Episode 288 – All Hell Has Broken Loose

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Mitch welcomes back broadcasting legend Verne Lundquist, who shares entertaining stories and reflects on his final Masters telecast. The episode also features a first-time appearance by Zach Vincej, manager of the Modesto Nuts, discussing the exciting prospects in the Mariners’ Class A squad. Additionally, the Mariners No-Table returns with Jason Churchill and Joe Doyle analyzing the Mariners’ recent performances against the Royals and Orioles and previewing the crucial upcoming series against the Yankees.

But before all, Hotshot shares the tech troubles in an Uber Eats Fiasco. As well, Mitch and Hotshot discuss the Seahawks schedule, and make a few unfiltered predictions.

In the Other Stuff Segment, Mitch and Hotshot discuss the hell that hath broken loose, Scottie Scheffler in jail, Caitlin Clark keeps losing, Kelsey Plum’s outfit, and much more.

 

GUESTS

 

Verne Lundquist | Retiring CBS Sports voice Verne Lundquist returns to “Mitch Unfiltered” to recap his final official trip to The Masters

Zach Vincej | Making his first appearance on the show, Zach Vincej, manager of the Modesto Nuts, talks about the excitement surrounding the Mariners’ Class A squad and their top prospects

Mariners No-Table | Featuring Jason Churchill from “Baseball Things” and Joe Doyle from “Over Slot,” the Mariners No-Table segment delves into the Mariners’ recent performances, the struggles of key players, and the upcoming series against the Yankees.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

0:45 | Uber Eats Fiasco: Hotshot shares a hilarious and relatable story about his first experience with Uber Eats, involving a lengthy wait for taco time, a missed tip, and a backup pizza order.

17:51 | Seahawks’ Home and Away Games: Mitch emphasizes the favorable scheduling of home games against strong AFC East teams (Bills and Dolphins) and away games against potentially weaker opponents (Patriots and Jets).

35:02 | GUEST: Verne Lundquist’s Final Masters Telecast: Verne shares his emotional journey and memorable moments from his 40th and final Masters telecast.

48:11 | Behind-the-Scenes Golf Gambling: Verne recounts humorous stories involving Brent Musburger and Pat Summerall, highlighting the gambling culture at CBS.

1:00:53 | GUEST: Zach Vincej discusses the promising young talent in the Mariners’ Class A squad and their potential future in Major League Baseball.

1:23:38 | GUEST: Mariners No-Table segment focuses on the Mariners’ offensive inconsistencies and key players’ performance issues.

1:32:11 | Injury Impact: Discussion on how injuries to players like Jorge Polanco and JP Crawford have affected the Mariners’ lineup.

1:37:54 | Upcoming Series Predictions: Joe Doyle and Jason Churchill make predictions for the Mariners’ upcoming games against the Yankees and Nationals.

1:50:29 | Other Stuff Segment: Scottie Scheffler in jail, Caitlin Clark keeps losing, Kelsey Plum’s outfit, Ben N Jen, Paul Skenes is incredible, Tom Brady regrets, Gayle King 69 year old swimsuit model, Seize the Grey, Tyson Fury, RIPs, Scott’s Silly Headlines

Episode 287 – Bo Jackson, Bubbling Bats & Brawls in Kent

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Mitch and HotShot discuss a recent incident at a softball tournament where HotShot had to break up a fight involving a drunk man harassing others, including children. Bo Jackson is king, and humble, as he explains his achievements to a young boy. The Roast of Tom Brady isn’t over yet; even a tweet from Eli Manning keeps the burn going.

Mitch welcomes back radio legend David Grosby to discuss various topics in Northwest sports; Seattle Mariners’ recent success, Seattle Seahawks’ recent draft picks and the uncertainty surrounding the quarterback position. As well, they hopefully discuss the potential return of NBA basketball to Seattle with Sonics’ comeback.

Mariners No-Table discuss Seattles’ recent performances, focusing on Julio Rodriguez’s improved hitting, bullpen issues, and prospects in the Modesto Nuts.

Mitch interviews Peter King, a retired NFL writer, after a long and successful run. The conversation touches on memorable players like Lawrence Taylor and Brett Favre, as well as the evolution of fantasy football. King also expressed strong opposition to the NFL’s proposed 18-game schedule.

In the Other Stuff Segment, Mitch and Scott discuss NFL schedule, OJ Simpson’s Autographed program being auctioned, and Mike Tyson’s raw meat diet fight preparation.

 

GUESTS

 

• Dave Grosby | Broadcasting Vet, Host Emeritus of Seattle Sports

• Mariners No-TableJason Churchill, Joe Doyle

• Peter King | American Sports Writer, NBC

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

0:00 | HotShot recounts intervening in a fight at a softball tournament, where a drunk man was causing trouble.

7:10 | Warm Up Audio: Mitch plays a clip of Bo Jackson explaining his sports achievements to a young boy, showcasing Bo’s modesty and the boy’s innocent disbelief.

16:10 | Tom Brady Roast continued…but seriously though.

29:56  | GUEST: Dave Grosby – “The Groz” – is back with Mitch to shoot the shit on everything Northwest sports. Mariners, Seahawks & the return of the Sonics… finally!

49:55 | GUEST: Mariners No-Table – Jason Churchill & Joe Doyle – The M’s struggle with the Twins and take 2 of 3 vs A’s. Is Julio finally coming alive, the Woo injury and more.

1:20:41 | GUEST: Peter King – NBC – recently retired after 40 years of covering the NFL. Peter & Mitch have an intriguing conversation about some of the biggest NFL stories of Peter’s time in the league including the creation of something called Fantasy Football.

1:45:14 | Other Stuff Segment: NFL schedule release, Seattle Seahawks schedule and opponents, Shohei Otani’s ex-translator pleading guilty to federal charges, Monty Harrison’s transition from baseball to college football, Bob Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo going Instagram official with her bf Breckin Meyer, OJ Simpson attending his daughter’s dance recital on the day of the murders, Autographed program from OJ Simpson being auctioned, Suspension of Indianapolis Star columnist Greg Doyle, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson fight announcement, Mike Tyson’s preparation for the fight including eating raw meat, RIPs.

Episode 286 – Seattle Mariners' Starting Pitchers AL's Most Dominant Force

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Let’s play…have you seen that classic rock band? Mitch and Hotshot discuss whether Bobby Knight might’ve been the greatest college basketball coach of all time. Mitch says sardonically, “stop me when I’m no longer impressing you with these Mariners starting pitchers’ stats,” who continue to blow minds!

Mitch talks with Travis Snider, a former MLB player and CEO of 3A Athletics, about the mission of his organization and dealing with emotional intelligence for young athletes, parents and coaches.

The praise for the Mariners’ bullpen continues as Jason Churchill and Joe Doyle join Mitch for an around-the-horn discussion, most recently the Mariners winning both series against the Braves and the Astros.

Mitch and Danny Kelly discuss the unique aspect of this years draft which focus on offensive players very heavily.

Horses, bees, Bea Arther, and much, much more, in the Other Stuff Segment.

 

GUESTS

 

• Travis Snider | “Lunchbox” former MLB outfielder (Blue Jays, Pirates, Orioles)

• Mariners No-TableJason Churchill, Joe Doyle

• Danny Kelly | NFL Staff Writer “The Ringer”

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

0:00 | From Twitter (X), have you seen that classic rock band?

8:10 | Bobby Knight was the greatest college basketball coach ever, even more so than John Wooden

22:41 | Mariners streak, is it over? Let’s start with the astounding Mariners pitchers!!! Logan Gilbert, Bryce Miller, Luis Castillo, George Kirby, Bryan Woo, Emerson Hancock

38:57 | GUEST: Travis Snider – former 1st round MLB draft choice (Blue Jays) out of Jackson High School (Mill Creek) – joins Mitch to discuss parenting in youth athletics. Are we helping our kids or putting too much pressure on them?

1:10:25 | GUEST: Jason Churchill, Joe Doyle & Mitch toss around the series wins against the Astros and Braves. Josh Rojas is surging. Julio is not. And Mariners starting pitching remains All-World.

1:43:17 | GUEST: The Ringer NFL writer – has plenty to say about the Seahawks 2024 Draft class. Was Murphy the correct pick at 16? Will Haynes start opening day at RT? Did Schneider fill any holes on day 3 of the draft?

2:02:36 | Other Stuff Segment: Kentucky Derby photo finish, Kraken coaching vacancy, Anthony Edwards the next MJ? Dave & Busters gambling, Ed Sheeran at In-N-Out, Dave Chappelle’s attacker, Naked Bea Arthur, RIP’s, Hot Shot headlines!!!

Episode 285 – Big Boy Byron Murphy & Historic Starting Pitching

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What’s impressive? Mariners starting pitchers impress everyone, hitters impress no one. Mitch and Hotshot show some love for the under-appreciated impressionists like Frank Caliendo. Mitch and Scott discuss Eugenio Suarez’s return to Seattle, analyzing his popularity despite average stats. They delve into the Seahawks’ NFL draft picks, praising their first-round defensive lineman selection but questioning later choices.

2024 Draft Class for the Seattle Seahawks: Mitch, Brian Nemhauser (Hawk Blogger), and Brady Henderson (ESPN.com) talk about Byron Murphy, Christian Haynes, Tyrese Knight, and Sataoa Laumea. The good, the bad, and what’s missing.

No-Table celebrates Mariners jump to 1st Place AL-West, starting with the historic starting pitchers. While the bats aren’t going quite yet, the upcoming series versus the Braves and Astros look promising. Joe Doyle and Jason Churchill provide stat-supported predictions for upcoming games.

Mitch, RJ, and Darren discuss various factors contributing to the Kraken’s struggles, including their inability to score goals, lack of consistent effort, injuries, coaching issues, and personnel challenges. They speculate on potential changes in the coaching staff and roster for the upcoming season, highlighting the need for improvement in player development and strategic decisions.

In the Other Stuff Segment, Mitch and Scott bounce through some recent blurbs, including Russell Wilson and Sierra’s home sale, Reggie Bush reclaiming his Heisman Trophy, and Sue Bird becoming a part-owner of the Seattle Storm. They also touch on Caitlin Clark’s lucrative sponsorship deal and the Seattle Kraken’s broadcasting changes.

 

GUESTS

 

• Seahawks No-Table | Brady Henderson (ESPN), Brian Nemhauser (Hawkblogger)

• Mariners No-TableJason Churchill, Joe Doyle

• Kraken No-Table | RJ Eskanos, Darren Brown

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

0:00 | Mariners starting pitchers historic run.

4:05 | Are impressionists underrated?

16:16 | Let’s talk about that “Big Boy Byron Murphy”

30:13  | GUEST: Seahawks No-Table – Brady Henderson (ESPN), Brian Nemhauser (Hawkblogger) & Mitch dissect the 3 days for the Hawks in the NFL Draft. From Byron Murphy II to Mike Jerrell and everyone in between.

1:01:20 | GUEST: Mariners No-Table – Jason Churchill, Joe Doyle & Mitch rehash the M’s historic stretch of starting pitching and the 4-2 week vs the Rangers and D-Backs which has Seattle atop the AL West

1:29:24 | GUEST: Kraken No-Table – RJ Eskanos, Darren Brown & Mitch try to understand the disappointing season for Seattle & answer the difficult questions about the coach’s future and offseason decisions.

1:56:33 | Other Stuff Segment: Russell Wilson’s Bellevue home, Reggie Bush’s Heisman, Sue Bird the WNBA owner, Kraken dump ROOT Sports, Kelsey Plum’s divorce, Scottie Scheffler’s caddy, Hot Shot Scott’s headlines.

Episode 284 – Mariners' Surge! Golf Prodigies, and NFL Draft BUZZZZ

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Is 15-year-old Korn Ferry golfer Miles Russell comparable to Tiger Woods’ son Charlie? How do we move from Brian Adams’ music career to NFL draft week? “Everything we do, we do it for you.”

David Riley, newly appointed Washington State University’s 20th head basketball coach, joins Mitch to discuss his new leadership role. The humble, hall-of-famer shares insightful plans for the WSU basketball program, his coaching legacy, and his strategy moving forward as he takes over the Cougars’ program after a terrific season ending in the NCAA Tournament’s second round.

Mitch Levy, Joe Doyle, and Jason Churchill discuss the Seattle Mariners’ recent 5-1 stretch against the Reds and Rockies. They ponder the possibility of the Mariners moving to the National League to improve their playoff chances. Mariners walks spike, and tech takes a backseat; the pitchers show muscle, but relief continues to wobble.

Sam Weinman, the digital editorial director and author of Golf Digest, finally had his name drawn in the media lottery at The Masters after nearly 15 years of entries, allowing him the rare chance to play Augusta National. Overwhelmed by the support from colleagues and friends, he faced the challenge of not having his own clubs and borrowing a set.

In the Other Stuff Segment, Hotshot Scott and Mitch discuss serious topics, such as the incident where the Jaguars general manager allegedly passed gas during a news conference. Of course, you can’t talk about sports without mentioning Caitlin Clark, Jim Harbaugh, Blake Griffin, Dickie Betts and more!

 

GUESTS

 

• David Riley | Washington State University [NEW] Basketball Coach

• Mariners No-TableMitch, Jason & Joe breakdown the terrific week for the M’s

• Sam Weinman | Digital Director of Golf Digest.com

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

2:22 | Is 15-year-old Korn Ferry golfer Miles Russell comparable to Tiger Woods’ son, Charlie?

13:15 | From Brian Adams to the NFL draft…a graceful transition! 

17:40 | Happy NFL Draft Week! 

38:00 | GUEST: David Riley, the new Washington State University basketball coach, takes over the Cougars’ program after their terrific season, which ended in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

57:31 | GUEST: Mariners No-Table: Mitch, Jason & Joe break down the terrific week for the M’s. 5 up and 1 down against the NL Reds & Rockies. Back to .500 and near the top of the AL West

1:25:25 | GUEST: Sam Weinman, digital director of GolfDigest.com, shares the thrill of being selected to play a round at Augusta National the day after The Masters completion.

1:51:36 | Other Stuff Segment: Caitlin Clark & the columnist, Bad week for the Porter’s, Robert Kraft backstabbed Bill Belichick, Will OJ’s estate pay the Goodman’s & Brown’s? Yuniesky Betancourt arrested, Blake Griffin retired, More Tori Spelling, RIP Whitey Herzog, RIP Roman Gabriel.

Episode 283 – OJ Jokes – Is It Too Soon?

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Is it too soon to joke about OJ? Mitch and Hotshot cover all the bases on Mariner’s ball, something the Mariners continue to struggle with. The conversation then turns to a more serious topic as Mitch and Hotshot discuss the delicate issue of handling accusations of sexual assault involving college athletes, specifically the case of Tybo Rogers from the University of Washington football team.

Mitch chats with Matt Logie, Montana State basketball coach whose Mercer Island Washington roots helped shape him as a coach and a man. Matt’s grandfather, coach and inspiration was Legendary Islanders coach Ed Pepple. Mariners No-Table – Joe Doyle, Jason Churchill & Mitch breakdown the Mariner’s series losses to the Blue Jays and Cubs. Julio is struggling. Bryce Miller is surging and Seattle is losing sight of .500 baseball. John Hawkins, longtime golf scribe, discusses Masters champion Scottie Scheffler & the chasers falling by the wayside. Is Scheffler the most dominant #1 since Tiger. And what about Woods future, Rory’s difficulty & is the LIV vs PGA hurting the game of golf?

Other stuff segment includes the SNL cameo by Caitlin Clark, Greg Norman’s struggle getting a Master’s ticket, Shohei’s interpreter in ankle shackles, Olympic wrestler brided to lose, and Bellevue product to coach Kentucky.  

GUESTS

• Matt Logie | Montana State Basketball
• Mariners No-Table | Joe Doyle, Jason Churchill
• John Hawkins | Longtime Golf 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

4:13 | Is it too soon to use OJ Simpson jokes for headlines? Innocent or guilty, we’re still debating this?

20:45 | The Mariners look worse than ever (6-10-0). Can they get going offensively? Some astonishing stats that don’t make the Mariners look good.

24:00 | Mitch and Hotshot discuss the Tybo Rogers rape allegations. How do we handle this?

34:03 | GUEST: Matt Logie – Montana State basketball coach whose Mercer Island Washington roots helped shape him as a coach and a man. Legendary Islanders coach Ed Pepple was Matt’s grandfather, coach & inspiration.
52:42 | GUEST: Mariners No-Table – Joe Doyle, Jason Churchill & Mitch breakdown the M’s series losses to the Blue Jays and Cubs. Julio is struggling. Bryce Miller is surging and Seattle is losing sight of .500 baseball.

1:16:26 | GUEST: John Hawkins – longtime golf scribe – discusses Masters champion Scottie Scheffler & the chasers falling by the wayside. Is Scheffler the most dominant #1 since Tiger. And what about Woods future, Rory’s difficulty & the LIV vs PGA hurting the game of golf?

1:36:08 | Other stuff segment: SNL cameo by Caitlin Clark, Greg Norman’s struggle getting a Master’s ticket, Shohei’s interpreter in ankle shackles, Olympic wrestler bribed to lose, and Bellevue product to coach Kentucky.

Episode 282 – Caitlin Clark Every Record But A Championship & Bryce Miller’s Killer Splitter Enough To Carry Mariners?

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Mitch and Scott delve into the increasing attention on women’s college basketball, GOAT Caitlin Clark, NCAA women’s championship game and the controversy over officiating calls. Though Mariners have a typical slow start, Bryce Miller’s Killer Splitter is beyond impressive.

Steve Phillips – former NY Mets GM & current baseball voice of Sirius/XM & the MLB Network. Mitch & Steve hash out the first 10 days of the MLB season including the Mariners looking like the same old Mariners. But does Steve still like them to make the playoffs?

Brian Nemhauser – popular Hawkblogger on social media. Brian joins the show without Brady Henderson to discuss his new podcast content & what the Seahawks are looking to accomplish in the upcoming draft.

Mariners No-Table – Joe Doyle, Jason Churchill & Mitch on the blah start for the Mariners. But is it likely to turn around? Will the M’s bats come alive? Is Bryce Miller’s new split finger pitch the story of the M’s staff? Plus much more.

 

GUESTS

• Steve Phillips | Former NY Mets GM, Voice of Sirius/XM & the MLB Network. 

• Brian Nemhauser | Hawkblogger on Social Media, Podcaster

• Mariners No-Table | Joe Doyle, Jason Churchill

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

2:15 | Tune-in to Mariners or NCAA Women’s Championship? Caitlin Clark! 

5:55 | Women’s Sports continue ratings bumps.

17:17 | 10 days into the season and we have Mariners fatigue!

27:02 | GUEST: Steve Phillips & Mitch hash out the first 10 days of the MLB season including the Mariners looking like the same old Mariners.

49:35 GUEST: Brian Nemhauser joins the show without Brady Henderson to discuss his new podcast content & what the Seahawks are looking to accomplish in the upcoming draft.

1:20:15 GUEST: Mariners No-Table | Joe Doyle, Jason Churchill & Mitch on the blah start for the Mariners. Is Bryce Miller’s new split finger pitch the story of the M’s staff?

1:48:03 | Other Stuff Segment: Seattle Mariners’ struggles, Bronny James entering NBA draft and transfer portal, NFL over/unders, Seahawks set at 7.5 wins, Dodgers fan unhappy with lowball offer for Ohtani’s home run ball, Victor Wemben Yama’s impressive basketball performance, Retirement of Pat Sajak from Wheel of Fortune, headlines about an airplane passenger, pasta songs, fossil discovery, and Bible incident at Walgreens.

Episode 281 – Gotta Love the Madness & Baseball's Opening Day

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Mitch and Hotshot have a whirlwind discussion, from the trials and tribulations of a freshman softball player’s concussion to the comedic banter surrounding Marv Albert impersonations. Of course, what’s March without the MADNESS? NCAA tournament discussions, there’s never a dull moment.

 

Mitch chats with Andy Pollin, longtime Washington DC radio personality, about the confounding Seahawks acquisition of QB Sam Howell. Mike DiRocco, ESPN Jaguars insider, analyzes what the Seahawks are getting in new safety Rayshawn Jenkins. Sal Capaccio, WGR Radio Buffalo, gives a thumbnail look at new Seahawks LB Tyrel Dodson, who comes to Seattle from Buffalo. Alain Poupart, SI Miami, talks about Jerome Baker joining the Seahawks as Jordyn Brooks bolts for Miami. Did the Hawks get the better of 2 LBs? Tom Grossi, Comedian/YouTube personality, traveled to all 30 NFL stadiums in 30 days to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Center and has lots of fun stories to share. 

 

GUESTS

 

• Andy Pollin | ESPN 630 AM DC on the Seahawks’ acquisition of QB Sam Howell.

• Mike DiRocco | ESPN Jaguars insider analyzing Seahawks’ new safety Rayshawn Jenkins.

• Sal Capaccio | WGR Radio Buffalo gives a thumbnail look at new Seahawks LB Tyrel Dodson.

• Alain Poupart | Sports Illustrated Miami, did the Hawks get the better of 2 LBs?

• Tom Grossi | Comedian/YouTube personality traveled to 30 NFL stadiums in 30 days for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center.  

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

0:00 | Is that Marv Albert? And the Overlay of Houston (area code 281), and the celebrities that came from the capital of humidity. 

18:48 | Ahh, yes, The Breakfast Club. And the important stuff – Baseball’s Opening Day!!! 

24:20 | Shohei Ohtani, guilty or not?

33:43 | GUEST: Andy Pollin discusses the Seahawks’ acquisition of QB Sam Howell.

45:58 | GUEST: Mike DiRocco analyzes what the Seahawks are getting in new safety Rayshawn Jenkins. 

54:41 | GUEST: Sal Capaccio gives a thumbnail look at the new Seahawks LB Tyrel Dodson.

1:03:50 | GUEST: Alain Poupart talks about Jerome Baker joining the Seahawks as Jordyn Brooks bolts for Miami. Did the Hawks get the better of 2 LBs?

1:14:24 | GUEST: Tom Grossi traveled to 30 NFL stadiums in 30 days for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center and had a ton of great stories.

1:37:30 | Other Stuff Segment: Where will WSU coach Kyle Smith land? UW? The NCAA Tournament referee was removed mid-game. Yale band stays home; Idaho fills in. Michael Jordan wins again! “Niners Tears” milk is now available. RIPs. Hot Shot’s headlines.

Episode 280 – March Madness & A Seahawks Facelift…But Do They Look Better?

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Mitch’s attention might waiver throughout the Seahawks conversation due to the breaking news: Tony Orlando is performing his last concert. Of course, Mitch and Hotshot discuss March Madness, and even before buzzer-beaters, there are four exciting stories, including the firing of one coach after leading them to the tournament. Mitch speculates that the Seahawks’ offseason moves might not be about immediate success. 

Guests Brady Henderson (ESPN) and Brian Nemhauser (Hawkblogger) dissect everything the Seahawks have (and have NOT) done in free agency over the last week. Mitch talks with Coach Donnie Jones about leading Stetson University Hatters to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. Mitch also talks with Coach Preston Spradlin of Morehead State, who went from dorm janitor to the coach of a team headed to the Big Dance. In the last interview, Coach Matt Langel of Colgate University talks about turning big finance jobs away from The Wharton School of Business to guide the Raiders to their 4th consecutive NCAA Tournament.

GUESTS

• Seahawks No-Table | Brady Henderson (ESPN), Brian Nemhauser (Hawkblogger) 

 • Donnie Jones | Stetson University coach who guided the Hatters to their first EVER NCAA Tournament appearance. 

 • Preston Spradlin | Morehead State coach who went from a dorm janitor to the coach of a team headed to the Big Dance 

 • Matt Langel | Colgate University hoops coach who turned away big finance jobs out of The Wharton School of Business to guide the Raiders to their 4th consecutive NCAA Tournament

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1:10 | Mitch expresses concern about Tony Orlando performing his last concert at the Mohican Sun in Connecticut. You know Tony Orlando, right?

6:22 | Mitch and Hotshot Scott discuss the NCAA tournament brackets and Montana State…?

14:35 | Mitch and Hotshot Scott …sing Melissa Manchester

15:41 | Mitch discusses the excitement of March Madness, highlighting surprising outcomes in college conference tournaments, such as Dan Monson being fired despite leading the Long Beach team into March Madness. 

22:00 | The conversation shifts to the Seattle Seahawks’ offseason moves, with Mitch summarizing notable signings and departures at various positions, suggesting that the team prioritizes long-term sustainability over immediate success, possibly influenced by the change in the coaching staff.

32:58 | GUEST: Seahawks No-Table – Brady Henderson (ESPN), Brian Nemhauser (Hawkblogger) & Mitch thoroughly dissect everything the Seahawks have (and haven’t) done in free agency over the last week. 

1:02:40 GUEST: Donnie Jones – Stetson University coach who guided the Hatters to their first EVER NCAA Tournament appearance. 

1:18:01 GUEST: Preston Spradlin – Morehead State coach who went from a dorm janitor to the coach of a team headed to the Big Dance 

1:36:55 GUEST: Matt Langel – Colgate University hoops coach who turned away big finance jobs out of The Wharton School of Business to guide the Raiders to their 4th consecutive NCAA Tournament

1:57:40 | Other Stuff Segment: Aaron Donald retires, Dak Prescott sues accuser, Darryl Strawberry’s heart attack, 3 more In-N-Out stories, Richard Pryor’s home, Orange Julius, Bruno Marsh gambling debt…and more!

Episode 279 – NBA Media Rights Deal Targets Seattle In Expansion? Randy Mueller on Michael Penix Jr. and Rome Odunze

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Mitch dons his “Mr. Salary” & “Mr. NBA Expansion” caps – the Seahawks’ salary cap facelift and the timeline for the NBA’s return to Seattle. Randy Mueller, a 30-year NFL executive and former GM of the Saints & Dolphins and 2000 NFL Executive of the Year, previews next month’s draft; Michael Penix Jr, Rome Odunze. Plus, thoughts on the Seahawks offseason & Russell Wilson’s next destination. Mike Vorkunov – The Athletic NBA Business writer, examines the NBA’s road to expansion in Seattle. Isaac Jones – Washington State hoops starter – on the Cougar’s incredible season, his crazy journey in the Northwest & overcoming the odds to star for 1 of the unexpectedly great stories in college basketball. Mitch reflects upon the passing of Chris Mortensen.

The ”Other Stuff” segment highlights Mike Tyson entering the ring at 57, and Roger Clemens taking the mound at 61.

GUESTS

Randy Mueller | NFL Executive and Former GM of the Saints & Dolphins

Mike Vorkunov | The Athletic NBA Business Writer

Isaac Jones (13) | NCAA Washington State Forward

TABLE OF CONTENTS

0:00 | Mitch talks about area code 279, founding city of Tower Records, and list of notables from Sacramento.

9:46 | Chris Mortensen takes “nice guy” to a new level, “what time and when?”

21:45 | Mitch dons his “Mr. Salary” & “Mr. NBA Expansion” caps, restructuring Tyler Lockett’s contract.

35:00 | NBA expansion to 32 teams focuses on Las Vegas and Seattle based on what two factors?

52:26 | GUEST: Randy Mueller talks about next month’s NFL draft, Michael Penix Jr. and Rome Odunze.

1:02:39 | Rome Odunze might go higher than Marvin Harrison Jr., according to Randy.

1:12:54 | GUEST: Mike Vorkunov examines the NBA’s road to expansion in Seattle.

1:21:00 | Maybe the NBA would go global, like Mexico City?

1:27:45 | GUEST: Isaac Jones on the Cougar’s incredible season and his crazy journey in the Northwest.

1:42:05 | The “Other Stuff” segment opens by reflecting on Mike Hopkins. 

1:50:10 | 2 Mariners trades have opposite outcomes. Ryne Stanek is a nice addition.

1:52:40 | Mike Tyson enters the ring at 57, and Roger Clemens takes the mound at 61.