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E120: Danny Kanell – Florida State, NFL QB, His Years at ESPN, and Future Plans


Danny Kanell attended Florida State University where was a quarterback for 4 years starting out as backup during his freshman year to Charlie Ward. After college he was drafted by the New York Giants at the quarterback position, also playing with the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos. After football Danny started his broadcasting career with ESPN. He hosted ESPNU’s, UNITE and served as color analyst for Friday Night college football games and college baseball. He routinely made guest appearances on ESPN Radio’s SVP (Scott Van Pelt) & Russillo. It was announced that he would co-host The Russillo Show full-time after frequent guest appearances. He took on his role as co-host to the new show Russillo and Kanell in September of 2015 until his departure from ESPN earlier this year when they released approximately 100 staffers in a cost-cutting measure. He’s currently covering college football as an analyst for FS1 and FS2 while making future plans.

Follow Danny on Twitter at @dannykanell
and Instagram @dannykanell

E119: Mike Leach – Catching Up With The WSU Cougars Coach



This is the third talk with Mike for a season update and chat on his recent world views. Past episodes below:
Episode 75
Episode 88

You can buy Mike’s book online here:

E118: Pat McAfee – Punter, Comedian, Podcaster and Barstool Heartland COO


Pat is a punter who played eight seasons for the Indianapolis Colts. He was a placekicker and punter at West Virginia and was drafted by the Colts in the 2009 NFL Draft. He retired from football in February 2017 and joined Barstool Sports as COO of Barstool Heartland. He is also a podcaster and comedian and runs the podcast The Pat McAfee Show in addition to co-hosting the Laces Out show with Jerry Thornton and I.

Follow Pat on Twitter and Instagram
and Facebook
Checkout his podcast The Pat McAfee Show
and our Laces Out Podcast

E117: Charles Barkley – NBA Legend


Charles Wade Barkley is an NBA legend who is currently the analyst on Inside the NBA. Nicknamed “Chuck”, “Sir Charles”, and “The Round Mound of Rebound”, Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association’s dominant power forwards. An All-American center at Auburn, he was drafted as a junior by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 5th pick of the 1984 NBA draft. He was selected to the All-NBA First Team five times, the All-NBA Second Team five times, and once to the All-NBA Third Team. He earned eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances and was named the All-Star MVP in 1991. In 1993, he was voted the league’s Most Valuable Player and during the NBA’s 50th anniversary, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games and won two gold medals as a member of the United States’ “Dream Team”. Barkley is a two-time inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, being inducted in 2006 for his individual career, and in 2010 as a member of the “Dream Team”. Barkley used his strength and aggressiveness to become one of the NBA’s most dominant rebounders. He was a versatile player who had the ability to score, create plays, and defend. In 2000, he retired as the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists.

Since retiring as a player, Barkley has had a successful career as a television NBA analyst. He works with TNT alongside of Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson as a studio pundit for its coverage of NBA games and is a spokesman for CDW.

E116: Tim Larkin – When Violence Is The Answer


Tim Larkin, former military intelligence officer, was part of a beta group that redesigned how Special Operations personnel trained for close combat. He has a 25 year career where he has trained people in 52 countries in how to deal with imminent violence. Over 10,000 clients are trained in his Target Focus Training (TFT) from Military Special Operations Units, Special Law Enforcement Teams, Celebrities and high profile business leaders on how to use physics and physiology to injure any human(s) trying to attack them. TFT is the original Reality Based Fighting System.

His numerous magazine covers and articles in the Martial Arts and self-defense industry are as controversial as his “pro-victim advocate” position on self-protection. He is a highly sought after speaker as well as the media’s “go to guy” on Self Defense and Victim’s rights. Most recently he has been published as an author and his book “When Violence Is The Answer: Learning How To Do What It Takes When Your Life Is At Stake” will be hitting shelves in November this year.

Pre-order Tim’s book here:
learn about him here: and follow his training. It could save your life:
Follow him on social too…
Twitter: @tfttimlarkin
Facebook: @TFTTimLarkin
Instagram: @timlarkintft

E115: Jordy Nelson – Wide Receiver, Green Bay Packers


Jordy Nelson is a Super Bowl Champion, Green Bay’s leading wide receiver and an emerging NFL star who is “The NFL’s Best Deep Threat.” In his 7th NFL season, Nelson was among NFL leaders for receiving yards, passes caught, yards per catch and receiving touchdowns. Dating back to the start of the 2011 season, Nelson’s 42 touchdown receptions are fourth in the NFL (behind Jimmy Graham, Dez Bryant and Rob Gronkowski).

His breakout game was his nine-catch, 140-yard performance in the Packers’ 31-25 win over the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, four years ago. He scored the game’s first touchdown in Super Bowl XLV, a 29-yard reception in the first quarter. “Since that game, he’s been our best receiver,” says Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. “He took a big confidence jump after that game.”

After growing up on his parents’ farm in Kansas, Jordy Nelson is one of the few NFL players who truly feels at home in Green Bay. Jordy is one of the few NFL players that are still actively involved with farming on his family farm in in Kansas. Jordy helps harvest winter wheat crop when mini-camp ends in June.

Follow Jordy on social media here:
Twitter: @jordyrnelson
Facebook: @JordyNelson87

E114: Anthony “Sully” Sullivan – Following Billy Mays as OxiClean Pitchman


Best-known as the spokesman for OxiClean where he succeeded Billy Mays, Anthony is the pitchman of choice for dozens of innovative, practical usage consumer products including the X5 5-in-1 Steamer, the Sticky Buddy and Smart Mop.

Star and Co-Producer of the Discovery Channel series “PitchMen,” Sully is also a regular guest of choice on a variety of television news and entertainment outlets including “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Rachel Ray,” “The Tonight Show,” “Conan” and “Katie,” as well as news programs MSNBC, ABC, CBS, BBC and Fox News Channel. He’s been featured in articles from The Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today, St. Petersburg Times, Advertising Age, Fortune Magazine, Playboy, and many other publications.

Anthony is also an author and you can get his book “You Get What You Pitch For” here:

Follow Anthony on social media here:
Instagram: @sullyontv
Twitter: @sullyontv
Facebook: @AnthonySullivan

E113: Matthew Furman – Magician and Mind Reader


Matthew Furman is a professional magician and mind reader who specializes in doing the impossible with ordinary objects. Matthew performs all over the world at corporate events, private parties, golf tournaments, sales meetings, and trade shows. His exceptional talent and warm personality leaves guests with a sense of amazement, excitement, and wonder.

Matthew has performed at Michael Jordan’s house and for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. He has been featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks and was the opening act for Jay Leno. NBC features Matthew at many of their most prestigious events. For over 10 years, he has been a staple at the NBC Sports/ American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe and the PNC Father/ Son Golf Challenge in Orlando. Matthew has performed for hundreds of celebrities.

Follow Matthew on…
Twitter: @MagicianFurman
Facebook @magiciannewyork
Instagram @celebritymagician


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