The JB and Benny Blue Review Podcast was started in April of 2016 by two new friends bonded by their love of football, hip-hop, and savagery.
Jeremy “JB” Bridges is a former offensive lineman in NFL, playing 10 years in the league for the Eagles, Redskins, Panthers, and Cardinals (Go #Birdgang). Since retiring, he has become a coach and fitness professional, and enjoys spending time with his children, and taking your girl.
Ben “Benny Blue” Rhinesmith is a former music and sports publicist turned stand-up comedian and podcaster. He can be regularly seen performing in venues all over Los Angeles, and enjoys making women weep and men cower. He is an avid Lions fan, and requires heart medication in order to get through their games.
Together, they are producing one of the fastest rising sports and entertainment podcasts around. The show is built on a simple idea: no “hot takes”, just real talk. Not afraid to say what they want, listeners can expect hilarious perspectives backed up with unfiltered truth and plenty of memorable (and NSFW) phrases and sayings.
A quarter of the topsy turvy NFL season is over and that means the Special Birdgang Correspondent Sean McConnell of KSRN Arizona/KazualSportz.com is back to break down the Arizona Cardinals season so far! JB and Sean give their assessments of the defensive woes, offensive adjustments, and the upcoming schedule!
The NBA and NFL at the same time?! The craziness of this year has provided it and The Review opens up the show by breaking down the Lakers’ rise, the Clippers collapse, and the white hot Heat as the Conference Finals roll on in the Orlando Bubble. Then, the boys break down Deion Sanders’ hiring as the head coach of Jackson State Football and how his courage could create a sea change in the world of HBCU football. Finally, they go IN on the first two weeks of the 2020 NFL season: injuries, Birdgang, Lions, the NFC West, and why the Rams and Raiders are starting to roll!
Without a preseason, the NFL season has snuck up on us like a thief in the night, but The Review is ready to go as they are joined by Earl Burnett and Mitch Hughes of KSRN Arizona/KazualSportz.com for roundtable #SavagePreview!
First, they answer some burning questions around some teams, players, and the COVID-19 changes going into the season. Then, they wrap things up with playoff and championship predictions!
As the world turns through the Rona, our society inches closer to big decisions that loom in the world of sports and politics, and The Review back to break it all down in a real way! First, JB illustrates the importance of our upcoming election and what (if elected) the Biden/Harris administration must do in order to make the Black vote have true value towards change. Then, they go in on a myriad of hot topics like Earl Thomas, Nas, Meg Thee Stallion, & more on JB’s “You Wit It Or Not?” Segment! Finally, the boys are joined by JB’s friend and teammate from the Carolina Panthers & current UCLA Running Backs Coach DeShaun Foster for an exclusive interview!
While this podcast more than any thrives off of football talk, it is becoming increasingly likely that we won’t have a College Football season (or at least an altered one!). The Review discusses how this shakeup can affect the decisions and power of players moving forward. Then, they break down The Rock’s purchase of the XFL and how it may change the connection between CFB and the NFL. Finally, they salute the red hot Phoenix Suns and break down what it will take to turn them into legitimate contenders!
With the Rona seemingly never ending, it’s important to get perspective on the new normal, and who better to break it down than a COVID-19 Survivor! KSRN’s Arizona Earl Burnett aka Kazual E discusses his experience with catching the virus, his symptoms and recovery, and how to prevent the spread! Then, the boys break down the MLB’s early season stumbles, Alex Smith’s future in the NFL, the Jamal Adams trade to the Seahawks, and more!
Throughout the continued Rona madness, The Review stays consistent by giving you that good audio dope! First, JB and Benny break down Patrick Mahomes’ new mega-deal and how it will affect future contracts. Then, they address the Washington name change and how the franchise will rise away from its past BS. Finally, they deliver a multi-faceted edition of JB’s “You Wit It or Not” segment and finish with NBA Bubble predictions and conspiracy theories!
We’re halfway through 2020 and COVID-19 is still creating large uncertainties within our lives and throughout the world of sports, but The Review is here to make sense of it all! JB breaks down Cam Newton’s new deal with the Patriots and why he called the signing all along, while Benny predicts that Colin Kaepernick may very well end up back with the 49ers. Then, they discuss the NBA Bubble, the upcoming NFL season plans, and how sports leagues will adjust week-to-week during the continued global pandemic!
While the Rona continues to delay sports and life in general, the Review is back to breakdown the excellent “The Last Dance” docuseries on Michael Jordan and the Bulls. The boys discuss Michael’s “bully” rep, being real and the code of sports, and ask why Mike forgot how to dress after the 90s. Then, they introduce their new “What Had Happened Was” segment discussing Joe Biden’s attempt at humor and walking back his “You Ain’t Black” interview comment. Finally, they are joined by former NFL lineman and current student-athlete mentor Antoine McClain to discuss his journey in football, the necessary changes needed to improve hiring in the NFL, and his future goals and aspirations in our BeRealWithYourGrind™ Interview Series!