Unleashed

Unleashed

From the King of Sports Books comes the new King of Sports Podcasts. Hosts Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappas come together to bring you interesting interviews from around the world of sports, sports betting, entertainment, and lifestyle. Unleashed, presented by BetMGM, features stories for everyone whether you're a sneakerhead, foodie, reality-tv junkie, or a sports bettor. Plus, hear from some of the greatest athletes to grace the stages of the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA, and more.

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January 13, 2022 65 min

Former WWE personality, Sportscenter host, and betting expert Jonathan “Coach” Coachman joins Olivia and Yannis this week to talk behind the scenes of the WWE and gives his picks for the NFL Wild Card Weekend.  Coach lays out his time with the WWE and what it was really like to work for Vince McMahon. He shares his thoughts on the organization, gets real about how badly he feels the WWE treated him in the end and tells why he will ...

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It’s time to ring in the New Year and listen to Unleashed from BetMGM with Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappas as they talk with this week’s special guest, NFL Analyst at ESPN, Mina Kimes! This episode is all about the National Football League and together the trio discuss what has been going on around the country and what to expect from the last week of the regular season. Who’s clinched a spot in the playoffs? Who’s still figh...

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December 30, 2021 49 min

This week Yannis Pappas and Olivia Harlan Dekker are joined by their friends from BetMGM Peter Andreu and Micheal Nagle to run down the year's top highlights and lowlights in sports. They will hit their favorite on and off-the-field stories, betting headlines, and favorite memories from the first year of the show. Some of the folks they will be talking about are Jackson Mahomes, Urban Myer, and Simone Biles. 

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    Fresh off his KO of NFL star Frank Gore, NBA superstar Deron Williams talks about if he has a  future as a fighter, his retirement, and gives his thoughts on this year's NBA talent. The two-time gold medalist and former star of the Utah Jazz also talks about why he thinks LeBron is still the best player in the NBA, shares a Kobe Bryant memory, and gives Yannis some tips for having a daughter. The guys are in the holiday spirit ...

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    This week comedian and Co-host of “Anything Better” with Bill Burr, and close friend to Yannis, Paul Verzi joins the show! He talks with Olivia and Yannis about how to choose your New York sports teams, what it’s like when comedians get together, and what he finds unacceptable in the NFL right now. Plus he and Yannis go head to head to find out who knows more about New York sports. Olivia “unleashes” on the NFL and the players that...

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    One of the most iconic voices in sports, and Olivia’s dad, Kevin Harlan joins the show. The voice of the NBA on TNT and The Superbowl on Westwood One shares his thoughts on Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Bill Belicheck and we find out what player he has enjoyed watching the most in his long career as a game announcer. We will also get the lowdown on that voice of his and Yannis asks everything he has ever wanted to know about Olivia inc...

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    Joining us on the show today, again for the second time, is none other than the ESPN NFL Draft Analyst and master scouter, Matt Miller. Matt joins Yannis and Olivia to do a deep dive on college football plus examining who’s best in the NFC and AFC and who’s got no playoff chances this year. They also talk about which players are falling off and which deserve continued respect. Don’t miss this week’s Lion’s Lock for your best bets, ...

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    One of the greatest to play defense in the NFL, former Baltimore Raven, and 8th all-time sack leader, Terrell Suggs joins Olivia and Yannis. They talk about his favorite QB’s to sack, the importance of a full team to back up the defense, his final season with The Chiefs, why he loved to hit Tom Brady, and why he still has beef with Hines Ward. We also pull out the turkey and all the sides to talk about what about sports we are than...

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    This week Giant great and Superbowl Champion, Brandon Jacobs joins Yannis Pappas and Olivia Harlan Dekker. Since Yannis is one of the world’s biggest NY Giants fans, he gets to geek out and ask Brandon all about the glory days, how Coughlin kept beating The Patriots, and how valuable that gap in his teeth is for Micheal Strahan. Plus, Brandon tells us why defense does not matter, who would win in a pushing contest with him and Derr...

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    Former Chief and NFL Pro Bowler Dwayne Bowe joins Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappas to talk about who should take the LSU job, Nick Saban’s intense coaching, what’s going on with the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes, where Odell Beckham Jr. might land, and the power of lap dances to calm the mind and win games. He was hilarious and kept it real for us. This is a must-listen. Olivia and Yannis both unleash on Aaron Rodgers, but not f...

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    November 4, 2021 51 min

    Get ready for another exciting episode of Unleashed presented by BetMGM, the king of sportsbooks, this week features NFL alumni and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merril Hoge! More than just a former athlete and football player, Merril is a concussion recovery advocate, published author and he even served as an analyst for ESPN. This week he sits down with our duo, Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappas, to talk about what...

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    October 28, 2021 57 min

    This week on the show, Yannis and Olivia welcome two great guests. First, Journalist Larry Olmsted is in to talk about his book “Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding” and then it’s Betting Analyst and host of Cheddar TV, Hana Ostapchuck to talk Ben Simmons, NBA Headlines, and her picks for Dancing With The Stars. There is also some “unleashing” on the NBA Top 75 list by Yannis, and Olivia ha...

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    October 21, 2021 56 min

    This week on the show, Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappas are joined by longtime NFL coach, executive, and analyst, Michael Lombardi. According to Bill Belichick himself, he’s “one of the brightest football minds in the business” and he brings that knowledge to the show to talk about working with Al Davis, what’s going on in Jacksonville, and who he likes to make The Superbowl. Plus, we announce this week's winner of the “B...

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    October 14, 2021 61 min

    This week Yannis Pappas and Olivia Harlan Dekker are joined by NFL great Pierre Garcon. He went from Norwich University in Vermont to catching passes in the NFL including 113 receptions in 2013.  He talks about his journey and the players and coaches he worked with, his pizza place, and how he has heard all the jokes about his name. Plus, Yannis and Olivia both Unleash this week. Yannis talks about Tyson Fury and the state of boxin...

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    This week former World Champion and the man who staged the biggest upset in boxing history when he stopped Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas is on the show. He will share his thoughts on the Wilder/Fury fight, who hits harder, Tyson or Hollyfield, and his relationship with the press and life after the fight. Olivia is going to “Unleash” on the treatment of the Georgia Bulldogs and whether they should be #1. Plus, Yannis takes on that vira...

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    September 30, 2021 53 min

    This week Former NFL running back with The New York Giants and New England Patriots, Shane Vereen joins Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappas on the show. They talk about what the real Bill Belichick is like, why running backs don’t get the notoriety they deserve, the upcoming Tom Brady and Bill Belichick showdown, and his pick to win. Plus, he tells us about a dance-off he had with T-Pain after winning the Super Bowl. Olivia and ...

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    September 23, 2021 53 min

    This week on Unleashed from BetMGM, NFL great and ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky joins Yannis Pappas and Olivia Harlan Dekker. Hear his world-famous dog impression and a not-so-great Peyton Manning one and we play “The Dan Game” with him. He will talk about his picks for MVP in the NFL, his thoughts on the current batch of Quarterbacks in the NFL, and what his days were like playing for teams like The Detroit Lions and Rams. Plus this w...

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    September 16, 2021 67 min

    Yannis and Olivia head down to Sin City to have a chat with former Rams All-Pro Running Back Steven Jackson. Jackson talked about both his college and pro-career and candidly spoke about what it was like coming up behind Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk. Of course with Monday Night Football at the new Allegiant Stadium, the three had to touch on what’s going on around the NFL, and in the world of College Football. 

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    This week, Hall of Fame Quarterback Kurt Warner joins Olivia and Yanis for a jam-packed episode. With the official start of the 2021 NFL season underway, the former Rams QB gave his thoughts on the current quarterback situation around the league, and all the exciting headlines heading into week one. Plus they dive into Kurt's new biopic about how went from store clerk to Superbowl Champion. 

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    Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappis are back for another exciting episode of Unleashed from BetMGM! The first week of the college football season is upon us, and 2021 is the season of change. Together the two take a deep dive into the upcoming season and discuss how conference realignment is slowly affecting the landscape of the game. Hear them cover other surprising changes too like the name, image, likeness rule, and why you m...

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