Stories tagged: Sounders
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 …
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 …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Seahawks come close to drowning in their offensive ineptitude against 49ers
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Woke up to the sound of rain. Rain. In Spokane. It’s been 80 days since it last rained here. How good would it be if, …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It was a near-perfect college football Saturday, until it wasn’t
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington State rolls in Pullman. Eastern Washington rolls in New York City. Whitworth rolls in the Pine Bowl. And Idaho … well, the Vandals led …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The M’s are mathematical OK, but September isn’t all about the numbers
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is mathematical reality and then there is September reality. They aren’t the same. Read on.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Grip on Sports: What’s in a name? Occasionally it’s hypocrisy
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We don’t venture into the realm of political discussion in this space all that often, but some times the hypocrisy of government makes it unavoidable. …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Grip on Sports: At least the state’s college football teams are (mostly) doing well
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s do this. Let’s focus on what’s working and avoid what isn’t. Which means, in the Northwest this week, we should probably be talking about …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: We may be used to the Seahawks’ offensive line woes, but that doesn’t mean we have to like them
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A bit of normality has returned to our region this fine Monday morning. The air is clear and crisp, the roads are crowded and stressful, …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The sun is shining today, mainly because college football is back
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember today in late November. Remember how this first full Saturday of college football dawned clear and bright, the sun ready to warm the area …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Now it’s official. Football season is here
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you need another sign football season is here, we have one for you this morning: The Spokesman-Review’s annual football preview section. Only one word …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Grip on Sports: With football season so close, some M’s fans decide to jump ship
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the Mariners slowly sink in the American League wild-card race, we thought it would be a good day to talk about shifting gears. Though …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Our days of freedom are numbered
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is transition week. The freedom of summer for our children is fading into the reality the school year is underway. The baseball pennant races …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s almost time for your bad case of NFLitis to reappear
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The days are getting shorter, though it’s still light at 8 p.m. And the time until the NFL infects our Sundays with its virulent strain …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There has to be some reason why the Mariners are staying in the wild-card race, but besides witchcraft, it’s hard to think of one
A GRIP ON SPORTS • I’m really not sure how they are doing it. Are the M’s magicians or sorcerers or what? They won again last night, 2-1 in 11 …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Forget what the calendar says, summer is about to end
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thursday. That means college football is about 48 hours away. Really. All those summer weekend plans? Too late. You missed your chance. Read on.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Grip on Sports: From injuries to losses, this week’s eclipse may work as an excuse for everyone
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hold on a second. Thousands of Atlantic salmon were released into the Puget Sound and the eclipse is being blamed? Brilliant excuse, awful happenstance. Though …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The last time an eclipse like this happened, the Sonics won an NBA title. Maybe this will be the M’s year?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have to acknowledge it. No way to avoid it, except maybe stay indoors. There is a near-total eclipse of the sun this morning. How …
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Take some time on this pre-NFL Sunday to experience other sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • My sister watches just one show on Sunday morning and, not surprisingly, that’s its name. Me? I like to spin the dial, to use an …
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Fant’s injury is a cloud without a silver lining
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Winning, losing, it’s all the same when an NFL team is playing a preseason game. In fact, both can happen simultaneously – and did for …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Before the week is half over, you may need to catch up on a few items
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hold on to your Mariners’ cap. We’ve got a lot to pass along and not a lot of time to do it. So we’re going …
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If the weather gods have anything to say about it, the Seahawks will be in Minneapolis in February
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Have you bought your airline tickets to Minneapolis yet? You may want to beat the rush. Read on.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Edgar’s number is now on the wall, but will he ever be in the Hall?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A little cold front is making its way through the Inland Northwest today, bringing with it some change. But before it gets here, let’s do …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Is it a good habit or a bad one to watch the M’s right now?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Habits are hard to break. It’s why we are here this morning, despite not much sleep. And it’s probably why you pulled your hair out …
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 …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Don Baylor could really hit – and be hit – but was also a hit with those younger than him
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are some days we feel a bit like Forrest Gump. Today is one of those days. Read on.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 7:06 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Clark’s temper turns up the heat on the Seahawks
A GRIP ON SPORTS • No surprise, because it is mid-August, but it’s going to be hot around here for the next week or so. In fact, the next five …
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 …
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The hazy, crazy days of August better not get too much hazier, or they will affect football
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So how many songs can you name with the word “smoke” in the title? Might as well begin to think of them. They are appropriate …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Is a double-digit win total in the Cougars’ immediate future?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It has been nearly a decade-and-a-half since the Washington State Cougars have won 10 games in a football season. Is this the year they get …
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? …