Dave 'Softy' Mahler and Dick Fain

Dave 'Softy' Mahler and Dick Fain

Full Hours from the Dave 'Softy' Mahler and Dick Fain show, which airs every day from 3pm-6:30pm on 950 KJR in Seattle.... Show More

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March 6, 2021 35 min
How kids have been affected negatively by Covid in regards to sports and mental health. Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune on Russell Wilson trade rumors and how big of a story it is that his agent listed the four teams, why Gregg doesn’t believe it’s a big deal, how Wilson’s comments affect the Seahawks locker room, Dan Patrick’s comments about the organization not being all-in on Wilson. Also, what they can do with Carlos Dunl...
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Donald Watts joins Dick Fain to discuss his Watts Basketball Camp as an outlet for kids and how much Covid has hurt youth athletes, what he’s seeing out of Huskies basketball right now heading into the Pac-12 Tournament, how to improve next season, Pac-12 teams chances in NCAA Tournament this year. An edition of Fun With Audio. And textamonials.
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Dick discusses the weekend ahead in the sports world. Then a hypothetical trade of Russell Wilson to the Raiders and what Seattle could expect to get in return. UW play-by-play voice Tony Castricone on Huskies basketball, last weekend’s loss to Arizona the Pac-12 tournament coming up next week, and thoughts on the football schedule release earlier this week.
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Kraken broadcaster Everett Fitzhugh is in co-hosting with Dick Fain and they discuss the news of the team broadcasts coming to KJR this fall. Ryan Clark of The Athletic joins Dick and Everett to discuss KJR’s new partnership with the Kraken, how radio partnerships around the NHL compares to how it is here now, the important of diversity to the organization and what they are doing to build diversity, the head coaching search now and...
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Dick and Everett discuss the arena experience for hockey at Climate Pledge Arena and what to expect from the team when it launches next season. Russell Wilson updates, how the situation can get mended, what if Russ wants Carroll out, breaking down Michae-Shawn Dugar’s 12 off-season steps article. And textamonials.
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How the Seahawks fix their running game this offseason with limited budget. Joe Fann of NBC Sports NW on Russell Wilson latest on Seahawks taking calls, if Seattle didn’t go all-in on Wilson like Dan Patrick said earlier this week, Jamal Adams extension needing to happen soon to see what cap space will be, Carlos Dunlap importance, how (un)realistic is Corey Linsley from GB, what second-tier free agents the Hawks can target, when S...
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What are the chances Russell Wilson remains a Seahawk beyond his current contract? Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk joins Softy and Dick to discuss the Russell Wilson situation, when they should trade him if they trade him at all, the pros and cons of trading him now vs. later, San Francisco’s situation with Jimmy Garoppolo and if they are going after Teddy Bridgewater, J.J. Watt joining the Cardinals. Reaction to Florio's though...
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Kraken team president Tod Leiweke joins Softy and Dick to discuss our partnership with the team as their radio home, Everett Fitzhugh as the radio voice of the team, arena update, the road to getting to this point. Everett Fitzhugh joins Softy and Dick to discuss the new partnership with KJR for the Kraken, joining the KJR crew, what radio broadcasts will sound like, what he’s like as a broadcaster, his background and history calli...
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What should the Seahawks do with Russell Wilson and what would they do if he was no longer with the team? Scott Rintoul of Sportsnet 650 in Vancouver on the instant success capabilities for the Kraken, where the Canucks are at right now, what GMs in the NHL learned from Las Vegas’ early success, how big of a rivalry this can be, how people in Vancouver are feeling about the Kraken, who to watch out for in the 2021 Pacific division....
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The Huskies know their schedule for the 2021 season after the Pac-12 released the conference's schedule on Tuesday. Brandon Huffman of 24/7 Sports on the Pac-12 recruiting this year and perception of the conference by young players, update on the big stars left to sign (JT Tuimoloau), how he would characterize the Huskies class this year, what happened with players who left the school, Covid restrictions impact.
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Softy and Dick discuss what Russell Wilson's reaction to the stories about his unhappiness could be and if he needs to stop the chatter. Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News on the Pac-12 football schedule release today and missed marketing opportunity, initial thoughts on schedule overall and UW’s schedule, schedule mechanics for the Dawgs and others, opportunity for conference image to change in the first week of the footb...
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Softy and Dick discuss the back and forth between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and LeBron James regarding the intersection of sports and politics. UW head coach Jimmy Lake on the Pac-12 schedule release this morning and first impressions of it, when he wants the bye in a normal year, breaking down the road trips on the schedule, having fans back at Husky Stadium this Fall, a day in the life for players right now, spring practice guidelines, ...
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Softy is back from vacation and gives his thoughts on the latest happenings in the Russell Wilson saga with the Seahawks. Corey Brock of The Athletic joins Softy and Dick to discuss Julio Rodriguez walking off yesterday’s game driving Jarred Kelenic in, games not on TV, chances Jarred starts in the bigs after Mather comments, service time and control rules, Mather’s comments about Kelenic and how they might work out well for Jarred...
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What happened with Russell Wilson for the relations with the Seahawks to get to this point? Dan Patrick of Fox Sports Radio joins Softy and Dick to discuss his interview with Rusell Wilson a couple weeks ago that blew up the entire story, Wilson’s comments specifically that day and what they were about, what changed for Russell this off-season, how long Wilson will stay with the Seahawks, balance of power in the NFC West now. And t...
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Softy and Dick react to their interview with Dan Patrick and his thoughts on the Russell Wilson situation. Hugh Millen joins Softy and Dick to discuss the Russell Wilson news last week about teams he’d want to play for, what has changed for him in the last few years, what needs to happen next, the offensive philosophy that Wilson wants vs. the offensive philosophy that Carroll wants, blocking schemes for pass plays, the public and ...
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Donald Watts is in with Dick Fain and discusses what Watts Basketball camp has been doing during Covid and what comes next as we come out of this, the benefits to kids who are dealing with virus effects. Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic on how their article came together on Russell Wilson, how we got to this point with Wilson, the Seahawks front office perspective on the QB position, why Russell re-signed with the Seahawks at al...
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How are people’s opinions of Russell changing with all this, how they all need to hug it out. How do they get to that point and smooth things over? An edition of Fun With Audio and textamonials.
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Olympia McDonald's All American basketball center Jackson Grant on heading to UW next year, on high school basketball right now and what he’s doing, learning he’s a McDonald’s All- American, what he’s been able to do in HS b-ball during covid, possible season later this year, what’s going on right now with the Huskies basketball program and why he stayed committed. How hard Covid is going to be on HS basketball players coming i...
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Jerry Brewer of the Washington Post is in with Dick Fain today and talks abouthis weight loss along with continued struggles of UW basketball. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk joins Dick Fain to discuss the latest on the Russell Wilson front and his unhappiness with the Seahawks. Also, the future of Chris Carson and running backs in free agency, if Dak Prescott will get a long-term deal in Dallas and more on the NFL. Dick and Jerry d...
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What’s the future of Chris Carson with the Seahawks? Should the Seahawks franchise him and what would his expected value in free agency be? Petros Papadakis joins Dick Fain to discuss the Tiger Woods accident in Los Angeles, the familiarity Petros has with the area the accident happened and his experiences with Tiger in the past. Also, the California bill seeking to force schools to pay athletes. And textamonials.
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