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Look at it this way: If they’re happy at Washington State, it’s hard not to be happy for them.
Pacific-10/12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott made a drive-by – he would turn up across the state at Oregon State-Washington later Saturday night – to speak eloquently about the revenue sharing/division splitting issues without saying anything at all.
So you didn’t think there was any upside to Washington State being the Officer Barbrady of college football these last couple of years? Wrong, scandal-breath.
If Wazzu was overmatched in its 43-23 loss to the Ducks at Martin Stadium – and, yes, that’s still the case – the Ducks did not have to be coaxed into recognizing that something is different about the Cougars, even as some of the crimson constituency is reluctant to believe it or dismisses it as too little, too late.
In the ring together, Wladimir Klitschko and … Chauncy Welliver?
If Reggie Bush had played against a defense like Washington State’s, he would have been too sheepish to accept the Heisman Trophy in the first place, never mind being shamed into returning it.
Eastern Washington’s new football turf? I love it. It’s wild. That ridiculous red rug? I hate it. It’s just another gimmick in a gimmicked-up world.
The wearing of hair shirts and the hurling of high, hard ones can resume soon enough this week in and around Washington State. For a few hours, at least, the mantra can be, “No matter the opponent...”
Age may be the most malleable commodity in sports, with the possible exception of attendance figures.
Is it already time to reconsider the “Maybe it won’t be as bad as we think” season of Washington State football?
This is the summer Ronny Turiaf got lost. And found. All this since he was last in Spokane in May, collecting his degree from Gonzaga University in possibly the most conspicuous walk across the stage at the Spokane Arena, and perhaps in school history.
After an eight-year hiatus, Craig Blanchette is back in town this weekend for Bloomsday and the attendant headlines and airtime, which means only one thing. I can look forward to another five years of being hailed as “Craig” by my dry cleaner, my stockbroker and other strangers.
The text messages to the Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy came after a raid at a suspected marijuana grow house. “(W)ee can either b friends or enemies,” the cryptic message began, urging police to drop their probe and alluding to dire consequences that could befall the detective’s family members if it continued: “don’t do this 2 ur kid. … I’ve got a surprise for you...tic tock tic tock you aint even going to know when it’s coming.”
The text messages to the Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy came after a raid at a suspected marijuana grow house.
LAS VEGAS – His right elbow was Saran wrapped in ice, where before a sleeve of white tape had buttressed the joint bruised by a crash to the floor both spectacular and horrifying. The tips of the nails on the middle and ring fingers of his right hand looked as if they’d been dinner for a passing wolverwine, and the blood from them spotted both his jersey and his shorts. Either that went undetected by officials as the game went on – by rule, it requires fresh laundry – or they simply shrugged and decided they could live with any gore short of a Tarantino movie. In other words, Steven Gray was a mess.