Dave 'Softy' Mahler and Dick Fain

Dave 'Softy' Mahler and Dick Fain

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For the last time this NFL season, we are live from the Central Bar and Restaurant in Bellevue all afternoon. Today was Media Day for the Mariners as we finally approach the beginning of the 2020 season. We learned a lot today, including the latest on Mitch Haniger who likely won't be back until the beginning of the regular season with a core injury. Jerry Dipoto again said the team isn't likely to make the playoffs this ye... Read more

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Last year, Jerry Dipoto seemed pretty confident that the M's would be able to compete by the middle of 2020. Now, he's saying it'll be another year outside the playoffs. Has he changed his tune, or is it up to interpretation? Chuck Powell explains why he's so positive about the state of the rebuild. Are the Chiefs possibly going to mop the floor with the Niners? One can hope. Dick talks with catcher Tom Murphy about... Read more

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Eli Manning announced earlier this afternoon that he's retiring from the NFL. Is he headed for the Hall of Fame? His stats and his two rings indicate that maybe he is. Softy and Dick give their biggest sports take misses of all time. Text yours into 49451. Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News weighs in on last night's Kansas vs. Kansas State brawl, and are the Huskies' tournament chances about over?

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Softy disagrees with Mike DeCourcy's take last hour on the Kansas vs. Kansas State brawl last night. Petros Papadakis says 49ers fans are the worst, isn't happy with the Los Angeles city council, or quarterbacks. Textimonials with the biggest sports take misses at 49451.

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How much money is Chris Carson worth, and how many good years does he have left? Is there a serious concern about injuries? The Chiefs and Niners are in the Super Bowl. We get thoughts on the matchup from Westwood One and CBS Sports' Kevin Harlan. We continue to take your biggest sports take misses. Everyone's got at least one. What's the most important stat when judging the success of a quarterback? Eli Manning won two... Read more

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It was a bit of a tough sports weekend in Seattle as we dealt with the 1-2 punch of the Huskies losing to Oregon on Saturday despite the Ducks not playing their best basketball, and the Niners winning the NFC Championship and moving on to the Super Bowl. Softy says he'll send Niner Nate to Miami (Super Bowl tickets and lodging are Nate's responsibility), but only if he agrees to wear a Chiefs jersey while he's down ther... Read more

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Felix Hernandez will get the opportunity to try to play for the Atlanta Braves this season. Is he the Seattle athlete with the most wasted potential? Thinking of all of our best players, he's the only one who never made it to a single playoff game in a Mariner uniform. Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News discusses all things Pac-12, including thoughts on what to expect from Nick Rolovich and Jimmy Lake's first seasons a... Read more

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We get reaction from Hall of Famer Walter Jones on the AFC and NFC Championship games. Mike Florio weighs in on the Super Bowl matchup. Softy and Dick are asked to weigh in on everything from traffic to barbecue, and more. Mike Hopkins reacts to another up-and-down week for Husky basketball.

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Softy is off today, and we've got a short show with an NBA game coming up at 4:30. Jacson Bevens joins Dick Fain this afternoon to talk a lot of Seahawk football, but first, the Super Bowl matchup has been set with the 49ers and Chiefs on their way to Miami. It's not necessarily the matchup you want to see as a Hawks fan, but from an impartial NFL fan's perspective, it'll be a great game with two teams that are fun ... Read more

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Dick shares his list of five things the Seahawks need to do this offseason in order to win the NFC West next season. The Huskies played well for much of the game, but couldn't quite get it done, falling to Oregon in overtime, but it's definitely unfair to call them choke artists, and it's also unfair ot claim that this season rested on winning that game.

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Based on everything that happened this season, did the Seahawks over-achieve, or under-achieve? Softy asks, if someone butt dials you, do you listen to the conversation or immediately hang up? The Astros cheating scandal continues to deepen. Now, there are allegations that players wore buzzers under their uniforms, and video evidence might just prove it. Mike Heller of 97.3 The Game in Milwaukee gives us the Green Bay perspective o... Read more

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Last hour we heard from Mike Heller with thoughts on the Packers, This hour, we head to San Francisco to check in with Dan Dibley of 95.7 The Game for the Niners side of the NFC Championship. On Fun with Audio, Marshawn voluntarily speaks to the media after Sunday's game, greatness ensues, plus Richard Sherman being Richard Sherman, and WSU coaches past and present. Textimonials react to the show at 49451.

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Eighth ranked Oregon fell to Washington State last night in a stunner. Does this make it less or more likely that the Dawgs will beat the Ducks tomorrow? We've previewed the NFC Championship, now we preview the AFC game with Soren Petros of 810 WHB on the Chiefs, and the AP's Teresa Walker on the Titans. All the information you need to know for this weekend on Stats are for Losers. Jason Hamilton talks Husky basketball befo... Read more

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Now that Washington's head coach and offensive coordinator are in place, we can start talking about the 2020 season; who will be the starting quarterback, and how each side of the ball is going to look. The bigger overall question is, who will be the next coach to lead the Husky football team to a Final Four? Will it be Jimmy Lake? Dick's Twitter seems to indicate a lot of confidence in the new head coach, but why are peopl... Read more

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An arrest warrant has been issued for Odell Beckham Jr. following the incident in New Orleans after the LSU win over Clemson where he reportedly slapped the butt of a police officer. This was the same night he allegedly handed out hundred dollar bills to players. His behavior is certainly over-the-line, but maybe not surprising. With the Seahawks season over, a number of players will become free agents. Who will be back and who wil... Read more

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Washington Huskies' new head coach Jimmy Lake calls into the show for an extended interview, talking about what he plans to change, and what he plans to leave the same from the Chris Petersen era, plus an explanation of the hiring of John Donovan as the team's new offensive coordinator. So what did we learn? We explain what we found out from the interview, including news about a Spring Game, and the focus on coaches with an... Read more

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Once again, Mike Holmgren is not given the opportunity to join the Hall of Fame, and it's wrong. Under every metric, Holmgren more than qualifies. Does it all just come down to not being able to do something with him on TV? Petros Papadakis joins the show with thoughts on the LSU Tigers and Ed Orgeron winning the National Championship, plus thoughts on new coaching hires at UW and WSU. Textimonials react to the first two hours ... Read more

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The 49ers have had a huge rebound this season, and it's led them all the way to the NFC Championship. There's no doubt that Richard Sherman has been a big part of their success. Should the Seahawks have made an effort to re-sign him two years ago? We take your calls. Kevin Harlan has had a chance to see the Seahawks play a few times this season, including last weekend in Green Bay. So, does he think the team is ascending or... Read more

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