On the Double with The Double S Xpress, August 25, 2014
Show 67 of On the Double brings you three Big Time Guests as we welcome Paul Gackle and Art Thiel of http://sportspressnw.com/ & Eastern Washington Linebacker Ronnie Hamlin!
Guest, Art Thiel
Never having met a metaphor he could not twist beyond recognition, Art has been illuminating, agitating, amusing and annoying Puget Sound sports readers for a long time.
Along with Steve Rudman, he co-founded Sports Press Northwest because it didnt seem right that the Google monster should aggregate daily journalism into oblivion without at least a flesh wound from somebody.
Thiel and Rudman labored under the Seattle Post-Intelligencer globe until the print edition died an undeserved death in March, 2009. Art continued on at its online successor seattlepi.com while working on SPNWs creation. His radio commentaries can be heard Friday and Saturday mornings and Friday afternoon on KPLU-FM 88.9.
In 2003 he wrote the definitive book about the Seattle Mariners, Out of Left Field, which became a regional bestseller. In 2009, along with Rudman and KJR 950 afternoon host Mike Gastineau, Thiel authored The Great Book of Seattle Sports Lists, a cross between historylink.org and Mad Magazine that has become mandatory reading for any sports fan who has an indoor bathroom.
A graduate of Pacific Lutheran University as well as two dead papers and a live one, the News Tribune of Tacoma, he has become a fan of entrepreneurial online journalism because it allows him to continue a lifelong passion to take the English language to places it rarely visits willingly, and does not involve the cleaning of kennels or stables.
Guest, Paul Gackle
Paul Gackle grew up in the newsroom and he’s determined to carry journalism into the future.
Gackle started covering sports for his family’s newspaper, the McLean County Independent, in North Dakota as a teenager and he recently reported on the Giants, 49ers and A’s as a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner.
In addition to the Examiner, Gackle has published work with the East Bay Express, the Winnipeg Free Press and PBS Frontline.
Growing up in Canada, Gackle fell in love with hockey. He blogged about the now-defunct San Francisco Bulls in his first iteration of The Gackle Report and was the team’s color analyst on for radio on KNBR.com and TV with Comcast Hometown Network.
Guest, Ronnie Hamlin
Eastern Washington University Sixth-year senior Linebacker Ronnie Hamlin began his pursuit of the school record for career tackles. He had six versus SHSU, giving him a current career total of 367 tackles in 41 games (38 as a starter). The Buck Buchanan Award candidate is 32 from Greg Belzer (399 from 1997-00) and 65 away from record holder J.C. Sherritt (432 from 2007-10). Most importantly, he has helped lead the Eagles to a 30-11 record overall and 20-4 Big Sky Conference mark with a pair of league titles and two appearances in the semifinals of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.
On the Double with The Double S Xpress
On the Double with The Double S Xpress sports talk show; Sports Broadcasting; Play-by-Play; Analysis; Commentary; Insight; Interviews; Public Address
Mission: To provide the best play-by-play & analysis of all sports in the broadcasting world.
Description: Shawn Walli & Sean Boyd; a dynamic duo on the microphone in the sports broadcasting world.
Information: The Double S Xpress was born in Tacoma, WA in 2005. Shawn Walli & Sean Boyd joined forces to call Tacoma Thunder IBL basketball games on 1180AM KLAY. Shawn & Sean freelance for the major sports networks like NBC Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, & MLB Network to name a few.