Fabulous Peltoncast 2013 in Review/2014 Preview

On New Year’s Eve, a special edition of The Fabulous Peltoncast looks back on the biggest stories in Seattle sports from 2013, names the sports figures of the year and makes bold predictions for what will happen in 2014. Happy New Year!

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Fabulous Peltoncast Fight Hunger Bowl Preview

A special edition of The Fabulous Peltoncast previews UW’s matchup with BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl before discussing the legacy of senior quarterback Keith Price entering his final game as a Husky.

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Husky QBs Ranked by Adjusted Yards/Attempt+

Adjusted yards/attempt is a Sports-Reference.com stat that factors touchdowns and interceptions into yards per attempt. AY/A+ adjusts for era by dividing this figure by the conference average among qualifying starters during seasons where the quarterback qualified for the rankings.

Player             Att    C%     Yds   TD  Int  RYds   Y/A  AY/A   AY/A+
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Billy Joe Hobert   427   58.1   3028   27   13   290   7.1   7.0   107.7
Tom Flick          418   60.3   3171   24   20  - 95   7.6   6.6   106.5
Mark Brunell       498   52.0   3423   23   16   678   6.9   6.4   103.2
Keith Price       1161   63.7   8798   74   29    69   7.6   7.7   103.1
Warren Moon        496   48.8   3277   19   17   429   6.6   5.8   102.7
Sonny Sixkiller    811   47.5   5496   35   51  -208   6.8   4.8   102.1
Chris Chandler     597   54.6   4161   32   27   261   7.0   6.0    98.4
Brock Huard        776   54.4   5742   51   27  - 39   7.4   7.1    98.2
Isaiah Stanback    523   51.4   3868   22   12   794   7.4   7.2    98.0
Marques Tuiasosopo 761   54.9   5501   31   28  1374   7.2   6.4    96.2
Cody Pickett      1373   57.7   9916   53   42  -186   7.2   6.6    93.0
Steve Pelluer      755   57.7   4603   30   26   342   6.1   5.3    92.4
Damon Huard        764   59.9   5692   34   28   121   7.5   6.7    92.2
Jake Locker       1147   54.0   7639   53   35  1939   6.7   6.2    89.9
Cary Conklin       747   53.7   4850   31   36    93   6.5   5.2    81.3

Kevin’s Top 5 Modern Husky QBs

1. Marques Tuiasosopo
2. Mark Brunell
3. Warren Moon
4. Keith Price
5. Billy Joe Hobert

Fabulous Peltoncast No. 16

A Christmas-themed episode of The Fabulous Peltoncast has some grievances to air on Festivus in the wake of the Seahawks’ home winning streak coming to an end against Arizona on a questionable call by referee Scott Green. Kevin and Tristan assess the Seahawks threat level and look back on their favorite Christmas memories.

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Contents

Intro – Happy Festivus!
3:00 – How Tristan‘s fear of the Seahawks losing at home to Arizona came true; current threat level?
22:30 – Previewing the regular-season finale against St. Louis
31:00 – Recapping our weekend trip to Portland
35:30 – A look at the Christmas Day NBA schedule
43:00 – Christmas memories, including our most memorable gifts
48:00 – Our Christmas Eve “beer pairings”

Fabulous Peltoncast Reviews the 2013 Pitchfork Top 10

A special edition of The Fabulous Peltoncast features Kevin reviewing Pitchfork’s Top 10 songs of 2013, with Tristan (of course) chiming in as well. Be forewarned that there is some profanity in this episode.

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Pitchfork’s Top 10 Songs

10. Play by Play – Autre Ne Veut
9. Dream House – Deafheaven
8. Get Lucky – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
7. Latch – Disclosure featuring Sam Smith
6. The Wire – Haim
5. Body Party – Ciara
4. Reflektor – Arcade Fire
3. Hannah Hunt – Vampire Weekend
2. New Slaves – Kanye West
1. Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake featuring Majid Jordan

Fabulous Peltoncast No. 15

A new episode of The Fabulous Peltoncast looks back on the Seahawks’ shutout win over the Giants in New York and ahead to what could be a difficult home game against Arizona. Kevin and Tristan also share their top five Christmas songs.

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Contents

Intro – Our hip Seattle lunches and Rogue Brewery taste tests continue with “Pumpkin Patch Beer”
6:00 – Recapping the Seahawks’ win over the Giants, and how our analysis played out (including Eli Manning throwing five interceptions to surpass Tristan‘s prediction of four)
12:30 – Previewing this Sunday’s matchup against the resurgent Cardinals
27:00 – Basketball updates on the Blazers’ game-winning shots from Damian Lillard and Husky hoops
31:30 – Ranking our top five Christmas songs
54:00 – Fantasy preview of Tristan in our league’s finals

This Week’s Links

Il Corvo Pasta
Skillet Diner
Rogue Pumpkin Patch Beer
Jet Chevrolet Shutout Promotion details

Top Five Christmas Songs

Kevin
1. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen
2. I Wish it Was Christmas Today – Julian Casablancas
3. Christmas in Hollis – Run-DMC
4. Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
5. Christmas in the Room – Sufjan Stevens

Tristan

1. Christmas is Coming – Vince Guaraldi Trio
2. Christmas in the Room – Sufjan Stevens [Turns out that we chose two different versions of this same song.]
3. Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
4. Holiday Road – Lindsey Buckingham
5. Christmas in Hollis – Run-DMC

The Fabulous Peltoncast No. 14

After a wild week in Seattle sports, The Fabulous Peltoncast focuses on football, looking at impressions from new UW coach Chris Petersen‘s introduction to Seattle media and analyzing the Seahawks’ narrow loss at San Francisco on Sunday before looking ahead to their last road game of 2013 against the New York Giants.

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Contents

Intro – Kevin‘s trip to Portland, including a little Blazers and a review of Rogue’s “Beard Beer”
7:00 – Thoughts on Chris Petersen‘s first press conference at UW and what’s next for the Huskies
22:30 – Breaking down the Seahawks’ loss to San Francisco, including the strategic decisions in the fourth quarter
39:30 – Analyzing how the Seahawks match up with the struggling Giants
47:00 – Fantasy, including the slim pickings on waivers for the playoffs

This Week’s Links

Rogue Beard Beer
Petersen Press Conference (Video)
Chris Petersen Q&A with Idaho Statesman
Advanced NFL Stats runs the numbers on why the Seahawks should have allowed the 49ers to score

Fabulous Peltoncast Chris Petersen Edition

A special edition of The Fabulous Peltoncast takes on Friday’s breaking news that Chris Petersen is the next head coach of the University of Washington football team. Kevin and Tristan look at Petersen’s career at Boise State, what’s next for the Huskies and the importance of having your own pyramid of success. They also touch on the Mariners signing of Robinson Cano and whether it might mean a Jay-Z concert at Safeco Field next summer.

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