Peltoncast No. 271

On location from Oregon wine country, we review Safeway fried chicken before discussing big names available to the Kraken in the expansion draft, the Sounders’ unbeaten streak coming to an end and the Seahawks in ESPN’s future power rankings.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Xicha Brewing Guava Golden Ale and Chela Mexican-Style Lager
5:14 – Coaches Corner returns!
10:17 – Searching for Seattle’s best fried chicken at Safeway
25:43 – Big names available to Kraken in expansion draft
40:54 – Seattle sports roundup: Sounders finally lose, Laura Harvey returns to OL Reign
44:07 – Why have USA Basketball’s men’s and women’s teams lost so many pre-Olympic exhibitions?
1:02:34 – Debating the Seahawks’ spot in ESPN’s future power rankings

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Links
– Pagliacci website
– Peltoncast on Instagram
Xicha Brewing Guava Golden Ale and Chela Mexican-Style Lager
Safeway website
Search for Seattle’s best fried chicken homepage
ESPN+ (Fowler): Ranking the NFL’s top 10 WRs for 2021
ESPN+ (Fowler): Ranking the NFL’s top 10 WRs for 2021

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Peltoncast No. 270

We toast to Italy claiming the Euro on penalties, discuss Tristan’s return to M’s fandom and where Seahawks including Russell Wilson have landed in ESPN+’s position rankings.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Fremont Loreto Mexican-Style Lager
1:30 – NostraJimmer precisely predicts Euro final outcome
20:46 – Searching for Seattle’s best fried chicken at Simply Soulful Cafe
31:11 – Kraken announce preseason schedule
33:47 – M’s hot takes: No more hot takes
40:54 – Seattle sports roundup: Sounders win again, OL Reign get off schneid
43:00 – Storm reach Commissioner’s Cup final
47:52 – Position ranking discussion

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Links
– Pagliacci website
– Peltoncast on Instagram
Fremont Loreto Mexican-Style Lager
Simply Soulful Cafe website
Search for Seattle’s best fried chicken homepage
FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
American Soccer Analysis xGoals
ESPN+ (Fowler): Ranking the NFL’s top 10 QBs for 2021

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Peltoncast No. 269

Our Kraken fan correspondent Randy Cote of Talkin’ Taco Time fame joins to walk us through what to expect as the expansion and NHL Drafts approach. Plus we try Rainier Seltzer and discuss a (non-)update on NBA expansion from commissioner Adam Silver.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Rainier Apple Seltzer
2:48 – Italy men’s soccer reaches Euro final
19:17 – Talking Kraken excitement with Randy
39:05 – Randy helps us recap the Top Chef: Portland finale and fallout (SPOILER ALERT)
50:58 – Searching for Seattle’s best fried chicken at Endolyne Joe’s (END SPOILERS)
1:04:03 – M’s hot takes: Run Differential Day
1:07:41Adam Silver again pours cold water on expansion talk
1:18:02 – Seattle sports roundup: Sounders unbeaten start reaches 12, OL Reign coaching change, Storm waives goodbye to Candice Dupree
1:24:40 – Not overreacting to J.T. Tuimoloau committing to Ohio State

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Links
– Pagliacci website
– Peltoncast on Instagram
Ryan S. Clark on Twitter
Ryan’s Kraken coverage for The Athletic
Rainier seltzer
Endolyne Joe’s website
Search for Seattle’s best fried chicken homepage
SNL: Dole’s Dream Debate
FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
American Soccer Analysis xGoals

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Peltoncast No. 268

We welcome back Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic Seattle to help us understand the Kraken’s selection of Dave Hakstol as the first coach in franchise history, then discuss the Storm losing a showdown in Las Vegas and changes to the NCAA’s rules on player name, image and likeness usage.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Fremont Giovanni Italian-Style Pilsner
7:19 – Italy men’s soccer preps for Euro showdown
17:57 – Talking Hakstol, AHL affiliate and more with Clark
48:42 – Searching for Seattle’s best fried chicken at Watson’s Counter
56:00 – Listener email on sexual harassment in the restaurant industry
1:00:05 – Blazers’ hire of Chauncey Billups as coach draws fire due to 1997 rape allegations against Billups
1:09:34 – Seattle sports roundup: M’s reliever first ejected in “foreign substance” crackdown, Sounders stay unbeaten, Storm lose in OT
1:17:49 – College sports NIL changes allowing athletes to make money from endorsements

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Links
– Pagliacci website
– Peltoncast on Instagram
Ryan S. Clark on Twitter
Ryan’s Kraken coverage for The Athletic
Fremont Giovanni Italian-Style Pilsner
Watson’s Counter website
Search for Seattle’s best fried chicken homepage
Kevin on The Hoop Collective podcast
FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
American Soccer Analysis xGoals

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Peltoncast No. 267

A Pride-themed episode drinks Fremont’s Pride Kolsch before toasting to the return of fans at full capacity to Washington’s football stadiums and resuming our search for Seattle’s best fried chicken.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Fremont Pride Kolsch
9:30 – Searching for Seattle’s best fried chicken at Chi Mac
16:33Tristan’s eating in Portland
20:38 – Update on the Blazers’ coaching search
29:00 – Roundup: Kraken hire a color analyst, Sounders return with win
33:11 – Discussing Italy in the Euros
47:38 – Key game for Storm in inaugural WNBA Commissioner’s Cup

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Links
– Pagliacci website
Remembering the 1995-96 Sonics with Coach George Karl
Remembering the 1995-96 Sonics with Wally Walker
– Peltoncast on Instagram
Fremont Pride Kolsch
Chi Mac website
Search for Seattle’s best fried chicken homepage
Why I raised my fist: JT Brown
FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
American Soccer Analysis xGoals

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Remembering the 1995-96 Sonics with Wally Walker

It’s been 25 years since the Sonics reached the 1996 NBA Finals. In part two of our series, we remember that team with President and GM Wally Walker, discussing the offseason moves that helped the Sonics move past back-to-back first-round losses, key moments and the Finals matchup with the 72-10 Chicago Bulls. Don’t forget to listen to part one with head coach George Karl.

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Other Sonics history podcasts
– The History of KeyArena
– Hersey Hawkins Interview
– All Sonics history podcasts

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Peltoncast No. 266

After Tristan recounts his dominant play against 9-year-olds at his son’s baseball practice, we discuss the Storm emerging as the WNBA’s best team and possible Seahawks contract extensions.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Silver City Ziggy Zoggy Beer
7:52Coach’s Player’s corner
16:56 – Reckoning with sexual misconduct allegations against Edouardo Jordan
29:00 – State of the Blazers’ coaching search
37:54 – OL Reign-Sounders doubleheader on tap
41:58 – Storm dominant on undefeated road trip
44:37 – Discussing possible College Football Playoff expansion
55:00Duane Brown seeking contract extension, Jamal Adams excused from minicamp

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Links
– Pagliacci website
Silver City Ziggy Zoggy Beer
– Peltoncast on Instagram
Seattle Times: Edouardo Jordan accused by 15 women of sexual misconduct or unwanted touching
Seattle Times: Staff at Jordan’s restaurants quite following sexual misconduct allegations
Spain: Sports world needs to prevent, not just respond to sexual harassment
Eric Rivera tweet
Melissa Miranda post
Search for Seattle’s best fried chicken homepage
FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
American Soccer Analysis xGoals

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Remembering the 1995-96 Sonics with Coach George Karl

It’s been 25 years since the Sonics reached the 1996 NBA Finals. In the first part of our series, Kevin remembers that team with head coach George Karl, looking at a roster led by Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp and key moments as the Sonics overcame first-round demons and beat the two teams that won the previous two championships (Houston) and reached the next two Finals (Utah).

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Other Sonics history podcasts
– The History of KeyArena
– Hersey Hawkins Interview
– All Sonics history podcasts

Additional links
– George Karl on Twitter
– Truth + Basketball podcast
– Sonics Forever podcast

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Peltoncast No. 265 with Ryan S. Clark

The Kraken landed the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft in last week’s lottery and Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic Seattle helps us unpack what that means. Then we recap our taste test of Seattle’s first family of fried chicken: Ezell’s and Heaven Sent.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – An old standard beer and a “new” old standard seltzer
9:08 – Talking NHL Draft, team building and coaching search with Ryan
37:05 – Searching for Seattle’s best fried chicken head to head at Ezell’s and Heaven Sent
54:31 – More food talk: Salare to close, grilled chicken at Mama Bird
59:46 – Looking at the Blazers’ offseason and Damian Lillard’s future
1:22:02 – M’s hot takes: Taking the blame on Jarred Kelenic’s demotion
1:24:34 – Coach’s corner
1:27:50 – Roundup: Another OL Reign loss, Storm splits thrillers with Wings
1:31:00Julio Jones isn’t coming to the Seahawks

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Links
– Pagliacci website
Ryan S. Clark on Twitter
– Peltoncast on Instagram
Ezell’s Famous Chicken
Heaven Sent Fried Chicken website
Search for Seattle’s best fried chicken homepage
Salare announcement
Mama Bird website
FanGraphs playoff odds
FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
American Soccer Analysis xGoals

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Peltoncast No. 264

After wrapping up the UW softball season following a loss in the super regionals to Oklahoma, we discuss the possibility of the Seahawks trading for Julio Jones and Dan Hughes’ decision to retire midseason as Storm’s head coach.

Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza

Intro – Fremont Vega IPA
5:00 – Pouring one out for UW softball and an incredible group of super seniors
14:00 – Would trading for Jones make sense for the Seahawks?
35:08 – Searching for Seattle’s best fried chicken in Tacoma at Southern Kitchen
42:25 – More food talk: Cookie at Cornelly and an outstanding chicken sandwich at Portland’s Toki
52:28 – Blazers tie Nuggets 2-2
58:14 – Food at Climate Pledge Arena
1:03:21 – Soccer Roundup: Sounders play scoreless draw, Reign lose Rose Lavelle’s debut
1:08:20 – Looking at the Storm’s decision to promote Noelle Quinn to head coach
1:22:15 – My full interview with Hughes on his retirement

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Links
– Pagliacci website
– Peltoncast on Instagram
Fremont Vega IPA
Southern Kitchen website
Search for Seattle’s best fried chicken homepage
Cornelly website
Toki website
The Climate Collective
FanGraphs playoff odds
FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index
American Soccer Analysis xGoals
Kevin’s news story on Dan Hughes retiring
Kevin’s news story on Noelle Quinn taking over as head coach
Over the Cap: Julio Jones contract
Football Outsiders WR DVOA

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