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#26 No Fair Weather Fans Podcast – NFL Trade Deadline, The 12′s and Fantasy Genie

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All these topics fuel the fire of rants. Why is there even a trade deadline in the NFL, it is clearly the most boring trade deadline in sports. Seattle fans rarely apply rational thought toward their beloved Seahawks. Why is your fantasy team bad? It’s really simple and the Fantasy Genie tells you why.

  • Jared Allen was on the Seahawks radar.
  • The Seahawks are 8-1? You wouldn’t know listening to fans.
  • Simple ways to fix your fantasy team.

The Soundmen make our intro, and your ratings and love help make this podcast available to the masses.  Give it a rating (5 stars!) and a sweet review (much love).  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.

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#23 No Fair Weather Fans Podcast – Hockey, Baseball and being back on the Internet

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This is a lesson folks, a lesson in not taking half of the year off.  We have opinions, and we want to share them.  We figured MP3 or AAC would be the best way to do that, and we have let you down.  Well fear no more, another unprepared podcast done from the hip is here to “entertain” you and learn up some hockey!  Or, at least learn that Brad claims to have a favorite team but knows nothing about them.  Also a good time!

  • Dallas Stars & San Jose Sharks offSeason talk
  • some Mariners
  • some soccer
  • doomsday scenario time!

Join us folks.  Point your podcast fetchers, your URL’s and your ears.  Listen in and enjoy sports talk on a few days delay.  Also, Granny – get a Mac.


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What the M’s Sell at the Deadline This Year

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Since the M’s won’t be doing any celebrating in October this year, the trade deadline becomes the last exciting thing for Mariners’ baseball as they continue on their non-playoff baseball ways.

When the Mariners are in this position, they have tended to be sellers on the market come the trade deadline, in an effort to try to get the young prospects to continue the rebuilding process. Normally, I would support this 100%. This is the first year where I want to see the Mariners stand pat.

Why you ask? I think the reason is simple – Jack is no longer managing the Mariners and their talent with the best interest of the team at heart. He is managing to try to save his neck, and with the call-up of Zunino and Franklin it just goes to show that he is willing to do anything to try to save the franchise at this point.

With that in mind, I don’t trust him to make the moves when shipping off someone like a Kendrys Morales or Hisashi Iwakuma, as I have lost faith in his ability to bring quality talent back.

These are the two guys where the Mariners should be getting some phone calls. Iwakuma is looking like one of the best pitchers in the AL this year, and he is signed for peanuts for the next couple of seasons. His contract is a bargain, and should help net higher upside prospects for a team looking to make a run. Morales on the other hand is only one a one year deal, a sort of rent-a-bat, but he hits for average and pop, which would be good for a contending team needing a stick.

Jack Z in my opinion is becoming a lame duck in office. I would rather see what a different GM might do with the pieces in place instead of dealing with one last blunder from Jack coming to this trade deadline. I don’t want to see another Fister trade. Nobody wants to see that again.

Jack – just stand pat. Please.

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#20 No Fair Weather Fans Podcast – PERCY HARVIN TIME

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Is there really much else to talk about?  The Hawks pulled a big time trade yesterday and brought in one of the most electric offensive players in the game today.  Did they give up too much?  Is he injury prone?  Does this limit the Hawks in other ways?

In this episode, Ben and Brad from NoFairWeatherFans.com discuss, and also bring in special analyst RJ to close it out on this nearly power hour.

Other topics discussed are:

  • Sonics open season ticket sign ups on SonicsArena.com
  • NHL Expansion & Chatter
  • Pac-12 Tournament Time

So in the true spirit of a power hour, pick up your 18 pack, a shot glass – take a hit every minute and enjoy this sports broadcast.

You can find us on iTunes, and as always – you can


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No Thanks to Percy

I have never had a migraine to my knowledge. I have had some wicked headaches, usually drinking induced, but none where just the mention of light and noise sends me to the porcelain throne. For those that have them, they speak of them very similarly to how 17th century peasants may have spoke of the plague.

Now imagine your “first round” draft pick (I will refer to him this way because that seems to be the asking price of this player) this year having a history of these that have kept him out of multiple games out of the blue. Imagine that in a game where head injuries are all anyone wants to talk about, this guy’s head could explode on its very own, say during a good session of Black Ops 2.

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Kendrys – Welcome to Seattle. Now, Dongers.

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Fistrock bro – here’s to hoping they are giving them to you.

Kendrys’ last hit of significance was taking the Mariners to task with a walk-off grand slam to sink the M’s to about 100 losses in 2010.  No surprise, Brandon League served up his standard platter and quickly showed Kendrys that super sweet back of the neck tattoo underneath that horrific rat tail.  You know, now that I am typing this, if there was an award for douche hair cuts, I might have given it to League.  It probably wouldn’t factor into his FIP, but whatever.

In retrospect, the 2010 season sucked.  Kendrys wasn’t missing out (with regards to his future team), as the M’s would get Casey Kotchman in a trade, sign Chone Figgins, ect – so this really was a move several years in the making.  If it wasn’t for the insanely hard home plate at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s stadium, we wouldn’t be here today.  That freak ankle break sunk his value for us to flip everyone’s favorite Jamie Moyer clone, Jason Vargas just a few days ago.

From a pure financial perspective (because it matters to me how others spend their money) this is a slight win for the Mariners.  This still leaves the door open for Swish-dongs or at least some strikes from Roy Oswalt this coming year.  The M’s save a few million this year.  That’s nice!   I like it when Jack is thrifty and somewhat smart!

There are a lot of people out there that are not a fan of shipping Jason Vargas off to get another hitter.  Sure, Jason Vargas, to the naked eye – was the super gritty, crafty lefty that seemed to win more than he should given his skill-set.  I would say for the most part, that is true.  It helped he was playing half of his games in Safeco, which is like having home plate at Pier 57 by the “Great” Wheel and the outfield fence on Alki Drive. Vargas’ skill-set allowed him to throw up fat cuts of meat and dudes could pound it (sounds good) and the ever-pressing cold ass air here in Seattle would beat it down to within 15 feet of the shoreline in Alki.  Well, imagine Alki got moved in 15 feet.  Not only would Seattle look bigger to the residents of West Seattle, the once outs would now fall on the wrong side of the fence.  That’s bad!  Well, maybe moving in 15 feet would improve the view.  I can’t really comment on that.

The main reason I like this move is that sometimes you have to give up talent (that is skewed to look even better because of our park) to get some sort of talent in return.  As much as I would like our GM to fleece all of MLB and nobody ever catches on, the Angels had to make a move too.  They had some strengths, which basically are the exact opposites of the Mariners (hint, they can hit).  Let’s both get better!

Kendrys (I always want to type Kendry’s, but that would mean that Kendrys would be possessing whatever I write.  I haven’t seen too many dudes with an apparently plural name) was going to get squeezed out of playing time and coming up on free agency.  With no real home, the Rally Monkey decided he wouldn’t be contributing to many more rallies, especially when they end in him shattering his leg.  Of course, the Mariners saw value in that – so here comes a guy with 30 HR power.

Notice I haven’t typed much else about him with regards to his hitting?  That’s because all I want this guy to do is go yard.  Just hit bombs.  Swing out of your ass Kendrys.  We (royal) are moving in the fences, so no matter which side you stand on (as your cut works on both the left and ride side), you can hit a home run.  If anything, we should move in centerfield as well so you can go yard when you center bat.  Straddle that plate!

So with this, I welcome you to Seattle.  Hit the Hit it Here Cafe.  Hit it hard.  DONGERS.

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Podcast #12

Brad and Ben, fans with mikes, talk about some pressing issues. You can also find the podcast on iTunes if you want to take this with you on your MP3 player or phone.

NCAA ruling on Penn State

Ichiro traded to Yankees

More Seattle arena chatter.

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How Pineda Really Felt

Ouch.  Well I guess it was only a matter of time, right?  I am glad the M’s went ahead and gave him that chance to have that glorious opportunity so early in his career.  At least the Mariners got something back for him.  Start dropping bombs, Jesus.

Twitter from NY report on Michael Pineda

I see. Well enjoy NYC!

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