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A GRIP ON SPORTS • Confident. Surprised. Alarmed. Frustrated. Angry. Happy. Expectant. Disappointed. Scared. Astonished. Doubtful. Amazed. Celebratory. Crazy. Exhausted.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It hasn’t happened before. The Seattle Seahawks have never started a season by winning their first five games. They have a chance to do just that tonight, hosting Minnesota on Sunday Night Football. Will they get it done?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is this the last, best day of 2020? If you’re talking weather in the Spokane area, then yes. If you’re talking about sports, then no. Not by a long shot.
The inclination is to worry about the Sounders FC being without their top goal-scorer in Raul Ruidiaz.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Well, that streak lasted one day. Today we have to write about things we don’t like writing about, though it’s not sports related. And, of course, some sports. A championship, actually. In the Northwest. That’s fun.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Might as well count our blessings this morning. After all, it’s a good day when you don’t have to write about a childhood hero passing. Or an NFL team in semi-quarantine after a virus breakout. There is bad news of course. Both the Yankees and Astros won their playoff games.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Pac-12 revealed its third edition of the 2020 football schedule Saturday morning on the networks’ pregame shows. Then the reaction to the schedules filled up the columns of West Coast newspapers and websites the rest of the day. As one could expect, the responses were mixed.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • I don’t know about anybody else, but I’m tired of this crud. When the news broke yesterday Bob Gibson had died, I wanted to fire a high-and-tight fastball under 2020’s chin. Enough is freaking enough.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Friday. Again. And the weekend beckons. Again. So what is there to watch?
The Seattle Sounders are bringing back another member of their championship squad. After getting Brad Smith back earlier this month, Panamanian defender Roman Torres is heading back to Seattle, the Sounders announced Monday.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One championship has been decided. Another final series starts this week. And one other sport begins its playoff march. Who knew the end of September could be so exciting?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been a tough year to be a cardiologist. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are probably aware of that. It seems as if they are trying to help.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s an NFL Sunday, so let’s get right at it. There is a lot to cover.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Saturdays in September (and October and most of November) are usually reserved for college football. So why not just accept that? We do.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s the day. The Pac-12 CEOs are meeting. They need to make a decision about sports in 2020. Start or not? And when?
Yimmi Chara scored in the opening minutes and the Portland Timbers went on to beat Pacific Northwest rival Seattle 1-0 on Wednesday night.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • In 1965, the greatest running back in NFL history retired abruptly. The stage was open. And in stepped Gale Sayers. For five years, he was the best there was. And now he’s gone, dying this week at the age of 77.
SEATTLE – Major League Soccer released Tuesday the final stretch of its 2020 schedule to complete a season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • That’s it. The summer of sitting around is over. Doesn’t matter what the calendar says, fall is here. The NFL begins tonight.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • When it comes to college football these days, what is normal? We’ll probably have to redefine that word this year, won’t we?