FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a couple reasons why this post is later than usual today. And no, none of it has to do with me being up late partying last night after the Mariners’ big win. They won, yes, but we didn’t celebrate. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 8:27 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the world turns, these are the days of our lives. We trust a guiding light to help us with all our children. Got an idea where I am going with this today? Read on.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 8:25 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Who doesn’t love watching football? Anyone? Yeah, me too. But there is one aspect of football that bothers me. And this is the time of the season it starts to play a bigger role. Read on.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s called over-reaction Monday during NFL season, so we will over-react this morning. Though not just about the NFL. Read on.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Non-conference college football games are fun. Sometimes they are even spectacularly fun. But they don’t have anything on conference games. Especially on the West Coast. After the sun goes down. Read on.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 8:07 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was a little dusty in the home office this morning. Just got finished reading a few stories that tugged at my sentimental side. Read on.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you looking forward to tomorrow? I am. It’s a football Saturday and, for once, there is some time available. Read on.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 8:23 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s funny. Some of the biggest sports stories today have little or nothing to do with sports. So we will get to them as quickly as possible. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 7 a.m.
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A GRIP ON SPORTS • There have been a few memorably awful trades in the Mariners’ past. Most of us can tick them off without even pausing. Adam Jones et al for Erik Bedard anyone? But there may not be one player who has been involved in two trades – coming and going – that have hurt the M’s recently more than J.A. Happ. Read on.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • I feel like a guy with a long white beard, dirty robe, and a hand-drawn sandwich board walking down the street in front of the courthouse. The end is near. Read on.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The plan was a simple one. Record the Seahawks game for re-watching on Monday. You know, to catch all the nuances of the Hawk offense at work. Talk about stupid. Read on.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 7:36 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was a Saturday dominated by those taking chances. Or wasting them. Or making the most of their second ones. Read on.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2016
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016, 8:16 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Isn’t there an old saw about any publicity being good publicity? Trying selling that load of fertilizer around the Palouse this week. Read on.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A week ago we were all happily oblivious to the pennant race. Why bother? The M’s were toast and football was back. Time to concentrate on the gridiron. Ya, right. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 8:50 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What to right about today? How about the hottest team in the Northwest? Read on.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 8:08 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The worst sequels are the ones in which the plot is almost exactly the same as the original, right? No one wants to see the same thing over and over again. Or read about the same dumb decisions either. Read on.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 7:39 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Russell Wilson walked onto the CenturyLink turf late in Sunday’s game with Miami. He was moving a bit like many of us do every day. Which is not a good thing. Read on.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • I have questions. Maybe you have the answers. Read on.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 7 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday was September the ninth, 2016. Nothing special about the date, not one bit. Except September the ninth is sort of special to some boys. I’m one of them. Read on.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 8:34 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Time for a personal question: What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Too personal? Well, I was just wondering if it was similar to mine. I lean over and pick up my phone. Check the emails and notifications. Prep for my day by finding out what happened over night. And make sure I am up-to-date on all the sports happenings.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a short work week for most. Monday holidays do that. They also offer another opportunity to watch college football. And put us a day closer to the next weekend’s games. Guess what. All our local teams have key contests. Read on.
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