The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
Jerry Kramer, 2018 Pro Football HOFer: 2/16/18
Soon to have his own bronze bust in Canton, the former Packers OL (and Jeremy's godfather) reflects on his emotions regarding his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jelena Dokic, Former Tennis Player: 2/16/18
Dokic, who once reached as high as No. 4 in the world, speaks about her new book. In "Unbreakable," she exposes the disturbing details behind the relationship with her father.
Mike Golic, Golic & Wingo: 2/14/18
The longtime ESPN Radio host discusses his new morning show, his love for the Olympics, and the time Jeremy accompanied Golic to a restaurant offering all-you-can-eat lobster.
Baxter Holmes, ESPN The Magazine: 2/14/18
Holmes joins the show to discuss his recent piece, "The NBA's Secret Wine Society," which follows several NBA stars and their appreciation of the science behind fine wines.
An Illusion Of Unity: 2/14/18
Doubletruck Stories: North and South Korea have agreed to march under a unified flag and combine their women's hockey teams at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But political divisions and fears still govern the region. By Sam Borden.
Mike Golic Jr., First & Last: 2/9/18
In the first installment of our "Get To Know ESPN Radio" series, First & Last's Mike Golic Jr. discusses the adjustments he has to make around his early time slot.
Sam Borden, ESPN: 2/9/18
ESPN's global sports contributor shares the findings of his research on the relationship between North and South Korea as the Pyeongchang Olympics are officially under way.
Carli Lloyd, USWNT: 2/9/18
Lloyd, a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup champion, joins Jeremy to discuss her storied career & the future of USS soccer, including Hope Solo's presidency bid.
Cari Champion, ESPN: 2/9/18
Cari talks with Jeremy about the efforts of the Players' Coalition and how they've been received by the national audience, and notes there's still major work to be done.
Jerry Rice, Pro Football HOF: 2/2/18
The NFL's all-time receiving leader draws comparisons between Joe Montana and Tom Brady and also discusses how he would fare in today's pass-happy NFL.
Howard Bryant, ESPN The Magazine: 2/2/18
Jeremy asks the longtime Boston native about the historical impact of the Patriots' dynasty and how the trio of Kraft, Belichick, & Brady has managed to sustain success.
Norman Chad, ESPN : 2/2/18
The two friends devolve into their usual ridiculousness as they discuss gambling on the Super Bowl, its ability to bring people together, and the Pope?
Al Guido, 49ers President: 2/2/18
The 49ers President joins Jeremy to reveal everything that goes in to hosting a Super Bowl, as San Francisco did for Super Bowl 50.
Bob Costas, Broadcaster: 1/26/18
The legendary broadcaster discusses his future, disdain for social media, and explains how technology has "diminished" the role of the host for NBC's Olympics coverage.
Ed Marinaro, Actor: 1/26/18
The 1971 Heisman runner-up speaks with Jeremy about his six years in the NFL and highly successful second career as an actor.
Sandi Morris, Olympic Pole Vaulter: 1/24/18
A silver medalist in Rio, Morris joins Jeremy ahead of this weekend's 111th NYRR Millrose Games, one of track & field's most prestigious and enduring annual events.
Parting Shot: Belichick's Kryptonite: 1/19/18
Jeremy shares his thoughts on Bill Belichick's main weakness: Tom Coughlin.
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe: 1/19/18
Jeremy talks to The Boston Globe's longtime sportswriter about "the high Renaissance of Boston sports" and some of his fondest memories in his 30-plus years in Beantown.
Jesse Washington, The Undefeated: 1/12/18
Ahead of MLK Day, Washington discusses why African-American athletes have ramped up their efforts in speaking out against social injustices.
George McPhee, Vegas GM: 1/12/18
Jeremy speaks with the GM of the Vegas Golden Knights, who talks about the behind-the-scenes movement that brought professional hockey to LV, and his team's surprising start.
Jim Donnan, CFB HOF: 1/12/18
UGA's former coach joins the show to discuss his beloved Bulldogs' heartbreaking loss in Monday's championship, and gives his opinion on where Nick Saban stands all-time.
Parting Shot: Paying the Bills: 1/6/18
Jeremy shares his final thoughts on Buffalo fans and their ways of thanking the Cincinnati Bengals for earning the Bills their first playoff berth in 17 seasons.
Claressa Shields, World Champion: 1/6/18
Eager to take the boxing world by storm, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and world champion speaks with Jeremy ahead of her Jan. 12 fight with Tori Nelson.
E:60: Baker Mayfield: 1/6/18
Last summer, ESPN's Ryan McGee went to Norman to learn more about the rise of the superstar QB. He also presses Mayfield on the ghosts of his past that he'll carry forever.
Chris Dailey, UConn WBB: 1/6/18
Geno Auriemma's associate head coach joins the show to discuss the duo’s relationship after 32+ years on the sidelines together, and why she’s remained at UConn for so long.
Greg McElroy, Former Alabama QB: 12/29/17
The ESPN analyst, who won a championship with the Tide in '09, takes a stroll down memory lane with Jeremy. He also says Nick Saban is not the man everyone thinks he is.
Jim Donnan, Former UGA HC: 12/29/17
Donnan's beloved Bulldogs must find a way to slow down Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma offense, but he trusts that Kirby Smart and his freshman QB can shock the Sooners.
Dari Nowkhah, OU Alum: 12/29/17
The SEC Network analyst shares his thoughts on Baker Mayfield, his professional prospects, and says the off-the-field comparisons to Johnny Manziel are unwarranted.
Jim Stuckey, 2x Super Bowl Winner: 12/29/17
A former All-American at Clemson, Stuckey speaks on behalf of the reigning national champions and raves about Dabo Swinney and his emotional approach to coaching.
Bob Ley, E:60: 12/22/17
Jeremy is joined by his E:60 co-host, and the pair reflect on a chaotic and controversial 2017 in American sports.
Dan Zaksheske, Sporting Life Producer: 12/22/17
Jeremy's producer, affectionately known as Dan Z., joins the show to discuss fandom in sports, and the moment that changed his life forever.
Norman Chad, ESPN : 12/22/17
The jack-of-all-trades columnist and commentator educates Jeremy about one of his favorite sports, but first takes some shots at Jeremy's producer.
Howard Bryant, ESPN The Magazine: 12/22/17
The longtime contributor breaks down why the Super Bowl's popularity has soared, and examines some of the most transformative moments in modern sports history.
Chris Berube, UFC Reporter: 12/15/17
The lead reporter for the recently released "30 for 30" podcast, "No Rules: The Birth of UFC," reveals more about his story on the origins of the UFC.
Dr. David Geier, Sports Medicine: 12/15/17
The sports medicine specialist joins the show to discuss the onslaught of injuries to some of the NFL's best players in 2017, including Aaron Rodgers and Carson Wentz.
Aaron Judge, Yankees OF: 12/15/17
The HR-mashing Yankees outfielder sat down with Jeremy last month (before Boone & Stanton) to talk about Judge's breakout season and his newfound superstardom in New York.
Andrew Maraniss, Author: 12/8/17
The writer joins the show to speak about the subject of one of his books, Perry Wallace, who passed away last week at the age of 69.
Laura Rutledge, SEC Network : 12/8/17
The SEC Network personality gives her insights on the College Football Playoff Committee's selections, the committee's future, and her experiences covering the SEC.
Dick Vitale, ESPN: 12/8/17
In commemoration of V Week, the legendary voice of ESPN CBB joins Jeremy to talk about his work on behalf of the V Foundation and some memories of his close friend, Jimmy V.
Bob Valvano, ESPN: 12/8/17
Jimmy V's brother reminisces about his brother and explains to listeners why it's so important to donate to foundations like the V Fund.
Parting Shot: Bob Ley for President! : 12/1/17
Jeremy urges the US to hire Bob Ley as the new Soccer President, with a great deal of tongue-in-cheek.
Brin Butler, Boxing Expert: 12/1/17
The friend of the show joins Jeremy to preview the Dec. 9 fight between Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux, which can be seen on ESPN.
Irv Cross, Sportscater: 12/1/17
The former CBS Sports broadcaster talks with Jeremy about his recently released memoir, "Bearing the Cross: My Inspiring Journey from Poverty to the NFL & Sports Television."
Paul Hornung, Pro Football HOF: 12/1/17
The collegiate and pro football legend discusses the award that bears his name, offers Jeremy some gambling advice, and offers strong thoughts on Louisville QB Lamar Jackson.
Simon Critchley, Philosopher: 11/24/17
The professor, philosopher, author, and soccer fanatic discusses the sport's communal appeal and its future in America.
Bryan Fogel, Filmmaker: 11/24/17
The filmmaker gives Jeremy an all-access look into "Icarus," Fogel's thrilling new Netflix documentary about state-sponsored doping by elite Russian athletes.
Ken Dryden, Hockey Hall of Famer: 11/17/17
Based on research from his new book, the once-dominant goaltender educates Jeremy on hockey's evolution and the biggest questions facing the sport's future.
Jim Boeheim, Syracuse Head Coach: 11/17/17
The legendary basketball coach discusses the sport's growth throughout his tenure, the Louisville scandal, and how much longer he'll roam the sidelines for.
Evander Holyfield, Boxing Promoter: 11/17/17
The legendary fighter, now a promoter, reminisces with Jeremy about Holyfield's most famous bouts, and assures fans that boxing's future is bright.
Nate Boyer, Green Beret: 11/10/17
The former Seattle Seahawk speaks about his military service, MVP foundation, and why he advised Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem.
Keenan Reynolds, Redskins WR: 11/10/17
The former standout QB discusses life as a student-athlete at Navy, but the conversation takes a turn not even Jeremy could have anticipated.
SC Featured: 22 Peaks: 11/10/17
Chris Connelly tells the story of a high school senior and the ambitious vow she made to raise awareness for the alarmingly high suicide rate among our nation's veterans.
Parting Shot: Reiter's Digest: 11/3/17
Jeremy shares his final thoughts on the 2014 Sports Illustrated cover that predicted the Astros would win the 2017 World Series.
Howard Bryant, ESPN The Magazine: 11/3/17
Jeremy speaks with the longtime friend of the show about the World Series and how baseball can attract more fans by capitalizing on its plethora of young stars.
E:60: Kristaps Porzingis: 11/3/17
Last spring, Jeremy and the E:60 team traveled to Latvia to learn more about the place, and the people, that gave birth to New York's most promising young talent.
Sridhar Pappu, "The Year of the Pitcher" Author: 11/3/17
After a baseball season filled with new home run records, outlandish exit velocities and launch angles, Jeremy’s guest takes us back in time to 1968, The Year of the Pitcher.
Parting Shot: World Series Futility: 10/27/17
Jeremy explores the history of the eight teams who are yet to win the Fall Classic and also questions decisions recently made by two of the game's most iconic franchises.
Sean Avery, Former NHL Player: 10/27/17
Jeremy speaks with the well-known hockey tough guy about his infamous playing style and the motivations behind it, as well as his off-the-ice endeavors and post-hockey career.
Paul Beston, Author: 10/27/17
Jeremy and the author of "The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring" dive into the annals of boxing history.
David Padgett: 10/27/17
Jeremy speaks with Louisville’s interim head coach in the wake of the recruiting scandal that led to the downfall of coaching legend Rick Pitino.
Jay Bilas, ESPN CBB Analyst: 10/20/17
In a lengthy interview with Bilas, Rick Pitino discussed the recruiting scandal that led to the termination of his contract at Louisville. Bilas joins Jeremy to talk about it.
Jack McCallum, Basketball HOF Writer: 10/20/17
The acclaimed writer joins Jeremy to reveal some of the findings in his new book, "Golden Days," about the parallels between Jerry West's Lakers and Stephen Curry's Warriors.
Norman Chad: 10/20/17
The frequent contributor joins Jeremy to break down the 2017 NFL season. But as Jeremy has come to expect from Chad, the conversation takes an unexpected turn.
Parting Shot: 10/13/17
Jeremy gives his perspective on this week's Twitter battle between the Yankees and Indians.
Eric LeMarque: 10/13/17
Jeremy speaks with the former Olympic hockey player about his gripping story of survival detailed in the new movie, "Six Below: Miracle on the Mountain."
E:60: Athlete, Activist, Ali: 10/13/17
In the wake of athletes’ demonstrations against racial inequalities in America, we revisit an E:60 piece on the social activism of Muhammad Ali. Jeremy spoke at length with Jonathan Eig, the author of Ali: A Life.
Otis Wilson, '85 Bears Linebacker: 10/13/17
Jeremy’s conversation with the former linebacker focuses on Wilson’s new book about his former team, the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears.
A History of Black Athletes and Protests: 10/6/17
Jeremy explores the history of black athletes and social activism, focusing on larger-than-life characters like Jesse Owens, Muhammad Ali, and Arthur Ashe, among others.
SEC Featured: Chubbtown: 10/6/17
Byron Pitts of ABC News takes us to Cedarville, GA, hometown of Nick Chubb, the Georgia running back hoping to lead the Bulldogs to their first national title since 1980.
Gary Pinkel, Former CFB Head Coach: 10/6/17
Jeremy talks with the former Toledo and Missouri play caller about his coaching memories, challenges he faced, and his new book, "100-Yard Journey."
Ned Coletti, Former Dodgers GM: 10/6/17
Coletti shares stories with Jeremy about his 30+ years spent in big league front offices and the former GM's new book, "The Big Chair."
Bill Contz, former Penn State OL: 9/29/17
Jeremy chats with Contz about his new book, "When the Lions Roared," which gives a detailed look at the '82 National Championship Penn State team coached by Joe Paterno.
Parting Shot: Trump vs. NFL: 9/29/17
Jeremy shares his thoughts on the ongoing feud between President Trump and the NFL.
Howard Bryant, ESPN The Mag: 9/29/17
Jeremy talks with the ESPN writer about the increasingly complex political situation and how it is affecting the landscape of American sports.
Terry O'Neil, Practice Like Pros Founder: 9/29/17
A conversation with Terry O'Neil, founder of "Practice Like Pros," an organization that advocates for kids waiting until their teenage years before playing tackle football.
Ira Berkow, Pulitzer Prize Winning Columnist: 9/29/17
Jeremy spoke with the former New York Times writer to share stories about boxer Jake LaMotta, who passed away at the age of 95 nearly two weeks ago.
Parting Shot: Jake LaMotta: 9/22/17
Jeremy shares his thoughts on the life of boxer Jake LaMotta, who died this week at the age of 95.
Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR Champion: 9/22/17
Jeremy speaks with the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion about his growing legacy, as well as the safety and future of the sport.
Andrew Maraniss, The Undefeated: 9/22/17
Jeremy talks with Andrew about the life and legacy of Frank Dowsing, the first black football player at Mississippi State in the 1960s.
Mike Lupica, Author: 9/22/17
Jeremy converses with the bestselling-author about "Lone Stars," his new book about a young player and his father, who suffers adverse health effects from playing football.
Parting Shot: Windians: 9/15/17
Jeremy shares his thoughts on the Cleveland Indians' historic winning streak.
Dak Prescott, Cowboys QB: 9/15/17
Jeremy sat down with the Cowboys QB in March to discuss his rookie season, falling in the NFL Draft, and the scrutiny he faces as the QB of "America's Team."
Mark Fainaru-Wada, ESPN.com: 9/15/17
Jeremy chats with Mark about his recent article regarding NFL concussion research and jockeys in horse racing.
Maria Sharapova, 5-Time Grand Slam Champion: 9/15/17
Jeremy talks with the tennis champion about her drug suspension, comments about Serena, and her new book: "Unstoppable: My Life So Far."
Parting Shot: Red Sox Spying: 9/8/17
Jeremy shares his final thoughts on the Boston Red Sox stealing signs from the New York Yankees using Apple Watches.
Brothers in Arms: 9/8/17
Jeremy's "E:60" profile of David and Derek Carr, brothers who entered the NFL 12 years apart and whose careers are already vastly different.
Parting Shot: Mayweather/McGregor: 9/1/17
Jeremy shares his final thoughts on the Mayweather/McGregor "fight."
Jim Hock, Author : 9/1/17
Jeremy converses with Jim about his new book, "Hollywood's Team: Grit, Glamour, and the 1950s Los Angeles Rams."
Dave Zirin, EdgeofSports.com: 9/1/17
Jeremy talks with the writer and podcaster about the Mayweather/McGregor fight and why the hype surrounding the bout was much less than anticipated.
Brin Butler, Boxing Writer: 9/1/17
Jeremy chats with the boxing writer about the Mayweather-McGregor fight, and why Brin says it looked like it was scripted.
Paula Lavigne & Mark Schlabach, ESPN: 9/1/17
Jeremy chats with the pair about their new book, "Violated: Exposing Rape at Baylor University amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis."
Joe Thomas, E:60 Profile: 8/24/17
Jeremy's E:60 profile on the Browns All-Pro left tackle, who has never missed a snap in his NFL career, but has also never played in the playoffs.
Barry Switzer, CFB HOF: 8/24/17
Jeremy talks with the College Football HOF’er about the life and legacy of Arkansas legend, Frank Broyles. Plus, a conversation about Jerry Jones and the Cowboys.
Parting Shot: Tiger Woods: 8/17/17
Jeremy shares his final thoughts on the latest news surrounding Tiger Woods, notably that he had 5 drugs in his system at the time of his DUI arrest.
Norman Chad, ESPN: 8/17/17
Jeremy converses with "friend of the show" Norman Chad about how to revolutionize the game of bowling and what he expects as far as NFL TV ratings this season.
Brett Okamoto, ESPN MMA Analyst : 8/17/17
Jeremy talks with the MMA expert about his take on the Mayweather-McGregor fight, and how Conor's public perception could change based on the result.
Brin-Jonathan Butler, Boxing Expert: 8/17/17
Jeremy chats with the boxing writer about next weekend's Mayweather-McGregor fight, and why Brin says McGregor has 0 chance to win.
Clinton Yates, The Morning Roast: 8/17/17
Jeremy talks with "The Morning Roast" co-host about the role of sports journalists and athletes with regards to social and political issues.
Parting Shot: Pete Rose: 8/10/17
Jeremy shares his thoughts on the latest controversy surrounding Pete Rose.
Adrian Healey, ESPN Soccer Analyst: 8/10/17
Jeremy converses with the soccer analyst about the 25th anniversary of the first EPL game, which was played on August 15th, 1992.
Lars Anderson, Bleacher Report: 8/10/17
Jeremy talks with Lars about his new book, co-written with Bruce Arians, "The Quarterback Whisperer: How to Build an Elite NFL Quarterback."
Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated: 8/10/17
Jeremy chats with The Undefeated's senior writer about the "50 Greatest Black Athletes" survey that was released this week.
Parting Shot: LeBron Breakups: 8/4/17
Jeremy shares his thoughts on LeBron James, and why he continues to have rocky breakups in the NBA.
Howard Bryant, ESPN The Mag: 8/4/17
Jeremy talks with the ESPN The Magazine writer about Tom Brady's greatness and the latest Pete Rose controversy.
Rocky Bleier, 4-Time SB Champ: 8/4/17
Jeremy chats with Rocky, a former Notre Dame player under Ara Parseghian, about his memories of the late coach.
My Wish - Jalan Sowell: 8/4/17
A Chris Connelly feature, as part of the “My Wish” series, in which Sowell, who has a life-threatening condition, comes to ESPN to tell his story.
Parting Shot: Federer Dominance: 7/28/17
Jeremy shares his thoughts on the dominance of the GOAT, Roger Federer, after his Wimbledon victory.
Kate Fagan, espnW: 7/28/17
Jeremy talks with the espnW columnist and author about her new book, "What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen."
Mike Tyson, Former Heavyweight Champion: 7/28/17
A Jeremy Schaap "E:60" sit-down with Tyson about everything - from his troubled childhood, to his stunning 1990 loss to "Buster" Douglas, to his current state-of-mind.
Parting Shot: MLB ASG: 7/21/17
Jeremy shares his thoughts on the MLB All-Star Game, and how it doesn't have the same allure within the culture that it once did.
John Eisenberg, Columnist and Author: 7/21/17
Jeremy talks with the Baltimore-based columnist and author about his new book, "THE STREAK: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record."
Brin-Jonathan Butler, Boxing Expert: 7/13/17
Jeremy talks with Brin-Jonathan about the best boxer in the world: Andre Ward. Plus, his thoughts on Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.
Terry O'Neil, Practice Like Pros Founder: 7/7/17
Jeremy converses with the founder of "Practice Like Pros," an organization that advocates for waiting until kids are teenagers before engaging in tackle football.
Dr. David Geier, Sports Medicine: 7/7/17
Jeremy chats with the sports medicine specialist about his new book, "That's Gotta Hurt: The injuries That Changed Sports Forever."
Terry McDermott, Author: 7/7/17
Jeremy talks with the author about his new book, "Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching and the Art of Deception."
Robert Edelman, Professor of Sports History: 7/7/17
Jeremy talks with the professor about the history of sports and why they are important in the larger context of society.
Parting Shot: Jets/Pats: 6/30/17
Jeremy shares his thoughts on the rivalry between the Jets and Patriots - which, despite its one-sidedness, is still a rivalry.
Digger Phelps, former Notre Dame HC: 6/30/17
Jeremy converses with the former Notre Dame basketball coach about his new book, "Father Ted Hesburgh: He Coached Me," about the former University president.
Chuck Wepner, Boxer: 6/30/17
Jeremy chats with the boxer, whose life the "Rocky" movie was based upon, about the new movie on his life and his title fight with Muhammad Ali in 1975.
Richard Sandomir, Author: 6/30/17
Jeremy talks with the author about his new book, "The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic."
PK Subban Profile: 6/22/17
Jeremy's E:60 piece on the former Norris Trophy-winning Predator defenseman, who is a budding NHL superstar.
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