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A Grip on Sports: The Seahawks didn’t win Sunday but even when they do, the way it happens can be hard to watch

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s always easier to root for a team that wins a majority of the time. It’s why the Yankees and Cowboys and Lakers developed a national following. But there is winning and then there is winning in the way the Seattle Seahawks do it. Tightrope walking. It’s like crossing Niagara Falls with an elephant strapped to your back. Occasionally the pachyderm gets antsy, the weight shifts and you fall to your doom. It’s maddening.

A Grip on Sports: A lot has changed since the last time USC visited the Palouse

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When Washington State’s 2021 football schedule was released, the Pac-12 opener against USC didn’t seem that special. After all, when the Trojans visit the Palouse, it always seems to happen before the weather turns ugly. And they usually arrive carrying a lofty national ranking. Well, things change quickly in the sport these days.