Stories tagged: Grip on sports
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7:43 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga faces another of those tough road tests the Bulldogs have thrived on over the years
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is hard to say Gonzaga basketball shies away from facing any type of nonconference challenge – though you will get an argument from the …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Traveling can be fun. Or not. It depends on your outlook going in, I guess. Read on.
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
Grip on Sports: How the heck did Washington State give its fans such a great football season as a Christmas present?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Time is running short. Christmas will be here before you know it. Heck, it is so close, Washington State has begun practicing for the Alamo …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The recipe for a sports fan to get through winter includes two or three key ingredients
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What makes up a perfect winter? We think there are a few ingredients that are important and we want to share our recipe. Read on.
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 7:40 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s get this out of the way quickly. Russell Wilson had his worst professional game passing last night. And yet the Seahawks still won 21-7. …
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The snow wouldn’t be such a bother if Sunday’s Gonzaga, WSU results had been a bit different
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Monday mornings are bad enough. But they are even worse when they include a too-small-for-skiing snowfall. And the hangover from losses by local college basketball …
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every once in while people need to vent. Sort of like a volcano. Today’s that day for me. Read on.
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
Grip on Sports: When there are so many college basketball games on, there is little time for the playoff games
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every year we hit this spot in the major college football schedule. Call it a hiatus or a pause. The regular season is over, the …
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It seems like a good day to cover mistakes and misses, crowds and the lack of crowds
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a joke that has traveled around every newsroom from the beginning of time. As far as I know, it is still swirling around …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, we know football season is, in the NFL at least, in mid-season form. But this morning we are going to talk basketball. College basketball. …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Grip on Sports: In a world that is constantly changing, Gonzaga has been remarkably consistent against UW
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is one constant in life – and in college basketball. That constant is there is no constant. Everything changes. Heck, there was a time …
Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Nothing is final until it’s final. Didn’t Yogi Berra say that? Well, he should have. I do know one thing. If Yogi had been a …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Headaches are a part of life. They are what keep pain reliever companies in the black. But when they come from trying to determine how …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Eagles fly, Gonzaga shoots down Jays, M’s turn over their roster and a visit from an old friend
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh sure, contemplating a franchise-changing M’s trade. Or wondering if Gonzaga would survive its first true road test. Maybe it was thinking …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 8:52 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners made an inconsequential trade yesterday. And moved forward on one that holds the possibility of remaking their franchise. Read on.
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Washington State needs all the help it can get to ascend high enough in the College Football Playoff rankings and make a top-tier bowl
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are many subjects we can delve into this morning, so let’s get right to it. After all, you’re busy. If you aren’t, lucky you. …
Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: ‘Follow the money’ is not only a good tip for reporting but it also seems appropriate advice for college football’s major conferences
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As a former editor, I would like to present an edited version of a saying everyone knows: Money is the root of all. The word …
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga wins again. If you want the condensed version of what happened against North Dakota State, this isn’t the place to look
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, in the same place we are now. With Gonzaga winning. Read on.
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Cougars will emerge from the Apple Cup avalance and end up someplace warm for the holidays
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A 10-win regular season is something pretty rare around these parts. And with it probably comes a rare reward. Read on.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If Albert Einstein were still around and a college football fan, he would wonder why the Cougars insist on playing Washington the same way year after year – and expect a different result
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Snakebit might be the right term to use concerning Washington State’s recent Apple Cup loses but only if you consider the Cougars seem to have …
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 6:39 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you want to bet on the Apple Cup, bet on another amazing memory being burned into our collective consciousness
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Apple Cup Friday. It’s a holiday, right? A day when people all over the nation take time to pause, reflect and spend a whole heck …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 8:50 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a holiday. One in which we are all supposed to take a moment and say thanks for … well, that’s a personal preference. In …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 8:44 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s hard to concentrate on making the perfect green bean casserole when so much is going on in the world of sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Honestly, this week is getting a bit overwhelming. And it’s not even the holiday yet. Read on.
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The M’s trade James Paxton and that might have been the third most-important story from a crowded Monday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This may be a product of our now-is-best culture but I’ll ask this question anyway: Can anyone remember a better Monday in sports? Read on.
Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • With no Seahawks yesterday, the day was filled with DIY and RedZone. And the evening with magical beasts. But now it’s back to apples and …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 8:56 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What, there’s no Seahawk game today? What do we do? Well, there’s always another Saturday of college football to reflect upon. And why not? The …
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 7:25 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday morning. College football’s big day. Let’s get right to it. Read on.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A mustache might make the difference in whether Washington State has a legitimate Heisman candidate, but wins are probably a better indicator
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Could a Washington State football player win the Heisman Trophy? In this day and age, it seems nearly impossible, doesn’t it? But thanks to a …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thursday, which means, in sports-speak, the weekend begins. And it begins in Seattle, where the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers get together for …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:10 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The word of the day is chaos. Chaos, other than within its own games, is what Washington State needs over the next few weeks if …