Welcome to Hard Count with Geoff Baker, a new podcast in which we'll focus on sports business issues both locally and nationally. Here's what you need to know:
Welcome to Hard Count with Geoff Baker, a new podcast in which we’ll focus on sports business issues both locally and nationally. We’ll have weekly interviews with guests, offer opinions on some of the hits and misses in sports business and take your questions on all topics in the weeks ahead.
This week’s headlines:
1. Russell Wilson joins Chris Hansen in the fight for a Sodo District arena.
2. A potential KeyArena renovation gets a boost from a project in Arizona
Most Read Sports Stories
- Is it time to let Russ cook? Russell Wilson sure 'likes' the idea of the Seahawks cutting him loose earlier
- Without fall sports, Washington State faces ‘post-apocalypse’ scenario
- Seahawks cut rookie cornerback for breaking COVID protocol by trying to sneak a woman into team hotel
- Jose Canseco, Jay Buhner … Austin Shenton? Mariners prospect joins Cheney Stadium lore with 453-foot homer
- Russell Wilson taught DK Metcalf how to swim — and three more Seahawks training-camp tidbits VIEW
3. Updates on sports facilities funding votes in Arlington, Tex. and San Diego
4. The Seahawks give the NFL a badly-needed television ratings boost
5. A move to unionize UFC fighters expected to gather steam
Plus, an in-depth interview with Emerald Downs president Phil Ziegler on how the Auburn, WA track is bucking a decades-long national trend of horse racing decline.