Episode 153 – Seahawks Training Camp No-Table & Sharp Football Analysis


To kick things off, the guys weigh in on the new Jeopardy! host and also outline the next few weeks of shows before opening the listener mailbag. Then, Mitch and Scott chat about the gold medal sweep for USA Basketball, Steve Hutchinson’s hall of fame induction, and troubling Richard Sherman news. Lots of guests today beginning with Hawks insiders Brady Henderson & Joe Fann followed by football expert analyst Warren Sharp and sports science doctor at St. Catherine University Rebecca Busanich. The “Other Stuff” segment covers a lot of ground including Josh Allen & Steph Curry contracts, the late Paul Allen’s recently sold yacht, and a growing trend of showering less! 


  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider
  • Joe Fann | Seattle sports writer 
  • Warren Sharp | Sharp Football Analysis
  • Dr. Rebecca Busanich | Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Studies at St. Catherine University


2:02 | Mitch sets the table for the next few weeks of scheduling for the podcast with football season coming up.

17:03 | Congratulations to Team USA basketball for sweeping gold on the mens and womens side.

19:24 | Did you catch the Steve Hutchinson Hall of Fame speech and his comments about Seattle?

30:24 | Details have surfaced about Richard Sherman’s mental struggles that preceded his recent arrest that are troubling.

36:41 | GUESTS: Brady Henderson and Joe Fann hop aboard for a Training Camp No-Table to talk about standouts and possible holdouts. 

1:10:13 | GUEST: Warren Sharp returns to provide a sneak preview to his renowned Sharp Football Analysis 2021 Football Preview

1:35:19 | GUEST: Dr. Rebecca Busanich joins the show to break down the mental health issues illuminated by prominent athletes.

1:53:29 | Josh Allen just inked a deal with the Bills that matches what Tom Brady has made throughout his entire career.

1:58:59 | OJ Simpson is avoiding Los Angeles out of fear for running into Nicole Brown’s killer. 

2:02:19 | Vanessa Bryant and her mother settled on a frivolous lawsuit about “unpaid work” aka spending time with grandchildren.

2:05:22 | Paul Allen’s yacht sold for a shabby $300 million complete with a pizza oven. 

2:07:54 | Bryson DeChambeau is being scolded by the PGA for not yelling “fore” during errant drives.

2:12:01 | Jake Gyllenhaal is joining the growing movement of bathing less which grosses Mitch out.

Episode 152 – Mitch's Vacation Wish List & Dipoto Deadline Report Card


The show kicks off with a Stump the Band question for Scott about NFL quarterbacks followed by some listener emails.
Then the guys delve into a discussion about media subscription overload, Mitch’s ground rules during his vacation, and reaction to the M’s trades prior to the trade deadline. Three “Best Of” guests are retired Navy captain Charlie Plumb, longtime Seattle sports media figure Jim Moore, & television actress & teacher Nicci Carr. Later, the guys weigh in on miscellaneous topics ranging from Hawks training camp to Evander Kane’s betting investigation, to ScarJo’s lawsuit with Disney. Enjoy!


  • Charlie Plumb | Retired United States Navy Captain
  • Jim Moore | Former Seattle sports radio personality
  • Nicci Carr | TV actress


0:00 | With coronavirus running through the Vikings quarterback room, which familiar face will be taking snaps in training camp?

3:30 | The guys open up the listener mailbag for some Unfiltered feedback.

17:03 | If someone is listening to Mitch Unfiltered for the first time, they’ll be interested to know how Scott earned the nickname “Hotshot”

20:33 | How much money would we save if we all just cancelled our monthly media subscriptions? 

27:10 | Mitch makes his long-awaited return to air travel for a vacation and he has a few simple requests while he’s gone.

41:08 | With the MLB trade deadline in the rearview mirror, did Dipoto do the right thing to balance the present with the future?

51:53 | GUEST: Charlie Plumb tells his story of surviving six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam after his fighter jet was shot down over Hanoi.

1:29:41 | GUEST: Jim Moore jumps aboard to share some memories during his career as a sports writer and radio personality in Seattle.

2:09:00 | 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.

2:31:16 | There is a new leader in the clubhouse for highest valued football card which will blow your mind.

2:33:13 | Seahawks training camp is underway and early storylines include an Eskridge injury and Taylor expectations.

2:40:48 | Evander Kane is facing serious allegations about sports gambling against his own team…by his wife! 

2:44:46 | Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for fifty million smackers for their streaming release of Black Widow after being promised a theatrical debut. 

Episode 151 – Olympic Gold Medalist Dan O'Brien & Jamal Adams Contract Crystal Ball


To kick off today’s show, Mitch scours through a pile of minidisks of interviews from years gone by before Scott chats about his afternoon at the T-Mobile Park followed by a opening of the Mitch Unfiltered mailbox. Then, the guys discuss the embarrassing start for Team USA basketball with a loss to France and the scrutiny aimed at the Kraken front office for their expansion draft selections. Three guests are 1996 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Dan O’Brien, former Seahawks executive Randy Mueller, and MLB draft expert Jim Callis. The “Other Stuff” segment features a variety of topics including an NFL training camp attendee watch, the ageless Nelson Cruz, and Bill Walton placing personal treasures up for sale!


  • Dan O’Brien | 1996 Olympic gold medal decathlete
  • Randy Mueller | NFL Executive of the Year (2000)
  • Jim Callis | MLB Pipeline senior writer


0:00 | Does anyone have a minidisk player so Mitch can listen to his pile of interview files from the past 25 years?

4:40 | Why the heck did it take Scott eight hours to go to a baseball game on Sunday?

9:49 | Listeners don’t hold back with today’s reading of the mailbag!

23:34 | Mitch hasn’t caught a minute of Olympics coverage yet, but maybe that’s a good thing considering the hoops team lost to France.

27:19 | Kraken insiders are skeptical about the crop of players the franchise selected for their inaugural season.

36:50 | GUEST: Dan O’Brien shares his story as a kid from Portland that became an Olympic gold medalist in the 1996 games in Atlanta.

1:15:09 | GUEST: Randy Mueller jumps aboard to chat about top Hawks training camp stories including Jamal Adams’ contract situation.

1:37:56 | GUEST: Jim Callis weighs in on the 2021 MLB Draft class including M’s top pick out of high school Harry Ford.

1:54:00 | Which notable NFL contract-seekers will or will not show up to training camp?

1:57:51 | It sure would be nice if the Mariners still had Boomstick in their lineup, even at age 41.

2:03:11 | The NFL is cracking down on coaches and players that refuse to get vaccinated.

2:08:02 | Bill Russell is auctioning off his NBA memorabilia which makes Mitch sad, but also interested.

Episode 150 – Richard Sherman Issues Apology & What's The Hubbub With Bubble Tea


Today’s episode begins with Hotshot explaining the bubble tea phenomenon which seems to have sprung up out of nowhere. Then, the guys provide their takeaways from the Richard Sherman incident and the lasting impact it will have for him and his family. Three best-of guests are local golfing legend Fred Couples, singer-songwriter Gary Portnoy, and author Larry “Ratso” Sloman. Later, Mitch and Scott chat about a variety of topics ranging from cardboard beds to the shooting at the Nationals game to stolen teeth!


  • Fred Couples | PGA golfer
  • Gary Portnoy | Singer-songwriter
  • Larry “Ratso” Sloman | co-author of Mike Tyson autobiography Undisputed Truth


0:00 | What the heck is bubble tea and since when were they built at every street corner in sight?

21:36 | Richard Sherman broke his silence about his incident and has revealed some mental issues he is dealing with.  

41:21 | GUEST: 1992 Masters Champion Fred Couples joins the show to shares some memories from his countless rounds at Augusta. 

1:13:25 | GUEST: Gary Portnoy tells the story of creating the iconic theme song to Cheers “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”. 

1:42:42 | GUEST: Larry Sloman steps in the ring to weigh in on Mike Tyson’s return to the ring after a 15-year hiatus.  

2:13:08 | Which did you enjoy more…Shark Week or The Open Championship.

2:18:24 | There is a rumor swirling around that the beds in Tokyo are made of cardboard to keep the Olympics athletes socially distanced.

2:25:03 | A shooting at Nationals Park revealed the heroism of Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado.

2:29:56 | A woman in Nevada planned her grand robbery…at a dentist office. 

Episode 149 – College Athletes Takin' Care of Business & Steve Phillips All-Star Break Chat


At the top of the show, the guys announce details for Mitch’s Open Championship presented by Fireside Home Solutions. Then, they jump into discussion about Mitch’s round of golf with a Seattle Sounder (unknowingly), DK’s next sprint challenge, and Charles Barkley’s losing bet. Today’s guests are college football lineman Dillan Gibbons, co-founder of Dreamfield.co Luis Pardillo, and former MLB executive Steve Phillips. The “Other Stuff” segment features a variety of topics such as energy drinks, space travel, and carnival ride malfunctions!


  • Dillan Gibbons | Florida State offensive lineman
  • Luis Pardillo | Co-founder & CEO of Dreamfield.co
  • Steve Phillips | Former Mets GM and current MLB analyst


3:44 | Get your picks in for Mitch’s Open Championship powered by Fireside Home Solutions for great prizes!

16:01 | Mitch played in a golf scramble at Maplewood Golf Course with a pro athlete…which he was completely unaware of.

25:14 | Would you take DK Metcalf or Tyreek Hill in a 100 meter dash?

28:24 | The American Century Classic celebrity golf tournament resulted in a wager by Charles Barkley which didn’t quite cash in.

39:36 | GUEST: Florida State lineman Dillan Gibbons swings by to discuss how he is applying the new name, image, and likeness ruling for charitable endeavors.

58:47 | GUEST: Luis Pardillo joins the show to chat about his business Dreamfield.co which helps college athletes engage in sensible business deals with companies.

1:17:44 | GUEST: Steve Phillips returns for an MLB All Star Break check-up to chat about the suddenly hot M’s and the Trevor Bauer story.

1:35:32 | Mitch pays off the trivia question he teased in Episode 148P.

1:43:00 | Team Nigeria edged Team USA basketball in an exhibition…put the college kids in! 

1:46:22 | What’s up with billionaires going into space all of a sudden?

1:51:33 | Not only is she the National Spelling Bee champion, but Zaila Avant-Garde has a future in basketball too! 

1:54:49 | A Michigan carnival ride nearly tipped over, but some brave bystanders jumped into action to help.

Episode 148 – Hotshot Returns from Hawaii & Mickelson Pissed At Motor City Media


The boys are back together again and catch up after Hotshot’s Hawaiian adventure. Then, the guys dive into some baseball chatter heading toward the All Star Break including the M’s and Trevor Bauer story and the latest media drama involving Phil Mickelson. Three hand-picked “Best Of Mitch Unfiltered” guest segments today are the interviews with legendary QB Jim McMahon, inspiring head basketball coach at NC Central LeVelle Moton, and composer of Roundball Rock John Tesh. Today’s “Other Stuff” segment includes topics such as Trevor Lawrence’s money-making potential, fireworks, and Sha’Carri Richardson’s weed ban by the Olympics. 


  • Jim McMahon | Super Bowl winning NFL quarterback (released on June 29, 2020 – Episode 98)
  • LeVelle Moton | NC Central men’s basketball coach (released on June 1, 2020 – Episode 96)
  • John Tesh | Music composer & author of autobiography Relentless (released on April 20, 2020 – Episode 88)


0:00 | Hotshot is golden brown after a week of basking in the Hawaiian sun.

15:15 | How many more years of Mitch Unfiltered until Scott quits hearing “Hey, what every happened to Mitch Levy?” from random people? 

38:21 | Does the winning by the Mariners take away the sting of seeing Mike Zunino receive the All-Star nod?

46:14 | Outspoken Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is facing serious allegations of domestic violence.

50:31 | Fresh off his PGA Championship victory, Phil is upset with Detroit media after a recent hit piece outlining a 2007 gambling incident. 

59:30 | GUEST: Jim McMahon drops by to share some classic stories from his memorable football career.

1:34:09 | GUEST: College hoops coach LeVelle Moton shares his experience involving excessive force during a traffic stop.    

2:06:54 | GUEST: John Tesh jumps aboard to chat about autobiography Relentless which details his entertainment career and battles with cancer & addiction.

2:35:15 | Trevor Lawrence inked his first pro deal with over $24 million guaranteed.

2:38:10 | The tragic death of Matiss Kivlenieks reminds Mitch why he wrap his arms around the love of lighting off fireworks.

2:43:43 | The NCAA is taking a step into unchartered waters by allowing athletes to make money using their name, image, and likeness. 

2:45:06 | Pretty much everyone has jumped to Sha’Carri Richardson’s defense about her marijuana suspension for the Olympics. 

Episode 147 – Graduating From Addiction & Openly Gay Football Pioneer Scott Frantz


At the beginning of the show, Mitch welcomes his special co-host while Hotshot is sunbathing in Hawaii…Joe Fann! Then, the guys riff about Seahawks tidbits, a facepalm-worthy fan moment at the Tour de France, and Kelenic’s road back to the show. Three guests are recent UW grad and former drug addict Ginny Burton, openly gay college football player from Kansas State Scott Frantz, and TV actor Ted Lange most prominently known as Isaac the Bartender from The Love Boat. As always, the show wraps with the “Other Stuff” segment with featured topics such as Superman’s nephew, Taijuan Walker, and Kevin Durant’s petty personality on display.


  • Ginny Burton | Tacoma-native & UW class of 2021
  • Scott Frantz | Former Kansas State offensive lineman
  • Ted Lange | TV actor/director on The Love Boat


0:00 | Esteemed member of the Seahawks No-Table Joe Fann joins Mitch Unfiltered in the virtual co-host chair in Cabo. 

16:27 | Who the heck is Dave Hakstol? Apparently the first head coach of The Kraken.

23:57 | Should the Hawks offer a return-to-home deal for Bellevue HS alum and free agent David DeCastro?

26:06 | A sign-holding spectator at the Tour de France got too close to the action and caused a massive crash.

30:59 | An ejection of Mariners pitcher Hector Santiago earned him a spot in the record book of MLB notoriety. 

43:27 | GUEST: Recent UW grad Ginny Burton shares her incredible story of overcoming homelessness and drug addiction to turning her life around with a college degree.

1:17:49 | GUEST: Scott Frantz weighs in on Carl Nassib’s announcement as a gay man in the NFL and recalls when he told his teammates at Penn State.

1:36:59 | GUEST: Ted Lange hops aboard to share some memories as a cast-member in The Love Boat.

2:04:51 | Seven year old Tom claimed his uncle is Superman…turns out he wasn’t wrong since he is the nephew of Henry Cavill.

2:06:29 | While Jacob deGrom is dominating every batter that steps up to the plate, fellow Met and for Mariner Taijuan Walker is having a heck of a season as well.

2:12:47 | North Carolina State baseball is stunned after finding out their College World Series bid is dashed thanks to COVID.  

2:16:48 | Scottie Pippen is throwing shade at sensy-poo Kevin Durant for his inability to play team basketball. 

Episode 146 – Restoring Heroes Lives Through Movement & Irreverent Executive David Samson


Today’s show begins with hostile mailbag reading about Mitch’s Costco story and a recap of Father’s Day weekend. Then, the guys react to John Rahm’s emotional U.S. Open win before discussing Seahawks summer headlines and the red-hot Mariners. Three featured guests are NFL vet and Adaptive Training Foundation founder David Vobora, former MLB exec & current host of Nothing Personal with David Samson podcast David Samson, & Juanita pitcher Nick Taylor. Finally, in the “Other Stuff” segment, a variety of topics are brought to the table including McDonalds fights, an imposter Andy Reid, and butt-enhancing leggings! 


  • David Vobora | NFL veteran & Adaptive Training Foundation founder
  • David Samson | Former MLB executive
  • Nick Taylor | Juanita HS pitcher


0:00 | Mitch braces himself for shots from the peanut gallery criticizing his Costco antics.

5:32 | Hotshot spent the weekend watching some action-packed youth softball.

24:46 | The guys share their takeaways from John Rahm’s thrilling U.S. Open victory at Torrey Pines.

33:21 | The Seahawks summer is officially underway with some contract question marks lingering.

40:09 | Don’t look now, but this young Mariners squad is quietly piling up wins!

50:56 | GUEST: Retired NFL player David Vobora shares his inspirational story from facing death after his career to channeling his passion toward a rehabilitation gym for military vets.

1:11:07 | GUEST: Former MLB front office executive and current podcast host David Samson checks in to discuss injuries, call-ups, and cheating currently facing the game. 

1:35:25 | GUEST: Juanita High School grad Nick Taylor swings by to talk about overcoming adversity and emerging as a top pitcher in the state.   

1:51:05 | The Bronx Bombers ended Sunday’s game with a triple play, how rare!

1:54:45 | A McDonalds customer attacked two employees after being served a subpar beverage.

1:59:45 | Andy Reid was caught at a Royals game by himself taking selfies…or so the announcers thought.

2:05:23 | Happy Amazon Prime Day! Are you going to pick up any of the hot deals?

2:08:35 | A fantasy football punishment resulted in a man spending a full day at a Waffle House gobbling waffles. 

Episode 145 – Joe Fann Turning The Page & Stephon Gilmore Hawks Prospects


To kick things off, the guys announce the details for Mitch’s US Open Pool presented by Fireside Home Solutions, sign up today! . Then, Mitch shares his Costco fiasco over the weekend before the guys share their takeaways from Russell’s candid presser last week. Three featured guests are NBC Sports Northwest Seahawks insider Joe Fann followed by Nashua Telegraph Pats writer Tom King and Stewart Newman, son of card collector Thomas Newman. The “Other Stuff” segment includes topics ranging from the College Football Playoff to a man nearly eaten by a whale to Logan Gilbert’s progression as a major leaguer.


  • Joe Fann | NBC Sports Northwest Seahawks insider
  • Tom King | Nashua Telegraph Patriots writer
  • Stewart Newman | Babe Ruth card seller


3:37 | Get your picks in for Mitch’s US Open Pool now at www.MitchUnfiltered.com!

30:03 | Mitch had to make a Costco run on Saturday that was full of surprises. 

42:24 | What do you make of Russell Wilson’s press conference during OTA’s on Thursday?

57:23 | GUEST: One half of the Seahawks No-Table Joe Fann checks in to chat about his next chapter stepping away from NBC Sports Northwest.

1:20:21 | GUEST: Longtime Pats writer with the Nashua Telegraph Tom King jumps aboard to discuss potential trade partners for Stephon Gilmore and his current contract situation.

1:34:00 | GUEST: Stewart Newman swings by to tell the story of the Babe Ruth baseball card he inherited from his Father which was just sold at auction for over a million bucks.

1:55:20 | The College Football Playoff is expected to expand from four to twelve teams…finally!

2:02:27 | A real live Moby Dick story occurred to a Massachusetts man.

2:09:50 | Christian Eriksen is lucky to be alive after collapsing on the field and being brought back to life.

2:14:08 | Logan Gilbert is quietly earning his spot in the M’s rotation even since his shaky debut. 

Episode 144 – Seahawks No-Table & Mark "Mad Dog" Madsen's Kobe Memories


To kick off today’s show, Scott confesses he paid $50 for the Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather fight which he has to quickly run home to watch. Then, Mitch and Scott chat about the breaking news of Julio Jones to Tennessee, Jarred Kelenic’s ongoing slump, and Jacob deGrom’s unprecedent statistical start to the season. A four pack of guests beginning with Seahawks insiders Brady Henderson of ESPN and Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest followed by former LA Laker Mark Madsen and grand slam tennis doubles champ Rennae Stubbs. The “Other Stuff” segment features a wide variety of topics including trouble for the Tokyo Olympics, misfortune for John Rahm, and a Tom Brady game ball that auctioned for a pretty penny!  


  • Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider
  • Joe Fann | NBC Sports Northwest Seahawks insider
  • Mark Madsen | UVU basketball coach – www.markmadsen.com
  • Rennae Stubbs | Six-time grand slam doubles tennis winner


0:33 | Hotshot dropped fifty bucks to watch Logan Paul tussle with Floyd Mayweather. 

28:24 | The Julio Jones lottery is over and the Tennessee Titans are the big winners.

35:48 | The hitting woes for Jarred Kelenic continue as the young Mariner is nearing historically notorious territory.

42:33 | Jacob deGrom is quietly putting together the most dominant pitching season in MLB history.   

53:12 | GUEST: Brady Henderson and Joe Fann are back for another Seahawks No-Table to chat about the Julio Jones tease and Russell’s contract.

1:17:07 | GUEST: Mike “Mad Dog” Madsen checks in to share some memories playing alongside Kobe and the rest of the dominant Lakers in the early 2000s.

1:39:00 | GUEST: Former tennis doubles champion Rennae Stubbs weighs in on Naomi Osaka’s admission of mental health issues and the static among media.

1:56:20 | The Tokyo Olympics are facing a massive staffing shortage at the eleventh hour with thousands of volunteer stepping away.

1:59:46 | The disqualification of John Rahm in The Memorial with a six stroke lead was heartbreaking.

2:04:47 | A Michigan man was so excited about winning a cool million from a scratch ticket that he drove away with the gas pump still connected to his car.

2:06:15 | Tom Brady’s first touchdown football was recently sold for $425 thousand which was initially thrown into the crowd to a lucky fan.

2:12:24 | Greg Olson’s son TJ has received a donor for his needed heart transplant.