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About Mike Gastineau

Mike Gastineau has been a fixture in the Seattle sports community since his arrival in June of 1991. In a business where loyalty and longevity are rarely used in the same sentence his 21-year career at KJR Radio screams out both. During his time at KJR Gas created the KJR Kares-a-thon, a yearly charity radio show that raised over $1.5 million for various Puget Sound-area charities.

GREAT FIRST HALF! WHY IS EVERYONE LEAVING?

By |2015-11-10T07:39:25-08:00November 2nd, 2015|

I went to a really exciting playoff game the other night. There was a huge crowd, the game was nationally televised, and given that it was the first of November, the weather really cooperated. The road team got the homeboys down early, and that ended up having a wet blanket effect on things as fan behavior [...]

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NEW HALL OF FAMER KASEY KELLER ALMOST DIDN’T BECOME A SOUNDER

By |2015-04-09T08:09:43-07:00April 8th, 2015|

(photo: Rod Mar) Lacey, Washington native Kasey Keller was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame today on the first ballot. The best player ever produced by the Evergreen State and one of the best Americans of all time, Keller spent the majority of his pro career playing in Europe. As his career [...]

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MORRIS TROPHY’S COLORFUL HISTORY BEFITS SEATTLE

By |2015-01-14T08:01:52-08:00January 14th, 2015|

On Thursday, January 15th, the Morris Trophy will be presented for the 35th time at a luncheon at the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle. The award honors the top offensive lineman, and top defensive lineman, in the PAC 12 conference and is voted on by the players who play those positions. This year's winners are [...]

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10/10 A DAY OF SIGNIFICANCE AT CASA DE GAS

By |2014-10-10T11:53:39-07:00October 10th, 2014|

My book SOUNDERS FC: AUTHENTIC MASTERPIECE  was published one year ago today, almost exactly a year after I first decided to write it. That sentence is a mouthful (much more for me than anyone else). The idea to do a book on the launch of the team hit me while I was walking back to my car [...]

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OVERTIME WHINERS AND A VERY BAD BEAT

By |2014-09-22T11:04:19-07:00September 22nd, 2014|

With the exception of the result, Sunday’s 26 to 20 Seahawks OT win versus Denver was everything that Super Bowl XLVIII was not. From the second Manny Ramirez sent the first snap of THAT game zooming past a wide eyed Peyton Manning the rout was on. And while the rematch was one sided for much of [...]

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MAYBE TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT YOU TRY A FEW BRUSSELS SPROUTS

By |2014-09-16T11:56:30-07:00September 16th, 2014|

Few things in life are more fun than gathering for a big meal with family and friends. It’s in our very nature as human beings to crave both food and camaraderie. This phenomenon crosses generations, cultures, and all the years of history. Since the beginning of our existence we’ve enjoyed sitting down with loved ones and [...]

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THE DRAMATIC IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE FAN EXPERIENCE

By |2014-09-15T14:24:13-07:00September 15th, 2014|

The Seahawks, for obvious reasons, have never been as popular as they are now. “Real” 12s like to dispute this and will tell you the Hawks have always been this big. That conveniently overlooks the fact that the team failed to sell out four of the first nine games played in what is now Century Link [...]

CANUCKS COLLAPSE EPIC BY ANY DEFINITION

By |2014-03-03T15:01:17-08:00March 3rd, 2014|

The view from section 251 row KK at Sunday's Heritage Classic. The final match up of the NHL’s 2014 Stadium series brought the curtain down on the outdoor games with an ending so thud like it should accompany definition of the word. Colin Greening’s game clinching empty net goal for Ottawa with 1:33 left [...]