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Vince Grippi
Vince Grippi

Vince Grippi is a freelance local sports blogger for He also contributes to the <a href="">SportsLink Blog</a>.

Most Recent Stories

Aug. 24, 2019, 8:42 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What was it Jerry Ford said back in the day? Something about a national nightmare being over? That’s how many of us feel every year, when college football season begins.

Aug. 23, 2019, 7:42 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are some days I feel a bit like Indiana Jones. Digging through boxes of items in my office, occasionally I’ll run across one of my old baseball scorebooks. Why is that front and center this morning? Mainly because John Blanchette went down the same path with Spokane Indian fans recently and discovered there are still some people that like to keep their own scorebook.

Aug. 21, 2019, 8:02 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • My book of choice this month? It’s a history of America’s presidents, put out by C-SPAN. It’s full of presidential historians and scholars sharing their thoughts on presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. So it’s probably little wonder one story in today’s paper really caught my eye.

Aug. 20, 2019, 8:37 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Stop whatever it is you are doing. Take a moment – and a deep breath. Isn’t it grand? That’s August in the Northwest right there. The smell of a pine tree. Freshly cut grass. Asphalt baking in the sun. Yep, summer is still holding the area tightly in its grip. But fall, and all that entails, is only a month away.