Peltoncast No. 283

Kraken correspondent Randy Cote rejoins us to recap the franchise’s inaugural game. Then we preview UW football hosting UCLA and the Russell Wilson-less Seahawks at Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Fremont Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop IPA
4:48 – Local spots coming to Climate Pledge Arena and former Pyramid Alehouse
10:09 – Randy’s emotions over the Kraken’s debut
32:25 – Scott fan Servais
36:08 – Both Sounders and Reign rolling toward playoffs
42:54 – Pac-12 basketball media days
49:04Tristan plans return to Husky Stadium
1:04:35 – Question marks on question marks for the Seahawks and Steelers

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Links
– Pagliacci website
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Fremont Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop IPA
FPI efficiency
NCAA QBR
Football Outsiders DVOA
RBSDM.com
ESPN pass/rush block win rates

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Wilson Surgery Reaction and Kraken Season Preview

Taking a deep look at the two biggest stories in Seattle sports, we react to Russell Wilson undergoing surgery on a finger injury that is expected to sideline him at least four weeks. Then Kraken writer and broadcaster Alison Lukan joins Kevin to preview Seattle’s inaugural NHL season, which begins Tuesday (22:43).

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Links
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Peltoncast on Twitter
– Alison Lukan on Twitter
– NHL playoff odds from Caesars Sports Book by William Hill
– The Athletic Kraken season preview/projection (Dom Luszczyszyn)
– ESPN NHL season preview
– All Three Zones
– Evolving Hockey
– Natural Stat Trick

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Peltoncast No. 282

We say farewell to a surprising M’s season with a final Hot Takes before welcoming back optimism about the Seahawks after Sunday’s win in San Francisco. Plus the Sounders solidify their position atop the MLS West.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Bale Breaker Homegrown Fresh Hop IPA
12:35 – Kraken wrap up preseason
19:08 – M’s hot takes: Takes revisited
34:08 – Sounders on winning streak
36:45 – NWSL pauses to reckon with fallout of abuse in league
41:22 – Potential Storm practice facility approved
45:03 – Huskies hit bye with loss
1:00:54 – How good are the Rams and the Seahawks’ defense entering Sunday’sThursday’s showdown

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Links
– Pagliacci website
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Bale Breaker Homegrown Fresh Hop IPA
– Pitchfork albums rescored
– The Athletic’s reporting on Paul Riley’s sexual manipulation of players and NWSL fallout (Meg Linehan)
FPI efficiency
NCAA QBR
Football Outsiders DVOA
RBSDM.com
Sean McVay’s bad day on 4th down
Season 4th down aggressiveness from Ben Baldwin
ESPN pass/rush block win rates

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Peltoncast No. 281

A supersized Peltoncast continues #FreshHopSZN, crowns Philadelphia’s best fried chicken, celebrates the M’s playoffs push, ponders Sue Bird’s possible retirement, previews not-your-older-brother’s Oregon State and considers whether Pete Carroll is capable of making the necessary adjustments to the Seahawks’ defense.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Fremont Field to Ferment Fresh Hop Pale Ale
8:44 – Searching for Philadelphia’s best fried chicken
22:46 – Kraken make preseason debut
26:30 – M’s hot takes: Envisioning Game 163
36:19 – Sounders lose Leagues Cup final but move atop West
40:11 – Was Sunday’s Storm loss Bird’s last game?
49:56 – Huskies dealing with absences of key players
1:08:52 – Is there reason for hope about the Seahawks’ season?

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Links
– Pagliacci website
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Fremont Field to Ferment Fresh Hop Pale Ale
– Distracted Seahawks fan meme
– House of Carbs: The Philly Food Tour with Chris Ryan
– Federal Donuts website
– Fried chicken and donuts at Birdies DTLA
FanGraphs playoff odds
FanGraphs playoff odds graphed
FPI efficiency
Kevin’s research on Seahawks’ half differential
Pat Thorman tweet on Seahawks’ pace
Football Outsiders DVOA
RBSDM.com

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Emergency Pod: Seahawks drop to 1-2

After the Seahawks lost their second straight game, giving up 30 points to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Kevin pods from the road and Tristan admits his mistakes (some unrelated to the Seahawks) as they grapple with the takeaways.

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Peltoncast No. 280

Our search for Seattle’s best fried chicken returns to pick a fourth semifinalist before we talk about the Seattle football teams trading places from the previous week with the Huskies putting together an encouraging win and the Seahawks suffering a frustrating defeat.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Two Beers Fresh Hop IPA
7:42 – Cookie’s vs. Simply Soulful with Chris Smith
34:50 – M’s hot takes: The takes become him
38:23 – Sounders play for Leagues Cup Wednesday
43:02 – Storm await playoff opponent, clarity on Breanna Stewart’s status
45:59 – What to take from Huskies blowing out Arkansas State?
1:08:40 – Seahawks’ weaknesses exposed during Titans’ comeback

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Links
– Pagliacci website
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Two Beers Fresh Hop IPA
Search for Seattle’s best fried chicken homepage
Cookie’s Country Chicken website
Simply Soulful Cafe
FanGraphs playoff odds
FPI efficiency

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Peltoncast No. 279

Kevin is back from the Midwest and we revisit what went wrong for the Huskies at Michigan and what went right for the Seahawks in their encouraging opening win at Indianapolis.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Deschutes Wowza! Hazy Pale
3:30 – Delayed emergency pod for UW’s loss to Michigan
37:25 – Delayed emergency pod for Shane Waldron’s offense debuting in style
1:03:22 – Cookie’s Chicken on notice!
1:08:27 – M’s still in crowded Wild Card hunt
1:11:21 – Roundup: Stefan Frei returns with clean sheet, OL Reign win by forfeit, Storm blown out without Breanna Stewart
1:14:54 – Kevin’s time in Chicago
1:24:00 – Can the Huskies get a win against Arkansas State?
1:32:25 – Trying to understand what went wrong for the Titans in Week 1

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Links
– Pagliacci website
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Deschutes Wowza! Hazy Pale
FPI efficiency
John Donovan was assistant RB coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars before being hired as UW OC
Search for Seattle’s best fried chicken homepage
FanGraphs playoff odds

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Peltoncast No. 278

We preview a full week of football as the Huskies try to bounce back at Michigan and the Seahawks open their season in Indianapolis. Plus M’s Hot Takes feels the ’95 vibes.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
5:09 – Toasting Seattle-area sports teams requiring vaccination or negative COVID tests
14:03 – More fried chicken we didn’t eat
18:41 – M’s hot takes: 2021 precedent
24:33 – Roundup: Sounders return from international break, OL Reign draw, Storm gets well (but Breanna Stewart injury concern)
29:04 – Bargaining about UW football
46:52 – Will Seahawks priors be confirmed against Carson Wentz?

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Links
– Pagliacci website
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– 2021 Seahawks Preview with Ben Baldwin
– Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
Search for Seattle’s best fried chicken homepage
FanGraphs playoff odds
Mike Vorel: History suggests Huskies can bounce back after embarrassing Montana loss
All or Nothing: 2019 Eagles season (Amazon Prime)

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2021 Seahawks Preview with Ben Baldwin

Continuing tradition, we welcome Ben Baldwin of The Athletic Seattle to help us take a look at expectations for the Seahawks on offense and defense and where they fit in the NFC West playoff picture. Then we make our picks for NFL over/under win totals.

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– Peltoncast on Instagram
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– Ben Baldwin on Twitter
– Ben’s piece on Seahawks win projections for The Athletic Seattle
– ESPN NFL Rank
– DVOA projections from the Football Outsiders Almanac
– Over/Under totals from Caesars Sports Book by William Hill

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Emergency Pod: Huskies lose to Montana

We explore the stages of grief in assessing the Washington Huskies losing their home opener to FCS opponent Montana as 22.5-point favorites and consider what the loss means for the rest of the season and beyond.

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