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
All Talkin’ Taco Time podcasts

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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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Peltoncast No. 145

The UW men’s basketball winning streak is over, and so is Tristan’s streak of eating Li’l Woody’s Burger Month burgers. But we forge on with a breakdown of why the Huskies lost plus more instant ramen talk.

Contents

Intro – We’re still snowed in
3:00 – Tough times for veteran Northwest craft brewers
9:00 – More instant ramen talk + instant ramen hacks
15:30 – Li’l Woody’s Burger Month update
19:00 – Seattle Sports Star of the Year recap
23:00 – Markelle Fultz traded
31:00 – Roundup: Investigation clears M’s, Sounders continue preseason, UW football adds to 2019 class
38:30 – What went wrong for the Huskies at ASU and what does it mean?

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Links
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Oregonian: BridgePort shutting down in latest Portland brewery closure
– Katie’s instant ramen photo
– Tristan on his ramen consumption
– Li’l Woody’s #SeattleBurgerMonth page
– Kevin’s grades for the Markelle Fultz trade (ESPN+)
– NCAA men’s basketball rankings
– ESPN Bracketology
– Kenpom.com
– Ken Pomeroy on WSU’s Arizona trip
– The Athletic Seattle: Jayson Jenks on Klay Thompson at WSU

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Peltoncast No. 144

A snowed-in episode of the Peltoncast featuring The Famous Cousin Katie turns our attention to instant ramen before considering the toughest challenge yet to the perfect Pac-12 record for UW men’s basketball.

Contents

Intro – Drinking spring beer in a winter wonderland
5:00 – Li’l Woody’s Burger Month is back
15:00 – Instant ramen memories and review
40:00 – Arena talk: Sodo Arena reiterates interest in street vacation; construction update from OVG
46:00 – Roundup: Sounders lose scrimmage, Reign FC moves, S2 rebrands, UW football preps for signing day
54:00 – Previewing UW men’s hoops trip to Arizona, including the latest on Noah Dickerson’s availability

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Links
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Li’l Woody’s #SeattleBurgerMonth page
– Nissin Top Ramen
– Maruchan Ramen
– Sodo Group letter to Seattle City Council
– King5: Arena construction under way as investors seek tax relief
– NCAA men’s basketball rankings
– ESPN Bracketology
– Kenpom.com
– Mitch Unfiltered with Coach Hop and Kevin

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Peltoncast No. 143

UW men’s hoops keeps rolling undefeated in Pac-12 play after sweeping the Oregon road trip, and so too does our ramen bracket. Plus we toast Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame selection and discuss Howard Schultz’s apology to Sonics fans.

Contents

Intro – Congrats to Edgar!
9:00 – Ramen bracket: Ooink vs. Suika with Steven Nguyen
27:30 – NBA talk: Phoenix arena deal, developments elsewhere, Schultz apology
53:30 – Roundup: Nouhou transfer rumors, Pro Bowl recap
1:02 – Again pondering how good Husky men’s hoops is at 7-0 in conference

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Links
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Ooink
– Suika
– Arizona Republic: Phoenix city council approves $230 million Suns arena-renovation deal
– ESPN.com: How Seattle is planning to create the perfect NHL franchise
– The Guardian: Top 10 January transfer targets
– ESPN Bracketology
– ESPN+: 2020 NBA Mock Draft

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Peltoncast No. 142

Our search for Seattle’s best ramen begins with top-seeded Ramen Danbo against Betsu Ten Jin, plus Husky men’s hoops sweeps the Bay Area schools to move atop the Pac-12 at 5-0 before the schedule toughens.

Contents

Intro – Time for spring seasonals? (No!)
2:00 – Ramen bracket: Danbo vs. Betsu Ten Jin with James Darnbrook
25:30 – A Peltoncast retraction
28:00 – Roundup: #EdgarHOF eve, new Sounders jersey sponsors
33:00 – Is there hope for Paxton Lynch with the Seahawks? Plus 2015 NFC Championship Game memories
52:30 – Previewing the UW men traveling to Oregon plus getting a commit from five-star recruit Isaiah Stewart

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Links
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Ramen Danbo
– Betsu Ten Jin on Yelp
– Amazon Web Services ad mentioning ramen
– BBHOF Tracker
– Sounder at Heart: Chad Marshall says he’s fully recovered from surgery
– Isaiah Stewart picks UW

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Peltoncast No. 141

We move into a brave new post-football world with the unveiling of our bracket for Seattle’s best ramen and a look at UW men’s basketball starting Pac-12 play 3-0.

Contents

Intro – Saying goodbye to an old friend
10:00 – L.A. food diary
32:00 – Ramen bracket unveil
44:00 – Roundup: NHL Seattle hire, #EdgarHOF update, saying goodbye to Osvaldo Alonso, Huskies in NFL Draft, Alex McGough departure
1:05 – How has Husky men’s hoops started conference play so strong?

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Links
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Guisados
– Majordomo website
– BBHOF Tracker
– Jason Sardell HOF projections
– Osvaldo Alonso’s farewell to Seattle
– ESPN Bracketology
– 2017 ESPN Recruiting Nation player rankings

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Peltoncast No. 140: 2018 Seahawks Review with Ben Baldwin

We welcome Ben Baldwin of The Athletic Seattle to help us look back at the Seahawks’ 2018 season, ahead to the upcoming offseason and review our preseason over/under total picks.

Contents

Intro – More discussion of Saturday night’s loss
10:30 – Looking back on our 2018 DVOA predictions
33:00 – Offseason preview, including in or out for key free agents
49:00 – How did we do in preseason over/unders?

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Links
– Peltoncast on Instagram
– Seahawks-Cowboys Recap
– Ben Baldwin on Twitter
– Ben’s archive on The Athletic Seattle
– Football Outsiders DVOA
– NFL QBR

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