Recap: UW Beats Utah State

The Huskies earned their first NCAA tournament win since 2011 by beating Utah State 78-61 Friday in Columbus. We recap how the Huskies knocked off the Aggies and look ahead to their matchup with top-seeded North Carolina.

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– Kenpom.com

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Talkin’ Taco Time: Menu Madness Recap

Taco Time Northwest’s Menu Madness has crowned Mexi-fries the top item on the menu, and TTNW marketing assistant Thomas Huddleston joins us to discuss what we learned from the voting.

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Links
Thomas on Twitter
Talkin’ Taco Time on Twitter
Taco Time Menu Madness homepage
All Talkin’ Taco Time podcasts

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Peltoncast No. 150

With the help of Third Pelton Brother Zach Whitman, we complete our search and crown Seattle’s best ramen. Then a recap of Seahawks free agency and a look at how UW men’s basketball can beat Utah State in the NCAA tournament.

Contents

Intro – Happy trails to Max Unger as he retires
6:30 – Ramen bracket final: Ooink vs. Tsukushinbo with Zach
38:00 – More on our search for Seattle’s best sandwich
43:00Tristan’s Austin eating
53:00 – Opening Day M’s hot takes
57:00 – Sounders stay perfect
59:30 – Breaking down Seahawks’ start to free agency plus farewell to Earl Thomas
1:27 – Why Kevin is feeling better about UW’s changes against Utah State

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Links
– Peltoncast Men’s Tournament Challenge Group
– Peltoncast Women’s Tournament Challenge Group
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Taco Time Menu Madness
– Zach Whitman on Twitter
– Ooink
– Tsuksuhinbo
– Phorale grand opening fiesta
– NHL Seattle: first look inside arena construction
– OverTheCap.com compensatory pick tracker
– FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
– Kenpom.com
– FiveThirtyEight March Madness Predictions

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NCAA Tournament First Thoughts

Despite losing to Oregon in the Pac-12 Tournament final, the Washington men’s basketball team earned its first NCAA tournament berth in eight years as an at-large and will face Utah State in the opening round. We react and offer a first look at the matchup with the Aggies.

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Links
– Peltoncast Group on ESPN Men’s Tournament Challenge
– Kenpom.com

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Peltoncast No. 149

It’s tourney time. We set the finals of our search for Seattle’s best ramen, offer an update on Taco Time’s Menu Madness and preview whether UW men’s hoops can avoid selection show drama by winning the Pac-12 Tournament.

Contents

Intro – Menu Madness update
4:00 – Ramen bracket: Ooink vs. Tokyo-Ya with the Axiomatician
26:30 – Seattle’s best sandwich intro
32:30 – Roundup: Felix opening day streak to end, Sounders win again
39:30 – Seahawks suffer defections on opening of pre-free agency
56:00 – UW women’s basketball season ends in Pac-12 semifinals
1:01 – Why has Husky men’s hoops struggled the last two weekends?

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Links
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Taco Time Menu Madness
– Jesse (the Axiomatician) on Twitter
– Ooink
– Tokyo-Ya Ramen
– Justin Coleman reports
– Ian Rapoport Davis report
– Rapoport on Frank Clark
– FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
– ESPN Bracketology
– Kenpom.com
– Kenpom Pac-12 Tournament projections

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Talkin’ Taco Time: Menu Madness Preview

Taco Time Northwest has unveiled “Menu Madness,” a tournament pitting 32 top menu items against each other to decide the most popular one. Nobody is more prepared to analyze the action than Talkin’ Taco Time. We break down the matchups, complain about snubs and fill out two brackets: what we’d pick as winner, and what we expect to win.

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Links
Talkin’ Taco Time on Twitter
Taco Time Menu Madness homepage
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Peltoncast No. 148

In advance of senior day, we rank a class that led UW men’s basketball to the Pac-12 regular-season title despite an inexplicable loss last Thursday at Cal. Plus our search for Seattle’s best ramen reaches the semifinals with the Famous Cousin Katie.

Contents

Intro – Kevin finally pays his sour-beer debt
11:30 – Ramen bracket: Ramen Danbo vs. Tsukushinbo
30:30 – Quick recap of Kevin’s Boston eating
37:00 – Adam Silver comments on expansion at Sloan Conference
45:00 – Sounders open 2019 with blowout win
48:00 – Seahawks franchise Frank Clark
56:30 – What does losing to Cal mean for the Huskies’ NCAA tournament hopes?

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Links
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Taco Time Menu Madness
– The Famous Cousin Katie on Twitter
– Ramen Danbo
– Tsukushinbo website
– Bon Appetit’s top 10 new restaurants of 2018
– Adam Silver 1-on-1 with Bill Simmons on YouTube
– FiveThirtyEight SPI ratings
– Mike Leach on establishing the run
– NCAA men’s basketball rankings
– ESPN Bracketology
– Kenpom.com

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Peltoncast No. 147

We review Husky men’s basketball clinching at least a share of the Pac-12 men’s basketball regular-season title with two weeks left to play. Before that, we complete our ramen bracket final four by picking between Tsukushinbo and Aloha Ramen.

Contents

Intro – Pouring one out for the Seattle Weekly
5:00 – Tyler Gardner helps us with the last first-round ramen matchup
32:00 – Seattle Burger Month enters final week
34:30 – Roundup: Steve Ballmer on possible Inglewood arena, Yusei Kikuchi debuts for M’s
40:30 – Previewing the Sounders’ 2019 season, which opens Saturday against expansion club FC Cincinnati, and looking back on their inaugural 2009 season
1:00 – No comp picks for Seahawks ahead of combine
1:05 – Can UW men’s hoops assure an NCAA tournament spot ahead of the Pac-12 Tournament?

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Links
– Talkin’ Taco Time: Eric Randall of Tacocat
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Crosscut: Seattle Weekly to cease print publication
– Tyler Gardner on Twitter
– Tsukushinbo website
– Aloha Ramen on Yelp
– Cowboy ramen at Barbecue Smith
– Li’l Woody’s #SeattleBurgerMonth page
– NBA.com: Ballmer unwavering on stadium project
– Yusei Kikuchi strikes out Joey Votto
– Sounders nightfall kit
– NCAA men’s basketball rankings
– ESPN Bracketology
– Kenpom.com

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Talkin’ Taco Time: Eric Randall of Tacocat

After an extended winter break, the world’s greatest Taco Time Northwest podcast returns with Eric Randall of the aptly-named Tacocat, who tells us what the wieneto is, why he ate them growing up in Longview and how the band continues to eat Taco Time regularly. Plus we catch up on extensive Taco Time news, including renovations to one of our home locations and menu changes.

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Links
Talkin’ Taco Time on Twitter
Tacocat on Twitter
Tacocat website
Eli’s Weineto menu photo
Wieneto photo from the other Taco Time
Tacocat/Taco Time Twitter exchanges
Taco Time correspondent Randy on Twitter
Chris’ photo of car damage at the Burien Taco Time
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Peltoncast No. 146

A food-heavy edition resumes our ramen bracket with South End entrants Arashi and Tokyo-ya and reviews what Kevin ate in Charleston as part of his trip to All-Star Weekend, plus a preview of UW men’s hoops hosting Utah and Colorado.

Contents

Intro – A toast to Jack Sikma and other Hall of Fame finalists with Seattle ties
10:00 – Tyee alum Michael Sawyer joins us for the Arashi-Tokyo-ya ramen matchup
40:00 – Kevin’s Charleston (and Charlotte) food diary
1:01 – Roundup: Another Seattle councilmember won’t run for reelection, Sounders play lone home preseason match, UW softball opens season
1:07 – Husky men survive scare at WSU, return home

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Links
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Michael Sawyer on Twitter
– Tyee Wikipedia Page
– Tokyo-ya Ramen
– Arashi ramen
– Li’l Woody’s #SeattleBurgerMonth page
– The soul of barbecue is being reimagined in Charleston
– Kevin’s ESPN+ Hall of Fame case for Jack Sikma
– NCAA men’s basketball rankings
– ESPN Bracketology
– Kenpom.com
– Kevin’s ESPN+ story on projection Zion Williamson

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