Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/8/12
Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast.Their guest this week is Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated and SI.com. Deitsch covers the media beat for SI and is on the podcast to discuss some of the broadcasts that make up our NFL viewing experience. Deitsch talks with the Sports-Casters about the evolution of the new Sports Illustrated television show, the NFL Network's Thursday night football package, and the predictability of the CBS and FOX NFL pregame shows. He also talks about the quality of the "A Football Life" documentaries on the NFL Network, Fantasy Football Now, and the work of Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football. "I don't think he (Gruden) has ever fully separated himself from the league," said Deitsch.Deitsch also talks about dealing with the PR directors at ESPN, the quality of the NFL Red Zone channel, and Tuesday's election coverage. Deitsch also says:ESPN made a mistake by having Chris Berman interview Mitt Romney and Barack ObamaNetworks cater to their stars and it doesn't benefit the viewersAl Michaels and Chris Collinsworth are the best NFL broadcast teamThe CBS and Fox pregame shows have become boringFirst on the Field is an emerging pre-game showThe NFL Network does a good job making their games feel like big eventsSteve and Don kick off each podcast with "3 Things" but manage to tackle so much more. In this week's segment they discuss the upcoming 10th week of NFL action, the status of Sean Payton's contract, and the players voting Rex Ryan the most overrated coach in the league. Steve and Don close the show with a listener email about NFL relevance and One Last Thing. For more information about the podcast follow us on Twitter at: @fballnation and  @sports_casters and check out The Sports-Casters' other podcasts here. Email Steve and Don at thesportscasters@gmail.com
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