May 25, 2020
Dave Sims has been in the Mariners broadcast booth for 14 seasons and he has stories to tell.
On this episode of the Silvi Knows podcast, Sims talks about what lies ahead during this unprecedented Major League season and what it would be like calling games from a location other than the stadium (6:00).
Sims weighs in on MLB players who refuse to take a pay cut to play (7:30). He also talks about the Mariners’ direction (10:00), their pitching philosophy (13:00), and some of the secrets that help him stay on top of his game in the booth (15:20).
Sims shares his biggest blunder in the broadcast booth (23:00) as well as some of his favorite moments and players (27:00), all on this week’s Silvi Knows podcast.
May 19, 2020
With the NFL news picking up, we thought the timing was right to have 5th Quarter analyst John Clayton on the Silvi Knows podcast. The Quinton Dunbar situation got the attention of Seahawks fans in recent days. Clayton talked to Dunbar's attorney and spent the first several minutes of the podcast giving us a recap on where Dunbar and the Seahawks go from here.
Clayton talks about the NFL's contingency plans going into the season (4:30). He also explains why re-signing quarterback Geno Smith was a smart move by the Seahawks (7:30) and other moves the Hawks should consider (9:30) as well as the team's running back situation that could involve the return of Marshawn Lynch (11:30).
And could the Seahawks really start three rookies this season (13:00)? That's all on this episode of the Silvi Knows podcast.
May 11, 2020
Anthony Gordon set numerous Pac-12 records including a single season mark of 48 touchdown passes in his only season as Washington State's starting quarterback. With that kind of talent, it's no surprise the Seahawks signed him to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Russell Wilson.
On this episode of the Silvi Knows podcast, Gordon talks about his experience during the NFL Draft, the talks had with the Seahawks on the final day and what convinced him to sign with Seattle (1:20).
Gordon also talks about his experience at the NFL Combine (3:20) and at WSU where instead of transferring schools, he showed his character sitting behind two future NFL quarterbacks waiting to earn his spot as the starter (5:50).
Gordon talks about the tremendous support from his family and how he's been throwing passes to his brother in the street (9:50) to stay in shape. He also talks about his former WSU roommate Max Borghi and former Cougars head coach Mike Leach all on this week's Silvi Knows podcast.
May 9, 2020
Michelle Tafoya of NBC Sports has been part of the Sunday Night Football crew for nearly a decade. In this episode of the Silvi Knows podcast, Tafoya tells us which game on the Sunday night schedule intrigues her the most (:35) and why CenturyLink Filed in Seattle is one of her favorite stops during the season (3:30).
She also talks about the possibility of broadcasting in empty stadiums (4:25).
Other topics include the challenges of accessing players like Malcolm Butler after his game-saving Super Bowl interception (6:45) and talking to a bloodied JJ Watt after a Pro Bowl (7:30).
Learn more about Tafoya’s in-season schedule (9:20) as well as her present-day challenge of simply getting a haircut (11:20) all on this episode of the Silvi Knows podcast.
May 4, 2020
As Major League Soccer teams open their facilities for individual training, Sounders FC head coach Brian Schmetzer looks forward to the opportunity to reunite with his players as they work toward a possible restart of the season. On this episode of the Silvi Knows podcast, Schmetzer talks about training methods the players have been using to stay in shape at home (3:15), the possibility of playing in empty stadiums (7:20), and he even offers his own optimistic plan of getting MLS players back to full squad training (9:00).
While Schmetzer has been watching rebroadcasts of Sounders Classics, he does have his favorite (12:30) as well as his favorite TV shows to binge watch (13:30).
Get to know a little more about the coach of the defending MLS Cup Champions on this episode of the Silvi Knows podcast.