Michael is joined by Arkansas men's basketball coach Eric Musselman, who guided the Razorbacks to a 20-12 record in his first year with the program last season. Musselman, 55, is the former head coach of the Golden State Warriors (2002-04), the Sacramento Kings (2006-07) and the University of Nevada (2015-19). He also worked as an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic (1998-2000), the Atlanta Hawks (2000-02) and the Memphis Grizzlies (2004-06). His international basketball resume includes stints as head coach of the Dominican Republic and Venezuelan national teams. Eric is the son of former Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Bill Musselman.
Michael is joined by Packers digital reporter Wes Hodkiewicz for a behind-the-scenes look at what's happening inside Lambeau Field during a time when access to the building is restricted due to COVID-19. Having previously covered the Packers for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Hodkiewicz offers terrific insight into how the organization prepared for the 2020 season and what daily life looks like for players, coaches and staff in this unprecedented NFL campaign.
Michael is joined by sports broadcaster and play-by-play man Kevin Harlan, the son of former Green Bay Packers president and CEO Bob Harlan. From his calls of the NFL and college basketball on CBS to his radio broadcasts of Monday Night Football on Westwood One to his coverage of the NBA for TNT, Kevin's voice and energy have become ubiquitous with some of sports biggest moments. Join Michael and Kevin for behind-the-scenes stories from the NFL and NBA, a deep dive into the art of broadcasting and some tremendous insight into the modern rebirth of the Packers.
Michael is joined by Bleacher Report's NFL features writer Tyler Dunne, whose longform stories have become must-read material for football fans around the country. Michael and Tyler went to college together at Syracuse University and both covered the Green Bay Packers for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where Michael followed in Tyler's footsteps. Join them for a discussion about reporting methods, the fate of this year's NFL season and Tyler's recent stories on Jameis Winston, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Marquise "Hollywood" Brown.
Michael is joined by former Bills and Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, who worked alongside head coach Rex Ryan with both franchises from 2008-16. Thurman, who starred at safety for Southern California, played nine seasons at cornerback for the Cowboys and Cardinals before entering coaching in 1988. He developed a terrific reputation for mentoring defensive backs during his years as a secondary coach in both college football (USC) and the NFL (Ravens and Jets) prior to becoming a coordinator. His pupils have included Troy Polamalu, Ed Reed, Chris McAlister, Samari Rolle, Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, among others. Thurman appeared in one Super Bowl as a player and reached a total of six conference championship games during his career.
Michael is joined by basketball trainer Rob McClanaghan, whose private workout business with some of the sports's biggest stars has made him one of the more influential people in NBA circles. A former walk-on at Syracuse, Rob's client list now includes Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love. He's also worked with Anthony Davis, James Harden, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and many more of the league's elite. Tune in for a discussion about player development, star power and what makes some of the NBA's best truly great.
Michael is joined by former heavyweight boxing champion Lou Savarese, who fought some of the biggest names in the sport: Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Buster Douglas and Riddick Bowe. A two-time New York Golden Gloves champion as an amateur, Savarese reeled off 36 consecutive victories to begin his professional career and went on to win both the WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight title and the IBA Heavyweight title. Savarese, who also dabbled in acting and made a cameo appearance on The Sopranos, retired from fighting in 2007 with a record of 46 wins (38 KOs) and 7 losses.
Michael is joined by former New York Giants offensive lineman Chris Snee, a two-time Super Bowl champion and the son-in-law of coach Tom Coughlin. Snee entrenched himself at right guard for the duration of his career (2004-13), all of which was spent with the Giants, and developed into one of the best players in the league at his position. He earned four trips to the Pro Bowl (2008-10, 2012) and was named to three All-Pro teams (2008-10), including a first-team All-Pro honor in 2008. Revered for his toughness, Snee made 101 consecutive starts from 2005-11 and anchored a unit responsible for protecting quarterback Eli Manning.
Michael is joined by former Carolina Panthers safety Mike Minter, who is now the head coach at FCS Campbell University in North Carolina. A former second-round pick out of Nebraska, Minter was an ironman for the Panthers who retired as the franchise leader in tackles, starts and consecutive starts following a 10-year career from 1997-2006. After football, Minter considered running for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2009 before turning his attention to coaching. Minter has been the head coach at Campbell since 2012 and has put together three consecutive winning seasons. He organized the school's first-ever Pro Day in 2016 that attracted 19 NFL scouts.
Michael is joined by Packers legend LeRoy Butler, who was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this year. A second-round pick in 1990, Butler developed into one of the best safeties in the league and would later be named to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the '90s. Butler made the Pro Bowl four times during his 12 years in Green Bay (1990-2001) and was also named first-team All-Pro in each of those seasons. Tune in for some incredible stories about Butler's journey from the projects of Jacksonville to hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.