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.
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.
Pat Williams, Co-Founder Orlando Magic: 5/31/19
The co-founder of the Orlando Magic talks about how he and his team convinced the NBA to expand to Orlando in the 1980's and how they changed the draft lottery.
Jerry Kramer, Pro Football HOF: 5/31/19
The Pro Football Hall of Famer joins Jeremy to discuss the life and legacy of his teammate and friend, Bart Starr, who passed away this week at the age of 85.
Jeff Idelson & Jean Fruth, Grassroots Baseball: 5/24/19
Jeff The President of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Jean acclaimed photographer chat with Jeremy about their new "Grassroots" campaign.
John Urschel, former NFL Player: 5/24/19
The former NFL player who quit football at age 26 to pursue a career in mathematics talks with Jeremy about that decision, and how his life has changed since.
Tyler Kepner, NYT MLB Writer: 5/24/19
Tyler talks about his new book, "K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches," and how pitching has changed over the years.
The Sporting Life: 5/24/19
Jeremy is joined by NYT MLB writer Tyler Kepner and former NFL player, John Urschel. Plus, President of the Baseball HOF Jeff Idelson & photographer Jean Fruth.
The Sporting Life: E:60 Special: 5/17/19
In a special edition of The Sporting Life, we share with you an audio-friendly version of Jeremy's E:60 profile of Tony Mandarich.
The Sporting Life: 5/10/19
Jeremy is joined by ESPN's Tom Rinaldi to talk Tiger and the PGA Championship, former Yankee pitcher David Cone, and Yogi Berra's son and former MLB player, Dale Berra.
Tom Rinaldi, ESPN: 5/10/19
The esteemed ESPN reporter joins the show to discuss the upcoming PGA Championship and how Tiger's win at the Masters impacts the intrigue of this tournament.
David Cone, Former MLB Pitcher: 5/10/19
The former Yankee pitcher talks with Jeremy about his career with both the Yankees and Mets, and his new book: "Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher."
Dale Berra, former MLB player: 5/10/19
The son of Yankees Legend, Yogi Berra, Dale details what it was like being Yogi's son, and also describes the difficulties he faced with addiction to drugs and alcohol.
The Sporting Life: 5/3/19
Jeremy is joined by NYT NBA writer Harvey Araton, Dr. Jim Hudziak of UVM, MLB Insider Danny Knobler, and Author Mark Di Ionno.
Mark Di Ionno, Author: 5/3/19
The Pulitzer Prize-nominated author speaks about his latest book, "Gods of Wood and Stone: A Novel," and why we view professional athletes as the pique of masculinity.
Danny Knobler, Bleacher Report : 5/3/19
The longtime MLB writer talks with Jeremy about the evolution of baseball's "unwritten rules" and how celebration is becoming more a part of the game.
Dr. Jim Hudziak, Chief of Child Psychiatry - UVM: 5/3/19
Dr. Hudziak explains a study that he and his colleagues conducted, showing that organized team sports are important for the development of young men.
Harvey Araton, New York Times: 5/3/19
Jeremy chats with the longtime NBA writer about covering the league since the 1970's and some of his most memorable moments.
The Sporting Life: 4/26/19
Jeremy is joined by ESPN's Tom Rinaldi and NYC PD Officer Mark Kistoo to discuss the NFL Draft. Plus, former Army Ranger Steven Elliott talks about Pat Tillman.
Steven Elliott, US Army: 4/26/19
15 years ago this month, former NFL player Pat Tillman was killed in action by friendly fire. Elliott, who served with Tillman, comes on the show to talk about his memories.
Mark Kistoo, NYC PD: 4/26/19
The NYC Police Officer and author of "With The First Pick" talks about how NFL teams evaluate the off-the-field risks of draft prospects, including arrests and violence.
Tom Rinaldi, ESPN: 4/26/19
Jeremy talks with Tom about his upcoming "E:60" piece on David Sills, the West Virginia WR who once committed to USC to play QB ... at age 13.
The Sporting Life: 4/19/19
Jeremy is joined by the most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps, who was at Augusta for Tiger's Masters win. Plus, Wright Thompson continues his conversation.
Wright Thompson, ESPN.com: 4/19/19
In the continuation of an interview from last week, Wright is back to continue conversing about his book "The Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Business."
Michael Phelps, Olympian: 4/19/19
Jeremy talks with the most decorated Olympian in history about his life now that he is retired from swimming, and being at Augusta for Tiger's Masters win.
The Sporting Life: 4/12/19
Mike Farrell talks about his latest E:60 feature. ESPN's Wright Thompson also discusses his writing approach & hockey Hall of Famer Martin St. Louis discusses the Frozen Four.
Martin St. Louis, Hockey Hall of Famer: 4/12/19
On Frozen Four Weekend, the former University of Vermont standout offers his thoughts on the state of college hockey after explaining what makes this weekend so special.
Mike Farrell, E:60: 4/12/19
The producer of the E:60 documentary, "Forever Broncos," joins Jeremy to discuss what this story about the April 2018 Humboldt bus crash means to him and his native Canada.
The Sporting Life: Final Four Special: 4/5/19
Dick "Hoops" Weiss looks back on Final Four lore, Bobby Hurley reflects on his unforgettable Duke teams & Minneapolis-based chef Andrew Zimmern praises his city's food scene.
Andrew Zimmern, Celebrity Chef: 4/5/19
The celebrity chef, who resides in Minneapolis, takes Jeremy through the city's preparation and excitement for hosting college basketball's biggest event. After Jeremy tells the story of how his coat was stolen in a Minneapolis restaurant, Zimmern praises his city's food culture, claiming Minneapolis boasts the best culinary scene in the United States.
Bobby Hurley, Arizona St. HC: 4/5/19
The Duke legend looks back on his iconic career and how losing the 1990 title game sparked Duke's unforgettable run in the following years. After getting knocked out in this year's tournament as the coach at ASU, Hurley admits deep postseason aren't as easy as they once seemed.
Dick "Hoops" Weiss, CBB Writer: 4/5/19
The legendary college basketball writer joins Jeremy ahead of his 47th year covering the Final Four. Before talking about the impact of the one-and-done on the sport, Weiss recalls some of the great moments and people in Final Four history.
The Sporting Life: 3/29/19
Big personalities Bobby Valentine and Claressa Shields come before an inspirational story from two former college softball players. Chris Connelly of "E:60" also joins.
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