This year’s edition of “Monson Madness” put 32 of the best audio clips of 2017 up for a listener vote. Those 32 clips have now been narrowed down to two. The championship matchup is Mike Leach v. Mike Leach.
Washington State football coach Mike Leach himself called in to cast his vote on KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson Show on Wednesday.
“Well one way or the other there’s a winner there. I mean there’s two great teams right there. Certainly either one of them would be very difficult to bet against,” Leach said.
The first sound bite includes Leach’s delightfully meandering beliefs on the origin of life:
“You know, first of all, something about lightning strikes mud and then it sparks a beetle and all that other business, you know. I don’t happen to believe that. I take more the biblical approach of this whole thing.”
The second clip features Leach discussing the nightmare of planning a wedding:
“The women lose their minds. Your fiancee is going to lose her mind. Your mother-in-law is going to lose her mind. Your mom is going to lose her mind. Several of your sisters and female relatives are going to lose their minds. They’re going to barrage you with constant questions. ‘What should we wear?’ And then, which of course, my answer is, ‘I don’t care.’”
Although both sound bites are equally captivating, Leach said he had to vote for the second clip because “preparing for weddings is sheer unadulterated torture.”
“Part of it is that I don’t entirely recall either one completely,” he added. “I can be coaxed into being passionate about nearly any issue. The way I look at it there’s 24 hours in a day and you might as well spend them with me.”
Leach recently signed a five-year contract extension that makes him WSU’s football coach through 2022.
“Yeah I think a portion of that is there’s a lot of people that need wedding advice. I think that may have enhanced my chances,” he said.
As for winning audio clip of the year, Leach called it “the ultimate distinction.”
“Just as I thought nothing would transcend the birth of my children and things of that nature, I think this one’s got it beat.”