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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Seattle to battle Spirit in NWSL playoffs

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Seattle Reign FC goalie Hope Solo waves to fans after an NWSL soccer game against the Sky Blue FC Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Seattle. Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew a week ago, then pleaded not guilty and was released without bail after a court appearance Monday, June 23. She was eligible to play in Saturday's match, but did not start.

The Seattle Reign host the Washington Spirit on Sunday.

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Reports: Machado to get season-ending knee surgery

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In this Sunday, June 8, 2014 photo, home plate umpire Adrian Johnson, left, separates Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado, left, and Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt after Machado threw his bat into the infield in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. Machado was ejected for throwing the bat and Athletics pitcher Fernando Abad was ejected for throwing at him a second time. The Athletics beat the nOrioles 11-1.

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will soon have season-ending surgery on his injured right knee, according to multiple reports.

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Bears and Seahawks to clash tonight on KBAI.

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) celebrates his touchdown reception with guard Matt Slauson (68) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago.

Matt Forte and the Bears come to Seattle with a 2-0 record following victories over the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars to start the season.

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Cleveland greets reopening of historic ballpark

This Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo shows an entrance to League Park in Cleveland. The city of Cleveland has invested $6.3 million in restoring the old site of League Park, a historic site where the Cleveland Indians clinched its 1920 World Series title, Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run and where Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 56 games. Not much of the old ballbark, where Cy Young threw the first pitch in 1891 remains, but the new park will host high school and youth games on its all-turf field and will pay homage to the greats who once played there.

The city has spent $6.3 million to turn an empty, trash-strewn field into a handsome ballpark with a playing surface of all-weather field turf.

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Lindquist to start for No. 25 Huskies at Hawaii

Washington quarterback Jeff Lindquist passes during the first session of NCAA college football practice before the upcoming fall season, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Seattle.

Washington coach Chris Petersen announced the decision after practice on Friday. Lindquist and redshirt freshman Troy Williams had been competing for the starting job after expected starter Cyler Miles was suspended for the opener for his involvement in an off-field incident last February.