So…not much is going on this week. Since this will be the last episode we record before the holidays…happy holidays! I think we forgot to say that on the show, so here it is in the description.
Despite not much happening, we were able to talk for a long time about the not much that happened. In fact, we spend the first thirty minutes or so dissecting the Seahawks’ embarrassing 26-23 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers, The focus mostly is on how the Seahawks keep holding themselves back, and in our opinion, that’s thanks to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. We look closely at the last three Seahawks possessions, as well as some overall numbers for the game that show the Seahawks maybe weren’t putting themselves in the best position to succeed.
On the other side of the ball, Nick Mullens had another good game against the Seahawks, and we debate whether the Seahawks defense is good, bad, or somewhere in between. With Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce coming to town, the Seahawks are certainly hoping their two performances against the 49ers are just aberrations.
Speaking of Mahomes and the Chiefs, we look ahead to what will be a tough matchup in a game that matters a lot to Kansas City, and kind of matters to Seattle. It should be an explosive showdown at the CLink, and we tell you what you should think going into the game.
Over in the world of baseball, we briefly discuss Jerry Dipoto’s trade, trip to the hospital, and constant contract laundering. This time it’s Carlos Santana on the move to Cleveland for Edwin Encarnacion, in a move that will probably not change much of anything for the 2019 Mariners. But Jerry, take a break every once in awhile, sheesh!
Elsewhere, Gabe Lacques at USA Today outlined a case for why the Mariners should sign Bryce Harper. While it may or may not make sense from a business standpoint, we’re shocked how many fans are thinking of the owners’ pocketbooks when thinking about Harper, and not thinking about the opportunity to add a guy who is 25-years-old and has a career 140 wRC+. Why has ownership been able to convince fans to root against the labor in sports? We look at that, and try not to dream too much about Harper, since there’s no way in hell he’s coming to Seattle.
That’s it for the sports stuff. Stick around to hear us talk about our boring lives if you want. Maybe your lives are more boring than ours and it will sound interesting! Until next time, everyone!