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SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012

Winter is starting to settle in

A GRIP ON SPORTS It was sort of odd Saturday when I turned on the television set. There wasn't wall-to-wall football. A few games, sure. All good ones. But no East Rockwood State vs. Southwest Missouri Southern on ESPN8, the Ocho. It made channel flipping...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012

THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012

TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012

Studying the future 

A GRIP ON SPORTS If you want to major in dance or theater in many of our nation's universities, with the thought of heading to Hollywood or Broadway, you have that option. But if you want to major in athletics, with an eye on a...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2012

It's about time 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It seems like it's been a month or two since the Seahawks last played a football game. But it's only been 14 days. It's just a lot has happened since the win over the Jets (that was their last opponent, right?)...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012

Turkey, pumpkin pie and football

A GRIP ON SPORTS It is customary in our country to give thanks on the last Thursday in November. The tradition dates back to the Civil War and, no, we're not talking about the football game in Oregon. But in the past 50 years or...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012

TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012

All in all, a playoff is better 

A GRIP ON SPORTS As much as I hate to admit it, the folks who say the BCS system keeps the regular season significant have a point. And it was illustrated Sunday when the FCS playoff bracket was announced. Read on.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012

Hard to find the pony 

A GRIP ON SPORTS If we were smart, we would ignore what went on in Tempe yesterday, choosing to focus instead on the positive happenstances of Saturday. But, honestly, smart is not my middle name. Read on.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012

The price of success 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Remember that old Yogi Berra line about a restaurant in New York? It went something like, "No one goes there anymore, it's too crowded." Well, Yogi hit it on the nose. At least it felt that way last night. Read on.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012

THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012

The inevitable defeat 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The clock was winding down. The visiting team from down the road was leading by a couple and had the ball. It was a chance to pull an upset that would reverberate throughout the L.A. basin. Then they "Anteatered It." Read...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012

The never-ending chase 

A GRIP ON SPORTS You want to know what really makes my morning? When our dog looks out the window near my computer and spies a squirrel in the backyard. He gets all revved up, starts jumping up and down and begs to be let...

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MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012

SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012

SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012

FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012

A trio of subjects

A GRIP ON SPORTS What do we talk about today? Gonzaga opening what could be one of the more successful basketball seasons in its history (hence the poll question)? Eastern getting ready for a push to the playoffs and how nice that sounds when talking...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012


TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012

The past is, well, past 19 

A GRIP ON SPORTS I love Twitter. I really do. It's a fun, lively, entertaining way to have a dialogue across miles and among thousands. It's one of the more interesting recent social media inventions. But yesterday, when the Marquess Wilson walkout-turned-suspension-turned-who-knows-what played out at...

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MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012

It's time to start raking 

A GRIP ON SPORTS You know what I hate? Raking leaves. But when you have four huge old deciduous trees in your yard, not to mention two big pines and assorted big bushes, it's hard to avoid. Read on.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2012

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