Sorry guys, the Zunino trade news broke after we finished recording for the day. That always seems to be our luck with these kind of things. BS luck, one might say.
Anyway, we open the show discussing the upsetting events that transpired at CenturyLink Field last Sunday, that we both had the misfortune of witnessing in person! Russell struggled, the play calling was bad for much of the game, the crowd was less intense than usual, and the defense put the team in too big of a hole to climb out of, despite a furious late comeback.
Also, we’re begging you, Pete Carroll and Brian Schottenheimer–PLEASE STOP RUNNING SO GOSH DARN MUCH ON SECOND AND LONG! Yes, nobody sees it coming, probably because it is a bad idea. And it’s not fun football to watch.
The road doesn’t get any easier for Seattle, because the Seahawks now have to go on the road to Los Angeles to face the Rams this Sunday. Neither of us are expecting a big blowout, but we’d be lying if we told you we though the Seahawks have a great chance to win.
UW got back into the win column on Saturday with an up-and-down, half-impressive, half-terrifying 27-23 victory over Stanford. What a difference a running back makes. Myles Gaskin showed how valuable he is to the Husky offense, and Browning had an all right game, which seems to be what he does. Also, what in the heck was David Shaw thinking with his clock management?
On the other side of the state, the Cougs struggled for most of the game against a good California defense and some questionable calls, but gutted out an impressive-if-not-entirely-inspiring 19-13 win over the California Golden Bears. Once again, when the Cougs needed a play in crunch time, Gardner Minshew found a way to come through. The Colorado Buffaloes are up next for Washington State, and they’d likely need an impressive win as well as some chaos ahead of them to make any noise in the College Football Playoff rankings.
The Sounders play the second game of their two-leg conference semifinals against Portland tomorrow night, and we’re here to tell you that we hope they win. Neither of us are big soccer experts, but we did a little bit of research and tried to scratch the itch for you Sounders fans. We’re fans too, we’re just not soccer experts. Also, are you happy now, Harold?!
We’d have started with the M’s if we knew that they were going to make a trade today, so our segment is probably not what you’re trying to find, but we did actually hit on some interesting topics. We talk about who we think SHOULD be traded, who we think WILL be traded, and who we’d prefer not to part with. We didn’t mention Zunino at all, actually. So we missed the boat there. Luckily we can both swim. I think. I don’t wanna be carrying two people’s body weight here.
We also take a look at the best baseball and football movies of all time for a thing we might do more on later if we feel like it. But we think you’ll enjoy this segment.
Neither of us has interesting plans this weekend, but we did give away weekly swelmet winners, and Brett suggests a name change for the award. We also whine about the fact that none of you have given our podcast reviews on iTunes or Google Play. You should do that, but only if you think we’re great, ok?