KING 5's Paul Silvi talks all things Seattle sports.
KING 5's Paul Silvi talks all things Seattle sports.
Silvi Knows: Mariners Manager Scott Servais
Mariners manager Scott Servais is entering his fifth season in Seattle, but he has no idea what to expect from what is currently the youngest team in Major League Baseball. General Manager Jerry Dipoto calls last season and this season "step-back" seasons. The organization has jettisoned most of its big contracts and plans on playing and developing its younger players. Servais joins the Silvi Knows podcast this week to talk about the upcoming season, one that will begin without Mitch Haniger. Servais talks about the temporary loss of his star outfielder (1:00) and also about the M's talented prospects (4:00) including Kyle Lewis and stud pitcher Logan Gilbert. Mariners fans will get to know all about the pitchers and position players through the eyes of Servais, including number one starter Marco Gonzales and Yusei Kikuchi (8:00).Where does last year's lone Mariners All Star Daniel Vogelbach fit into the lineup, since Evan White seems to have first base all locked up (13:30)?The Mariners also took a page from the book of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, bringing in a mental conditioning coach to address the team (14:30).We wrap up the podcast with Scott's opinions on the sign-stealing scandal (19:00) and the experimentation of electronic umpires at spring training (21:00).
Silvi Knows: Trevor Moawad - Mental Conditioning Consultant
Trevor Moawad is a highly regarded mental conditioning consultant who grew up in Tacoma and graduated from Charles Wright Academy. In this area, he's best known for working with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, but Moawad has also worked with some of college football's top programs as well as in the military with U.S. Army Special Forces. Moawad joins the Silvi Knows podcast this week to discuss a new business he formed with Wilson, who wrote the forward to Moawad's new book, "It Takes What It Takes" (5:00).In the podcast, Moawad talks about minimalizing negativity and learning how to think neutrally (9:00). He has worked with Wilson for eight years and says every free moment Wilson has, he's working on his body (13:00). Moawad says he has never seen an individual spend as much time in one building (Seahawks headquarters) than Wilson. Moawad talks about the effect Wilson's daily workload has on his family, including his wife Ciara and their children (20:30).What about players at the college level? How do they handle crushing defeats, like when the Cougars blew a 32-point lead and lost 67-63 (23:00). What about the Seahawks' last-second loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl 49 (35:30)? Moawad talks specifically about those two events and says the key to recovery is in the mindset.Lastly, most of us talk about setting goals and striving to achieve those goals. Moawad suggests it might be better to ask yourself what you can't do to improve, rather than what you can do.
Silvi Knows: NBA Broadcaster Kevin Calabro
Whenever you hear Kevin Calabro's voice over the airwaves, it's easy to conclude he's probably courtside at an NBA game. He's currently in his fourth season broadcasting games for the Portland Trailblazers, but in the Seattle area, he's best known as the longtime voice of the Sonics. Calabro joins us on the Silvi Knows podcast to talk a whole lot of NBA, from the current Blazers (16:00), to his days with the Sonics and the always quotable George Karl (30:00). Calabro often gets credit for giving Sonics great Shawn Kemp his Reign Man nickname, but he sets the record straight (40:00).It's been a long time since Calabro started his broadcasting career calling minor league hockey games in Indiana (3:00), but it was that Checkers team that gave him his first paid broadcasting job and helped lead him to tell us some humorous stories from back in the day, including a stint as an overnight disc jockey (10:30). Calabro is one of the best in the business. He is grateful to be working for the Blazers organization and owner Jody Allen and always thankful for the opportunity afforded him by the late Paul Allen (54:30). Will Calabro ever see a day when an NBA team returns to Seattle (36:45)? That's just one of the many topics we cover on this edition of the Silvi Knows podcast.
Silvi Knows: WSU Cougars Legend Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson was the third overall pick in the 1979 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals and the first quarterback taken in that draft.The former Washington State Cougar played six years in the NFL, four with the Bengals and two with Tampa Bay. Thompson joins us on the Silvi Knows podcast to talk about a record-setting college career which WSU wasted no time recognizing by retiring his number almost immediately (22:30). Thompson talks about a last-minute twist he experienced on the first day of the NFL Draft (8:38) as well as a pro career that started in Cincinnati and saw Thompson play in the second coldest game ever in the NFL (1:00). Thompson also shares funny stories along the way involving an experience with Hall of Famer Roger Staubauch (17:00), Mike Leach (41:00) and fellow Cougars Drew Bledsoe and Robbie Tobeck (27:55).Where did his nickname "The Throwin' Samoan" come from as well as his Twitter handle "@PapaThrow? The answers lie in this week's Silvi Knows podcast.
Silvi Knows: Adam Jude on Mike Leach, Chris Petersen & Seahawks
It's time to lay off Mike Leach.The Cougars head football coach has taken entirely too much grief over one response he gave to a reporter after the Apple Cup. Leach held roughly 50 media sessions throughout the season and answered, and this is a conservative estimate, between 750 to 1000 questions from reporters in that time. He had one response - one - when he became unglued and people lose their minds. It also came after losing the Apple Cup for a seventh straight year, so you had to figure he would be a little surly. The man is allowed to pop off every once in a while, just like every other coach and athlete in the sports world.On this week's Silvi Knows podcast, Adam Jude of the Seattle Times joins me to discuss not only the Leach controversy (13:50), but the departure of Chris Petersen as head coach of the Washington football program (1:00) and the upcoming era under new head coach Jimmy Lake. To top off a big week of football news, we talk about the Seahawks and their crazy surge to the top of the NFC West (29:00). It's all football all the time on this week's Silvi Knows podcast.
Silvi Knows: Jim Zorn
Long before Russell Wilson was leading the Seahawks, Jim Zorn was the very first quarterback of the team back in 1976. He’s had a storied career which has come full circle as he prepares to take on another role as Seattle’s first to ever do it. Jim is the first coach and general manager of the XFL’s Seattle Dragons. On this week's Silvi Knows Podcast, we spend the first 10 minutes talking about all things Dragons, including the new XFL football. Zorn then takes us through his first days playing for the expansion Seattle Seahawks in 1976 under head coach Jack Patera (10:20) and how Patera had to tailor the offense around a scrambling quarterback known by some as "The Lefty Fran Tarkenton" (11:50). Zorn talks about his most memorable scrambles, (12:30) and his improbable rise as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 1975 (16:00). Throw in the days of 100-degree temperatures at training camp with no water (25:00), some admittedly cheesy pictures and promotions back in the day (26:30) and Zorn's use of a Slip And Slide to teach quarterbacks how to slide (25:40), and you have this week's Silvi Knows Podcast.
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One legend interviews another legend. Silvi is a class act with a brain chalk full of Seattle Sports. So great to hear Calabro’s voice!!
Paul is a Seattle legend to me when it comes to sports reporters. Awesome you have a pod now!