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John Blanchette
FREELANCE COLUMNIST
John Blanchette blanchettejp@gmail.com (509) 844-5558

John Blanchette is a freelance columnist who writes about local sports issues.


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Sept. 8, 2019, 9:39 p.m.
Earl Thomas got himself an interception in his NFL season opener. Richard Sherman had a pick-6. And their old team, the Seattle Seahawks, surrendered 418 passing yards to Andy Dalton, the 20-teens NFL version of Dave Krieg, whom he very much tried to channel Sunday at CenturyLink Field by doing one of those bar-of-soap-in-the-shower numbers with the football.

Sept. 7, 2019, 8:42 p.m.
Look, winning football is a fan magnet, but there’s still a limit for a discerning clientele.

Sept. 6, 2019, 10:49 p.m.
Just another reminder that the old-school household economics learned as mom and dad balanced the checkbook at the kitchen table just don’t have much application in today’s world of college athletics.

Aug. 31, 2019, 11:50 p.m.
All in all, it’s pretty good being Washington State these days, and not just because the scoreboard read 58-7 in the Cougars’ favor on Saturday night.