Through the magic of technology, Terry Blount fills in for Ian from San Diego. Yesterday, Seattle's NHL franchise took a giant step forward by announcing Ron Francis as its first GM. He's a Hall of Famer with a great track record and the clear willingness to put in the effort to win. He's the right hire for this team. It's a good day in Seattle with many more to come with this team. Nick Saban isn't a big fan of kids being able to ... Read more
After nearly a decade of waiting, Edgar Martinez will finally be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Athletic's Corey Brock talks about what this means for Edgar, and for M's fans. It's the time of year when baseball teams must decide whether it's time to buy or to sell. Tyreek Hill will not be suspended as the NFL decides there is no clear evidence of domestic violence. We take texts at 49451, and hear from Dick Fain.
We talked about it yesterday, and today it's official; Hall of Famer Ron Francis has been named the new General Manager of NHL Seattle. Ian and Dick Fain will have a chance to talk with him later this afternoon. The Open Championship, aka the British Open is underway at Royal Portrush. We get updates from Bob Casper of Real Golf Radio. Every day we take a few minutes to highlight something positive happening in an otherwise negativ... Read more
Ron Francis has a tall order ahead of him in Seattle. This city is used to winning. The Seahawks, Sounders, and Storm, all of our pro sports teams and their current GM's except one (looking at you, Dipoto) have won their respective championships. What the Golden Knights did their first year has raised expectations for expansion teams. The bar is set pretty high for the new franchise, and the new GM. Ian spoke with Tod Leiweke for a... Read more
There are reports this afternoon that Hall of Famer Ron Francis will be named the first General Manager of the new Seattle hockey franchise. Francis has some experience, most recently with the Carolina Hurricanes. Ray Ferraro of TSN and NBCSN knows Francis well. He tells us what we can expect from the new GM, and how Seattle's draft process might be different from Vegas. Every day at 1:50, we feature something positive happening in... Read more
Training camp gets underway late next week at the VMAC, but rookies have already reported, which might be the first time that's happened. Four rookies have been placed on the PUP, but there's no reason for concern at this point. Teams place guys on the PUP for basically any reason, and can remove them at any time during the preseason. We got through most of Roster Roulette yesterday; today we finish up with corners and safeties. Te... Read more
Seahawks training camp starts late next week, and today Ian and Curtis go through the roster position group by position group: Who goes, who stays, and who's on the bubble? Before we get to that though, Ian looks back on the 2009 dumpster fire of a Seahawks season. It's amazing how quickly things turned around once we brought in a new coach. On Something Good, a couple of companies Ian didn't have time to mention during yesterday's... Read more
Curtis and Ian continue evaluating the 2019 Seahawks roster, position group by position group in a segment called Roster Roulette. Jed Collins talks about his latest mission, to help increase financial education for young football players in the NFL. We have a few minutes for texts at 49451. Dick Fain joins the show to continue the conversation about the 2019 Seahawks roster.
We're three games into the second half of the baseball season, and it's not going well for the M's, losing all three games, including being no-hit on Friday, and losing thanks to a three-run home run given up in the eighth on Sunday. For this baseball team, nothing is working right now, and it probably has something to do with the fact that everyone on that team knows moves are coming in the next two weeks, and it could be them. Fo... Read more
The next couple of weeks could tell us a lot about the future of the Mariners, but right now things aren't going great. Bill Krueger goes over all of it with us courtesy of Venue Kings. Ryan Leaf has a new gig with ESPN. He talked with Cliff and Puck about his long journey to make it to this point in his life. We play back some of that interview. Dick Fain joins us to talk about what's on the afternoon show.
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Months of preparation have led to this: The Mayor of Maple Valley Open at Druid's Glen to benefit the Avery Huffman Defeat DIPG Foundation and Hilinski's Hope takes place this afternoon and Ian is live from the golf course. NBC Sports Northwest's Dwight Jaynes joins Ian discussing all of the latest NBA trades and signings, the state of the Blazers, and the shift in the balance of power in the Western Conference. On Something Good, ... Read more
Neil Scott reported that the independent Atlantic League has begun the use of robot umpires, and it isn't sitting well with some. Speaking of long-rumored changes that might actually be happening, are the NFL owners finally about to push an 18-game season? It's possible, but players will only be allowed to play 16 regular season games. Ian is joined by Tyler Hilinski of Hilinski's Hope and Brandon Huffman of the Avery Huffman Defea... Read more