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Who will fly tonight?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Being it is the Thanksgiving holiday, I contemplated taking the day off. Relaxing, sleeping in and all that. But I couldn't. Not with all the sports news out there. And with the Seahawks' biggest game of the season coming our way this evening. Read on.

It all seemed a little out of place

A GRIP ON SPORTS

There is a time and place for everything. Sometimes, even mature adults get that mixed up. Read on.

Eagles fly higher than they ever have before

A GRIP ON SPORTS

There's a fun game to play in the local sports bar with your buddies. You know the one I'm talking about, where you pick a subject and argue for hours. The most dominant Seattle Mariner pitcher? The Seahawk who meant the most to the franchise? Most entertaining Apple Cup? Well today we have a subject that, while interesting, wouldn't lead to a long discussion. Best non-conference win in Eastern Washington basketball history? Read on.

Hawks block Cardinals’ path to NFC West title – for one day at least

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Ask a group of football coaches what play really swings momentum during a game and you'll get a variety of answers. A kickoff return for a touchdown, one might say, just because of how suddenly it deflates an upbeat team. An interception return for six, another may chime in. But there is one play that seems to pop up in this discussion more than any other. A blocked punt. Read on.

Too many turnovers make Cougars sick

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Usually on Saturday night, I have a nice dessert. Something special, as in a piece of chocolate cake or a hot fudge sundae. But last night, after a dinner of comfort food – including mac and cheese – I skipped dessert. Nope, not because I'm watching my waistline. Mainly because I had my sugar quota for the day thanks to Washington State: A lunch that was “highlighted” by five turnovers. Read on.

An early start to college football’s Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS

I hope the bacon is already cooking. The pancake batter better be mixed and ready to go. And the oranges cut in half, waiting to be squeezed. Why? The Cougar game is about ready to start. Brunch before the game or lunch at halftime? You decide. Read on.

Overlap just makes our laps grow larger

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Want to talk football? It's possible right now because the NFL schedule is in full swing and college football is coming down to the wire. Want to talk basketball? Why not, college basketball is ramping up and the NBA has been going for a while. It's overlap season, that exciting time of the year when all manner of sports fight for your attention with ads for Black Friday sales and snow tires. Read on.

Sometimes we are just a fool in the rain

A GRIP ON SPORTS

From here to there and back again. Sounds like a '60s/'70s music anthology featuring Led Zeppelin or someone. But no, that's not it. It just describes where we are headed today. Read on.

What time is the right time?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

What time is the right time to start a college football game? Is it 11 in the morning? Or 1:30 in the afternoon? How about 7:30 at night? Read on.

Zags have already tasted some success

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It's not easy putting a team together from what basically is scratch. Taking less than a handful of returning players and using them as the base, mixing in new faces in the starting lineup and off the bench. It's not the usual recipe for success. But Mark Few and the Zags seem to be cooking already. Read on.

This just isn’t the Hawks’ year

A GRIP ON SPORTS

When the news broke last week Brandon Mebane was out for the season with a torn hamstring, I put away my hopes for a Seahawks' Super Bowl repeat. They were stashed in a back drawer along with my dusty Dodger World Series dreams and my faded UC Irvine NCAA tournament aspirations. Read on.

Winning out isn’t all that easy

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Want to know what the dumbest statement in all of sports is right now? “If they win out.” Using the term in relationship to college football is just plain silly. Nobody “wins out” anymore. Well, except maybe one team. Read on.

Another busy Friday night – and day

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Friday was the night the lights were turned on in college basketball arenas all over America. It was also, as usual for the fall, a high school football night. Read on.

College basketball is back – thank goodness

A GRIP ON SPORTS – ON THE ROAD

The band is setting up, the fans are, slowly, beginning to wander in as we are about 45 minutes away from the college basketball season beginning. In Cheney. Who knew that would be the spot? Read on.

Felix’s numbers didn’t come up this time

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Just when you think you have baseball's postseason award voters figured out, the target moves again. As that long-time Red Sox fan Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. The hobgoblins took down Felix Hernandez this time. Or was it the little minds? I'm not sure. Read on.

As weather cools off, college football talk heats up

A GRIP ON SPORTS

There's a line in the movie “Groundhog Day” that seems appropriate this morning. “It's cold out there every day.” Yes, “every day” has already arrived. And it's not even Thanksgiving. So when you leave the house today, don't forget your booties. Read on.

Not just another day

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It's Veterans Day, which means I should be sharing a story with you about the most important veteran in my life. Read on.

What a Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It was a pretty eventful Saturday around here. Did you enjoy it? We certainly did. Read on.

Falk gets his chance for Cougars

A GRIP ON SPORTS

A new era in Washington State football begins today in Corvallis. It may be a three-game “era” or it may last longer. Today's game won't completely determine that, but it will go a long way in the decision. Read on.

Cross country races can stay with you for a while

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Of all athletic endeavors, running seems to be the most basic. Just about everyone has done it at some point in their life, whether it was in competition or just to get to the fridge quick enough to get back in time to watch a game-winning field goal. Basic. But running, as is practiced in a cross country race, is anything but. There's more strategy than the average Joe imagines. And more drama. Read on.

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