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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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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 10: Injuries Defining the NFL, Beer-Tossing, Baseball Powers, Flopping Memories

12/11/2017
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Danny and Raja bring you Episode 10 of Off the Bench, featuring a recap of Week 14 in the NFL including discussion on Carson Wentz's injury, antics at the end of Jags-Seahawks, the Packers keeping hope alive, the Panthers and Steelers pulling out late victories, and lots and lots of snow in Buffalo. Kanell and Bell also discuss Giancarlo Stanton being dealt to the new edition of the Bronx Bombers, flopping in the NBA, and how their comeback attempts would fare!

Duration: 00:48:08


Episode 09: Concussions and Choking, Heisman Trophy Hype, Lakers-Sixers Rivalry?

12/8/2017
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Danny flying solo for Episode 9 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, as Raja gets the DNP-Sickness. Friday's conversation focuses on another injury-filled and ugly Thursday Night Football game and whether the NFL will change things, if Sean Payton's choking gesture was appropriate for a head coach, and Roger Goodell's contract extension for mega bucks. Danny decides if the Sixers-Lakers rivalry is back, then breaks down the state of the Heisman Trophy, and reflects on playing with a...

Duration: 00:52:07


Episode 08: Ryen Russillo and Danny hash out CFP 'bias', FSU hires Taggart, Ball family bails

12/6/2017
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There's a new head coach at Danny's alma mater, so of course Kanell and Bell discuss Willie Taggart's hire at Florida State, and the decision by Seminoles safety Derwin James to sit out the Independence Bowl in preparation of the NFL Draft. Next, it's Danny's old partner Ryen Russillo joining the podcast, to back up his "bias" comments and argue the College Football Playoff system. Then, Danny and Raja react to LaVar Ball pulling his son LiAngelo from UCLA, suspensions in the NFL, while...

Duration: 01:09:25


Episode 07: College Football "Inivitational", Dirty Gronk, Tiger Recap

12/4/2017
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On Episode 7, Danny asks if he is annoying on Twitter (:45), the guys issue extensive analysis on the College Football Playoff (3:30), Case Keenum balling for Minnesota (12:40), Russell Wilson's MVP candidacy (17:40), Rob Gronkowski's dirty play (21:30), the Giants mess (27:20). Kanell and Bell also discuss college coaches on the move (32:05), recap Tiger's return (41:35), and topics (44:45).

Duration: 00:52:41


Episode 06: Tiger, Tennessee, Championship Picks, Twitter Tricks, 5* Q&A

12/1/2017
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Danny and Raja are back like Tiger Woods for Episode 6 of Off the Bench. The guys discuss Tiger's first round return in the Hero World Challenge (1:45), the still crazy college coaching carousel including at Danny's alma mater Florida State (9:00), Tennessee (16:10), and Arizona State (24:05). Then, Kanell and Bell preview college football championships by making their picks and props for the weekend (33:10), and answer questions from OTB listeners (44:15). Leave a 5-star review on Apple...

Duration: 01:00:33


Episode 05: Eli Benched, LeBron Ejected, Tiger Back

11/29/2017
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Danny Kanell and Raja Bell react to Eli Manning's benching and LeBron James' first career ejection. Then, the guys debut "2 through 5" highlighting their NBA Power Rankings with an obvious team at the top, followed by analysis on Derrick Rose's exile and David Fizdale's firing. Danny and Raja also discuss the penultimate College Football Playoff rankings, play "Picks and Props" focusing on Tiger Woods' return, share their ideal golf foursomes and detail autograph-seeker stories from their...

Duration: 00:40:01


Episode 04: Schiano Fallout, Coaching Carousel, Urban Meyer on a Mission

11/27/2017
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On Episode 4, Danny and Raja discuss Greg Schiano going and then not going to Tennessee, the Chiefs and Alex Smith's continued downward spiral, the state of the NFC, and chain snatching in Oakland. Then, the guys get into college football and the constant coaching carousel with a focus on the SEC. Topics include angry Urban Meyer and 3-on-5 basketball!

Duration: 00:47:37


Episode 03: Kobe Stories, Rivalries, Picks and Props

11/24/2017
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In advance of Rivalry Weekend, Danny and Raja discuss the best rivalries from their careers (:52), as Raja delves into his famous beef with Kobe Bryant, what their relationship was like then vs. now, and if he was ever close to joining Kobe and the Lakers (2:37). Then, the guys make picks and props, real and fake (9:20), and answers questions posed by listeners of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell (22:00).

Duration: 00:30:57


Episode 02: Holidays in Sports, Thanksgiving Football, Ray Allen Catfished, Fashion Reaction

11/22/2017
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On Episode 2 of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, the guys get into the Thanksgiving spirit and discuss Raja's vegetarian-ish diet, Thursday's NFL storylines and share stories from playing during the holidays during their careers. The 'Softer than Strasburg' segment returns with focus on John Elway labeling the Broncos "a little soft" and LaVar Ball claiming the Lakers coaching staff is soft. Danny and Raja also hit on Michael Porter Jr. being sidelined for the season, Ray Allen getting...

Duration: 00:41:34


Episode 01: Bad Quarterback Play, Lonzo Not A Fighter, Baker Mayfield Antics

11/20/2017
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On the official debut episode of Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell, Danny and Raja discuss bad quarterback play in the NFL on a special 'Kanell to Brady' scale (2:08), detail the best cities to visit as a player on the heels of the Pats-Raiders game in Mexico City (18:35), breakdown Lonzo Ball shying away from a scuffle on Friday night (26:31), analyze Baker Mayfield's antics (34:52) and share gruesome injuries (39:43).

Duration: 00:42:44


Kanell and Bell Get to Know Each Other

11/14/2017
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Danny Kanell and Raja Bell play a game of 'Get to Know Your Co-Host.' Questions include would you miss a championship game for the birth of your first child, what would you do if you witnessed your boss cheating in golf, if turtlenecks/crocs are fashionable and which all-time player would you want taking the final shot to win an NBA title?

Duration: 00:12:46


The U is Back

11/14/2017
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Former Florida State quarterback Danny Kanell and lifelong Miami Hurricanes fan Raja Bell discuss the return of the "U," following a statement victory over Notre Dame. What's the atmosphere like in South Florida and can the Canes' seriously contend for the title? Find out what Kanell and Bell think.

Duration: 00:07:45


Josh Gordon Played Under the Influence

11/14/2017
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Danny Kanell and Raja Bell react to Josh Gordon's recent comments saying he played nearly every game either drunk, high, or both. Danny and Raja tell us if they have ever seen drugs or alcohol being used in the locker room, how impressive it is that Gordon was still a beast on the field, and share drug testing stories from their time in the pros.

Duration: 00:07:48


For the Love of the Game?

11/14/2017
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6-year NFL pro Danny Kanell and 12-year NBA vet Raja Bell rank the reasons why they played their respective sports.

Duration: 00:03:19


Welcome to "Off the Bench with Kanell and Bell"

11/14/2017
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Danny Kanell played quarterback in the NFL, Raja Bell was a guard in the NBA. Now they are both coming off the bench for CBS Sports' newest audio venture. Listen as Danny and Raja let you in on what's in store from their new podcast "Off The Bench with Kanell and Bell"

Duration: 00:02:27