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Every moment holds a lesson

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There is something to be said for learning lessons. Even if those lessons come with a really high price. Read on.

Last night’s Mariner win was so typical

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Last night's home opener against the Angels was just so Mariners. A sell-out crowd on hand to celebrate the beginning of the Robinson Cano era. A quick deficit. Two home runs from the “other” free agent, Corey Hart. And a win. Nope, that wasn't what was so like the Mariners. No, that came midway through the game when young lefthander James Paxton, who seemed on top of his game, pulled himself out, pointing to his back as he left. Yep, he's hurt. A strained lat muscle it is said. Oh oh. Read on.

Long suffering shouldn’t mean forever

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That's it. The baseball season is finally over. And the Boston Red Sox have won again. This is getting old. Read on.

Leach, Halliday go down throwing

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Jeez, without a Seahawk game, what do we write about on a Sunday morning? Maybe a few NCAA passing records and what they mean? Read on.

Care to make it three in-a-row?

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For consecutive days we've had pretty spirited discussions here. The first was on my misbegotten thoughts – to some – concerning the women's basketball tournament. The second was about the best detective shows of the 1970s. Talk about eclectic. Read on.

And we are back to football …

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We've been asking you for a couple days, via a poll, if you believe Washington State and Idaho have a football rivalry. If we had asked the same question 70 years ago, there would be no question about the answer. Though then would have had to either go door-to-door or use a dial phone to ask. And we would have been really tired. Read on.

It’s time to fly your flag

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An eight-month wait is over. The area's college football teams are in action today. Win or lose – and the three closest to us are underdogs – at least, as Garth used to say, it's game on. Read on.

A good day for good causes

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Next week is when college football begins, so it would stand to reason all the off-the-field events should finish up this weekend, right? And they do. Read on.

Is the Hawks’ bandwagon filling up?

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I'm not a big fan of bandwagons. They're too big, too crowded and have bad shocks, hence a lot of people are thrown off when they hit a bump in the road. But the Seahawks' bandwagon is starting to look real inviting these days. Read on.

It’s time to get to the big fellas

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After a few days of preliminaries, we finally get to the meat of the matter. The unit that makes a college football team go. Read on.

Dufner gives the term “lipped out” another meaning

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In tribute to Jason Dufner, today's post will be written without emotion. And it will be just a bit short. However, there were no tobacco products stuffed into my lower lip. There is no way I could go that far. Read on.

The present is no match for the past

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Though this weekend seems to be brought to us by the word nostalgia, both in sports and our personal life, when we look back at it in a few years, we might remember it as the first day of a new era in Seattle. Read on. 

Celebrating the fond memories

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There was a time when I used to love watching the explosions in the sky brought on by a thunderstorm. But that was before we opened our home to a Great Dane who thinks the noise is someone out to punish him. Read on.

The AFL is at it again

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Is there a professional sports league with worse management than the AFL? No. Read on.

Sometimes we guess wrong

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Who would have thought Phil Mickelson could pull it off yesterday? Certainly not me. Read on.

There must be priorities

A GRIP ON SPORTS

To be honest, I would rather have my feet up, a donut and cup of coffee nearby, the TV on the British Open. The last part of that sentence is happening, but that's it. Instead, my fingers are flying over the computer keyboard as I try to finish a jam-packed Sunday post. Then I can get to concentrating on the Open. Read on.

Gonzaga seems to be the place to be

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The wind is blowing in Scotland today. That's not surprising. And either is Gonzaga's basketball team being in the national news. But one aspect of it is. Read on.

A long-time connection

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I was a little disappointed to see Mark O'Meara shoot a 78 today in the British Open's second round. After all, his 67 on Thursday had me a bit nostalgic. Read on.

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side

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The British Open is underway. But I think there is a problem with my TV set in the hotel and no matter how much I adjust it, it isn't working. The grass doesn't look green. Read on.

The perfect scenario plays out

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Even before the first pitch, you had a feeling Mariano Rivera would have a role in the outcome of Tuesday's All-Star Game. After all, it was the final All-Star Game for the greatest relief pitcher of all time (for once, that type of hyperbole is matched by the record) and the game was in New York, the city he has called home his entire baseball career. Lo and behold, the pregame feeling turned into reality. Read on.

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