Tag:The League
Posted on: October 14, 2011 5:27 pm

Podcast: FX's 'The League,' Week 6 NFL preview

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

As usual, we break down the slate of games -- how many points for the Cowboys and Pats? Who is the second-best team in the NFC South? What's the deal with airplane food? -- and welcome our good friend Paul Bessire of PredictionMachine.com onto the show to pick the best bets for the gamblers out there.

Most importantly, Steve Rannazzisi of "The League" joins the podcast to talk about the show's third season, which premiered on October 7 ("The League" can be seen Thursday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET on FX). We touch on everything from the first two seasons, how the fan base and the good reviews have grown during that time, and how season three came about (there was some uncertainty after season two).

Steve also talks about Seth Rogen's cameo in episode 1 of Season 3, his experiences with having fans recognize him in public, how his mom deals with the show's sometimes crass storylines, as well as guest appearances we can look for this season. (Will Forte and Ray Liotta! Seriously.)

Finally, we also chat about the NFL. Steve, who grew up a Giants fan, can't figure out how Tom Coughlin still has a job, admits that he has no faith in Eli Manning (Giants sympathizers nod their head knowingly), and wants the team to tank the season and get into the Andrew Luck swpeepstakes.

Remember, you can catch "The League" Thursday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET on FX, and the season 2 DVD is on sale now. Also, you can read Ryan's interview with Rannazzisi from last season here.

Alright, consider this your complimentary Shiva-blast.

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Posted on: September 23, 2010 1:31 pm

Talking 'The League' with Steve Rannazzasi

Posted by Will Brinson

For years, fantasy football junkies waited for a television show about the fast-paced, guns-and-women-filled, rock and roll world of fantasy football. Finally, it happened, when FX premiered "The League."  The show was a hit and FX brought it back for a second season -- we got lucky enough to get a few minutes with Steve Rannazzasi, who's better known as "Kevin" on the league. (He's the married dude, whose wife is secretly better at fantasy football than him.)

We chatted Steve up about the benefits of doing this as a cable show, what the fan reaction has been like, what it's like to work with Chad Ochocinco (who was on the second season premiere), why the hell they're only in an eight-team league, and how many of those guys actually like sports.  Oh and then we made fun of him for being a Giants fan, before we realized that he was going to make fun of us for being Panthers fans immediately after. Plus, we got the scoop on what cameos you'll be seeing in Season 2 and who's the worst fantasy player on the show.

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Category: NFL
Posted on: September 20, 2010 4:29 pm

F&R NFL Approval Matrix: Week 2

Posted by Will Brinson

Our affinity for graphs and charts and purty pictures knows no bounds, so (with a nod to the smartypants at NY Mag ), we present our first-ever NFL approval matrix. Suggestions, complaints and intellecutual property lawsuits may be directed to us on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL).

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