About The Game

About The Game

Welcome to About the Game! Hosted by former NFL stars Orlando Scandrick and TJ Houshmandzadeh, and Olympic medalist Lauren Sesselmann. ATG takes a deeper dive into the world of professional football and what it REALLY takes to be a professional athlete, agent and executive! The show is based on real experiences of the ins and outs of every step of the game behind the closed doors.


February 16, 2022 41 min
Buffalo Bills Running Back Taiwan Jones joins the team on the season finale of About the Game to Cooper Kupp, Aaron Donald and the underestimated greatness of Josh Allen. TJ makes a case as to why Matthew Stafford isn't a Hall of Famer and everyone clowns Orlando for losing his phone in Mexico.
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Football cornerback Marlon Humphrey joined the team to call out Bengal fans, discuss Antonio Brown's status, and his most humbling moments in the NFL. Marlon also shared his thoughts on Joe Burrow and the toughest receivers he's ever guarded.
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The team talks another exciting week of football, with the Bengals and Rams coming up as their conference Champs. They also talk about choosing between Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow, and if Jimmy G is heading to the Raiders.
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TJ Houshmandzadeh, Orlando Scandrick and Lauren Sesselmann discuss quite possibly one of the most exciting weekends in football with the Buccs/Rams game and Bills/Chiefs game. The team make their Super Bowl Predictions and talk Aaron Rodgers' future and "what if's" with Odell Beckham Jr.
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January 19, 2022 54 min
The team discusses Playoffs and make a case for Carson Wentz, saying he should have stayed with the Eagles. TJ calls for everyone to STOP with the Tom Brady/Joe Burrow comparisons, and why they believe Cam Newton would be a better fit for the Patriots offense over Mac Jones.
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TJ Houshmandzadeh calls for the firing of Chargers Coach Brandon Staley, while making bets on Bills and Patriots. Producer Darnell and TJ argue about Playoffs Week. Michael Strahan record being tied by TJ Watt, and discuss Top 5 Quarterbacks.
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January 5, 2022 47 min
Former First Round pick and Linebacker Steven Jackson reacts to Antonio Brown incident, shares his top 5 Running Backs of all time, and explains how he feels about not being in the Hall of Fame. Orlando explains why he isn't a fan of Matthew Stafford and TJ shares which team he ALMOST joined.
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December 22, 2021 72 min
One of NFL's finest linebackers, LaVar Arrington breaks down the recent firing of Urban Meyer and the main differences between coaching in the NFL versus college. LaVar opens up about having a "kill list" on his own teammates and names Micah Parsons as the best defensive player in the NFL. He also comments on RGIII writing a tell all book and how he believes RGIII is using cancel culture to his benefit.
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December 15, 2021 61 min
Former NFL Quarterback Ryan Leaf has one hell of a story to tell and he joins the crew to share a deeper look into the trials and tribulations he faced with addiction, prison, and almost taking his own life. Ryan explains how he would break into people's homes for pills, and what his experience in prison was like. WARNING: The crew discusses sensitive material such as suicide and addiction during this episode. If you or someone...
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December 8, 2021 51 min
Los Alamitos's Five-Star Quarterback Malachi Nelson explains why he has just de-committed from Oklahoma, and committed to USC. Malachi says he is in fact, the best QB in his class even over Peyton and Eli Manning's nephew, Arch Manning. Malachi names his all-time top favorite QB's, and shares a special message and goal for all USC fans.
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December 1, 2021 68 min
Former NBA Player Gilbert Arenas talks Vaccinations inside the NBA, Dame Lillard and James Harden comparisons, and the squad discusses the top 5 NBA players of the 2000's. Gilbert also explains why he withdrew from the 2006 Olympics and the team argues over the Jokic Brothers and Morris Twins.
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November 24, 2021 65 min
TJ Houshmandzadeh, Orlando Scandrick, and Lauren Sesselmann discuss regrets in the game, financial compensation differences for football and women's soccer players, as well as the importance of opening up about mental health.
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November 17, 2021 60 min
NFL Vet and former Super Bowl Champion Corey Dillon gives his thoughts on Cam Newton and Odell Beckham Jr's latest moves, as well as talking about how he had to share JOCK STRAPS and more while playing in Cincinnati. The team also discusses regrets, Hall of Fame, and names off the Top 5 running backs of CD's era.
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November 10, 2021 68 min
Former Offensive Tackle Donald Penn comments on the tragic Henry Ruggs III situation with the team. Donald also shares how he tried to retire as both a Raider and Bucc and what swayed him to eventually retire with the Raiders. Donald, Tj, and Orlando also get into it about who the greatest left tackles of the 2000's are, John Abraham's Bull Rush, DeMarcus Ware, and Donald's favorite pancake block of all time.
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November 3, 2021 71 min
Former NFL Pro Bowler Dashon Goldson with the 49ers and Tampa Bay Bucs who played in 2 Super Bowls and one of the hardest hitters the league has ever seen chops it up with the team and talks about being coached under some of the strictest coaches and rules of the game. Goldson talks Coach Harbaugh, playing with Colin Kaepernick back in the day, and petty (but hilarious) reasons practices were stopped.
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October 27, 2021 70 min
The team sat down with high profile Performance Coach Jamal Liggin who has worked with Marshawn Lynch, Odell Beckham Jr. and About the Game’s very own Orlando Scandrick. Jamal explains why he believes football players have the most athletic bodies, how he went from multiple part time jobs to now running his own private gym decked out with LED lights and a Hookah Bar, while working out some of the best in the game.
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October 20, 2021 84 min
Hall of Famer Terrell Owens gives the latest on his ongoing beef with Donovan McNabb, makes his pick between Ochocinco and Megatron, what he REALLY does on his Only Fans account, and if he will be making a return to the NFL!
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October 13, 2021 91 min
TJ, Orlando and Lauren chop it up with former Washington Football Team NFL Running Back and 2X Pro Bowler Clinton Portis as they dissect the greatest Athletes in NFL history, discuss Clinton's thoughts on Hall of Famers, and why he took shots of Hennessy in between games.
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October 6, 2021 61 min
Former NFL Quarterback Carson Palmer joins the team and shares what it was like playing aside TJ Houshmandzadeh and Chad Ochocinco, why he left Cincinnati, and debated over Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers
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September 29, 2021 38 min
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