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COACH JAMES IS NOT ALONE IN HIS LATEST FIGHT

By |2013-09-19T09:18:27+00:00September 19th, 2013|

I was sitting in an ice cream shop with my wife and mother-in-law in Cincinnati when I first heard the news that Don James had resigned as head football coach at the University of Washington. Difficult though it may be to fathom for some of you, all the way back in 1993 with no internet and [...]

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BIG BIDNESS INFLUENCES POLITICS? NO WAY!!!

By |2013-08-19T08:50:33+00:00August 19th, 2013|Tags: , , |

These are confusing, conflicting, and concerning times for Seattle sports fans and politicians. The news that Seattle basketball savior Chris Hansen secretly donated $100,000 to a Sacramento group which opposed building an arena to keep the Kings in California seems to fall somewhere between troubling and deal breaking for most observers. This is, without question, a [...]

WHAT WILL BIG BERTHA FIND?

By |2013-07-31T15:41:59+00:00July 31st, 2013|Tags: |

At approximately 3:45 Tuesday afternoon Big Bertha began her 1.7 mile 14 month journey digging a tunnel under our fair town in which, presumably, Highway 99 will someday live. Here's a shot of our gal ready to go to work. Wow...she's a looker!             I hope I speak for everyone when [...]

PJ Fans Finish First Again

By |2013-07-23T08:06:42+00:00July 22nd, 2013|Tags: , , |

In the list of adjectives used to describe Pearl Jam 'pugnacious' wouldn't be near the top. It probably wouldn't be on the list. Maybe it should.  Particularly the 'pugnacious' that is defined as "having the appearance of a willing fighter". Because in the case of one group of people Pearl Jam time and time again has [...]

Mr. Cub and Mr. Hydro Make Me Smile in Chicago

By |2013-07-17T21:48:35+00:00July 17th, 2013|Tags: , , |

So I'm sitting here in Chicago minding my own business when two things happened involving guys who are both MUCH older than me. First, on our way into town this afternoon through a series of weird coincidences my wife and I emerged from the subway a little over one mile south of our hotel. We realized [...]

M’s (Sadly) In a Familiar Place

By |2013-07-08T09:06:56+00:00July 8th, 2013|Tags: , , , , |

The Mighty Marineros went 4 and 2 last week versus a pair of teams that could meet in the World Series. That sound you just heard was a significant portion of Puget Sound sports fans shrugging their collective shoulders and offering up a quiet "so, what?" It's that familiar time of the season for M's fans [...]

NHL NOT LIKELY IN KEY ARENA

By |2013-06-18T13:04:07+00:00June 18th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , |

I love hockey. I first fell for the sport as a kid listening to Chicago Black Hawks games on the radio. Most kids hate going to bed particularly on Sunday night. But as a 10 year old I used to look forward to it. By 8:30 I'd be in bed, radio tuned to WMAQ with play [...]

SOCCER’S ASCENSION IN SEATTLE CONTINUES

By |2013-06-18T13:04:49+00:00June 13th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Naysayers, non-believers, and haters of soccer be damned, the games continued growing grip on Seattle was on display this past weekend. In the span of 72 hours over 94,000 fans streamed through the entries into Century Link Field to watch two matches. Perhaps it's appropriate that the larger of the two crowds came for the hometown Sounders [...]