A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember the old series of commercials that told you how good this one investment company had been over the years? They always ended with the warning that past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Let’s hope that’s true in the Mariners’ case. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a story line developing in Augusta, Georgia today, one seemingly brought to you by Advil or Lisinopril. Bernhard Langer is in the penultimate group for the final round. Excuse me, 58-year-old Bernhard Langer is in the penultimate group for the final round. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every once in a while the NCAA does something that seems attuned to the needs of the people the organization should really serve: the students who are also athletes. But usually it doesn’t last long. The point was driven home again yesterday. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You’ve probably heard the numbers on a certain voluntary medical procedure the Wednesday before the NCAA tournament opens. How men use the day to take care of the future because it allows them two to four days worth of excuses to miss work and watch the opening week. Sounds like something that might work this week as well.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So the Mariners won yesterday. They blasted the ball around, and out of, the Rangers home field. And then they got into a late dustup with the defending American League West champions. Anyone have a problem with any of that? Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the sure sounds of spring is the beep, beep, beep of a truck backing up at a road construction project. Started hearing that this week. Which means it is time for a road trip. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You notice how just about every day of the calendar year has been accounted for nowadays? If it isn’t “National Bacon Day” it is “National Lower Your Cholesterol Day.” “National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day” is followed by “National Take a Walk in the Park Day.” Naturally. Well, today is a special day in our area as well.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • I wasn’t ready for what I saw this morning outside my window. Yep, there was snow out there. It looked awful cold for the end of March. And I wasn’t ready for what I saw yesterday afternoon either. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • I received a text yesterday from a friend. He wanted to know whether I thought Gonzaga could deal with Syracuse’s 2-3 zone. It got me to thinking. And made me realize I really don’t know the answer. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do you have a hobby? Playing golf? Woodworking? Chasing butterflies through the Amazon? Or maybe watching, in person, every game a college basketball team plays throughout an entire season. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Spring is officially upon us, despite the snowfall that coated my driveway yesterday morning. And with spring comes the arrival of, well, spring sports and sporting events. What are you looking forward to watching over the next three months? Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did you, unlike the folks from Northern Iowa, survive the weekend? Good. Because now you can breathe. But not for long. Around here, we get right back at biting our nails again tonight. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Adaptability is the key to survival. In the wild – and in the wild that is the NCAA tournament. Gonzaga showed its adaptability this weekend and, because of it, is still playing. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A half-court buzzer-beater. A dunk that comes just after the horn goes off. A putback preceded by a handy shove. Upsets seemingly galore. An occasional chalk decision. Yep, a typical Friday in the NCAA tournament’s first round. Read on.