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Episode 104 – Neuheisel's College Football Crystal Ball, Hawks Back To VMAC, & Safe Travel Tips


Today’s show kicks off with a complete report from Scott’s weekend in the wilderness which reinforces Mitch’s opposition to camping. Then, the guys chat about the main themes from the Apolo Ohno interview in Episode 103, open the Mitch Unfiltered mailbag, and have a chuckle at the short-lived Seahawks stint for Kemah Siverand. Three guests beginning with Rick Neuheisel followed by Seahawks ESPN insider Brady Henderson and closing out with molecular biologist Dr. Ali Nouri. “Other Stuff” topics range from Alex Smith’s miraculous return to the NFL to the arrival of NBA’s postseason to a story when nature called Mitch at an inconvenient time!


  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider
  • Dr. Ali Nouri | President of the Federation of American Scientists


0:00 | Hotshot shares the details from his camping adventures over the weekend.

19:42 | The guys draw parallels from the Apolo Ohno interview which they can relate to.

25:04 | Mitch opens the listener mailbox to address your questions. 

30:49 | Hawks hopeful Kemah Siverand was shown the door after attempting to sneak a gal into the team hotel.

36:57 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel weighs in on the college football season which continues to unravel, but still has a glimmer of hope.

58:08 | GUEST: Brady Henderson breaks down the first week of Seahawks training camp including first impressions of new acquisitions.

1:21:02 | GUEST: Dr. Ali Nouri shares his expert advise about how to navigate through traveling during the coronavirus

1:43:59 | A homeless Florida man was caught living in a soccer stadium suite for two weeks.

1:47:07 | Alex Smith has been cleared to play, but should he just quit while he’s ahead?

1:48:49 | The LA Kings mascot Bailey is busted for sexual harassment of a fan.

1:51:03 | NBA Playoffs are upon us, are you ready?

1:54:34 | Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has been fired which some see as a trend that has repeated itself over the years.

1:56:11 | Trent Williams’ dangerous driving was a display of complete selfishness. 

1:58:41 | The Ellen saga continues as details surface from previous guests about bizarre warnings before going on stage.

2:02:58 | We’ve all been there before…when you gotta go, you gotta go!

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Episode 103 – Apolo Ohno's Price of Sacrifice, Morikawa Captures the Wanamaker, & College Football on Thin Ice


The guys are back after taking a break and recap all the happenings in the last few weeks. Then, Mitch and Scott have a laugh about a low blow delivered by a baseball organist, discuss the trouble brewing for college football, and react to the news that Quinton Dunbar’s robbery charges which have been dropped. Guests include Team USA speed skater Apolo Ohno, San Diego Union-Tribune sports writer Mark Zeigler, and film producer Paul Haynes. “Other Stuff” topics range from Jim Harbaugh’s pettiness against Ohio State, Phil’s debut in the booth, and the untapped potential for YouTube wealth. 


  • Apolo Ohno | 8x Olympic speed skating medalist
  • Mark Zeigler | San Diego Union-Tribune sports columnist
  • Paul Haynes | “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” Executive Producer


0:00 | Mitch and Scott share their whereabouts since the release of Episode 102 .

24:26 | Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire took salt in the wound courtesy of the Atlanta Braves organ player.

30:13 | College football season is hanging in the balance as teams and conference have begun to opt out.

36:22 | Charges have been dropped against Quinton Dunbar and we rewind back to Episode 93 when Mitch made his official prediction on the Hawks corner.

50:37 | GUEST: Federal Way native Apolo Ohno discusses the adversity he’s faced as an Olympic athlete on and off the ice.

1:23:39 | GUEST: Mark Zeigler jumps aboard for a double-dip for reaction to his live coverage of the PGA Championship and to discuss the PAC-12 athletes unity movement.

1:41:04 | GUEST: Paul Haynes discusses the story of the Golden State Killer which inspired his latest documentary I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.

2:06:54 | Yoenis Cespedes is vying to become the poster child of improper social distancing behavior along with Lou Williams.

2:10:19 | Even in the middle of a global pandemic, Jim Harbaugh finds a way to stir the pot with anyone he comes into contact with.

2:15:07 | Phil Mickelson jumped into the world of golf broadcasting this weekend…and Mitch actually enjoyed it!

2:19:31 | University of Georgia students have received mask guidelines for all kinds of adolescent behavior.

2:21:50 | Twins Fred and Tim Williams are taking YouTube by storm for their “reaction” videos and making big bucks. 

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Episode 102 – Seattle Star Joel McHale, Jamal Adams Bolsters Backfield, & Vaccine Arms Race


Today’s show begins with a proper introduction to the 2020 MLB season. Then, the guys give their reaction on the official unveiling of The Kraken before delving into their assessment of the Jamal Adams acquisition. Featured guests are Seattle native & TV celebrity Joel McHale, Seahawks insiders Brady Henderson & Joe Fann, and Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding. The “Other Stuff” segment covers the upcoming boxing matches for Mike Tyson and Nate Robinson, Lou Williams’ bubble trouble, and a special version of “Athlete of the Week”!


  • Joel McHale | TV host & actor
  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider
  • Joe Fann | NBC Sports Northwest Seahawks reporter
  • Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding | Harvard Epidemiologist & Senior Fellow at Federation of American Scientists 


2:41 | Opening weekend of the baseball season isn’t complete without listening to Dave Niehaus and singing some Wild Rover! 

12:38 | The Betty Crocker rant in 101P begs the question…are Patron shows a bit different from the Monday episodes?

29:47 | Fauci’s first pitch was so memorable, he gets his own baseball card!

31:10 | The past week of Mitch Unfiltered was chock full of goodies that is worth a quick look back.  

36:55 | It’s official, Seattle’s NHL team is The Kraken…yay or nay?

41:08 | The guys give their gut reactions to the top NFL storyline over the weekend which involves the Seahawks and their acquisition of Jamal Adams.

1:15:43 | GUEST: Joel McHale jumps aboard to share some stories from his upbringing in Seattle and college days at UW in addition to his latest entertainment ventures.

1:48:09 | GUESTS: Brady Henderson and Joe Fann provide their perspectives on the trade with the Jets which sends all-world safety Jamal Adams to the Hawks.

2:09:01 | GUEST: Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding is back for a coronavirus check-up with current info on the global spread and potential timeline for a vaccine.

2:30:22 | Mike Tyson is going to dust off his gloves and will be stepping back in the ring at age 54 and Nate Robinson is on the undercard!

2:34:12 | Russell Wilson is picking up victories even in the offseason by welcoming in a baby boy named “Win”.

2:34:44 | Arguing in baseball is taking a whole new life while adhering to social distancing protocol.

2:35:50 | Lou Williams exited the bubble to “pick up dinner” but magically ended up in strip club.

2:37:02 | Le’Veon Bell is upset with Jamal Adams for how their handshake agreement to build a winning team in New York didn’t materialize.

2:38:13 | RIP Regis Philbin

2:42:00 | Athlete of the Week honors are presented to an NFL player making a bold decision.  

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Episode 101 – Humble Hero Phillip Blanks, Agent Corry’s Cap Watch, & M’s Opening Day Program


Episode 101’s tease begins with reaction to the breakup of Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick and some listener-submitted feedback. Then, Scott chats about his overpriced haircut and Mitch shares his opinion on Dan Snyder during his tenure as Redskins owner. Three featured guests starting with Marines vet Phillip Blanks followed by NFL salary cap expert Joel Corry, and M’s writer for The Athletic Corey Brock. The “Other Stuff” segment includes thoughts on Antonio Brown’s viability in Seattle, the overload of Dak Prescott contract talk, and the NBA hotline for players to report virus protocol rule breakers!


  • Phillip Blanks | U.S. Marines veteran
  • Joel Corry | Inside the Cap podcast host
  • Corey Brock | The Athletic Mariners writer


0:10 | Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick have had enough of each other’s dry, smug personalities.

4:04 | The Unfiltered mailbag is emptied and has criticism about Mitch’s dismissiveness of soccer and length of episode.

19:40 | Scott finally got a haircut and Mitch received a COVID-19 antibody test…what were the outcomes for both?

23:09 | What do Hugh Millen and John F. Kennedy have in common?

26:01 | The guys play a round of everyone’s favorite game “How Does the Story End?”

34:28 | Dan Snyder has been a shady character for decades as Mitch can recollect from his days in D.C. sports media.

53:26 | Phillip Blanks shares his story which has garnered national attention of saving a child from a burning building whose mother tragically perished in the fire.

1:08:56 | Former sports agent and host of the new Inside the Cap podcast Joel Corry weighs in on the contract updates of Jadeveon Clowney, Dak Prescott, Patrick Mahomes, and more!

1:28:52 | Corey Brock breaks down the Mariners 2020 roster as the young ballclub prepares for the 60 game sprint beginning this week.

1:52:26 | Should Pete and John take a crack at Antonio Brown or stay away?

1:57:20 | Make no bones about it, the NFL is forging ahead despite growing concerns about the virus.

2:00:46 | Is the inescapable coverage of Dak Prescott’s contract status warranted or is it purely based on the star on his helmet?

2:05:23 | Heisman hopeful Trevor Lawrence popped the question…unfortunately not to his social media look-alike.

2:06:50 | The NBA bubble has instituted a snitch line for players that are caught breaking the quarantine rules.

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Episode 100 – Mitch Unfiltered Century Mark Celebration, Notorious Super Bowl Ring Robber Tale, & Trying to Like Bryson


The 100th episode jumps out of the gate with a fitting “Stump the Band” question. Then, Mitch talks about the origin and evolution of the podcast and then reads some listener emails. Also, the live Zoom audience jumps in with Q&A. Three interviews beginning with the Zeke Faux’s breakdown of the notorious Sean Murphy story, Redskins reporter with The Athletic Ben Standig, and golf writer John Hawkins. The “Other Stuff” segment covers the newest twist in the Quinton Dunbar story, Athlete of the Week honors to two heroic former college football players, and the aftermath of Desean Jackson’s controversial social media post.


  • Zeke Faux | Bloomberg reporter
  • Ben Standig | The Athletic Washington Redskins reporter
  • John Hawkins | Golf writer


0:20 | What happened on March 2, 1962 in Hershey, Pennsylvania and how does it relate to the number 100?

22:20 | Scott is hooked on the new app Trivia Royale.

24:58 | Mitch shares the story about the genesis of the podcast nearly two years ago.

35:27 | The guys open up the listener mailbox and proceed to bash themselves over the head with the kind words.

55:28 | Members of the live Zoom audience jump in with some Q&A.

1:15:00 | GUEST: Zeke Faux shares the story of Boston thief Sean Murphy who stole the New York Giants Super Bowl rings after defeating his beloved Pats.

1:43:39 | GUEST: Ben Standig discusses the apparent upcoming name change of the Washington Redskins and his coincidental link to Mitch back in his D.C. days.  

2:06:08 | GUEST: Golf writer John Hawkins weighs in on the polarizing young star Bryson Dechambeau and previews the remainder of the 2020 season.

2:26:05 | The latest “Woj-Bomb” was unlike any the ESPN NBA reporter has made before.

2:27:41 | Quinton Dunbar’s lawsuit took a turn for the worse which casts doubt on his likelihood to suit up this season.

2:31:00 | A radio gig in Nashua opened up for hotshot after Dianna Ploss’ racist tirade earned her a pink slip.

2:31:59 | Eminem latest song makes reference to Drew Brees’ Twitter video that was heavily scrutinized.

2:33:07 | Usain Bolt’s 200m world record was nearly broken…if only the sprinter ran the proper distance.

2:33:43 | Philip Banks and Dartanguan Alexander earn athlete of the week honors for the heroic display.

2:36:17 | Richard Sherman is angered by the league’s statement that postgame jersey swapping will not be allowed.

2:37:20 | Desean Jackson was fined for his insensitive comments and was contacted by Julian Edelman with an offer.

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Episode 99 – Andy Benes Recalls '95 Mariners Miracle, Neuheisel Summertime Touchbase, & Top Hoops Prospects Verbally Committed


Episode 99 kicks off with a mixture of disgust and wonderment about Joey Chestnut’s hot dog eating prowess and reaction to listener emails. Then, the guys chat about the great athletes that bore number 99, their Independence Day weekend festivities, and Antonio Brown’s potential path to Seattle. Three featured guests beginning with former Mariners pitcher Andy Benes followed by the long-awaited returns of Rick Neuheisel and college hoops expert Jeff Goodman. Later, Mitch and Scott volley their laundy list of additional topics including the death of a Seattle protester and subsequent social media fallout aimed at Dori Monson, a memorable Boeing Classic story that involved Mitch and Curtis Strange, & the announcement of the Washington Redskins among other teams changing their names.  


  • Andy Benes | Former MLB pitcher
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Jeff Goodman | College basketball analyst


0:00 | Another mustard belt for Joey Chestnut means another round of “how many hot dogs could you eat in one sitting?”

12:15 | A listener-submitted email prompted Mitch and Scott to recall the inconvenience associated with leg injuries.

31:45 | Top 99s in sports history are noted for episode naming honors revealed at the end of the show.

37:03 | The guys talk about they spent their Fourth of July weekend.

43:01 | Does Russell Wilson have the cache to persuade the Seahawks front office to bring in Antonio Brown?

56:29 | GUEST: Andy Benes talks about his mid-season trade to the ’95 Mariners and overcoming off-the-field challenges after a long MLB career.

1:24:56 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel weighs in on the obstacles facing the upcoming football season and provides a dose of indelible storytelling from yesteryear. 

1:48:59 | GUEST: Jeff Goodman provides a scouting report of Emoni Bates and Makur Maker after verbally committing to Michigan State and Howard University respectively. 

2:06:11 | A protester in Seattle was struck by a car and died over the weekend and local media personality Dori Monson is receiving criticism on social media in the aftermath.

2:11:11 | Mitch recalls a radio bit during the Boeing Classic weekend that resulted in front page news from actions taken by the caller.

2:16:25 | King Felix joins the growing list of big leaguers that have decided to sit out the shortened season. 

2:18:18 | Is The Ellen Show cancelled or not and if so, what is the real reason behind the decision?

2:19:13 | Looks like the NFL team in our nation’s capital will finally have a new nickname despite Dan Snyder’s stubbornness.

2:22:43 | Alaska Airlines is bringing a sports flair to their service by “penalizing” passengers for violating virus prevention protocol.

2:24:36 | The guys are vexed at two stories illustrating groups of people behaving badly.

2:27:08 | A man suffered some serious internal damage after a night of heavy drinking which is subject to Hotshot’s one-liners. 

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Episode 98 – Gridiron Great Jim McMahon, Kurkjian's MLB Sprint Assessment, & Oklahoma Rallies Behind Death Row Inmate


The show kicks off with discussion surrounding the upcoming Episode 100 which transitions into a movie-themed tangent including St. Elmo’s Fire, The Champ, and Brian’s Song. Then, the guys delve into the Griffey documentary and Mitch’s impression of “The Kid” during his career in Seattle. Three featured guests starting with Chicago Bears legend Jim McMahon followed by renowned ESPN baseball voice Tim Kurkjian and Oklahoma reporter Kayla Branch. Topics brought to the table in the “Other Stuff” segment include the newly named “Climate Pledge Arena”, Dori Monson’s growing contingent of critics on social media, & the next great casino in Vegas opening later this year!


  • Jim McMahon | Super Bowl winning NFL quarterback
  • Tim Kurkjian | ESPN baseball analyst
  • Kayla Branch | The Oklahoman government reporter 


6:39 | How does St. Elmo’s Fire, The Champ, and Brian’s Song all come up within today’s tease segment?

23:44 | Notable 98s are put under a microscope for debate of today’s episode naming rights.

30:38 | Scott weighs in on the Griffey documentary which leads to an unfiltered opinion about “The Kid” by Mitch.

59:09 | GUEST: Jim McMahon drops by to share some classic stories from his memorable football career.

1:34:18 | GUEST: Tim Kurkjian is skeptical about the shortened baseball season going off without a hitch.

1:51:53 | GUEST: Kayla Branch discusses the details from the Julius Jones murder case that has sparked a recent ground-swell of support. 

2:11:54 | Hotshot recalls the time he tried to book Luis Sojo as a radio guest and received a false excuse several pro athletes have used over the years.

2:13:45 | Keyarena is no more…make way for Climate Pledge Arena.

2:15:53 | Ezekiel Elliott is facing a lawsuit that may lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines that could have been avoided with a ten dollar dog leash.

2:18:53 | Seattle media personality Dori Monson is under scrutiny for his brash opinions on Twitter addressing sensitive social topics.

2:25:51 | Next time you fly into Southern California, don’t expect to arrive at John Wayne Airport as the government is changing its name.

2:27:55 | Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas will be the sports bettor’s paradise when it opens its doors in December! 

2:29:15 | Sacha Baron Cohen (also known as Borat) trolled attendees at right-wing rally in Olympia over the weekend.

2:30:53 | Mitch steals Scott’s thunder by noting a few recent RIPs.

2:33:06 | The wheels officially fall off the show when Scott closes out with two headlines for the juvenile mind. 


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Episode 97 – Happy Fathers Day, All-World Safety Adams Demands Trade, & Len Bias Tragedy Anniversary


Max and Brett take over to begin the show by discussing some funny tidbits about their Dad. Then, Mitch and Scott chat about the ridiculous politicization of face masks and the grim outlook of pro sports returning. A trio of guests featuring Jets writer with the Associated Press Dennis Waszak Jr., college hoops coach and Len Bias’ former teammate Dave Dickerson, and face mask designer Gabby Weeks. Then, Scott is joined by his daughter Piper to discuss the ongoing cell phone debate in the house and return of youth basketball. The “Other Stuff” segment covers Jamie Foxx’s upcoming role as Mike Tyson, the origins of “you do you”, and an unfiltered opinion on Jamal Adams from a general manager perspective.


  • Dennis Waszak Jr. | AP Jets beat writer
  • Dave Dickerson | USC Upstate men’s basketball coach
  • Gabby Weeks | Charmed By Gabrielle designer


0:00 | Max and Brett Levy take the mic from Mitch to share some thoughts about their Dad on Father’s Day!

10:24 | A person’s view on mask-wearing is now becoming a key indicator of political preference.

16:20 | The guys chat about their Father’s Day weekend with family.

33:31 | There is a drop-off in notable 97s after Episode Cortez Kennedy the previous week.

39:17 | Are sports really going to ramp back up or is the latest resurgence in the virus another setback?

50:41 | GUEST: Dennis Waszak Jr. discusses the trade request made by Jets safety Jamal Adams and potential landing spots.

1:08:37 | GUEST: Dave Dickerson reflects on the death of Maryland hoops teammates Len Bias days after being drafted by the Celtics.

1:31:45 | GUEST: Idaho-based designer Gabby Weeks talks about her thriving protective face covering business as the demand has skyrocketed during the pandemic.

1:44:42 | Scott is joined by his daughter Piper on Father’s Day to explain in her own words what it’s like to have a Dad named Hotshot!

1:53:48 | Should Scott cave in and pick up a cell phone for his articulate 11-year old daughter Piper? 

1:59:04 | Daytime soap operas must go on…even if it means using blow-up dolls during love scenes. 

2:00:36 | Jamie Foxx is the perfect actor to portray Mike Tyson in the upcoming biopic of the legendary boxer.  

2:07:18 | A new phrase particularly caught Mitch’s eye among many of the recent listener emails and he has no idea where it came from.

2:15:12 | Horse racing made its return with Tiz the Law capturing the Belmont Stakes in the adjusted 2020 Triple Crown calendar.

2:18:05 | Should the Hawks aggressively pursue Jamal Adams given the monster contract that lies in his near future?

2:22:44 | A man in China claims to have “accidentally” sat on the fish that was later removed from his body by confused doctors. 

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Episode 96 – An Ode to Cortez, Sam Smith Defends The Jordan Rules, & Mariners Fresh Faces


Episode Cortez Kennedy begins with a recollection of his hall of fame career with the Hawks. Then, the guys read emails submitted by you, the loyal listener. Three guests beginning with revered author Sam Smith followed by MLB writer Jim Callis and Georgia Bulldogs pitching coach Sean Kenny. Featured topics in “The Other Stuff” segment range from phoney Pete Carroll, to Lamar Jackson’s fun in the sun, to the captivating home run battle between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in the latest ESPN 30 for 30 installment. 


  • Sam Smith | Author of The Jordan Rules
  • Jim Callis | MLB Pipeline senior writer
  • Sean Kenny | University of Georgia pitching coach


4:31 | Scott’s daughter Piper is begging for a cell phone, but he hasn’t caved in yet.

19:14 | Businesses and restaurants are reopening, but the guys are still hesitant.

22:05 | Naming rights for Episode 96 is a no-brainer, this one’s for you Tez!

33:03 | Mitch opens up the listener mailbox and reads some recent letters delivered by you!

49:53 | GUEST: Sam Smith shares his reaction to The Last Dance which references his 1992 book The Jordan Rules throughout the doc.

1:13:46 | GUEST: Jim Callis weighs in on the 2020 MLB Draft class including first overall pick Spencer Torkelson and Mariners top selection Emerson Hancock.

1:32:51 | GUEST: University of Georgia pitching coach Sean Kenny provides a scouting report of M’s first round draft pick Emerson Hancock. 

1:52:53 | NASCAR has taken a hardline stance against display of the Confederate flag at races moving forward.  

1:53:58 | Pete Carroll is under fire for what some deem as revisionist history about Colin Kaepernick’s unsuccessful tryout in Seattle. 

1:59:49 | The Yankees are the latest victim in allegations of sign-stealing.

2:00:57 | Lamar Jackson posted a video of him on the beach that will make the Ravens front office cringe.

2:05:07 | A woman in West Virginia faked her death to avoid fraud charges against her.

2:07:27 | “Long Gone Summer” is the latest ESPN doc that relives the memorable home run chase in 1998 between McGwire and Sosa. 

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Episode 95 – Unfiltered Police Perspective, Hiker's Gruesome Grizzly Attack Survival Story, & Sikma Recalls Memorable Unseld Battles


The guys begin the show by decoding the meaning of the coronavirus “Modified Phase One” which became active last week. Then, Mitch and Scott jump into a discussion about notable 95s in sports which spawns a tangent about old Miller Lite ads and weigh in on Drew Brees’ controversial comments from which he has apologized for. A four-pack of featured guests beginning with law enforcement official David Crocker. Then, hiker Gregory “Thor” Godar jumps aboard followed by Sonics legend Jack Sikma. The “Other Stuff” segment includes hoops and golf tidbits in addition to a headline which involves a porn star and deadly toad venom.


  • David Crocker | Police officer
  • Gregory “Thor” Godar | Hiking enthusiast
  • Jack Sikma | Pro Basketball Hall of Fame member & former Seattle Supersonic


0:31 | The guys chat about their approach to enjoying the lifted restrictions in “modified Phase One”.

22:22 | The less-than-stellar list of 95s in sports history includes a former NFL player whose accomplishments off the field were arguably more impressive

29:37 | Mitch hearkens back to two star-studded Miller Lite advertisements. 

39:11 | Is Drew Brees’ apology for his insensitive comments sincere or saving face?

42:52 | What do you think when you hear The National Anthem? 

51:00 | GUEST: Police officer David Crocker weighs in on the civil unrest throughout the country toward law enforcement.

1:18:19 | GUEST: Gregory “Thor” Godar tells his incredible story of surviving a grizzly bear attack in Idaho.

1:44:43 | GUEST: Jack Sikma shares some memories from his hall of fame career including matchups against the late Wes Unseld.

2:11:51 | Gregg Popovich voiced a strong opinion that has garnered attention about the George Floyd murder.

2:15:23 | The NBA is coming back…in a mere seven weeks from now. 

2:20:45 | James Harden’s jersey has been raised into the rafters of an unlikely location thanks to his deep pockets.

2:23:33 | With the return of golf comes the advent of tracking devices for spectators to maintain proper social distancing.

2:27:34 | Scott reads the headline for a criminal act that is the first and last of its kind in human history.