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Episode 231 – Pistol Pete's Record Intact & Steve Phillips 2023 First Pitch


After two weeks apart, Mitch and Hotshot briefly catch up on their whereabouts before reading a few listener emails and playing Stump the Band. Then, the guys chat about Jim Boeheim’s departure from Syracuse basketball which led to a radio host getting canned and how John Schneider is gradually cobbling together a roster. Three featured guests are Pete Maravich’s son Jaeson Maravich, MLB analyst Steve Phillips, and former radio colleague Tracy Taylor-Turner. The show wraps up with the “Other Stuff” segment with topics such as the ongoing World Baseball Classic, Stormy Daniels getting married, and the passing of several notable figures.    


  • Jaeson Maravich | Pete Maravich’s son  
  • Steve Phillips | Former Mets GM and current MLB analyst 
  • Tracy Taylor-Turner | Former KJR & KIRO traffic reporter   


4:56 | The guys play Stump the Band and the topic is “wasted money and productivity in the workplace”.

18:21 | Why would a Syracuse radio host be getting booted from the station seemingly out of the blue?

30:54 | The way John Schneider is putting his roster together reminds Mitch of an old Saturday Night Live skit.

42:09 | GUEST: Jaeson Maravich joins the show to talk about his father “Pistol” Pete and his NCAA scoring record still intact after nearly being broken in controversial fashion.

1:04:19 | GUEST: Baseball guru Steve Phillips is back for MLB chatter to discuss the playoff format, a Teoscar Hernandez scouting profile, and the ups and downs of a pitching staff during the season.

1:29:54 | GUEST: Tracy Taylor-Turner returns to catch up with Mitch on old stories at the radio station and the latest in her life.

1:49:12 | Today’s “Other Stuff” topics include the ongoing WBC featuring a season-ending Edwin Diaz injury, the latest Stormy Daniels news, and several RIP tributes. 

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Episode 230 – Seahawks Pre-Draft Update & Baseball's Major League Changes


To kick off the show, Dave Grosby and Mitch express their excitement for the upcoming two months of sports before a trip down memory lane from Groz’s early broadcasting days and memorable KJR moments. Next, the fellas discuss the Geno Smith contract, Jarred Kelenic’s Spring Training success, and NCAA tournament favorites. A trio of guests are ESPN Seahawks insider Brady Henderson, MLB Senior writer with The Athletic Jayson Stark, and Nashville resident Kevin Maginnis. As always, the episode concludes with the “Other Stuff” segment which covers college hoops memories with Dad, uncertainty for a handful of noteworthy QBs, and the Shawn Kemp’s story involving gunfire.    


  • Brady Henderson | ESPN’s NFL Nation Seahawks reporter  
  • Jayson Stark | Senior Writer, MLB – The Athletic
  • Kevin Maginnis | Nashville-based business coach   


5:21 | We are entering perhaps the best six weeks on the annual sports calendar.

8:38 | The Groz recollects how he got his start calling college hoops games as a teenager.

13:30 | Superbowls always seemed to bring some memorable stories for the KJR personalities.

27:00 | How will the Geno Smith contract affect the Seahawks draft strategy?

34:50 | Will Jarred Kelenic carry his success in Peoria to the regular season?

40:25 | Mitch makes his official pick to cut down the nets at the conclusion of March Madness.

49:29 | GUEST: Brady Henderson jumps aboard to provide a Seahawks update with the Geno Smith contact complete and movement at the top of the draft board.

1:16:48 | GUEST: Jayson Stark returns to provide his opinion on the new MLB rules and the prospects of Julio Rodriguez becoming the face of Major League Baseball.

1:37:30 | GUEST: Nashville native Kevin Maginnis joins the show to share the details about his unorthodox diet of exclusively eating McDonalds for 100 days.

2:03:24 | The “Other Stuff” segment features stories such as Mitch’s and Dave’s NCAA tournament memories with their fathers, question marks for several notable NFL quarterbacks, and the alleged Shawn Kemp shooting incident. 

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Episode 229 – M's No-Table: Spring Training Edition & Playing Catch With Strangers


At the start of the show, Scott explains a run-in with a listener of the show over the weekend watching youth sports before Mitch discusses the sports story that has captured his attention. 
Then, the guys chat about Mitch’s visit to the T-Dome to watch state championship hoops, the increasingly curious Hawks QB dance, and Jalen Carter’s draft prospects. A four-pack of featured guests are M’s insiders Jason Churchill and Joe Doyle, Washougal resident Joe Scukanec, and Evan Drellich of The Athletic. The show wraps up with “Other Stuff” topics such as Ja Morant’s disciplinary issues, possible new NFL rules, and a handful of notable RIP mentions.   


  • Jason Churchill | Prospect Insider
  • Joe Doyle | Director, MLB Draft – ProspectsLive
  • John Scukanec | Former WSU lineman & Washougal resident
  • Evan Drellich | Author “Winning Fixes Everything: How Baseball’s Brightest Minds Created Sports’ Biggest Mess”   


3:55 | The college basketball gods are bending over backwards to make sure Antoine Davis breaks Pete Maravich’s NCAA scoring record.  

27:41 | Mitch took a trip to the Tacoma Dome on Saturday to watch the high school hoops state finals.   

29:42 | John Schneider and Geno Smith are silently playing a game of cat and mouse as the Seahawks quarterback position still hangs in the balance.  

43:37 | How much will Jalen Carter’s off-the-field issues impact his draft status?

49:06 | GUEST: Jason Churchill and Joe Doyle gather for the first M’s No-Table of the season to cover the offseason changes and the first blush impressions in Spring Training!

1:19:55 | GUEST: Washougal resident John Scukanec shares his story of playing catch every day for a full year.

1:47:17 | GUEST: Evan Drellich is back to provide a brief overview of his latest book “Winning Fixes Everything: How Baseball’s Brightest Minds Created Sports’ Biggest Mess”.  

2:15:20 | “Other Stuff” topics on today’s show range from Ja Morant’s off-the-court troubles, new NFL rule proposals, and noteworthy RIP tributes.  

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Episode 228 – Conquering Cancer & Joel Dahmen Clubhouse Chat


After a week apart, Hotshot and Mitch reunite and begin the episode with listener emails with a more optimistic spin thanks to the urging of Larry. Next, the fellas discuss the latest twist in the Russell Wilson saga and how there are rumors he tried to get Peter Carroll and John Schneider fired. A trio of guests are incoming Eastern Washington linebacker Brandon Thomas, PGA Tour golfer Joel Dahmen, and The Salt Lake Tribune beat writer Eric Walden. The episode concludes with the “Other Stuff” segment with topics ranging from the free agency of Bobby Wagner, to Jarred Kelenic’s eye-turning performance on Sunday, to a new Lady Gaga lawsuit from a previous crime, to Quin Snyder back to head coaching with the Hawks!   


  • Brandon Thomas | Eastern Washington football recruit
  • Eric Walden | The Salt Lake Tribune Jazz beat writer 
  • Joel Dahmen | PGA golfer  


3:30 | How was the Soden family trip to Arizona?  

4:35 | Mitch shakes things up per Larry’s request and reads some positive listener emails.   

20:28 | Youth softball games get heated down in California and Hotshot couldn’t resist getting involved.  

25:20 | What do you make of Russell Wilson’s alleged attempt to oust Carroll and Schneider?

38:56 | GUEST: Eastern Washington football commit Brandon Thomas shares his story of overcoming cancer in high school resulting in the amputation of a leg.

1:05:53 | GUEST: Joel Dahmen returns to the show as a star of the new Netflix show Full Swing and a father!  

1:33:14 | GUEST: Jazz beat writer for The Salt Lake Tribune Eric Walden describes Karl Malone’s controversial past and the tense press conference at All Star weekend.  

1:57:34 | The “Other Stuff” segment topics include Kelenic’s dingers, pleas for Bobby Wagner to return to Seattle, reaction to Rihanna’s halftime show, new developments with the Lady Gaga dogwalking shooting, and Quin Snyder’s new NBA gig.  

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Episode 227 – Chiefs Kingdom In Philly & Charity Watchdog Deep Dive


With Slick filling in for Hotshot, the episode kicks off with some Stump the Band, Tiger talk, and reaction to the email featured in Episode 226. Then, the guys chat about the dubious DK Metcalf jump video, the lesser-known backstory of Karl Malone, and Tiger’s chances to win another major. Three featured guests are owner of Big Charlie’s Saloon in Philadelphia Paul Staico, CharityWatch executive director Laurie Styron, and pro football executive Randy Mueller. Topics in the “Other Stuff” segment range from Mitch’s new favorite basketball player to Calvin Ridley’s suspension by the NFL to the public announcement of a multi-billion lottery winner!   


  • Paul Staico | Big Charlie’s Saloon owner 
  • Laurie Styron | CharityWatch Executive Director  
  • Randy Mueller | 2000 NFL Executive of the Year  


1:22 | Like the old radio days, Slick and Mitch play some Stump the Band.  

22:30 | Do you believe the viral DK Metcalf jump video after seeing him dunk in the celebrity NBA game?   

25:41 | The NBA made a major mistake by featuring Karl Malone front and center during all-star weekend.  

35:31 | Is there a chance Tiger Woods can win another major before calling it a career?

49:18 | GUEST: Paul Staico jumps aboard to share the history of his family-owned Chiefs bar in Philly in the wake of the Super Bowl with the local Eagles.

1:05:54 | GUEST: CharityWatch Executive Director Laurie Stryon joins the show to weigh in on common pitfalls for charitable organizations such as Russell Wilson’s foundation currently under investigation.  

1:31:44 | GUEST: For the final time this season, Randy Mueller joins the show to wrap up the NFL season and provide an opinion on the Seahawks’ realistic options for quarterback moving forward.  

1:57:47 | The guys chat about Iowa sharpshooter Caitlin Clark, the one-year suspension to Calvin Ridley for gambling, and a Powerball winner story during today’s “Other Shit” segment.  

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Episode 226 – Rome Odunze's Unfinished Business & Jordan Or LeBron


To kick off the show, the guys attempt to answer Roger’s email about Mitch’s personality. Then, Scott and Mitch provide an end-to-end recap of the Super Bowl including the commercials, key plays, and halftime show. A trio of guest segments include UW receiver Rome Odunze, PAC12 hoops analyst & NBA veteran Eldridge Recasner, and longtime golf writer John Hawkins. The “Other Stuff” segment features topics such as the NBA greatest of all time argument, Russell Wilson’s charity under the microscope for financial wrongdoings, and lawsuits involving Pat McAfee and Michael Irvin!  


  • Rome Odunze | UW wide receiver 
  • Eldridge Recasner | PAC12 Network basketball analyst 
  • John Hawkins | golf writer 


4:22 | Hotshot plays amateur psychologist as he tries to break down the email sent to Mitch by a listener of the show. 

21:56 | Scott finally found a haircut spot that gets him in and out with no small talk and a good price!  

24:57 | The guys share their observations and lingering questions from the Super Bowl from soup to nuts including the ads, Mahomes magic ankle, and critical holding call. 

48:54 | GUEST: Rome Odunze joins the show to chat about his choice to stay at UW another season after considering opting for the NFL Draft! 

1:14:25 | GUEST: Eldridge Recasner is back to provide his opinion on the argument between MJ and LeBron James as the greatest basketball player of all time. 

1:31:59 | GUEST: John Hawkins returns to provide a golf update as the Phoenix Open is in the books and all eyes are on Tiger, LIV golf, and young stars. 

1:50:28 | “Other Stuff” topics range from the reignited debate between Michael & LeBron, allegations about Russell Wilson’s foundation, and a pair of legal battles facing Pat McAfee and Michael Irvin. 

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Episode 225 – Chiefs Or Eagles & Inside NFL's Officiating Booth


At the top of the show, Mitch remarks on Hotshot’s hair before sharing his comical encounters at Zeek’s and a few thoughts on long-lost Brandon Roy. Next, the guys chat about the Super Bowl matchup, Geno Smith’s free agent value, and Mitch’s “must-have” draft pick for the Hawks. Three featured guests are Monday Morning Quarterback Peter King, former head of NFL officiating Dean Blandino, and The Ringer senior writer Danny Kelly. Topics in the “Other Stuff” segment include the Mavericks dominant backcourt, LeBron surpassing Kareem for the points record, and proper sports fan booing etiquette! 


  • Peter King | NBC Sports NFL columnist
  • Dean Blandino | FOX Sports rules analyst
  • Danny Kelly | The Ringer writer 


0:00 | Hotshot is in serious need of a haircut according to Mitch.

2:22 | The guys play Stump the Band with the topic de jour of NFL quarterback stats. 

5:17 | Mitch opens the mailbag to see what you the listener think about the show.

8:11 | While at Zeek’s, Mitch received compliments that simply could not be without some subtle jabs.

24:28 | What is Brandon Roy up to these days and what memories stand out?

28:10 | Who ya got in the Super Bowl?

35:58 | The verdict is in from Pro Football Focus about free agent contract projections and take a wild guess who is on the list? 

54:15 | GUEST: Peter King jumps aboard to reflect on the Seahawks dramatic Super Bowl loss and looks ahead to the big game this week!

1:15:14 | GUEST: Returning guest Dean Blandino provides his expert opinion on the scrutiny of NFL officiating and potential solutions.

1:39:14 | GUEST: Danny Kelly is back to assess potential top targets for the Seahawks in the upcoming draft.

1:59:23 | The “Other Stuff” features stories ranging from Kyrie headed to Dallas, to LeBron James surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the all-time scoring record, to determining when booing players is warranted.

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Episode 224 – The Groz Returns & Destination Glendale


Hotshot and Mitch reconnect after a few weeks apart and begin the show with details on how people can support the Cox family in Tumwater in the wake of a tragic house fire! Then, the guys catch up on the red-hot Kraken, high expectations for the Mariners from national outlets, and some options on how Schneider can utilize the Hawks top picks. A trio of guest segments are Seattle sports radio legend Dave Grosby, NFL writer Jason La Canfora, & Kraken reporter Andy Eide. Today’s “Other Stuff” topics range from Robert Horry’s ejection from a high school game, Mitch’s late night ice cream craving, and the bizarre Pamela Anderson stories surfacing!


  • Dave Grosby | Former Seattle sports radio host
  • Jason La Canfora | CBS Sports & 105.7 The Fan – Baltimore
  • Andy Eide | Kraken writer


0:59 | Mitch takes a few moments to mourn the devastating house fire in Tumwater, Washington and how listeners can help the surviving family members.

13:32 | Kraken fever has struck Mitch as he attended Saturday night’s game to see the Pacific Division leaders in person.

16:24 | Do the Mariners truly have the third best lineup in the American League heading into the 2023 season?

23:16 | What position will be used for the top pick in the Seahawks smorgasbord of draft picks?

35:59 | GUEST: Dave Grosby is back to share his perspective on the state of Seattle’s sports teams. 

1:03:53 | GUEST: Jason La Canfora jumps aboard in the aftermath of conference championship Sunday to share his takeaways and also preview the Super Bowl matchup. 

1:25:51 | GUEST: Andy Eide returns to give the casual Seattle hockey fan a Kraken overview move into the second half of the season atop the Pacific Division. 

1:51:35 | Today’s “Other Stuff” topics include Robert Horry getting kicked out of his son’s hoops game, the greatness of soft serve ice cream, and Pamela Anderson revelations in the news!

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Episode 223 – Hiding In Plain Sight & That's A Wrap


Danny O’Neil rides shotgun with Mitch in today’s episode and the guys begin with trying to wrap their arms around delayed snaps by the Dolphins! In segment one, they chat about the Seahawks playoff loss and the gaps to fill heading into next season as they try to catch up to San Fran. Four guests on the episode are daughter of the “BTK Killer” Kerri Rawson, CBS Sports college football analyst Rick Neuheisel, and Seahawks insiders Brady Henderson and Joe Fann. As always, the show wraps up with “Other Stuff” topics such as the legacy of Felix Hernandez, the hype around In-N-Out Burger, and Howard Schultz making employees return to the office. Danny puts a cherry on top by reading a note by Mitch for an application to a new residence in New York!


  • Kerri Rawson | Daughter of BTK Killer
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Brady Henderson | ESPN’s NFL Nation Seahawks reporter 
  • Joe Fann | WynnBet 


3:28 | Why is it so hard for some teams like the Seahawks and Dolphins to hike the freakin’ ball on time? 

19:28 | Was the first half against the Niners the real deal or fool’s gold?

25:01 | Would you trade the 5th and 37th pick for the 3rd overall selection?

36:12 | John Schneider and Pete have a full game worth of tape to assess Geno Smith on a big-time stage.

33:04 | How has San Francisco built what is starting to become a juggernaut in the west?  

40:33 | GUEST: Kerri Rawson shares her story of being raised by a serial killer father and the ties to the Pullman murders in 2022. 

1:03:42 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel is back with the college football season in the rearview mirror to weigh in on CFP expansion, UW’s 2023 prospects, and top draft picks. 

1:38:11 | GUESTS: Brady Henderson & Joe Fann join Mitch after the dust settled on Saturday’s wildcard loss for the Seahawks with a look ahead to addressing needs in the offseason. 

2:08:59 | In the “Other Stuff” segment, topics range from recalling Felix’s departure from Seattle, Danny’s shared love of In-N-Out Burger with British royals, and Starbucks employees butting heads with Howard Schultz, and a must-listen reading by Danny!

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Episode 222 – Lions Lend Helping Hand & Heart Health Checkup


Before getting to any business, Mitch issues a cease and desist about listeners sending their Uber rider scores before reading an email from an angry Patron! Then, Mitch and Scott recap the final week of the regular season which resulted in a mediocre Seahawks team moving on to the postseason before discussing the Damar Hamlin incident last week. A four-pack of featured guests are cardiologist Dr. John Osborne, Seahawks insiders Brady Henderson and Joe Fann, and Hillsboro resident Bruce Campbell. Topics in the “Other Stuff” segment include Dick Vitale accidentally tweeting about an old game, college football players writing expletives on his fingers, and Jeremy Renner fighting for his life after getting run over by a snow plow.


  • Dr. John Osborne | Cardiologist
  • Brady Henderson | ESPN’s NFL Nation Seahawks reporter
  • Joe Fann | WynnBet
  • Bruce Campbell | Oregon resident 


0:00 | Mitch gets it…he is the worst rider in the history of Uber…please stop sending your scores!

7:12 | Mitch reveals the final results for Beat the Boys presented by Fireside Home Solutions.

19:03 | How in the world did this Seahawks team make the playoffs and how did the 2023 draft status shake out?

36:12 | Did it make you feel uneasy watching football over the weekend after the Damar Hamlin situation last Monday

48:00 | GUEST: Dr. John Osborne is back to provide his expert opinion on the heart conditions of Damar Hamlin, Grant Wahl, and Mike Leach and shares helpful tips for adults.

1:15:38 | GUESTS: Brady & Joe are back for the final Seahawks No-Table of the regular season as Seattle finds itself playing on wildcard weekend.

1:45:24 | GUEST: Bruce Campbell of Hillsboro, Oregon describes how he ended up living in a Boeing 727 in the middle of the forest.

2:08:36 | “Other Stuff” topics on today’s show include Dick Vitale making a Twitter mistake, Heisman trophy winner Caleb Williams writing expletives on his fingernails, and Jeremy Renner’s snow plow incident.