Peltoncast Seattle Burger Special

Thrillist’s Kevin Alexander joins us to discuss his national burger quest, top-5 ranking for Loretta’s Tavern Burger and more on Seattle burgers.

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Links
Burger Quest homepage
Kevin Alexander’s ranking of the 100 best burgers in America
Kevin Alexander’s ranking of Seattle’s best burgers
Peltoncast Search for Seattle’s Best Burger

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Peltoncast No. 56

A somber Peltoncast mourns the passing and celebrates the lives of two 1990s Seattle legends — Chris Cornell and Cortez Kennedy — before offering hot takes on the Mariners’ losing streak.

Contents

Intro – Remembering Kennedy’s Hall of Fame Seahawks career
6:00 – Why Cornell’s death might not have hit us as personally as many other Seattle music fans
21:00 – The search for Seattle’s best burger takes us to 206 Burger Company
30:00 – The NBA playoffs no longer include any UW point guards with Isaiah Thomas injured
35:00 – KIRO Radio reports Ed Murray‘s staff leaning toward recommending Oak View KeyArena renovation proposal
43:00 – Mariners hot takes: are the Mariners partying too hard on the weekends?
48:00 – Sounders snap their losing streak, prepare to face rival Timbers

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Links
Peltoncast Search for Seattle’s Best Burger
Seattle mayor’s staff leaning toward Leiweke’s KeyArena proposal
FanGraphs playoff projections
FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
American Soccer Analysis: Expected Goals

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The Fabulous Peltoncast No. 55

The Steve Scheffler edition of the Peltoncast talks arena financing, asks who’s healthy for the Mariners and considers the Seahawks’ reported interest in Colin Kaepernick before answering listener questions.

Contents

Intro – Congrats to the Seattle Thunderbirds on winning their first WHL championship!
7:30 – An unlikely detour in the search for Seattle’s best burger
16:30 – What does the Celtics winning the NBA Draft Lottery mean for Markelle Fultz and Isaiah Thomas?
25:00Chris Hansen’s group goes on the offensive in arena debate
33:00 – Mariners hot takes: are the Mariners cursed?
37:30 – Slumping Sounders lose again; should we panic?
43:00 – How much should the Seahawks be willing to pay Kaepernick?
52:30 – Mailbag time!

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Links
Peltoncast Search for Seattle’s Best Burger
T-Birds win WHL Championship
HBO announces “The New Pope”
Who should be “The New Pope”?
SonicsArena.com Arena proposal comparison
Seattle Storm near deal to stay at KeyArena until 2028
FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
American Soccer Analysis: Expected Goals

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The Fabulous Peltoncast No. 54

A wide-ranging Peltoncast previews the Storm season, delivers optimistic Mariners hot takes, expects regression to the mean to work for the Sounders and considers why AEG and LiveNation are eager to renovate KeyArena.

Contents

Intro – Happy fifth birthday to Baby Fantasy Genius
9:30 – Reviewing 8 Oz. Burger Bar
17:30 – How can Isaiah Thomas get going in Game 5?
22:30 – Previewing the 2017 Storm and WNBA season (good news for the Storm Tuesday as Sue Bird, Kalenna Mosqueda-Lewis, Noelle Quinn and Breanna Stewart all returned to practice)
34:00 – Mariners hot takes: is a winning streak of 20-plus games on the way?
40:00 – Sounders lose at home for the first time since last July
45:00 – Some minor Seahawks roster moves
49:00 – Contrasting the proposals to renovate KeyArena with the Sodo proposal from Chris Hansen‘s group

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Links
Sue Bird joins the Peltoncast
Peltoncast Search for Seattle’s Best Burger
FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
American Soccer Analysis: Expected Goals
After the pod, Mike McGinn told the Seattle Times he supports the Occidental street vacation without ruling out KeyArena proposals
Sodo Arena Project Update video
Chris Hansen on ESPN Seattle

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Sue Bird Joins the Peltoncast

Seattle Storm PG and four-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird joins us to discuss the upcoming Storm season, facing Kelsey Plum, the end of UConn’s win streak, her favorite Seattle burger and fast food item, airport food and more.

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The Fabulous Peltoncast No. 53

This week’s Peltoncast covers two candidates for Seattle’s best burger (Blue Moon and Red Mill), discusses Isaiah Thomas‘ 53-point outburst and takes a close look at the competing proposals to renovate KeyArena.

Contents

Intro – Trying the new Reuben’s Brews and Rainier collaboration, r&R Pils
5:00 – Discussion of Seattle’s best tacos plus two burger reviews
19:30 – A historic 53-point game from Isaiah Thomas
30:00 – Reviewing the full proposals to renovate KeyArena (note that as of recording time I hadn’t seen that Seattle Partners has posted details for what the arena would look like)
51:30 – Mariners hot takes: why is Jerry DiPoto the M’s JaRule
54:00 – Coming off a thrilling 3-3 draw, Sounders host Toronto FC in MLS Cup rematch

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Links
Peltoncast Seahawks Draft Recap
About r&R Pils
Peltoncast Search for Seattle’s Best Burger
Killer Burger
Kevin’s ESPN Insider piece on Isaiah Thomas
How Seattle’s arena fortunes changed one year after “the vote”
Full Oak View and Seattle Partners Proposals
FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
American Soccer Analysis: Expected Goals

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Seattle Seahawks 2017 NFL Draft Recap

Zach Whitman of 3SigmaAthlete.com returns to recap the 11 picks the Seattle Seahawks made in the 2017 NFL Draft based on his pSPARQ athletic testing metric and more. Plus we host the first meeting of the Kevin King to Green Bay support group.

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Links
@zjwhitman on Twitter
3SigmaAthlete.com
For more on pSPARQ, listen to our draft preview with Zach
Kevin told a story on the podcast about Bob Whitsitt trading a second-round pick to the Nets to get them not to take Gary Payton in the 1990 NBA Draft. Here’s the story he wrote about that trade and how the Sonics ended up with Payton and an extra second-round pick.

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The Fabulous Peltoncast No. 52

A jam-packed Peltoncast talks Blazers offseason, Portland food, the sky falling for the Mariners, an impressive Sounders win, UW football’s spring preview, key commitments for Husky men’s hoops and the Seahawks on the eve of the draft.

Contents

Intro – Talking Portland beer/food/Blazers one last time with their season over
20:30 – Confusion about how KeyArena hosting the NCAA tournament affects renovation plans
24:00 – Mariners hot takes: should the M’s blow it up already???
33:00 – Sounders win 3-0 in L.A. and establish themselves as MLS’ best team
37:30 – Husky football spring preview recap, plus Bob Rondeau announces retirement
52:00 – UW men’s hoops rosters shaping up with recommitment from Jaylen Nowell and return of Noah Dickerson; what do we think of Lorenzo Romar joining the Arizona coaching staff?
1:05Marshawn Lynch traded to the Raiders but Richard Sherman trade unlikely, plus general NFL Draft philosophy

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Links
Peltoncast Seahawks Draft Preview
Kevin’s appearance on the Bill Barnwell Show
Killer Burger
Oak View Group with Softy
Wally Walker’s case for Sodo Arena
Was Tuesday the worst Mariners game ever?
Baseball-Reference WAR leaderboard
FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
American Soccer Analysis: Expected Goals
Seattle Times Voices of the Game
Mike Hopkins on Jaylen Nowell’s recommitment
SI.com: Meet Markelle Fultz
A day in the life of new UW basketball coach Mike Hopkins
Lynch announces he’s joining the Raiders
2017 Seahawks schedule

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Seattle Seahawks Draft Preview

A special NFL Draft preview edition of the Peltoncast has Zach Whitman of 3SigmaAthlete.com join us to discuss possible Seahawks first-round picks, sleepers, local college stars and more.

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Links
@zjwhitman on Twitter
3SigmaAthlete.com

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The Fabulous Peltoncast No. 51

The Peltoncast returns to Boulevard Park to review Loretta’s Tavern Burger before discussing the proposals to renovate KeyArena, a Mariners winning streak, a new head coach for UW women’s basketball and hypothetical Richard Sherman trades.

Contents

Intro – Back in Boulevard Park
3:30 – The search for Seattle’s best burger comes close to home, plus Tristan’s top five bars
16:00 – Blazers updated, recorded before news that Kevin Durant could be sidelined for the Warriors with a calf strain
20:00 – Seattle NBA/NHL arena update with KeyArena renovation proposals from Oak View Group and Seattle Partners submitted last week (recorded before news broke that KeyArena will host the 2019 NCAA tournament first and second rounds, presumably pushing construction after that point)
33:30 – Hot takes on a four-game Mariners winning streak
41:00 – Time to worry about the Sounders after six points from six matches?
45:00 – Husky roundup: spring preview preview, discussing new UW women’s basketball coach Jody Wynn
52:30 – Seahawks sign Dion Jordan; which Sherman trades are least unpalatable? (note that this was recorded before news broke that the Seahawks would not match the San Francisco 49ers’ offer to RFA Garry Gilliam, as well as that Sherman will miss offseason workouts but plans to report before OTAs)

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Links
Peltoncast Search for Seattle’s Best Burger
Rich Cho’s Instagram
Soi Capitol Hill
SonicsRising: Arena comparison by the numbers
SonicsRising: What’s next for arena proposals?
American Soccer Analysis: Expected Goals
Details on Dion Jordan’s contract
Bill Barnwell’s all-trades mock draft

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