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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.

10/10 A DAY OF SIGNIFICANCE AT CASA DE GAS

By |2014-10-10T11:53:39+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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 [...]

THE DRAMATIC IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE FAN EXPERIENCE

By |2014-09-15T14:24:13+00:00September 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+00:00March 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 [...]

EXCERPT FROM “SOUNDERS FC: AUTHENTIC MASTERPIECE” -THE ROLE PUBS PLAYED

By |2014-02-13T11:38:32+00:00February 13th, 2014|

CHAPTER SIX April 25, 2009 Seattle, Washington   “These kids know what a beer’s for!”   Ever since pro sports arrived in earnest in Seattle -- which is to say when the Kingdome opened in 1976 -- Pioneer Square eating and drinking establishments have been within a Kasey Keller goalkick of the action. Consider that the [...]

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“IF YOU PUT ME ON THE MOON, I’LL LEARN TO BE AN ALIEN!”

By |2014-01-22T11:18:12+00:00January 22nd, 2014|

 Long before he’d become a two time NFL All-pro, long before he’d established himself as a cornerback so thorough and devastating at his job he was best ignored by opposing quarterbacks, long before he tipped Colin Kaepernick’s final pass of the NFC Championship game into the air and then into the hands of Malcom Smith to [...]

HAWKS-NINERS: IT ALL STARTED OVER A SHARPIE

By |2014-01-17T16:43:45+00:00January 17th, 2014|

Perhaps we should have known it was going to be great from the very start. Or at least from the point when they started meeting as division rivals 12 seasons ago. The Seahawks versus the Forty Niners has developed into a rivalry that sits atop the NFL in terms of the ABC’s of such things: animosity, [...]

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TOP CONCERN FOR HAWKS GAME WEARS #9.

By |2014-01-10T09:58:46+00:00January 10th, 2014|

Puck, Furness, and Jerry Brewer. What the hell? I was listening to KJR this week and heard a long discussion between Ian Furness and Jason Puckett on concerns they might have for Saturday’s divisional playoff game versus New Orleans. Not surprisingly the list became somewhat of an exercise in the trivial. The Seahawks have been [...]

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