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 • It’s Valentine’s Day. Which means, I suppose, we have to share our feelings and what-not. We have to talk about what we love. It’s sort of expected. So we’ll share our sporting loves. Why not? I’m sure Hallmark has a card about it. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Seahawks win! Seahawks win! Seahawks win! Now that we’ve gotten the bottom line out of the way, let’s delve a bit deeper into what happened last night in Santa Clara, shall we? Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a college football Saturday. All over America folks are settling into their stadium seats, or their easy chairs, preparing to spend the day rooting for good ol’ State U. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re pretty adamant we don’t give a rat’s whiskers about NFL preseason games, but we have to admit, watching Pete Carroll getting knocked on his whiskers during Tyler Lockett’s kickoff return was pretty funny. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • For those of you who have been waiting for Washington State football since, I don’t know, last December, today is the day. Not the first game of the 2015 season, mind you. Just the first practice. But it will have to do. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Isn’t it amazing how quickly the abnormal becomes the normal? Just last week all we could think about was the Seahawks opening training camp and the dawn of a new NFL season. Now it already seems to be akin to an old helmet, beat up, marked and smelly. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The end is near for the Mariners. No, we don't mean the end of the season or of their pursuit of a postseason berth. We're talking the end of Jack Zduriencik Era. The M's general manager has lost the middle and we all know what that means. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The All-Star break is over. The unofficial second half of the baseball season begins today. What will happen with the Mariners? No one knows for sure but a lot of people may have their job on the line. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever see a really bad movie and be happy about it? You know, something that is so bad it’s actually kind of good? There was another such movie in the pipeline not too long ago, but the plug has been pulled. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Boom. Boom. Boom. And boom! Four goals in 16 minutes. In a sport in which one goal often is enough, the U.S. Women’s National Team put away the World Cup final with Japan before most of us were settled in our seats. Fine. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another perfect Northwest day on hand. Sunny, highs in the 70s. Just perfect. So what to do? Should we stay inside and watch golfers complain about Chambers Bay? Or should we head outside, enjoying the natural beauty of our hometown? Decisions, decisions. Read on.