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Episode 163 – Close But No Cigar & Fighting Sports Fans


Today’s show which was recorded in the wake of Sunday Night Football begins with a weekend recap including Hotshot’s youth softball and Mitch’s “HOCO” prep story. Then, Mitch and Scott delve into their takeaways from the loss against Pittsburgh. A four-pack of featured guests are Brady Henderson and Joe Fann for the Seahawks No-Table, Rick Neuheisel, and longtime Chiefs superfan Ty “X-Factor” Rowton. Later, in the “Other Stuff” segment, the guys talk about topics ranging from the struggling Dawgs to the NHL’s confusing standings to a perfect Purdue tweet!


  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider 
  • Joe Fann | WynnBet & Blue Wire podcast host 
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst 
  • Ty “X-Factor” Rowton | Kansas City Chiefs superfan 


21:19 | Mitch reveals the secret code word for this week’s slate of Beat the Boys selections.  

45:48 | GUESTS: Brady Henderson & Joe Fann gather round for another edition of the Seahawks No-Table with the hometown team reeling.

1:09:36 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel is back after another week of exciting college football and yet ANOTHER missed Rick’s Pick!

1:32:26 | GUEST: Longtime KC Chiefs superfan X-Factor hops aboard to talk about his recent scuffle in the stands that led to his ban by the team. 

1:52:59 | Are changes coming to Montlake with the current state of the football program?

1:56:15 | Mitch tries to explain NHL standings and the points system to Hotshot.

2:06:04 | Perhaps the best tweet of all time was delivered by the Purdue football team account.

162 – Finger-Gate, Are the M's Close & Neuheisel Can't Get Out Of His Own Way


A fun show begins with Hot Shot Scott finding a wallet after the Seahawks loss to the Rams and searching for its owner. The guys offer a different perspective on Russell Wilson’s broken finger. Will Geno Smith continue moving the offense in Pittsburgh on Sunday?

New Orleans hand surgeon Gleb Medvedev sits down with Mitch to share info on Wilson’s injury and subsequent surgery/rehab. He offers his opinion on whether Russell will make it back for the Green Bay game. 

Former Mets GM Steve Phillips returns to Unfiltered to offer his thoughts on the surprising 2021 Seattle Mariners. Real or Fools Gold? Or both?  What free agents might be coming and what to do about Kyle Seager.

Rick Neuheisel is back to laugh and cry about not being able to pick a winner in college football. Mitch and Rick talk Alabama upset, Georgia’s rise to prominence, going for 2 to win a game, and who would be in the playoff if the season ended today.

The other stuff segment is a bunch of laughs. Malik McDowell’s rise in Cleveland, Urban Meyer & his wife, TikTok awful challenges, Tyson Fury & Mattress Mack.



  • Gleb Medvedev – New Orleans Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Steve Phillips – Sirius/XM – former Mets GM
  • Rick Neuheisel – CBS Sports



0:00   Hot Shot Scott finds a wallet & searches for owner

6:40   The Double Punt

10:23   Beat The Boys games and code word

16:45   Mitch and Scott injury stories (like Russell)

22:30   Could Seahawks be ok with Geno Smith

27:20   Pete Carroll says Jamal Adams is “playing well”

33::11  GUEST:  Dr. Gleb Medvedev – New Orleans Orthopedic Surgeon discusses Russell Wilson’s injury, surgery & rehab. What’s a best guess for a safe return?

45:39  GUEST: 2021 Mariners. How close are they to being a bona fide contender?  Is Jarred Kelenic & Logan Gilbert on the verge of stardom?  And much more

1:06:32   GUEST:   Rick Neuheisel – CBS Sports – can’t pick his nose let alone a college football game. Alabama shocked by Texas A&M. Georgia looks like the best team in the nation. Playoff committee is in for a tough year with Cincinnati and the like. And yes… another pick!

1:23:50   Zodiac Killer update

1:26:30   Quitting Twitter – Urban Meyer’s wife

1:31:30   Jon Gruden’s controversy

1:32:20   Tyson Fury

1:34:15   Woman takes off prosthetic leg and catches baseball

1:35:15   Mattress Mack is at it again











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