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Episode 151 – Olympic Gold Medalist Dan O'Brien & Jamal Adams Contract Crystal Ball

RUNDOWN

To kick off today’s show, Mitch scours through a pile of minidisks of interviews from years gone by before Scott chats about his afternoon at the T-Mobile Park followed by a opening of the Mitch Unfiltered mailbox. Then, the guys discuss the embarrassing start for Team USA basketball with a loss to France and the scrutiny aimed at the Kraken front office for their expansion draft selections. Three guests are 1996 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Dan O’Brien, former Seahawks executive Randy Mueller, and MLB draft expert Jim Callis. The “Other Stuff” segment features a variety of topics including an NFL training camp attendee watch, the ageless Nelson Cruz, and Bill Walton placing personal treasures up for sale!

GUESTS

  • Dan O’Brien | 1996 Olympic gold medal decathlete
  • Randy Mueller | NFL Executive of the Year (2000)
  • Jim Callis | MLB Pipeline senior writer

TABLE OF CONTENTS

0:00 | Does anyone have a minidisk player so Mitch can listen to his pile of interview files from the past 25 years?

4:40 | Why the heck did it take Scott eight hours to go to a baseball game on Sunday?

9:49 | Listeners don’t hold back with today’s reading of the mailbag!

23:34 | Mitch hasn’t caught a minute of Olympics coverage yet, but maybe that’s a good thing considering the hoops team lost to France.

27:19 | Kraken insiders are skeptical about the crop of players the franchise selected for their inaugural season.

36:50 | GUEST: Dan O’Brien shares his story as a kid from Portland that became an Olympic gold medalist in the 1996 games in Atlanta.

1:15:09 | GUEST: Randy Mueller jumps aboard to chat about top Hawks training camp stories including Jamal Adams’ contract situation.

1:37:56 | GUEST: Jim Callis weighs in on the 2021 MLB Draft class including M’s top pick out of high school Harry Ford.

1:54:00 | Which notable NFL contract-seekers will or will not show up to training camp?

1:57:51 | It sure would be nice if the Mariners still had Boomstick in their lineup, even at age 41.

2:03:11 | The NFL is cracking down on coaches and players that refuse to get vaccinated.

2:08:02 | Bill Russell is auctioning off his NBA memorabilia which makes Mitch sad, but also interested.

Episode 150 – Richard Sherman Issues Apology & What's The Hubbub With Bubble Tea

RUNDOWN 

Today’s episode begins with Hotshot explaining the bubble tea phenomenon which seems to have sprung up out of nowhere. Then, the guys provide their takeaways from the Richard Sherman incident and the lasting impact it will have for him and his family. Three best-of guests are local golfing legend Fred Couples, singer-songwriter Gary Portnoy, and author Larry “Ratso” Sloman. Later, Mitch and Scott chat about a variety of topics ranging from cardboard beds to the shooting at the Nationals game to stolen teeth!

GUESTS 

  • Fred Couples | PGA golfer
  • Gary Portnoy | Singer-songwriter
  • Larry “Ratso” Sloman | co-author of Mike Tyson autobiography Undisputed Truth

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

0:00 | What the heck is bubble tea and since when were they built at every street corner in sight?

21:36 | Richard Sherman broke his silence about his incident and has revealed some mental issues he is dealing with.  

41:21 | GUEST: 1992 Masters Champion Fred Couples joins the show to shares some memories from his countless rounds at Augusta. 

1:13:25 | GUEST: Gary Portnoy tells the story of creating the iconic theme song to Cheers “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”. 

1:42:42 | GUEST: Larry Sloman steps in the ring to weigh in on Mike Tyson’s return to the ring after a 15-year hiatus.  

2:13:08 | Which did you enjoy more…Shark Week or The Open Championship.

2:18:24 | There is a rumor swirling around that the beds in Tokyo are made of cardboard to keep the Olympics athletes socially distanced.

2:25:03 | A shooting at Nationals Park revealed the heroism of Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado.

2:29:56 | A woman in Nevada planned her grand robbery…at a dentist office. 

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