Episode 131 – Radio Reunion With Stretch & Mather Puts Foot in Mouth
The guys are back together in person after the Soden's trip to Arizona of which he is confirmed virus negative since his return. Then, they chat about Kim & Kanye's multi-billion dollar divorce, abrasive commentary from Mariners ownership, and more details about Russell Wilson's frustration with the Hawks. Today’s featured guest is Mitch's long-lost friend Matt “Stretch” Johnson who shares some classic tales from their days on the radio show. Stretch also talks about his transition after five years behind the mic with Seattle Sounders FC and a bout with coronavirus. Later, Scott returns for the "Other Stuff" segment including headlines ranging from a drunken Johnny Damon to the Mars Rover landing to Richard Sherman's uncertain future in the NFL. Finally, Mitch wraps up the podcast with a touching account of a listener's email exchanges with him that have included details about his wife's cancer diagnosis who passed away with grace and strength.
* Matt “Stretch” Johnson | Former Sounders play-by-play broadcaster & morning show producer with Mitch.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
0:00 | Hotshot is back in studio and COVID-free (we think...) after a weeklong hiatus in Arizona.
7:07 | Former guest of the podcast Michael Schwimer is making headlines after his recent windfall associated with Fernando Tatis Jr.'s mega-deal.
24:46 | Piper Soden is the owner of a brand new iPhone 11 which Scott will be paying off for the next thirty years.
27:16 | Kim & Kanye hit the seven-year itch and are calling it quits with $3.5 billion to split.
37:07 | Kevin Mather is in the hot seat after some comments that displeased many of the few remaining Mariners fans in town.
44:11 | It is becoming clear that Pete Carroll and his antiquated offensive philosophy is the source of Russell Wilson's ire.
54:05 | The quarterback carousel continues to spin as Carson Wentz has fallen off to Indy while Watson is still aboard in Houston.
59:54 | GUEST: Matt "Stretch" Johnson makes his debut to the podcast after wrapping up his play-by-play duties with the Sounders to share some laughs with Mitch about memories from a thirty-year-long friendship.
2:11:00 | Former big leaguer Johnny Damon (a Florida man) and his wife got busted for DUI.
2:12:48 | More details have surfaced about Vincent Jackson's death from the hotel and his family has decided to donate his brain to CTE research.
2:14:24 | An Orlando police officer issued a ticket for a faulty brake light...turned out to be a gift card to an auto parts store.
2:18:28 | The Mars Rover has completed its 293 million mile journey and provided its first photos of the red planet.
2:19:19 | Would you take Richard Sherman back on the Hawks if the opportunity presented itself?
2:22:02 | Mitch ends the show with a tribute to Lindsay Larsen whose husband and podcast listener Chris mourns the loss of his wife to colon cancer with tremendous grace.
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