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THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2015

Seattle Sounders' Nelson Valdez, left, celebrates with teammates Obafemi Martins, center, and Clint Dempsey, right, after Valdez scored a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the first half of an MLS soccer western conference knockout round playoff match, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) ORG XMIT: WATW106 (Ted S. Warren / AP)

Don't have a cow over today's post

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are terms that used to be popular back in the day – does anyone say 23 skidoo these days? – and aren’t anymore. People use them and others, mostly younger, look at them all askance. We have one we still like, though, no, it is not “far out.” It’s hodgepodge. Read on.

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