Stories tagged: chiefs
Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 8 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: With a typical college football Saturday in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our attention to the Seahawks and Cleveland
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another NFL Sunday morning is here. The Seahawks are in the Eastern Time Zone, so their game will begin at 10 a.m. Not the best, …
Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 8:44 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: It’s another Saturday in college football season, which is fine by itself, but there is also baseball, which adds another dimension
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s time to cover a little ground on this college football Saturday. So let’s get started.
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 7:05 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Every sport seems to have some sort of presence in October, which makes weekends pretty fun
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A weird confluence of American sporting events occurred over the weekend and you might not even have noticed it. Just call it the overlap weekend …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2019, 8:34 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a rare fall Saturday the past couple decades in which we haven’t had to work. Which opened an almost unlimited vista of opportunities on …
Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: No matter what was behind the change, Washington State will have a new look on defense
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was just a few months ago Washington State was celebrating its most successful football season ever. And it was less than a month ago …
Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 8:18 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s the best part of October? OK, that’s sort of a trick question because for some of us, it’s our birthday month. But besides that, …
Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, 8:50 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: From Colorado to Cheney and spots in-between, it was an interesting – and weather-bitten – day of college football
A GRIP ON SPORTS • On a day when we realized we are pretty close to being a college football player, we offer some Sunday morning thoughts. And a whole …
Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: It may be wet and wild outside, but it’s a fine day to enjoy college football no matter how the overnight hours went
A GRIP ON SPORTS • How is it where you are? It is pouring in Spokane. It’s Noah-like rain at the moment. And the wind? Sort of like the type …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 7:59 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The warning signs have been out there for a while, at least for those of us who live their life based on the sports calendar. …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 8:39 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a million ways to start this morning’s column, but in reality there is only one. How in the heck did that happen? And …
Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Heading into a busy college football Saturday, we’ve already had our first dose of gag-inducing pressure
A GRIP ON SPORTS • “Double-clutched.” “Crumbles.” “Mistake-prone.” No matter what descriptive term used in a headline or a column, there is no denying one thing from Friday night’s Pac-12 …
Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 8:29 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: The Mariners are positioning themselves for success though the road ahead does have unseen potholes
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It gets darker earlier every day. The nights have a chill to them. Yes, it’s almost autumn and everything that entails. Once again it doesn’t …
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 8:16 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: The Steelers and the Seahawks don’t meet often, but when they do, it’s something of a grudge match
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, NFL Sunday. The Seahawks are playing on the road. Against the Steelers. Better be ready for some big hits.
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 8:35 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have to admit it. We have a few questions today. And not every answer.
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 8:16 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: At least the Seahawks are doing their best to take a step forward into the playoff picture
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sure, there is one more college football game on television this holiday weekend. Notre Dame, the bluest of blue bloods, travels to Louisville. But the …
Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 8:31 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: An opening game for a college football season can hold surprises, both good and bad
A GRIP ON SPORTS • By this time next week, at least one pair of school pants you bought at Target will have a hole in them. At least one …
Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 7:42 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: The lost art of keeping score can help ensure a case of mistaken identity doesn’t end in tears
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 …
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:34 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: With high schools joining the fray, football is officially in full swing and our weekends are toast
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s official. High school football in Washington began yesterday, which means everyone, at all levels, is off and doing up-downs. Our free time? It is …
Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 8:37 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: The changing of the seasons is marked by many things, including whether the newest Chiefs will sink or swim
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. …
Sat., July 20, 2019, 7:16 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Mike Leake nearly turned in a perfect performance in the midst of the Mariners’ less-than-perfect season
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Perfection is hard to come by. Almost impossible, as Mike Leake found out to open the ninth inning Friday night.
Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:47 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Baseball’s pennant races aren’t really races right now, but that could change come September
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s All-Star break gives every team, every player and every fan an opportunity to hit pause and reflect on what’s already happened in the season …
Thu., July 11, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Bouton changed the way a lot of people looked at baseball – and made them laugh at the same time
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Jim Bouton didn’t put much of a mark on baseball as a pitcher, winning 62 games in 10 big league seasons. But he changed the …
Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:20 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Baseball puts strikeouts on display in an All-Star Game that was broadcast everywhere
A GRIP ON SPORTS • While traveling last night, I was able to watch bits and pieces of baseball’s All-Star Game on my telephone. At 39,000 feet in the air. …
Fri., July 5, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Taking the path less traveled might make great poetry but isn’t the best way to spend a Fourth of July
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there were a competition for getting somewhat lost in the Spokane-area woods, akin to the “competition” of eating, say, hot dogs, I would probably …
Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:07 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a simple question, but the answer is pretty complex. What sport is the most popular in Spokane?
Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:57 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: No matter how many times the world turns, Hoopfest is one of Spokane’s best weekends
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You noticed the days are getting shorter, didn’t you? Before you know it, walking the dog after work will once again occur in the dark. …
Tue., June 25, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We spent part of our Monday morning watching the U.S. women fight its way to a 2-1 victory over Spain in the knockout round of …
Sun., June 23, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A Sunday morning in late June seems a perfect time to talk basketball. After all, the 30th Hoopfest will be taking over downtown next weekend.
Sat., June 22, 2019, 7:56 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, looking to the future. And pining a bit about the past, but in a good way.
Wed., June 19, 2019, 8:23 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you still watching the Mariners? Or has the professed step-back philosophy given you an excuse to spend your summer evenings doing something else?