Softy & Dick Interviews

Softy & Dick Interviews

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

Episodes

June 19, 2021 18 min
Dick Baird joins Softy and Dick at Lakeland Village Golf Course to talk Husky football, last season at an empty Husky Stadium, where are the stars on the current roster, the quarterback competition through Spring and Dylan Morris’ place at the starter, the defensive system under Jimmy Lake
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Seahawks CB Ahkello Witherspoon joins Softy and Dick to discuss how and why his time in San Francisco came to an end, comments recently about being the best in the game when healthy, what he took from Richard Sherman while playing together, if DJ Reed recruited him to come here, comparisons with the defensive systems.
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Joel Corry of CBS Sports joins Softy and Dick to discuss the ongoing Aaron Rodgers situation and what is happening and will happen with him in Green Bay, what Jamal Adams should get in his next contract and what he is going to want, the factor of giving up lots of draft picks before contract negotiations, his response to people who want to trade Adams or let him walk, Duane Brown’s situation, DK Metcalf’s future.
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UW basketball coach Mike Hopkins joins Softy and Dick to discuss what the last few months have been like with all the roster changes, what happened in the last two seasons with the zone defense struggles, which players to lean on in 2021 and the difference makers on the current team with so many changes this off-season, the experience element with guys playing with each other growing up, the impact of the new NIL rules.
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Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated joins Softy and Dick to discuss the latest investigation into Arizona State recruiting, the new 12 team college football playoff and how close is it to being officially done? How these plans for the new playoff model stayed under wraps, if the NCAA or teams will make vaccination regulations.
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Petros Papadakis joins Softy to give his thoughts on the new 12 team playoff format in college football, how it helps the Pac-12, Arizona State being investigated by the NCAA about recruiting and how it relates to George Wrighster’s tweet about a huge college football story coming out, the new NIL regulations.
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Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk joins Softy and Dick to discuss Jamal Adams contract situation and not being at mini-camp this week, his mentality and the chances he gets elite pass-rusher money, the other contract situations, NFL regulations for players who have not been vaccinated and the gambling aspect with those guys.
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Kraken broadcaster Everett Fitzhugh joins Softy and Dick to discuss the Vegas-Montreal series and the job the Golden Knights have done to get back to this point with good coaching, how desirable the Seattle Kraken head coaching job is and what the coach will have behind him, the best of the four teams remaining in the playoffs.
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Dick Fain makes his best value picks and picks to win for the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines this week.
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Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News joins Softy and Everett to discuss George Wrighster’s tweet about a huge story with major college football news that could rock the west coast, the Michigan Wolverines program and game coming up in September against Washington, USC announcing having fans in the stands and the situations in other places, the 12 team playoff affecting Pac-12 and increasing revenues, changing schedules.
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Mark Pattison joins Softy along with his college teammate Hugh Millen to discuss his feat of climbing Mount Everest, what he learned along the way and the drama and scary times involved with each of the seven summits. Describing the base camp at Mount Everest and the day that he hit the summit of the mountain- mentally and physically- and intense weather that day. Planting a flag at the top of the mountain and surviving a Covid out...
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Tod Leiweke and Jason Metrokin join Softy and Everett to discuss the Kraken partnership announced today with Bristol Bay Native Corporation, bringing hockey to Alaska and possibly having pre-season games there.
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Former PGA Tour player Notah Begay joins Softy and Everett to discuss how Tiger Woods, his Stanford teammate, is doing and his timeline to get back on the golf course, the contentious relationship between of Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, his pick to win the U.S. Open and his best value plays to win this weekend for people gambling.
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Corey Brock of The Athletic joins Softy and Dick to discuss Jerry Dipoto’s comments about having a foundation but not having a set foundation yet and who those players are now, Dipoto’s comments about the timeline for success and how it has changed, if Logan Gilbert can be the team’s ace pitcher, Mitch Haniger new injury, the possible timeline for Jarred Kelenic to return to the bigs, Julio Rodriguez timeline to the bigs.
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Mike Sando of The Athletic joins Softy and Dick to discuss If the Seahawks need to add another cornerback, what to expect out of Ahkello Witherspoon, Stephon Gilmore vs. Richard Sherman debate, the future of Jamal Adams and if there is going to be a hold-out, whether he is worth a big, long-term contract, how the Aaron Rodgers situation is going to end and thoughts on the currently dispute with him and the Packers.
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Brandon Kryzstal of KOA Radio in Denver joins Softy and Dick to discuss Nikola Jokic being ejected in the Nuggets loss in Game 4 to be swept last night, the Nuggets team being swept overall and how it came to that, Jokic’s brother playing a role, the NBA rules in today’s game about how much contact is allowed.
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Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer joins Softy In-Studio on Sounders, relationship with the Seahawks and what he has learned from that relationship, the impact of social media on him, how he deals with all the stress. Schmetzer on working with new owner Russell Wilson, his connection to the University of Washington. Working with players who need to go down to the minor leagues to get better, like Jarred Kelenic with the Mariners, ...
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Anthony Broome, Michigan Football Writer, joins Softy to discuss the state of the program right now and dealing with some major off-the-field problems, how Covid has affected the Michigan program, if Jim Harbaugh should still be their coach, the decline of the football program and how to turn it around
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Cam Cleeland joins Softy to discuss the CFP expanding, how it affects the regular season and the importance of conference championships, having home games in the first round of the playoffs on campuses
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Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic joins Softy and Dick to discuss Russell Wilson’s comments today and the biggest takeaways from his half hour press conference and not talking to the media since the four-team report in February.
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