Doug Lange

DougLangeWhy Sports Radio?
Fallback plan after failing to achieve my ultimate goal of taxidermy. Don’t tell my parents, they think I’m still perfecting the craft.

Did You Play Sports As A Kid?
Yes, the big three: Football, baseball and basketball. I even played a little soccer as a kid although I loathe it now. In High School, I turned my attention to tennis as my dreams of an NBA hoops career faded into the obscurity of Frosh squad and JV games.

Where is Your Hometown?
I was born on the mean streets of Seattle, but spent my formative gang
years in Edmonds, Washington. Interesting tidbit about Edmonds: As you grow older in Edmonds you move closer to the water until finally you walk in and die.

What’s Your Favorite Sport?
I’m all about hoops baby! NBA, NCAA, preps, you name it I love it. I still declare myself eligible for the NBA draft every year. One day somebody will want a slow 6’2″ shooting guard with very little range, bad ankles and an attitude to match.

Where Do You Like To Kick It?
Anywhere an old guy like me can say, “kick it” and not get laughed at. Place you will never find me: garage sales, mime class, speeling bea, potato salad eat-off or jogging.

Who Is The Most Famous Person You’ve Met?
I’ve met a ton of sports guys, my all-time favorite being Ricky Henderson (the best player in MLB history!). In the regular celebrity world I’m going with Keri Russell, TV’s “Felicity” who I shared drinks with at Balthazar restaurant in New York. OK so maybe she was next to me at the bar while I was having drinks and I was too intimidated to speak, but it counts.

Most Memorable Sports Moment?
Highlight: Being on-court covering the team right after the Sonics won the Western Conference Championship in 1996. Lowlight: Thinking Nate McMillan was running over to high five or hug me after the win, only to have him run past me to his family as I grasped at air, hoping no one saw me.

Favorite Band?
Too many to just pick one, o here it goes: Stone Temple Pilots, Beck, Judas Priest (gotta have some metal in there), Lenny Kravitz, old fat Elvis and young mean Frank Sinatra.

What Can You Not Live Without?
Coca-Cola, beef jerky or salted, cured meat snacks, softball, plasma TV and Tivo, Sonics basketball and sarcasm.

Any Final Thoughts?
Gotta go with my favorite quotes:
“Only time will tell if we can stand the test of time” Sammy Hagar of Van Halen and master of the obvious.
“At least you’re more of a smart-ass than a dumb-ass” Mr. Laporte, my high school guidance counselor. Why do you think I’m so successful today!


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Oakland’s Johnson designated for assignment

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Oakland Athletics pitcher Jim Johnson (45) is relieved by manager Bob Melvin, rear, during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The Indians won 6-4. Johnson was the losing pitcher. In front is Athletics catcher Derek Norris.

Johnson, acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, was 4-2 with a 6.92 ERA in 38 games with the A's.

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Two Texas football players charged with sex assault

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Texas head coach Charlie Strong listens to a question from a reporter during the Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Spokeswoman Cindy Posey says the players charged Thursday are wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander. Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography.

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Cavaliers sign rookie Andrew Wiggins

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Top NBA draft prospect Andrew Wiggins of Kansas prepares for an interview during the NBA draft lottery in New York, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

The Cavaliers have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, a contract that prevents him from being traded for 30 days.

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Knoblauch charged with assaulting ex-wife

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Minnesota Twins' Chuck Knoblauch takes a hard swing at a pitch by Cleveland Indians pitcher Chad Ogea, and falls down as he misses the ball in the second inning in Minneapolis, Saturday, July 13, 1996.

Knoblauch has been released on $10,000 bond. His first court date is set for July 30

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Ohio State University fires marching band director

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OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.