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Episode 66 – Fred Couples Makes Unfiltered Debut, Richard Johnson Battles the NCAA , & Aftermath of Garrett's Helmet Slam


Mitch begins the show by reflection on year one of the podcast in the books. Then, the guys chat about the current subscription-based media environment. With the Seahawks idle, did their playoff stance improve or decline? Guests include golfer Fred Couples, Rick Neuheisel, college athlete lawyer in the James Wiseman case Richard Johnson, and author of “When it Mattered Most” Kevin Ticen. The “other stuff” segment covers topics ranging from the Garrett/Rudolph incident, Kaepernick workout, cheating Astros, and most importantly…ranch on Taco Time tacos!


  • Fred Couples | PGA golfer
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports Analyst
  • Richard Johnson | College athlete rights lawyer
  • Kevin Ticen | Author of “When it Mattered Most”


0:00 | Mitch Unfiltered has reached a notable milestone with the release of Episode 66, what could it be?

6:44 | Everything seems to come with a fee these days…including watching Husky hoops.

13:48 | The Seahawks were supposed to be leading the NFC West until the Cardinals decided to screw everything up!

26:24 | No free tacos at Taco Time this Tuesday due to the bye week, but that won’t stop Mitch from swinging by…and don’t forget the ranch sauce!

34:23 | Mitch & Scott share their thoughts on the helmet bash by Myles Garrett that swept the sports nation over the past few days.

47:41 | Colin Kaepernick participated in a private workout in front of NFL scouts on Saturday, but does he really want to get back in the league?

51:48 | How did Sunday’s results shake up the NFC playoff picture as it pertains to the Hawks?

1:00:10 | GUEST: Fred Couples swings by to catch up on his golf career in his first appearance on the podcast.

1:20:23 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel reviews the weekend in college football including losses by two previous undefeated teams and a season-ending injury to Tua.

1:44:07 | GUEST: Attorney Richard Johnson breaks down the details of James Wiseman’s suspension by the NCAA and how he is working to get his client back on the court.

2:08:13 | GUEST: Kevin Ticen joins the podcast to talk about his book “When it Mattered Most” which chronicles the Seattle Metropolitans as the city prepares for a return of the NHL. 

2:26:17 | Hotshot was at McChord AFB this weekend to showcase his tremendous talent for a hoops tourney.

2:29:29 | Does Alabama stand a chance with Tua done for the season?

2:32:36 | Which side of the fence are you on regarding the Monmouth guard stealing the ball for a late bucket in their blowout loss by Kansas?

2:36:14 | The list of the 100 greatest NFL teams was released and there are a few that made the cut which captures Mitch’s attention.

2:41:03 | Mitch isn’t a big James Harden fan, and his 41-shot night didn’t improve his opinion either.

2:43:39 | More details about the Houston Astros sign stealing during the 2017 World Series have surfaced which piles on to the already shady story.  

Episode 65 – Huskies Grab Clutch Victory in Alaska, Sounders Capture the Cup Before Record Crowd, and Bama & Penn State Suffer First Blemish


The guys begin today’s show with a salute to the hometown Seattle Sounders who are MLS Cup champions! Then, they share their first impressions of the Huskies after beating Baylor on Friday night, weigh in on two indictments against college athletes who accepted funds against NCAA policy, and recap the marquee college football games over the weekend including the implications from the results. Today’s guests include the long-lost Jason D. Hamilton, former SI writer Ben Baskin, Rick Neuheisel, Forbes writer Tom Taulli, and Tom Bogert of Later, the guys chat about the Sunday slate of NFL matchups with the Hawks idle. They close out with a laugh at Jeremy Roenick’s golf story with Michael Jordan and Dion Waiters’ recent flight that leaves him high and dry for the next 10 Heat games.


  • Jason Hamilton | UW basketball broadcast analyst
  • Ben Baskin | Former Sports Illustrated writer
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS college football analyst
  • Tom Taulli | Forbes columnist
  • Tom Bogert | writer


0:19 | Mitch and Scott may not be the biggest soccer fans, but they begin the show with an ode to the MLS Cup champs in Seattle Sounders FC!

25:05 | The nominees of notable 65s for episode naming rights is revealed.

27:43 | UW pulled out an impressive win against ranked Baylor to begin their season which has Husky fans buzzing!

33:55 | The NCAA is knee-deep in two new petty investigations of two high-profile college athletes accepting funds which is growing increasingly tiresome. 

43:30 | Alabama and Penn State both lost over the weekend, how far will the playoff committee push these two storied programs down the rankings?

55:12 | GUEST: Jason D. Hamilton makes a long-awaited return to the podcast in the wake of a head-turning win to begin the UW’s season.

1:19:54 | GUEST: Ben Baskin shares the lesser-known story of new Seahawk Josh Gordon whose off-the-field issues have plagued his promising career. 

1:44:28 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel recaps a memorable weekend of college football featuring stunning victories by LSU and Minnesota over Alabama and Penn State respectively.

2:13:37 | Tom Taulli discusses Google’s recent acquisition of Fitbit for the rock-bottom price of $2.1 billion!

2:28:47 | Tom Bogert paints the picture at CenturyLink Field on Sunday which featured a record crowd witnessing an MLS Cup Championship victory for the Seattle Sounders FC.

2:49:05 | As the Seahawks and 49ers await Monday night, there was a full lineup of exciting NFL action with playoff implications.

2:55:28 | Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick shared a story about Michael Jordan on a radio show that is similar to an experience by one of Mitch’s acquaintances.  

3:01:43 | Stephen A. Smith just inked the most lucrative contract for a sportscaster which has many people scratching their heads.

3:05:59 | Dion Waiters created a new twist to the term mile-“high” club which resulted in a 10-game suspension.


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