The Doug Russell Podcast

Award-winning sports reporter, host, and anchor Doug Russell (currently heard on 97.3 “The Game” in Milwaukee and formerly on WTMJ, WKTI (ESPN), WSSP, and national syndication) is joined by newsmakers and newsbreakers that cover the teams you love!

The Bucks kind of stink (but not really)

January 30th, 2021

Bucks fans have been asking "what's wrong" with the team that blew through the NBA the last two seasons. On the weekend TDRP, Doug goes through their biggest area of concern, but also tries to talk nervous fans off the ledge. Also, Doug's thoughts on the Packers not renewing defensive coordinator Mike Pettine's contract and where the Brewers stand after the Cardinals make a major hot stove league move.

Aaron Rodgers clarifies his comments and Bud Selig’s eulogy for Hank Aaron

January 27th, 2021

It's another breaking news-ish Wednesday TDRP, as Aaron Rodgers got tongues wagging over his comments following Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay in the NFC Championship Game (7:44). This week, Aaron tried to clarify his comments - we'll have an excerpt from The Pat McAfee Show (12:00). Also, former Brewers owner and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig's moving eulogy for his dear friend of more than 60 years, the great Hank Aaron (31:32).

Inside the Packers NFC Championship Game loss

January 25th, 2021

It's a sad Monday at TDRP as the Packers came up short Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Unforced errors on the field and off contributed to what Doug thinks is their worst loss since Super Bowl XXXII. We'll hear from and dissect the comments of Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur, and start to take a look at what 2021 could look like.

Ted Thompson, a 10 year anniversary, Ned Yost, and a NFC Championship preview

January 23rd, 2021

On a special NFC Championship Game TDRP, Doug goes into the wayback machine a couple of times. First, what is the origin of the late Ted Thompson's nickname "The Sizzler" anyway? Doug has the answer along with the audio that made "The Sizzler" part of the Milwaukee sports landscape (0:37). Also, today marks the 10-year anniversary of the Packers beating the Bears in the NFC Championship Game; we hop back into the wayback machine for that (2:58). Doug has some special remembrances of Ted Thompson (7:53), we empty out the Ted Thompson out-of-context quote box (17:14), hear from Aaron Rodgers (22:47) and Tom Brady (28:23) on the 2020 championship, and finally go down to Tampa to check in with Buccaneers Radio Network sideline reporter T.J. Rives (33:32). 

Hank Aaron (from 1999) and author and filmmaker William Povletich

January 22nd, 2021

On a special TDRP, a look back at arguably the greatest sports icon in Wisconsin history, the great Hank Aaron, who died Friday morning. Doug also replays his one-on-one interview with Aaron from 1999, and an interview with Milwaukee Braves historian / author / filmmaker William Povletich.

Matt LaFleur two years later and Presidents Biden and Trump speeches

January 20th, 2021

On today's 50th (!!) TDRP, Doug takes advantage of "Anything Goes Wednesday" to take a two-year look back at what we were saying when the Packers first hired coach Matt LaFleur. Also, on this historic day, ICYMI the first time around or want to listen again, President Biden's inaugural address begins at 29:07, while now-Former President Trump's farewell address begins at 50:46.

The Packers are back in the NFC Championship Game!

January 18th, 2021

Today, what five-letter word has made the Packers the best team in the NFC? We hear from Aaron Rodgers, Matt LaFleur, Aaron Jones, Tom Brady, and Drew Brees in a very-football centric podcast as Championship Week starts!

The Ringer’s Mirin Fader and a Packers - Rams preview

January 16th, 2021

As the Packers prepare to play the Rams in the NFC's Divisional Round, Doug takes a deep weekend dive into the matchup, then catches up with The Ringer's Mirin Fader, who found out perhaps the biggest reason Davante Adams is having the kind of season he's having.

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