Russillo shares his thoughts on “player lists,” more specifically the NFL Top 100 (3:15), before he is joined by longtime NBA referee and head of referee and development training Monty McCutchen. McCutchen tells some stories from his long career as a referee, and the two get into the weeds on flops, charges, and blocking fouls, the values Monty tries to instill in NBA refs, and more (15:04). Then Ryen talks with SI’s Chris Mannix, who is currently in the Orlando bubble awaiting the NBA restart. They discuss some buzz around the Bucks, Clippers, Rockets, 76ers, Celtics, Thunder, and more (52:08). Finally, Ryen talks about Joe Kelly’s eight-game suspension for throwing at Alex Bregman, leading to a melee, before answering a listener-submitted “Life Advice” question (1:24:14).
NBA Is Back, Officiating Stories With Monty McCutchen, and Chris Mannix Reports From the Orlando Bubble
McCutchen tells stories from his long career as a referee, and gets into the weeds on flops, charges, and blocking fouls
Plus, talking Mets dysfunction and fantasy football tips for Week 3
A 2023 NFL Redraft, Deion’s Next School, the 76ers Soap Opera, and Week 3 Picks With Danny Kelly, Van Lathan, and Howard Beck
Plus, Bill and Van discuss the top five college football coaches who should watch out for Deion Sanders
Wes Bergmann joins Johnny to discuss the contestants on this season, exactly how retired he is, and more!
Plus, Brian makes a couple Week 3 bets, then he and Jamie make their predictions for the Pats game
And later, mailbag questions!