Stories tagged: Chiefs
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Grip on Sports: As the days without school dwindle, the days before the first prep football game also shrink
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know whose shoes you don’t want to walking in right now? Someone in, say, the fourth grade. This is a tough time of year …
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Our oasis has turned into a mirage, though maybe it always was
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s check the sports pages, shall we? What is there to talk about? An anthem protest. OK. Worries about the Winter Olympics in South Korea, …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Will someone please find the snake that bit the Mariners?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Writing about the Mariners isn’t something we really want to do today. But how can you avoid it? In the bottom of the eighth inning …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Before we cede the landscape to college football, we should discuss another Hernandez injury
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It won’t be too long now. Soon, Sunday mornings will mean story after college football story, from the Cougars to the Eagles, from the Vandals …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: At least we found where Pete Carroll draws the line with Frank Clark
A GRIP ON SPORTS • When Pete Carroll scans the horizon, he may be able to see the imaginary line he’s established when it comes to discipline issues. Carroll may …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Ara Parseghian’s passing brings back memories of his Notre Dame tenure
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You ever see “Rudy?” Of course you have. Remember the guy who was Notre Dame’s head coach when Rudy walked on the South Bend campus? …
Fri., July 28, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Seahawks send LB Kevin Pierre-Louis to Chiefs for D.J. Alexander
The Seahawks traded linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis to the Kansas City Chiefs for linebacker D.J. Alexander, both teams announced Friday, in a swap of players whose roles have been largely limited …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Everyone digs the long ball when it travels as far as it did last night
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You like to see baseballs travel a long way? Then last night was for you. Read on.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s nearly time for a break from the summer’s least fun story
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you tired of reading about the Mariners’ troubles? Think how tiring it is to write about them. Read on.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There is a bit of money to be made in the NBA these days
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are some mornings when preparing this feature is really hard. Like this morning. But there is always something to look into. Like this morning. …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: This rollercoaster M’s season is leading to a rundown feeling
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a time when I would read every book I could find about Greek mythology. The stories were so entertaining. From Hercules to Achilles, …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: So what will we argue about next?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the best links-based sports column in Spokane. But among other linked-based sports columns in the world, it’s probably ranked around 700. Then again, …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The other Washington isn’t a state the NFL recognizes
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Mistakes happen. No one knows that better than yours truly. But the one the NFL Shop made recently was a doozy. And hard to fathom. …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 7:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: When it comes to getting around town during Hoopfest, there are some dos and don’ts
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no more crowded two days downtown than Hoopfest weekend. For hours and hours, thousands and thousands of people cram themselves into spaces that …
Sat., June 24, 2017, 7:28 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The weekend is here. Make that, the best weekend is here
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The best weekend of the year begins now. Well, at 8 a.m., which might have been then to those of you reading this. Whatever, it …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The future is never now, but it is what keeps us hoping
GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s talk about the Future. No, not that rap guy. The time period. The one that never comes. But also seems to be the only thing …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: From Hoopfest to the NBA draft, there is basketball news during baseball season
GRIP ON SPORTS • Hoopfest is right around the corner and we will be focusing on that Spokane event often the next few days. The Mariners have been the focus …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Money, it’s a gas – and the fuel for college athletics
A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter what the NCAA tries to sell us, college sports is a big business, with thousands of employees, including the athletes. And like any …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Another era in golf ends as Mickelson withdraws from U.S. Open
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The U.S. Open golf tournament begins today in Wisconsin. And, for the first time since 1994, a major won’t have either Phil Mickelson or Tiger …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Does Zunino’s game-winning home run show he is finally headed in the right direction?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were a lot of big bombs yesterday in the world of sports, from Bob Stoops’ surprise retirement announcement in Norman, Oklahoma, to Kevin Durant’s …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Mariners’ recent transformation is worth a high five or two
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So who are those guys playing at Safeco Field and what did they do with our beloved stumbling, bumbling Mariners? Read on.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Common sense wins out as an Oregon school welcomed into Washington high school ranks
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners took Monday off. But the wheel in the sky kept on turning, and its journey allowed us to shine a light on other …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There is a lot to look forward to and we’re not just talking about summer vacation
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thursday is probably the best day of the week to look ahead. After all, the weekend sits just over the Friday hill. So let’s do …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The weather has been better and so have Mariners
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you had a three-day weekend, I’m sure yesterday was miserable. You looked out the window, saw the sunshine, the heat radiating off the street …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There will come a day when a Yankee player will be wearing No. 139
A GRIP ON SPORTS • My doctor told me I needed to keep my blood pressure down. His recommendation: quit writing about the Mariners. But it’s baseball season, doc. I …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Bloomsday is a part of Spokane’s DNA
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every year we look out the back slider and see the massive Lilac plant in the southwest corner of the yard. And wait for it …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Mariners are running hot and cold – sometimes in the same game
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weather gods are teasing us today. It’s going to be 80 in the Spokane area. You read that right. After not hitting 70 degrees …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Sooner or later, we will have something to warm our hearts
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Should we focus on another one that got away? Or the hot mess that is the Mariners’ roster? Maybe we should just ignore the M’s …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Even in the offseason, nothing competes with the NFL
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is there a more dominant professional sport than the NFL? Here were are, in early May, the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing, baseball …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Don’t worry, it gets worse next week – when your taxes are due
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s an ugly time, isn’t it? Not only is there a check due the IRS next week, but it’s been raining, off and on, since …