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Grip on Sports: With football season so close, some M’s fans decide to jump ship

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the Mariners slowly sink in the American League wild-card race, we thought it would be a good day to talk about shifting gears. Though …


Grip on Sports: Our days of freedom are numbered

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is transition week. The freedom of summer for our children is fading into the reality the school year is underway. The baseball pennant races …


Grip on Sports: It’s almost time for your bad case of NFLitis to reappear

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The days are getting shorter, though it’s still light at 8 p.m. And the time until the NFL infects our Sundays with its virulent strain …


Grip on Sports: There has to be some reason why the Mariners are staying in the wild-card race, but besides witchcraft, it’s hard to think of one

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I’m really not sure how they are doing it. Are the M’s magicians or sorcerers or what? They won again last night, 2-1 in 11 …


Grip on Sports: Forget what the calendar says, summer is about to end

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thursday. That means college football is about 48 hours away. Really. All those summer weekend plans? Too late. You missed your chance. Read on.


Grip on Sports: From injuries to losses, this week’s eclipse may work as an excuse for everyone

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hold on a second. Thousands of Atlantic salmon were released into the Puget Sound and the eclipse is being blamed? Brilliant excuse, awful happenstance. Though …


Grip on Sports: The last time an eclipse like this happened, the Sonics won an NBA title. Maybe this will be the M’s year?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have to acknowledge it. No way to avoid it, except maybe stay indoors. There is a near-total eclipse of the sun this morning. How …


Grip on Sports: Take some time on this pre-NFL Sunday to experience other sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • My sister watches just one show on Sunday morning and, not surprisingly, that’s its name. Me? I like to spin the dial, to use an …


Grip on Sports: Fant’s injury is a cloud without a silver lining

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Winning, losing, it’s all the same when an NFL team is playing a preseason game. In fact, both can happen simultaneously – and did for …


Grip on Sports: Before the week is half over, you may need to catch up on a few items

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hold on to your Mariners’ cap. We’ve got a lot to pass along and not a lot of time to do it. So we’re going …


Grip on Sports: If the weather gods have anything to say about it, the Seahawks will be in Minneapolis in February

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Have you bought your airline tickets to Minneapolis yet? You may want to beat the rush. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Edgar’s number is now on the wall, but will he ever be in the Hall?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A little cold front is making its way through the Inland Northwest today, bringing with it some change. But before it gets here, let’s do …


Grip on Sports: Is it a good habit or a bad one to watch the M’s right now?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Habits are hard to break. It’s why we are here this morning, despite not much sleep. And it’s probably why you pulled your hair out …


Grip on Sports: Will someone please find the snake that bit the Mariners?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Writing about the Mariners isn’t something we really want to do today. But how can you avoid it? In the bottom of the eighth inning …


Grip on Sports: Don Baylor could really hit – and be hit – but was also a hit with those younger than him

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are some days we feel a bit like Forrest Gump. Today is one of those days. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Clark’s temper turns up the heat on the Seahawks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No surprise, because it is mid-August, but it’s going to be hot around here for the next week or so. In fact, the next five …


Grip on Sports: Before we cede the landscape to college football, we should discuss another Hernandez injury

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It won’t be too long now. Soon, Sunday mornings will mean story after college football story, from the Cougars to the Eagles, from the Vandals …


Grip on Sports: The hazy, crazy days of August better not get too much hazier, or they will affect football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So how many songs can you name with the word “smoke” in the title? Might as well begin to think of them. They are appropriate …


Grip on Sports: Is a double-digit win total in the Cougars’ immediate future?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It has been nearly a decade-and-a-half since the Washington State Cougars have won 10 games in a football season. Is this the year they get …


Grip on Sports: Ara Parseghian’s passing brings back memories of his Notre Dame tenure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You ever see “Rudy?” Of course you have. Remember the guy who was Notre Dame’s head coach when Rudy walked on the South Bend campus? …


Grip on Sports: August is always hot – in inumerable ways

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are about 437 subjects we could focus upon today, ranging from the Seahawks to the Mariners, from Pac-12 football to the Big Sky, from …


Grip on Sports: It’s not even August and football is already dominating the conversation

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is the last day of July. And at least two-thirds of the stories we read today are football related. The NFL. College. It’s the …


Grip on Sports: The Seahawks are about to begin their quest for another Super Bowl berth

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may be in the high 90s outside, but that doesn’t mean fall’s most dominant sport isn’t ready to get started. Believe it or not, …


Grip on Sports: Mariners need to figure out a way to break through

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s almost as if there is an invisible ceiling for the Mariners this season. It’s becoming almost comical what happens when they near the break-even …


Grip on Sports: The preliminaries are over, it’s time to get back to football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What day is it? That’s right, Friday. July 28. The Pac-12 football media days are over for 2017. Now, for the next month, we can …


Grip on Sports: In a season of up and downs, there are still some fun times to be found

A GRIP ON SPORTS • While searching for rollercoaster videos to celebrate the Mariners’ 2017 season, we came across yesterday’s top highlight: Adrian Beltre’s ejection. Read on.


Grip on Sports: After a quick spring and summer hiatus, college football is back

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Just so you know, college football season is back. At least it is here. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Spieth turned adversity into a third major title

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Jordan Spieth was standing near the driving range at Royal Birkdale yesterday, looking down at his golf ball. He, and it, were nearly lost. It …


Grip on Sports: Sunday mornings are still a time to connect with the world

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The British Open is on the television. The computer is filled with sports stories to read, from the Mariners’ walk-off win to Clint Dempsey’s record-tying …


Grip on Sports: The up-and-down Mariners make an up-and-down trade

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya, playing Whack a Mole with the Mariners every time they peek their head above .500. Read on.