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Smiling for football season

Saturday certainly was a great day in America and locally because football has returned. There were a few college games on TV and I watched bits and pieces of several games. In Ritzville the annual...

 

Finding roots

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had read some history about my mom’s family. It is interesting to envision how life was over 100 years ago. Life was certainly not easy especially travel and the...

 

Seasonal change

There is something in the air this time of year. The baseball season is heating up, pro football is starting its preseason, college football has been practicing for a week and the Washington high...

 

Bigger than the game

Last week, we lost two major contributors to the sports world — Bill Russell was 88 and Vin Scully was 94. These two gentlemen gave it their all and were respected for it. Russell was recruited by...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    July 7, 2022

Two more reasons

It’s amazing when a person retires and there is a holiday. When I was working, I really looked forward to having the day off. But when you’re retired, it is seemingly just another day like all of...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Opinion    May 19, 2022

Worst Seat - Now I'm listening

Last year, the NCAA approved student-athletes being able to earn money for their name, image and likeness or NIL. I think that a lot of fans thought it was a good idea since colleges and the NCAA...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    May 12, 2022

Kapernick has missed many opportunities to play football

I’ve applied for several jobs during my long working career. For each job I was interested in, I needed to modify the resume and get new letters of recommendation. Now that I’m retired and doing v...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Opinion    May 5, 2022

Getting closer

There is an old saying: “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” W hen it comes to the Undeberg Invitational you could say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s back ...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    April 28, 2022

Too Many Decisioins

This time of year gets interesting for a number of reasons, one of them being the transfer portal. For football, you may see some guy that played in another part of the country and now during spring p...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    April 21, 2022

A Good Realtor

Following every season, coaches find themselves either fired, accepting a raise with a couple of years added to their contract or finding the next ideal place to go to. And in a few cases, retirement...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    April 14, 2022

Stand in the handshake line

Last month following a loss to the Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan Head Coach Juwan Howard and Badgers Coach Greg Gard began to argue about a time out that Gard took in the last seconds of their game....

 
 By Dale Anderson    Opinion    April 7, 2022

Worst Seat: Brackets

Each year during the NCAA tournament, I get asked how my bracket is doing. I always answer I don’t do brackets because I would pick teams that I want to win instead of investing time figuring out wh...

 

Over too soon

The NCAA men’s tournament will be over next Monday and an old champion will once again be crowned as the best in the land. Well, at least the best at the end of the season which is all that...

 

Worst Seat

The NCAA tournament has gotten to be my source for reality TV because it is real. There are no scripts to follow. Sure, there are game plans but the other team may mess up those really good ones and...

 

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