The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
ESPN's renowned investigative reporter and TV commentator, Jeremy Schaap, takes a historical look at some of the greatest sports figures of past and present. Conversations with his guests range from the profoundly serious to the wildly ridiculous in a podcast that is guaranteed to inform the listener.
Final live edition : 10/18/20
Jeremy is joined be Bernie Kosar, Teddy Atlas, Terence Moore, Howard Bryant, Nancy Lieberman and Dan Le Batard on his final live show.
Hour 1: The Sporting Life: 9/23/20
Jeremy is joined by ESPN Senior Writer Ryan McGee, who talks about his new book "Sidelines and Bloodlines: A Father, His Sons, and Our Life in College Football". Christopher Clarey of the NY Times joins the show to discuss the US Open, and former USC FB Sam Cunningham talks about the 50th anniversary of the USC/Alabama football game and the social impacts of the game.
The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap: 9/22/20
Jeremy discusses the ongoing fight for racial equality with ESPN Senior Writer Howard Bryant. The great Norman Chad also joins the show to discuss the NFL, his bromance with Jeremy, and his battle with COVID and how he's trying to turn it into a positive.
Hour 1 The Sporting Life: 9/8/20
Jeremy Schaap talks to Liz Clarke of the Washington Post about the Dan Snyder investigation, softball great Cat Osterman about the Athlete's Unlimited league, and legendary sports agent and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Donald Dell about his work in tennis and the sports marketing game.
The Sporting Life August 30th 2020: 9/2/20
We listen to Buster Olney's E:60 piece on Mets 1B Pete Alonso, the discuss Alonso's rise with Buster. Jeremy also talks to Olympic Track and Field great Charlie Moore about his career, and the perspective he has on life after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.
TSL: Finebaum, Kezirian, Spears & Blyn: 8/14/20
Jeremy is joined this week by renowned college football commentator Paul Finebaum to talk about one of the most monumental weeks in the history of the sport. Plus, Doug Kezirian joins the show to discuss the impact that COVID has had on the sports gambling industry. And, an ESPN Insider located inside the NBA bubble in Orlando, Marc J. Spears talks with Jeremy about what its like living and working on the inside.Finally, the VP of Audience and Content Insights at ESPN Barry Blyn discusses some of the biggest takeaways from a recent survey of sports fans that addressed the intersection of sports and social justice, as well as the return of sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
TSL: Nevarez, Weintraub & Sowell: 8/7/20
Jeremy is joined by WCC Commissioner Gloria Nevarez, who discusses the conferences recent adoption of The Russell Rule a concept similar to the NFLs Rooney Rule intended to promote more diversity among the coaching and senior administrative ranks in college athletics. Plus, Gloria weighs-in on the effect COVID-19 has had on collegiate athletics. Then, the author of a recent book about Alice Marble, The Divine Miss Marble: A Life of Tennis, Fame, and Mystery, Robert Weintraub explains how Alice changed the game of tennis for women and why she is such an intriguing historical figure. And finally, as we approach the 100th anniversary of Ray Chapman being killed by a pitch to the head the only death in MLB history as a result of an on-field incident Jeremy is joined by Mike Sowell, who wrote the book The Pitch That Killed Carl Mays, Ray Chapman and the Pennant Race of 1920.
TSL: Hinton, Bremer & WIlkinson: 7/31/20
First, Jeremy is joined by Chris Hinton, a 7x Pro Bowler and father of two Division-I football players, to talk about the advocacy group that he and his wife, Mya, have founded: College Football Parents 24/7. Chris explains why its important to him and all other parents that college football have proper safety protocols in place before they will allow their sons to play football this fall. Plus, the longtime TV play-by-play voice for the Twins, Dick Bremer discusses what its like calling MLB games with no fans in attendance, and calling road games remotely from Target Field. Finally, a Gold Medalist in the 2000 Olympic Games, Laura Wilkinson talks with Jeremy about making a comeback to diving at the age of 42, how the postponement of the 2020 Games has affected her training, and what its like training for the Olympics while raising 4 children.
TSL: Albom & Susini : 7/24/20
Jeremy is joined by longtime sportswriter Mitch Albom to discuss myriad topics, including Mitchs book Tuesdays with Morrie, the return of sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent column he wrote condemning the anti-Semitic posts by Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, and subsequent tepid response from the media. Plus, The captain of the Brown University fencing team, a program that was recently eliminated by the school, Anna Susini explains why she and other Brown student-athletes are suing the school due to an alleged Title IX violation. Finally, with MLB adopting a universal DH for the 2020 season, we re-visit Jeremys feature from 2013 about how the National League nearly adopted the DH-rule in 1980, but couldnt secure the votes, partly because Phillies Owner Ruly Carpenter was out fishing with his granddaughters.
TSL: Halbritter, Hislop, Blackistone & Lindsey: 7/17/20
Jeremy is joined this week by Ray Halbritter, the CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises - the group that launched ChangeTheMascot.org - who reacts to the news that Redskins will finally retire the nickname and change the teams logo. Plus, former Premiere League and Trinidad & Tobago National Team Goalie and current ESPN Soccer Analyst, Shaka Hislop addresses the response that soccer has had to the death of George Floyd and the push for social justice. And, Kevin Blackistone, the co-producer of an upcoming film about the Washington Redskins and the push to change their name, explains why he has long been an opponent of the Redskins name. Finally, Dale Lindsey, the head football coach at the University of San Diego, addresses the pandemics effect on a potential college football especially on him, as the countrys oldest Division-I football coach at age 77.
TSL: Doug Williams, John McEnroe & Alan Gaff: 7/10/20
Jeremy is joined this week by Redskins Executive, and former HBCU QB and Head Coach, Doug Williams. Doug discusses the decision of Makur Maker to attend an HBCU and the potential changing of the name Redskins." Plus, we hear Jeremys recent OTL conversation with John McEnroe who reflects on the life of his close friend, and tennis pioneer, Arthur Ashe. Finally, a conversation with Alan Gaff, the editor of the recently discovered memoirs by one of the greatest baseball players of all-time, Lou Gehrig.
July 4th BEST OF : 7/3/20
We re-air some of our best conversations from so far in 2020, including two conversations with February with Breanna Stewart and Adam Carolla, as well as two conversations from May with Roger Craig and Rod Carew.
The Sporting Life: 6/26/20
Jeremy talks with Dennis and Patrice Biddle, a former Negro Leaguer and his wife, plus NY Post writer Peter Botte and author Thomas Wolf.
Thomas Wolf, Author: 6/26/20
Thomas talks about the 1932 Chicago Cubs, as well as perhaps the most famous home run in baseball history - Babe Ruth's "Called Shot" in Game 3 of the '32 World Series.
Peter Botte, NY Post: 6/26/20
Jeremy and Peter discuss MLB's decision to return to play, as well as the history of the New York Yankees.
Dennis & Patrice Biddle, former Negro Leaguer and Wife: 6/26/20
Jeremy talks with Dennis, a former Negro League baseball player, and his wife Patrice, about their efforts to continue to recognize the living members of the Negro Leagues.
The Sporting Life: 6/19/20
Jeremy is joined by World Cup Champion Julie Foudy, NYT writer Ira Berkow and professional poker player Maria Konnikova. Plus, Mark Cuban from OTL.
Maria Konnikova, Professional Poker Player: 6/19/20
A PhD in psychology, Maria recently became a professional poker player to gain insight into the role of luck in all aspects of life.
Ira Berkow, New York Times: 6/19/20
Ira remembers sports journalism legend Murray Olderman, who passed away this week at the age of 98. And, Jeremy shares his thoughts on Bill Gildea, who also passed this week.
Julie Foudy, 2x World Cup Champion: 6/19/20
To commemorate the 48th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, Jeremy talks with Julie about the steps forward taken in women's sports since her last World Cup win.
The Sporting Life: 6/12/20
This week, Jeremy talks with longtime Head of PR for the NY Mets, Jay Horwitz. Plus, conversations with filmmaker Aviva Kempner and author Phil Bildner.
Phil Bildner, Author: 6/12/20
The children's book author discusses his latest work, "A High Five for Glenn Burke", about a young, gay athlete dealing with the struggles of coming out to those around him.
Aviva Kempner, Filmmaker : 6/12/20
Aviva explains why Washington needs to change their mascot from "Redskins" and why teams like the Braves need to stop engaging in behaviors like the "Tomahawk Chop."
Jay Horwitz, Mets PR: 6/12/20
The longtime Mets Head of PR and friend of the Schaap family, Jay talks about the impact that Dick Schaap on his career, and he and Jeremy reminisce about the 1980's Mets.
The Sporting Life: 6/5/20
Jeremy is joined this week by three prominent African-American sports writers: Terence Moore, William C. Rhoden and Howard Bryant.
Howard Bryant, ESPN: 6/5/20
Howard joins us to share his thoughts on everything going on the world, including putting the current wave of social activism amongst athletes into historical context.
William C. Rhoden, The Undefeated: 6/5/20
Rhoden discusses the sports landscape in the wake of George Floyds death, including how he felt about Drew Brees comments and subsequent apology.
Terence Moore, Forbes : 6/5/20
Moore explains what it was like to be one of the first African-American national sports writer at a major US newspaper.
The Sporting Life: 5/29/20
Jeremy is joined by ESPN Reporter John Barr. Plus, we listen to Jeremy's OTL conversation with Chris Carpenter. And, author John Shea also joins.
John Barr, ESPN: 5/29/20
John joins the show to talk about his in-depth story on the late Roy Halladay and the E:60 piece airing on Friday night.
John Shea, Author: 5/29/20
The co-author of a new memoir by Willie Mays, John talks about the incredible career of Willie and why he was so excited to co-write the book with one of the GOATs.
The Sporting Life: 5/22/20
Jeremy is joined by former NFL player Dr. Milt McColl, 23-time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps, attorney Braeden Anderson and columnist/author Mike Lupica.
Mike Lupica, NY Daily News: 5/22/20
Mike and Jeremy reminisce about the days of the Sports Reporters and talk about Jeremy's dad, Dick Schaap. Plus, Mike explains his writing process.
Braeden Anderson, Attorney: 5/22/20
The former D-1 basketball player and current attorney talks about some of the challenges he has faced, and his unusual journey from on the court to in the courtroom.
Michael Phelps, 23-time Olympic Gold Medalist: 5/22/20
We play Jeremy's OTL conversation with the 23-time Olympic Gold Medalist where he addresses the challenges he has faced with mental health.
Dr. Milt McColl, former NFL LB: 5/22/20
A Super Bowl Champion who is now a practicing physician, Dr. McColl discusses the winding road his career has taken and his thoughts on the current pandemic.
The Sporting Life: 5/15/20
Jeremy talks with Nobel Prize-winning scientist and former NIH Director, Harold Varmus. Plus, a conversation with MLB HOF'er and 18-time All Star, Rod Carew.
Rod Carew, MLB Hall of Famer : 5/15/20
Rod discusses the major challenges he faced in his life, including the loss of his 17-year old daughter in 1996 and growing up with an abusive father.
Dr. Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize-winning Scientist: 5/15/20
The former Director of the National Institutes of Health joins the show to give his perspective on how the sports world is handling COVID-19.
The Sporting Life: 5/8/20
Jeremy talks with 49ers Legend Roger Craig, sportswriting pioneer Diane Shah and author Bill Poehler.
Bill Poehler, Author: 5/8/20
The author of a new book about auto racing pioneer Rajo Jack, Bill explains how Jack, a black driver in the 1920's, was able to overcome obstacles and break barriers.
Diane Shah, Sports Journalist: 5/8/20
The longtime sportswriter describes the challenges she faced as an up-and-coming female sports journalist in the early 1970's and how the industry has changed over the years.
Roger Craig, 49ers Legend: 5/8/20
Roger talks about why Tom Brady is the GOAT, how he played for two of the greatest coaches in football history, and why he thinks he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
The Sporting Life: 5/1/20
On this baseball history special, Jeremy talks with longtime baseball writers Keith Law, Jon Pessah, Adam McCalvy and Zack Meisel.
Zack Meisel, The Athletic Cleveland : 5/1/20
Jeremy and Zack revisit the 1995 Cleveland Indians, one of the greatest collections of hitters to NOT win the World Series.
Adam McCalvy, MLB.com Brewers Writer: 5/1/20
Adam discusses how Bud Selig brought the Brewers to Milwaukee from Seattle and talks about the greatest player in franchise history: Robin Yount.
Jon Pessah, Author : 5/1/20
The author of a new book about Yogi Berra, Jon chats with Jeremy about Yogi's incredible career and how he was a much better baseball player than people remember.
Keith Law, Author & MLB Writer: 5/1/20
Jeremy talks with Keith about how he's dealing with having no baseball to cover and how decisions made in baseball shed light on us as people and as a culture.
The Sporting Life: NFL Draft Special 2020: 4/17/20
An NFL Draft TSL Special! Jeremy talks with former scout Jim Nagy, former GM Mike Tannenbuam and Injury Expert Stephania Bell. They each give unique perspective on the Draft.
Mike Tannenbaum, ESPN NFL Front Office Insider: 4/17/20
Mike talks about the challenges of doing this Draft virtually, and why trades may be more complicated this year. Plus, he gives his thoughts on some of the prospects.
Stephania Bell, ESPN Injury Expert : 4/17/20
Stephania explains the difficulties that team medical staffs are facing during this unique draft process and where she stands with Tua's injury.
Jim Nagy, Reese's Senior Bowl Dir. & former NFL Scout: 4/17/20
Jim talks about what it's like to be a scout in the NFL, takes us through his career, and explains the process leading up to the draft.
The Sporting Life: 4/10/20
Jeremy talks with NBA Agent Todd Ramasar, NY Post golf writer Mark Cannizzaro and author/lawyer Jim Noles.
Jim Noles, Author & Lawyer: 4/10/20
Jim chats about the 1944 Army basketball team - the greatest hoops team in the school's history - which, despite being undefeated, never got to play in the NCAA tournament.
Mark Cannizzaro, NY Post: 4/10/20
The longtime golf writer discusses the postponement of The Masters and explains why it might actually be good for the sport if they are able to play in November.
Todd Ramasar, NBA Agent/Life Sports Media & Entertainment: 4/10/20
Todd sheds some light on how his clients are handling the COVID-19 situation, as well as gives some thoughts on how the NBA might be able to return this season.
Bryce Weiler, Beautiful Lives Project: 4/9/20
Jeremy talks with the co-founder of the Beautiful Lives Project. Bryce is a blind sports radio broadcaster, who is also a disability consultant for the Baltimore Orioles.
The Sporting Life: 4/3/20
Jeremy is joined by Olympics writer Phil Hersh, professor/author Johnny Smith, former college hoops coach Jimmy Dykes & NBA Skills Trainer Rob McClanaghan.
Jimmy Dykes, ESPN CBB Analyst : 4/3/20
The former CBB coach joins on the weekend that the Final Four was supposed to take place. Dykes delivers some inspirational messages and positive ways to use quarantine.
Rob McClanaghan, NBA Skills Trainer: 4/3/20
The NBA skills trainer explains to us how his clients are handling their quarantine and gives advice on how to stay in shape during this difficult time.
Johnny Smith, Author & Professor : 4/3/20
Johnny talks about the effect of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic on sports, and specifically on Babe Ruth, plus he gives comparisons between that pandemic and COVID-19.
Phil Hersh, Olympics Writer : 4/3/20
Phil joins to discuss the challenges of moving the Games to 2021, why the IOC continues to have the worst PR in sports, and if the Games will even be played in 2021.
The Sporting Life: 3/6/20
Jeremy is joined by Mike Tannenbaum to talk NFL offseason, Bill Ripken on old-school vs new-school in baseball, and Yaron Weitzman on the 76ers "Process."
Bill Ripken, former MLB player: 3/6/20
The former MLB player defends old-school thinking in baseball and says that the analytics crowd is unfairly critical of the previous generation.
Yaron Weitzman, Author: 3/6/20
The author of a new book about the Philadelphia 76ers explains why "The Process" was so divisive among the NBA community and whether or not we can deem it a "success."
Mike Tannenbaum, ESPN: 3/6/20
Mike joins the show to discuss potential NFL offseason moves, including Tom Brady, Jameis Winston and others. Plus, he explains why he's very high on Oregon QB Justin Herbert.
The Sporting Life: 2/28/20
This week, we present Jeremy's recent E:60 profile of former NFL quaterback, Drew Bledsoe, in its entirety.
The Sporting Life: 2/21/20
Jeremy talks with Ryan McGee about Ryan Newman's crash at Daytona, Adam Carolla about Willie T. Ribbs and Danny Tarkanian about his father, Jerry.
Danny Tarkanian, Attorney & Author: 2/21/20
The son of legendary coach Jerry joins the show to talk about his father's incredible career, and the current state of the NCAA.
Adam Carolla, Documentarian: 2/21/20
The co-director of the new documentary "Uppity" tells the story of Willie T. Ribbs, the first African-American driver to compete at the Indianapolis 500.
Ryan McGee, ESPN: 2/21/20
The ESPN Senior Writer describes being at the Daytona 500 for Ryan Newman's horrific crash, and how NASCAR has gotten much safer since Dale Earnhardts death.
The Sporting Life: 2/14/20
Jeremy talks with ESPN Sr. Writer Howard Bryant, longtime sports columnist Jerry Izenberg, baseball portrait artist Graig Kreindler and curmudgeon Norman Chad.
Norman Chad, Curmudgeon : 2/14/20
Our least-favorite regular guest and curmudgeon, Norm discusses why Pete Rose's punishment has nothing to do with the Astros and which doctors have the worst senses of humor.
Graig Kreindler, Baseball Painter: 2/14/20
The baseball portrait artist talks with Jeremy about how he got into such a niche field, where he derives his passion, and what his process is for creating art.
Jerry Izenberg, Newark Star-Ledger: 2/14/20
After attending 53 consecutive Super Bowls, Jerry declined to go this season but correctly predicted the exact score. He chats with Jeremy about both incredible feats.
Howard Bryant, ESPN: 2/14/20
Frequent guest and ESPN Senior Writer, Howard joins the show to talk about the Astros sign-stealing scandal and the upcoming Colin Kaepernick memoir.
The Sporting Life: 1/31/20
Jeremy is joined by two former Chiefs All-Pro players, Neil Smith and Christian Okoye. Plus, Miami restaurant owner Steve Sawitz and USA Basketball superstar, Breanna Stewart.
Breanna Stewart, USA Basketball: 1/31/20
Stewart reflects on the life of Kobe Bryant, discusses the Olympics preparation by the US Womens team, and delves into her story, which includes a very traumatic childhood.
Christian Okoye, former Chiefs All-Pro RB: 1/31/20
Christian talks about how much this years Chiefs team means to fans of KC. And, he explains how there is a large Chiefs fan base in Nigeria, thanks to his time with the team.
Steve Sawitz, Owner of Joe's Stone Crab: 1/31/20
The fourth-generation owner of Joe's Stone Crab in Miami talks with Jeremy about what it's like running an extremely popular restaurant during Super Bowl week.
Neil Smith, Chiefs Legend: 1/31/20
Jeremy and Neil discuss this year's Chiefs and their march to the Super Bowl. And, a reflection on the life of another Chiefs' legend, Derrick Thomas, who died 20 years ago.
The Sporting Life: 1/24/20
Jeremy is joined by YES Network analyst Jack Curry, ESPN reporters John Barr & Dan Murphy, and author Melissa Isaacson. Plus, a tribute to Curt Flood and Eli Manning.
Melissa Isaacson, Author: 1/24/20
Melissa talks about her new book, "State: A Team, a Triumph and a Transformation," detailing the difficulties faced by young female athletes, including herself, in the 1970's.
John Barr & Dan Murphy, ESPN: 1/24/20
The ESPN writers and co-authors of a new book, "Start by Believing," discuss how Larry Nassar abused young gymnasts for years before he was finally brought to justice.
Jack Curry, YES Network: 1/24/20
Jack, who covered Derek Jeter's entire career, joins Jeremy to reflect on Jeter's legacy, and how he fell just one vote shy of being a unanimous Hall of Fame selection.
The Sporting Life: 1/17/20
Jeremy talks with former MLB player Eduardo Perez about the sign-stealing scandal, Ivan Maisel about LSU's National Championship, and Lane Kiffin about his career.
The Sporting Life: 1/10/20
Jeremy is joined by former Heisman Finalist Ryan Leaf, author Tom Stone, Xenith CEO Ryan Sullivan, and NBC Sports Boston commentator Michael Holley.
Michael Holley, NBC Sports Boston: 1/10/20
The longtime Boston commentator explains why he thinks Tom Brady will return to the Patriots, and what the next two seasons will look like for the franchise.
Ryan Sullivan, CEO Xenith: 1/10/20
The CEO of Xenith, a company that manufactures football equipment, including helmets, describes what they are doing to make the game safer for athletes.
Tom Stone, Author: 1/10/20
The author of "Now Taking the Field: Baseball's All-Time Dream Teams for All 30 Franchises" explained his process for selecting players to every teams greatest ever list.
Ryan Leaf, ESPN CFB Analyst: 1/10/20
The former Heisman finalist joins the show to preview the CFP National Championship and explains why LSU/Clemson is the best matchup we could have gotten.
When Eagles Fans Booed Santa: The Notorious True Story: 12/25/19
It's one of the most infamous fan stories in sports history: when Eagles fans booed Santa at halftime of a game played at Franklin Field. But who was the Santa in question, and why was he booed and pelted with snowballs? Outside the Lines' Jeremy Schaap joins Mina Kimes to reflect on the enduring legacy of the Philadelphia Santa.
The Sporting Life: 12/21/19
Jeremy talks with Navy LB Paul Carothers, DraftKings Sportsbook head Johnny Avello, and Celebration Bowl Exec. Dir. Paul Grant. Plus, we re-visit an emotional conversation.
John Grant, Celebration Bowl Exec. Dir.: 12/21/19
The Executive Director of the Celebration Bowl explains the importance of the game, and the growing place that HBCUs have in the college space.
Johnny Avello, DraftKings Sportsbook: 12/20/19
The Head of DraftKings Sportsbook talks with Jeremy about the evolution of sports gambling, where the market is going, and what the future may hold.
Paul Carothers, Navy Football : 12/20/19
The Navy LB joins the show to discuss his team's victory in the Army-Navy game, the importance of the game, and difficulty he faced when his father died serving this country.
The Sporting Life: 12/13/19
Jeremy is joined by Julie Fenster to talk cheating in sports, former NFL player and current magician Jon Dorenbos, and Dr. David Geier on sports injuries.
Dr. David Geier, Sports Medicine: 12/13/19
Dr. Geier joins us again this week to discuss the need for empathy from fans when it comes to athlete injuries, instead of focusing on ourselves and our fantasy teams.
Jon Dorenbos, former NFL player/Magician: 12/13/19
The former NFL player and current magician discusses the tragedy he faced at age 12 when his father murdered his mother and how magic & football helped him out of a dark place
Julie Fenster, Author: 12/13/19
The author of "Cheaters Always Win: The Story of America" joins the show to talk about the latest situations involving the New England Patriots and the Houston Astros.
Kent Alexander & Kevin Salwen, "The Suspect": 12/7/19
Authors of the book, "The Suspect," Kent and Kevin discuss the events of the bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
The Sporting Life: 11/29/19
Jeremy talks with boxing writer Brin-Jonathan Butler, authors Ed Sherman and Steve Marantz, and friend-of-the-show Norman Chad.
Steve Marantz, Author: 11/29/19
Marantz, author of "Citizen Akoy: Basketball and the Making of a South Sudanese American," tells the story of Akoy Agau, refugee and one of the best Nebraska HS athletes ever.
Ed Sherman, Author: 11/29/19
Sherman, author of "This Is B1G: How the Big Ten Set the Standard in College Sports," discusses the history of the Big Ten and its place in intercollegiate athletics.
Brin-Jonathan Butler, Boxing Writer: 11/29/19
The boxing writer discusses Deontay Wilder's knockout of Luis Ortiz this past weekend, and the likely rematch upcoming between Wilder and Tyson Fury.
Norman Chad, ESPN: 11/29/19
Norman and Jeremy chat about the state of the Washington Redskins, and why everyone needs a personal editor.
Hilinski's Hope: One Family's Football Story: 11/26/19
University of South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski has been one of college football's biggest surprises this season. But as Ryan sees success, the family continues to mourn the loss of the older brother, Tyler -- also a college quarterback, for Washington State -- who died by suicide in 2018. ESPN's Jen Lada shares her extensive interviews with the Hilinskis for E:60, documenting the family's tough decisions about football, and their path to hope.
The Sporting Life: 11/22/19
Jeremy talks with Howard Bryant about covering the Colin Kaepernick workout. Plus, an E:60 profile of Browns DE Myles Garrett. And, NYT's Michael Powell.
Michael Powell, New York Times: 11/22/19
The author of the book, "Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation," describes the important role that the sport of basketball plays in the Navajo community.
Howard Bryant, ESPN: 11/22/19
Friend of the show, Howard, joins Jeremy to talk about covering Colin Kaepernick's workout and subsequent fallout over the past week.
The Sporting Life: 11/15/19
Jeremy talks with the Boston Globe's Jim McBride and author George Howe Colt. Plus, Tom Rinaldi's incredible E:60 story on the Paradise High School football team.
George Howe Colt, Author: 11/15/19
The author of the book, "The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968," talks about that historic matchup in '68 in advance of next week's game at the Yale Bowl.
Jim McBride, Boston Globe: 11/15/19
The veteran Boston Globe reporter chats with Jeremy about the Patriots dynasty, and how Brady and Belichick have continued to co-exist for 19 years.
The Sporting Life: 11/8/19
Jeremy is joined this week by Jerry Izenberg, Dr. Jonathan Gelber, Andrew Maraniss and Mark Baughan.
Mark Baughan: 11/8/19
The son of Maxie Baughan advocates for his father, who he believes deserves to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Andrew Maraniss, Author: 11/8/19
Andrew dives into the 1936 US Olympic basketball team, and the overarching idea that the USA should have never competed in those Olympics in Hitler's Germany.
Dr. Jonathan Gelber, Sports Medicine : 11/8/19
The author of a new book, "Tiger Woods's Back and Tommy John's Elbow: Injuries and Tragedies That Transformed Careers, Sports, and Society," joins to discuss.
Jerry Izenberg, NJ Hall of Fame: 11/8/19
Jeremy is joined by the longtime journalist to discuss his recent induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
The Tie that Wasn't: 11/6/19
Ivan Maisel tells the story of the most controversial game in one of college football's greatest rivalries - the 1973 tie between Bo Schembechler's Michigan and Woody Hayes's Ohio State University.
The Sporting Life: 11/1/19
Jeremy is joined by Tom Boswell of the Washington Post and Jeff Passan of ESPN to discuss the World Series. Plus, Jay Bilas and Mitt Romney on the NCAA. And, Jim Rooney.
Jim Rooney, Pittsburgh Steelers: 11/1/19
The son of Dan Rooney describes his new book,"A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney's Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule." In it, he details the impact his father had, not only on the Pittsburgh Steelers, but on the NFL as a whole, including the inception of "The Rooney Rule."
Jeff Passan, ESPN MLB Writer : 11/1/19
The ESPN MLB writer talks about how in a year of historic offense in baseball, it was pitching that ultimately led the Nationals to be champions.
Thomas Boswell, Washington Post : 11/1/19
Tom explains how the Nationals were finally able to win the World Series and why a decision they made in 2012 paid off huge in 2019.
The Sporting Life: 10/25/19
Jeremy talks with new ESPN Daily Host, Mina Kimes. Plus, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy on the gambling scandal that ended his career. And, journalist Andrea Chamblee.
Andrea Chamblee, Journalist: 10/25/19
Andrea's husband, John McNamara, was one of five journalists killed in the mass shooting at the Capital Gazette. Andrea talks about completing and publishing John's book.
Tim Donaghy, former NBA Referee : 10/25/19
The disgraced former NBA referee explains how he got caught up in the gambling scandal that put him in jail and brought controversy to the league.
Mina Kimes, ESPN Daily: 10/25/19
The new ESPN Daily host describes her process for hosting the new podcast and what she hopes to accomplish with the show.
The Sporting Life: 10/18/19
Jeremy talks with Howard Bryant about LeBron/China, Kevin Seifert on NFL officiating, Doug Glanville on the MLB Playoffs, and Craig Ellenport on the NFL's 100th season.
Craig Ellenport, NFL Writer: 10/18/19
The author of a new book discusses the 100 greatest moments in the history of the NFL, with this being the league's 100th season.
Doug Glanville, former MLB Player: 10/18/19
Doug talks about the Nationals advancing to the World Series and the classes he has created at UConn around the intersection of sports and society.
Kevin Seifert, ESPN NFL Writer : 10/18/19
Kevin talks about how the NFL has messed up the pass interference replay rule change, and why officiating has seemingly taken a step back in the league.
Howard Bryant, ESPN Sr. Writer: 10/18/19
Howard discusses LeBron James comments about Daryl Morey, and why he questions some of the motives of people criticizing NBA players.
Seth Berkman, Author: 10/11/19
Seth highlights the historical importance of the 2018 South Korean Women's hockey team, which was the first Olympic team to include athletes from both North and South Korea.
Carey Pinkowski, Chicago Marathon Director: 10/11/19
The Executive Race Director of the Chicago Marathon explains what makes his race, which will be run Sunday, unique. Plus, why the race is important to the economy of the city.
Gerry Cooney, former Heavyweight Boxer: 10/11/19
Gerry opens up about the difficulties he faced during an abusive childhood and what drove him to become a prize fighter.
The Sporting Life: 10/11/19
Jeremy is joined by former heavyweight boxer Gerry Cooney, Chicago Marathon Race Director Carey Pinkowski and author Seth Berkman.
The Sporting Life:10/4/19: 10/3/19
Jeremy talks with former Cy Young winner, Barry Zito. Plus, NBA trainer Rob McClanaghan and UVM honors college dean, Dave Jenemann.
Dave Jenemann, UVM : 10/3/19
The UVM honors college dean and author of "The Baseball Glove: History, Material, Meaning, and Value," explains how the baseball glove helped shape American culture.
Rob McClanaghan, NBA Trainer: 10/3/19
The NBA trainer describes his process in working with elite athletes like Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and others.
Barry Zito, former MLB Pitcher: 10/3/19
The former CY Young Award winner talks with Jeremy about his rise to fame, and subsequent fall, and how his father impacted his life.
The Sporting Life: 9/27/19
Jeremy talks with Slate's Mike Pesca, EP of HBO's "24/7 College Football" Bo Mattingly, soccer historian Simon Critchley and former Michigan & NFL WR Braylon Edwards.
Braylon Edwards, former NFL WR: 9/27/19
Braylon discusses his disappointing NFL career, plus why his alma mater, Michigan, can't seem to get into the upper-tier of college football.
Simon Critchley, Soccer Historian: 9/27/19
The soccer historian chats about what makes Leo Messi one of the greatest players ever, and how this year's USWNT changed the landscape of soccer in America.
Bo Mattingly, HBO's 24/7 College Football: 9/27/19
The executive producer of HBO's "24/7 College Football" explains the concept of the show and what to expect from the four featured programs this season.
Mike Pesca, Slate: 9/27/19
The journalist and podcaster talks about the Mets missing the playoffs again and why Adam Gase doesn't inspire Jets fans that good things are coming.
The Sporting Life: 9/20/19
Jeremy is joined by former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, and Lars Anderson, who just authored a new dual-biography on Bear Bryant and Nick Saban.
Lars Anderson, Author: 9/20/19
The author of a new dual-biography of Nick Saban and Bear Bryant, Lars compares and contrasts the two Alabama coaching legends.
Bob Stoops, Former OU Head Coach: 9/20/19
The former Oklahoma head coach joins the show to discuss how he turned the Sooners around, his coaching philosophies, and why he's joining the XFL.
The Sporting Life: 9/6/19
Jeremy talks with 1997 Heisman finalist Ryan Leaf, 2x Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip and author John U Bacon.
John U Bacon, Author: 9/6/19
Author of a new book about Jim Harbaugh, John talks about Harbaugh's career at Michigan thus far, and why he believes that Jim is still the best option for the Wolverines.
Michael Waltrip, 2x Daytona 500 Champion: 9/6/19
The former NASCAR driver opens up about the 2001 Daytona 500, when he won the race, but lost his close friend, Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Ryan Leaf, ESPN CFB Analyst: 9/6/19
The 1997 Heisman finalist and new ESPN college football analyst joins Jeremy to discuss his new role at ESPN and what he's expecting this season in CFB.
The Sporting Life: 8/23/19
Jeremy sits down with Dr. Peter Attia, a physician, podcast host, longevity expert, and boxing analyst. The pair have a long and wide-ranging conversation about modern athletics, boxing, tennis, running and much more.
The Sporting Life: 8/16/19
Jeremy is joined by ESPN's Don Van Natta, who has a new series debuting next week. Plus, tennis analyst Mary Carillo and Raiders PxP broadcaster, Beth Mowins.
Beth Mowins, Play-by-Play Broadcaster: 8/16/19
The Raiders preseason play-by-play announcer chats with Jeremy about the drama surrounding Oakland, plus how she approaches her job as a broadcaster.
Mary Carillo, Tennis Analyst: 8/16/19
The former tennis player talks with Jeremy about her style of broadcasting, plus why she stands behind her criticisms of Serena Williams' behavior at the 2018 US Open.
Don Van Natta, ESPN: 8/16/19
The host/EP of a new series, "Backstory", joins the show to discuss the first episode of the show, which is a deep dive into Serena Williams' controversy at the 2018 US Open.
The Sporting Life: 8/9/19
Jeremy talks with former NFL GM Mike Tannenbaum, wrongfully convicted former NFL player Brian Banks and Red Sox writer for the Boston Globe, Alex Speier.
Alex Speier, Boston Globe: 8/9/19
The Boston writer talks about his book on the 2018 World Series Champion Red Sox and why things haven't gone as well for the team in 2019.
Brian Banks, former NFL player : 8/9/19
The former NFL player who spent 5 years in prison after a wrongful conviction explains what he's doing now and why he wants to help change the justice system.
Mike Tannenbaum, former NFL GM: 8/9/19
The former NFL GM turned ESPN analyst discusses his transition to broadcasting from the NFL front office and some of the intriguing NFL story lines to watch this year.
The Sporting Life: 8/2/19
Jeremy is joined by E:60's Sam Borden, NFL Films and Hard Knocks Producer Ken Rogers, Thurman Munson HOF advocate Larry Schnapf and Fenway Park groundskeeper Dave Mellor.
Dave Mellor, Head Groundskeeper - Fenway Park: 8/2/19
The acclaimed head groundskeeper at Fenway Park talks about his career and the day that changed his life forever.
Larry Schnapf, Lawyer: 8/2/19
Larry argues why former Yankees' catcher Thurman Munson, who died in a plane crash 40 years ago, belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Ken Rogers, NFL Films & Hard Knocks: 8/2/19
Producer Ken Rogers discusses the upcoming season of Hard Knocks, featuring the Oakland Raiders. Plus, he shares some of his favorite memories from the shows history.
Sam Borden, E:60: 8/2/19
Sam joins Jeremy to talk about his upcoming profile of US Soccer phenom, Christian Pulisic, and the start of his English Premiere League career.
The Sporting Life: 7/26/19
Jeremy talks with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski about his career and the NBA, plus baseball historian Gaylon White. And, a profile of WSU head coach, Mike Leach.
Gaylon White, Baseball Historian: 7/26/19
The baseball historian talks about some of the greatest baseball players in history that most fans have never even heard about.
Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN NBA Insider: 7/26/19
Jeremy chats with the incomparable Woj about growing in central Connecticut and returning there to work at ESPN, and how the NBA landscape has evolved over the years.
The Sporting Life: 7/19/19
Jeremy is joined by legendary NFL QB, Joe Namath, for a wide-ranging conversation about Namath's life and career. Plus, Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera joins the show.
Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, The Cancer Couch Foundation: 7/19/19
The former D-1 college soccer player and current breast cancer awareness, prevention and research advocate explains why the USWNT victory meant so much to her, plus she details her efforts to help those diagnosed with breast cancer, including the work of her foundation, The Cancer Couch.
Joe Namath, Legendary QB: 7/19/19
Joe talks with Jeremy about his new book, "All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters." In the conversation, Namath details the lowest point in his life - when his wife told him that he had a drinking problem and needed to get help. Plus, he talks about his victory in Super Bowl 3, how much he enjoyed his time in the NFL, what his career might have been if he had stayed healthy, and his relationship with Jeremy's dad, Dick Schaap.
The Sporting Life: 7/12/19
Jeremy is joined by Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan of the World Cup-winning USWNT, soccer team owner Rocco Commisso and NYT's editor Matthew Futterman.
Matthew Futterman, New York Times: 7/12/19
The author of a recently published book discusses distance running in America and some of the most important figures of the sport's popularity in this country.
Rocco Commisso, ACF Fiorentina : 7/12/19
The owner of ACF Fiorentina and the New York Cosmos chats with Jeremy about the state of soccer in America, and what he envisions for his two soccer franchises.
The Sporting Life : 7/5/19
In an All-Star themed show, Jeremy talks with MLB Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig, two-time World Series champion Cito Gaston and six-time All-Star Kenny Lofton.
Kenny Lofton, Former MLB OF: 7/5/19
The six-time All-Star, most known for his years with the Indians, talks about the evolution of the game and how PED users caused him to miss his shot at the Hall of Fame.
Cito Gaston, Former MLB Manager: 7/5/19
Gaston, a two-time World Series champion with the Toronto Blue Jays, offers suggestions for changes the sport must make in order to improve the overall quality of the game.
Bud Selig, MLB Commissioner Emeritus: 7/5/19
The former MLB Commissioner discusses his handling of the Steroid Era, the proudest moments of his tenure and some of the biggest issues facing the game today.
The Sporting Life: 6/28/19
Jeremy is joined by Norman Chad and Ryan McGee. Plus, a farewell to Bob Ley, who is retiring from ESPN after 40 years.
Bob Ley Farewell: 6/28/19
We hear Jeremy's piece on Bob's career, plus a conversation between the pair from Outside the Lines.
Ryan McGee, ESPN: 6/28/19
The acclaimed College World Series expert joins the show to discuss the recently concluded series, and explains why the event means so much to him.
Norman Chad, Legend: 6/28/19
With the World Series of Poker in full swing, one of our favorite guests stops by to talk about that, and ... the fake Twitter war between he and Jeremy.
The Sporting Life: 6/21/19
Jeremy talks with Howard Bryant about Wimbledon, John Florio & Ouisie Shapiro discuss two iconic boxing matches in the 1930's and Paul Goldberger on baseball stadiums.
Paul Goldberger, Author & Architecture Critic : 6/21/19
Paul chats about his latest book: a discussion about how baseball stadiums, unlike other sports venues, embody the personalities of the cities in which they are located.
John Florio & Ouisie Shapiro, Authors: 6/21/19
The authors of a new book about the two fights between Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling explain why these bouts had ramifications that far exceeded what happened in the ring.
Howard Bryant, ESPN The Magazine: 6/21/19
With Wimbledon right around the corner, "tennis maven" Howard joins the show to discuss the current state of tennis, as well as what to expect in the coming weeks.
The Sporting Life: 6/14/19
This week, Jeremy talks with '91 & '99 USWNT World Cup champion Julie Foudy, NYT horse racing writer Joe Drape, author Bryan Hoch and podcast producer Andrew Helms.
Andrew Helms, Podcast Producer: 6/14/19
The 30 for 30 Podcast producer chats about his latest piece, which is a feature on the 1999 USWNT that won the World Cup and became a national sensation.
Bryan Hoch, Author: 6/14/19
The author of a new book converses with Jeremy about the 2009 Yankees, who 10 years ago won the World Series, the last time the Bronx Bombers won it all.
Joe Drape, NYT Horse Racing Writer: 6/14/19
NYT horse racing expert Joe Drape talks about the disaster at Santa Anita race track with nearly 30 horses having died there since December.
Julie Foudy, '91 & '99 World Cup Champion: 6/14/19
The former USWNT World Cup Champion joins the show to discuss this year's US team and the controversy caused by their 13-0 victory over Thailand.
Mark Kram, Author: 6/7/19
The author of Smokin' Joe talks with Jeremy about the life and career of Joe Frazier, including his famous victory of Muhammad Ali in 'The Fight of the Century."
Hakeem Olajuwon, Basketball HOF: 6/7/19
On the 25th anniversary of the Houston Rockets 1994 championship, the first of back-to-back, the NBA Finals MVP joins the show to discuss his team's tremendous run.
The Sporting Life: 6/7/19
On the 25th anniversary of the Rockets 1994 NBA Championship, Jeremy is joined by Finals MVP, Hakeem Olajuwon. Plus, Mark Kram on the life and legacy of Joe Frazier.
The Sporting Life: 5/31/19
Jeremy talks with Jeremy Kramer about the death of friend and teammate, Bart Starr. Plus, co-founder of the Orlando Magic, Pat Williams. And, Peter Gammons on Bill Buckner.
Peter Gammons, MLB Writer: 5/31/19
The longtime baseball writer reflects on the life and legacy of Bill Buckner, who passed away on Memorial Day at the age of 69.
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