No Fair Weather Fans #8 4-8-12

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend, and what better to come back to work on Monday (or if you are a night-owl on Sunday) your podcast fetcher finding another episode of No Fair Weather Fans.  We are up to episode #8, which is 2 podcasts away from the ever important 10 podcast milestone.  Why is that a milestone you ask?  Well, you need to set goals, and setting one that is only 2 spots away feels good to complete when it is easy!  BUCKETS!

Podcast topics this week -

  • Bountygate
  • Seahawks New Uniforms
  • Mariners off to the right start

Sit back and relax with the sounds of the Soundmen to take you in, and also take you out.

Make sure to subscribe on iTunes, Zune – or even with the handy-dandy feed in the top right of the site.  If you don’t do any of that, you can always…


Seahawks Quarterback Poll

We all know the Seattle Seahawks signed Matt Flynn. What if they hadn’t? What if you could hop in your ’88 DeLorean and get any quarterback for the Seahawks you wanted? Who would  Max Unger snap it to, Marshawn get the ball from and Rice catch it from?

NFWF #7 Podcast

With Brad being all the way across the country we went with a podcast that featured us on both coasts. Also, Brad had to take care of matters involving his day job so, Ben is taking on the task of battling technology and getting this podcast to the people. On top of that we had too much glory for our site to handle so, we had to expand our space. Hopefully, it works out and all of you can give it a listen.

Quarterbacks all over the place

Athletes and fans interactions via social media

Other off topic discussions

#7 Podcast

Another Little Something

This post is coming to you from Da Vinci’s Pizza on Aurora, with friends, watching FSU versus Cincinnati, and waiting for the pizza to cook. Here is a little response to Mark Wahlberg on Friday.


Matt Flynn – Let’s Get Real

Matt Flynn talks to reporters in a beanie.

Matt - beards and beanies go hand in hand here in Seattle. You can't wear that on South Beach!

Hey Matt -

Miami sounds nice.  The idea of it, Miami Beach, South Beach, the sun, the ladies – it all sounds very appealing.  I completely understand as to why you would want to take a trip to see what the Dolphins have to say when it comes to playing football in Florida.

Word around the campfire is that they have offered you the starting position, straight up.  Wow, that’s quite an offer.  However, what is good in life when it just handed to you like that?  Wouldn’t you rather have to earn it against a worthy foe like Tavaris Jackson and possibly Josh Portis?  Imagine how you will feel when you topple those giants to lead a team like the Seattle Seahawks.

Speaking of the Hawks, let’s take a quick glance between the two teams here. Without a question, the Fins have been a very successful franchise.  However, when putting them up against the Hawks, who is the better choice now?

  • Miami has won 2 Super Bowls, with wins in 1972 and 1973.  Seattle, well has none.  However, the Seahawks didn’t really exist until 1976.  That’s not fair!  The Hawks didn’t have a chance to even beat them then.  Advantage? – Seattle.
  • Miami last won their division in 2008.  Seattle last won their division in 2010.  Seattle did that by being even under .500 with a 7-9 record, then started an earthquake when they toppled the New Orleans Saints.  Imagine when Seattle finishes above .500!  The Olympic Peninsula could be an island.  Be a man who can literally move mountains, Matt.  Miami is going to be underwater anyways in a few years at the rate we are ripping through fossil fuels.  Advantage? - Seattle.
  • You are only as good as your team around you.  Miami just traded Brandon Marshall, a sure-handed target, away to the Bears for a few 3rd rounders.  Who’s left, Greg Camarillo and Davone Bess?  Here in Seattle, the Hawks have Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate, a fat Mike Williams, Ben Obamanu and lastly, the best player you have never heard of in Ricardo Lockette.  We hear that Lockette is basically one of the fastest humans ever. We know you are accurate, but who cares?  Time to chuck it! Advantage? - Seattle.
  • You can’t throw the ball 60 times a game.  That’s not good for your arm or good for a game plan.  You have to be able to rely on the line and also the running back behind you.  Seattle just resigned Marshawn Lynch, coming off a 1,200-yard season and 12 rushing touchdowns.  He even caught a touchdown pass.  Reggie Bush on the other hand, barely got over a 1,000-yards, only scored 6 rushing touchdowns and had one receiving touchdown.  Marshawn caught as many TD’s as Reggie.  I thought Reggie was supposed to be a crazy good back for the pass. Numbers don’t lie, Matt!  Plus, Marshawn eats Skittles on the field.  He puts them on his shoes and gets fined.  Reggie gets his cleats from one of the Kardashian’s clothing stores. Advantage? - Seattle.
  • Paul Allen owns the Seahawks.  The guy basically prints money, has yachts all over the place and for the most part can buy and sell your family.  Sure, You can’t sneeze at Stephen A. Ross, but Paul has $10 billion more dollars.  Paul Allen might just buy the Dolphins if you sign with them and then fold them, essentially forcing you to be a member of the Seahawks. Advantage? - Seattle.
  • Pete Carroll is your coach in Seattle.  He is a really cool guy.  Joe Philbin?  Sure, he might have been your OC in Green Bay, but variety is the spice of life. Advantage? - Seattle.
  • The guy that drafted you in Green Bay is now in Seattle.  He is a really cool guy too.  The guy who runs football operations in Miami has the last name Ireland, sounds like a drunk.  Not responsible.  Advantage? - Seattle.

Matt – I think I could go on for a few more paragraphs, but this seems pretty solid to me.  Seattle.  It snowed today and now it is sunny.  It’s like Green Bay and Miami at the same time!

Go Hawks.

#6 NFWF Podcast

I wish we had more to say for ourselves, but we don’t.  But hey!  It’s back!  After ringing up about $28 in unused LibSyn hosting (free money you guys, don’t go spending it all in one place) we figured after a hiatus, it’s back.  Consistently?  Who knows!  Life is unpredictable!  Live it to the fullest!

So sit back, fire up your favorite podcast catcher (with the Feedburner link in the top right), iTunes or Zune (I think!) and get our takes on:

  • UW Basketball Tournament Chances
  • Seahawks Free Agency Moves
  • WSU Post Leach Era, So Far.



I Am Good On Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning at the Line, making calls

Are you counting neck surgeries? I think you are wrong.

The deadline looms for the Colts and Peyton Manning to make a decision about his future in Indy.  Will he be cut before the roster bonus?  Will Indy keep him and draft Andrew Luck (or RG3 – holding out hope) anyways and pay two quarterbacks more than the GDP that Indy puts out in a year?

Nobody knows exactly what is going to happen, so of course the speculation has been rampant since the last game of the season in which Indy cemented their pick atop the 2012 Draft.  The prevailing rumor mill has Peyton being dismissed for the guy with the craziest neck beard in California and Peyton hitting the market.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Peyton as a person.  I think he is a great role model for countless kids across the country, learning how to play QB the right way as well as carrying himself in a professional manner.  It is arguable that he will go down as one of the greatest to play, despite his brother finding a way to win more Super Bowls than him at this point in their careers.

But to be perfectly honest, Peyton has had more neck surgeries than most WWE wrestlers will ever have, all in the course of a year.  Bones have been fused, nerves aren’t quite the same and his main issue is that he can’t feel the triceps on his throwing arm.  That’s a pretty big issue for a quarterback, let alone a human being that likes to use said arm.  So with that being said, of course he is being linked to Seattle.

I am not a huge Tavaris fan.  I think Tavaris is serviceable, and if given time (as he likes to hold the ball) he can make plays well enough to get this team through a few victories next year.  Some would argue that even Peyton with a dead arm is probably better than Tavaris, or Peyton going with his off arm may be more accurate than Jackson.  However, for a team that is reloading at all positions with youth, I don’t think going and getting a 35+ year old QB with a neck made up of solder & Gorilla Glue is the best option for the Hawks.  Between you and me, I would like to see Peyton go into the Hall of Fame sans a head halo, and at this point he seems to be on that route.

So this is my call out to Pete – let’s explore trading down and getting a QB in the 2nd or 3rd, maybe even later where these guys like to pan out.  Matty Flynn, everyone’s back-up-QB-turned-starter-de-jour was taken in the 7th round.  Here’s my vote for Brandon Weeden (yes, I know he is old, but still about 10 years younger that Manning) with that 2nd round pick.  Now that’s something I can get behind.

Hey NFL, I Have Backup Plansl

Enough is enough with this lockout ! It has been 116 days. I have heard it has been close to being over, like, 19 times. If its close, let’s get it done. I started joking early on about in lockout that there wouldn’t be a season. Now, I am starting to think there really might not be one. This has made me start thinking about what to do if the season doesn’t go down. Read the rest of this entry »


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