Stories tagged: Vince Grippi
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 5 a.m.
We come not to praise the Mariners, but to bury them. Again.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 12:24 a.m.
It took four games, the first three of which they won, but the Washington State Cougars finally made the television big time. All it took was a game at USC. …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
TV Take: Washington State provided plenty of highlights for Pac-12 Networks to replay in 59-24 win over Eastern Washington
There is an argument to be made instant replay is the most significant invention in the history of football. At least the broadcast part of it.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
When Andy Grammer’s song, “Back Home,” resonated through Martin Stadium Saturday night during the second quarter of Washington State’s easy win over San Jose State, it had special meaning for …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 5 a.m.
Seattle fans are among our best friends, so like Andy Dufresne, we are here to offer you some of that good thing, maybe the best of things. We offer hope.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
TV Take: Washington State fans greeted by familiar broadcast voice of Rich Waltz in victory at Wyoming
Rich Waltz began his career here, calling Indians and Chiefs games fresh out of college in the mid-1980s. That started him down a road that led to a variety of …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 5:16 p.m.
When thinking of what it’s like to be a Mariners fan for the past 20-some years, the image of Charlie Brown comes to mind.
Sun., July 22, 2018, 5 a.m.
Continuity is important. But not as important as winning. The Mariners, whose past is pockmarked with little of either, are banking on the two playing well together in the future.
UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 6:15 p.m.
The Mariners are halfway through the 2018 baseball season. And it’s been an exemplary first half. Does it bode well for the second – and beyond?
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
It’s 2018. The dawn of another year in which the Seattle Mariners promise their fans a postseason appearance.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Unless you haven’t been paying attention, you know Felix Hernandez was pitching his 10th consecutive opening day start last night at Safeco Field. You also probably know it was the …
Thu., March 29, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Baseball was, and is, the glue to our past.
UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:37 p.m.
Maybe it was appropriate America learned Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie wasn’t going to play Thursday night via a pregame tweet from TBS’ sideline reporter Dana Jacobson.
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:01 p.m.
It started with the odd camera angle from Boise’s Taco Bell Arena. It continued with some odd calls, or noncalls, during Gonzaga’s 68-64 NCAA first-round win over UNC Greensboro.
UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:34 p.m.
Simply put, that was impressive. Not just Gonzaga’s defense-powered 74-54 win over BYU to win the West Coast Conference Tournament – and the league’s NCAA automatic berth – for the …
UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:13 p.m.
If there is one word that could never be used to describe an ESPN college basketball broadcast, that word would have to be “understated.” Especially when Dick Vitale is involved.
UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 12:15 a.m.
Thanks to Killian Tillie and Johnathan Williams (a combined 17 of 23 from the field), the seventh-ranked Bulldogs eventually advanced to Monday night’s semifinal matchup with San Francisco, an overtime …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:35 p.m.
Gonzaga has won the West Coast Conference regular season basketball title so often recently, it’s almost a cliché.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 11:16 p.m.
“I love Hachimura late in games,” ESPN’s P.J. Carlesimo said, mentioning not just his scoring ability around the hoop but his rebounding and his ability to hit free throws.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 11:43 p.m.
During halftime of Gonzaga’s 81-67 win over Pepperdine on Saturday night, Richard Fox used a word that seemed apropos when describing the way the Waves were playing. It was “opportunistic.”
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:26 p.m.
It’s hard to say when Gonzaga’s 76-46 rout of visiting Loyola Marymount was actually over – as opposed to being finished – but it certainly was some time in the …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:38 p.m.
As Gonzaga’s dominating 78-65 victory over 11th-ranked Saint Mary’s became more and more apparent Saturday night, ESPN’s Sean Farnham began repeating a phrase that became more and more like a …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:48 p.m.
There is probably no better way to watch a college basketball game than from inside a loud, raucous arena with about 6,000 of your best friends. But watching from home, …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:25 p.m.
If you stayed with the KHQ broadcast of Gonzaga’s 69-59 win over the University of San Diego until after it was over, you heard Richard Fox sum up the less …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:36 p.m.
TV Take: Broadcast trio offers fans comfortable insight during uncomfortable Gonzaga victory over San Francisco
It was just the cozy Kennel confines that mattered for those of watching at home however. It also was the local announcing crew of Greg Heister, Dan Dickau and Richard …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 11:17 p.m.
There are a lot of words one could use to describe Gonzaga’s 95-79 West Coast Conference win Thursday night at Portland, but mesmerizing may not be one of them.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs, in general, needed a bounce-back game after their loss Thursday night to Saint Mary’s. And Josh Perkins, in particular, needed one personally after a 1-for-9 shooting performance …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 11:11 p.m.
Gonzaga ascended to the No. 13 spot in the Associated Press basketball poll this week and that proved to be unlucky, as the Zags proceeded to lose their first West …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 11:17 p.m.
When a Gonzaga game is on ESPNU and the broadcast team is Eric Rothman and Adrian Branch, you can depend on a few things.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 11:15 p.m.
For the fifth time in five games, the Gonzaga Bulldogs rolled to an easy West Coast Conference victory. But the players who keyed the win, and one who didn’t, were …