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Ari opens up this week’s episode discussing the Dolphins decision to name Tua Tagovailoa their new starting QB. Then, Ari is joined by Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest to talk about the 5-0 Seahawks coming out of the bye and the rest of the NFC West. After that, Ari is joined by ESPN’s Titans’ reporter Turron Davenport to discuss the team’s impressive start, Derrick Henry, Mike Vrabel, and this week’s big matchup against Pittsburgh.
Ari opens up this week's episode by talking about the Falcons firing Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn, Dak Prescott's season-ending ankle injury and the implications it has, and the Jets decision to release RB Le'Veon Bell and why Jets fans must stay patient. Then, Ari is joined by Draft Network Senior Analyst Jordan Reid as they discuss how rookies around the league have done so far after five weeks of the regular season.
ESPN’s Damien Woody joins Ari to talk about the Jets disappointing start, Josh Allen’s hot start, the Packers, are the Browns for real, and much more. Plus, Ari reacts to the Titans and Patriots positive COVID tests, the Texans decision to fire Bill O’ Brien and Washington’s decision to bench Dwayne Haskins.
Ari and ESPN's Jordan Schultz discuss the 3-0 teams, the Bears turning to Nick Foles, whether or not the Falcons should make a coaching change, who the best team in the NFC is, which teams can turn it around, and much more. Plus, Ari talks about the COVID outbreak in Tennessee and the NFL postponing Sunday's Steelers-Titans game.
Week 2 of the NFL season saw a ton of action but also a lot of star players going down with unfortunate injuries. Ari is joined by Matthew Coller from and the Host of Bluewire's 'Purple Insider Podcast' to recap the best and worst from Week 2. What in the world has happened to the Vikings? The Cardinals and Steelers are for real. Don't sleep on the Rams. How concerned should we be with all the 49ers injuries? Plus, Matt and Ari look ahead to some of the marquee matchups in Week 3, including Lamar vs. Mahomes.
Former NFL DB and current CBS NFL analyst Bryant McFadden returns to the pod to talk about the best and worst from Week 1 and to take a look at some of the marquee matchups in Week 2
The regular season is finally upon us. We made it! Ari is joined by TheAthletic's Ted Nguyen to recap the big moves from over the weekend and to preview Week 1 of the NFL Season. Then, Ari is joined by Saints reporter Nick Underhill to talk about Alvin Kamara's contract situation, why the Saints were aggressively trying to add Jadeveon Clowney, the Week 1 matchup vs. Tom Brady's Bucs, will this be the final season for Drew Brees, and much more.
ESPN NFL Insider Dianna Russini joins Ari to preview all four divisions in the NFC. Can the Lions actually win the North? Will there be a different division winner in the East for the 16th (!!!) consecutive year? Are the Cardinals the "pop" team in 2020? Plus, Dianna shares some fun memories from breaking news and what the life of an NFL insider is like.
Ari opens up this week's episode by talking about the plethora of false positive COVID-19 results around the NFL and why everyone should be happy this happened now. Then, ESPN’s Jordan Schultz joins Ari to preview all four divisions in the AFC + some season predictions.
Continuing the fantasy theme from last week, Ari is joined by John Hansen of John shares his favorite value picks in fantasy this season, the notable names he'd avoid at their current average draft position, picking rookies in fantasy, and much, much more.
Ari talks to fantasy football expert Evan Silva of who offers his advice as we near the 2020 fantasy football season. Evan shares his sleepers, players to avoid, players poised for big years, the Bucs offense in fantasy, strategies for drafting during this weird season, and much more.
With a little over a month until the season is scheduled to start, Ari and ESPN's Field Yates go division-by-division and breakdown the most interesting team or storyline from each division (4:46). Field also talked to Ari about how he got started working in football and how he eventually ended up at ESPN (52:10). The pair wrap up the episode talking some fantasy football (1:04:20). Division timestamps: AFC North: 7:56 NFC North: 11:51 AFC South: 18:35 NFC South: 25:18 AFC West: 29:26 NFC West: 32:51 AFC East: 44:04 NFC East: 49:00
Ari opens up this week's episode talking about the blockbuster Jamal Adams trade. That topic continued when former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz joined the show. Ari and Geoff also discussed how this season will unfold with all the circumstances, Geoff made some predictions, and talked about why he's not a fan of the NFL Top 100 and why he's not so high on Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Geoff also shared some moments from his 8-year NFL career, and much more.
Ari previews some of the biggest storylines for the 2020 season with Warren Sharp, who takes a deep dive into some of the numbers and trends around the league. Warren also discussed how he got into doing all of this and how long it takes him to put together his jam-packed 2020 Football Preview book. 5:13 – Titans decision to pay Derrick Henry and why Warren disagrees with paying running backs 8:26 – Is Christian McCaffrey an exception? 11:41 – Will the Cam Newton / Patriots experiment work? 15:09 – What has made the Patriots so different for so long? 17:35 – Which teams in the NFL are analytically driven? 19:21 – Which teams are not? 21:23 – Expectations for Baker Mayfield and the Browns in 2020 26:53 – Packers regression coming in 2020? 31:23 – Team/players to be concerned with in 2020 33:55 – Will no fans impact games? 37:50 – Which teams that didn’t make postseason in 2019, will in 2020? 40:26 – How did Warren start with all that he does? 43:57 – Working with teams in the NFL and why not do that full-time? 46:25 – How long does it take to put together his 350-page ‘2020 Football Preview’ book? 49:02 – Weekly quick 5 questions to wrap it up.
The season is scheduled to start in under two months and there’s still so much uncertainty. On this week’s episode, Ari talks to ESPN Titans’ reporter Turron Davenport. The pair discuss Derrick Henry’s contract status, Ryan Tannehill’s extension and expectations, chances Jadeveon Clowney signs with the team, the impact of losing Dean Peas, and much, much more.
Ari starts this week's episode reacting to the MASSIVE Patrick Mahomes extension with the Chiefs. After that, Ari is joined by Matt Maiocco from NBC Sports Bay Area and the host of the 49ers Insider Podcast. The pair discuss the impact of losing DeForest Buckner, George Kittle’s extension talks, who will step up for Deebo Samuel, Joe Staley’s retirement, Kyle Shanahan’s extension, chances Patrick Willis makes the HOF, and much, much more. Another jam-packed episode with a lot of information.
On this week's episode, Ari is joined by Chris Gronkowski. After his NFL playing career was over, Chris went on to create 'Ice Shaker' and pitched his idea on ABC's Shark Tank. He got an investment from Mark Cuban and Alex Rodriguez, and Chris spoke to Ari about that experience and all the behind the scenes that goes on during the show and how even got on the show in the first place. Chris also spoke about his brother Rob's decision to come out of retirement to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and plenty more. Just sit back and enjoy the always entertaining Chris Gronkowski. {Link with Chris on Shark Tank:}
Ari talks to ESPN Patriots' reporter Mike Reiss about this past offseason, which saw Tom Brady leave New England after 20 years. They also discussed Bill Belichick, Jarrett Stidham, Rob Gronkowski, and much more. Plus, Mike shared some of his favorite memories from all these years covering the team, and how he got into covering the Patriots in the first place. Survey Link:
Ari is joined by Matthew Coller from PurpleInsider,com and the Host of Blue Wire's 'Purple Insider Podcast.' The pair discuss Dalvin Cook's holdout, Kirk Cousins, the impact of losing Stefon Diggs, Gary Kubiak's offense, the Vikings draft, the rest of the NFC North, and much, much more. Just a jam-packed episode with a lot of information.
ESPN's Damien Woody joins Ari to talk about the protests that have spread around the US in the last two weeks since George Floyd's murder by Minneapolis police. Woody also talked about his NFL career, his first impression of Bill Belichick, how much he still thinks about those Jets teams which came so close of making the Super Bowl, and much, more more.
The world has turned upside down after George Floyd was murdered last Monday by police in Minneapolis. On this week's episode, Ari is joined by ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter Cameron Wolfe. Wolfe talked about the racial injustice in our country and the protests sweeping the nation, and what everyone can do going forward to help out in this major, major issue. The pair also discussed the Dolphins, including the impact Brian Flores has made since arriving, what to expect from Tua Tagovailoa, what's the plan with Josh Rosen, and much more.
Ari talks to NFL RedZone Host Scott Hanson about the work that goes into each and every Sunday, how he got the gig, what's it like on Sunday's, fantasy football, and much more. For up-to-the-minute NFL coverage, make sure to follow on Twitter: @MySportsUpdate
Ari talks to ESPN NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky about the young QBs in the league, his career, how he went from backup quarterback to being all over ESPN, and much more.
The new-normal we're all dealing with continues, and the NFL offseason is starting to calm down a bit. Ari's guest this week is former Steelers DB and current CBS analyst Bryant McFadden. McFadden won two Super Bowls during his career and played with a number of NFL legends, including Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Jerome Bettis. He gave us some incredible stories from his time there and you don't want to miss it. Ari and Bryant also recapped the best and worst of the offseason. To end the episode, Ari announced the jersey giveaway winners from last week's episode. Special thanks to BlueWire for proving the jerseys.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter joins Ari to discuss Andy Dalton to the Cowboys, the Patriots QB situation, Cam Newton's market, Jordan Love, Jalen Hurts, the NFL schedule, and how the COVID-19 pandemic could create problems for the league. Adam also talked about his career, how the NFL has changed over the years, fantasy football, twitter, working at ESPN, tips for young journalists, and much, much more. Don't forget to rate and review for a chance to win an NFL jersey of your choice. Ari gives details on that in this week's episode.
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Blue Wire
Podcast Status
Aug 28th, 2019
Latest Episode
Oct 21st, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
42 minutes

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