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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.

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

By |2014-02-13T11:38:32-08:00February 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 |2014-01-22T11:18:12-08:00January 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 |2014-01-17T16:43:45-08:00January 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 |2014-01-10T09:58:46-08:00January 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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2011 SEAHAWKS SAINTS PLAYOFF GAME PRODUCED MEMORABLE LAST HURRAH FOR A SEATTLE LEGEND

By |2014-01-08T08:56:59-08:00January 7th, 2014|

January 8th, 2011 had started exactly the way most so-called NFL  experts predicted it would which was bad news for the 66,366 who had made their way into what was then known as Qwest Field. The heavily favored and defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints had jumped out to a 10 to 0 lead in [...]

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SEAHAWKS CURRENT POSITION UNIMAGINABLE FOUR YEARS AGO

By |2014-01-06T11:34:21-08:00January 6th, 2014|

Four years ago this Saturday the Seahawks hired Pete Carroll to be their head coach. In the midst of one of the headiest seasons any Seattle team has ever enjoyed it’s difficult to remember that at the time the Seahawks were not only questioned (by media and fans alike) for the hire but were also portrayed [...]

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ONE MORE WIN

By |2013-12-22T20:39:51-08:00December 22nd, 2013|

MAY 31st, 1996 Fatigue and a hangover were delivering alternating left right punches to my body as I made my way carefully down the aisle of the Southwest Airlines 737 that would ferry me from Salt Lake City to Seattle. It was mid morning and if all went as expected we'd land in the Emerald City [...]

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GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS ON OLYMPIA EVENT

By |2013-12-20T15:49:33-08:00December 20th, 2013|

The GOOD NEWS  is we were able to reschedule our book signing and selling party at Anthony's in Olympia for this coming Monday night, December 23rd. I'll be there from 5 to 8pm. This will be the final book event before Christmas and it's your chance to get your book signed by Kasey Keller and me. [...]

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Message to Olympia area Sounders fans:

By |2013-12-17T11:27:18-08:00December 17th, 2013|

I wish to sincerely apologize to those of you who made it to Anthony’s Homeport in Olympia on Monday night to celebrate the season, the great career of Kasey Keller, and my book “Sounders FC: Authentic Masterpiece.” In 37 years of broadcasting and writing this is the first time I ever missed an assignment. I was [...]

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