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Ian, Tom and (eventually) Mike are on scene once again at the Senior Bowl in Mobile. They talk about the experience in Alabama, ponder what Cincinnati will do with the top pick in the draft, the success of the 49ers and thank Mike for clearing some time in his busy schedule to appear on the podcast. Plus, Ian sits down with Cincinnati Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin to talk about scouting at the Senior Bowl, having ... Read more

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Consider it a Championship Weekend gift -- a special edition of the show as Ian catches up with recently retired Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long.

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Ian calls on his NFL Network colleagues to help him preview this weekend's Conference Championship Games. Steve Wyche is with the 49ers and Stacey Dales is following the Packers, so you get the NFC side of things straight off the top of the show. James Palmer is on scene in Kansas City with the Chiefs and Tiffany Blackmon is on the Titans beat. Your AFC info comes at the 28:00 mark. Meanwhile, brand new Carolina Panthers coach ... Read more

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January 7, 2020 49 min

Ian and Tom and Mike put down their constantly buzzing phones just long enough to throw a podcast together - though it was so busy that Tom and Mike didn't actually get on the line at the same time. No matter - the show goes on! Right off the top of the show, Tom and Ian go deep on Mike McCarthy getting the gig in Dallas (recorded Monday), meanwhile Mike is the man in the know on the Panthers hiring Matt Rhule and the Giants pi... Read more

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December 31, 2019 50 min

Let's start with the breaking news: Ian, Mike and Tom all still have their jobs. Which is saying something this week. It's a Black Monday into Tuesday edition of the show as the guys react to all of the coaching changes, talk about this weekend's Wild Card games and going on a deep Wikipedia dive. Plus, former Redskins head coach Jay Gruden joins Ian (13:00).

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It's the greatest gift of all - unless you count all the other gifts... a Christmas Eve episode of RapSheet + Friends! Ian's guests this week are Giants tackle Nate Solder (15:05) and Falcons safety Ricardo Allen (30:20). Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo are also on hand and it seems as though Mike got into the Christmas spirits. They talk Marshawn Lynch's return, Eli and Danny Dimes playing flip cup and much more. M... Read more

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It's a show with Notre Dame connections all over the place as Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl tackle (and former Domer) Ronnie Stanley joins Ian (16:10) as does one-time Hail Mary specialist and current Fighting Irish TV analyst Doug Flutie (38:35). Elsewhere, Mike Garafolo finally makes his triumphant return to the show and we find out he wasn't missing the show due to dental work. Plus, the always reliable Tom Pelissero is on h... Read more

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It's an NFC North-heavy edition of the show as Tom catches up with former Packers coach Mike McCarthy (11:20) to talk about his journey as he looks for another opportunity in the NFL. Plus, Ian talks with Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (41:20) about a Chicago defense that's been on a roll. Plus, Ian is on scene at the owners' meeting with Tom Pelissero and Judy Battista to discuss the Patriots latest adventure in vide... Read more

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It's a star-studded and interview-packed edition of the show as Ian is joined by THREE big guests. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (13:10) is on the line to talk about surprising kids with a Dick's Sporting Goods shopping spree for Giving Tuesday, the race for NFL MVP and more. Plus, Bills safety Micah Hyde talks about Buffalo's impressive season so far (29:00) and Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth rounds things out wit... Read more

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Ian's guests this week are Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (14:30) and former first-round pick and current ESPN college football analyst Ryan Leaf (42:00). In between, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero are on hand to digest the news of the week, Ian tells stories about French class (55:00) and Bo Jackson (two different stories) and much, much more.

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It's a busy installment of the show this week as Ian is joined by FIVE friends. Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin hops on to talk "Salute to Service" and much more (18:00) and St. Louis Rams great Torry Holt (43:40) calls in to talk about the NFL Legends Community. Meanwhile, Steve Wyche has been following the Colin Kaepernick saga and checks in with details off the top of the show, plus Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafol... Read more

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It's a book-smart edition of the show this week as Julian Edelman and his creative partner Assaf Swissa join Ian to talk about "Flying High 3," the latest book in their series for kids. Plus, Edelman talks Patriots, Ian's rise from lowly New England beat reporter and much more (14:15). Ian also catches up with Dan Rooney's son, Jim Rooney, to talk about his book about his father: "A Different Way to Win: Dan... Read more

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Ian's guests this week are two of the league's best running backs as Matt Breida of the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers (17:50) and Phillip Lindsay of the Denver Broncos (45:00). Meanwhile, on a busy day around the NFL, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo join Ian to talk about a quarterback change in Jacksonville and Cam Newton shutting it down for the season. Plus, the teams with losing records that can make the playoffs and Tom... Read more

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Ian's special guest this week is Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (14:30), who talks about the team's positive stretch of late, a hope to get in broadcasting after his career, analyzing corners around the league and much more. Meanwhile, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo are on hand as normal to digest all the things that DIDN'T happen at the trade deadline, including some inside info on who Ian has ticked off this ... Read more

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Chase Edmonds broke out with three touchdowns on Sunday and what does the second-year Arizona Cardinals running back get for his effort? A chance to get on the phone with Ian and get a lecture about beating Columbia when he was starring at Fordham more than four years ago (16:40)! James Palmer also hops on to talk about his story on Titans offensive lineman and cancer survivor David Quessenberry (47:40). Plus, Mike Garafolo and Tom... Read more

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Ian is in Florida at the owners meeting and tracked down Steelers president Art Rooney for a special sit-down (13:50). Plus, a roundtable with Tom Pelissero and Judy Battista, who subs in for Mike Garafolo, to talk officiating, instant replay, this week's big trades (28:15) and much more - including when it is ok and not ok to touch Ian's hair. Sponsors this week - VinceroWatches.com/RapSheet and PaintYourLife.com

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RapSheet is on the defensive this week - with Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (13:00) and former Giant and two-time Super Bowl champion Justin Tuck (38:30) on the program. Plus, Mike enjoys a leisurely drive up and back down I-95 to Washington and Tom takes us inside the Pelissero household for a glimpse at how fatherhood and breaking news often intersect in the life of an NFL reporter.

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It's a jam-packed edition of the show as Ian is joined by Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (17:15) and the undisputed GOAT of wide receivers, Jerry Rice (45:25). Elsewhere, Ian and Tom discuss the big topics of the week, including the AFC North, new coaches struggling and Vontaze Burfict. Plus, Mike Garafolo finds his keys in time to participate in the show. Everyone wins!

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September 24, 2019 58 min

It was a successful weekend for a few of the new starting quarterbacks that took the field around the NFL this past week, especially for Daniel Jones and Kyle Allen. Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero hop on the phone this week to talk QBs and much more. Meanwhile, Ian's guests are running back Frank Gore of the unbeaten Buffalo Bills (10:30) and big-time Josh Allen backer Dan "Big Cat" Katz from Barstool Sports (49:15).

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It's been yet another wacky week in the NFL and nobody better to dissect it than Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero, Mike Garafolo and a roomful of rowdy diners in Pittsburgh. Guests this week include NFL Network analyst and Eli Manning's former teammate, Shaun O'Hara (16:30) and former Oklahoma head coach and soon-to-be-best-selling author Bob Stoops (48:30). Meanwhile, Tom tells dad jokes, Ian compliments Mike to an extrem... Read more

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