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Episode 114 – Hawks Grab Defeat From Jaws of Victory & Rick Neuheisel


Today’s show kicks off with Hotshot recapping his Northwest road trip and Mitch attempts to reach a conclusion about the fantasy football debate with his older son Max. Then, the guys run down their laundry list of takeaways from the Sunday night showdown with the Hawks and Cards. Three guests are ESPN Seahawks insider Brady Henderson, a must-listen interview with Rick Neuheisel, and Circa Casino-Hotel owner Derek Stevens. “Other Stuff” topics range from Antonio Brown reuniting with Brady in Tampa, two unusual football coincidences this weekend, and a hefty bet placed on the Clemson/Syracuse game whose payout was quite meager. 


  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Derek Stevens | Circa Hotel-Casino owner


3:48 | Scott chats about his weekend on the road for his Daughter’s basketball tournament.

8:15 | Mitch sent out a Twitter poll to settle a dispute with Movie Mogul Max and Scott casts his official vote. 

18:15 | Mitch reveals the key word for week eight of Beat the Boys.

31:34 | Mitch and Scott react to the 37-34 overtime win for the Cardinals over Seattle on Sunday night.

58:47 | GUEST: Brady Henderson weighs in on yet another overtime thriller between the Seahawks and Cardinals in the desert.

1:18:58 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel swings by to recap the weekend slate of college football including the BIG10 openers.

1:57:21 | GUEST: Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens jumps aboard to chat about the grand opening of the Circa on October 28th.

2:15:02 | If you haven’t gotten a chance to listen to Dr. Mario Livio on Episode 113P, you’re missing out!

2:17:14 | Antonio Brown is now a member of the Bucs and they’re the team in the NFC worrying Mitch.

2:19:42 | Gene Simmons listed his Beverly Hills mansion for a mere $22 million.

2:22:36 | There were two times this weekend where the running back should have resisted the urge to reach paydirt.

2:26:23 | Sean Miller may finally get the axe in Tucson after the NCAA’s latest batch of violations lobbed at the Wildcats.

2:29:34 | Syracuse held their own against Clemson in what was expected to be a blowout.

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Episode 113 – No Bye for the Boys & Rick Neuheisel


Even though the Hawks are taking the week off, Mitch and Scott aren’t skipping a beat! The show begins with Scott busting Mitch’s balls in the form of a faux movie trailer. Then, the guys jump into a time machine and wax poetic about sports broadcasts of yester-year. They also weigh in on Romeo Crennel’s coaching blunder and the elimination of the Astros thanks to Tampa Bay. Three interview segments beginning with the Seahawks No-Table Bye Week edition featuring Brady Henderson and Joe Fann followed by our buddy Rick Neuheisel and recurring guest Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding. Today’s Other Stuff topics include the upcoming Levy family vacation, the unfortunate firing of a Boston news anchor, and a morbid first since 1953 coming up in December!


  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider
  • Joe Fann | NBC Sports Northwest Seahawks reporter
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding | Harvard Epidemiologist & Senior Fellow at Federation of American Scientists


1:00 | Hotshot plays his brand new movie trailer for Wild Card II much to Mitch’s chagrin.

17:00 | A cherished friend of Mitch is the code word for this week’s Beat the Boys picks.

24:47 | The guys reminisce about the good ol’ days of national sports broadcasts and Scott puts Mitch to the test.

38:29 | If you were in Romeo Crennel’s shoes on Sunday, would you have played it safe or rolled the dice like he did?

40:52 | Karma finally reared its ugly head for the Houston Astros as the Rays advance to the World Series.

51:16 | GUEST: Brady Henderson & Joe Fann jump aboard for a bye week Seahawks No-Table to chat about the top seed in the NFC and Sunday night’s divisional matchup.

1:21:11 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel is back for his weekly college football segment as the top teams begin to separate themselves while others patiently await their first game.

1:41:53 | GUEST: Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding returns to provide an update about the coronavirus heading into the winter months and the emergence of the vaccine.

2:01:38 | The Levy family is planning its first international vacation in 2021 with fingers crossed.

2:04:11 | Famed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson predicts a refrigerator-sized asteroid could hit the United States prior to the election.

2:05:40 | Is Saturday Night Live losing cred based on its host choice or is Mitch just out of touch?

2:09:14 | Boston-based news anchor Alaina Pinto was fired after appearing on an Adam Sandler film without permission by her employer.

2:15:05 | The first federally-mandated execution of a female will be performed in the U.S. for the first time since 1953 this December.

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Episode 112 – Heart Attack Hawks Prevail & Pistorius Doc Director's Cut


At the top of the show, the guys remark on the deja vu nature of another nailbiting Hawks game and do some podcast housekeeping. Then, Mitch talks about the car accident his wife and son were involved in over the weekend. The guys also dig into the details of Sunday night’s thrilling NFC showdown in Seattle as the Hawks deliver another classic comeback. Guests are Seahawks reporter for ESPN Brady Henderson, Rick Neuheisel of CBS Sports, and director of The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius Daniel Gordon. The “Other Stuff” topics include college football, Phil Collins, & Dori Monson’s suspension. 


  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Daniel Gordon | The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius director


0:00 | Well, well, well…another Seahawks game that would have been much easier to simply watch the ballet instead.

14:27 | Mitch unveils the latest code word for Beat the Boys.

20:57 | The Levy family experienced a scare over the weekend as his wife and younger son were involved in an auto collision.

29:59 | Rafael Nadal has now won a baker’s dozen of French Open titles in his historic tennis career. 

31:54 | Mitch and Scott discuss the clutch Seahawks win that took place at Centurylink Field on Sunday Night Football.

1:00:52 | GUEST: Brady Henderson provides his postgame analysis as the Seahawks improve to 5-0 with a dramatic win over Minnesota on Sunday night.

1:19:11 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel jumps aboard to chat about the exciting college football weekend and a look ahead to the slate of matchups ahead.

1:48:19 | GUEST: Director Daniel Gordon joins Mitch to talk about the new ESPN docuseries The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius.

2:11:55 | Lane Kiffin’s mask on Saturday night feature the name of Sunday’s hero for the Seahawks.

2:13:58 | Phil Collins is in the news as the music star is embroiled in a messy divorce.

2:15:52 | Ian Rapoport from the NFL Network and Dori Monson are a pair of suspended personalities for controversial social media posts.  

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Episode 111 – Hawks Fend Off Fins & College Football's Economic Turmoil


Today’s shows kicks off with details on half-priced Seahawks gear by Seattle Shirt Company for Patrons in October! Then, the guys volley a handful of sports stories over the weekend including The Preakness and NFL matchups across the league before delving into their observations from the 31-23 Seahawks victory in Miami. Guests include ESPN’s Brady Henderson, college football guru Rick Neuheisel, and economist Joseph Brusuelas. “Other Stuff” topics range from the late Bob Gibson’s legendary MLB career to Husky football predictions to SNL season debut impressions.


  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Joseph Brusuelas | RSM US LLP chief economist 


0:17 | Mitch shows off his brand new shirt thanks to Seattle Shirt Company who is offering Patrons 50% off in October.

12:27 | The clever week five code word for the Beat the Boys contest is revealed.

19:38 | LeBron joins an elite class of NBA players to participate in ten NBA Finals.

21:40 | Mitch and Scott take a tour around the sports landscape to recap the top storylines from the weekend.

29:26 | The guys run down their laundry list of takeaways from the Seahawks win against the Dolphins.

1:00:51 | GUEST: Brady Henderson provides his postgame analysis as the Hawks edged the Dolphins 31-23 in Miami.

1:20:47 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel returns to discuss another exciting weekend of college football as the remaining conferences inch closer to their season openers.

1:45:15 | GUEST: Joseph Brusuelas jumps aboard to discuss the ripple effect to the future of college football as a result of the pandemic.

2:04:39 | Rick Moranis is surprisingly in the news in the year 2020, unfortunately it was due to being sucker-punched walking down the sidewalk by a stranger.

2:06:00 | RIP Bob Gibson – one of the greatest right-handed pitchers of all time, his stats will blow your mind.

2:09:43 | It’s astounding to see the previously lovable Earl Thomas become a pariah in the NFL.

2:10:28 | The guys pull out the pocket schedule to predict the fate of the 2020 Washington Huskies season.

2:12:52 | Saturday Night Live returned with a bang with Chris Rock delivering the monologue, Jim Carrey as Joe Biden, and more!

2:15:44 | Out of pure coincidence, Hotshot came across a news headline involving a Florida woman he couldn’t help but share with Mitch.

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Episode 110 – Hawks Outlast Cowboys & Florida Man Fends Off Gator Attack


Mitch and Scott begin today’s show with a deep dive of a listener tweet about how they’re doing this podcast followed by Mitch’s bittersweet account of dropping off his eldest son Max at college. Then, they dig into Sunday’s tilt between the Seahawks and Cowboys. Three guests beginning with Seahawks insider Brady Henderson followed by college football guru Rick Neuheisel and Mark Johnson of Port St. Lucie who was recently involved in a gator attack. Today’s “Other Stuff” topics range from a bizarre story that occurred in Joe Montana’s home to a way-too-early look at the NFC West standings to a Thom Brennaman update.


  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Mark Johnson | Florida resident 


12:09 | Mitch reveals the code word for week four of Beat the Boys.

12:43 | Movie Mogul Max moved into the UW dorms over the weekend and the range of emotions hit Mitch like a ton of bricks. 

30:59 | The guys discuss the good, bad, and ugly in yet another stressful, down-to-the-wire Seahawks game.

58:32 | GUEST: Brady Henderson breaks down the 38-31 victory for the Seahawks and provides post-game injury updates.

1:17:50 |  GUEST: Rick Neuheisel jumps aboard to recap a thrilling Saturday in college football as the SEC kicked off its first week of play.

1:43:29 | GUEST: Mark Johnson of Port St. Lucie, Florida recounts his encounter with a gator whose quick thinking saved his life.

2:01:51 | A man in Brooklyn was fired from his two jobs due to injuries from bullet wounds sustained while protecting his three children…ouch!

2:03:05 | Joe Montana intercepted an attempted kidnapping of his grandchild.

2:07:09 | Is “Let Russ Cook” getting old yet or have embraced the phrase?

2:09:14 | Losses by the Rams and Cards in conjunction with the Hawks win places Seattle in sole possession of first place in the West.

2:11:46 | RIP to pro skateboarder Keith Hufnagel whose life was taken way too soon at 46 after a battle with brain cancer.

2:12:30 | Thom Brennaman has spoken about future plans after his broadcasting career abruptly ended due to insensitive comments caught on air.

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Episode 109 – Hawks Bent But Didn't Break & DeChambeau Dominates the Field


Today’s show kicks off with some listener feedback as the guys open the mailbag. Then, the guys delve into their instant reaction to Sunday Night Football in Seattle. Three featured guests included with ESPN’s Brady Henderson breaking down the Hawks victory over the Pats followed by Rick Neuheisel on further developments in the return of college football and also familiar voice on the show Ken Green is back to discuss Bryson DeChambeau’s U.S. Open win. The show closes out as always with odds and ends in the “Other Stuff” segment.


  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Ken Green | Former PGA Tour golfer


0:37 | Mitch reads a handful of listener emails.

5:07 | Mitch provides the code word for the week three slate of “Beat the Boys” matchups.

17:13 | The guys catch their breath after another nailbiter between Seattle and New England in front of a national audience.

52:03 | GUEST: Brady Henderson weighs in on the Seahawks thrilling 35-30 victory against the Patriots.

1:07:59 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel returns to discuss the PAC12’s hesitant approach to the 2020 season as the BIG10 is forging ahead to play.

1:25:00 | GUEST: Ken Green swings by to chat about Bryson DeChambeau’s decisive U.S. Open victory and the advantages he possesses against the competition. 

1:41:36 | Mitch and Scott run down their laundry list of “Other Stuff”.

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Episode 108 – Rick Neuheisel & No Rust for Russ


At the top of the show, Mitch reveals the code word for week two of Beat the Boys. Then, Mitch provides an unfiltered account of his emotions when he picked up his new family dog. The guys reflect on their takeaways from the Seahawks season debut in Atlanta. Today’s guests are Brady Henderson, Rick Neuheisel, the author of Doc: The Life of Roy Halladay Todd Zolecki. “Other Stuff” topics range from U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka and her endearing personality, to a pair of notable NFL transactions that could have reverberations for the Seahawks, to a Slovenian woman going to great lengths to collect on an insurance payout!


  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS college football analyst
  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider
  • Todd Zolecki | Author of Doc: The Life of Roy Halladay


2:14 | Week 1 of “Beat the Boys” is in the books, make sure to listen to the code word for next week!

6:59 | The Levy family added a new pup to the house and Mitch opens up on his range of emotions thus far. 

26:57 | The guys run down their laundry list of observations from the Seahawks-Falcons matchup to kick off the 2020 season.

55:18 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel jumps aboard to share initial thoughts on the return of college football as the second week of games is in the books.

1:16:58 | GUEST: Brady Henderson breaks down the 38-25 week one win on the road for the Hawks.

1:34:31 | GUEST: Phillies beat reporter Todd Zolecki talks about his new biography of Roy Halladay which outlines the tragic story of the Hall of Fame pitcher.

1:54:23 | In the same weekend, one MLB pitcher throws a no-hitter while another injures his finger putting on clothes.

1:56:08 | Mitch’s favorite tennis player Naomi Osaka won the U.S. Open and is quickly becoming a superstar in the sport.

1:59:00 | Alvin Kamara and Dalvin Cook signed monster contracts which buck the trend of highly paid running backs which poses implications for Chris Carson.

2:02:09 | A Slovenian woman experienced insult to injury as her insurance fraud attempt of cutting off her own hand went awry.

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Episode 107 – Game Week


Today’s show kicks off with Scott explaining why he rushed back from a trip to southwest Washington. Mitch explains the rules to podcast contest Beat the Boys. Then, they delve into the top Seahawks storylines heading into their week one matchup in Atlanta. Three featured guests are film actor Michael O’Keefe to celebrate forty years since the release of Caddyshack, Pepperdine head coach and Washington Husky legend Lorenzo Romar, and Seahawks reporter for ESPN Brady Henderson. Later, Mitch and Scott chat about other stuff such as Novak Djokovic’s latest hijinks, the hiring of Steve Nash as Nets head coach, and Mike Trout’s ascent as an all-time great.


  • Michael O’Keefe | Actor – Danny Noonan in Caddyshack
  • Lorenzo Romar | Pepperdine coach / former UW coach
  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider


0:00 | Hotshot rushed back from the remote town of Stevenson to record Episode 107…what was he doing there and where is Stevenson?

17:23 | Mitch breaks down the official rules of “Beat the Boys” for the NFL season. Make your picks at! 

27:14 | Hotshot has nominated himself the new traffic czar and made his first declaration.

29:41 | What are the biggest areas on focus heading into the 2020 Seahawks campaign?

50:50 | GUEST: Michael O’Keefe hops aboard to reflect on the classic sports film Caddyshack which he starred in.

1:10:35 | GUEST: Lorenzo Romar checks in to share his thoughts on current civil unrest and the passing of two college coaching greats.

1:37:56 | GUEST: Brady Henderson returns as the Hawks prepare for opening week against the Falcons.

2:05:29 | Novak Djokovic made an unforced error of epic proportions that earned him a U.S. Open disqualification.

2:10:26 | Steve Nash is beginning his venture into the coaching ranks with the Nets which has been met with criticism.

2:13:00 | Baseball lost two legends as Tom Seaver and Lou Brock passed away.

2:17:10 | Deshaun Watson’s press conference after signing a life-changing contract is a true demonstration of humility.

2:19:12 | Mike Trout is on a fast track to rewrite the record books at the rate he’s going.

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Episode 106 – NBA Takes Center Stage, Seizing Opportunities, & Fantasy Football First Look


At the top of the show, Mitch recaps his exciting trip to Aberdeen and Scott shares the details from his adventure to Sequim. Then, Mitch announces exciting podcast news for listeners that would like to become a Patron. They also discuss the passing of Chadwick Boseman and NFL news that carries implications to the Seahawks defense. Three guests including ESPN NBA writer Kevin Pelton, USC golf coach JT Higgins, & fantasy football guru Ken Zalis. Later, Mitch and Scott rally random topics such as a new Rocky film release, the legacy of the late Lute Olson, and Lori Loughlin & Mossimo behind bars. 


  • Kevin Pelton | ESPN NBA columnist
  • JT Higgins | USC golf coach
  • Ken Zalis | fantasy football expert


0:00 | Mitch and Scott recap their adventures this week to small town Western Washington. 

19:05 | Sign up to become a Mitch Unfiltered Patron for free in September!

38:44 | Chadwick Boseman tragically passed away at the age of 43 who inspired millions in his box office hit Black Panther. 

43:40 | Yannick Ngakoue is no longer on the table for the Hawks whose pass rush is still a major question mark.

56:07 | GUEST: Kevin Pelton checks in to chat about the NBA’s temporary boycott and the return to the court as the playoffs continue.

1:15:55 | GUEST: JT Higgins jumps aboard to share his story from a budding career in media relations to head golf coach at USC.

1:40:13 | GUEST: Ken Zalis is back for a second season of sharp tips for fantasy football as draft season is in full swing.

2:04:49 | Sylvester Stallone announced a Rocky IV director’s cut will be released in November marking its 35th anniversary.

2:08:36 | RIP to Arizona hoops coaching legend Lute Olson and former Portland Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson.

2:12:38 | A-Rod and J-Lo are officially out of the running in their pursuit of partial ownership of the New York Mets.

2:14:47 | Lori Laughlin and her husband Mossimo are headed to prison for their involvement in a college admissions scandal. 

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Episode 105 – La Canfora Football Flyover, Big 12's Carefully Crafted Plan, & Virus Testing Game-Changer Saliva Direct


The guys begin Episode 105 honoring the remembrance of Scott’s dog Dante who passed away last week. Then, Mitch sneaks in a quick thought on the silent emergence of Luca Doncic before delving into the news of Earl Thomas’ release from the Ravens. A trio of featured guests beginning with national football columnist and Baltimore sports radio host Jason La Canfora followed by a return of Kansas State University AD Gene Taylor on the 2020 football season and Yale researcher Anne Wyllie on a breakthrough COVID-19 saliva test. Later, Mitch and Scott volley a laundry list of “other stuff” including Tom Brenneman’s broadcast blunder, geeky golf grass talk, and Diana Taurasi’s intimidating reputation caught on audio!


  • Jason La Canfora | CBS Sports & 105.7 The Fan – Baltimore
  • Gene Taylor | Kansas State University athletic director
  • Anny Wyllie | Yale School of Public Health pneumococcologist


0:00 | Scott said goodbye to his loyal dog Dante over the weekend.

8:11 | Mitch reads two recent podcast reviews that are polar opposites.

23:41 | Luca Doncic is quietly becoming one of the best players in the NBA and is only 21 years old!

30:30 | Earl Thomas’ tumultuous experience in Baltimore has led to his dismissal from the franchise.

46:18 | GUEST: Jason La Canfora drops by for an NFL overview including Earl’s release from the Ravens, quarterback battles, and his NFC West pick.

1:07:35 | GUEST: KSU athletic director Gene Taylor is back to outline his plan to proceed with fall sports including football as part of the collective Big 12 decision.

1:21:18 | GUEST: Anne Wyllie discusses how her Yale team has developed a new coronavirus test called Saliva Direct which is being used by the NBA.

1:39:34 | Longtime broadcaster Tom Brenneman used a homophobic slur during a Reds game which could end his career.

1:51:35 | A pair of hole-in-one videos online leads to Mitch’s assessment of Chambers Bay.

1:57:15 | NASA is tracking an asteroid plunging toward Earth which is on target to make contact the day before the 2020 election.

1:58:41 | Diana Taurasi demonstrated her intimidating nature by threatening an official to meet her in the lobby after the game.