Episode 137 – "One Shining Moment" Origin Story & World's Third Smartest Person

RUNDOWN 

The guys are together again and wish they could just pick up and move to Arizona. Then, they chat about Mitch’s favorite sports day of the year, Joe Musgrove’s no-hitter, and open the listener mailbag. Three fantastic guests beginning with musician David Barrett, television writer & genius Rick Rosner, and a return of PGA golfer Ken Green. Later, Mitch and Scott check off their laundry list of other topics including the Friends reunion show, the LA Dodgers ring ceremony, and pricy sports memorabilia.

GUESTS 

  • David Barrett | One Shining Moment songwriter
  • Rick Rosner | TV writer & world’s third highest IQ ranking 
  • Ken Green | Former PGA golfer 

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

0:00 | The Soden family is back from spring break in Arizona and both he and Mitch imagine moving down there for year-round sunshine.

17:59 | Masters Sunday just wrapped up with Hideki Matsuyama hanging on to his lead in the final holes.

25:35 | Joe Musgrove tossed the first no-hitter in Padres history on Friday and could barely hold in his enormous quantity of water during the game.

26:46 | Episode 136 generated tons of emails from the Mitch Unfiltered listeners on a variety of topics.

43:05 | GUEST: David Barrett checks in to recall his inspiration to write the classic song One Shining Moment which has become a staple in college basketball for over three decades. 

1:08:13 | GUEST: Rick Rosner shares his unique story that led to his role as a writer for The Jimmy Kimmel Show, a controversial appearance on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and the distinction as third smartest person. 

1:33:53 | GUEST: Ken Green swings by for reaction to Hideki Matsuyama’s victory in the 2021 Masters. 

1:57:00 | The announcement for a Friends reunion was leaked by Matthew Perry aka Chandler.

1:59:23 | Dodgers players received their World Series rings and an introduction by their childhood baseball hero.

2:04:18 | A Babe Ruth handwritten letter to his mistress is up for auction for a cool quarter million.

2:07:05 | RIP Prince Philip and DMX…as everyone knows were longtime buds.

Episode 136 – Seattle Sports Media Cornerstone Jim Moore & GEICO Ad Star Nicci Carr

RUNDOWN 

The guys kick off today’s show in separate locations as Hotshot is in Arizona again for youth basketball in the wake of a mushroom incident. Mitch chats about his recent MRI experience, the thrilling Gonzaga semifinal victory, and the frustrating exit by Jarran Reed from the Seahawks. Three guests are longtime Seattle sports media figure Jim Moore, television actress & teacher Nicci Carr, and seven-time golf world record holder Bob Kurtz. “Other Stuff” topics run the gamut from Super Mario Brothers, to the retirement of Roy Williams, to Aaron Rodgers’ upcoming appearance on non-football primetime television!

GUESTS

  • Jim Moore | Former Seattle sports radio personality 
  • Nicci Carr | TV actress
  • Bob Kurtz | Golf world record holder

TABLE OF CONTENTS

0:54 | Scott’s Daughter should take a page out of Mitch’s anti-mushroom playbook after tonight’s quesadilla fiasco.

5:58 | Michael Strahan duped everyone…especially Hotshot…with his April Fool’s Day joke about his tooth gap fix.

10:09 | Become a Patron to have a listen to all the fun bonus Mitch Unfiltered content including the latest Stevie Nicks episode.

15:10 | Make sure to sign up for Mitch’s Masters Pool at www.MitchUnfiltered.com!

28:10 | Mitch underwent his first MRI on Friday for his nagging back which reminded him of his claustrophobia.

33:46 | A listener sent a request laden with four-letter words that encourages the guys to use more foul language.

38:44 | Are you happy to see Gonzaga (and the weasel) advance to the national championship game?

45:25 | Jarran Reed’s departure from Seattle leaves a sour taste in Mitch;s mouth.  

56:08 | GUEST: Jim Moore jumps aboard to share some memories during his career as a sports writer and radio personality in Seattle.

1:35:04 | GUEST: Nicci Carr joins the show to talk about the emotional roller coaster ride in her role on the “Scoop There It Is” GEICO commercial with Tag Team.

1:57:14 | GUEST: Bob Kurtz also known as “Golf’s Ironman” swings by to chat about his world records including his most recent feat.

2:18:20 | Shohei Ohtani and Cody Bellinger hit two of the most notable homers in the first weekend of the MLB season.

2:20:53 | A sealed copy of the original Mario game recently sold for $660K.

2:22:07 | Even though the MLB All Star Game won’t be played in Atlanta this season, don’t expect the Masters to follow suit.

2:24:19 | Legendary North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams is hanging it up after over three decades in Chapel Hill.

2:26:19 | Aaron Rodgers will be the celebrity host of Jeopardy! this week.

Episode 135 – Scoop There It Is & Big Unit's Bird Story From Batter's Box

RUNDOWN

To kick off today’s show, Mitch remarks at Hotshot’s booming car speakers which he heard blaring outside upon his arrival. Then, the guys provide a brief Unfiltered Madness contest update before reacting to Seahawks free agency news followed by a humorous storyline involving Laremy Tunsil. A trio of featured guests are Cecil “DC” Glenn from Tag Team & groundbreaking GEICO commercial, former big-leaguer Calvin Murray, and NBC Sports national NFL writer Peter King. In the “Other Stuff” segment, the variety of topics range from a theme park malfunction to a stunning Bucs roster fact to the passing of a Miami football pioneer. 

GUESTS

  • Cecil “DC” Glenn | Tag Team 
  • Calvin Murray | MLB veteran 1999-2004 
  • Peter King | NBC Sports national NFL columnist

TABLE OF CONTENTS

0:00 | Hotshot returns with his sound system blaring after being substituted by a fifteen year old last week. 

19:38 | Scott went to dinner with former Mitch in the Morning producers to relive some radio memories.

22:55 | Unfiltered Madness is nearing its conclusion and Scott’s bracket is the lead horse to limit the prize distribution. 

27:39 | John Schneider played musical chairs with his defensive line last week with Carlos Dunlap and Kerry Hyder the last men standing.

32:48 | Could the Seahawks tread water if Lockett or Metcalf got banged up and does this open a window to Antonio Brown? 

40:11 | Laremy Tunsil’s NFL career may have started out rocky, but he is having the last laugh right now. 

48:26 | GUEST: Cecil “DC” Green from hip hop group Tag Team and the hit GEICO ad jumps aboard to tell the story of the filming and reception.

1:13:16 | GUEST: Former MLB outfielder Calvin Murray swings by to recount the infamous Randy Johnson bird incident from his perspective in the batter’s box. 

1:34:41 | GUEST: Peter King checks in to discuss the top NFL offseason storylines such as the Dolphins blockbuster trade and Russell Wilson rumors.

1:55:04 | You never know what you’ll find at a yard sale, including a bowl worth a half million bucks!

1:58:54 | The Brooklyn Nets are piling up all stars like it’s going out of style.

2:04:45 | Tampa becomes the first team to return its entire starting unit for the first time in the salary cap era with the re-signing of Leonard Fournette.

2:06:44 | RIP to Grand Canyon basketball player Oscar Frayer, TV star Jessica Walter, and football coaching legend Howard Schnellenberger. 

Episode 134 – Seahawks No-Table & Northern Iowa NCAA Tournament Legends

RUNDOWN 

At the top of the show, Mitch welcomes aboard his special co-host for today’s episode in Hotshot’s absence. Then, the guys chat about the first two rounds of March Madness and the first week of free agency for the Seahawks. Five guests on today’s show are Seahawks insiders Brady Henderson and Joe Fann with ESPN and NBC Sports Northwest respectively followed by boxing analyst Al Bernstein and Northern Iowa hoops legends Ali Farokhmanesh and Paul Jesperson. Later, our special guest steals the show and asks Mitch about career tips, his favorite stadium fare, and his vote in the Jordan vs. LeBron debate.

GUESTS 

  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider 
  • Joe Fann | NBC Sports Northwest Seahawks insider 
  • Ali Farokhmanesh | Northern Iowa 2008-2010 
  • Paul Jesperson | Northern Iowa 2014-2016 
  • Al Bernstein | Showtime Television boxing analyst  

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

0:00 | Mitch introduces his guest co-host for the show! 

13:29 | The guys chat about their first meeting last week when Mitch was interviewed first.

18:19 | Is your bracket busted too?

23:05 | John Schneider has been busy in the first week of free agency. Who’s coming and who’s going? 

36:26 | GUESTS: Brady Henderson and Joe Fann virtually gather around the Seahawks No-Table to chat about the roster moves and non-moves thus far in free agency. 

1:06:21 | GUESTS: Ali Farokhmanesh and Paul Jesperson check in to relive their memorable NCAA tournament moments with Northern Iowa in 2010 and 2016. 

1:26:21 | GUEST: Hall of Fame Boxing analyst Al Bernstein joins the show to weigh in on the passing of boxing legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler.  

1:47:53 | A blunder in last week’s intro interview reminds Mitch of his infamous Sean McDonough story.

1:53:19 | Mitch shares a tip he learned early in his career which he applies to his interviews.

1:56:34 | Which ballpark foods do you miss most since the stadium shutdowns?

Episode 133 – Unfiltered Madness Bracket Release & Korby Lenker Sings Some Tunes

RUNDOWN

We’re back! Mitch and Scott catch up after a week off and welcome Bill Sanders from RunMyPools.com to share details for the Unfiltered Madness contest . Then, they dive headlong into a Seahawks catch-up including the Dunlap departure, failure to utilize franchise tags, and Russell contract implications. Three guests today are musician Korby Lenker, NFL analyst Ross Tucker, and college basketball columnist with Sporting News Mike DeCourcy. The “Other Stuff” segment is chock full of randomness with topics such as the Meyers Leonard fallout, the late Marvelous Marvin Hagler, and college basketball tidbits. 

GUESTS

  • Korby Lenker | Singer/songwriter
  • Ross Tucker | Ross Tucker Football Podcast
  • Mike DeCourcy | Sporting News college hoops columnist

TABLE OF CONTENTS

13:03 | Bill Sanders from RunMyPools.com provides instructions for Unfiltered Madness for a chance to win great prizes! 

27:43 | One third of the Soden family has been vaccinated while Mitch and Scott are still taking swings in the on-deck circle.

30:36 | How did you enjoy the Carlos Dunlap era and are you sad to see him go?

35:02 | John Schneider has some major gaps to fill if Shaq, Chris Carson, KJ, and others don’t return.

39:19 | There is an interesting clause in Russell Wilson’s contract that adds an extra element of intrigue to the uncertain future of Seattle’s franchise QB.

50:05 | GUEST: Northwest native musician Korby Lenker joins the show to chat about his path to Music City and even plays a few songs as he prepares to release his eighth album.  

1:16:46 | GUEST: Ross Tucker swings by to weigh in on Drew Brees’ retirement, Russell Wilson’s trade potential, and the free agency market.

1:34:58 | GUEST: Longtime college hoops expert Mike DeCourcy provides his candid reaction to the bracket as we prepare for the madness this week!

The guys share their opinion on what the proper response should be for figures like Meyers Leonard and Justin Thomas who made mistakes.

RIP Marvelous Marvin Hagler, a cornerstone of the golden era of boxing.

Mitch shares a few college hoops tidbits including the dreadful season on Montlake, the dancing Beavers, and sports juju for Georgetown.

Episode 132 – Seahawks Salary Cap Summary & Revealing CTE's Grim Effects

RUNDOWN

At the top of the show, the guys giggle about the popcorn-worthy Twitter spat between Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon & ESPN reporter Jamison Hensley and tease Hotshot’s latest music release for Patrons. Then, Mitch and Scott assess the state of the M’s as they pick up the pieces from last week’s PR nightmare, discuss whether or not Tiger Woods is beloved, and remark on the courting of Russell Wilson across the league. Today’s featured guest are salary cap expert Joel Corry, former MLB executive Steve Phillips, and co-founder of Concussion Legacy Foundation Dr. Chris Nowinski. The “Other Stuff” segment covers a variety of topics including sponsorship interest by Manscaped, Mitch’s strange Randy Johnson encounters, and a concerning voicemail on Scott’s phone! 

GUESTS

  • Joel Corry | Inside the Cap podcast host
  • Steve Phillips | Former Mets GM
  • Dr. Chris Nowinski | Concussion Legacy Foundation CEO

TABLE OF CONTENTS

0:46 | Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon is threatening to release photos of ESPN reporter Jamison Hensley at a strip club if he doesn’t apologize for his latest column.

5:21 | If you haven’t gotten a chance to listen to Hotshot’s latest music episode for Patrons, make sure to check it out!

24:07 | The clock is ticking for Mitch to receive the vaccine before his big European family vacation later this year.

26:45 | Will the Mariners organization bounce back from the latest incident resulting in the Kevin Mather’s departure stemming from pointed comments at players and staff?

33:00 | The guys describe their initial reaction when they heard Tiger Woods was involved in a rollover car wreck.

42:57 | New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell among others is making a pitch to Russ and Ciara to head on down to the bayou and become the Saints next quarterback.

53:12 | GUEST: Joel Corry is back to discuss the Russell Wilson trade rumors from a business angle based on the Seahawks salary cap situation.

1:18:11 | GUEST: Steve Phillips swings by to provide his general manager perspective on the controversial comments that led to Kevin Mather stepping down as M’s president.

1:36:05 | GUEST: Dr. Chris Nowinski checks in to share his personal experience with concussions and the prevalence of CTE among former football players.

1:54:08 | There was too much good storytelling with Matt “Stretch” that we had to break it up into three segments in Episode 131.

1:56:07 | Mike Trout’s first game-worn jersey is on sale and expected to go for over a million bucks!  

1:56:44 | The Las Vegas Knights backed out of their deal with UpickTrade.com after immediate backlash by fans.

1:59:10 | Lady Gaga’s dog-walker deserves a raise after getting shot while taking a stroll in the neighborhood.

2:01:08 | A listener defends the business practice by Michael Schwimer investing in baseball prospects for a cut of future contracts.

2:04:21 | Manscaped is eager to become a sponsor for the podcast, but the guys are reluctant.

2:07:25 | Mitch recalls his two encounters with Randy Johnson, both of which were quite unusual. 

2:16:59 | Hotshot plays a voicemail he received which explains what he’s been doing in his spare time these days.

Episode 131 – Radio Reunion With Stretch & Mather Puts Foot in Mouth

RUNDOWN 

The guys are back together in person after the Soden’s trip to Arizona of which he is confirmed virus negative since his return. Then, they chat about Kim & Kanye’s multi-billion dollar divorce, abrasive commentary from Mariners ownership, and more details about Russell Wilson’s frustration with the Hawks. Today’s featured guest is Mitch’s long-lost friend Matt “Stretch” Johnson who shares some classic tales from their days on the radio show. Stretch also talks about his transition after five years behind the mic with Seattle Sounders FC and a bout with coronavirus. Later, Scott returns for the “Other Stuff” segment including headlines ranging from a drunken Johnny Damon to the Mars Rover landing to Richard Sherman’s uncertain future in the NFL. Finally, Mitch wraps up the podcast with a touching account of a listener’s email exchanges with him that have included details about his wife’s cancer diagnosis who passed away with grace and strength.

GUEST 

  • Matt “Stretch” Johnson | Former Sounders play-by-play broadcaster & morning show producer with Mitch. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

0:00 | Hotshot is back in studio and COVID-free (we think…) after a weeklong hiatus in Arizona.

7:07 | Former guest of the podcast Michael Schwimer is making headlines after his recent windfall associated with Fernando Tatis Jr.’s mega-deal.

24:46 | Piper Soden is the owner of a brand new iPhone 11 which Scott will be paying off for the next thirty years.

27:16 | Kim & Kanye hit the seven-year itch and are calling it quits with $3.5 billion to split.

37:07 | Kevin Mather is in the hot seat after some comments that displeased many of the few remaining Mariners fans in town.

44:11 | It is becoming clear that Pete Carroll and his antiquated offensive philosophy is the source of Russell Wilson’s ire.

54:05 | The quarterback carousel continues to spin as Carson Wentz has fallen off to Indy while Watson is still aboard in Houston. 

59:54 | GUEST: Matt “Stretch” Johnson makes his debut to the podcast after wrapping up his play-by-play duties with the Sounders to share some laughs with Mitch about memories from a thirty-year-long friendship.

2:11:00 | Former big leaguer Johnny Damon (a Florida man) and his wife got busted for DUI.

2:12:48 | More details have surfaced about Vincent Jackson’s death from the hotel and his family has decided to donate his brain to CTE research. 

2:14:24 | An Orlando police officer issued a ticket for a faulty brake light…turned out to be a gift card to an auto parts store.

2:18:28 | The Mars Rover has completed its 293 million mile journey and provided its first photos of the red planet. 

2:19:19 | Would you take Richard Sherman back on the Hawks if the opportunity presented itself?

2:22:02 | Mitch ends the show with a tribute to Lindsay Larsen whose husband and podcast listener Chris mourns the loss of his wife to colon cancer with tremendous grace.    

Episode 130 – Russell's Uncertain Hawks Future & Dr. Osborne's Heart Healthy Tips

RUNDOWN 

Today’s show begins with Mitch recalling how much he hated driving to work in the snow while Scott shares an update about his long basketball weekend in Arizona. Then, the guys chat about Russell Wilson trade rumors, his salary implications, and pose a hypothetical deal with the Dolphins. Three guests are Dallas-based cardiologist Dr. John Osborne, recently retired former Hawks center Max Unger, and CBS Sports NFL writer Jason La Canfora. The “Other Stuff” segment includes topics ranging from James Paxton’s return, to a drunken sled accident in West Virginia, to a new industry of “lightly used” masks. Listen to find out!  

GUESTS

  • Dr. John Osborne | Cardiologist
  • Max Unger | Seahawks center 2009-2014
  • Jason La Canfora | CBS Sports NFL columnist & 105.7 The Fan – Baltimore

TABLE OF CONTENTS

0:00 | How is Scott faring after a weekend of wall-to-wall basketball in the desert while Mitch is buried under snow in Seattle?

7:17 | Mitch opens the mailbag from some faithful listeners of the show including reaction to the Chris Hansen interview in Episode 129.

25:04 | Hotshot encountered a few household names while in Arizona this weekend, but didn’t have the guts to talk to them. 

29:08 | Mitch explains Russell Wilson’s current salary cap situation and reveals interesting results about a hypothetical trade he posted on Twitter. 

59:33 | GUEST: Dr. John Osborne checks in to talk about the eye-opening facts about the prevalence of heart disease and the simple steps people can take for better health.

1:25:42 | GUEST: Max Unger jumps aboard to chat about his new retired lifestyle and shares some memories about his decade-long NFL career.

1:45:35 | GUEST: Jason La Canfora swings by to share some strong opinions about the rumblings about Russell’s discontent with the Seahawks.

2:12:18 | Taylor Swift is re-recording her hit songs because her former record label is protecting their rights to her tunes.

2:13:44 | The Big Maple is back after a stint with the Yanks and is likely to be slotted near the top of the M’s rotation.

2:19:24 | A freshman at WVU slammed into a police car while sledding down a hill in a laundry cart. 

2:23:09 | “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison and Justin Timberlake took to Twitter this week to issue apologies for recent scrutiny.

2:26:05 | Buyer beware if you buy a mask on Sniff’r or All Things Worn!

Episode 129 – Chris Hansen Breaks His Silence & Brady Hoists Seventh Lombardi

RUNDOWN 

Today’s show kicks off with Mitch lamenting some bad beats from his Sunday wagering. Then, the guys recap the highs and lows from Super Bowl LV both on and off the field. Three featured guests are Chris Hansen of Sonics Arena Investment Group, film director of Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream Michael Tollin, and Seattle Kraken reporter with The Athletic Ryan Clark. Later, Mitch and Scott riff about odds and ends including this year’s batch of Super Bowl ads, an Orlando TV reporter’s inadvertent mistake, and a thought on Russell Wilson trade rumors.

GUESTS 

  • Chris Hansen | Sonics Arena Investment Group 
  • Michael Tollin | Director of Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream
  • Ryan Clark | The Athletic Seattle Kraken reporter 

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

0:28 | Mitch shares his gambling results from Sunday…did he end up on the winning end?

23:08 | The guys share their takeaways from the 31-9 Bucs win over the Chiefs in the Super Bowl .

56:13 | GUEST: Chris Hansen joins the show to provide an update on his pursuit for a return of the NBA in Seattle and the associated arena considerations.

1:39:04 | GUEST: Michael Tollin shares some stories about the life of the late Henry Aaron as shown in his doc Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. 

2:07:01 | GUEST: Ryan Clark checks in as he returns to Seattle as the Kraken reporter with The Athletic for an overview of what to expect in year one for the franchise.

2:26:38 | What was your favorite Super Bowl ad this year?

2:36:43 | A Florida man…TV reporter Zach Maskavich caused quite a stir with the national anthem prop bet. 

2:44:10 | Aaron Donald was named defensive player of the year and it really wasn’t close, although J.J. Watt disagrees.

2:46:02 | Are we to believe that John Schneider really is hanging up the phone on all offers for Russell Wilson?  

Episode 128 – Catching Hank's 715th & Neuheisel's PAC-12 Commish Prospects

RUNDOWN

The show begins by Mitch explaining his concern with the raccoon roaming around in his backyard followed by a deep dive into a recent listener review about Hotshot. Then, they dig into their betting approach next Sunday, the Rams trade for Matt Stafford, and Griffey’s new front office MLB position. Today’s guests are former pitcher and Hammerin’ Hank’s teammate on the Braves Tom House, CBS Sports college football analyst Rick Neuheisel, and Jeff Dicks from our loyal sponsor Evergreen Gavekal. The “Other Stuff” segment covers a variety of topics including Nick Saban’s rock solid recruiting pitch, Patrick Reed’s latest rule fiasco, and a fishy lawsuit against Subway!

GUESTS

  • Tom House | Former MLB pitcher & teammate of Hank Aaron
  • Rick Neuheisel CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Jeff Dicks Evergreen Gavekal investments managing director

TABLE OF CONTENTS

6:54 | Hotshot’s sports fandom is questioned by a listener which the guys analyze the validity of the claim.

28:32 | The conversation with Charlie Plumb in Episode 127 is a must listen if you haven’t had a chance to catch the interview.   

36:47 | What is your betting strategy for the Super Bowl?

39:42 | The Rams have added Matt Stafford to an already well-balanced team which makes the NFC West arms race more competitive.

47:41 | Ken Griffey Jr. landed a new gig with Major League Baseball to raise youth interest in the sport. 

56:17 | GUEST: Tom House relives the iconic moment of the late Hank Aaron’s 715th home run which he caught and the magnitude of the moment.

1:20:42 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel shares final takeaways from the college football season and weighs in on the upcoming vacancy in the PAC12 commissioner’s chair.

1:43:15 | GUEST: Evergreen Gavekal’s managing director of investing Jeff Dicks explains the dynamics of the tumultuous week on Wall Street and the possible aftermath. 

2:04:05 | Nick Saban has a future in sales if this whole college football coaching thing doesn’t work out.

2:09:14 | Patrick Reed won the Farmers Insurance Open, but not without controversy as we’ve come to expect.

2:12:33 | Pope Francis is going to have a tough time with his newly prescribed diet of avoiding pizza and pasta.

2:14:10 | The world of college basketball said goodbye to the legendary John Chaney.   

2:18:16 | Subway is facing a lawsuit that claims their tuna sandwiches aren’t actually made with tuna.