THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sign of the apocalypse No. 1,720: An email arrived in the inbox this morning wondering if I wanted to play fantasy hockey. Yes, fantasy hockey. Wonder how co-workers would deal with hearing someone talk about that all day? Other than at Molson’s headquarters, of course. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but the M’s are not winning the American League West this season. That and other bad news awaits when you read on.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seahawks have lost their first two games and everyone seems to have questions. Why should we be any different? There is one big one, though, that overrides everything and it involves Russell Wilson. Read on.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Monday Night Football. Dandy Don, Frank and Howard. Those were the days. Appointment television. It’s appointment television tonight as well, if only to see Khalil Mack chase Russell Wilson around. Read on.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington State’s week of denial ended Saturday night with its defense denying Eastern Washington much of a chance to score. And the Cougars showing on the field all of their talk off it during the week was immaterial. This game did matter. Read on.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2018
There is an argument to be made instant replay is the most significant invention in the history of football. At least the broadcast part of it.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A Pac-12 showdown in Salt Lake City. A big local showdown in Pullman. Intersectional games on the television. Yep, fall Saturdays are here, even if they are early. Read on.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s just one of those fall Fridays, isn’t it? You take a look at the television schedule, check the weather report, say a little pray for those in the path of a hurricane and get ready for the weekend. Read on.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Wednesday was about winning. And losing. And about the past and the future. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a bit of rhythm to a college football week. It starts with a slow shuffle and moves with a quicker beat as Saturday approaches. Wednesday, that’s the day when things begin to move quickly. Hey, that’s today. Read on.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It has come to this: The Mariners need a miracle and the Seahawks were raving about their punter. This wasn’t the scenario we thought we would see back in June, was it? Read on.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The first Sunday of NFL football is over. Why is it that, despite wholesale changes in the offseason, so many teams haven’t really changed at all? Read on.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may not have been officially be Flag Day, but that’s how it felt Saturday around here. Washington State raised its Cougar one in an emotional ceremony; there was a yellow one thrown late in Eastern Washington’s win in Arizona that had heads shaking; and the Mariners seemed to wave a white one. Read on.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2018
When Andy Grammer’s song, “Back Home,” resonated through Martin Stadium Saturday night during the second quarter of Washington State’s easy win over San Jose State, it had special meaning for one member of the Pac-12 Network broadcast crew.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another college football Saturday awaits. But if you want to watch it all, you better be ready to give it about 18, 19 hours. Wait, that’s typical, isn’t it? Read on.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The most famous football player in Florida State history died yesterday. And Burt Reynold’s passing brought back a bunch of memories, from “Deliverance” to “Evening Shade.” But it is a couple of his sports-based movies we want to recall here. Read on.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Everyone has experienced sadness mixed in with the joy sports can bring. That’s part of how sports mirror life. But one would hope a certain type of sadness would never be included. It has this year at Washington State. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A lot happened in the regional sports scene yesterday, much of it self-evident. But the most important items were a bit hidden. Read on.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The long stretch run is upon us. We’re not really referring to the baseball season, but that too. It coincides with the unofficial end of summer – yesterday – and the long run until the holidays. The dry season. No extra days off for a while. Read on.
MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may be the beginning of football season, but it’s still a bit early to give up on baseball, isn’t it? Especially when the local team has made the playoffs. No, not the M’s. That’s not looking good. We’re going hyper-local here. The Indians. Yes, they have earned a spot in the Northwest League playoffs. Read on.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is your backside sore? You know, after spending from 9 in the morning until after 11 at night sitting and watching college football? No way it is shape for this. Yet. But maybe you jumped up and down enough to give it, and the rest of your muscles, a good workout. Read on.
Seattle fans are among our best friends, so like Andy Dufresne, we are here to offer you some of that good thing, maybe the best of things. We offer hope.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2018
Rich Waltz began his career here, calling Indians and Chiefs games fresh out of college in the mid-1980s. That started him down a road that led to a variety of assignments, including the Miami Marlins’ radio voice for a few years and many college football games.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is here. Finally. It is the first full Saturday of college football season. Everyone plays. And everyone gets to cheer. Or moan. Read on.
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s still August, isn’t it? For a few more hours at least. But yet high school football is in full-go mode. It’s not something that’s easy to get used to. Neither is the Seahawks losing all of their preseason games. It has never happened before. Read on.