Stories tagged: Grip on sports
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Football’s worst weather report is in the eye of the beholder – sometimes literally
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a legitimate question: What’s the worst type of weather to have to sit through during a football game? Read on.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Grip on Sports: You don’t have to be a professional athlete to be a hall of fame professional
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know what never gets old? Celebrating the past. (If you don’t believe me, ask the Mariners.) We did that around here yesterday and, as …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A nice, normal October Tuesday would be appreciated by all
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will things get back to normal today? One can only hope. Unless normal isn’t what you are hoping for. Read on.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There is no need to take sides in the latest Washington State change
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Why is it these days there always has to be a winning and a losing side? An “us-versus-them”? Can’t we see both sides once in …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Upsets are the rule on another great fall Saturday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s spend this NFL-less Sunday – in the Northwest – with a few thoughts on a variety of subjects, ranging in importance from upsets to …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Maybe nobody actually saw WSU lose to California, so it won’t count
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Who says late-night football games are such a bad thing? At least no one east of the Mississippi saw the Cougars’ collapse in Berkeley in …
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Grip on Sports: No matter what gets in your eyes, it’s easy to see what will happen tonight
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may be hard to see in the Bay Area right now due to the local fires, but the smoke shouldn’t derail Washington State’s game …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Thursday seems like a good day to express some disdain
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems like a good morning to pass along some statements. Not from the big names in sports, but just our own. Read on.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Grip on Sports: For a nation that loves winners, men’s soccer has become a letdown
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s time for a quick interruption from the overwhelming presence of college football, the NFL and the baseball playoffs. Just a quick one, we assure …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Grip on Sports: What’s the big deal with late nights when we could be talking about a playoff?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Why do folks complain about late-night football games? Last night’s baseball playoff game between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks didn’t get over until nearly 11 p.m. …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Seahawks’s offense wakes up just in time to keep the Rams in range
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Its modern meaning might be a bit different, but late in the second quarter yesterday, the Seahawks’ offense woke – as in woke up – …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s a cliché, but Saturdays in the fall are really fun
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A quick spin around the cliché dial for your Sunday morning – and my birthday. You can send presents – if the following column doesn’t …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A Saturday in early October is always perfect for watching football
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s another cool, crisp fall Saturday morning, so we are constitutionally mandated to talk college football. No one here wants to head to jail, so …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Grip on Sports: What’s that adage about dogs, fight and size? It’s still true in baseball
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Postseason baseball is upon us. And though it may not include the nearest nine, again, it does include some of baseball’s most successful franchises. And …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Grip on Sports: An NFL career can end in a moment, even one that doesn’t look all that bad
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Just about everybody enjoys watching football. The television ratings tell us that. But something happened Sunday in the Seahawks game that also tells us something …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Night games are the Pac-12’s money-making, and complaint-making, machine
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Travel around the Pac-12 for football games and the first thing you will be struck with are all the new facilities, from stadium renovations to …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It was a September to remember for the area’s college football fans
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Walk around any city or town in the Inland Northwest and you’ll realize there are a lot of old-timers out there. So here’s the question …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The second half featured the Seahawk team fans used to know, with a couple twists
A GRIP ON SPORTS • For seven halves, the Seahawks hardly looked like the Seahawks of recent years. Then they played like the Hawks that won that Super Bowl a …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Saturdays always reaffirm our faith in mankind’s ability to obsess over sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We all know college football fans are a bit obsessed. But yesterday showed another level to it. Read on.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Cougars’ upset of No. 5 Southern California deserved a celebration
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are usually parties on Friday night in Pullman. Nothing strange about that. But a noisy rave on the Martin Stadium turf that included about …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Tonight’s game is a big deal, but it may be only the beginning
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s going to be a big night in the Palouse. We all understand that. But, remember, if it goes according to (Washington State’s) plan, there …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A hello to the weekend and a goodbye to an old friend
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What day is it? Right, Thursday. Friday can’t here quick enough. So let’s get out of its way as fast as possible. Read on.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Grip on Sports: When the FBI is involved with sports, don’t expect happy news
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sports should be a haven from crime and politics. Should being the operative term here. It’s not that way anymore. Hasn’t been, really, for a …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Friday’s bright lights will be shining on Pullman
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, getting ready for one of the biggest weeks in college football around these parts in a while. Read on.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Saturday’s football was great though we still yearn for simpler days
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have no desire to keep you from your NFL games, especially with the added importance the pregame activities have these days. Read on.
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Eastern heads to Missoula for a game both teams need to grab
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s another college football Saturday. We will quickly get out of the way, so you can prep yourself for today’s games – or read up …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The only constant for sports fans is worry
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, fan is short for “fanatic,” a word that is synonymous for zealot or partisan. But I wonder if it wouldn’t be better if the …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Mariners’ postseason hopes will have to rise from the grave
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The cat left us a present at the back door today, as cats will. The poor mouse – being a boomer, in these situations I …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If sports didn’t surprise us constantly, we would be surprised
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sports constantly surprise. That’s why it is the best reality show of all time. And why it is worth being a sports fan. Read on.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Football’s cruelest aspect showed itself again this week
A GRIP ON SPORTS • When will this incessant rain end? The hazy heat of summer is already forgotten as the rains fall and so do the temperatures. Can’t we …