careers? 6. What do you think of today's generation of music?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:10pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss Money's new job with the Chargers and determine whether his new team or the Rams will ultimately win over L.A. sports fans. Also, the fellas and Cynthia debate whether Dak Prescott or Derek Carr will reach the most Super Bowls and who has the tougher division. Then, in this edition of "Cynthesize It!" Cynthia breaks down her analytics-based prediction for the order of the final ten players on the "Top 100" list. Lastly, Alex Gelhar joins the show to participate in a TV show themed "Elimination Chamber."

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:48am PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Ike Taylor and New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan to engage in another Q&A session where they respond to questions from fans and current NFL players. 1. Who are your top 5 players of 2017? 2. What superhero or villain best represents your style of play? 3. Does any team have a better pass rushing duo than Bosa and Ingram? 4. Should fans and players root for their divisional foes after they're eliminated from contention? 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Colleen Wolfe and Ike Taylor to answer the most pressing football and "game of life" questions presented by members of the Shek Republic and current NFL players. 1. If the Ravens get Decker where would you rank their offense in the AFC North? 2. Will the Falcons' secondary return to dominance in 2017? 3. What's the biggest animal you could take in a fight? 4. Who has the best defense of all time? 5. If you could create an expansion team for any sport, where would they be located and what would be their mascot?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:46pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Ross Tucker and Handsome Hank to discuss if the Patriots qualify as the NFL's "super team" and the attitude differences among the league's most popular fan bases. Then, in the "The Food Block," Shek challenges Ross to make good on a doughnut-related claim from last summer. Also, in our new segment, "Let's Be Brief" the fellas attempt to speedily answer a series of football and "game of life" questions. Plus, the guys are joined by a surprise guest who happens to have a killer Ross Tucker impression.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:23pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by some very talented analysts from across NFL Media, all of whom happen to be women. Kay Adams, Cynthia Frelund and Colleen Wolfe sit down with Shek to talk about the nuances of the new celebration rules and what changes they would personally implement in 2017. Also, the ladies talk about the loudest sports venues and review Dave's pick for the first Sheky category of the year, best doughnut. Lastly, Cynthia, Colleen and Kay describe how they each got to where they are today in their careers and offer advice to those who also want to work in sports.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:20am PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Ike Taylor and Colleen Wolfe to answer the best football and game of life questions from current players as well as members of the Shek Republic. The fellas and Colleen debate which QB drafted since 2010 will be considered the best 25 years from now, as well as which players from the 2017 Draft will ultimately make it into the Hall of Fame. Lastly, in the "game of life" category, Ike and Colleen talk about which summer movies they are most looking forward to seeing and the best brunch foods.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:40pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Marc Istook and Patrick Claybon to discuss the NBA Finals, their "life résumé" accolades and whether or not the 2016 College All-Americans could beat the 2016 Atlanta Falcons. Also, in another edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" the fellas talk about the positives and negatives facing the Tennessee Titans ahead of the 2017 NFL season. Plus, the guys participate in a coaching-themed surprise game show and discuss the best comedy movies of the past few decades. Lastly, Shek reads responses from members of the Shek Republic about which all-time NFL teams and players fell short of high expectations.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:20pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Cynthia Frelund, Matt "Money" Smith and Maurice Jones-Drew to discuss the NFL teams that famously fell short of expectations in response to the latest news regarding Tiger Woods and his decline from the top. The fellas and Cynthia also preview the upcoming NBA Finals and determine if the 1989 All-NBA team would beat the 2017 squad. Then, thanks to MJD's return, the guys discuss the next season of Game of Thrones and debate the best format for this year's fantasy league. Lastly, in this edition of "Cynthesize It!" Cynthia breaks down why she believes DeAndre Hopkins will have an impressive 2017 season.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:21pm PST

Dave Dameshek turns it over to two of our DDFP favorites, Ike Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew, for Vol. 1 of their best moments on the show from this past season. From the time the guys co-hosted the show in Shek's absence to their fantastic commentary during Joe Buck's visit, Ike and Maurice have clearly proven they are deserving of the "Best of" treatment. Relive MJD's emotional draft story, gain some valuable game of life advice from Dear Ikey and perhaps even indulge in some football analysis with the help of "Ike's Corner Corner." 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:01am PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Cynthia Frelund to react to the latest 2017 NFL rule changes. Also, in response to the league relaxing rules on celebrations, Dave tells the story of when Adam Carolla invented an infamous touchdown "celebration" later used by Doug Baldwin for Tom Cruise and Jon Hamm. Then, in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" the fellas and Cynthia look at the positives and negatives facing both the Ravens and Browns. Lastly, for "Cynthesize It!" Cynthia makes the case for Matthew Stafford being better than Big Ben. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:04pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by the first couple of Philadelphia sports, Colleen Wolfe and John Gonzalez, to discuss Philly fans' booing philosophy, and rank the city's true sports rivals. Also, in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" Colleen and John predict where the Eagles will finish in the NFC East this season. Then, EmmaVP reads Shek's "internal" memo to the producers, where he shows his true colors in defining a new code of conduct for show production in the offseason. Plus, another Producer Conference, covering the NBA, rompers for men and best movie theater treats!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Bald Bryan to discuss Colin Kaepernick's future and where he could realistically land in response to the rumors of interest from Seattle. Then, the fellas revisit Bald Bryan's ongoing list of "actor redundancies" and review some of the greatest movie streaks by prominent actors, highlighting Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks. Plus, Producer Sully provides his latest football player-food comparison list, this time drawing parallels between defenders and popular snack foods.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:14pm PST

Dave Dameshek is first joined by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril to discuss his team's dominant defense and how they plan to bounce back in 2017. Also, Shek asks Cliff about Earl Thomas being the Seahawks' "jenga piece" and gets his insider's perspective on the Richard Sherman trade rumors. Then, in response to Shek referring to Philip Rivers as a "borderline" Hall of Famer on NFL Network's Top 100 reaction show, Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward joins the show to defend his teammate. Plus, Casey weighs in on how the Chargers plan to win the AFC West this season and details his Los Angeles moving plans.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:30am PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Michael Fabiano and Cynthia Frelund to discuss Fabs' recently released list of the Top 200 Players for 2017. The fellas and Cynthia talk about the potential strategy the Raiders will utilize with the return of Marshawn Lynch, as well as the impact Eddie Lacy could have in Seattle. Also, the guys determine which running backs are prime for breakout 2017 seasons, highlighting Jordan Howard's performance so far in Chicago. Lastly, with LeGarrette Blount's future still being uncertain, the guys discuss the best potential landing spots for him this season.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Patrick Claybon to discuss the news of Jamaal Charles signing with the Denver Broncos and how this affects C.J. Anderson going forward. The guys also debate which newly relocated running back, including Jamaal Charles, Marshawn Lynch, Adrian Peterson and Mike Gillislee, will have the most success in 2017. Then, the fellas react to the list of players revealed so far from the "Top 100 Players of 2017" and discuss if Alex Smith deserves his current spot. Plus, the guys rank the Star Wars movies in honor of May the 4th!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:26pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Matt "Money" Smith and Cynthia Frelund to break down the 2017 NFL Draft, beginning with the Chicago Bears' controversial pick of Mitchell Trubisky. Also, Dave details his positive experience in Philadelphia, while also calling out Philly fans for inadvertently booing themselves during speeches from the Commissioner and Drew Pearson. Then, the fellas and Cynthia discuss the Chargers' impressive picks and commend the Browns and Jets for not reaching for QBs this year. Lastly, Money declares the Chiefs as one of his Draft losers and the guys talk about the best potential fits for Jay Cutler now that the Draft is complete.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:39pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Good Morning Football hosts Kay Adams and Kyle Brandt from the Logan Hotel in Philadelphia to review the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Also, Shek asks Kay and Kyle about their Chicago Bears fandom and how they feel about the team selecting Mitchell Trubisky. Then, Kay and Kyle describe their "Life Resumes" as well as their career paths in media. Lastly, Shek poses his latest elimination style game to Kay and Kyle, as they rank pizza, TV, sex and their own favorite activity.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:19am PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Ike Taylor in Philadelphia, the site of the 2017 NFL Draft, to interview the top players selected in the first round, including Deshaun Watson, Leonard Fournette, Mitchell Trubisky, Jamal Adams and Jonathan Allen. The fellas ask the NFL's newest rookies about their emotions leading up to being drafted and how they plan to contribute to their teams in 2017. The guys also interview Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin to discuss the impact his former player, Myles Garrett will have on the Cleveland Browns' defense.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:27pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Ike Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew as they answer some of the most pressing questions from you, the fans! Ike lays out his top Draft sleepers, and dishes out some solid romance advice while MJD talks about what it’s like for athletes to play through injury, and what he thinks of the Jaguars draft strategy.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:14pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank to discuss the 2017 NFL schedule being released today as they broke down the games week by week. Shek and Hank also played a game of Over/Undies and have a Mock Draft of Things: fictional football players edition. Then, Shek is joined by Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown who spoke about Tony Romo retiring, Tom Savage playing quarterback and blocking J.J. Watt.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:47pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Patrick Claybon and Marc Istook to discuss the worst five quarterback situations in the NFL and who their top QBs are in the upcoming NFL Draft. Shek and the fellas also debate the best and worst regional foods in America. Then, Shek is joined by Ryan Shazier to talk about the passing of Steelers owner and chairman Dan Rooney, the team's loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, and his 2014 NFL Draft story.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:56pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Cynthia Frelund to discuss the latest news regarding a Marshawn Lynch trade and to participate in another Producer Conference. Shek and Cynthia answer questions about Jarvis Landry's comments about sweeping the Patriots this year, the impact of analytics on the NFL Draft and Shek's recent beverage of choice. Then, Shek is joined by Malcolm Jenkins to talk about the toughest wide receivers to cover and how much of a challenge the Giants will be now that they have Brandon Marshall. Plus, Malcolm details his 2009 Draft experience, picks his winners for the first round of the NHL playoffs, and also weighs in on the Joe Mixon debate.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:17pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Matt "Franchise" Franciscovich and Marcas Grant to discuss Franchise's top running back prospects and their potential fantasy impact during the 2017 season. Also, the guys talk about whether they would rather have a green jacket from the Masters or a gold jacket from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Then, the fellas determine their top 10 sporting moments since 1980, beginning with the Miracle on Ice. Plus, in this edition of "Surprise Game Show," the guys try to list as many QBs as they can that started at least one game during the 2016 NFL regular season. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:43pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Matt "Money" Smith and Cynthia Frelund to discuss the possibility of Marshawn Lynch coming out of retirement, Christian McCaffrey's NFL player comparison and how the game of dodgeball reveals a lot about one's character. Also, in the return of "Surprise Game Show" the fellas and Cynthia name as many QBs as they can that started at least 100 games for one team. Plus, Shek and Money look at the positives and negatives facing the Chicago Bears ahead of 2017 in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full." Lastly, the guys weigh in Seahawks GM John Schneider's comments regarding a potential trade of Richard Sherman.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:53pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Bucky Brooks and Elliot Harrison to discuss the news of Tony Romo's retirement and whether or not he will ultimately make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The fellas also talk about the impact of Romo's retirement on the rest of the teams in need of a starter. Then, in a game of "Cutty, Kap or Draft" the guys debate what the Texans should do at the QB position this season. Plus, Shek asks Bucky, "What's up with Scouts?" in search of answers about how they missed on successful QBs like Tony Romo, Tom Brady and Kurt Warner. Lastly, Bucky gives a quick breakdown of each of his Top 3 QB prospects available in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:34pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Chris Wesseling to discuss if the addition of Marshawn Lynch would make the Raiders the Super Bowl favorites, as well as the overall impact he could have on the team. The fellas also talk about the latest uniform and logo updates and discuss which teams should go back to their old jerseys. Plus, the winner of the Best All-Time NFL Position Group Bracket is announced! Lastly, Bleacher Report's Doug Farrar joins the show to debate both the political and on-the-field issues surrounding Colin Kaepernick with Wess, as well as determine where he may be a good fit for the 2017 NFL season.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:13pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Cynthia Frelund, Handsome Hank and Matt "Money" Smith to participate in another Producers Conference, answering questions from behind-the-glass about the Raiders' big move to Las Vegas, Marshawn Lynch's future and dream Vegas performer residencies. Cynthia also reviews and analyzes some of Shek's picks from his "League of Leagues" draft. Plus, EmmaVP reveals the final matchup in Shek's Best NFL Position Group Bracket. Lastly, Shek talks with Steelers legend "Mean" Joe Greene about the Steel Curtain, playing for Chuck Noll and the dominance of the 21st century Patriots.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:59pm PST

Dave Dameshek talks to Pittsburgh Steelers legend "Mean" Joe Greene about the dominance of the 1970's Steel Curtain and whether they were the best defense of all-time. Greene also discusses the legacy of his former coach Chuck Noll and what it was like to play for him. Shek also asks Joe about his favorite teammate and some of his memories from the 1979 season. Lastly, Greene weighs in on the 21st century New England Patriots and how they're able to maintain their excellence year after year.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Cynthia Frelund and Gregg Rosenthal to discuss the Patriots' many offseason moves and determine whether or not anyone can beat them in 2017. The fellas and Cynthia also talk about Ben Roethlisberger's comments on his retirement and why they may need to be taken more seriously. Also, Dave brings back the "Song Draft" to select his next tune, as well as critique the choices made by his guests and behind-the-glass. Lastly, the guys weigh in on the Elite 8 matchups of the Best Position Group Bracket and EmmaVP reveals the Final Four contenders.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:07pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank to discuss FBI Director James Comey's hatred for the New England Patriots, as well as determine the very worst day of the sports year. The fellas also discuss the remaining unsigned quarterbacks and whether they would rather have Jay Cutler or Colin Kaepernick on their team in 2017. Then, Fantasy Hipster Matt Harmon joins the show to discuss the positives and negatives facing the Jacksonville Jaguars ahead of the 2017 season in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full." Lastly, Shek sits down with Julian Edelman to talk about his game day routine, his spectacular Super Bowl catch and charitable plans for his facial hair.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:05pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank for another edition of the DDFP Producer Conference, in which the fellas answer football and game of life questions from behind-the-glass. The guys also welcome back Producer Sully and review the results of round one of Shek's Best All-Time Position Group bracket. A sampling of today's questions:

1. Would Darrelle Revis be a good fit for the Steelers?

2. Will the Browns win a Super Bowl in Shek's lifetime?

3. How much did Shek pay in taxes back in 2005?

Direct download: 170316_DDFP_FULLSHOW_AUDIO_V2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:35pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Geoff Schwartz to evaluate free agency so far and discuss what makes a good offensive lineman in the NFL. The fellas also celebrate Pi Day and talk about the "Do's & Don'ts" of kids birthday parties. Also, in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" Schwartz weighs the positives and negatives facing his brother's team, the Chiefs, ahead of the 2017 NFL season. Lastly, EmmaVP reveals the winners of the first half of the Round of 32 in Shek's Best All-Time Franchise Position Group bracket challenge.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:05pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Patrick Claybon and Cynthia Frelund to react and respond to the latest free agency news from around the league. The fellas and Cynthia discuss Brock Osweiler's trade to Cleveland and what the Browns may plan to do at the quarterback position. Then, the guys react to Alshon Jeffery signing with the Eagles, as well as the impact of A.J. Bouye's trade to the Jaguars. Also, in this edition of "Cynthesize It!" Cynthia breaks down the ins and outs of free agency, including the complexities of salary cap space and setting the market value for specific positions. Lastly, everyone weighs in on where both Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo will land.

Direct download: 170309_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:31pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Marcas Grant for the inaugural DDFP Producers' Press Conference where the fellas answer a series of football and "game of life" questions from behind-the-glass. A sampling of today's conversation topics:

1. Which free agents would you stay away from and why?

2. What are the toughest records in all of sports to break?

3. Would you rather have a private island or a million dollars?

4. What does the Uniform Monitor think of the Rams' new uniforms?

5. Waffles or pancakes, how say you?

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:25pm PST

Dave Dameshek sits down with Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins at Gatlin's BBQ in Houston, Texas to discuss if New Orleans has better food than Philadelphia, as well as Malcolm's limited experience with tailgating football games. Then, Shek asks Jenkins about his experience playing for Chip Kelly and if he believes Kelly will ultimately get the last laugh. Also, Malcolm weighs in on Colin Kaepernick's protest and how he believes athletes can effectively utilize their platforms for social and political causes. Lastly, Shek and Malcolm decide to create their own gold jackets for people they choose to be in their "Hall of Great."

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:55pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Marc Istook to discuss Jamaal Charles' release from the Chiefs and where he falls in the rankings of best all-time Chiefs running backs. Then, Patrick Claybon joins the fellas to talk about potential landing spots for Adrian Peterson, Bill Polian's comments regarding Terrell Owens and the best spots for fast food burgers. Plus, Shek debuts Claybon's intro song! Shek and Marc also revisit the "Hall of All," naming their top ten candidates across all professional sports for this honor. Lastly, in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" the guys discuss the positives and negatives facing the Dallas Cowboys ahead of the 2017 season.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:33pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Matt "Money" Smith and Cynthia Frelund to discuss where Tony Romo, Jay Cutler and Kirk Cousins will end up next season and whether or not there is life on other planets. Also, the fellas and Cynthia choose their favorite football family trios, as well as the best holiday treats. Plus, in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" the guys discuss the positives and negatives facing the Miami Dolphins ahead of the 2017 season. Lastly, Shek provides a comprehensive list of potential best all-time position groups for a single franchise across professional sports and each guest declares a top three.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:28pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Maurice Jones-Drew to determine whether or not the college first-team All-Americans could beat the Cleveland Browns and if Adrian Peterson could potentially be a good fit for the Giants. Also, in the debut of the DDFP Halftime Show segment, Shek plays an interesting 1979 interview of "Hollywood" Henderson talking about his teammate D.D. Lewis. Lastly, MJD provides his annual telling of 'The Maurice 5,' an in-depth look back at his NFL Draft experience and all five running backs taken ahead of him in 2006.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:06pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Ike Taylor to discuss who they think the Patriots should play in the 2017 kickoff game, the Patriots' "Blitz for Six" trademark and Byron Maxwell's comments about the Dolphins' secondary. Also, in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" the fellas discuss the positives and negatives facing the New York Giants and how optimistic they should be ahead of the 2017 season. Lastly, based on Jimmy Garoppolo and Tony Romo's potential trade value, the guys talk about the best quarterback trios in the NFL.

Direct download: 170216_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:56am PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Matt "Money" Smith and Jonah Keri to breakdown the Jets' 2016 season and discuss the team's positives and negatives as they prepare for the 2017 season in a new edition of "Half Empty, Half Full." Also, the fellas delve into an animated debate regarding whether or not a hamburger is a sandwich and discuss the best days in life, highlighting snow days and the last day of school. Then, in an interview from Super Bowl weekend, Shek, Ike Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew talk to Jerome Bettis about being teammates with Ike, Le'Veon Bell's transformation and competing with Ben Roethlisberger in practice.

Direct download: 170214_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:41am PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Matt Harmon and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss what they'll be watching on TV during the offseason and participate in a game of "Worst-case scenario: Airplane seating." Also, in honor of Harmon's last show for a while, the fellas hear the debut of his intro song and revisit his famous feud with Michael Fabiano regarding the "Zero-RB Strategy." Then, the guys premiere the Falcons edition of "Half Empty, Half Full," a segment where they breakdown the positives and negatives of a team as they prepare for the 2017 NFL season. Lastly, the fellas review the Super Bowl performances of the Falcons' and Patriots' triplets.

Direct download: 170209_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:24pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Ike Taylor and Cynthia Frelund to rank the best catches in Super Bowl history, determine where Super Bowl LI ranks among all Super Bowls and discuss what they each will remember the most from this year's game. The fellas also highlight their pregame sideline experiences and Shek raves about his luxury box view of the game with Jon Hamm. Then, in keeping with an annual tradition, everyone shares their predictions for Super Bowl LII. Lastly, the guys and Cynthia weigh in on Terrell Owens' missing the Hall of Fame cut once again.

Direct download: 170207_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:42pm PST

Shek is joined by Cynthia Frelund and Handsome Hank in Houston, Texas ahead of Super Bowl LI to make their Red Challenge Flag picks, use the 10 Ft Pole to determine the best all-time Super Bowl triplets and discuss the best celebrity encounters they've had so far. Then, Maurice Jones-Drew and Ike Taylor join the show with special guest, Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes, to respond to some 'Dear Ikey' questions from fans, as well as Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. Xavier also talks about playing with Terence Newman and his altercation with Odell Beckham Jr. Lastly, Ike and MJD weigh in on Super Bowl LI in Red Challenge Flag picks part 2!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:22pm PST

Dave Dameshek is joined by Patrick Claybon, Handsome Hank, and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss who has the better Super Bowl resume Tom Brady or Joe Montana. The guys also take some time to debate the best Super Bowl of all-time followed by a heated debate if hamburgers are sandwiches. Finally the guys bust out the 10 foot pole to discuss some predictions for the upcoming Super Bowl LI matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots.

Direct download: 170131_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:18am PST

Shek is joined by Patrick Claybon, Handsome Hank and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss who's worth trading up for in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, debate how good Deshaun Watson is and honor Mary Tyler Moore with a best working women on TV discussion. Also, ahead of Super Bowl LI Media Day and NFL Honors, Shek asks the guys for suggestions on new bits he can use with players and coaches. Plus, the fellas determine if they would rather be a GM, TV analyst or politician based on Peyton Manning's next potential career move. 

Direct download: 170126_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:22pm PST

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor and Cynthia Frelund to discuss the news of Ben Roethlisberger contemplating retirement, rate the Super Bowl LI matchup on a scale of 1-10 and discuss if Aaron Rodgers is to blame for the Packers' loss. Also, the fellas and Cynthia talk about the key Super Bowl LI position matchups and highlight some of the best all-time Super Bowl uniforms. Plus, the guys discuss which teams who missed the playoffs this year could ultimately make the Super Bowl next season.

Direct download: 170124_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:59am PST

Shek is joined by Matt Harmon, Handsome Hank and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss if Matt Ryan, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers are the best final four quarterbacks ever. The guys also got into what will each of these quarterbacks legacy be if they win Super Bowl 51. Then they all make their Red Challenge Flag Picks for the AFC and NFC Championship games. 

Direct download: 170119_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:45pm PST

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor, Handsome Hank and Cynthia Frelund to discuss which team has the best roster minus the QB and determine what was the least impressive win over the weekend. Also, Shek brings back the Orbach Factor to admit he was wrong about Matt Ryan in the preseason. Then, the fellas and Cynthia talk about Antonio Brown's locker room video and Travis Kelce's postgame comments. Also, the guys discuss hypothetical losing scenarios for each team, highlighting their individual weaknesses. Plus, A.J. Hawk returns to talk about the Packers' impressive playoff performance so far and his pick for Super Bowl LI.

Direct download: 170117_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO_V2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:04pm PST

Shek is joined by Gregg Rosenthal, Matt "Money" Smith and Matt Harmon to discuss the Chargers' move to Los Angeles, revisit the "Curse of S'posta" and evaluate Gregg's NFL QB index. Also, Matt "Money" Smith serves as the play-by-play announcer for a Madden simulation of Shek's famous "Loser Bowl" played between the San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns. Then, the guys make their selections and break down the divisional round games in this edition of Red Challenge Flag Picks.

Direct download: 170112_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:26pm PST

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor and Cynthia Frelund to discuss whether or not Mike Tomlin should've left Ben Roethlisberger in the wild card game, determine if Mt. Pious is to blame for Odell Beckham's drops and choose the second best coach remaining in the playoffs. Then, Ike and Cynthia weigh in on Bud Dupree's controversial hit on Matt Moore and decide if it was a dirty play. Also, the fellas rank the remaining quarterbacks in the playoffs. Plus, Kevin Harlan joins the show to talk about the upcoming matchup between the Steelers and the Chiefs, his craziest experience as an announcer and his childhood fandom of the Packers.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:54pm PST

Shek is joined by Handsome Hank, Patrick Claybon and Matt Harmon to determine which players participating in Wild Card Weekend are destined for the Hall of Fame and discuss whether they would rather have an older, experienced head coach or take a chance on someone new. Also, the fellas talk about which players and teams need to "Wake Up and Win" this weekend and Shek and Hank place a friendly wager on the Dolphins-Steelers game. Then, the guys make their selections and break down the wild card games in this edition of Red Challenge Flag Picks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:25pm PST

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor and Cynthia Frelund to cast their 2016 MVP ballots, discuss the Giants' wide receivers' trip to Miami and choose the best head coaching vacancy. Then, Ike and Cynthia weigh in on the impact of a bye week during the playoffs from both a player and statistics perspective. Also, in this week's edition of "10 Foot Pole" Shek asks whether or not Tony Romo will take a snap during the playoffs. Plus, the fellas and Cynthia review the parallels between Tony Romo's current situation and Joe Montana's circumstances with the 49ers in 1992.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:48pm PST

It's the main event of the season, the 21st Annual Sheky Awards hosted by the one and only Dave Dameshek. The most anticipated categories include Best Celebration, Best Non-Football Playing Guest, Best Condiment, and of course Best Fruit.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:28pm PST

Shek is joined by Cynthia Frelund, Patrick Claybon and Matt "Money" Smith to preview the 2016 Sheky Awards, discuss the NFL MVP contenders and determine who will play in this year's wild card game matchups. Also, the fellas reveal their "Who are you lovin" candidates for Week 16 and discuss some of the upcoming college football bowl games. Then, Cynthia’s mom, Mary Anne, joins the show for the Week 16 edition of Red Challenge Flag Picks.

Direct download: 161222_DDFP_FULLSHOW_AUDIO_V2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:46pm PST

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew to discuss the best Week 15 celebrations, who's to blame for Jacksonville's struggles and Mark Ingram's sideline outburst. Shek also ranks Rogue One within the Star Wars franchise. Then, the fellas discuss the best wins and worst losses from Week 15, highlighting the Colts' win and the Chiefs' loss. Plus, the fellas also talk about the most embarrassing wins and losses, which includes the New Orleans Saints and the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:57pm PST

Shek is joined by Matt Harmon, Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith to decide whether or not Tony Romo will take another snap before 2017 and discuss if the Denver Broncos' playoff chances are dead or alive. Also, the fellas and Cynthia review some of the best TV dads of all-time, highlighting Alan Thicke on "Growing Pains." Then, EmmaVP transforms Studio 66 into Indian restaurant, "Shek of India" and the crew reviews an entire menu of appetizers, main courses and desserts describing the biggest Week 15 games in this edition of Red Challenge Flag Picks. 

Direct download: 161215_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:25pm PST

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew to discuss Odell Beckham's celebrations, whether or not we're sleeping on the Falcons and if Harry Douglas' hit on Chris Harris Jr. was dirty. Also, the fellas discuss the best wins and worst losses from Week 14, highlighting the Chiefs' win and the Rams' loss. Then, Ike reveals Jeff Fisher as his Week 14 "Escape Goat" and the guys discuss potential new head coaches for the Rams. Plus, the fellas determine whether or not it's too early for fans of the Steelers, Bucs and Lions to start celebrating the postseason based on their remaining 2016 schedules.

Direct download: 161213_DDFP_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:54pm PST

Shek is joined by Handsome Hank, Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss some of the best play-by-play announcers of all-time and reveal their personal favorites. Also, some new "Dad Jokes" are shared by the guys and some loyal members of the Shek Republic. Then, EmmaVP transforms Studio 66 into roadside diner "Studio Route 66" and the crew reviews an entire menu of starters, main courses and desserts describing the biggest Week 14 games in this edition of Red Challenge Flag Picks. Plus, Senator Al Franken joins the show to talk about the Vikings' playoff chances, his transition into politics and who would win in a fight among the four NFC North mascots.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:11pm PST

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew to discuss how Earl Thomas' injury will affect the Seahawks going forward and determine whether or not Cam Newton should've been benched. Also, the fellas discuss the best wins and worst losses from Week 13, highlighting the Lions' win and the Falcons' loss. Then, sportscaster Joe Buck joins the show to talk about his new book, his relationship with his father and some of the highlights of his broadcasting career. Plus, Joe Buck critiques Maurice's call of Jared Goff's first touchdown, and Maurice returns the favor by reviewing Buck's call of the David Tyree "Helmet Catch" in Super Bowl XLII.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:47pm PST

Shek is joined by Cynthia Frelund and Matt Harmon to discuss the impact of Rob Gronkowski's injury on the Patriots' season and determine whether or not Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will win the rest of their games this season. Also, some new "Dad Jokes" are shared by the guys, the behind-the-glass crew, and some loyal members of the Shek Republic. Plus, EmmaVP transforms Studio 66 into baseball concession stand "Shek's Homer Run Grill" and the crew reviews an entire menu of snacks, favorites and treats describing the biggest Week 13 games in this edition of Red Challenge Flag Picks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:13pm PST

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew to discuss Gary Kubiak's decision to kick a 62-yard field goal in overtime, determine whether or not the Patriots are more beatable now and choose between the Steelers' and Cowboys' offensive "triplets." Also, based on Derek Carr and Jordan Reed's injuries, the guys talk about toughness in the league and their own experience with playing through injuries. Then, the fellas discuss the best wins and worst losses from Week 12, highlighting the Lions' win and the Bengals' loss. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:09pm PST

Due to Shek losing his voice, Ike Taylor takes over as the host of the show with Shek, his raspy voice and Cynthia Frelund as guests. They discuss whether or not the Oakland Raiders are now a likeable team and if Ray Lewis was out of line in his comments about Joe Flacco. Also, Ike reveals his Week 11 "Escape Goat" and discusses Kirk Cousins' success so far this season. Plus, the fellas and Cynthia make their picks and break down the biggest Week 12 games in this edition of Red Challenge Flag Picks.

Direct download: 161122_DDFP_AUDIO_SHOW.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:07am PST

The annual Dave Dameshek Football Program Pie-Off is finally upon us! Shek is joined by an esteemed panel of Pie-Off past winners and finalists, which includes Marc Istook, Dan Hanzus, Necktie Milner, Tara Deeker and a special guest, to taste and discuss this year's offering of sweet and savory pies. Shek then throws a "Pie Party" for a larger group of NFL Media contestants before making his final decision on third place, second place and of course, the Pie-Off V Piesman Trophy winner.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:41am PST

Shek is joined by Cole Wright, Matt Franciscovich, Patrick Claybon and DDFP's resident offensive lineman, Geoff Schwartz, to discuss the strong Thanksgiving day game matchups and what they mean for the 2016 playoff picture. They also talk about whether or not a player's "want level" is a legitimate factor in playing as competitively as possible. Plus, Shek and the fellas conduct a Thanksgiving Foods Draft, where they go around the room picking up the best selections, including some stellar "sleeper" food choices from Franchise.

Direct download: 161121_DDFP_AUDIO_SHOW.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:44pm PST

Shek is joined by Patrick Claybon, Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss whether the Cardinals or Vikings would be in more trouble with a loss this week and who will win the AFC South. Also, Handsome Hank joins the show from his hotel in Mexico City to discuss the atmosphere surrounding the Texans vs. Raiders game, as well as to react to Money's new intro song and video. Plus, EmmaVP transforms Studio 66 into Greek restaurant "Achilles' Meals" and the crew reviews an entire menu of appetizers, main courses and desserts describing the biggest Week 11 games in this edition of Red Challenge Flag Picks.

Direct download: 161117_DDFP_FULLSHOW_AUDIO_NEW.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:46pm PST

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor, Handsome Hank and Maurice Jones-Drew to rank the key Cowboys' pieces to success, determine who would win a Seattle vs. Dallas NFC Championship game and discuss whether or not going for two point conversions is overly aggressive. Shek also premieres "Ike's Escape Goat" where Ike singles out the Steelers' defense and explains what went wrong against Dallas. Then, the fellas discuss the best wins and worst losses from Week 10, highlighting the Chiefs' win and the Saints' loss. Plus, Shek talks with CNN's John King about the presidential election results, the best QB of all-time and the Patriots' chances of winning Super Bowl LI.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:36pm PST

Shek is joined by Matt "Money" Smith, Matt Harmon and Handsome Hank as they give Shek some fantasy football advice and discuss which QB they would want for the next 18 months. Then, the fellas read some new "Dad Jokes" and hear some of EmmaVP's new scrumptious Week 10 game previews as they transform Studio 66 into Japanese restaurant, "Sushi Shek's" for Red Challenge Flag picks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:15pm PST

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor, Handsome Hank and Cynthia Frelund to discuss who will win the AFC North and NFC North divisions and whether or not politics get brought up in the locker room. Then, the fellas and Cynthia discuss the best wins and worst losses from Week 9, highlighting the Raiders' win and the Vikings' loss. Plus, Shek and the guys do a re-ranking of the best quarterbacks in the league at the midpoint in the season, as well as choose which QB they'd personally want on their team for the 2017 NFL season.

Direct download: 161108_DFFP_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:43am PST

Shek is joined by Matt Harmon, Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss which teams are doomed if they lose this weekend, the best mustaches on NFL mascots and the best championship wins in the past 40 years. Also, the fellas and Cynthia read some new "Dad Jokes" and talk about what they are watching on TV this weekend. Plus, EmmaVP transforms Studio 66 into British restaurant, "The Royal 66 Pub" and the crew reviews an entire menu of appetizers, main courses and desserts describing the biggest Week 9 games in this special edition of Red Challenge Flag Picks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:04pm PST

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor and longtime friend of the show, Ross Tucker, to discuss the midseason MVP, the second best team in the NFL and how Andre Johnson stacks up against Tim Brown, A.J. Green and Calvin Johnson. Also, the fellas break down the trade of Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns and whether or not it was the right move for the Patriots. Then, Shek and Ike are joined by the "Fantasy Hipsters" Matt Harmon and Matt Franciscovich to discuss the best wins and worst losses from Week 8, highlighting the Falcons' win and the Eagles' loss. Plus, Shek reveals his midseason AFC & NFC playoff pro-shektions!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:03pm PST

Shek is joined by Handsome Hank and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss if the loser of the Cardinals vs. Panthers matchup is doomed, Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Josh McCown and which NFL figure they would dress up as for Halloween. The guys also talk about what they're watching on TV this weekend and delve into some new Dad Jokes. Before the in-depth matchups, Cynthia joins the guys to make some "Real Quick Picks." Then, the fellas and Cynthia make their selections and break down the biggest Week 8 games in this week's edition of Red Challenge Flag Picks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:11pm PST

Shek is joined by Handsome Hank and Ike Taylor to discuss the most fun teams to watch in the AFC & NFC, the struggles of the AFC North and Hank's experience with Odell Beckham Jr. in London. Also, the fellas discuss the varied reactions from Coach Fisher and Coach Arians to their players' poor Week 7 performances and determine the best coaching philosophy. Then, the guys break down the best wins and worst losses from Week 7, highlighting the Lions' win and the Vikings' loss. Plus, in honor of our 500th episode, Shek welcomes in a surprise guest to reflect on some of the best moments from the DDFP.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:26pm PST

Shek is joined by Patrick Claybon, Cynthia Frelund and Matt Harmon to discuss Sam Bradford and Brock Osweiler's matchups against their former teams, the second best team in the AFC and what they are looking forward to watching on TV this weekend. Plus, EmmaVP transforms Studio 66 into Italian restaurant, "Thin Slice of Heaven," and the crew reviews an entire menu of appetizers, main courses and desserts describing the biggest Week 7 games in this special edition of Red Challenge Flag Picks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:24pm PST

Ike Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew take over the show in Shek's absence to discuss if the Cowboys' rookies are 1 & 2 in the MVP race, who's going to win the AFC West and who's the second best team in the AFC after the Patriots. Plus, the fellas break down what's going wrong with the Jets and how they could best improve. Then, the guys break down the best wins and worst losses from Week 6, highlighting the Chargers' and Jaguars' wins and the Steelers' surprising loss. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:03pm PST