The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny
Cinci You've Been Gone: 10/20/21
Mina talks to Arif Hasan of The Athletic about the four weirdest teams in the NFL. These teams all have a decent chance to make the playoffs, but Mina and Arif hash out whether or not they are actually any good. Plus, they dive into the latest MVP odds.
Cards Against Humanity (or Cleveland): 10/13/21
Mina Kimes is joined by Kevin Clark of The Ringer to discuss the Jon Gruden scandal and what it says about the NFL's culture. They also talk football and diagnose what's wrong with the Chiefs defense, and preview Chargers-Ravens and Cardinals-Browns.
Dual Threat Danny: 10/6/21
Mina and Patrick Clayborn of NFL Network talk about Justin Fields outlook after being named the starter in Chicago, what Stephon Gilmore's impact will be on the Carolina Panthers, the Giants newfound offensive success, the rookies that have impressed them, Baker Mayfield's struggles, and why the Chief-Bills is set to be an offensive showdown.
WTF, WFT?: 9/29/21
Mina and Ollie Connolly of The Guardian and The Read Optional discuss the issues with the Patriots' offense, what's gone wrong for the Washington defense, the positive vibes coming from the Chargers' offense, and look ahead to a great weekend in the NFC West.
Justin Time for Week Three: 9/22/21
Mina and SB Nation's Justis Mosqueda preview Bucs-Rams and discuss wide ranging NFL topics like- should we be worried about the rookie quarterbacks? Will the Packers' defense be their undoing? Are the Raiders legit? Are you buying on Teddy Bridgewater? And how good is the Panthers' defense?
Charger Than Life: 9/15/21
Mina and ESPN's Bill Barnwell look ahead to the most intriguing matchups on the Week 2 schedule including Rams-Colts, Raiders-Steelers, Cowboys-Chargers, and Titans-Seahawks.
The Cowboys are Back in Town: 9/7/21
With the regular season just days away Mina and ESPN's Domonique Foxworth look ahead to the biggest matchups in Week One: Cowboys-Bucs, Browns-Chiefs, Packers-Saints, and Dolphins-Patriots.
Big Mac Attack: 9/1/21
Mina and Charles McDonald of USA Today play Right Call or Wrong Call as they discuss the Patriots' release of Cam Newton, the Bears rolling with Andy Dalton in Week 1, the 49ers' two quarterback system, and Teddy Bridgewater winning the job in Denver.
THE THIRD ANNUAL TEAM DRAFT: 8/24/21
The Third Annual Mina Kimes Show Draft returns with Mina and Mike Golic, Jr. drafting all 32 NFL teams, getting deep into the strategy of the game and reviewing last seasons draft. A champion will be crowned based on the following scoring system: 1 point for each win 5 points for making the playoffs 5 points for making the divisional round 10 points for making the conference championship game 10 points for making the Super Bowl 5 points for winning the Super Bowl
AFC Southern Man: 8/17/21
Mina and ESPN's Field Yates preview the AFC South- How will Urban Meyer 's influence impact the Jaguars' roster (4:45)? How does the uncertainty of the health on the offensive line impact Indy (26:11)? Will the Titans' improved secondary be enough to contend with the Chiefs and Bills (43:03? And what is the new front office doing to turn the tide in Houston (54:51)?
NFC Southern Discomfort: 8/11/21
Mina and Steven Ruiz preview the NFC South- how will Michael Thomas' injury impact the Saints' offense (2:42)? Will Kyle Pitts step into the A.J. Brown role in Arthur Smith's offense (21:30)? Will Sam Darnold take a Ryan Tannehill-esque jump now that he's gotten away from Adam Gase (38:08)? And what, if anything, could potentially derail the Bucs (57:20)?
The NFC Northern Lights: 8/4/21
Mina and ESPN's Matt Bowen discuss the injuries in Indy and then preview the NFC North including potential pitfalls for the Packers (8:56), why the Lions' offense will be better than people think (21:14), a much improved Vikings defense (47:17), and what the Bears' offense should look like once Justin Fields takes over (53:45).
The AFC Westing Game: 7/28/21
Mina and Nate Tice of The Athletic discuss Aaron Rodgers reporting to training camp and then preview the AFC West- What kind of offense will the Chargers run with Joe Lombardi (10:00)? Can the Raiders make up for a shaky secondary (27:02)? Does Patrick Mahomes mask all of Kansas City's holes on defense (44:40)? And is it all about the QB for the Broncos (58:37)?
Into the Wild NFC West: 7/21/21
Mina and ESPN's Lindsey Thiry preview the NFC West- how will the Rams make up for the loss of Cam Akers (1:02)? When is the right time for the 49ers to turn to Trey Lance (18:29)? Can Kliff Kingsbury finally unlock Kyler Murray (34:08)? And will the Seahawks' defense stand up despite a few glaring holes (45:51)?
The Future of Defense (and a personal history): 7/14/21
Mina talks to Coach Vass of the Make Defense Great Again podcast about the changing nature of defense in the NFL. Then Roger Bennett stops by to discuss his new book and his fealty to the Chicago Bears.
Year Tua in the AFC East: 7/5/21
Mina and ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques preview the AFC East. Can Josh Allen and the Bills' offense replicate what they did in 2020 (1:20)? Will the Patriots defense carry them to the playoffs (19:54)? What will the Dolphins' offense look like with added skill players for Tua (32:39)? And can the Jets front seven make up for their holes in the secondary (48:34)?
AFC Northern Exposure: 6/30/21
Mina and Arif Hasan of The Athletic recap the offseason and preview the 2021 season for the AFC North. Will the Browns defense put it all together (3:05)? Will the Bengals improve dramatically in year two with Joe Burrow (21:08)? How much different will the Ravens' passing attack look (36:53)? And will the offensive line derail the Steelers yet again (51:02)?
NFC Eastern Promises: 6/23/21
The division previews are...back. Mina and Ben Solak of The Draft Network assess the outlook for the teams in the NFC East. Will Daniel Jones have enough time to throw to his new skill players (4:40)? Can Washington repeat as division champs if they get average QB play (21:16)? Will Dallas' defense be able to stop anyone (41:29)? And are the Eagles kind of fun (54:59)?
Can the Broncos Buck Recent History?: 6/16/21
Mina and Gregg Rosenthal of the NFL Network offer Stock Up/Stock Down options including mini camp holdouts, position groups, entire offenses and defenses, and much more.
A Titan-ic WR Corp: 6/7/21
Mina and Bill Barnwell discuss the Julio Jones trade to Tennessee and then answer a bevy of mailbag questions from listeners.
Hero Ball Don't Lie: 6/2/21
Mina and Nate Tice of The Athletic discuss how every starting quarterback in the league can improve in 2021.
JuliOH NOOOOOOOOOO: 5/24/21
Mina talks to Charles McDonald of For The Win about the latest on Julio Jones trade rumors and what the Falcons need to do going forward. Plus, the pair answers listener questions and much more.
Absolute Units: 5/19/21
Mina and Domonique Foxworth rank their top 10 (or so) defenses for the 2021 season.
Not So Jolly Rodgers: 5/12/21
Mina is joined by Justis Mosqueda of SB Nation to break down the Green Bay Packers and the rest of the NFC. Plus, Mike Ryan Ruiz stops by to talk about whats going on with the Cleveland Browns and his AFC power rankings.
The Niners Go Counter Trey: 5/5/21
Mina and The Ringer's Danny Kelly give their thoughts on the Aaron Rodgers saga, 1st round QBs and the teams in the NFL Draft that they were excited about and the ones that made them go hmm.
Let's Mock And Roll : 4/27/21
Mina and Field Yates give you a full, round one non-predictive mock draft filled with surprise picks, trades, and much more.
On A (Team) Needs To Know Basis: 4/20/21
Mina is joined by ESPN's Courtney Cronin to break down the roster needs of all 32 NFL teams.
So Long And Sewell : 4/14/21
Mina Kimes and PFF's Lead Draft Analyst Mike Renner break down the best prospects on the offensive line and discuss the top-tier players from all three levels on the defensive side.
Play it Again, Sam: 4/6/21
Mina reacts to the Sam Darnold trade and then talks to Spencer Hall about the best wide receivers, running backs, and quarterbacks in the NFL Draft.
Trading Places: 3/30/21
Mina and Mike Golic, Jr. discuss the haul the 49ers traded in order to move up to the 3rd pick in next month's draft, how Miami must really like a guy or a group of guys to move from 12 to 6, and what it means for the Eagles to trade down.
Giant Spenders and Skittish Colts: 3/23/21
Mina and Jonathan Jones of CBS discuss why they like what the Bills and Jets did in free agency, whether or not the Washington Football Team and New York Giants did enough to compete with the Cowboys in the NFC East, and why the NFC West is an apocalyptic hellscape.
Dollar Dollar Bill, Ya'll: 3/15/21
Mina and USA Today's Steven Ruiz answer free agency related mailbag questions about the Patriots spending spree, the Chiefs bolstering their offensive line, and the Bucs keeping everyone. Plus, they offer instant reactions to a flurry of deals that were reported during the taping of the podcast.
And just like that...we're Dak!: 3/10/21
Field Yates tells Mina that Dak Prescott's new contract is quite possibly the best deal ever signed by a player in NFL history. Then they look at the eight teams last place teams and discuss ways they can improve. Should the Falcons, Jets, Broncos, and Lions all be targeting a quarterback in the first round of the draft. Will Jimmy G be the 49ers starter in Week 1?
This Bud Dupree's For You: 2/24/21
Mina talks to Chris Long about Carson Wentz' fit in Indy, who the Patriots should target to be their quarterback next season, and where the top free agents like Trent Williams, Kenny Golladay, Leonard Williams, Yannick Ngakoue, and Bud Dupree will wind up.
Watt Dreams May Come: 2/17/21
Mina and Ben Solak of The Draft Network discuss potential landing spots for J.J. Watt, provide a holistic view of Carson Wentz' career and forecast his future ceiling, and offer their early assessments of the top 5 quarterbacks in the 2021 Draft Class.
Knuck If You Buc: 2/10/21
Mina and Domonique Foxworth discuss the marvelous schematic performances by both Todd Bowles and Byron Leftwich in the Super Bowl, the myriad of lessons the Bucs learned in their Week 12 loss to Kansas City, how the Chiefs waited too long to run the ball, and why the GOAT debate is officially over-- Gronk is the best TE ever and Kelce isn't catching him. Plus, they react to Russell Wilson saying he's been sacked too much and suggest that Houston should trade Deshaun Watson to improve a depleted Texans roster.
Super Bowles vs. Super Spags: 2/3/21
Mina and former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz look ahead to Super Bowl LV. How will the musical chairs up front impact Kansas City's offense? Will the Chiefs blitz Brady aggressively? Will Tampa Bay running backs have to make a few big catches? Plus, they review the Matthew Stafford-Jared Goff trade for both the Rams and the Lions.
How Much Can You Stafford?: 1/27/21
Mina talks to Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic about what should be a wild offseason with an ample amount of QB needy teams, how Aaron Rodgers was let down by both his teammates and coaches in the NFC Championship Game, and what the Bills need to do to improve heading into next year.
Twelve on Twelve: 1/20/21
Mina and Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus look ahead to Championship Weekend and preview Bucs-Packers and Bills-Chiefs. Plus, they take a look at the off season needs for the teams eliminated in the Divisional Round and discuss how hard the Jets should go after Deshaun Watson.
The Senior Bowl in New Orleans: 1/13/21
Mina talks to ESPN's Bill Barnwell about the Divisional Round- Do the Rams have the best defense in the league? Is Ravens-Bills the best match up? Are the Browns going to get clapped? What can Todd Bowles do to slow down the Saints offense? Plus, what the firing of Doug Pederson means for Philly and Mina reacts to the news of the Seahawks parting ways with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Wildcard N' Out: 1/6/21
Mina and Domonique Foxworth look ahead to Wild Card Weekend- what's the sexiest match up? Does Washington have a chance? Will the Titans beat the Ravens again? Plus, which characters from Cobra Kai are Mina and Domonique most like?
Let's Dolphinish This!: 12/29/20
Mina and ESPN's Field Yates discuss Week 17's most pivotal games. Who's playing? Who's not playing? What does that mean? Mina and Field tackle all of those questions while navigating the chaos surrounding the leagues playoff scenarios.
Jets...Win? Sorta?: 12/23/20
Mina talks to ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques about Josh Allen's ascension this season, whether or not the Bills are the team that matches up best with the Chiefs, the future for the Jets if they have the 2nd pick in the draft, and the teams that have the best chance to emerge from the NFC playoff picture.
A Lamarvelous Performance: 12/16/20
Mina talks to Bleacher Report's Adam Lefkoe about the wild Monday Night Football game between the Ravens and Browns, how the Steelers have fallen off the past two weeks, and the future for Jalen Hurts with the Eagles.
All-en on Buffalo: 12/8/20
Mina and Steven Ruiz of USA Today look ahead to the Steelers-Bills game in Week 14, discuss why Philadelphia should start Jalen Hurts, reflect on the Seahawks' loss to the Giants, and rank the potential head coach openings around the league.
The Bevell You Know: 12/2/20
Mina talks with the NFL Network's Gregg Rosenthal about what's different with Tom Brady this year, the Washington Football Team's chances to win the NFC East, a possible Bevellution of the Lions offense down the stretch, and what to expect in the Rams-Cardinals game. Plus, a mailbag, Who Caught Your Eye, and Dinks and Dunks.
Are the Colts a Shoe-in?: 11/25/20
Mina and Robert Mays of The Athletic discuss the Rams win on Monday Night Football, if Taysom Hill can keep it up with the Saints, whether or not the Raiders are legitimate contenders, and look ahead to Titans-Colts. Plus, Who Caught Your Eye and Dinks and Dunks.
Herbert's haircut and Jameis enters the chat: 11/19/20
Mina talks to Domonique Foxworth about Justin Herbert's haircut, the Saints' chances with Jameis, what's wrong with the Ravens, and which team will win the AFC East. Plus, Mike Golic, Jr. joins for a mega mailbag and some soul crushing poll questions.
The Buc Stops Here: 11/11/20
Mina talks to ESPN's Seth Walder about what's wrong with the Bucs offense, which team matches up the best against the Chiefs, and whether or not the Seahawks defense can be fixed. Plus, they look ahead to Bills-Cardinals, play Who Caught Your Eye, and discuss who would be on an All-Star team comprised of players from the NFC East.
'Fins and Losses: 11/4/20
Mina and Dave Dameshek discuss the NFL trade deadline, whether or not the Steelers are the team best equipped to beat the Chiefs, and if they are Fins up or Fins down on the Dolphins. Plus, they discuss jersey numbers in Who Caught Your Eye and look ahead to Seahawks-Bills.
Can Ben Make Baltimore Eat Crow?: 10/28/20
Mina and Arif Hasan of The Athletic look ahead to Steelers-Ravens and Patriots-Bills, discuss the Browns' offensive line, Kyle Shanahan scheming players open, and whether or not the Bucs are the best team in the NFL
Tampa 2 Legit: 10/21/20
Mina talks to Sam Monson and Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus about the weaknesses of the top 10 teams in the league (according to 538's expected playoff percentage)- Chiefs, Steelers, Titans, Seahawks, Ravens, Bears, Packers, Bucs, Bills, and Saints.
An AFC North Bake-off: 10/14/20
Mina and Charles McDonald of the New York Daily News look ahead to Browns-Steelers, discuss the next steps for the Falcons, and say something positive about the Giants and Jets,
Houston, We Have a Job Opening: 10/7/20
Mina and Patrick Claybon of the NFL Network discuss Washington turning to Kyle Allen, Bill O'Brien's firing in Houston, the start of Joe Burrow's career, and which team is the best in the NFC East. Plus, the second installment of Who Caught Your Eye.
Bear with me, Chicago: 9/30/20
Mina and Field Yates discuss the Ravens-Chiefs game, the Bears turning to Nick Foles, whether or not we anointed Kyler Murray too early, who the best team in the NFC is, and which NFL players would be the best at capture the flag. Plus, a new, innovative, ground-breaking segment.
The Artful Rodgers: 9/23/20
Mina talks to Danny Kelly of The Ringer about the Monday Night match up between the Ravens and Chiefs, the rash of injuries across the league, early MVP candidates, why scoring is up, and the teams that look like they'll have the best chance at drafting Trevor Lawrence.
Cam ran. Russ cooked. Wentz winced.: 9/16/20
Mina and Steven Ruiz of USA Today react to the Week 1 action and look ahead to the top games of Week 2 including Patriots-Seahawks, Falcons-Cowboys, Rams-Eagles, and Broncos-Steelers.
Here's How to Stop Maho--Lol jk: 9/8/20
Mina and Domonique Foxworth look ahead to the best games in Week 1 including Texans-Chiefs, Packers-Vikings, Bucs-Saints, and Titans-Broncos.
Candid Kamara: 9/2/20
Mina talks to former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz about Alvin Kamara looking for a long term deal, the ramifications of Derwin James' injury, the QB competition in Chicago, and the Jaguars' rebuilding plan.
The Safety Dance: 8/26/20
Mina and Kevin Clark of The Ringer weigh in on Budda Baker's extension and Earl Thomas' release before digging through a mega-mailbag.
Joe Judgement Day: 8/19/20
Mina asks Gregg Rosenthal of the NFL Network to assess how big of a deal a slew of recent headlines actually are- including Tom Brady's arm strength, a QB competition in Washington, and a veteran pass rusher holding in.
Bill and Mina's Excellent Podventure: 8/12/20
Mina and Bill Barnwell discuss possible improvement and regression candidates and then make predictions for all of the biggest awards.
THE TEAM DRAFT IS BACK: 8/5/20
The 2nd Annual Mina Kimes Show Draft, Mina and Mike Golic, Jr. draft all 32 NFL teams and the revised scoring system below will dictate the winner. 1 point for each win. 5 points for making the playoffs. 5 points for making the divisional round. 10 points for making the conference championship game. 10 points for making the Super Bowl. 5 points for winning the Super Bowl.
Will Father Time Come for Big Ben: 7/29/20
Mina and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the growing list of players opting out of the 2020 season, the Seahawks trading for Jamal Adams, and preview the season outlook for the Steelers, Ravens, Browns, and Bengals.
Why You Always Lion: 7/22/20
Mina and ESPN's Courtney Cronin dissect the NFC North and take a look at how the Bears, Vikings, Packers, and Lions will fare in the upcoming season.
Drew Lock It Up: 7/15/20
The divisional previews continue as Mina and former NFL Front Office Executive Nate Tice tackle the AFC West. Full season outlooks for the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, and Los Angeles Chargers,
The Violent Delights of NFC Westworld: 7/8/20
Mina and Domonique Foxworth discuss Patrick Mahomes' extension with the Chiefs before previewing the teams in the NFC West: Cardinals (7:00), Seahawks (19:42), 49ers (39:30), and Rams (52:10).
Cam New(in)Town: 6/30/20
Mina and Field Yates discuss Cam Newton landing with the Patriots before previewing the teams in the AFC South: Titans (17:38), Colts (31:44), Texans (44:30), and Jaguars (54:50)
Fountains of Dwayne: 6/24/20
Mina's NFL divisional previews continue with the NFC East. Mina and Charles McDonald of the New York Daily News discuss the season outlook for the Giants (3:29), Eagles (21:21), Redskins (38:34), and Cowboys (51:49).
When They Go Buffa-low, We Go Buffa-high: 6/17/20
Mina's NFL divisional previews roll on with the AFC East. Mina and the NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund discuss the season outlook for the Jets (4:51), Bills (21:19), Patriots (34:15), and Dolphins (45:52).
TOMPA TIME: 6/10/20
Mina's NFL divisional previews have begun! Up first is the NFC South. Mina and Warren Sharp preview the season outlook for the Saints (3:51), Falcons (21:55), Bucs (41:13), and Panthers (53:32) and offer some fantasy and betting advice along the way.
The Morning Roast Reunion Show - Hour 3: 6/7/20
Malika Andrews tells us about George Hill's ranch, plus...more entertainment needed for NBA re-start and we find out What We Learned Today.
The Morning Roast Reunion Show - Hour 2: 6/7/20
Jeff Passan bullies he way onto the show, Elmo vs. Cookie Monster, and Clinton's overall attitude towards football talk.
The Morning Roast Reunion Show - Hour 1: 6/7/20
TMR is back! Joel Anderson joins for 1 Gotta Go and Clinton, Mina, & Domonique discuss Drew Brees' week & where' they've been.
Can Baker Cook Again?: 6/3/20
Mina talks to Andrew Siciliano of the NFL Network about the outlook for the Rams and Browns next season, the NFL coaches and ESPN personalities they'd want on their bar trivia teams, and what a typical day is like hosting the NFL RedZone channel.
Lane Change: 5/27/20
Mina talks to Eagles tackle Lane Johnson about posing nude, what makes Carson Wentz special, and mental health awareness. Plus, Domonique Foxworth stops by to discuss the NFL's new measures aimed at improving diversity in coach and front-office hiring (24:45).
NOBODY GET MAD BUT WE RANKED SOME QBS: 5/20/20
Mina and Nate Tice conduct a quarterback draft based on who theyd want for the next five years.
Stidham? I hardly know him!: 5/13/20
Mina and Bill Barnwell discuss Stephen Jones' recent comments about the idea that paying your quarterback too much decreases your chance to win, the Patriots' decision to roll with Jarret Stidham at quarterback, and the trade rumors they'd most like to start if they could. Mina and Bill Barnwell discuss Stephen Jones' recent comments about the idea that paying your quarterback too much decreases your chance to win, the Patriots' decision to roll with Jarrett Stidham at quarterback, and the trade rumors they'd most like to start if they could.
Bobby Wagner!: 5/8/20
Mina talks to Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner about how he went from two star recruit to future Hall of Famer, what it was like the first time he commanded the huddle of the vaunted Seattle defense, how he negotiated his latest contract, the hardest QB in the league to defend, and his post football plans.
Momentum? More like NOMENTUM: 5/6/20
Mina talks to Ravens Manager of Player Evaluation and Analytics Corey Krawiec about big picture topics like why teams shouldn't draft for need, how views of running the football have evolved, the notion of momentum, and the things that we can't yet quantify.
Love, Actually: 4/28/20
Mina and Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus discuss the team drafts they liked the most, the Packers trading up for Jordan Love, the Eagles taking Jalen Hurts, and Jameis Winston landing in New Orleans.
Love is a Battlefield: 4/21/20
Mina and Mike Golic, Jr. perform their own virtual mock draft complete with the Wide Receiver Thunderdome, an explanation of "airport time," and the first round's three potential inflection points.
Just the Tua Us: 4/15/20
Mina and SB Nations Spencer Hall discuss Tua vs. Herbert, Jerry Jeudy vs. CeeDee Lamb, which position Isaiah Simmons should play, and other NFL draft questions.
A Fox Fix For Every Team: 4/8/20
Mina and ESPN's Domonique Foxworth assess the areas of need for all 32 NFL teams with the draft just two weeks away.
Bears, Lions, and Tiger Kings: 4/1/20
Mina and Kevin Clark of The Ringer answer mailbag questions about things like Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, how the Giants will screw up the draft this year, and the Tiger King.
I Don't Give a Cam: 3/24/20
Mina and ESPN's Bill Barnwell discuss Cam Newton being released, free agency winners and losers, and why Jameis Winston has yet to be signed.
TB going to TB, that answers the question: 3/17/20
Mina and Steven Ruiz of USA Today discuss Tom Brady's fit in Tampa Bay, Teddy Bridgewater replacing Cam Newton in Carolina, the Bills trading for Stefon Diggs, and other free agent moves.
Future of Football: NFL Players Vote and 2020 Plans: 3/16/20
While most sports are on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL got some certainty this week, with players voting to approve a new collective bargaining agreement. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith talks about the major points of the new deal. Then, ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano discusses how the league is responding to risks of COVID-19, and how the upcoming football schedule could change.
Deal or No Deal: 3/11/20
Mina and ESPN's Ryan Clark discuss the pending CBA vote, what the Cowboys should do with Dak Prescott and Byron Jones, and how the teams with the most cap space should spend their money.
Traders Gonna Trade: 3/4/20
Mina and Gregg Rosenthal of the NFL Network discuss the 49ers' rumored interest in Tom Brady, the top 10 free agents (15:59), potential trade targets (55:02), and whether or not the Redskins should draft Tua with the 2nd overall pick.
More Football More Problems: 2/24/20
Mina and Domonique Foxworth discuss how much the Cowboys should pay Dak Prescott as well as the ongoing labor negotiations, including the possibility of a 17th regular season game and two additional playoff games. Plus, the Pro Bowler Mina is continually surprised to learn is still in his 20s.
Surveying the QB...Field: 2/18/20
Mina and Field Yates look at the offseason quarterback market and try to figure out the best fits for the Colts, Bears, Patriots, Chargers, Jaguars, and Panthers. Plus, Lenny's origin story and tales from Field's honeymoon.
This *is* it, Chiefs: 2/4/20
Mina and Mike Golic, Jr. discuss who should have been the MVP of Super Bowl LIV, whether or not Kyle Shanahan should be blamed for passing on that 2nd and 5, Shakira's oeuvre, and look back at their preseason predictions.
You Only LIV Once: 1/28/20
Mina and Warren Sharp look ahead to the Super Bowl matchup between the Chiefs and 49ers. How important is play action for Kansas City? Will Richard Sherman be able to keep Tyreek Hill in check? Will Patrick Mahomes run the ball effectively? Can the 49ers run the ball all over San Francisco? And who's going to win?
The Red on Red Wedding: 1/22/20
Mina and NFL.com's Dave Dameshek discuss Patrick Mahomes' greatness (7:45), what the Titans should do this off-season (26:07), the beauty of the 49ers offense (46:52), and why the Packers aren't a lock to bounce right back next season (1:01:11).
The Final Four is Loco: 1/15/20
Mina and ESPN's Chris Sprow sulk in their beloved Seahawks loss (1:53) before looking ahead to the NFC Championship Game (9:57). Then, Mina chats with Mel Kiper, Jr. about the AFC Championship Game (40:39), what the Lions should do with the 3rd overall pick, and his pumpkin pie addiction (1:05:58).
Joy! Divisional Round: 1/7/20
Mina and USA Today's Steven Ruiz react to Wild Card Weekend before looking ahead to the Divisional Round: Texans-Chiefs (4:02), Vikings-49ers (14:44), Seahawks-Packers (34:16), and Titans-Ravens (44:04).
The Wild Wild NFC West: 12/30/19
Mina and Domonique Foxworth preview all four of the Wild Card Weekend matchups- Titans-Patriots (6:49), Seahawks-Eagles (17:06), Bills-Texans (33:52), and Vikings-Saints.
Merry Listmas: Power Ranking The Playoffs: 12/24/19
Mina and The Ringer's Danny Kelly give power rankings for playoff eligible teams, talk the best fan bases in the NFL and discuss group holiday pajamas.
The Kirk Store Called: 12/18/19
Mina talks with Field Yates about underrated players and ideas in the NFL and then chats with Get Up producer Paul Hembekides about overrated players and concepts like Drew Brees and the Saints passing game and Aaron Rodgers (33:02).
Mina and Domonique Foxworth discuss the Patriots latest camera controversy before looking ahead to Texans-Titans and Rams-Cowboys. Plus, how many members of the 2013 Seahawks will make it to the Hall of Fame?
The Bills Are Due: 12/4/19
Mina and Charles McDonald of the New York Daily News discuss the Panthers' firing of Ron Rivera as well as the future of the Giants. Plus, they look ahead to Ravens-Bills and Titans-Raiders.
Lenny Thanksgiving Spectacular: 11/27/19
Mina and Mike Golic, Jr. discuss Lamar Jackson's brilliance (2:08) and field mailbag questions from fans, friends, and family members (7:50). Plus, Lenny is unleashed and back behind the microphone (54:24).
Get a Grip! NFL QB Secrets to Handling the Pigskin: 11/22/19
It seems so basic. And yet, it can reveal so much - how an NFL quarterback holds the ball. ESPN Senior Writer David Fleming talked to some of the league's top signal callers to find out their preferences, their quirks, and the unique stories behind their grips.
Baltimore RAVIN': 11/20/19
Mina and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss whether or not a series of statements are real like: The Ravens are the best team in the NFL (3:59), We were wrong about Kliff Kingsbury (17:28), and Russell Wilson is the MVP (36:33).
Summer of Cam: 11/13/19
Mina and Jacson Bevens of FieldGulls.com discuss the Seahawks' win over the 49ers on Monday (3:23) before evaluating how teams like the Panthers (18:41), Bears (26:52), Broncos, Bengals, Dolphins, Jaguars, and Chargers (1:04:15) should handle their QB situations.
Slapshot, Meet Smile: Inside the Craziest Job in Sports - The NHL Dentist: 11/7/19
Pucks to the mouth. Teeth flying to the ice. Hockey players aren't known for their perfect smiles. But have you ever wondered who exactly comes to the rescue mid-game, after a player takes a slapshot to the teeth, and gets them back on the ice? Enter the world of NHL dentists - the brave heroes who put hockey players' notorious grins back together. ESPN writer Dave Fleming takes Mina Kimes on a gory, grueling journey of mouth molds, chiclets, emergency surgery, and more tales of dental hockey horror.
Breaking 2 Electric Boogerloo: 11/6/19
Mina and ESPN's Booger McFarland discuss the black cat that interrupted MNF and then preview Seahawks-49ers (2:56), Lions-Bears (24:23), and Vikings-Cowboys (36:39).
Foxworth Power Index: 10/30/19
Mina and ESPNs Domonique Foxworth look at the top ten teams in the NFL per ESPNs Football Power Index and discuss their weaknesses.
Philly Not So Special: 10/23/19
Mina and ESPN's Field Yates react to a flurry of NFL trades and look ahead to Panthers-49ers (9:30), Eagles-Bills (32:59), and Bucs-Titans (49:46).
QB Tiers for Fears: 10/16/19
Mina and Adam Lefkoe from Bleacher Report rank the NFL quarterbacks in tiers: 1. God level 2. Pretty, pretty good 3. I mean, sure 4. Thinking emoji 5. Scooby Doo.
Shana-stans Unite: 10/9/19
Mina and Steven Ruiz of USA Today discuss whether or not the 49ers are for real, who deserves the most blame for the Browns 2-3 start (35:22), Texans-Chiefs (51:18), and the moment in their lives they'd like to relive.
I love you and I Minshew: 10/2/19
Mina and ESPN's Cam Wolfe discuss how Teddy Bridgewater's name adds to his likeability, the Packers-Cowboys game, Minshew Mania (22:28), the Dolphins tank (39:32), and the Mina Bowl (1:01:26).
The Dimes Times: 9/26/19
Mina and Mike Golic Jr. relive the reason for the delayed posting of this podcast. Plus, they discuss Daniel Jones' debut as the Giants starter (4:46), why the Redskins should turn to Dwayne Haskins (15:09), and look ahead to Vikings-Bears (31:07) and Patriots-Bills (43:10).
Bridge Over Troubled Water: 9/17/19
Mina and ESPN Rams reporter Lindsey Thiry discuss the injuries to Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers trading for Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jalen Ramsey demanding a trade, the best three teams in the NFC, Mina's fascination with a third string quarterback, and "normies."
Kliff Notes: 9/11/19
Mina and Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network discuss the Week 1 success of Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson, the battle for supremacy in the NFC North, whether or not the Jets-Browns game is a must win, and the fast food restaurant they'd eat at for the rest of their lives if they could only eat at one.
Houston, We have a...Trade: 9/4/19
Mina and Kevin Clark of The Ringer discuss the Texans trading away Jadeveon Clowney and for Laremy Tunsil (2:11), the sliding doors moment of 2019 (3:53), the merits of French onion soup (41:20), and look ahead to two of the best matchups in Week 1 (45:21)
Good Luck and Godspeed: 8/28/19
Mina and Bill Barnwell discuss Russell Wilson responding to Mina on Twitter (0:45), the impact of Andrew Luck's retirement (3:33), an updated assessment of Daniel Jones (42:49), and which classic novels best describe NFL teams (30:38).
That's a Clowney Question, Bro: 8/21/19
Mina and Gregg Rosenthal of the NFL Network discuss persons of interest like Jadeveon Clowney (10:16), Derwin James (18:04), Josh Gordon (24:03), Lamar Jackson (43:48), and Deshaun Watson (57:45). Plus, Mina's recall of network television procedurals (4:01), the NFL player she had a dream about (44:39), and a major show announcement (1:04:33).
Preseason SZN: 8/13/19
Mina and Domonique Foxworth play a modified version of Buy or Sell based on preseason headlines. Plus, the moment Mina outsmarted her 4th grade teacher (10:31), Lenny's origin story (39:55), and which NFL QB would win The Bachelorette?
KC and GoJo: 8/7/19
Mina and Mike Golic, Jr. draft every NFL team in a game Mina created on a whim (3:04) including a realistic homer take and the team most likely to draft Tua. Plus, Hall of Fame game takes, an idea for a TV show about a dog (47:26), and the Disney duo that they are most like (1:09:51).
Pump Up the Sam: 7/31/19
Mina and Warren Sharp examine the AFC East and discuss how the Jets (7:01), Bills (19:41), Patriots (43:31), and Dolphins (53:10) will fare this season. Plus, dark horse picks to win each conference and Mina makes a startling admission about a movie (1:08:28).
Lenny Takes Seattle: 7/23/19
Mina and The Ringer's Danny Kelly review the offseason in the NFC West and discuss how the Cardinals, Rams, 49ers, and Seahawks will do this season. Plus, Seahawks LB K.J. Wright drops by to discuss the Russell Wilson contract announcement, a crazy Pete Carroll story, and the moment he knew he'd make it to the NFL.
Welcome to the Bake Show: 7/17/19
Mina and Mike Ryan from The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz take a closer look at the AFC North and discuss how the Browns (3:18), Ravens (16:53), Bengals (39:52), and Steelers (49:51) will fare this season. Plus, who's the best Packers QB of all time (29:40), a new DJ name for Mike (58:54), and which character from Big Little Lies is Dan Le Batard (1:02:53)?
Under the Influwentz: 7/10/19
Mina and Cynthia Frelund of the NFL Network zero in on the NFC East and discuss the Eagles (5:15), Redskins (21:16), Giants (43:02), and Cowboys (51:35). Plus, whether or not John Elway can hack it as a GM (37:19), the difficulty of watching game deciding kicks (1:01:25), and a plea to update Wikipedia pages.
Are the Colts the Celtics of the NFL?: 7/3/19
Mina and Domonique Foxworth evaluate the offseason in the AFC South and discuss how the Colts (4:34), Jaguars (17:22), Titans (41:40), and Texans (50:36) will do this season. Plus, Mina's proudest Twitter moment (29:59) and which NFL coach is the most wedgieable (1:04:46)?
My Wife Left Me But The Pack Is Back: 6/26/19
Mina and Adam Schefter take a closer look at the NFC North and discuss the offseason changes made by the Packers (4:44), Lions (17:01), Bears (41:47), and Vikings (49:14). Plus, Mina asks Adam who would play him in a movie and why his news breaking tweets don't have a name like Adrian Wojnarowski's do?
Who's Drinking the Raider-ade?: 6/19/19
Mina and Field Yates evaluate the offseason in the AFC West and discuss how the Raiders (8:20), Chargers (20:09), Broncos (38:13), and Chiefs (46:52) will fare this season. Plus, who at ESPN has the best hair (55:23)?
Carolina On Our Mind: 6/12/19
Mina and SB Nation's Charles McDonald discuss whether the Falcons (6:35), Saints (19:55), Bucs (38:57), and Panthers (48:09) will be better or worse next year. Plus, who from The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz could Mina beat in a race (34:47)?
The 400 Body Blows: 6/4/19
A major show announcement (5:38). Plus, Mina and Mike Golic, Jr. discuss the notion of establishing the run (9:05), answer a bunch of questions in a mega mailbag (23:04), and put a new twist on Dinks and Dunks (59:36).
Stuck in QB Purgatory: 5/29/19
Mina talks to Dan Orlovsky about how much the Cowboys should pay Dak Prescott (6:31), why Derek Carr should have a bounce back year (20:35), if Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota is more likely to get a long term contract (37:17), and which ESPN employee would make the best Bachelor/Bachelorette (52:07).
Not Safe For Kirk: 5/22/19
Mina talks to Deadspin's Drew Magary about his love of the Vikings (8:38), his Why Your Team Sucks feature (25:46), NBA Twitter (29:40), and his recovery from a brain hemorrhage that put him in a coma (43:17).
Cool Your Jets: 5/15/19
Mina talks to PFF Steve (Steve Palazzolo) about the Jets firing of Mike Maccagnan as well as the article that has been tearing apart the football analytics community (3:48). Plus, part two of the QB roundtable with the shipping container from The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz (37:57). Plus, a preview of Sports Wars. https://wondery.com/shows/sports-wars/
The Right Time with Lenny: 5/8/19
Mina and Bomani Jones talk about why Zion Williamson didn't play football (10:03), the complicating factors of how the NFL should handle Tyreek Hill (21:03), Richard Sherman's comments on Nick Bosa's tweets (41:15), and how easy it'd be to throw Russell Wilson a birthday party (53:57).
Mr. Jones and Me: 5/1/19
Mina and Mike Golic, Jr. take a look at the landing spots for the top four quarterbacks drafted (6:57), offer up five winners (three teams, a GM, and a player) and six perplexing choices (43:48), and discuss the best looking NBA players (1:08:49), and celebrities that have inexplicably followed them on social media (1:11:45).
Draft Night is Dark and Full of Terrors: 4/23/19
Mina and Domonique Foxworth talk about why the Giants should not take a quarterback with either of their first round picks (14:15), whether or not Dwayne Haskins would be an upgrade over Jameis Winston in Tampa Bay (23:14), if they'd rather have unlimited queso or unlimited salsa (37:53), and if Domonique would hug Roger Goodell if he were a draft prospect this year (1:08:20).
Don't Nickel and Dime Your Quarterback: 4/17/19
Mina and Louis Riddick discuss getting sassy on social media dealing with keyboard tough guys (2:21), Russell Wilson's new contract and whether or not you can win while paying a QB that much (7:28), how many QBs deserve to go in the first round (31:16), why more top QBs don't pull an Eli Manning (37:49), and how the draft teaches us about both trends in the NFL and the sliding scale of positional importance (43:50).
We Will We Will Mock You: 4/10/19
Mina and ESPN's Joel Anderson go back and forth to create a mock draft of who NFL teams should select later this month in Nashville. Joel tells us which prospect looks like Meek Mill, the player that doesn't have a face for greatness, and why a prospect's last name is giving him a boost. Mina suggests that Mountain Time is inconsiderate, says that a player has planetary upside, and rotates through a series of phrases like "pro ready", "plug and play", and "day one starter", which all mean the same thing. Plus, Mina chats with former Washington safety Taylor Rapp about his preparation for the draft.
The Start Of Draft SZN: 4/3/19
NFL Draft SZN is upon us and Mina talks to Spencer Hall about how this year's QB class is like Sunday brunch (10:57), the similarities between Jared Goff and Josh Rosen (36:48), the QB he'd take a bullet for (37:11), why he thinks Ed Oliver is the best player available (54:20), the NFL Draft prospect that can play every position except QB (1:02:52), and what Jim Harbaugh would do if he wasn't a football coach (1:18:30).
Pooch Punting With Pat: 3/26/19
Mina talks to former Colts punter Pat McAfee about acting reckless on press row of an NCAA Tournament game (4:03), which NFL coach would win a royal rumble (13:59), the kind of texter Colts GM Chris Ballard is (12:48), her experience portraying The Undertaker (43:01), and which team should be favored in the AFC North (48:32). Plus, Mina offers strong takes on beer and Pat decides how much money he'd pay to have an hour long conversation with his dog.
TANK U, NEXT: 3/20/19
Mina talks to former NFL LB Kirk Morrison about the hype train for the Browns (3:15), the angriest looking coach in the NFL (9:55), why the sophomore slump for QBs is a real thing (31:50), what the Packers should do to help Aaron Rodgers (49:09), the Costco portion of free agency, and if he'd rather give up cake or pie (1:09:54). Plus, Mina discusses why she's here for the fish tank (11:05) and the time she awkwardly got in a revolving door with a 2-time Super Bowl champ (1:04:48).
Pre Agency: 3/13/19
Mina talks to Dianna Russini about Le'Veon Bell's deal with the Jets and having Adam Schefter tweet out a report from her phone (1:32). Plus, she gets reaction from Browns super fan Mike Ryan on the Odell Beckham, Jr. trade (29:29) and tries to make amends with the city of Pittsburgh by talking to Dave Dameshek (36:17).
Larry Fitzgerald Loves Gerbils: 3/6/19
Mina chats with Larry Fitzgerald about coming back for another season, his handsome new head coach, his favorite shows to watch on Netflix, and his post retirement plans. Plus, she talks with Warren Sharp about analytical trends to watch for next season, how the Rams could have used analytics to scheme better in the Super Bowl, and who the most overrated quarterback in the NFL is.
Measure Up: 2/27/19
Mina chats with Field Yates about Nick Foles' free agency, the Cardinals' decision with the #1 pick, and the top pass rushers in the draft. Plus, she talks with the two men who created the psychological test administered to every player at the combine.
Welcome To Source Season: 2/19/19
Mina Kimes chats with Bleacher Report's Adam Lefkoe about potential landing spots for Le'Veon Bell, the top 10 free agents, the secret behind athletes' work out videos, movies that deserve a sequel, and Colin Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL.
A Tale of Two QB Conversations: 2/13/19
Mina Kimes reacts to the Joe Flacco trade, chats with Sheil Kapadia about Nick Foles' future, and plays a QB game with the shipping container from The Dan Le Batard Show.
Was The Super Bowl... Good?: 2/6/19
Mina Kimes and friend of the podcast The Undefeated's Domonique Foxworth recap Super Bowl LIII, discuss what the Rams could have done to win and look ahead to the 2019 season.
Mina & Dianna: Friday Frenzy: 2/1/19
Mina Kimes & Dianna Russini discuss whether the Patriots or Rams have the advantage on offense & defense, Sean McVay's in-game strategy & more. Plus, Andrew Hawkins stops by to make his predictions, weigh in on prop bets and much more.
Mina & Dianna: TBT Edition: 1/31/19
Mina Kimes and Dianna Russini continue to preview Super Bowl LIII and are joined by Mike Golic Jr. and Bill Barnwell. Also on this Throwback Thursday edition, they crew recalls the last time the Patriots and Rams met in the big game and discuss if the results of this year's matchup will be the same.
Kimes & Barnwell: The Dynamic Duo: 1/30/19
Mina Kimes welcomes Bill Barnwell to the show to discuss Super Bowl LIII from all angles, include the Rams' offensive plans, the Patriots' defense strategy and more.
Mina & Dianna Take On Twitter : 1/30/19
Mina Kimes and NFL reporter Dianna Russini bring you a special treat from Super Bowl LIII. In this "live on Twitter" episode, Mina & Dianna welcome Domonique Foxworth to the show to discuss the Patriots' underdog narrative, the role Rob Gronkowski plays in the big game and much more.
And Then There Were Fewer : 1/23/19
Mina Kimes welcomes analyst and former NFL WR Andrew Hawkins to the show to recap Championship Sunday and explain how he managed to predict a Rams-Patriots Super Bowl in the preseason.
Takefest Of Champions: 1/16/19
Mina Kimes welcomes in ESPN's Chris Sprow to breakdown the NFL's final four heading into Championship Sunday.
Good Luck Stopping The Colts: 1/9/19
Mina Kimes is joined by ESPN NFL analyst Damien Woody who helps break down the NFL Divisional Weekend matchups. Plus, Lenny makes moves on Damien's furry friend Tiffany.
Let's Get Wild (Card): 1/2/19
Mina Kimes welcomes back Mike Golic, Jr. to help preview NFL Wild Card Weekend. Together, they make winner predictions and Lenny may have thrown salt in Golic Jr.'s wound.
New Year's Resolutions: 12/26/18
Mina Kimes welcomes friend of the show Domonique Foxworth to offer New Year's Resolutions for the 15 teams in playoff contention (4:11), including but not limited to the Chiefs (8:48), Rams (21:09), Chargers (34:39), Seahawks (36:52) and Steelers (45:23). Plus, they take some questions from the mailbag (30:37) and close out with Dinks & Dunks (54:07).
Stretch Fun: 12/19/18
Mina Kimes talks all things NFC East with Matthew Berry (3:10), and welcomes Dianna Russini to chat about the enormous Saints-Steelers matchup this weekend (48:00).
Hasselbeck To The Future (of QBs): 12/12/18
Mina Kimes is joined by ESPN NFL analyst Matt Hasselbeck to draft some NFL quarterbacks... all 25 years-old or younger (who they select first may or may not surprise you).
Who's Leading The Pack? : 12/5/18
Mina Kimes welcomes in ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates to discuss Mike McCarthy's firing, preview the Rams-Bears and Vikings-Seahawks Week 14 matchups and much more.
Baker vs. Everybody: 11/28/18
Mina Kimes is joined by ESPN NFL analyst Ryan Clark. They discuss Baker Mayfield's comments, the Redskins' claim of Reuben Foster and more. Plus, Katie Nolan learns how to be Seahawks fan.
Death To Defense? : 11/21/18
Mina Kimes welcomes NFL Network's Patrick Claybon to the show and they try to rank the 5 best teams in the NFL. Plus, they weigh in on Lamar Jackson and if defense is dying in the NFL.
We FINALLY Remember The Titans : 11/15/18
Mina Kimes welcomes ESPN NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky to the show to break down three Week 11 matchups. Also, Mina brags on her Titans prediction and answers fans questions!
Taking Out The Trash: 11/7/18
Mina Kimes welcomes back good friend and The Undefeated's Domonique Foxworth to talk about the worst teams in the NFL and how long we can expect them to stink.
Killa Cam Is Back: 10/31/18
Mina Kimes brings back her first repeat guest - Mike Golic Jr.! Together they preview four games from Week 9 including if Panthers QB Cam Newton can lead the team to victory in their NFC South matchup against the Buccaneers.
Falcons Versus Themselves: 10/24/18
Mina Kimes is joined by SB Nation NFL writer Charles McDonald to discuss some of Week 8's compelling matchups. Plus, they breakdown the Falcons' interesting season.
A River Runs Through It : 10/17/18
Mina Kimes welcomes The Ringer's Danny Kelly help her break down a few NFL Week 7 matchups, including Philip Rivers' MVP-type performances and more. Plus, Danny's pronunciation of the team in Jacksonville is pure comedy.
Dawg Pound Love: Mike Ryan: 10/11/18
The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz producer Mike Ryan joins Mina to talk NFL Week 6 including whether or not his beloved Browns have a chance over the Chargers. Plus, there may or may not be special guest voice on the show.
Do We Like Mike More? : 10/4/18
Mina Kimes and First and Last's Mike Golic Jr. weigh in on if the Jags' defense comes second to the Bears, if the Bengals or Dolphins are playoff contenders, what the matchup for Texas will tell us about the Cowboys and Texans, and preview MNF. Plus, is Mike Golic, Jr. or Domonique Foxworth a better guest?
Debuting With Domonique : 9/27/18
On the debut of Bootleg, host Mina Kimes welcomes NFL analyst Domonique Foxworth to the show. They weigh in on if Josh Allen is for real, Fitz Magic vs. Jameis, Bakermania and much more!
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