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Rivals is powered by Utah Eye Centers and Strong Volkswagen. What happens when you lock two football rivals in the same studio and turn on the microphone? Join former NFL and college football rivals Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, for “Rivals“, the intersection of life and sports… from very different viewpoints. Scott Mitchell was a record-setting quarterback at the University of Utah. He then went on to play for Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, and Cincinnati Bengals. Jason B ...
 
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The ESPYs were last night and Scott's favorite player, Utah Jazz member, Donovan Mitchell won an award for break-out player of the year. That is the only thing he has ever liked about the ESPYs, he thinks it's like participation trophies for professional athletes. Donovan Mitchell rocked a super cool Spiderman jacket in a nod to his nickname, S ...…
 
Looks like New England Patriots QB Tom Brady isn't on top anymore - at least when it comes to the 2019 Madden Rankings. Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Brady tied for the top spot. How do you think Brady's ego took this? It could be a whole new kind of "deflategate." Scott and guest host, Alex Kirry, discuss their thoughts on th ...…
 
It's All- Star week in Major League Baseball. Scott thinks baseball has it dialed in. The MLB All-Star Game is the only one he cares to even watch. NBA? Eh. NFL? The worst. Scott doesn't think there is any chance the NFL can even fix the pro-bowl. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, current best friends. Sco ...…
 
This is a live radio broadcast that aired on KSL Newsradio on July 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Scott and Alex Kirry talked all things Utes and Cougars as the teams prepare for the season. Soon you will be able to hear Scott and Alex every week night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on KSL Newsradio during their new sports talk radio show (yet to ...…
 
Rivals has a guest host. Alex Kirry, host of The Nightside Project and host of Cougar Sports Saturday joins Scott to talk about some HUGE announcements. The voice of Cougar sports came to introduce Scott as the color analyst for Utah Football radio broadcasts. Scott is looking forward to post game calls from Alex and being a part of his alma ma ...…
 
Alex Kirry has been a radio man for a long time. He joins Rivals to talk his favorite moments in sports broadcasting, from his own broadcasts to historical moments. Scott will soon be joining Alex Monday through Friday from 6pm-9pm on KSL Newsradio for a sports talk show. Scott is fascinated by the way broadcasters can spin a story during games ...…
 
This may or may not be helpful to you at all, but Scott and Jason have both been in long-term marriages and here is their advice. They offer a unique perspective because the life of an NFL player is far from average. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, current best friends. Scott played quarterback for The U ...…
 
We are so excited for football season that we decided to take it back to an original episode of Rivals today. What do you consider a dynasty in the NFL? In the modern era that is. From the first Super Bowl to today. Is it how many Super Bowls a team wins? Or teams that constantly contend? From the Cowboys and 49ers and Steelers to the Don Shula ...…
 
Brandon Morrow of the Chicago Cubs is now suffering from back spasms after suffering a freak injury while putting on his pants. Another story that inspired Scott and Jason to talk about other freak injuries. We laugh now, but let's be honest being an injured athlete sucks. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, ...…
 
Now, it's Jason's turn to challenge Scott at his own game. "The Gauntlet of Truth" is a Helmets Off tradition where guests are asked a series of questions and they have to answer truthfully. If you like Rivals check out Helmets Off, Scott's solo podcast about humanizing our heroes. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past footbal ...…
 
Back to the good times. Currently we have the National Anthem issue, but the NFL has probably never been free of controversy. Scott and Jason break down the controversies they dealt with. Jason talks about the time he reported domestic violence that was happening around him. Jason's first year in the NFL was the infamous "strike year." 1987. Ne ...…
 
In this episode of Rivals Scott puts Jason through "The Gauntlet of Truth." For those of you who don't know, "The Gauntlet of Truth" is a Helmets Off tradition. Helmets Off is Scott's solo podcast. If you like Rivals check out Helmets Off wherever you get your podcasts. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, cu ...…
 
We have all had them. Nicknames. We love some and of course we hate them. Lately, Scott has thought of a new nickname for Jason...You have to hear it so you can laugh as hard as we did. We also travel back in time to the nicknames the guys have carried throughout their career. Around here, we call them The Rivals. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitc ...…
 
Scott can't get this topic off his mind. Nebraska has been a football power for a long time. What is it? What gets great coaches and players to Nebraska? How do you create greatness at schools like this? Is it the coach? Nick Saban. Pete Carroll. Lots of names come to mind. Scott keeps asking, is it the coach? Scott wants to sit down and talk w ...…
 
Cam Newton stepped in it again. This inspired Scott and Jason to talk about the dumbest thing they have ever said to the press. Jason had a hard time thinking of something while he was in the NFL, but recently he said something that went pretty big regarding alumni relations and BYU. Scott on the other hand has quite a few examples but the one ...…
 
The guys sit down to talk their time in the NFL and the tendencies they would notice in certain players. Scouting your opponents and noticing every little thing is part of what makes some players great. The guys talk about certain players they saw a lot of and the tendencies they carried. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past ...…
 
We asked on our Facebook friends whether or not you think LeBron James might come to the Utah Jazz. The answer was overwhelmingly NO. But what do Scott and Jason think? Jason thinks it's a great idea. Scott? He isn't sure if LeBron wants to come to Utah, where there isn't a major media market. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, ...…
 
Kyle Whittinghman was ranked #5 coach in the Pac12 by SportingNews. It is an interesting ranking because some of the coaches haven't even coached in the Pac12 yet. Whittingham has the best bowl record of any coach. Jason likes the ranking. He thinks Whittingham is doing great things but hasn't quite gotten them to a championship. If he does tha ...…
 
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton got into it with some junior high kids at a football camp. They were taunting him and he snapped back. Scott Mitchell is joined by Ethan Millard and they talk about why athletes can be baited like this. We saw it a lot this last season in the NBA.
 
Jason's happy place was Cougar Stadium, now Lavelle Edwards Stadium. Jason loved playing in the Midwest and East during his time in the NFL. Scott? His choice is a place he didn't love, but he hated less than everyone else. He also loved playing in Miami. The guys talk playing football in places where they also play baseball and the challenges ...…
 
It's Father's Day this weekend. The guys love being Dads. Scott also loves the US Open, which happens over Father's Day. The most remarkable thing Scott has ever seen was his children being born. The most amazing part? They all felt so familiar to him. Jason was able to help deliver his first baby. Having children awakens a whole new love and a ...…
 
Recently the NCAA moved a golf tournament off of a Sunday round so that BYU students could participate. The discussion leads to Scott and Jason discussing their careers, in which they played every Sunday. Scott and Jason are both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Neither of them cared much about playing on Sunday. Jaso ...…
 
The only weather that can stop a football game. Lightning. Other than that, the players play through some pretty tough conditions. Jason hated playing in heavy snow because it messes with your cleats. Snow wasn't bad for Scott, except for when he got tackled, because it means extra water weight. Scott hated the wind. It really impacts how you t ...…
 
Cam Newton stepped in it again. This inspired Scott and Jason to talk about the dumbest thing they have ever said to the press. Jason had a hard time thinking of something while he was in the NFL, but recently he said something that went pretty big regarding alumni relations and BYU. Scott on the other hand has quite a few examples but the one ...…
 
The Rivals are remembering one of the most iconic figures in NFL history. Dwight Clark passed away from ALS this week. Dwight is the owner of one of the best catches to ever happen in the NFL, in fact it is called "The Catch." Jason got to play against Clark during his rookie season. It is one of his favorite memories from the NFL. It is hard t ...…
 
The Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House has been cancelled. After the Eagles told White House staff only about 10 of their players would take the invitation to visit the President they flat out canceled. In this episode of Rivals, Scott and Jason share their thoughts on the decision. Who is in the wrong? The President? The Eagles? On ...…
 
Have you ever wondered what a Sports Anchor's favorite sport actually is? Or what their favorite teams are? Rivals host Scott Mitchell sits down and talks to fill in host Jeremiah Jensen about what his favorite sports are, what his favorite teams are, and why he was ultra nervous when he had the opportunity to meet and chat with John Elway of t ...…
 
This week Jamal Adams (New York Jets) said he thought the football field is the perfect place to die. He's not concerned about CTE, concussions, and traumatic brain injury. Martellus Bennett (Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers) responded by saying he hopes Adams finds a higher purpose because ...…
 
Isn't that cute? Two big, tough football players get a good laugh at their alma mater's "kid" logos. Have you seen them? They are pretty cute, but Scott and Jason aren't big fans. Find Rivals on Facebook at facebook.com/rivalspodcast and Twitter @TheRivalsShow. Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football Rivals at the university and profession ...…
 
Rivals is missing a member this week. Scott is on vacation so Jason takes the reigns on this one. Not to worry, he invited a special guest. Alex Kirry from The Nightside Project actually invited himself on the show today. The number one rule in radio and podcasting: If someone is gone you make fun of them. Watch out, Scott. Alex enlists Jason f ...…
 
When Gordon Hayward left the Utah Jazz, it left a hole in the hearts of the Utah Jazz fans. However, this last season showed the Jazz could come back from adversity. It also helped that they acquired Donovan Mitchell. Rivals host Scott Mitchell is joined by KSL Sports Anchor Jeremiah Jensen to talk about the rising of the Utah Jazz from the ash ...…
 
Professional golfer Lucas Glover's wife was not happy about him not playing well. She called him a wuss and told him he needed to play better. His wife was both verbally and physically abusing Glover and his mother. She was arrested. Jason thinks women are masters of using cutting words and looks to let you know when you're wrong. Of all profes ...…
 
We are throwing it back. Way back to some photos of Scott and Jason from High School. Where Jason appears to be a Quarterback, the very thing he was later taught to go after like a heat-seeking missile. And Scott, well he has always been a Quarterback. The guys have some fun picking on each other a little bit about what could have been. Scott M ...…
 
The Rivals intro music really gets Jason going. Speaking of music, it plays a big role in sports. In High School, Jason listened to AM radio, sitting in the car, to get himself pumped up for games. He liked the rock station. Scott was not allowed to listen to music before high school football games. Lynard Skynard, Kansas and the Eagles all mak ...…
 
Students at Maple Mountain High School are under fire for a page in their yearbook where students described Springville students in words that were less than kind and printed the words, without administrators knowing, in the shape of Springville's logo. This led hosts, Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, to have a discussion about what a healthy riv ...…
 
Students at Maple Mountain High School are under fire for a page in their yearbook where students described Springville students in words that were less than kind and printed the words, without administrators knowing, in the shape of Springville's logo. Satanic, ghetto, trashy, basic. The list goes on. But the next morning students from Spanish ...…
 
Verbally, Jacob Conover a four-star quarterback out of Arizona who's led his team to two championships is planning to go to BYU. it's a huge deal for the BYU football program so they can compete on the four-star level. Rivals hosts Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, a BYU alumni himself, talk about how this is going to help the team, and whether it ...…
 
Jason and Scott play the "Would You Rather" game. 1: Would you rather be the best player on a losing team or the worst player on a winning team? This is a hard one for Jason. He went to a Super Bowl and always tried to be the best player PERIOD! In the end, he'd rather be the worst player on a Super Bowl Championship team. Scott went the opposi ...…
 
At the recent Players Tournament, there were some great matchups between legendary players. The one to really pay attention to was Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth. Unfortunately, they both turned out to be duds. KSL TV's Sports Anchor Jeremiah Jensen joins Rivals host Scott Mitchell while Jason Buck is out to talk about some of the top headlines ...…
 
Jason and Scott talk about their worst moments in their football careers. Jason remembers back in High School he faced a lot of bullying and hazing. He was a talented freshman who was targeted by the older football players. He played quarterback and the upper classmen would sometimes trigger fights by letting defenders through then dog piling. ...…
 
Do fans take things too far? Do Jazz fans take things too far? Jason remembers being in a hotel with his team on an away game. They were sharing the hotel with Guns 'n Roses. They never met. One evening, Jason's phone rang. It was a stranger. She said she had been watching Jason play and really liked him. Then she said she wanted to fly him to ...…
 
The Jazz are in trouble. They're down 3-1 to Houston Rockets. They've had a few injuries like Ricky Rubio, and the Jazz are looking tired. Some former Jazz players have complained about Coach Quinn Snyder's long 3 hour practices. Maybe that's a problem. Are the Jazz practicing so much that they're tired and more injury prone? Both Scott and Jas ...…
 
Baker Mayfield is entering the NFL as the very first pick in the draft. The draft will always surprise you. In each team, the entire coaching staff plus personnel departments will weigh in on picks. Sometimes even owners get involved. There is a huge amount of behind the scenes action. Some teams really do their homework. That was clear when Ca ...…
 
Every year the NFL Draft proves to be extremely surprising. With the first pick of the draft being Baker Mayfield, Rivals hosts Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck don't think that he is really the first pick in the Draft kind of material. Both Jason and Scott agree that he is a great player, just not so great that he would be the first pick in the d ...…
 
No one gave the Jazz any credit. But they're in the playoffs, beat OKC, and advance to the second round. But now who is the media talking about? Russell Westbrook. Why? Everyone is missing the story of the Utah Jazz, the amazing Donovan Mitchell, and the whole team. This is the same old story. Small market NBA team competing against big name su ...…
 
Since the Jazz won against OKC, shouldn't sports commentators be talking about one of the best series that the Jazz has played? With the help of some of the best rookies, the Jazz wrapped up a great win. Rivals hosts Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck talk about some of the oddities of followup sports commentary and the bias associated with it. But ...…
 
After an act of domestic violence, the girlfriend of David Irving of the Dallas Cowboys has retracted allegations that he abused her after an incident that happened where Irving was being investigated by the Frisco Police Department for assault causing bodily injury, unlawful restraint and assault by choking or impeding breath. Rivals hosts Sco ...…
 
The Utah Jazz are up in the series 3-1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rivals hosts Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck couldn't be happier. This season, the Utah Jazz have blown it out of the water. At the beginning of the season, many thought that it couldn't get any worse for the Jazz, after losing their star player, Gordon Hayward. There was a ...…
 
A lot of people thought Oklahoma City Thunder would end up in the NBA Finals. They have Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, and Russell Westbrook. But now the Jazz are up 3-1. The fan base is one of the greatest in the NBA. That's been a big factor. A very, very loud and aggressive arena has helped the Jazz. Last year was a heartbreaker. The Jazz had ...…
 
The annual Red White game takes University of Utah football players and pits them against each other in an attempt to see the strengths and weaknesses of the players and the team. The game is intense, and marks the end of spring football training before the college football season starts. Rivals hosts Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck interview Bra ...…
 
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