Leonys Martin is back from the DL, which will give the Mariners lineup a big boost this weekend against the Texas Rangers. Clayton discusses the 5 biggest stories of the day, including the development of Frank Clark, the death of Gordie Howe, the MLB draft, and the Mariners' pick of Kyle Lewis in the first round. JJ Cooper from Baseball America joins the show. Shannon Drayer calls in to talk about the Mariners weekend match-up with the Rangers, the teams' first two picks in the draft, and how Seattle stacks up offensively throughout the league. On "Behind the Lines", Colin Kaepernick expressed his excitement for the new NFL season, and playing for Chip Kelly.
In the second hour with John, Taijuan Walker joins in and talks about lasts night game and his personal opinions. Also, some texted in questions are answered, was yours one of them? The shows closes this hour with some time with Dave Grosby swapping stories.
In this hour of the John Clayton show, we start with "Around the Diamond" with talk of last night's game, the best moments of Taijuan Walker, Chris Iannetta's offense, and Russell Wilson’s new regime. Plus, Mark Schlereth joins in swapping stories with John. Also, in "Behind the Lines", Gee Scott joins in again with some behind the scenes info.
The former voice of the SuperSonics and NBA Finals broadcaster Kevin Calabro joins the program to talk about the battle between the Warriors and Cavaliers. Clayton goes around the NFL, reacting to news that the NFL is considering creating a developmental league, Von Miller's potential contract extension, and listener's ask questions about the Seahawks, the Mariners, and more. The Groz joins the show to talk about his favorite sports brawls.
The Professor discusses the top 5 topics of the day, including the Mariners victory over the Indians, Tiger Woods' failing knees and the Bellevue football scandal. Callers and texters give their opinions on the fallout, which includes a four-year postseason ban for the program. The Royals and Orioles got into a brawl on Tuesday, after Yordano Ventura plunked Manny Machado in the ribs, prompting a discussion of the best baseball brawls.
In this second hour, Sean Salisbury joins in for this segment of Four Downs. In breaking news, Bellevue Football HS is suspended from post-season play for four years. Chris Daniels of King 5, who broke the story, joins John to give us the details.
Lastly, Dave Grosby joins us to react to the Bellevue HS news.
In the first hour, John Clayton covers your top five stories of the day and Tim Kurkjian, ESPN Senior MLB Writer, joins in. Plus, in "Behind the Lines," Gee Scott takes us behind the Seahawks curtains.
John interviews Richard Sherman, and asks about the Seahawks depth on defense, and what Sherman would do if he were elected President. John gives the rundown on injuries around the league, and Groz joins the show to talk about the time he met Muhammad Ali.
John Clayton opens his new daily show by talking about the five biggest stories of the day, which includes the Mariners getting swept, Aqib Talib getting shot in the leg, and the passing of Muhammad Ali. ESPN host Scott Van Pelt joins the program, and John goes "Behind the Lines" to dissect the 49ers quarterback situation.