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Speaking Engagements

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Outside the Lines | 0 comments

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Huge Game For Cougs Tonight

Posted by on Sep 7, 2013 in Cougs, Featured, Football | 0 comments

Huge Game For Cougs Tonight

I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a Cougar game. I tell myself not to get my hopes up, that I’m usually disappointed when that happens. But I can’t help it, I really feel like we have a shot against USC tonight. As you know, we played really well against Auburn last Saturday. If you’re a Coug fan, it was encouraging enough to think we can play with a USC team that has a coach on the hot seat and a quarterback controversy. If Connor Halliday can get the kind of protection he got last week, he should have time to do...

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Saturday Was Tough For Coug Fans

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Cougs, Dawgs, Featured | 0 comments

Saturday Was Tough For Coug Fans

Well, as you know, the Cougs lost to Auburn 31-24 Saturday night, and then we had to watch the Huskies beat Boise State 31-6. It was a double dip of disappointment, but at least the Cougs were encouraging. Great to see us be competitive against an SEC opponent on the road. We were not only competitive, I thought we had the better team. Throw out the three interceptions by Connor Halliday and we win the game. Well, I guess if we had our way, we’d have to throw out the 100-yard kickoff return and 75-yard TD run too. Or how about this? Just...

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Cougar Football Saturday

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Cougs, Featured | 0 comments

Cougar Football Saturday

At long last, it’s here. The Cougs are back. And better than ever. Or better than last year anyway. I’m also back from a three-month absence on the website. I’d like to say I had a lot of personal business to tend to or something like that, but the truth of the matter is, I’m lazy as hell. But it’s football season and I’m ready to ramp it up with the Cougs in action today at Auburn and the Huskies hosting Boise State tonight. I’ve already asked the football gods for an early two-team parlay of Washington State and Boise State...

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Brooke Graduates From WSU

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in Featured, Outside the Lines | 0 comments

Brooke Graduates From WSU

Hey little girl! Guess who’s sitting in the lobby of the Cedars Inn in Ritzville with tears in his eyes? Guess who can’t believe you’re graduating from Washington State already? Didn’t I just take you to kindergarten for your first day of school at Sunset Elementary? Weren’t we just in Indian Princesses with other dads and their 5-to-9-year-old daughters? For that matter, wasn’t it just yesterday when you were born? How did 22 years go by just… like… that? You were born on Mother’s Day, May 12, 1991, and the first...

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My Vet’s The Best Vet Ever

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Featured, Outside the Lines | 4 comments

My Vet’s The Best Vet Ever

I’ve got a cool vet. I know… everyone who has a dog thinks his vet is cool. But mine’s the coolest. She’s Dr. Terry Tomchick at Alpine Animal Hospital. I’ve known “Dr. Terry” for 25 years. I took my first golden, Murph, to Dr. Terry when he was six weeks old. Fourteen years later, I took my second golden, Willie, to Dr. Terry when he was six weeks old. Willie’s almost 10 years old now. I took him in for a “senior” check-up two weeks ago. In most respects, he’s doing fine. But something showed up in the X-rays. His...

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Go 2 Guy Tries To Lose 20 Pounds

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Featured, Outside the Lines | 4 comments

Go 2 Guy Tries To Lose 20 Pounds

For a long time, I weighed 210 pounds. Then for a long time I weighed 220 pounds, then 225, and for the past several years, I’ve held steady at 230. What’s next 240, 250, 300? That’s the fear. But what I’m going to try to do is head in the other direction. I’m shooting for 200 but would be thrilled to hit 210 again. Yesterday was my first day on “The Fast Diet.” I read about it in the Seattle Times a couple of Sundays ago. I’m sure it’s unhealthy as heck, but it sounded like something that might work for me. I have zero...

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Tough Loss To Take In Pac-12 Tourney

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Basketball, Cougs, Featured | 0 comments

Tough Loss To Take In Pac-12 Tourney

I really thought we were going to beat the Huskies in the Pac-12 tourney last night. We had just come off a couple of great wins over UCLA and USC, and I thought that momentum would carry us past the Dawgs. How confident was I? Confident enough to talk trash over and over again on Facebook, counting down the hours until we would celebrate the win over our rivals. As everyone knows, the Huskies aren’t that good, barely beating us in two regular-season games. I thought this third game set up perfectly for us, realizing we’re not very good...

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Kernich-Drew Deserves Some Slack

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Cougs, Featured | 0 comments

Kernich-Drew Deserves Some Slack

I admit that for about 30 seconds, maybe 60, I was mad at Dexter Kernich-Drew. How could he have fouled E.J. Singler with 3.8 seconds left in overtime with the score tied 77-77? Royce Woolridge had just made an improbable 3-pointer to tie the game. I say improbable because Woolridge isn’t that great of a 3-point shooter. He’s OK, not great. And the situation, with a man in his face? When the Cougs needed it most? For him to deliver at that moment? After DaVonte Lacy made a three to send the game into overtime? I figured we had used up our...

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Whattaya Mean I Can’t Run Again?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Featured, Outside the Lines | 8 comments

Whattaya Mean I Can’t Run Again?

I haven’t posted anything in a week and a half and I’ll give you the top two reasons why… 1) I have a tendency to be lazy, an affliction that has dogged me for years. 2) I’ve been dealing with a knee injury that has taken me down a bit. Right when I was getting ready to write about letter-of-intent day and trashing the Huskies for something, I got the news that my knee injury was more serious than what the MRI had shown. My doctor, Tom Castle, said I had meniscus damage and other particles that were floating around due to...

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Cougs Lose But Dawgs Do Too

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Basketball, Cougs, Featured | 4 comments

Cougs Lose But Dawgs Do Too

If you watched the Pac-12 Network for four hours like I did Wednesday night, you know that Oregon beat Washington State 68-61 and Oregon State beat Washington 74-66. The Cougs led 39-29 at halftime, but everyone who follows them knew we’d probably lose, and we did. Just being honest, hate to be pessimistic and glass-is-half-empty when it comes to the Cougs in anything, but our hoops team isn’t very good, and Oregon’s is. The Ducks are ranked 16th in the country. We played great in the first half, making 7 of 13 three-point...

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