A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes the glass is overflowing. And sometimes it is cracked and leaking badly. It’s not how you look at it, it’s reality. Just ask the players from Washington State and Eastern Washington today. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Any of you have a meteorological background? Maybe you can explain to me why it always seems to rain around here on the first weekend of college football season, or as it’s known to non-football fans, Labor Day weekend. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The great ones always know when to just get the heck out of the way. Let the content talk. Vin Scully. Tom Hanks. Jerry Seinfeld. Heck, even the so-so ones know that lesson. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are reading this, it’s easy to assume you are a sports fan. Either that, or need something to put you to sleep after working the night shift. If you are the former, this time of year you are starting to get excited about football, right? Well, tomorrow there will be something to get extra-excited about. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you have ever watched “Hard Knocks,” you know the pressure cut days have on professional football players. Twice during preseason camp the players on the bubble have to wait and see if their bosses have decided they aren’t good enough. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Walked through one of the big box stores the other day. The back-to-school supplies had been picked over like last Thanksgiving’s turkey. We have to admit it is time to turn the page on summer. So where did it go? Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You may not be ready, but the college football season begins Friday. It may be a billion miles away – California and Hawaii face off in Sydney, Australia – but still, it begins Friday. Hide your valuables. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is easy to love the competition aspect of sports as displayed in the Olympics. Or lack of same (thank you, Usain Bolt). But what it really easy to love are the stories behind the stories. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • When you mow your lawn, what do you think about, other than not cutting off any toes or whatnot, of course? Sometimes my thoughts drift toward the months ahead. And the thought of what’s coming before winter gets here. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What will hold our interest this weekend? Let’s see. There is a real honest-to-goodness pennant race, an NFL game, preseason college football practice and a little competition going on in the Southern Hemisphere. Anything else? Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Olympics have always been contentious, probably even in ancient Greece. “Everyone knows Dareios is on Chimera milk. That’s the only way he could have kept up with Hercules in the 100 butterfly.” But it seems to be getting worse. Read on.