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On Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell hosts Danny Kanell and Raja Bell bring their professional sports experience to podcasting. Danny and Raja combined to come off the bench 241 times in their 18 years in the pros, now they're coming off the bench and behind the microphone 3 times a week to give raw sports insight from a former player's perspective.

On Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell hosts Danny Kanell and Raja Bell bring their professional sports experience to podcasting. Danny and Raja combined to come off the bench 241 times in their 18 years in the pros, now they're coming off the bench and behind the microphone 3 times a week to give raw sports insight from a former player's perspective.
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New York, NY

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On Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell hosts Danny Kanell and Raja Bell bring their professional sports experience to podcasting. Danny and Raja combined to come off the bench 241 times in their 18 years in the pros, now they're coming off the bench and behind the microphone 3 times a week to give raw sports insight from a former player's perspective.

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English


Episodes

Episode 38: NBA All-Star Game: Back or Whack? Shut Up and Dribble, Doping in Curling

2/19/2018
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Danny and Raja discuss NBA All-Star Weekend, changes to the game, playoff format and player-referee relations. Hana Ostapchuk updates us on what's happening in the world of sports. Then, Kanell and Bell get serious with reactions the "Shut Up and Dribble" comments made towards LeBron James, JJ Redick's insensitive comments, and racism in hockey. We detail the Best (Austin Hatch honored) and Worst of the Weekend (curling doping), and finally, Topics with Dwyane Wade as an instigator, Tim...

Duration:00:54:09

Episode 37: NBA at the All-Star Break, Nerves in Sports, Fan Interaction

2/16/2018
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Danny and Raja break down dealing with nerves in athletics, before diving into NBA analysis at the All-Star break. Hana Ostapchuk updates us on what's happening in the world of sports, Deebo issues some Picks & Props, and the crew gets on the phone with elite Bench Warmer Rob from ATL as part of Friday's 5-star Q&A.

Duration:00:56:44

Episode 36: Snowboarding Takeover, Warriors Boredom, Locker Room Presences

2/14/2018
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Danny and Raja honor the sacred 24 hours of Valentine's Day with a game of "Like It, Love It, or Hate It" regarding topics such as snowboarding as the new unofficial Olympic sport, Johnny Manziel's comeback, LeBron James' advice, LaVar Ball, and pitchers and catchers reporting! Hana Ostapchuk updates us on what's happening in the world of sports, while we also examine Tom Brady's rap knowledge and NBA media moguls. Kanell and Bell also discuss Steve Kerr's decision to let his players coach...

Duration:00:52:44

Episode 35: New-Look Cavs, Olympics/NFL/Boston Media with Pete Blackburn

2/12/2018
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Danny and Raja react and potentially overreact to the new-look Cavs debut victory over the Celtics on Sunday, and Isaiah Thomas' first game in the Purple & Gold. Then, the guys discuss the impact of scenery from a player's perspective and how different factors can predicate success in someone's career. Hana Ostapchuk updates us on what's happening in the world of sports. Next, CBS Sports Writer Pete Blackburn joins Off the Bench to update us on Olympic storylines, NHL happenings, the Boston...

Duration:00:54:49

Episode 34: Deadline Deals, Jimmy G PAID, Do We Care About Olympics, Epic Eagles Parade

2/9/2018
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Raja and Danny react to deadline deals in the NBA including a lot of change in Cleveland, and what it means for LeBron this year and beyond. Then, the guys discuss Duke-UNC, Jimmy G's extension, and the start of the Winter Olympics. Next it's Topics and 5-star Q&A!

Duration:00:53:03

Episode 33: McDaniels Bolts Colts, National Signing Day, Kristaps Hurt, Trade Deadline Preview

2/7/2018
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Josh McDaniels ditches the Colts and goes back to Belichick and Brady, so Danny and Raja evaluate what it means for both franchises. It's also National Signing Day, so what's the landscape in college football and how would the guys conduct signing day now? Hana updates us on what's happening in the sports world including an unfortunate injury suffered by Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis and LeBron claiming he would never waive his no-trade clause. The trade deadline in the NBA is set for...

Duration:00:49:58

Episode 32: Super Bowl Recap, Eagles soar to 41-33 victory over Patriots

2/5/2018
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On Episode 32 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny, Raja, Deebo and Hana react to an amazing Super Bowl LII and the Eagles first ever Lombardi Trophy! The guys break down everything in the game from Nick Foles impressive performance to the coaching battle to retirement rumors to New England benching a former Super Bowl hero. A further breakdown of the still struggling Cavs and Topics!

Duration:00:47:00

Episode 31: Super Bowl Preview, Picks and Props, Legitimacy of LeBron Meeting with Warriors

2/2/2018
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On Episode 31 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja extensively break down Super Bowl LII between the Patriots and Eagles, and issue a list of picks and props on the big game. But first, the guys discuss the wild report that claimed LeBron James would consider meeting with the Warriors this offseason. Hana Ostapchuk updates us on what's happening in the sports world, and asks some 5-star questions, left by our Bench Warmers!

Duration:01:03:53

Episode 30: Brady Quinn Chats Super Bowl LII, Alex Smith Traded, Kevin Love Injured

1/31/2018
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On Episode 30 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja react to Alex Smith's trade to Washington, and what it means for the Chiefs and Redskins moving forward. Then, the guys discuss Kevin Love's injury, the Blake Griffin trade, and player/team loyalty. Hana Ostapchuk updates us on the sports world with Here's What's Happening. Then, former pro quarterback and current CBS Sports NFL Analyst Brady Quinn joins the podcast to breakdown various angles as we approach the Super...

Duration:01:05:01

Episode 30: Brady Quinn Chats Super Bowl LII, Alex Smith Traded, Kevin Love Injured

1/31/2018
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On Episode 30 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja react to Alex Smith's trade to Washington, and what it means for the Chiefs and Redskins moving forward. Then, the guys discuss Kevin Love's injury, the Blake Griffin trade, and player/team loyalty. Hana Ostapchuk updates us on the sports world with Here's What's Happening. Then, former pro quarterback and current CBS Sports NFL Analyst Brady Quinn joins the podcast to breakdown various angles as we approach the Super...

Duration:01:05:02

Episode 29: Michigan State scandal, NBA Grammys, Super Bowl Week, Will Brinson Interview

1/29/2018
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On Episode 29 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja react to the ongoing scandal with Michigan State athletics and what the future looks like for the Spartans program. Then, the guys discuss how big of a factor distractions are as athletes, especially heading into big games. CBS Sports Senior NFL Writer Will Brinson joins the podcast to talk the fun side of the Super Bowl. Hana Ostapchuck updates us on the latest in the sports world with Here's What's Happening with Hana....

Duration:00:53:00

Episode 28: LeBron Picks Kyrie, Return of XFL, Old Takes Exposed

1/26/2018
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On Episode 28 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja react to LeBron and Steph's All-Star Draft selections, and play 'Take It or Leave It' regarding the ASG, the return of the XFL, and Tiger's PGA Tour return. Then, the guys welcome on Fred Segal who runs the Twitter account @oldtakesexposed, to discuss some of Danny's freezing cold takes, and Fred's overall prowess and hilarity on the internet. Hana Ostapchuk hits us with Here's What's Happening, Deebo offers some Picks and...

Duration:00:57:49

Episode 27: Congratulating LeBron on 30k, Kidd & Kawhi, A Basic Top 5

1/24/2018
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On Episode 27 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja discuss LeBron first congratulating himself and then reaching the 30,000-point milestone, while also hitting on the Cavs struggles, Kevin Love's failure to fit in, and Ty Lue's future with the organization. Then, the guys talk about Jason Kidd getting the boot in Milwaukee and potential strife between Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs, before reacting to All-Star reserves and selecting their Top 5 all-time players. Hana...

Duration:00:50:24

Episode 26: Super Bowl is Set, QB Matchup and Storylines, Senior Bowl's Phil Savage Interview

1/22/2018
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On Episode 26 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja react to Sunday's conference championships and Super Bowl 52 being set. The guys discuss another showing of Tom Brady's heroics, penalizing the Pats, and tough love from Bill Belichick. They also discuss the Eagles dominating performance against the Vikings, Nick Foles' confidence, and the belief in Philly. Kanell and Bell then chat with Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage leading up to this weekend's game, about...

Duration:00:48:13

Episode 25: Previewing and Picking Conference Championships, All-Star Selections and Draft, Bulletin Board Material

1/19/2018
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On Episode 25 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja analyze and criticize the All-Star selection process and then act as captains, picking starting lineups of their own. Then, the guys discuss the role of underdogs, bulletin board material, and motivation to succeed in sports. Friday 'Picks and Props' follow, focusing on championship weekend in the NFL, as Kanell and Bell select against the spread winners for Pats-Jags and Eagles-Vikings, before having some fun with fake...

Duration:00:52:44

Episode 24: Allen Robinson Interview, NBA Feuds, Coaching Traits

1/17/2018
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On Episode 24 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja react to the recent feuds in the NBA, highlighted by the Clippers-Rockets skirmish on Monday. Then, the guys give their "Wednesday Top 5" for the best feuds in sports history. Next, Jaguars WR Allen Robinson joins the podcast to discuss rehab for his injury, the vibe in Jacksonville with the franchise a game away from the Super Bowl, Blake Bortles' trash talk, Tom Coughlin and his basketball exploits. Kanell and Bell then...

Duration:00:50:45

Episode 23: Recapping the Divisional Round, Remembering Keith Jackson, Analyzing Markelle Fultz

1/15/2018
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On Episode 23 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja react to a wild weekend in the NFL playoffs, as the Vikings walked-off, the Jags shocked the Steelers in an unexpected way, the Eagles upset the Falcons as a home underdog, and the Patriots cruised to a ho-hum 7th straight AFC Championship appearance. The guys also remember legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson and discuss Markelle Fultz's broken jump shot and give a player's perspective on confidence issues. That's followed...

Duration:00:40:53

Episode 22: Players vs. Refs, Picking the Playoffs, Rooney Rule

1/12/2018
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On Episode 22 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja break down the ongoing strife between players and refs in the NBA and how we can move towards a solution. The guys also discuss Kevin Durant's greatness, and the nature of the Rooney Rule, before 'Picks and Props' on the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Kanell and Bell wrap up by giving naming the first ever "Bench Warmer of the Week", and a Friday tradition of 5-star Q&A.

Duration:00:57:42

Episode 21: Tua Takes Over, Saban Legacy/Future, Gruden Introduced, Another Clothesline!

1/10/2018
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On Episode 21 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja react to Monday's title game and the emergence of Tua Tagovailoa and the future of Jalen Hurts. Danny admits he wrong on the ratings, as the All-SEC championship dominated TV viewership, and laments on the final AP rankings. Then, the guys discuss Nick Saban's greatness and potential pursuit of the NFL. Kanell and Bell transition to analysis on Jon Gruden's hire, before Raja rates another clothesline in the NBA and Danny...

Duration:00:52:46

Episode 20: Bama-Georgia Preview, Wild-Card Weekend Recap, LaVar Opens Mouth, Raja Back and Trending

1/8/2018
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On Episode 20 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Raja is back and Danny is at the National Championship. The guys start by breaking down the slate of playoff action in the NFL including the Saints sneaking by the Panthers, the Jaguars outlasting the Bills, the Falcons experience topping the Rams, and Titans epic comeback/Chiefs epic collapse. Kanell and Bell also discuss more comments from LaVar Ball, plus a clothesline that might rival Raja's epic one on Kobe back in the day.

Duration:01:00:13

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