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Schedule makers always keep your budget in mind

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Who knew attending a college football game might actually be good for your budget? It just may be that way next year. Read on.

At least one team got it done Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Yesterday was a bottom-line type of day. And the bottom line was, the Cougars took care of business. The rest of the teams in the region? Not so much. Read on.

Get ready to rake, autumn is here

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Summer is unofficially over in the Inland Northwest. The Cougars are playing a home football game. In the more than 30 years I've lived in this area, that's always seemed to be the unofficial kickoff of autumn. Read on.

There are a few ‘must-wins’ out there this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS

The weekend ahead? Let's pretend we're ESPN and have to label it, as the self-proclaimed world-wide leader is wont to do with everything. We'll call it “Must-Win Weekend,” and admit we have no future in marketing. Read on.

Should he stay or should he go?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

There is one subject on everyone's lips right now, so I guess we have to address it. But we want to tread carefully, because some folks who have talked about it have been handed punishments as tough as those originally given the people actually doing the heinous acts. Read on.

Turnovers are a tasty treat for football teams

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It's said if you can learn something new every day, then you never really age. So what happens if what you learn is just a reoccurrence of something you learned long ago, but forgot? Does that mean you've reverted back to that earlier age? It's enough to make your head spin. Read on.

Cougs dazed and confused in Reno

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It's pretty easy to imagine how the typical Cougar fan feels this morning. Disappointed, discouraged and confused. Above all, confused. That last one I understand. I share that final one. Read on.

Seahawks begin their quest to repeat tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Will the Seahawks repeat as Super Bowl champions? That's the question everyone wants answered, right? So what is the answer? Read on.

Couldn’t the rain have held off a couple days?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

I am not ready for this. I get up to get a cup of coffee, look outside and it's raining. Not a nice summer shower either. A cold, nasty, hard late fall type rain. hat the heck? I blame all you folks who couldn't wait for football season to get here. Your collective consciousness has messed with the local environment and brought on an early autumn. You can all go to heck in a hand basket – whatever that is – as far as I'm concerned. Read on. 

There is no place like Safeco for Young

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Far be it for me to second-guess a Mariners' manager, especially as we delve into football season. Usually by now we're all more interested in the Cougars or the Eagles or the Seahawks. And Lloyd McClendon has done a masterful job keeping the M's – a flawed team – in contention for a wild-card berth. But something that happened over the weekend had me shaking my head. And I still am. Can't you hear the rattling? Read on.

We always (over)react to college football’s first full Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS

My first impression of the initial full week of college football: It's good to see the Pac-12 officials are in midseason form. Read on.

There is something about this that seems familiar

A GRIP ON SPORTS

If you woke up this morning thinking you were in some sort of reality TV version of “Groundhog Day,” don't fret. You aren't alone. Pretty much every Cougar fan in America feels the same way. Read on.

Your Saturdays are no longer yours

A GRIP ON SPORTS

You know what yesterday was, don't you? Yep, the final Saturday of 2014 without a college football game. Really. Read on.

Let’s put yesterday behind us

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Wednesday was a day of brooms and bad backs, moving vans and moving the ball, of exonerations and expectations. It was also hump day. Read on.

No, this is not another bogus M’s post

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Yes, I know. I have been writing a lot about the Mariners lately. Can you blame this old baseball fan? Yes, you can. So we'll switch gears today. You may not be too happy. Read on.

A postseason chase will be fun

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Want to cook up a great baseball atmosphere? Start with the American League's best pitcher on the mound. Add 20,000 little yellow towels. Stir in 10,000 or so Canadians, down from the north to cheer on the visiting team. Let simmer for five or six innings. Then turn up the heat. Don't forget to add a bit of rain and a smidge of lightning. The perfect recipe for an exciting game. Read on.

It’s easy to get all worked up over Lou

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It seems as if everyone has a Lou Piniella story. I wish I could say the same. Read on.

Don’t confuse ‘experienced’ with just plain old

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Woke up this morning feeling a little like Tiger Woods. You know, a little old, a little over the hill, a little like yesterday's news. Read on.

It’s time for introductions

A GRIP ON SPORTS

I'll admit I'm a bit prejudice here, but I've always felt the best stories to come from college football's preseason practice are the ones about players we know little about. Pieces about guys who are always destined for reserve roles. Features on players who have been under the radar but are about to break out into the consciousness of the fans. Stories like that. Today, Jacob Thorpe does one of the latter and boy is it fun. Read on.

A jam-packed day of news

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It's been a long time since we've had a day as jammed with news as this morning is. Maybe since the end of last football season. Read on.

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