We used to be in there, now we’re out here
Various thoughts from the last 24 hours: * The Seahawks had T.J. Houshmandzadeh in for a free-agent visit at the earliest possible moment, and it was the right move. I’d love to see Jim Mora and the Seattle brass be overly aggressive in trying to bring the wide receiver into the fold – the Hawks’ [...]
Every so often, I still kill a few trees and contribute to the dying industry that is newspaper journalism. Last night I found myself at Hec Ed for Washington’s thrilling OT victory over Arizona State. My rushed column (it’s never a good thing when an 8 p.m. start goes to overtime and you have a [...]
Maybe it’s because he tried to sell his grill on ebay? Maybe it’s because he’s batshit crazy? Maybe it’s because he’s working in concert with evil incarnate, Scott Boras? Maybe it’s because he’s being too greedy for 37-year-old? Whatever the reason, I ain’t buyin’ it. Manny Ramirez is a hitting idiot savant, and you mean [...]
Thursday marks the beginning of a huge weekend in the Pac-10, with conference title and NCAA tournament implications all over the place. The conference isn’t as strong as last year, but there are a clump of teams in the thick of things, and this could be a huge swing weekend for a couple of those [...]
The New Jersey Devils are known for their fair share of baffling personnel moves – like firing coaches with five games to go in the regular season despite being in first place – but their latest move may be the strangest of all. Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur is returning to the team after [...]
Well, that was quick. Pittsburgh ascended to the No. 1 spot in the college basketball polls on Monday, but will abdicate that post just as quickly after dropping an 81-73 decision to Providence. Including the Panthers’ earlier come-and-go from the top spot, Monday’s poll will mark the seventh different No. 1 team this season. Who [...]
Much to the delight of TV executives and PGA Tour officials (who have spent the last half-year cringing as guys like Pat Perez and Nick Watney won tournaments), Wednesday marks the return of one Eldrick “Tiger” Woods back into the fold after missing the second-half of 2008 and the first part of this year’s schedule [...]
Since when does the signing of a 39-year-old, semi-broken down, somewhat cantankerous player lift the spirits of an entire organization and send its fanbase into paroxysms of joy? When the player is Ken Griffey Jr. and the team is the Seattle Mariners.
The last few years have been brutal down in Sodo, and getting rid of ineffective GM Bill Bavasi and his overmatched staff wasn’t going to be enough to sate the masses or get the turnstiles spinning. Quite frankly, this was a deal the Mariners HAD to make happen in order to have any semblance of breaking through to a jaded fanbase.
The University of Washington men’s basketball team is on the verge of capturing the Pac-10 regular season title after Saturday’s gritty victory over USC despite being a team without a true identity. It’s a testament to the talent that coach Lorenzo Romar has assembled, but also to the fact that winning isn’t always about X’s and O’s.
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