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A different sound last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS

There was something a bit different about Gonzaga's game against BYU on ESPN2 last night. I just couldn't put my finger on it. Well, honestly, yes I could. Read on.

It seems as if there should be a game Sunday

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OK, I admit it. I'm starting to get a bit burned out on the Super Bowl. Maybe it's because I've read just about every story I can find. Maybe it's because I spent most of my 12 hours on the radio talking about it last week. Or maybe it's because the buildup time is too long. I don't know. Read on.

This is even bigger than St. Nick

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Can you believe it? It's finally here. No, not Christmas. That flew by last month with hardly a ripple in our household. I'm talking about today's NFC Championship. Heck, I think we bought more foodstuffs for this afternoon than we purchased for Christmas dinner. And a more eclectic variety too. I guess it's appropriate. In some ways today is bigger. Read on.

Everyone has a skeleton in their closet

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I have a confession to make. I come from a family of 49er fans. Read on.

No one played Superman yesterday

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As I settled down last evening, I realized something. Every team I was hoping would win yesterday had lost. Not just some of them. All of them. A perfect Saturday, in a Mr. Mxyzptlk sort of way. Read on.

Time to move on

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It seemed inevitable, even with all the inevitable denials. But after word surfaced earlier this week Pac-12 coordinator of officiating Ed Rush had offered a reward for a technical on Arizona's Sean Miller – joking or not – during the conference tournament, it seemed inevitable Rush would leave. He did Thursday evening. Read on.

Winning the right way

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If you had a chance to watch the Mariners play last night, you were lucky. They played the way baseball is supposed to be played. I'm not sure how many times it will happen in 2013, but I'm going to enjoy it while I can. Read on.

A candy-coated blog post

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It's Halloween and I'm glad for one thing: It's not on a Friday night. When it is, newspapers all over America are flooded with high school football stories that begin “it was a dark and stormy night.” Read on.

Fixing some memories on a Sunday

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First the Miami Heat roared back in the second half and defeated the Boston Celtics, sending the two teams everyone expected – Miami and Oklahoma City – into the NBA finals. Then later in the evening in Las Vegas, Timothy Bradley won a controversial split decision over the current star of boxing, Manny Pacquiao. And the Twitterverse exploded. Fix. Crooked. Conspiracy. Read on.

Running around on a Monday morning

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We're going to get right at it today, not because there is anything earth-shattering to relate or any incredibly important place for me to go. No, we're getting right at it because we're running late today and want you to have your morning update. Read on.

Every day is big now

A GRIP ON SPORTS • UPDATED: 9:40 A.M.

Sunday mornings were always a chore – and a joy – growing up in the newspaper world. The papers were huge, and when your family made its living making sure those papers were in folks' driveways first thing in the morning, that was a chore. But the papers were huge, which made them a joy to read. Times have changed. Read on.

• UPDATE: Now I don't make it a habit to read obituaries, but today while eating breakfast I spied the picture in this one and decided to read it. As it was intended, it made me laugh, which makes it worthwhile to pass along just for that. But there's an even bigger payoff in Larry McKay's obit, if you are a Mariners' fan. You have to read all the way down to the penultimate paragraph, but it's worth it. This is the type of sendoff I want.

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