Ian is back out at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center as training camp continues, but before we get to the Seahawks, it's worth acknowledging that the Mariners are back in town for a series with the hated Angels starting tonight. After a conversation with his son, Ian recognizes just how much this baseball team has re-energized the youth's interest in baseball. Coby Bryant joins Ian to talk about his place on the Hawks, how the original Kobe Bryant influenced him, and this weekend's scrimmage. On Something Good, an angry Yankees fan is filled with rage watching his beloved team lose to the Mariners.
Rick Rizzs joins the show to talk about the Mariners' incredible run. What makes this team different than so many past M's teams that have fallen short of the playoffs? Ian also asks Rick about the passing of Vin Scully, and Rick shares a couple of great stories. Last hour, we played a clip of an angry Yankees fan who couldn't believe he watched his team lose to the Mariners. This hour, impressions of the New Yawker come flooding in on the Talk Back. Softy joins Ian for cross talk as the show, and the week comes to a close.
Ian and Kevin (and the Molly-Whop crew) haven taken heat for their M's negativity all season, and yesterday was no exception, but it makes perfect sense to be critical of a team that could have made more trades to be better positioned to compete for the playoffs while still celebrating its successes. Ian defends the show's position, and listeners respond. On Something Good, a TV weatherman discovers his weather map is a touchscreen, and No-Li Brewhouse is honored in New York on National IPA Day.
Camp is underway on Montlake, which means it's time to check in with Christian Caple to find out how things are going; from injury updates, to the latest on the quarterback competition. Texts continue the Mariners conversation from the first hour, and Softy joins the show from the Emerald Queen Casino.
LJ Collier hasn't had the best start to his career, but this could be his year. He sits down with Ian to explain why. Chris Crawford re-joins the show to discuss the M's' latest acquisition, Jake Lamb. Texts react to the M's moves, and the Collier interview. Softy weighs in on the Mariners moves before the trade deadline.
Ian is out at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center again today for Seahawks training camp, joined in the first segment by Corbin Smith to discuss the latest developments in the quarterback battle, plus more observations from the first week of camp. The MLB trade deadline is now less than two hours away. There's plenty of activity around baseball, including Juan Soto going to the Padres. The M's have made a couple of small moves, but should we expect a big last minute deal? Chris Crawford answers the question along with his evaluations of the deals the team has made so far.
The M's made a big move to acquire Luis Castillo last week, but as the trade deadline approached, the team's moves were underwhelming. Did they do enough to become a playoff contender? We check in with Chris Crawford and Nathan Bishop on a special post-deadline edition of Molly-Whop Monday to find out where the team stands now. Texts weigh in with their own thoughts on the current state of the Mariners. Softy steps in for cross talk as camp continues at the VMAC.
After a long two-week vacation, Shockey is back, just in time to discuss the M's' trade deadline moves, and the series win in The Bronx. Did the Mariners do enough before the deadline? Probably not, but the team managed to beat the Yankees even with half the offense out. Aside from a series at home against New York next week, the schedule gets a lot easier from here. There's plenty to be optimistic about. Ian is out at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center yet again today. He sits down with Cody Barton to find out what he's learned from KJ Wright, and what the defense will look like this year. We lost a sportscasting legend yesterday with the passing of Vin Scully. On today's Something Good, we honor him by playing back some of his greatest storytelling moments.
It's been a busy few days for the M's as they make a huge trade with the Reds, acquiring pitcher Luis Castillo for four prospects including Noelvi Marte. Of course, as soon as the M's make a move to set themselves up for the playoffs, the baseball universe has to push back as the team suffers a few injuries, including a wrist contusion for Julio. To discuss the good and the bad of the past few days, and what other trades they'd like to see before tomorrow's deadline, Chris Crawford and Nathan Bishop join Ian for Molly-Whop Monday thanks to our friends at Simply Seattle.
The second hour of the show begins with Ian's conversation with Will Dissly about his new deal, his leadership role on the team, and the team's role as underdog, and why they embrace it. Texts react to teh Molly-Whop conversation at 49451. Softy is back! He joins Ian for cross talk.
It's definitely not a mail-it-in Friday this week. There's tons to talk about, and we get things started right away by speaking with Cameron Ward. The Cougars' new quarterback talks about why he really decided to transfer to Pullman, plus his first impressions of the new team. George Kliavkoff spoke this morning at Pac-12 Media Day following a turbulent few weeks for the conference. We get him on the show to react to the departures of USC and UCLA, but more importantly, find out where the conference goes from here. DK Metcalf has a new contract! We catch up with Ian Rapoport at a loud O'Hare Airport sushi restaurant to find out how the deal got done.
D.K. Metcalf addresses the media after signing his extension to stay a Seahawk for the foreseeable future, we share the audio as it's live from the Virginia Mason Atheltic Center. Jim finishes his Drew Bledsoe story and we wrap things up with the Mayor as he shares what he has planned for his show.
Yesterday, Ian, along with Aaron Levine and Curtis Crabtree, chatted with KJ Wright shortly after the official announcement of his retirement. In case you missed it, we replay it today. Texts at 49451 weigh in with thoughts on the Pac-12, plus thoughts on airport sushi. Is it the riskiest form of sushi restaurant? These are the questions that matter. Lastly, Dick Fain joins Ian from the air conditioned KJR studio to preview a big afternoon show.
We start the 1:00 hour of the show joined by Aaron Levine and Curtis Crabtree from the Virginia Mason Athletic Center as we simulcast on Fox 13. Joining us is KJ Wright who talks about his NFL career, and what's next for him now that he's done playing. After KJ departs, the conversation covering all the major storylines of camp continues with Aaron and Curtis. Ian wraps up the hour with what George Kliavkoff needs to say tomorrow at Pac-12 Media Day, plus more shout-outs to local businesses that helped support the Mayor of Maple Valley Open.
Ian is on a little early today, broadcasting from the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Seahawks Training Camp. First, Ian listens and reacts to what Pete Carroll had to say during yesterday's press conference. Up next, Ian's thoughts on what appears to be a much different level of fan engagement this year. Finally this hour, Gregg Bell drops by to discuss everything happening with the Hawks, and storylines to track during camp.
Starting off the final hour of the show, Ian sits down with receiver Marquise Goodwin to find out what he thinks makes this Seahawks team different, and how competing in the Olympics made him a better football player. At the beginning of the season, Ian said that Julio Rodriguez might have a better rookie year than Ken Griffey Jr. A month in, that take didn't look so hot, but now... Ian compares J-Rod's numbers, with the legendary #24's, to prove that not only will Julio outperform Griffey's first season, but his second as well. Texts react to the show at 49451. Jason Puckett joins for cross talk to discuss what really matters, Drew Luck's fiance.
Quinton Jefferson was drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round in 2016. This is now his third stint with the Hawks. He sits down with Ian to talk about why he keeps returning to this organization, and what the locker room is like without Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson. Friend of the show Brenna Greene, now with KOIN TV in Portland, stops by to talk about the impact of conference realignment on Oregon and Oregon State, and whether Gonzaga may choose to leave the WCC for the Pac-12. Dick Fain will also be doing his show from the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. He and Ian discuss the fickle fanbase, and what it could mean for the atmosphere at Lumen Field.
Ian is out at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center as Seahawks Training Camp gets underway, joined by Aaron Levine and Curtis Crabtree covering all the major storylines of camp, including the retirements of Chris Carson and KJ Wright, the DK Metcalf contract situation, and of course the quarterback battle between Geno Smith and Drew Lock. On Something Good, Ian says "thank you" to Cutter & Buck for their work with the Mayor of Maple Valley Open.
As we reach the beginning of training camp, it makes sense to check in with our old friend Cliff Avril to get insight into what camp is like for players, and how it feels to be away from the game, plus his reaction to Chris Carson's retirement, and thoughts on the Hawks' pass rush need. Texts weigh in on the future of the Pac-12, and media contracts. Dick Fain drops in for cross talk.
We suspected this might happen, and this morning it was officially announced: Chris Carson has retired from the NFL. We start off today's show looking at his five-year career, and where the Seahawks stand at running back without him. Up next: Ian reacts to John Canzano's conversation with Puck and Jim about the Pac-12's future. Is the conference doomed to a disastrous media deal, or are they in a position to do something innovative going forward? The All-Pac-12 Preseason team was announced, and the Washington schools weren't particularly well-represented. Lastly this hour, on Something Good, Ian highlights local business Athletic Awards, who have been a tremendous help with The Mayor over the past few years.
Mike Sando released his annual quarterback tier rankings based on conversations with fifty coaches and GM's from around the league. In the first segment of this hour Ian explains why the quotes on Russell Wilson highlight some of the reasons the Seahawks absolutely had to trade him. In the second segment, Ian stops down to thank those who made the Mayor of Maple Valley Open at Druid's Glen possible. Texts react to the Mariners and Russell Wilson conversations. Ian and Dick Fain go over tonight's starting lineup as it looks like Julio is out once again.
The All Star break si over, and so is the winning streak. Seattle's now started a decidedly less positive streak, losing all three to the Astros. What did the series reveal about the M's? How likely are they to make the playoffs at this point? What exactly does Dipoto need to do before the trade deadline? We tackle all of these question and more as Chris Crawford and Nathan Bishop join Ian for Molly-Whop Monday brought to you by Simply Seattle.
This hour, we continue to highlights the charities we're supporting at the Mayor of Maple Valley Open. In the first segment, Mark and Kym Hilinski tell their son Tyler's story, and what Hilinski's Hope is doing to raise awareness, and overcome the stigma of mental illness, specifically among student athletes. Jordan Morris then joins Ian to talk about his experience with Type 1 diabetes, and why he decided to start the Jordan Morris Foundation. Lastly, Ian checks in with Dick Fain who is out at Jimmy's getting ready for the M's to open a massive series against the Astros.
Ian is out at Druid's Glen Golf Course for the Mayor of Maple Valley Open as we play some golf, maybe have a couple of brews, and raise some money for three great charities. First up, Brandon Huffman joins us to talk about his daughter Avery's battle with DIPG, and the foundation that now carries her name, and the impact that it has had. We couldn't have Brandon on without talking a little football as well, so Ian gets his take on conference realignment, and how it has affected West Coast recruiting. Tonight, the Mariners are back in action against the Astros. We re-visit our Molly-Whop conversation from earlier this week about what the rest of the season looks like for our baseball team. On Something Good, highlighting all of the charities supported at today's event.
It's the middle of summer, the weather is perfect, and undoubtedly you've got plenty of things that need to get done this weekend, but Saturday and Sunday's Mariners games are both day games. Have the Mariners become relevant enough for you to make them a priority this weekend? Next up, Ian checks in with Patrick Kinahan of Utah's Zone Sports Network to find out how realignment will affect the Utes. Could they end up in the Big 12? On Something Good, highlighting charities we're supporting with the Mayor of Maple Valley Open.
Kyler Murray has signed a massive new contract, but did the Cardinals overpay for him? we get Hugh Millen's thoughts on Murray, and the rest of the NFC West quarterbacks. Is Joel Dahmen about to announce that he's joining the LIV Tour, or is he trolling? How big of a priority are the Mariners for you this weekend. We take your texts on that and more at 49451. Dick Fain joins the show from the Emerald Queen Casino. we find out if he's a believer in the M's winning the division this season.
The MLB Draft took place over the last few days, and in case you missed it, Chris Crawford from NBC Sports Edge and Molly-Whop Monday joins us to talk about some of the players the Mariners selected, plus a look at prospects that might be movable in order to acquire Juan soto. Texters weigh in with their thoughts on the Mariners and the possibility of trading for Juan Soto. Dick Fain joins Ian to discuss the value of Seahawks tickets at Lumen Field this season.