Doug is off again today, thus Mark is solo. He hits a few headlines and somehow maintains his composure as we learn Floyd Mayweather has announced another fight (YUCK). We hear from Jimmy Graham, who sounds pretty happy to be in Seattle. We’re joined by Lynden’s Jordan Wittenberg who recently committed to play baseball at Seattle U. He talks about the recruiting process, scouts himself and what is next for him. Jared Dubin from CBSSports.com comes on to talk a little Seahawks, Arian Foster’s groin injury and make other stops along the NFL training camp circuit. The Big, Old, Dumb Game of the Day.
Matt Pentz from the Seattle Times joins to tell us about the Seattle Sounders new player and why the team has been struggling so much. We end Tuesday’s show with Trivia Tuesday!
We pay tribute the late great Rowdy Roddy Piper, John Boyle on all thing Seahawks, and The Big Old Dumb Game of the Day.
We re-live the highlight of the sports weekend with Seen…Heard…Said
Hawks quarterback Russell Wilson signed today! WOOOOO! Russell becomes the 2nd-highest paid player in the NFL and we’re happy to hear it! But what are the implications? How does this affect Bobby Wagner? Russell Wilson signed his extension earlier this morning at we wanted to hear from you, so collected your texts and took calls on whether Russell deserves the have the second most lucrative contract in the NFL. And on baseball’s trade deadline day the Mariners unloaded J.A. Happ and Mark Lowe. Doug is as down on the M’s as ever as they play out the last two months. Baseball in Seattle everyone!
Before we get today’s Mariners news there is a random gourd in the studio. Weird. The M’s have announced they have traded Dustin Ackley to the New York Yankees for a pair of minor leaguers. Zach Rymer from BleacherReport.com joins to talk about the Ackley trade, what other Mariners could be traded and other potential trades around the MLB. Greg Bishop from Sports Illustrated wrote this week’s cover story about coach Pete Carroll and the Seahawks bouncing back from the Super Bowl 49 loss. The boys and Greg also discuss Russell Wilson’s contract situation, is Pete really genuine and omelets… yes, omelets. The Big, Old, Dumb Game of the Day.
Doug is sick today so Mark is solo. Plenty of NFL headlines today with Tom Brady’s suspension being upheld, Le’Veon Bell’s suspension being reduced and Russell Wilson contract negotiations have been on-going. We hear from a few ESPN analysts on the implications from all of today’s news. Gregg Bell from the News Tribune of Tacoma joins us and he has some optimistic words for Seahawk fans regarding Russell Wilson and his contract situation. Mark & Gregg also discuss the beginning of training camp, which begins Friday. The Big Old Dumb Game of the Day.
Former Vancouver Canuck Garth Butcher wants fans to know about a fundraiser for a good cause and he tells us all about it. The Canucks themselves are also a topic, does Garth have faith in the front office? Is Willie Desjardins the right guy for the job? It’s another Trivia Tuesday with prizes on the line from Westside Pizza. The KPUG staff gathers again for another round of Good Question. Questions include farm animals, movies and the KPUG staff’s future.
Sporting News ‘O’ the Day.
We hear from the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class, Doug went to his 30-year high school reunion, C.J. Nitkowski loos ahead to the MLB trade deadline, and The Big Old Dumb Game of the Day