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Grip on Sports: Hype is sometimes the common thread amongst big stories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • My goodness, a lot went on yesterday. One of the Pac-12’s coaches who had won the most games over the past four years was fired, …


Grip on Sports: Mariners are once again saying goodbye to the old guy’s players

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever stare at a blank computer screen and wonder what you’re going to fill it with? Me neither. Except about every other day. Luckily for …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks’ offensive performance made us want to bang our head against something

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I can’t speak for everyone, sure, but yesterday tuckered me out. Basketball, soccer, football. Lots and lots of bad football. Sports all day. It’s not …


Grip on Sports: Have the remote handy; this Sunday is packed with sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is anything still called “super-sized” anymore? Well, if the term is still used then it is appropriate for today. It’s “Super-Sized Sunday.” (Not to be …


Grip on Sports: The Dawgs take a big bite out of the Cougars’ season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is that old saying about the amount of fight in the dog? Something about size, right? But what happens when the bigger dog puts …


Grip on Sports: Today’s Apple Cup will decide more than most

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Apple Cup is finally upon us. After weeks and weeks of hype and speculation, it’s time to figure out which of Washington’s Pac-12 teams …


Grip on Sports: Thanksgiving football memories are always good, except when they flood back

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thanksgiving. In my lifetime – and that’s not a short span my friends – that’s meant three things: way too much food, great football …


Grip on Sports: There is always something on the line in the Apple Cup

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is about 50 hours or so until the Apple Cup kicks off in Pullman and it’s raining. Or snowing, if you look through life …


Grip on Sports: Rivalry games like the Apple Cup are more than just another game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Rivalry games inspire the best efforts from everyone. Players, coaches, fans. And, yes, even sportswriters. At least that’s the case today. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The football teams in Washington – college and professional – are pretty darn good

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seahawks are for real, even if they are a little thinner at running back today than they were this time yesterday. And the Apple …


Grip on Sports: No, WSU’s loss wasn’t a good thing but, yes, the Apple Cup is still huge

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about the Apple Cup. Well, at least that hasn’t changed. This year’s rivalry game between Washington and Washington State …


Grip on Sports: Pullman the place to be this week for the nation’s sports media

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Funny thing about winning football game after football game. The national media begin to take notice. It’s happened this week in Pullman, where the Cougars …


Grip on Sports: It’s another Thursday with the Cougars and the rest of the Inland Northwest sports scene

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every day. Well, almost every day. That’s how often we put together this column. Most days are pretty easy. But Thursdays? Those are tough. So …


Grip on Sports: The best receiver in the land isn’t eligible for the biggest award

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s that time of year. When everyone is angry at everyone else because of their voting choices. No, not those choices. We’re talking about college …


Grip on Sports: Just another Monday? Not if Gonzaga, Russell Wilson and the Cougars have anything to say about it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Most work weeks don’t start out as crowded as this one did. From Gonzaga’s behind-kicking of San Diego State to news from Seattle to Pullman, …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks overcome Patriots because they refused to move

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Back in the day, the nuns at St. Rita’s elementary taught us a song in unity with California’s striking farm workers. We learned the lyrics …


Grip on Sports: The Inland Northwest is having a college football season for the ages

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You may not have been awake to see it, but Washington State crushed California last night 56-21. And, unless you were in Cheney, you probably …


Grip on Sports: Even as football season rolls on, college basketball elbowed its way in yesterday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The new thing is always shiny and attractive. The old thing? Dust-bin ready. Well that’s not exactly the case with college basketball, which started off …


Grip on Sports: An early Christmas as Gonzaga, WSU and EWU begin basketball season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is my Christmas. College basketball begins again. And the presents keep on coming until April. Aren’t we lucky? Read on.


Grip on Sports: Beau Baldwin, Mike Kramer and the deep roots of Eastern Washington football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Beau Baldwin is a heck of a football coach. The Eastern Washington head man has accomplished things that no other Eagle coach has ever done, …


Grip on Sports: 2016 will be remembered for a long time - in sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Kind of wild year, huh? Got thinking about 2016 and it’s off-the-wall quality somewhere around midnight or so last night. Being that this is on …


Grip on Sports: Whether you believe the Seahawks are snakes or lizards, they are Monday Night winners – again

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever feel like an iguana surrounded by a bunch of snakes? Ya, me too. Almost every day. But I never seem to escape. Not like …


Grip on Sports: So what will we see tonight from the Seahawks?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Monday night means Monday Night Football. Has for as long as most of us can remember. For the Seahawks and their fans, Monday Night Football …


Grip on Sports: Each week the Apple Cup seems to grow in importance

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As Washington State and Washington play a weekly game of “can you top this,” the Apple Cup looms ever larger in our front window. Sort …


Grip on Sports: Will WSU be the big Pac-12 favorite that has a tough time today?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are four football games in the Pac-12 today. All of them, including the one in Pullman this afternoon, include a double-digit favorite. What happened …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks’ Richard Sherman has his views on the NFL today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Professional sports on Nov. 4: Baseball is in bed for the year. Basketball isn’t really in full swing yet, though there was an interesting matchup …


Matt Ryan throws for four TDs to lead Falcons over Tampa Bay

Matt Ryan threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Atlanta Falcons tighten their grip on first place in the NFC South with a 43-28 victory over the Tampa …


Grip on Sports: The Cubs gave us something to see after 108 years of futility

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a rule around these here parts. We don’t write about the same subject two consecutive days. Hah. We also don’t see the Cubs …


Grip on Sports: Baseball season comes down to the final game and nothing is better

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With apologies to every other event in sports, there is nothing better than a Game Seven in the World Series. The most grueling test in …


Grip on Sports: WSU’s Luke Falk will make a decision on the NFL some day, but probably not today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have some breaking news here. Sources are telling me Luke Falk will attempt to play in the NFL at some point. Read on.