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Sun., Aug. 5, 2007, 10:05 a.m.

We won’t be hitting the links as much in the future


It's time to let them go. The M's I mean.

For most of the summer we've followed Seattle on their quest to overcome three years of ineptitude and mismanagement, three years of losing records, three years of fan frustration. And they have taken giant steps toward overcoming the latter two – the first one will take a while.

But as the pennant race winds down, this on-line column has to turn its inquiring mind (what little of it remains after 50 years of underuse) elsewhere.

For the foreseeable future I will be covering the Washington State Cougars for the Inland Northwest's paper of record. And that, my friends, is a full-time job – and then some.

So it's time to let the M's go. No more daily updates (I've been weaning you off them recently during my vacation time and the beginning of the Cougar workload), no more bitching about Bill Bavasi, no more bemoaning Richie Sexson's lack of productivity, no more slobbering over the defensive exploits of Adrian Beltre.

This on-line column will continue to follow sports important to Inland Northwest fans, including the M's, Bulldogs, Eagles, Shock, Vandals, etc., but just not to the degree you've grown accustomed to over the past year. Sorry. There is only so much time in a day.

Now I'm being honest here. I could have kept my fingers shut and just strung you along, knowing you would continue to click here each day out of habit. But that's not what I want. I hope you will continue to click here for the best links to Inland Northwest sports news, because even if I'm not going into the depth I have for the past 12 months, there will still be more to read here – and more sports links – than anywhere else. Honestly, my life is so boring I can take the time to make it so.

And, hopefully, there will be more Cougar news – if that's your cup of tea – than you can swallow. Including information you won't be able to get elsewhere.

So click the full entry link to get started on the new adventure …

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