My name is Todd E. Lyons. On the radio you may know me as “Todd E. Lyons, Esquire.” I have been on the airwaves in Yakima since 1989 and look forward to it every day. I was born in Seattle, the son of a sharecropper. My family and I moved to the “Fruit Bowl of the Nation” when I was a wee lad of only 7. I spent my formative years in the West Valley of Yakima, indoctrinated in public school. I became keenly familiar with the “special” desk while attending Apple Valley Elementary. The teachers referred to it as the “isolation booth,” but I called it the “special desk.” Most of what I know today, however, can be credited to the “School of Hard Knocks.” I currently reside in East Valley with my lovely wife, Carrie, and our son, Drew. I am extremely fortunate to work on the very radio stations I grew up listening to. So much so that I not only was once a client, I became an employee! If you ever see me stumbling about this great valley of ours, please give me a shout. I would love to talk with you about rock music, sports, individual liberty or whatever spins your beanie!
‘One Shining Moment’ Video Wraps Zags Disappointing End [PHOTOS]
I watched the Zags loss to the bitter end of an otherwise amazing season. Mostly because I wanted to see the "One Shining Moment" video montage that always eloquently re-caps the madness in March. Because it was the first tournament in two years, I swear that I never wanted to hear a cheesy, 80's synth-pop song so badly in my entire life! Once again, the folks at CBS Sports did not disappoint.
Former Yakima Bears Manager Mike Bell, Son of Buddy, Dies at 46
Sad news for fans of professional minor league baseball in the Yakima Valley today with the news of the passing of former Yakima Bears Field Manager Mike Bell's passing at the age of 46 due to complications from cancer of the kidneys.
Gonzaga Remains Undefeated, Advances to Sweet 16 Vs. Oklahoma
The #1 ranked and undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs took care of business today to remain perfect on the season and advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA Men's basketball tournament with a convincing win over the Oklahoma Sooners.
Get a Summer Job Working For the Yakima Pippins Baseball Club
The Yakima Valley Pippins Baseball Club of the collegiate West Coast League is preparing for the 2021 season and have officially announced via the Facebook page and website that they are now hiring for myriad part-time jobs over the course of 30-plus nights from June through August.
Mariners Bring Back “Big Maple”, Best “Big” Nicknames of All-Time
With the Seattle Mariners re-signing James "Big Maple" Paxton, it got me thinking of other sports stars that carry a nickname that includes the moniker "Big". Here are some of my favorites with a surprising disproportionate amount of them having played for Seattle sports franchises.
Seahawks Fan “Mama Blue” Comes in 2nd as NFL’s “Fan of the Year”
Seattle Seahawks fans, also known, simply, as the "12s", have always prided themselves on being one of the most vocal and loyal fan bases in the country and across the entire National Football League.That passion was validated this past weekend during the annual "NFL Honors" ceremony when 89 year-old Patti Hammond, known better to Seahawks fans as "Mama Blue" finished as the runner-up for the league's first-ever "Fan of the Year" award prior to Super Bowl LV (55).
Seahawks Appear to Have Found Their New Offensive Coordinator
The Seattle Seahawks appear to have filled their Offensive Coordinator vacancy and also damaged the coaching staff of an inter-divisional opponent.
Russell Wilson Didn’t Like the Seahawks Coaching Decision
There seems to be a bit of tumult in Seahawks-ville following the team's decision to part ways with Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Prosser’s Kellen Moore Extends Contract With Dallas Cowboys
After some speculation that he might bolt from the Big D for a chance to become the head coach at his alma mater, former Prosser Mustang legend Kellen Moore has reportedly signed a three-year contract extension to remain the Offensive Coordinator with the Dallas Cowboys, eschewing Boise State.
Seahawks Lose O.T. Heartbreaker in Arizona, 37-34 [PHOTOS/VIDEO]
The 2020 Seahawks chance to have an undefeated season came crashing to earth in week 7 with a heartbreaking 37-34 loss in overtime to their NFC West rivals the Arizona Cardinals in front of a nationally televised audience on NBC Sports Sunday Night Football telecast.