Peltoncast No. 77

We’ve got a grievance or two to air in the wake of UW’s stunning loss at Arizona State. But we also take time to celebrate a Sounders playoff berth and ask whether the Giants really turned things around.

Contents

Intro – Kicking off prestige beer season with Fremont Dark Star Spice Wars
5:00 – Where does the Sodo Arena street vacation request stand?
16:00 – 2017-18 NBA preview: players to watch, Blazers, Markelle Fultz
47:30 – Sounders clinch ninth consecutive playoff berth, have chance at bye
52:00 – Airing grievances about the Huskies’ loss in the desert
1:09 – What changed with the Giants in their SNF win over the Broncos?
1:18Reece Lazarus from Bully joins us to discuss the band’s new album, “Loser,” and give chances of victory for the Seahawks

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Links
King 5: Mayoral candidates on “The Sound” podcast
Tuesday: WNBA announces relocation of San Antonio Stars to Las Vegas (note that the team will in fact play at the Mandalay Bay Events Center)
ESPN Insider: Final RPM Projections
Kevin’s Reddit AMA
Basketball (and Other Things)
FiveThirtyEight: SPI projections
American Soccer Analysis: Expected Goals
YouTube: Silicon Valley and “RIGBY”
Seattle Times: Chris Petersen transcript
FiveThirtyEight College Football Playoff predictions
ESPN NCAA Football Power Index
Ben B.: Every week, the Seahawks turn an opposing defensive lineman into a superstar
Bully at Neumos details/tickets

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Peltoncast No. 76 with Brady Henderson

ESPN Seahawks reporter Brady Henderson joins us to discuss the team’s win in L.A. and 3-2 start heading into a bye week. Before that, UW football keeps rolling and can Seattle support two arenas?

Contents

Intro – Thanks to everyone who came out for Seattle sports trivia night!
5:00Chris Hansen makes case for street vacation at City Council hearing
13:30 – Heavy signs about the USMNT missing the World Cup
18:30 – New Storm head coach Dan Hughes not shying from expectations
20:30 – Huskies dominate Cal; #Pac12AfterDark fear?
32:00 – Airing grievances on Husky angst; schedule focus; and Thomas Rawls‘ role
38:30 – Breaking down the Seahawks’ 3-2 start and what it means for the rest of 2017, plus who’s the best quote in the locker room?

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Links
Photos from Seattle Sports Trivia Night
“Big Time Bites” with Rich Cho
The Peltoncast joins the Tasteful Profanity podcast
Seattle Times: Hansen to city council “We’re in it to the end”
Seattle Times: Hansen won’t try to block KeyArena plan, pushes for two arena scenario
King 5: Hansen says Sodo project not dead,
room for two arenas in Seattle

King 5: Seattle mayor, council candidates talk KeyArena, Sodo Arena
FiveThirtyEight: SPI projections
American Soccer Analysis: Expected Goals
Seattle Times: Dan Hughes comes out of retirement and takes a chance on the Storm
Summitt Hoops podcast with Dan Hughes
ESPN NCAA Football Power Index
Seahawks in control of NFC West after win over Rams
Seahawks hope jump-ball connection jump-starts Jimmy Graham in red zone

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“Big Time Bites” with Rich Cho

Former Sonics assistant GM Rich Cho, a native of Federal Way, discusses the origin of his food-review website BigTimeBites.com, his favorite restaurants in Seattle and Portland, and more in this special Peltoncast.

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Links
Reminder: Peltoncast hosts Seattle Sports Trivia Tuesday, Oct. 10
Big Time Bites on Twitter
Big Time Bites on Facebook
Big Time Bites on Instagram
Cho’s only eating competition: Rules | Before | After
Cho on the House of Carbs podcast

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Peltoncast No. 75

We say goodbye to the M’s season with a hot takes recap before discussing another Husky football blowout and the Seahawks dominating the second half against the Colts heading into an NFC West showdown in L.A.

Contents

Intro – RIP Tom Petty plus reminders about Seattle sports trivia and our Tasteful Profanity appearance
9:00 – The season in Mariners Hot Takes
15:30 – Mayoral candidates asked about KeyArena renovation plans
19:00 – Sounders finally win a match but unlikely to get a first-round bye
24:00 – Breaking news: AP reports the Storm will hire Dan Hughes as new head coach (UPDATE: The Storm announced the hire Wednesday morning)
32:00 – Huskies pull away from Oregon State in second half, host Cal in another apparent mismatch
43:00 – Airing grievances on Seahawks RB injuries and Husky start times
50:00 – Seahawks realize their potential in second half; previewing a dramatically improved Rams team

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Links
Peltoncast hosts Seattle Sports Trivia
Tasteful Profanity call for questions
Seattle mayoral forum
Seattle Times: Seattle bylaw bars subsidies for sports: What about KeyArena deal?
FiveThirtyEight: SPI projections
American Soccer Analysis: Expected Goals
Report: Storm hire Dan Hughes as next coach
Sue Bird wins 2017 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award
The Basketball Friends podcast
ESPN NCAA Football Power Index
Football Outsiders Week 4 DVOA ratings
ESPN QBR

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Peltoncast No. 74

Before discussing the Seahawks’ anthem protest and their loss at Tennessee, we recap Kevin’s trip to Colorado to see a dominant UW win as well as the new Macklemore album, Gemini.

Contents

Intro – Trying a new hop variety of Fremont’s Field to Ferment Fresh Hop Pale Ale
4:00 – Talking Colorado burritos plus the Carmelo Anthony trade and Habit Burger
27:30 – Reviewing Gemini and the state of Macklemore’s career
38:00 – EIS process for KeyArena renovation begins
39:30 – Sounders’ unbeaten streak ends in Salt Lake
45:00Tristan is fired up about the Huskies’ win at Colorado
1:03 – Airing a grievance on Seahawks fans who think their anthem protest planning had something to do with losing at Tennessee
1:11 – How concerned are we about the Seahawks’ 1-2 start heading into a Sunday Night Football matchup with the Colts (note that this was recorded before we learned that C.J. Prosise is week to week with an ankle injury)

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Links
Peltoncast hosts Seattle Sports Trivia
FiveThirtyEight burrito bracket
Public meeting on KeyArena proposal
FiveThirtyEight: SPI projections
American Soccer Analysis: Expected Goals
MMQB: Why the Seahawks decided to stay in the locker room for the national anthem
Doug Baldwin’s statement
Michael Bennett on AC360
Pete Carroll on AC360
Statement from Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin
Football Outsiders Week 3 DVOA ratings

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Peltoncast No. 73

What a week! We look at how the new KeyArena renovation MOU pencils out before welcoming Mike Barr (aka @SeahawkScout) to preview the Huskies’ Pac-12 opener at Colorado and break down our level of concern about the Seahawks’ offense.

Contents

Intro – Announcing Seattle Sports Trivia on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at The Runaway
4:00 – The pluses and minuses of the KeyArena renovation MOU plus what impact the transition at mayor will have on the arena debate
21:00 – The Sounders still can’t lose but also can’t win
24:00 – Mike shares his trademark lukewarm burger taeks
34:00 – Takeaways from UW’s nonconference slate and a look at Colorado
49:00 – Airing grievances on running inside the 10, fans who want to trade Jimmy Graham and Doug Baldwin‘s role in the Seahawks’ offense
1:01:30 – What changes we expect from the Seahawks offense and how Seattle matches up with Tennessee’s productive offense

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Links
Peltoncast hosts Seattle Sports Trivia
Tasteful Profanity: A Beast Pode production
King5: City plans to exempt KeyArena redo from voter initiative
Mayor’s staff briefs council on I-91 and the SoDo Arena proposal
King5: Burgess on forwarding street vacation
City Inside/Out: Council Edition
Confidential report shows nearly half of NBA teams lost money last season; now what?
FiveThirtyEight: SPI projections
American Soccer Analysis: Expected Goals
Peltoncast Fast Food Special with Nate Duncan
Danny Kelly: Is the Seahawks’ Slow Start for Real This Time?
Football Outisders Week 2 DVOA ratings
Pete Carroll Show
Kelly: Standout Young Running Backs are No Fluke

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Peltoncast No. 72 with Natalie Weiner

Third Pelton Brother Natalie Weiner helps us recap Sunday’s Seahawks loss at Green Bay and what it means going forward. Plus what to look for in the MOU, a Husky blowout and more.

UPDATE: This podcast was recorded before Seattle mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday after a fifth victim, this one a relative, came forward to accuse him of sexual abuse. While this news will have important implications for the Seattle arena debate that we will discuss in time, today our focus is on the horrible allegations against the mayor and our thoughts with his accusers in this difficult time for them.

Contents

Intro – Toasting our fourth anniversary (sort of) with Two Beers Fresh Hop IPA
4:30 – Dick’s Drive-In announces its new location in Kent (Midway).
8:30 – What to look for when the City of Seattle announces its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oak View Group to renovate KeyArena into an NBA/NHL facility. Note that this announcement was delayed in the wake of Mayor Murray’s resignation.
14:00 – Sounders extend unbeaten streak to 12 and streak of draws that felt like losses to three.
20:00 – Storm’s season comes to an end in Phoenix and a quick offseason preview.
22:30 – What did we learn about the Huskies in a blowout win in their home opener over Montana?
35:00 – Debuting a new segment: “Airing of grievances”
40:30 – Natalie joins us to break down the good and bad of Sunday’s game, discuss Jermaine Kearse and take a quick look at next Sunday’s matchup with the 49ers

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Links
Peltoncast Seattle Arena Update
A new Dick’s Drive-In is coming to Kent
Softy on MOU
What to expect in Seattle arena agreement
Oak View Group KeyArena renovation proposal
FiveThirtyEight: SPI projections
American Soccer Analysis: Expected Goals
WNBA salaries DB
Ben B on yards per play/consistency
Ben B on yards per play/consistency
Pro Football Focus grades for the Seahawks’ D
Seahawks.com: Snap Counts
Zach Whitman’s poll on whether Eddie Lacy will outlast Cary Williams on the Seahawks roster
Damien Woody on the Seahawks’ O-line
Geoff Schwartz on the Seahawks’ O-line
Brian Baldinger on the Seahawks’ O-line

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Seattle Arena Update

A special Peltoncast breaks down Thursday’s proposal from the Sodo Arena group to renovate KeyArena into a trio of smaller music venues, the statement by the Seattle Office of Economic Development saying the offer came too late and why the City Council — not the OED — will control the decision between the Sodo proposal and Oak View Group’s offer to renovate KeyArena into an NBA/NHL arena.

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Links
A proposal to redevelop KeyArena
Seattle Times: Mayor Ed Murray says resolving arena situation a big priority before leaving office
Seattle Arena Public Finance Analysis
STATEMENT RE: KeyArena Proposal from SODO Arena Group
Seattle Times: Seattle officials say Sodo group’s offer to also renovate KeyArena is too late
Seattle Growth Podcast: Tips for maximum effectiveness
The Ringer: Could the Grizzlies be the next NBA team to be sold?
ESPN report on Grizzlies’ buy/sell option
Sports Business Daily: Grizzlies’ Contract With City, County Would Be Difficult To Break

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Peltoncast Live 2017 Seahawks/NFL Preview

Listen to the first ever Peltoncast live show as we crown the winner of our search for Seattle’s best burger (plus the people’s choice) with the help of third Pelton brother Danny Kelly before picking NFL over/under lines and previewing the 2017 Seahawks season.

Contents

Intro – Our selection for Seattle’s best burger between finalists Dick’s Drive-In and Uneeda Burger
18:00 – Making our picks for 2017 NFL over/under win totals
49:30 – Previewing the 2017 Seahawks, looking game by game and then at the offense and defense
1:11 – Bold predictions for the 2017 Seahawks season
1:17 – The fan vote for Seattle’s best burger

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Links
Peltoncast Search for Seattle’s Best Burger
Live show photos
Bovada 2017 season props
BPI projections for the Seahawks schedule
Football Outsiders 2017 Almanac

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Peltoncast No. 71: Seahawks-Packers Preview

Third Pelton Brother Ben B. joins us to recap the Huskies’ season-opening win at Rutgers and preview the Seahawks returning to Green Bay to kick off the 2017 campaign. Plus Seattle media beef and the Storm reach the WNBA playoffs.

Contents

Intro – Getting ready for our live show with special guest Danny Kelly Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar in Capitol Hill.
4:30Seattle Times takes its reporters off KJR’s airwaves.
11:00 – Bad loss for USMNT; Sounders return Sunday to host LA Galaxy.
15:00 – Previewing the Storm’s playoff matchup at Phoenix plus congrats to Sue Bird on becoming the WNBA’s all-time leading assister.
20:00 – Mariners hot takes: Ben B on not watching the Mariners.
23:30 – What should we take from the Huskies pulling away from Rutgers in the second half?
46:00 – Seahawks finalize roster, plus what to expect as they head to Green Bay

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Links
Peltoncast Search for Seattle’s Best Burger
Seattle Times statement on KJR
FiveThirtyEight: SPI projections
Football Outsiders 2017 Almanac
MMQB: Peter King on the Seahawks

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