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Karate Emergency Ep. 2.11: Slick’s Dating A Serial Killer


Sans the dramatic intro music, the gang is back to discuss the Apple Cup, Husky Basketball, Russell Wilson’s personality problems, and the standard dose of grumpiness.

Amidst it all, we reveal that Slick may be dating a serial killer and we welcome in a special guest to help us break down the Husky/Cougar rivalry.


Know Your F@#%ing Opponent: Arizona Cardinals


After a brief hiatus, KYFO is back on what we’ll call a Wolf Grey Friday. This week’s Sunday Night Football showdown pits your Seattle Seahawks against the mildly-hated Arizona Cardinals. Know them, learn them, loathe them.

There’s a new sheriff in town. And he looks like an aging version of Ralphie from A Christmas Story.

Bruce Arians is the type of progressive thinker who transcends the game of football. He is to the NFL as the inimitable Joe Maddon is to Major League Baseball. Just look at him. Even if you know nothing about his philosophy, you can tell by his trendy eyewear that stat nerds will be whacking off to every decision he makes until the next bespectacled Kangol-hat-sporting savant comes along. Arians understands all the advanced metrics and really, really gets it because JUST LOOK AT THOSE HORN-RIMMED GLASSES, YOU NEANDERTHALS!!!

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Karate Emergency Ep. 2.10: Where Do Broken Hearts Go


A critical bet is resolved with a winner and a loser, despite being predicated by a situation that ended in a virtual tie.

Russell Wilson went to Mexico with Future Junior and Future Junior’s mother, UW football needs two wins in three games to become bowl eligible, and the excitement of college basketball is finally upon us.

But mostly, we talk about sex parties, strip clubs, Whitney Houston, and what you can learn about a man through pickup basketball. Thanks for sticking with us through all of this debauchery.

Karate Emergency Ep. 2.9: The Band’s Back Together


Original Karate Kid Ryan Divish makes his triumphant return to the show, as our trio expands to a foursome for a night.

We explore the Mariners with Divish, talk some Seahawks, and even touch on UW football.

Most importantly, though, we delve into the world of fans being fans of fans and annihilating other fans, blast local news organizations for jumping on the Seahawks bandwagon to their own self-serving benefit, dissect petitions started by the 12s, give #AllCreditToGee, and break down Kelly’s upcoming date with a soccer personality.

We cap it all off with a rousing edition of America’s favorite game, You Can Only Have One, in the rowdiest episode of the year. Enjoy the aural pleasure.

Karate Emergency Ep. 2.8: Don’t Make Drunken Bets


Bad news is revealed, as Slickhawk has sabotaged the show by making a drunken bet that will ultimately force us to talk about something truly awful. Until that day comes, however, we can still focus on the present.

The Seahawks have an upcoming battle against the hated Dallas Cowboys, who happen to field one of the world’s worst human beings in Greg Hardy.

The NFL is a money-making machine that has found new, horrible ways to bring in more revenue.

The Mariners hired a new manager, Scott Servais, but is he the right fit for a team in perpetual disarray?

And grumpiness reigns supreme as the NBA season kicks off for the eighth time since Seattle lost its Supersonics.

Eight episodes in, eight weeks down. If we were a high school couple, this would be quite the milestone.

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Karate Emergency Episode 2.7: Flying the Coop


Was Fred Jackson drag racing? Is it possible he jumped the time-space continuum? We take the case to The People’s Court for further deliberation.

Beyond that, there’s a heavy deal of grumpiness with Starbucks (and plastic knives and Halloween costumes, but mostly Starbucks) to kick off the show, we preview the Seahawks-49ers bout, the UW-Oregon debacle is recapped, and we put a nice bow on episode seven with a testament to true love.


Karate Emergency Episode 2.6: Steve Sarkisian and the Difficulties of Confronting Substance Abuse

TUCSON, AZ - OCTOBER 11:  Head coach Steve Sarkisian of the USC Trojans on the sidelines during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona.  The Trojans defeatred the Wildcats 28-26.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Karate kids kick off the sixth episode with thoughts on the upcoming Huskies-Ducks showdown, complete with a wager on the game.

From there, we talk Seahawks-Panthers, then devote the back half of the show to a more serious conversation on Steve Sarkisian and the difficulties of confronting the very real scenario of substance abuse in our everyday lives.

It’s a bit of different show this time around. Check it out.

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