Episode 206 – Russell's Return & Most Expensive Sports Memorabilia


Mitch had to call an audible on his Stump the Band question after the McManus missed kick! The guys chat about the Mariners who remain red-hot before volleying back and forth main takeaways from the much-anticipated return of Russell Wilson on Monday Night Football which lived up to the billing. A four pack of guests are Brady & Joe for the No-Table, Rick Neuheisel, and sports memorabilia collector Anthony Giordano. Topics during the “Other Stuff” segment range from Mitch’s film director acumen, Breanna Stewart’s uncertain future with the Storm, and a gross fake-teeth story!


  • Brady Henderson | ESPN’s NFL Nation Seahawks reporter
  • Joe Fann | WynnBet & Blue Wire podcast host
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Anthony Giordano | Sports card collector 


0:51 | Today’s Stump the Band question illustrates how stupid Nathaniel Hackett’s decision was to trot out his kicker for a 64 yard field goal in Seattle.

18:46 | As enjoyable as Monday night’s win was, the guys are also pretty pumped about the playoff-bound Mariners.

26:04 | Mitch and Hotshot run down their list of observations from Monday night’s win against Denver.

46:23 | GUEST: Brady Henderson & Joe Fann break join Mitch in the wee hours of the night following the memorable Monday night season opener against Russ and the Broncos.

1:14:57 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel jumps aboard to chat about the gutsy win by the Cougs and the dramatic victory for Alabama thanks to the leadership of Bryce Young.

1:43:47 | GUEST: Anthony Giordano shares the story of his Mickey Mantle card which just sold for a record $12.6 million.

2:06:17 | The guys close out the show with a mixed bag of stories such as the Huskies upcoming game against Sparty, Stewie’s undetermined career in Seattle, and Mitch’s denture story.

Episode 205 – Ichiro Girl & Calm Before the Storm


Today’s opening Stump the Band question should perk up the ears of any Mariners fan! Mitch also lays out the instructions for this year’s Beat the Boys contest before the guys chat about the red-hot stretch of M’s baseball, Huskies season opener, and Storm playoff game choke. Five guests on the show are “Ichiro Girl” Iris Skinner, Seahawks No-Table pillars Brady Henderson & Joe Fann, college football guru Rick Neuheisel, and longtime friend of the podcast Peter King from NBC Sports. To wrap up the show, the guys discuss Serena Williams’ legacy, more concerning Marshawn Lynch news, and blockage of a GoFundMe fundraiser for a local murder suspect.


  • Iris Skinner | “Ichiro Girl”
  • Brady Henderson | ESPN’s NFL Nation Seahawks reporter
  • Joe Fann | WynnBet & Blue Wire podcast host
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Peter King | NBC Sports national NFL writer 


3:22 | Today’s question for Stump the Band question has a simple premise, but a surprising answer.

20:29 | Ever since Mitch wrote off the M’s in June, the club has been on an absolute rampage.

24:57 | Will you boo or cheer for Russ when he makes his return to Seattle next Monday?

31:30 | Michael Penix Jr. made an impressive debut for the Dawgs which is discouraging for Sam Huard’s future at UW. 

41:50 | GUEST: Iris Skinner also known as “Ichiro Girl” jumps aboard to share her story of reuniting with the Mariners legend during his ceremonial weekend.

57:34 | GUEST: Brady Henderson & Joe Fann break down the final roster cuts heading into week one of the season and share their opinion on the Russell Wilson contract.

1:27:20 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel provides his takeaways from the first week of the college football season.

1:49:19 | GUEST: Peter King returns to provide his prediction for the NFL season to play in the Super Bowl including the victor.

2:12:52 | The “Other Stuff” segment features topics such as the lesser-known side of Serena, Marshawn Lynch’s latest vehicular issues, and GoFundMe putting the kibosh for an ongoing homicide suspect.

Episode 204 – Julio Here to Stay & Seahawks Roster Roulette


The guys kick off the show with a Stump the Band question per usual before Mitch describes his memorable return flight from Florida. Then, Mitch takes a deep dive on the Julio Rodriguez contract and his contention that it was a grand slam especially for the M’s. Featured guests are MLB analyst Steve Phillips, Brady & Joe for the No-Table, and longtime friend of the show Rick Neuheisel. To conclude the episode, the guys talk about odds and ends such as Ichiro’s speech, money matters across the world of sports, and Richard Simmons news.


  • Steve Phillips | Former Mets GM and current MLB analyst
  • Brady Henderson | ESPN’s NFL Nation Seahawks reporter
  • Joe Fann | WynnBet & Blue Wire podcast host
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst


2:28 | Julio Rodriguez is the topic of today’s opening Stump the Band question.

7:03 | There was a medical emergency on Mitch’s flight and it directly impacted him while sitting in the window seat.

32:35 | The hometown nine signed Julio Rodriguez to a 14 year deal which Mitch contends is very team friendly.

1:00:25 | GUEST: Steve Phillips answers the question as to how the Julio Rodriguez contract played out for the young star and the franchise simultaneously.

1:19:10 | GUEST: Brady Henderson & Joe Fann return with preseason football in the rearview mirror and the Seahawks facing final cutdowns heading into week one.

1:57:34 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel is back with college football officially underway to preview the season.

2:19:57 | Today’s “Other Stuff” topics include Ichiro’s hall of fame ceremony, big money being thrown around sports, and an update about the long lost Richard Simmons.

Episode 203 – The Groz Returns & Seahawks No-Table


After two weeks apart, Mitch and Hotshot are back together and begin the episode with a Stump the Band question. Scott also provides a recap of the Little League World Series experience in North Carolina. Main topics in the first segment include Seahawks prognostications and turning a new leaf on Robbie Ray. A four pack of guests are Dave Grosby, Brady Henderson & Joe Fann for the Seahawks No-Table, and ESPN NBA columnist Kevin Pelton. Before closing out, the guys volley a mixed bag of topics such as Marshawn’s DUI, a baseball player hitting a home run cycle, and Earl Thomas’ house fire. 


  • Dave Grosby | Former Seattle sports radio host
  • Brady Henderson | ESPN’s NFL Nation Seahawks reporter
  • Joe Fann | WynnBet & Blue Wire podcast host 
  • Kevin Pelton | ESPN NBA writer


1:25 | Is Hotshot rusty after a few weeks without Stump the Band? Nope!

17:04 | Are the Hawks more likely to go 5-12 or 8-9?

25:11 | Mitch decides he is done criticizing Robbie Ray…for now.

33:19 | GUEST: Back by popular demand, Seattle sports media veteran Dave Grosby joins the show for a Mariners & Seahawks state of the union discussion.

57:25 | GUEST: Brady Henderson & Joe Fann join Mitch to address the big question marks as the Hawks approach regular season play.

1:25:23 | GUEST: Kevin Pelton is back to recap the big Seattle hoops weekend with LeBron in town and the Storm heading to the WNBA Finals.

1:45:40 | The “Other Stuff” segment features stories ranging from Marshawn Lynch’s arrest, an impressive baseball feat, and more unfortunate Earl Thomas news.

Episode 202 – All Aboard Destination Greenville, North Carolina & LA Soundtrack of Summer


Mitch and Scott reunite and are eager to watch Issaquah play in the Little League World Series in Greenville, South Carolina! They briefly catch up on the Danny O’Neil and Jim Moore online feud, Mitch’s upcoming Nationals game, and SeaFair weekend. The guys also chat about celebrity clickbait and an interesting article about Shohei Ohtani. Today’s featured guests are former Dodgers GM Fred Claire, Mariners writer with Prospect Insider Jason Churchill, and ESPN Seahawks insider Brady Henderson. The show wraps up with “Other Stuff” stories ranging from Deshaun Watson’s suspension, to the wrath of Bill Belichick, to the divorce lawsuit with Kanye and Kim!


  • Fred Claire | Former Dodgers GM
  • Jason Churchill | Prospect Insider Mariners writer
  • Brady Henderson | ESPN’s NFL Nation Seahawks reporter


0:00 | Hotshot and Mitch might be more excited about Issaquah playing in the Little League World Series than the team!

29:30 | Are M’s fans going to be teased about potentially acquiring Shohei Ohtani for the next two years?

43:12 | GUEST: Former Dodgers general manager Fred Claire returns to the show for a remembrance of broadcast legend Vin Scully.

1:02:47 | GUEST: Jason Churchill is back with the M’s in a wildcard run and less than two months until the MLB postseason.

1:23:48 | GUEST: Brady Henderson hops aboard for a Seahawks camp update as the preseason approaches.

1:46:27 | Today’s “Other Stuff” topics include a story from Deshaun Watson’s six game ban, to a former Patriot and his fear of Coach Belichick, to Kanye West legal complications.

Episode 201 – M's Win Castillo Sweepstakes & Issaquah Little League World Series Bound


Hotshot is gearing up for a trip to North Carolina as the Issaquah All Stars are headed to the Little League Softball World Series and Mitch might even make an appearance! Since the guys convened last, the M’s picked up a new ace, but does the Tale of the Tape indicate it was worth it? A blended interview portion including C. Trent Rosecrans to chat about Luis Castillo followed by three of our favorite guest segments from over the years. The “Other Stuff” segment features topics such as Mitch’s rental car story, the lack of fervor for the upcoming Seahawks season, and Charles Barkley turning down LIV golf!


  • C. Trent Rosecrans | The Athletic Reds writer
  • Dave Grosby | Former Seattle sports radio host
  • Olin Kreutz | NFL center ’98-’11
  • Ginny Burton | Tacoma-native & UW class of 2021


0:00 | Scott’s prediction about Issaquah softball came true as the Little League All Stars are going to the World Series!

20:06 | The Mega Millions craze has come to an end as one lucky winner in Illinois picked the right numbers. 

23:10 | Mitch breaks down the Tale of the Tape for Luis Castillo and players the Mariners traded to the Reds.

49:10 | GUEST: C. Trent Rosecrans checks in to provide a scouting report of the Mariners latest acquisition Luis Castillo from Cincinnati.

1:01:29 | GUEST: Dave Grosby joined Mitch and Scott to tell some stories from their years in Seattle sports media as “The Groz” entered retirement.

1:53:45 | GUEST: Hawaiian football legend Olin Kreutz jumped aboard to chat about his memorable football career and challenges he faced along the way.

2:24:35 | GUEST: Perhaps the most memorable interview in Mitch Unfiltered history, Ginny Burton shares her story of overcoming years of drugs and violence to earning her degree from UW.

2:54:45 | The episode closes up with “Other Stuff” stories such Mitch’s gold Jaguar rental car, the lost enthusiasm for Seahawks camp, and Barkley declining a LIV Golf media deal.

Episode 200 – M's Cole Young Draft Profile & From Battlefield to Fairways


To kick off Episode 200, Danny O’Neil explains the rivalry between Oregon and Washington before the guys recall the unfortunate story of Ken Hamlin. Then, the guys dig into Danny’s online feud with Jim Moore, Julio’s wrist injury, and the Juan Soto sweepstakes. Four featured guests include Coach Andrew Heck, MLB draft expert Jim Callis, Army veteran Randy Shack, & film director Michael Tollin. Topics in today’s “Other Stuff” segment include a cricket gambling conspiracy, Tom Brady’s kind gesture to Kelsey Plum, and Charles Barkley taking the LIV money.


  • Andrew Heck | North Allegheny HS baseball coach
  • Jim Callis | MLB Pipeline senior writer
  • Randy Shack | U.S. Army veteran 
  • Michael Tollin | The Captain producer


0:00 | Danny O’Neil fills in for Hotshot who is in San Bernardino watching the Issaquah Little League All Stars.

7:56 | A random former Seahawk with a cautionary tale came to mind when Mitch was swimming laps.

29:00 | Danny explains the ongoing online beef he has with former co-worker Jim Moore.

41:27 | M’s fans are holding their breath about Julio’s wrist and the potential to acquire Juan Soto.

56:25 | GUEST: Coach Andrew Heck provides a scouting report of M’s first round selection Cole Young & Jim Callis follows up with a breakdown of the full 2022 Mariners draft class.

1:21:09 | GUEST: Andy Shack shares his inspiring story to becoming an Adaptive Open golfer after suffering injuries overseas in the U.S. Army.

1:42:32 | GUEST: Film producer Michael Tollin joins the show to discuss the origin story of The Captain and some interesting observations about Derek Jeter.

2:08:38 | The show wraps up with the “Other Stuff” segment with topics ranging from a cricket gambling scheme, Tom Brady’s care package to Kelsey Plum, and LIV Golf picking up Charles Barkley.

Episode 199 – Husky Athletics Question Marks & "Hiding In Plain Sight" Director's Cut


At the top of the show, Hotshot provides an update on the state champ Issaquah softball team before heading off to San Bernardino. Then, Mitch unveils his Stump the Band question of the day which dovetails into a funny Al Martin Story before jumping into the listener mailbag. Then, Mr. Playoffs explains the MLB postseason format and the guys discuss potential roster moves for the M’s. A four-pack of featured guests are Husky insider Christian Caple, filmmakers Chris & Erik Ewers, and long-distance runner Michael Wardian. The show closes with the “Other Stuff” segment which includes McDonalds observations, Zach Wilson’s romantic rumors, and John Daly’s eccentric attire at The Open Championship!


  • Christian Caple | The Athletic UW reporter
  • Chris & Erik Ewers | Hiding In Plain Sight directors
  • Michael Wardian | Ultra-marathoner


0:00 | Issaquah softball is state champs and Hotshot is headed to San Bernardino just in time for Episode 200.

7:19 | Today’s Stump the Band question is about the M’s which reminds Mitch of the infamous Al Martin story about USC.

33:35 | Mr. Playoffs explains how the MLB postseason works now with three wildcard slots and Mitch & Scott talk about the M’s roster heading into the trade deadline.

53:05 | GUEST: Christian Caple talks about the uncertain future for UW athletics with conference realignment and the QB battle heading into the 2022 season.

1:16:46 | GUEST: Film directors Chris and Erik Ewers chat about the new Ken Burns documentary Hiding In Plain Sight which discusses the rise of youth mental health issues.

1:44:29 | GUEST: Runner Michael Wardian swings by to share his story of running across the entire country and the highlights along the way.

2:08:38 | The “Other Stuff” segment features topics ranging from Mitch’s McDonalds observations, to Zach Wilson hot gossip, to John Daly’s Hooters pants!

Episode 198 – No Nay Never & Griner Arrest Escalates


Today’s show begins with a long-awaited playing of Wild Rover to celebrate the M’s winning streak before the guys share their takeaways from the interviews during Episode 197 and play Stump the Band. Then, Mitch describes a story from the weekend that is still weighing on his mind. A trio of guests are Steve Phillips, Vanderbilt professor Thomas Schwartz, and golf writer John Hawkins. The episode wraps up with the “Other Stuff” segment to chat about Jody Allen’s announcement about the family estate, Hotshot’s greatest strip club story, and some notable RIPs from last week. 


  • Steve Phillips | Former Mets GM and current MLB analyst 
  • Thomas Schwartz | Professor of History and Political Science at Vanderbilt University 
  • John Hawkins | Morning Read golf writer


0:00 | It’s high time that we begin the show with some “No Nay Never” as the Mariners continue to win!

7:11 | The interviews in Episode 197 ran the gamut and the guys reflect on the three guest segments.

16:46 | Today’s edition of Stump the Band features two questions by Mitch and one from Hotshot.

30:34 | Mitch observed a child being left inside a vehicle over the weekend and was unsure of how to handle the situation. 

45:56 | GUEST: Steve Phillips is back to share his general manager perspective on how the M’s front office should approach a long-term deal with Julio Rodriguez. 

1:02:32 | GUEST: Professor of History and Political Science at Vanderbilt University joins the show to discuss the current situation and possible outcomes for Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia. 

1:37:18 | GUEST: John Hawkins is back to preview The Open Championship at St. Andrews for the 150th edition of the tournament. 

2:12:57 | Today’s “Other Stuff” stories include news on the sale of Hawks & Blazers, an unforgettable strip club memory of Scott’s, and some recent celebrity passings.

Episode 197 – Neuheisel Assesses PAC12 Future & Bremerton's Coach Kennedy Wins Supreme Court Case


At the top of the show, the guys weigh in on fireworks before the traditional round of Stump the Band. Following the tease, Mitch gives a nod to an honest young man named Patrick before digging into an interesting question posed by Slickhawk about Julio Rodriguez. The three featured guests are Rick Neuheisel, former Bremerton football coach Joe Kennedy, & Rhonda Smith-Banchero a.k.a. “Paolo’s Mom”. The “Other Stuff” segment includes stories such as Drew Lock catching flak on Twitter, GrubHub making a rescue, and a man’s final sip of rum!


  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst
  • Joe Kennedy | Former Bremerton HS football coach
  • Rhonda Smith-Banchero | UW basketball alum & Mom of Paolo Banchero


2:05 | Hotshot studied hard for the opening Stump the Band question about Julio Rodriguez.

23:57 | Mitch gives a shout-out to Patrick who returned a lost wallet to the Levy household.

34:15 | The guys address a question inspired by Slick about how the M’s front office should address Julio Rodriguez’s emerging stardom.

54:37 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel checks in to discuss the shakeup to the PAC12 with USC and UCLA parting ways for the Big Ten.

1:12:49 | GUEST: Joe Kennedy joins the show to break down the recent Supreme Court case involving his prayer on the football field.

1:43:07 | GUEST: Rhonda Smith-Banchero checks chat about raising her son Paolo leading up to his number one selection in the 2022 NBA Draft.

2:12:57 | “Other Stuff” topics range from subtle pot shots at Drew Lock, a miracle courtesy of GrubHub, and a daughter’s final gift for her father!