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No, this is not another bogus M’s post

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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

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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.

There are nothing like college football fans

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You might notice a new poll on this page, just to the left of where these words sit. Then again, you might not, especially if you access this column via your mobile device. But either way, there is a new question, though we are going to spend the next few minutes discussing the previous one. Read on.

It’s easy to get all worked up over Lou

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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

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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.

For want of a quarterback nailed, an exhibition game was lost

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The big plays earn all the ink. The stars are all over television. The little things get lost in the shuffle. It's the way it's always been and probably always will be. But it isn't right. Read on.

It’s time for introductions

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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.

Fix-it Felix is already taken

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I'm sorry but I don't believe Felix Hernandez's nickname is sufficient anymore. There has to be some leader who is above the king, right? Emperor Felix, maybe. Or Supreme Commander Felix? Read on.

A jam-packed day of news

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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.

Is Tiger’s quest over?

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We could talk about the Mariners lack of offense. Or the Hawks' training camp. Or, if we were so inclined, any of the local college football camps that are underway. But instead we switch gears a little bit. Read on.

He’s the Guy. Really.

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomed some new members yesterday, including former Seahawk Walter Jones. But one of the biggest oversights in league history was also rectified. Read on.

Our desire for football is burning bright

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Let's see. It's going to be 99 degrees in Spokane today. Wonder what it will be in Lewiston? My guess: 104. But there should be a nice breeze off the Clearwater. Read on.

A worthy honor for a worthy man

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Bill Moos has done a heaping handful of praiseworthy moves since becoming the athletic director at Washington State a few years ago. But the decision he announced yesterday concerning Steve Gleason was the best of the lot. Read on.

Is the future now?

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Today is the day. The day the Mariners let their fans know how they feel about this season. Or maybe it's just the day they decide to continue to build for the future. Read on.

To paraphrase Frank, it was a very good day

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There are good days and bad days in baseball. Yesterday was a very good day. Read on.

Something just clicked last night

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It hit late last night. No, not the muscle soreness from playing golf in almost 100-degree heat. That was expected. No, it was an unexpected reaction I had while watching, of all things, a professional soccer match. Read on.

Is the M’s season slipping away?

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Why do I have the feeling the best of the Mariners' season just might be over? Maybe it's because they are unable to win consistently at home. Or it may be because they can't seem to score consistently. Or because the stress of all the close games seems to be wearing on the pitching staff. Whatever, it seems ominous as July fades into August. Read on.

A couple weeks in, everyone will be really tired

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Guess what? We're a little short on thoughts today. College football, start soon please. Read on.

Where will Lynch’s holdout lead the Hawks?

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Want to get a headache? Try putting yourself in the mind of Seahawk running back Marshawn Lynch. And figure out what his end-game is during his holdout from the Hawks' training camp. Read on.

Spreading the word about football season isn’t new

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I kept up with the first day of the Pac-12 media event the old-fashioned way: by reading tweets. None of this new-fangled video streaming for me. No sir. Words – and an occasional picture – are what it is about. Read on.

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