A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is the final day for the long-running “A Grip on Sports” blog post. Before you run to the fridge to get that bottle of champagne you’ve been saving, however, you have to know this feature will go on. Just in another spot. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The home phone rang this morning at 6 a.m. It was a telemarketer. Are you kidding? With what went on last night in Berkeley and what is scheduled for Tempe tonight, there was no way I wanted to see 6 a.m. this morning. I wasn’t too nice. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So make a list all the things that went wrong for the Seahawks on Sunday, starting with Richard Sherman’s sideline meltdown. It will end up being a pretty long list. Then make a list of all the things that went right. If you want, you can stop after this: They won. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So what more could a Washington State football fan ask for this morning? The Cougars defeated UCLA last night in Pullman. They have won four consecutive games. And they are 3-0 in Pac-12 play, tied atop the North with Washington. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are headed for another late night tonight in Pullman. A football Saturday that may just finish Sunday. And there’s is another local college athlete in trouble with the authorities, though this time in Spokane. What the heck is going on here? Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have an odd tradition in our house concerning gifts. We give each other pictures of the items we say we will purchase for the recipients. Glossy, color, action-filled photos of a new bike or computer or such. And then we never buy them. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Football seasons, and football games, are filled with ups and downs. So how goes the rollercoaster ride Washington State and Eastern Washington are on right now after Saturday? Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do you want to know about the Mariners, Seahawks, Huskies and the Cougars? It’s pretty easy to satisfy that itch. There are always stories and the like to pass along. But if your fancy tends toward other areas, then the pickings can be a bit slimmer. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember all that angst about the Seattle Seahawks’ offense way back when? That’s so September. Here in October, there is nothing but positive vibes about Russell Wilson, Jimmy Graham and the Hawks. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Most sea changes are gradual, hence the name. But some are pretty stark, like the crashing of a wave on rocky shore. Such was the case Saturday night in Pullman, when the good ship Oregon took on water early and floundered late, sinking under the weight of, get this, Washington State’s rushing attack. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Now that was impressive. And a little unexpected. If you tell me now you had last night’s Pac-12 early season showdown finishing in a Washington rout, I wouldn’t believe you. Not one bit. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a couple reasons why this post is later than usual today. And no, none of it has to do with me being up late partying last night after the Mariners’ big win. They won, yes, but we didn’t celebrate. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Who doesn’t love watching football? Anyone? Yeah, me too. But there is one aspect of football that bothers me. And this is the time of the season it starts to play a bigger role. Read on.