Stories tagged: John Blanchette
Sun., Jan. 16, 2011
The definition of an unqualified hockey success? When you run out of cannonballs for goal celebrations – and beer. As long as you can radio for backup beer, of course.
Fri., Jan. 14, 2011
One of the unex- pected sidelights to outdoor hockey? Wildlife. As the Spokane Chiefs broke in the constructed-at-great-cost-man- it-better-hold-up-in-this-heat- wave rink with a practice Thursday afternoon at Avista Stadium, a …
Thu., Jan. 13, 2011
Connecting in the Denver airport for a flight to Dallas last week, D.J. Sigurdson – attired in Eastern Washington University red – passed by one of those snug-but-soulless concourse lounges …
Sun., Jan. 9, 2011
SEATTLE – Never before has a shovelful of dirt fit a man better than tailored Armani. We keep trying to bury Matt Hasselbeck, but he will not go quietly, like …
Sat., Jan. 8, 2011
FRISCO, Texas – So here it is, Eastern Washington football redefined, by the Eagles themselves: The unlikely is humdrum.
Fri., Jan. 7, 2011, 11:04 p.m.
Let’s be real: the Blue Hens blinked. Eastern never did, all year.
Thu., Jan. 6, 2011, 5:03 p.m.
You don’t find a lot of gratitude in college athletics here in the Age of Entitlement. But there is an unmistakable air about the Eagles that their achievement this season …
Wed., Jan. 5, 2011, 1:49 p.m.
The best thing about Eastern Washington playing for a national championship is … well, Eastern playing for a national championship. There doesn’t even have to be a second-best thing. But …
Mon., Jan. 3, 2011, 11:30 p.m.
So the story goes that Matt Hasselbeck was still in coach Pete Carroll’s ear to start Sunday’s playoff-for-the-playoffs even as the Seattle Seahawks made their way through the tunnel canopy …
Fri., Dec. 24, 2010
After review, could we go back 13 years for even further review? Just for the what-if fun of it?
Tue., Dec. 21, 2010, 9:51 p.m.
The exhale in Spokane would have registered 13 on the Beaufort Scale if it went that high. In any case, Marquise Carter felt it – heard it – all the …
Sat., Dec. 18, 2010
There’s something different now about this place, this program. Maybe one victory shouldn’t do that, necessarily. Maybe it won’t be completely true without one more.
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
Dear Montana fan, I’m not sure how to say this, so I’m just going to say it.
Sat., Dec. 11, 2010
Episode 4,382 in the ongoing reality soap that is The Real Cougs of Spokane County: That’s how many passed through the portals of the Spokane Arena on Friday night for …
Tue., Dec. 7, 2010, 8:42 p.m.
J.C. Sherritt will not tell you what the initials stand for, but he will tell you why he won’t tell you. “My two older sisters,” he said. “When they got …
Sun., Dec. 5, 2010
PULLMAN – Bowl berths are doled out like bailouts anymore, but that’s how the system has been corrupted and the football player’s job is not to reform it but leverage …
Sat., Dec. 4, 2010
PULLMAN – In the confluence of three hyperrific games here in the space of six days, would you ever imagine that the least of them might be the – heresy …
Sun., Nov. 28, 2010
“I’m so happy for the state of Washington that this Apple Cup is really going to mean something – for both schools.” – Steve Sarkisian
Sun., Nov. 21, 2010
Since logistically they’re treating this bizarre double bye at Washington State “like a bowl game,” according to coach Paul Wulff, does that mean the school will extort itself into buying …
Thu., Nov. 18, 2010
Some days, Preston Wynne is up and on the road by 5:30 a.m. and may get home barely in time to tuck in his two children at bedtime. He is …
Sun., Oct. 24, 2010, 10:46 p.m.
SEATTLE – Not to put an indelicate spin on it, but the Seattle Seahawks are the Farmer Ted of the National Football League. Remember him? From “Sixteen Candles”? He crowned …
Sat., Oct. 23, 2010, 10:55 p.m.
Chris Powers is not panhandling for gimmes. What he and his football teammates at Eastern Washington reap, they expect must be earned. So when do they earn a breather?
Thu., Oct. 21, 2010, 11:13 p.m.
Look at it this way: If they’re happy at Washington State, it’s hard not to be happy for them.
Sat., Oct. 16, 2010, 11:57 p.m.
Pacific-10/12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott made a drive-by – he would turn up across the state at Oregon State-Washington later Saturday night – to speak eloquently about the revenue sharing/division …
Wed., Oct. 13, 2010, 11:07 p.m.
So you didn’t think there was any upside to Washington State being the Officer Barbrady of college football these last couple of years? Wrong, scandal-breath.
Sat., Oct. 9, 2010, 11:21 p.m.
If Wazzu was overmatched in its 43-23 loss to the Ducks at Martin Stadium – and, yes, that’s still the case – the Ducks did not have to be coaxed …
Sat., Oct. 2, 2010, 11:52 p.m.
In the ring together, Wladimir Klitschko and … Chauncy Welliver?
Sat., Sept. 25, 2010, 8:12 p.m.
If Reggie Bush had played against a defense like Washington State’s, he would have been too sheepish to accept the Heisman Trophy in the first place, never mind being shamed …
Fri., Sept. 17, 2010, 5:50 p.m.
Eastern Washington’s new football turf? I love it. It’s wild. That ridiculous red rug? I hate it. It’s just another gimmick in a gimmicked-up world.
Sat., Sept. 11, 2010, 11:26 p.m.
The wearing of hair shirts and the hurling of high, hard ones can resume soon enough this week in and around Washington State. For a few hours, at least, the …