Dave Dameshek sets his gaze on the NFL landscape to analyze, celebrate and when necessary offer improvements to America's true national pastime from a true fan's perspective. Dave is frequently joined by players, as well as his NFL Network regulars to talk about the game of football and perhaps more importantly, the game called life.
Dave Dameshek is joined by friend of the DDFP - New York Giants tight end Evan Engram! Evan calls in from his home in New Jersey before training camp to kibitz with Dave about Daniel Jones vs Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr.'s comments towards his old team, the Game of Thrones finale and a future Connect Four tournament (10:58). On the back end of the show, Shek and Eddie Spaghetti go over the all-time position list including Los Angeles Lakers centers, Pittsburgh Penguins centers and Green Bay Packers quarterbacks (39:15).
Dave Dameshek is joined in Studio 66 by comedian Steve Byrne! In this mostly game of life episode of the DDFP, the guys kibitzed about their love of Mario Lemieux (6:05), Shek's Wayne Gretzky run-in (23:00), advice for future comics (50:20), Steve's funny fight story in Phoenix (1:07:25) and a plethora of stories involving Bill Burr (34:30), Jimmy Kimmel (54:00), Jon Hamm (57:23) and Adam Carolla (1:02:00)!
Dave Dameshek is joined in Studio 66 by former USC long-snapper Jake Olson, who played Pac-12 football despite losing his sight to cancer at age 12. The pair discuss the state of Pac-12 (2:55), before Jake shares his story: losing his sight during middle school to playing for the USC Trojans (6:19). The group talk more football, discussing USC (17:47), The Raiders (23:30), the state of the college football playoff (31:25), and the NFC West (41:24). Finally, the podcast wraps up as Jake discusses how Head & Shoulders helped Jake to formulate the next chapter of his life as a motivational speaker (51:17).
Dave Dameshek is joined in Studio 66 by our other favorite Dave - David Carr! The guys first get into David's brother Derek getting a chance to be on HBO's Hard Knocks (2:36) and how he gets along with his new teammates like Richie Incognito (6:36). Next, the guys get into how will the older quarterbacks in the NFL such as Tom Brady & Drew Brees fair this year and if their age will catch up to them (17:29)? They round out the show with David talking about his current top 5 NFL wide receiver list and the surprising name he left off (37:50).
Dave Dameshek is joined in Studio 66 by Handsome Hank! Hank first talks about the pickles that were gifted to all of DDFP but he ended up consuming most of them alone (3:49). Next, the duo talks about the NFL finalizing the pass interference penalty which allows coaches to challenge them up until the two minute warning or overtime (7:02). With news of the Tampa Bay Rays splitting time between Florida and Montreal, Shek and Hank discuss what that would be like for an NFL franchise (17:29). Then, the guys kibitz about great television shows they've been watching lately such as Barry and Chernobyl (26:28). Finally they round out the show ranking their best and worst NFL uniforms of 2019 (44:04).
Dave Dameshek is joined in Studio 66 by John Gonzalez of The Ringer! The duo starts out joking about Shek not kicking out John's boss, Bill Simmons, out of their fantasy football league (4:50). Since John is from Philly they then get into the Eagles moving on from Nick Foles and the pressure Carson Wentz may have on him (9:56). Next, John breaks down the big Anthony Davis to the Lakers trade and who else potentially may join Davis in LA (29:25). They also get into why the Toronto Raptors championship is an outlier in the age of super teams (45:07). Finally, they round out the show talking about the great success of John's wife, Colleen Wolfe (1:11:13).
Dave Dameshek is joined in Studio 66 by Ross Tucker who is doing his annual visit to Los Angeles! The guys did a rapid fire podcast by going through a number of topics including Ross's thoughts on the Eagles after visiting OTA's (8:35), will Eli Manning be the Week 1 starter for the Giants (18:19), favorite comedians and best current stand-up comics today (30:48), what Ross wants to eat while in Los Angeles (37:52), Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia (44:31) and Ross's easiest and hardest players he had to block in his career (56:08).
Dave Dameshek is joined in Studio 66 by Cole Wright and Ali Bhanpuri who makes his first appearance on the DDFP! Before getting into the big topic of the show, everyone celebrated Dave's birthday - who also shares it with Joe Montana and Vince Lombardi (1:02)! Then, the trio got into Ali's NFL.com article on ranking NFL teams based on their franchise quarterbacks (8:10). Next, Shek, Cole and Ali spoke about Kevin Durant's unfortunate injury during the NBA Finals and which dynasty was better between the current Golden State Warriors or the 90s Chicago Bulls (37:25)? The guys round out the show by debating if pitchers are allowed to complain about batters who celebrate home runs (55:15)?
Dave Dameshek is joined in Studio 66 by our old pal Maurice Jones-Drew who is back from vacation. MJD gets us up to speed on his thoughts on the 2019 Jacksonville Jaguars and what he thought of the Game of Thrones finale (3:48). Then, since he is the radio color analyst for the Rams, Maurice gives insight to the Todd Gurley situation and if his knee is a problem at all (11:50). MJD also gives a quick update on Le'Veon Bell and the comments Adam Gase made about him (23:45). Finally, the show ends with Buffalo Bills rookie running back Devin Singletary joining the DDFP to tell us about his experience in the NFL so far (36:12).
Dave Dameshek is alone in Studio 66 but joined by CBS' Will Brinson and Sports Illustrated's Nick Kostos via Skype! The guys first get into the New York Giants personnel decision making as of late and if they could be a contender, since Kostos is a big Giants fan (4:36). Then, on the heels of Carson Wentz being talked about as a strong MVP candidate, they give their very early picks for 2019 NFL MVP (15:06). Next, the trio talks about the merits of Eli Manning's career including comparing him to his draft class-mates, Ben Roethlisberger and Phil Rivers (23:50). Finally, Shek, Brinson and Kostos round out the show with some 2019 QB either or's (55:45).