Karate Emergency, Ep. 44: Barbershop Quintet


The resident 12th Man Maniac is fired up about the Seahawks defensive schemes, so we corral a former member of the team’s defense to weigh in and bring some levity to a heated debate. Marcus Trufant and Terry Hollimon from The Barbershop make an impromptu guest appearance and join the show to share their vast football knowledge with the masses.

Plus, the Huskies set out to do something this weekend that most of us have only ever witnessed on Xbox, and Chris Hansen is keeping the dream alive in Sodo.

All that and more on this week’s Karate Emergency!

Karate Emergency, Ep. 43: 70-21


The Washington Huskies ended the University of Oregon’s 22-year experiment with football on Saturday and two-thirds of the show crew are ecstatic about it.

We go full Husky fan on this week’s show, delving into the Dawgs’ championship hopes, the excitement around the rest of the regular season, the outcome of the Apple Cup, and everything in-between. Our resident Duck fan sulks in the corner as we wax poetic about college football.

Plus, the Seahawks square off against the Bellevue-Atlanta Falcons, Slickhawk incurs a vehicular tragedy, and Seattle readies itself for Storm Watch 2016. All that and more on this week’s KE!

Karate Emergency, Ep. 42: All-Male Revue


Kelly is scouting teenage baseball players in the Dominican Republic, which leaves the only members of the show with Y chromosomes to sound off on this week’s topics.

The Mariners are clinging to their postseason hopes with just four games left to play, the Husky football team prepares for their biggest matchup in two decades, Russell Wilson is magically healing himself, CJ Spiller is a thing, Slickhawk has big news, and we have a giveaway contest for loyal listeners.

It’s quite the shindig this week, and like that video you accidentally stumbled across on the internet the other day, it’s all dudes.



Karate Emergency, Ep. 41: Slick’s Chicks

iHeartMedia Seattle Staff Photos on December 15, 2015. (Photo by David Conger / davidconger.com)

The Mariners are winning.

The Seahawks are winning.

The Huskies are winning.

We hardly know what to do with ourselves anymore.

In the spirit of all the success, we dial up the only Baltimore Orioles fan we know and talk a little shit before delving into our usual grumpiness, then celebrate the recent triumphs of our local clubs.

In between, we discuss the value of the 12s and sort out Slickhawk’s newfound love life.

All that and more on this week’s Karate Emergency!

Karate Emergency, Ep. 40: Screw Your Pumpkin Spice


The Mariners season is deader than Bernie from Weekend at Bernie’s and the start of football season is just days away. That leaves us to bridge the gap with a barrel of shenanigans, which is more or less our forte.

It’s time to get grumpy over pumpkin spice lattes, fall weather, first day of school pics, and everything in between. Plus, a new take on Tindermonials, and a celebration of tailgating season.

All that and more on this week’s KE!


Hot Mic Catches Mariners Broadcaster Speaking the Truth


It’s not often during a ballgame you hear a broadcaster say exactly what every fan happens to be thinking.

Lucky for us, a hot microphone and an abrupt return from commercial break caught Mariners announcer Dave Sims in a moment of sheer honesty.

Shortly after M’s left fielder Norichika Aoki unleashed a hideous throw to home plate that sailed all the way to the backstop, Sims had this to say on the ROOT Sports broadcast:

Aoki’s defense rivals that of only James Harden, and his throwing arm would play better at the Little League World Series, so it isn’t surprising to hear someone lament his shortcomings in the field.

And in the end, the terrible throw proved fairly inconsequential, as the Mariners were shut out by the New York Yankees 5-0.

Still, it was pretty awesome hearing a guy paid to watch the team speak the truth, if even for a split second.

Go Sims. Go M’s.

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