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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Sports letters: Latest Mike Leach soundbite draws mixed reactions

Letters to the Sports editor


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019

Sports letters: Baseball history class needed after reading ‘Indians A through Z’

Howie Stalwick should go back to baseball history class (Your Spokane Indians, A through Z, June 20).


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019

Sports letters: Don Verlin firing another misstep by University of Idaho athletics

John Blanchette was right on with his June 14th column denouncing the firing of Don Verlin at Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Sports letters: Pittsburgh Steelers being forgotten in ‘greatest Super Bowl team’ discussion

Before we bestow “Great Super Bowl Team” crown upon the New England Patriots, we should compare them with the other six-time winner, the Pittsburgh Steelers


Sports letters: Larry Koentopp made big contributions to Gonzaga basketball

I enjoyed reading (John Blanchette’s) story covering Larry Koentopp’s years at Gonzaga University and it reminded me of my years as Assistant Controller in the Treasurers Office.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019

Sports letters: John Blanchette’s columns always informative, entertaining

I think I am qualified to say that John is the most pertinent and entertaining writer of all time.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018

Sports letters: Gonzaga basketball players get better with time

The two most important foundations of player improvement are the coaches’ leadership and teaching abilities.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Sports letters: ESPN needs to say ‘goodbye’ to Bill Walton

Why does ESPN continue to assign Bill Walton to cover college basketball?


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Sports letters: Washington State is a burden on the Pac-12, not the other way around

(Spokesman-Review columnist John) Blanchette claims Wazzu is diminished by the other 11 Pac 12 teams? Guess again amigo.


Sports letters: Firing of Rob Spear at University of Idaho is surprising, devastating

The loss of Rob Spear as University of Idaho’s athletic director is surprising and devastating.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018

Letters to sports: Mariners get big confidence boost from James Paxton’s no-hitter

For the Mariners to throw a game with no hits is huge for the team because it will give them a giant confidence boost for their next upcoming games.


Sports letters to the editor

Sports letters to the editor


Letters to the Sports Editor

The way athletes speak is a sad scenario of sports at both the collegiate and professional levels.


Give and take: Sports letter

Deal good for GU, not for WSU It would be helpful if at the end of John Blanchette’s columns if an editor would search through the obscure references, unpronounceable words …