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 MLSsoccer.com. 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 | MLSsoccer.com writer
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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.