NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

'The Extra 2%' author/ writer/old pal, Jonah Keri, sits in with Shek & Rank for a conversation so rangy we had to cut it into two parts. Among the subjects: is there any player whose injury could cause NFL ratings to dip?; the NCAA's conference shakeup; which NFL team that's considered a contender is least likely to be perceived that way by November; REM's best albums; Romo's lung; Vick's brain; the Giants' lying hearts; and so on. Plus, Shek & Rank jump in the DeLorean to see who wins Week 3's biggest game.  


Side A

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Shek & Rank welcome the author of 'The Postmortal' / Deadspin writer / all-around swell fella, Drew Magary, to kibbitz about eternal life, rooting for the Vikings, and forcing your kids to cheer for your teams; Shek & Rank also discuss the big stories of NFL Week One, including Romo's choke, the Steelers' defensive collapse, and Chad 85's affection for his new team; the guys then jump in the DeLorean and take it up to 88mph to see which teams win Week Two's biggest games.  You'll like it - or your money back.

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The NFL season is finally here and Dave and Rank could not be more excited. Well at least Dave is excited, Rank is kind of a pill. The fellas also talk some college football before jetting off into the future to take a look at some of this weekend's games. Give it a whirl, won't you?

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Elliot Harrison again joins the boys to decide to break down the NFC side of the best tailback franchise in NFL history and then once and for all, just who is the Running Back U. of the NFL. The answer just might surprise you. Also on the show, Dameshek and Rank talk some college football and start the preliminary discussion of the greatest smells in the world. 

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Dave Dameshek and Adam Rank discuss which AFC teams had the best running backs of all-time.

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Dave and Rank bring in Zach 'The Blue Horseshoe' Rosenfield of for a division-by-division forecast of which teams are playoff-bound. Spoiler alert: the Bengals do not figure into that equation

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With only a fortnight left 'til the season kicks off, Dave and Rank welcome NFL Network/Atlanta Falcon/Florida State Seminole/good guy Jamie Dukes to the studio to kibbitz about Peyton Manning and the Colts' QB situation; Chris Johnson's future in Tennessee; and the Miami Hurricanes' mess. The fellas also throw a pity party for a couple of deserving NFLers. You know who else deserves a pity party? Anyone who doesn't listen to this show.

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On the heels of Eli Manning's claim that he considers himself among the game's elite QBs, Dave and Rank kibbitz with's Elliot 'Pretty Boy' Harrison break down Brady, Rodgers, Roethlisberger, Brees, Rivers, Vick, Romo, Schaub, and - of course - the Brothers Manning.  In addition, Dave presents the Tuck Rule Edition of the "N-if-L".  If this episode was a intergalactic bounty hunter, it'd be Boba Fett.

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Dave Dameshek and Adam Ranks welcome resident Fantasy guru Michael Fabiano to cover all of your fantasy football needs. 

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Dave and Rank celebrate the return of football games (albeit of the fake, preseason variety) by welcoming in WWE superstar - and Cleveland native - The Miz to talk his place in wrestling and 'Real World' history, rooting for the Browns, and who'd win a match between him and Peyton Hillis; the fellas then get an in-studio visit from NFL Network colleague, Michelle Beisner, to discuss Tebow vs Orton, teams that may move to LA and handsome QBs.  The weekend's here - give your ears the gift of the Dameshek Football Program.

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