Tag Archives: NCAA

I Got You Keith

Keith Price and Brad Dobbs chill after spring game

This entire article is an excuse for me to use this photo.

I swear, I think everyone’s favorite player is the backup quarterback.

The thing about team sports, is that in the game of football, the Quarterback gets all the credit, all the good, and almost all of the bad as well.

However, I do subscribe to the NabNoPa (best NCAA ’10 coach to ever live) rule of thought, “If you aren’t good enough to play, you don’t deserve to be on the field.” Is Cyler Miles good enough to play? I would say yes, he is in the program, but he isn’t good enough to start now. Otherwise he would have won the starting job in camp. This is Keith’s team – so buckle up and get ready for the ride.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

#24 No Fair Weather Fans Podcast – Seahawks, Dempsey and Johnny Football

I approve of this podcast.

I approve of this podcast.

You didn’t think we knew our rap music? Well, you would be wrong. A few minutes of Lil’ Flip and his fellow Clover G Records’ artists. You know we always keep it light, but there are a few rants in there. Don’t worry we get back on topic pretty quickly. This podcast can be summed up with the Lil Flip song “The Way We Ball.”

  • Seahawks vs Chargers
  • Clint Dempsey with the Sounders
  • Johnny Manziel and other NCAA investigations

The entire Betty Who – High Society (Soundmen Remix) is at the end of the podcast. The track has been playing all summer for us. You can find them at TheSoundmenMusic.com or follow both of them on Twitter @scottsoundmen and @JamisonSoundMen.

We are bringing the fire, so get your click and get your download on.

Get Your Download On

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

#22 No Fair Weather Fans Podcast – NCAA Tourney, Mariners and More

fgcu meme

All these upsets are making this tournament fun! Relax, everyone’s brackets are wrecked. Dunk U. (FGCU) has won everyone’s heart, not Hart. Mike Hart and the Zags are out, much to the pleasure of Ben. The Mariners made a few moves and we are torn on whether they are good or not. Watch out of all the innuendos!

Other topics touched on:

- Hansen swoops another 7% on the Kings.

- Heat streak is stopped at 27.

- USA soccer win in the snow and “win” a point in Mexico.


Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Irrational Zags Fans: YOU MAD

Zag meme

I heard a lot of chatter from the irrational Gonzaga fans before the NCAA tournament that Mike Hart and the #1 ranked Bulldogs were going to have no problem running through The Big Dance. There was the non-stop “Mike Hart has so much hustle!” or the “Long hair don’t care, Kelly Olynyk can’t be stopped!” Saying a guy has a lot of hustle without mentioning any other part of his game is the same as saying an ugly person is nice (trust me I know, I am really nice). Good players don’t get mentioned with the word hustle, because it goes without saying. All of this, of course, was based on the Zags wrecking the WCC. I know, I know, the WCC is terrible but Gonzaga fans were serious with the WCC talk. I am not even going to get back into how terrible that conference was.

The wheels almost came off in the first game against Southern. As RJ stated in the previous post, that game didn’t have any affect on the next game, which is true. It was merely just a sign of what was to come. Southern exposed Gonzaga for what they were, which is a below the rim team who relied too much on jumpers. That works fine against the crappy WCC, but it doesn’t work against the best teams in the nation. Wichita State put the nails in the coffin on a familiar sight for Gonzaga, putting the Bulldogs out in the Round of 32.

Now that we have seen Gonzaga go do the same ol’, same ol’ in the tourney, all you irrational Zag fans can zip it up with all the “we deserve to be #1″ talk, forever. Gonzaga is a very successful program and what has happened in Spokane fan should be proud of. However, they are only the best of the second tier. Your blind fandom as irrational fans makes for a great atmosphere in The Kennel, but makes it impossible to tell you about the flaws of your team. No matter how many times you were told your team lacks depth, back-court size, they hadn’t played a decent team in almost three months, or the lack of athleticism, you wouldn’t listen to the rational folks of the world. Maybe, you will start to listen after another bad showing on the big boys’ stage.

Irrational Zag fan you have once again been humbled by the poor play of your team against tournament teams. I have used my “Jump to Conclusions” mat to notice that your lack of Facebook, Twitter, texts and other social media mean…


Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This Number has No Significance #14 – NoFairWeatherFans Podcast

Mike Leach or Don Vito


Two podcast within basically 8 days?  Is this some kind of crazy work ethic that nobody saw coming?  Can you answer these questions?  Here’s what we come at you with this week:

  • The NCAA bowl games to watch for this year (half joke, half serious)
  • Mike Leach and the trial – it’s over, thank GOSH
  • Seattle Seahawks vs 49ers this week, looking back at Sunday Night Football

As always, big ups to The Soundmen (@scottdsoundmen on the Twitter, facebook.com/TheSoundmen ) for playing us in, and playing us out.

As usual, click to subscribe to the podcast with that fancy logo in the top right hand corner, find us on iTunes – and as always…


Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Keep the Maui & Great Alaska Shootout, Dump the Rest

Empty Seats cheered for the Huskies Loss

An electric atmosphere at Mohegan Sun

Opening season tournaments are great ways for schedule challenged teams, like Washington, to get out on the road and face some top competition. This gives them hope to build their own personal resumes, as well as, the conference’s.

For Washington – and this is very apparent having watched Washington hoops over the past decade, is that they are a team who feeds off the crowd. They are a very, very tough home team – and the Huskies have traditionally used their crowd to start to build winning streaks and take down others in the PAC-12 who are national powers.

Give last years preseason tournament in MSG, and this year’s tournament at Mohegan Sun (seriously? A casino/WNBA arena?), these are tournaments that are harder for the Husky faithful to follow them and give them the energy that they need.

Against Ohio State earlier today, I think there might have been 15 people at the game, even counting the benches and coaches for both teams on the court. This is pathetic. At least with the tournament at MSG last year, Seattleites would want to go to NYC. NYC is cool. Rural Connecticut probably sucks. I haven’t been there, but looking at the Google Map, I can’t imagine anyone would want to go there besides gamblers. I also tried looking at a Bing Map, and I came to the same conclusion. Norwich hasn’t been a cracking place since 1789.

Going to the east coast also has never done the Huskies any favors. Any time any team from Seattle travels to the east coast, they might as well throw up the L and get back on the charter plane. At least that way, they don’t have an opportunity for that dreaded jet lag. They get more charter plane goodies, such as movies and snacks, for an entire day.

I don’t think winning these games on the east coast does anything for the vaunted “West Coast Bias” that we all know and love in our forested corner of the country. If anything, it hurts the Huskies more to just go there and lose.

These tournaments in Maui and Alaska do draw east coast teams. This is the chance to beat them. Make THEM fly! Plus, it is just easier for guys like me to jump on an Alaska Air direct flight and actually see some of these games and fill these arenas. It is just crazy how empty these arenas are for west coast teams. Unless it is UCLA or Arizona, there is no way you are getting some random from Norwalk off the craps table to go see a game. However, most west coasters would get off their ass to see a decent east coast team beat the tar out of someone like Chaminade or U of Alaska – Anchorage (note, not U of Alaska – Fairbanks, based on this hype video, I would never want to play them in any sport. It’s the BULLS THEME SONG and Kenny Loggins. Note to self, never go to the Carlson Center.)

So Woodward, if you are reading this – let’s keep the Dawgs on the west coast for now.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Cats & Dogs on the Locker Room – 9/22/12

Hey – catch up time!

We’ve been on the radio a bit, and the guys on The Locker Room are catching us up with some past episodes.

See how we can tell the future!  Maybe you should listen to it live, because you will be getting a future forecast.  With the exception of the WSU / CU prediction.  GOOD CALL BEN!

As always, you can listen to this live on KRKO or you can subscribe with the link in the top right hand corner.  Then lastly….you can always:


Tagged , , , , , , ,

Glad You Could Make It

Century Link Field - UW vs Stanford

Word is this place holds 65,000+

I am going to keep this one short and sweet.

If you weren’t at the UW vs Stanford game last Thursday, you missed out.

This was the first time in a long time that the defense played inspired football.  They held down a Stanford offense (which admittedly is NOT the same as last year) that has amassed over 1,000 yards on the ground over their last three meetings to less than 100 yards.

The defense created turnovers.  They kept the team in the game.  However, this isn’t a game recap per-se.  You can read all you want about this on ESPN, considering this was their only game that night.

What I am going to write about is the nearly 10,000 empty seats that had a great view of this victory.

Listen, I get it.  Tailgaiting isn’t the same at Century Link.  Heck, it doesn’t even exist.  The game atmosphere that you would get at Husky Stadium, with the RV’s, the BBQ’s and the games of beer pong are much  more spread out.  There isn’t a “Montlake Lot” and the closest thing to it has a condo high rise going in on it.

Getting there isn’t as easy in comparison to Husky Stadium.  You have to park far away.  Sure, there are light rail and bus options, but those aren’t that good unless you are downtown already.  That’s a mindset that is going to change though as Hansen Palace is erected where the fabled Dreamgirls now stands.

It’s a Thursday.  6:00p.  I get that too.

My point is – make an effort.  Stanford was ranked coming into Seattle with an unproven quarterback an a couple of shaky (and one solid) win under their belts.  They were ripe for picking, and guess what – they got literally picked.

The schedule is setting up favorably now, even if the Huskies take a few tumbles against Oregon & USC.

USC is the next home game.  Let’s sell it out.

Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Programming Note – Ben & Brad on “The Locker Room” Today @ 11:00a

Just a quick reminder – Ben and Brad are going to be on Fox Sports 1380 this morning at 11:00am on The Locker Room  doing some “Cats and Dogs” – talking UW and WSU football.

Then, if you are a true fan – you will come watch us up at the 13th Ave Pub in Lynnwood, where if you stick around for the whole game, Maury picks up someone’s tab, as well as opening night Silvertips tickets.

RADIO TIME! – and for those who don’t catch it, we will be posting the segment later in the week.

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Digesting UW – Week 1 vs. SDSU

Keith Price - (Photo Courtesy of the Seattle Times)

Uh – I will throw that to ASJ…again (Photo Courtesy of the Seattle Times)

There is a sports cliché that has always gotten my nerves, but when it applies to the team you pull for, it’s a phrase you welcome.

“A W is a W.”

This is very applicable and the best way to sum up Washington’s first home game at CenturyLink this last weekend.

In a game where one unit of the team struggled that nobody expected (the offense) and one unit unexpectedly excelled (defense) does lead to an interesting chemistry that may evolve as the season progresses.

First things first – this offense struggled against a decent mid-major defense. After two quick scores (aided by a Tre Watson interception), it seemed as if the rout was on. You could feel it in the stands. Unfortunately, that is where that excitement ended.

Not that there were not chances, but terrible mistakes and penalties kept the Huskies out of the end zone for the rest of the half, robbing them of the momentum shifting score that would possibly break the Aztecs back.

This elusive score never came. Offensive pass interference calls, an inept running game that wasn’t helped by a Jesse Callier season-ending injury, and a seemingly aloof Keith Price (even though the stat sheet would not show that) kept shooting the offense in the foot before it had a chance to get going.

The tale though from this night was the much improved play of the defensive unit.

One touchdown from a fumble recovery (which for the most part was the deciding score in the game) and an early interception kept the Huskies in the game.

Ryan Katz was always under some sort of pressure, but to his credit he was able to escape some of that pressure for deep scrambles and first downs.

However, marking the QB is something that can be coached and fixed. It was rather relieving to see a QB drop back and not immediately able to always get the ball off to the number one check down. I can’t think of a game where that consistently happened.

In closing – it was great to see the defense get off to a great start and keep the team in the game. It was rather frustrating to see the offense not be able to capitalize on opportunities. However, the glass half full approach on this is that the offense is going to gel. The defense just needs to maintain status quo.

If that is the case, there will be happier game days ahead.

Next, Death Valley.

Tagged , , , , ,

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25 other followers