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Grip on Sports: The only constant for sports fans is worry

Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:44 a.m.

Seattle’s Nelson Cruz looks back at umpire Will Little after being called out on strikes during the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers on Thursday in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, fan is short for “fanatic,” a word that is synonymous for zealot or partisan. But I wonder if it wouldn’t be better if the word fan didn’t have something to do with worry or apprehension. That would seem more appropriate. Read on.

Grip on Sports: Football’s cruelest aspect showed itself again this week

Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 8:42 a.m.

Oregon State Beavers quarterback Jake Luton (6) leaves the game as WSU quarterback Luke Falk (4) looks on during the second half of a Pac-12 football game on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. WSU won the game 52-23. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
A GRIP ON SPORTS • When will this incessant rain end? The hazy heat of summer is already forgotten as the rains fall and so do the temperatures. Can’t we go back about a week and leave everything the same as it was then for a while? I’m sure there are football players in the area that are wishing the same. Read on.

Grip on Sports: What’s in a name? Occasionally it’s hypocrisy

Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:48 a.m.

A proposal to remodel KeyArena to house a professional franchise within three years could be voted by the Seattle City Council as early as December. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We don’t venture into the realm of political discussion in this space all that often, but some times the hypocrisy of government makes it unavoidable. One of those times happened this week in Seattle. Read on.

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