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Our allegiances are about to be stretched

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Is there anything worse than your Pop Tart breaking and half of it falling on the floor? Yes, there is. Read on.

What could have been in the Northwest

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Want to see what Seattle's professional basketball future could have looked like? Just watch Steve Ballmer's introduction to the Los Angeles Clippers fans yesterday. Read on.

Whatever happened last night, it wasn’t cool

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Even Superman had his Kryptonite, right? I guess we found LeBron James' last night, didn't we? And, ironically for the team he plays for, it was the heat. Or maybe it was the humidity. Read on. 

Not just yet

A GRIP ON SPORTS

A blind man could see the glow grower brighter around here. After so many years in the void of lost dreams, the M's faithful are ready to embrace this team, to begin enjoying baseball again. Am I wrong to be reticent about joining in? Read on.

Seems like there would be better uses for the money

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It's a number that's hard to comprehend. Two billion dollars. It sounds almost like a laugh-line in a new Austin Powers movie. Two billlllion dollars. But it isn't a joke. Not really. It's the amount of money former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has available to spend for a sports franchise. Something about that just doesn't seem right. Read on.

Thanks again

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Being it is Memorial Day, I want to memorialize the veteran who meant the most to me. Read on.

You can always use a broom to pound on the ceiling

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Paul Simon once wrote about one man's ceiling being another man's floor. I always felt that had great application in the world of sports. Read on.

A rare spring day blooms around here

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Let's be clear here. Today is going to be a great day. And it has nothing to do with sports. OK, it has a little to do with sports. Read on.

The view from someone who has been there

A GRIP ON SPORTS

There have been few NBA players better than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. And even fewer smarter. He proved that again yesterday. Read on.

So long, Dr. Jack

A GRIP ON SPORTS

One of the sad parts of growing older is losing your heroes. Today is another of those sad days. Read on.

It’s time to get to the big fellas

A GRIP ON SPORTS

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.

Well that’s interesting

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It's nearly impossible to predict what will kick off a lively back-and-forth between readers. I've quit trying to figure it out. And I know I should just shy away and let the conversation continue without me. But sometimes I can't. Read on.

Is Lakers’ greatness only a memory?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

OK, I admit it. There was a time when there wasn't a bigger Laker fan on this planet. But we all grow out of our youthful indiscretions, don't we? Read on.

Have a little perspective

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Perspective is tough to find in sports. Especially these days. Read on.

Another failure on Father’s Day

A GRIP ON SPORTS

How hard is it, really? You drop hints about what you want for Father's Day – if by hints you mean saying, “I want that” – for the last month or so and, on the big day, no one comes through. Oh, there are other, perfectly fine gifts, of course, but they are a bit like, I don't know, finishing second in the U.S. Open. It's better than 33rd, but it's not exactly what you wanted. Read on.

It wasn’t a dream

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Sometimes, when my back hurts or my leg is sore, I will take a nighttime pain reliever before bed. It helps me feel better and contributes to a long night's sleep. But it also gives me some real weird dreams, hallucinations really. Take last night for example. With my back barking, I took two and went to bed. And had this weird, almost surreal, dream the Mariners won. Not only won, but on a complete game two-hitter. From Aaron Harang. In front of more than 40,000 people. Talk about a true hallucination. Wow. Read on.

The only resemblance is the hairline

A GRIP ON SPORTS

On the desk to the right of my computer I have a mouse pad. On it is a cartoon of a yellow man with a couple hairs, sleeping in his chair at work, a pink donut balanced on his stomach. Of course the man is my hero, Homer Simpson. I've had the mouse pad since 1995. Or just before Tim Duncan entered the NBA. Read on.

Another sports hero is gone

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Even the nickname scared me. “The Fearsome Foursome.” The NFL's first front four that became media stars. The Rams' defensive line in the 1960s. The guys who really got me excited about pro football. And now only one of them is left. Read on.

Have a great holiday

A GRIP ON SPORTS

We wrote a lot about a couple different subjects yesterday morning, so today we'll keep it a little simpler, mainly because we're a little burned out, not because it's a holiday. Read on.

Will Hawks rise early today?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Ten in the morning comes darn early, especially on a Sunday. But that's when the Seahawks will kick off their quest for a third meeting with the 49ers this season. Or their NFL playoff game with Atlanta, if you prefer. The kickoff comes so early we don't want to get in the way, so we'll be quick. Read on.

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