Stories tagged: Commentary
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 8:24 a.m.
The AFC and NFC championships won by the Patriots and Rams were not tarnished by bad officiating, according to Arnie Stapleton.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:03 p.m.
TV Take: Pregame premonition rings true as Gonzaga powers past Portland to remain perfect in WCC play
Tom Glasgow deserves some points for honesty. The veteran broadcaster, who handled the play-by-play chores on Saturday night’s Gonzaga contest, shown on KAYU in the Spokane area, was blunt before …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
In fact, the Cougars’ 78-66 loss to Stanford at high noon on Saturday was a mad dash into an open manhole. If somebody slides the cover back on, we may …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
As the New Orleans Saints go for another Super Bowl title, Steve Gleason is along for the ride – the perfect beacon for a city that knows about emerging from …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 9:01 p.m.
Nowell, who averages 16.7 points per game, ranks third in the Pac-12 in two-point field-goal percentage at 56.8. But it’s not just about the numbers Nowell is producing – it’s …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:53 p.m.
Actual human engagement returned to McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday night, and not a minute too soon.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:55 p.m.
No matter how you feel about the local broadcast trio who bring Gonzaga’s basketball games into local living rooms, there is something comforting about the continuity of roles.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 6 p.m.
Vahe Gregorian: Sayonara, paranoia – Kansas City Chiefs’ win over Indianapolis Colts sets fans free to be in moment vs. New England Patriots
This, too, shall pass. It always helps to remember that. Just the same, it takes a lot to disperse lingering ghosts, doesn’t it? Especially when the paranoia was almost tangible …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Larry Stone: Russell Wilson contract extension may sting for Seahawks, but not as much as alternative
As the Seahawks enter what they ruefully believe is a premature offseason, numerous contractual matters hang over their future.
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 1:04 p.m.
Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao’s house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11:43 p.m.
The West Coast Conference’s two best teams, circa 2019, met Saturday night in the University of San Francisco’s venerable War Memorial Gymnasium with the visiting Zags coming out on top, …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Larry Stone: Drew Stokesbary’s bill to pay college athletes unlikely to pass, but it’s a step in the right direction
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 11:16 p.m.
The Pacific Tigers seemed to have one goal Thursday night – and it may not have been to come home with a win.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:36 p.m.
If you thought we had heard the last of Ichiro as a major league ballplayer when he stepped into his murky role as “Special Assistant to the Chairman” last May …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
For all but one team, locker cleanup day is the most melancholy ritual in sports.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 11:33 p.m.
John Blanchette: Seahawks passed on opportunity to continue season of surprises by sticking to the run
That, of course, is the narrow view, the only one that seems appropriate in one-and-done football. The playoffs opened and closed for the Seattle Seahawks in one day, no better …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:26 p.m.
If you could pull yourself away from the Seattle Seahawks’ playoff game with the Dallas Cowboys, and the Northwest’s favorite – or something – NFL announcing crew, Joe Buck and …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:42 p.m.
As sure as your teenager brought the family car home with the gauge on “E” again, North Dakota State rules the clubby little realm of the Football Championship Subdivision, thanks …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:58 p.m.
Nobody could have envisioned the stupefying way they won their 2010 national championship – unless, of course, they’d reviewed the tapes of all the other games Eastern Washington’s Eagles won …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
About 15 months ago, on yet another late night on the road – New Orleans this time – Jay Hillock pushed through the glass door of another 7-Eleven manned by …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
Maybe the seeds were planted as the calendar turned to 2018, and the Seahawks dispersed to their homes after 16 games. For most of them, it was the first season …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:59 p.m.
Please consider funding a budget bump that will entice North Dakota State into battle with the Alabamas and Washington States of the college universe, and save the rest of the …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 8 a.m.
The satisfying simplicity of sports is in the definitive result. A game is played. There is a winner and a loser and the winner gets a reward.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Oh, the Bulldogs might well win the West Coast Conference four or five games clear of the field, and could even run the table. When an opponent has their full …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
This one was supposed to be different than Gonzaga’s recent three consecutive home nonconference routs. Tighter, more competitive. And for a while, the Zags’ New Year’s Eve matchup with Cal …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 5:26 p.m.
We need change – radical change – and we need it now, so in 2019 please join Couch Slouch as we make Sports Nation a better place:
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 12:03 a.m.
When Iowa State’s Willie Harvey reached ramming speed and drove the crown of his helmet straight at Minshew’s nose early in the second quarter of Friday’s Alamo Bowl, all the …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 11:52 p.m.
TV Take: Gardner Minshew makes most of final showing in crimson and gray as Washington State outlasts Iowa State in Alamo Bowl
The senior transfer quarterback not only threw for 299 yards, ran for one touchdown, threw for two others, set WSU and Pac-12 single-season passing records but also made the play …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:26 p.m.
Any canoe ride up the murky creek of social media tells us that the bowl system must die and that the playoff field must expand, and that seemed perfectly reasonable …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 10:41 p.m.
Larry Stone: Seahawks’ playoff mission accomplished, it’s on to the next goal – ‘We’re not stopping here’
The Seahawks did the requisite amount of savoring on Sunday night, sprinkled with just a little bit of sass, and why not?