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Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Hour 1

6:00 – The NFL Owners’ Meetings are over, and three more Super Bowls have homes. Tough luck, Tampa and New Orleans. The rule holds: If you build it, the Super Bowl will come.

6:18 – The NFL made a tweak to the replay rules that Mike thinks will allow the league office to help officials get calls correct on the field – he’s just not sure they did it on purpose.

6:35 – Mike thinks the NFL’s reaction to the North Carolina bathroom law was a good one. They opposed discrimination without threatening to penalize everyone in North Carolina that objects to the law by refusing to do business there.   

6:48 – We listen to Roger Goodell explain his opposition to the Congressional reports about the concussion study. Mike rips him a new one.  


Hour 2

7:00 – We look at some of the shady dealings the NFL does with cities to get Super Bowl bids.

7:18 The Bills’ new media policy is complete garbage, and Rex Ryan claiming the PR staff made the rules is disingenuous.   

7:35 – Miami Herald Dolphins Insider Armando Salguero says the Dolphins don’t stand to make any money from hosting the Super Bowl. No host team makes money. Armando explains some of the things Miami offered to win the Super Bowl bid.

7:48 – Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is having ankle surgery and could miss the first few games of the season. This is why no one should play in the Pro Bowl, ever.


Hour 3

8:00 – Miami Dolphins President Tom Garfinkel tells us how the bid for the Super Bowl came together, and what it means to the team to have won the bid for Super Bowl LIV.

8:18 –  We listen to Raiders Owner Mark Davis all but kiss Oakland goodbye at the Owners’ Meetings yesterday.

8:35 – NFL Coast to Coast Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the NFL headlines of the day.    

8:48 –  PFT Planet – We take your calls, tweets and emails on anything NFL.

Under Center w Mark Malone 05-24-16

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 7:36pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Tuesday that brings both GREAT and not so great news from the NFL. While we celebrate the League awarding Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles Super Bowls, Roger Goodell again denies denies denies anything else wrong with the league, including their treatment of former players. As for the NBA Playoffs, we’re just waiting for the first team to blink between Warriors and Cavaliers. Today’s Podcast guests include Vic Carucci of Buffalo News. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

Inglewood Mayor James T Butts

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 7:34pm

The NFL announced several locations for the upcoming Super Bowl slate, but none more important than Super Bowl 55 when the biggest event in professional sports comes back to Los Angeles. The man that engineered the Rams return to Inglewood and then aided the group to land the Super Bowl, Mayor of Inglewood, James T Butts, joined Mark Malone to share his excitement with our listeners. Listen to the full interview below:

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Tue, 05/24/2016 - 6:41am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hour 1

6:00 – Mike explains the details of the Congressional reports about the NFL and possibly messing with funding on a concussion study. Mike says the NFL botched their handling of concussion issues from the start.

6:18 – Mike lays out the case that Brady’s lawyers are making in his latest appeal.   

6:35 – The Tyrann Mathieu contract negotiations with the Cardinals could get messy because of his injury history and uncertainty about which position he fits into. Mathieu is already making public comments that suggest he’s not going to play again until he’s 100%.

6:48 – Just like he did on our show last April, Jimbo Fisher will “never say never” about going to the NFL. Mike says the notoriously impatient Bucs could be lining Jimbo Fisher up to replace Dirk Koetter.


Hour 2

7:00 – We explain what will happen today with Tom Brady’s Deflategate punishment appeal.

7:18 – Former United States Solicitor General Ted Olson lays out the position of Tom Brady’s legal team, of which he is now a part. Olson wouldn’t rule out taking the case to the Supreme Court if necessary.

7:35 –’s Darin Gantt is in Charlotte from the Owners’ Meetings. Darin tells us what the agenda is, and what the real issues are that the owners will be talking about amongst themselves.

7:48 – Ronnie Lott is trying to get a group together to keep the Raiders in Oakland. Mike doesn’t know how effective that coalition will be. They have to move quickly.


Hour 3

8:00 – Yahoo Sports’ Columnist Dan Wetzel says the NFL’s handling of head injury research is either arrogant or incompetent. They’re waging the “War on Football” on themselves!

8:18 – Ryan Fitzpatrick gave Jets fan the happiest news they’ve seen this off-season by saying he still wants to play for Gang Green. This deal will eventually get done because both sides have no alternatives.

8:35 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the NFL headlines of the day.    

8:48 –  PFT Planet – We take your calls, tweets and emails on anything NFL.

76ers President and GM Bryan Colangelo

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 3:14am

Bryan Colangelo joins Dan Schwartzman to talk about the 76ers number 1 pick in the 2016 NBA draft, the future of Joel Emiid and Dario Saric. Plus, how does he plan to win the fans back after years of “tanking”.

Under Center w Mark Malone 05-23-16

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:14pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Monday that has us locked on NBA Playoffs. As a former QB, Mark Malone was pleased to see half a dozen NFL teams get their OTAs under way and of course, a Game of Thrones recap with Update Anchor Keith Irizarry and Producer Alex Hardy was in store. Hold The Door. Today’s Podcast guests include Chad Finn of The Boston Globe and Gerald Brown of Bottom Line Sports Show on Sirius/XM. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

Daniel Wallach: Sports Law

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:13pm

Mark Malone stresses the NFL and it’s fans have their crosshairs on the wrong issue regarding the “Integrity of the Shield.” It was the NFL influencing concussion research because they were afraid of losing out on billions that has Mark peaved. Meanwhile DeflateGate rears its ugly head once again with an appeal coming from Brady and NFLPA. Sports Atty Daniel Wallach joins Mark to discuss both. Listen to the full interview below:

Not Even the Experts Can Explain NASCAR’s All-Star Rules

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:39am

Drivers, crew chiefs and even NASCAR officials seemed to be at a loss when asked what the rules were for this year’s All-Star Race in Charlotte. Confusion reigned supreme, but NASCAR on NBC’s Mike Massaro will let us know how it all turned out.


Post “Walking Dead” and “The Wire” Chad Coleman Now Stars in “Roots”

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:16am

You know him as Cutty from “The Wire” and Tyreese from “The Walking Dead,” but actor Chad Coleman has moved on from two of the most successful TV series in history to tackle the iconic “Roots.” He tells Newy what the challenges were and what sports legends he got to meet during his four years in the U.S. Army.


Kent DesOrmeaux Wins the Preakness on Exaggerator

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:10am

He’s won three Kentucky Derbies, a Belmont and now three Preakness Stakes, but this one may have been the biggest upset of the bunch. Hall of Fame jockey Kent DesOrmeaux rode Exaggerator to a win over the overwhelming favorite Nyquist and now joins Newy to tell him how he did it.


Cliff Branch Says He Deserves To Be in the NFL Hall of Fame

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 8:40am

Wide receivers are judged a lot differently today than they were in the ’70s, and Cliff Branch is one of many who’s paying the price for that when it comes to the Hall of Fame. He joined Newy to not only make the case for himself, but also for former teammate Jim Plunkett as well as why it took so long to induct Kenny Stabler.


NASCAR’s Aric Almirola Talks About Legacy of the #43 Car

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 8:38am

It’ll be a long long time before anyone eclipses Richard Petty as the greatest driver of all time, so driving the iconic #43 car is a challenge. It’s one that Aric Almirola currently is attempting to live up to.


Showtime Does Reality Sports TV Better Than Anyone

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 8:35am

With their new “All Access: Quest For The Stanley Cup” series, Showtime continues to cement themselves as the home of sports reality TV. Executive producer Ross Greenburg is one of our favorite guests, and he tells us about the upcoming series, as well as previewing upcoming docs Showtime has in the works about Lawrence Phillips and the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers.


What is Sam Bradford’s Deal?!? .. Seriously!

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 8:34am

Sam Bradford is trying to get us to believe he had other options other than Philadelphia, but we’re not buying it. Our NBC Sports NFL insider Chris Landry joined Newy to talk about what Bradford was thinking when talking to the media for the first time after briefly holding out of OTAs.


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Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:39am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio

Monday, May 23, 2016



Hour 1

6:00 – The Owners Meetings start today in Charlotte. They’re going to change the wording of the replay rule, but it won’t change anything on the field. Great. Thanks for that.

6:18 –  Richard Sherman says he won’t try and predict whether Marshawn Lynch will actually stay retired. Mike continues to think Lynch wanted to be cut and will try and end up in Oakland this year.

6:35 – The Washington Post seems to be trying to have its cake and eat it, too when it comes to the Washington football team nickname. They ran the poll about the nickname that seemed to support the team, but then the editorial board said the paper won’t use the term.

6:48 – The NFL owners will decide the location of the next 3 Super Bowls this week. Mike also wants to hear what they think about the Raiders flirting with Las Vegas.



Hour 2

7:00 – We explain what will happen today with Tom Brady’s Deflategate punishment appeal.

7:18 Aaron Rodgers responded to a letter to the editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel criticizing his hard counts. Mr. Sensitive proves it once again.

7:35 – Tom Brady ended up #5 on the list of the most hated NFL players of all time. Mike wonders how Eli Manning got on the list but not Peyton Manning.  

7:48 – Mike thinks it’s ironic that Brady supports Donald Trump but would be hurt by the judges President Trump would be likely to appoint.



Hour 3

8:00 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the NFL headlines of the day.    

8:18 – Roogie Odor’s appeal will be heard tomorrow. Mike puts his lawyer hat on and tries to come up with a defense for Odor’s punch.

8:35 – CSN New England Patriots Insider Tom Curran explains why Tom Brady will never stop fighting Deflategate, and why Tom Brady ended up on the “Most Hated NFL Player” list.

8:48 –  PFT Planet – We take your calls, tweets and emails on anything NFL.

Under Center w Keith Irizarry 05-20-16

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 7:15pm

Join Keith Irizarry Under Center as he takes the mic from Mark Malone on an excellent Friday evening. We’re watching the NBA Playoffs and NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, but with a night off in the NBA, lets put Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors to rest. Keith is a jack of all trades, so he’s also going to fill you in on what else he’s going to watch over the weekend that isn’t sports! Today’s podcast guests include Michael Lee of The Vertical and the great PBP Voice Mike Breen. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

Kenny Albert

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 7:12pm

Keith Irizarry is joined by the great Kenny Albert with an eye on NBC’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs which roars on in the conference finals series. Kenny Albert has been calling the Western games with San Jose and St Louis in a 2-1 battle. Will a goalie swap for the Blues ultimately turn this series around? Sharks have been deadly on defense. Listen to the full interview below:

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Fri, 05/20/2016 - 7:09am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio

Friday, May 20, 2016




Hour 1

6:00 – Mike doesn’t think the poll in the Washington Post about the Washington nickname ends the argument about whether the name should be changed.

6:18 – Jaguars 1st round pick Jalen Ramsey hurt his knee in rookie minicamp. This injury isn’t as severe as Dante Fowler’s injury last year, but Jags fans must feel cursed.

6:35 – We revisit Rich McKay’s comments on instant replay from earlier this week, and explain what the Competition Committee may change at next week’s Owners Meetings.

6:48 – The Pro Bowl may be moving to Orlando. Great, now even less people will want to play in the game.


Hour 2

7:00 – Mike reacts to the RG3 Mike Shanahan revelations that came out earlier this week. Shanahan must now realize he’s done as a head coach in the NFL.  

7:18 – Peyton Manning told a crowd at a speaking engagement that he’s “had his fill” of the NFL for now. Mike thinks he’ll be back in the league in some capacity sooner rather than later.

7:35 – The Washington Post’s Scott Clement tells us why the Post conducted the poll, why they released the data now, and whether he thinks the results end the argument about the team nickname.

7:48 – Doug Baldwin said the Seahawks will “go back to the run” this season. After what we saw from Russell Wilson last year, is that a mistake?


Hour 3

8:00 – National Congress of American Indians Legislative Associate Brian Howard explains his organization’s reaction to the poll, why he thinks the poll is irrelevant, and why it isn’t just the nickname itself that is offensive.

8:18 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Jon’s reaction to the NFL headlines of the day.   

8:35 – Washington Safety/Linebacker Su’a Cravens says he always likes to line up against Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis in practice because if he can handle them, he can handle any other tight end.

8:48 –  PFT Planet – We take your calls, tweets and emails on anything NFL.

Going Deep with Amani and Dan 05-19-16

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 1:51am

Amani and Dan talk about the Washington Post poll which found 9 out 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Redskins name. Amani says the name is offensive and needs to be changed… Dan wants to know how Baylor continues to employ head football coach Art Briles after more allegations come to light.

Under Center w Mark Malone 05-19-16

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 7:26pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Thursday that features NBA Playoffs, and why the Cavaliers are a shoo in for the Finals, we know we know, so we move on to some of the new hires in NBA. Having fun with Bovada’s NFL win totals as well! Today’s podcast guests include Tommy Dee of ChargedFM and Kurt Helin of NBC Sports. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below: