A GRIP ON SPORTS • The worst sequels are the ones in which the plot is almost exactly the same as the original, right? No one wants to see the same thing over and over again. Or read about the same dumb decisions either. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Time for a personal question: What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Too personal? Well, I was just wondering if it was similar to mine. I lean over and pick up my phone. Check the emails and notifications. Prep for my day by finding out what happened over night. And make sure I am up-to-date on all the sports happenings.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Any of you have a meteorological background? Maybe you can explain to me why it always seems to rain around here on the first weekend of college football season, or as it’s known to non-football fans, Labor Day weekend. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The great ones always know when to just get the heck out of the way. Let the content talk. Vin Scully. Tom Hanks. Jerry Seinfeld. Heck, even the so-so ones know that lesson. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are reading this, it’s easy to assume you are a sports fan. Either that, or need something to put you to sleep after working the night shift. If you are the former, this time of year you are starting to get excited about football, right? Well, tomorrow there will be something to get extra-excited about. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The thud you heard yesterday afternoon may just have been Mariner fans coming back to earth. After a season of exceeding expectations – and outplaying their roster – the M’s lost three of four in Chicago and saw their wild-card hopes seemingly disappear. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • When you mow your lawn, what do you think about, other than not cutting off any toes or whatnot, of course? Sometimes my thoughts drift toward the months ahead. And the thought of what’s coming before winter gets here. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever make tea? Sure you have. The kettle sits on the burner for-freaking-ever with nothing happening, then a low whistle begins. Take the kettle off the heat, though, and the calm returns. It’s sort of how I felt yesterday about the Mariners. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You think the NFL is the only league that values parity? You should check out the Northwest League's North Division standings. The only surprising thing is that all four teams aren't tied. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It's the middle of July and most of the civilized sports world is taking football. That's if you translate "civilized" into "Pac-12 territory." Other places are talking about other things. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The U.S. Open is outside Pittsburgh this year, with the Fox sports guys immediately bringing up the supposedly poor memories from last year’s event at Chambers Bay. But they didn’t have much time to show golf. Nope. The horn sounded and the first round was delayed. Wow, they didn’t happen last year. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may just be late spring, but professional football is back in the news. It’s mini-camp week in Seattle. And the Northwest’s most successful sports franchise was back on the field again. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is Memorial Day, the day we remember and honor those who gave, in Abraham Lincoln’s never-to-be-forgotten words, “the last full measure of devotion” to protect our freedoms. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter what happens with the Washington State high school basketball tournaments, it seems as if someone, or some group, is always unhappy. Which doesn’t mean it isn’t a good idea to keep trying to fix them. Read on.