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It was one jam-packed Wednesday

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Most hump days are a bit sleepy, sports-wise. Camel racing, sure, but not much else. Yesterday was the exception that shattered the rule. Read on.

Just don’t wash your face

A GRIP ON SPORTS

No matter how cold it gets today, no matter how bad the traffic might be, no matter how much the boss yells at you before lunch, remember, it could be worse. You could be in Sochi, covering the Olympics. Read on.

Game day is finally here – let’s get to it

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The hype is, or should be, behind us. The game is all that's left. Today we find out if the Seahawks will be NFL champions. Read on.

It’s time for your say

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Today is your day. Well, today and tomorrow. Read on.

Is the silliness behind us?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

The circus that is Super Bowl Media Day is in the rearview mirror. Or should be. From here on in, it is smooth skating until the game. I'm good with that. Read on.

It isn’t cheap to be a spectator

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What's in your wallet? It better be a boatload of money if you want to sit in the cold and watch the Super Bowl live. Tickets are going for a whole heck of a lot. And then there is the expense of getting to New York and staying nearby. None of which is cheap. Still, for the experience, isn't it worth it? Read on.

Missing a game isn’t a lot of fun

A GRIP ON SPORTS

None of us are strangers to hard work, are we? For some it means getting up every day, pulling on the boots and doing battle with the outside elements. For others it might be loafers and the daily contest with a computer. But when it comes to work, we do it for some sort of reward, whether it be monetary or the freedom from having to be at home or just for the good feeling of a job well done. Read on.

Nightmares are part of the game

A GRIP ON SPORTS

If you've read this column for any length of time – and we are in our third year here – you know there are only two things I root for when covering a football game: A quick contest and that no one gets hurt. Neither happened last Sunday in the NFC Championship game. Read on.

This is even bigger than St. Nick

A GRIP ON SPORTS

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.

What will next week and the week after be like?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It hit me this morning as I was reading the 73rd story of the day on the Seahawks/49ers game. All this hype. And it's just the NFC Championship game. Not the Super Bowl. The NFC Championship. A semifinal if you will. What happens if Seattle wins? What will the next two weeks look like? Read on.

The road is the best place to learn

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Watching a college basketball team on television is one thing. Watching that same team at live while it plays at home is another. But the best read on most college teams comes in person on the road. Read on.

Time is winding down

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Tick. Tick. Tick. That's a non-digital clock marking the seconds until Sunday's NFC title game in Seattle. It also may be counting down some other things as well. Read on.

Which do you prefer?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

As a fan, would you rather have your team, in this case the Seattle Seahawks, win a playoff game in a dominant fashion, making it look easy, or would you rather have them gut out a win? It's a legitimate question, especially after yesterday. Read on.

Get a win, have a party

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I knew it was coming so I stayed up late to watch it. It is so much fun to watch a college basketball fan base treat a mid-January game as if it is the national title championship. But, in a way, to them it is. Read on.

Cougars look better than expected against Colorado

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Wasn't it Mark Twain who said “the rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated” or something like that? It's quite possible that witticism could apply to Washington State's basketball team. That's if the Cougars continue to play like they did on Wednesday night in the Spokane Arena. Read on.

One big up and a lot of downs on Thursday

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It was an up-and-down college basketball Thursday around here, with an emphasis on down. Read on.

We all know what comes before the fall

A GRIP ON SPORTS

What one word can be used to describe the Pac-12's bowl performance this season? Hubris. Read on.

Another year, a different look

A GRIP ON SPORTS

The Gonzaga Bulldogs reached unprecedented heights during last college basketball regular season. How unprecedented? How about No. 1 in the land? Hard to get any higher than that. But that was last season. In our what-have-you-done-for-us-lately culture, we put that away with the Christmas decorations and ask about this year's team. Especially after a less-than-daunting preseason still resulted in two losses, an odd occurrence around the program. Which brings us to last night, the West Coast Conference opener against Santa Clara. Read on.

It’s time to get back into the usual routine

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Before we get into today's post, I hope everyone had as nice a Christmas as we did. It was just a relaxing, calm day at home with the family. Now back to sports. Read on.

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