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 By Dale Anderson    Sports 

Worst Seat In The House: Goodbye, Hello

It’s been about 55 years ago or so when then Beatles had a hit song titled Goodbye, Hello. Considering what has happened in the last week at WSU I think the title of the song is quite appropriate. Last Thursday it was announced... — Updated 1/16/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: The long wait

When you have that many bowl games you hope that at least some of them would be exciting and fun to watch. 40 bowl games are a bit much and when that many 6-6 teams make it to a bowl game you know that there is a good chance that... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: That time of year

I’ve noticed that the news media is doing its best to remind us what happened in the last decade, as in 2010-2019. We are reminded of all the good and bad things that took place in the last ten years. There will be special... — Updated 1/2/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: We're good

They say that time flies when you are having fun. I’m not sure who this they is and I’m not sure how that fun is actually measured. But if it is true I am having the time of my life. It has been nearly 20 years since the world... — Updated 12/26/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: For Eagle fans...

I was meaning to write this update last week but with the Christmas season upon us there can be changes in plans rather abruptly. But sometimes that can also be good for any number of reasons. For instance, last week I was going... — Updated 12/19/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat in the House: If I were coach...

This is the time of year that we hear grumblings about the coach because it is the end of a really bad season; the team didn’t become bowl eligible; lost to their biggest rival or didn’t play up to preseason expectations.... — Updated 12/5/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: A life well lived

I sometimes wonder if we fully appreciate living in a small town where we get to know people as well as we do. We get to know so many members of our communities and rural areas it would be tough to go anywhere else to make new frie... — Updated 11/26/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: It's easy to second guess with hindsight

If you don’t already know, I am a big college football fan. When I get the chance I enjoy watching several games on any given Saturday or Thursday or Friday for that matter. Many of these kids are getting a quality education... — Updated 11/21/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: What a game on Sunday

For any big soccer fan, especially those that live in the northwest, Sunday was a long time in the making. The Seattle Sounders FC was going to play Toronto FC for the MLS Cup or the championship of Major League Soccer in North... — Updated 11/14/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: It's good to pay attention

I made the trek to Roos Field with my good buddy Kenny G on Saturday. Ken has access to special opportunities with his ticket package and Saturday it was a meet and greet with school president Mary Cullinan and Athletic Director... — Updated 11/7/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Spooktacular

It’s Halloween again which reminds me of a Friday night 50 years that happened to fall on October 31. It was Homecoming Week at good old RHS and the festivities were a lot of fun. Each night at football practice we were gearing... — Updated 10/31/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: It tastes like chicken

I was at a birthday party a few months back and we were having a fun time visiting. My nephew asked us a question. He said, “How can you tell if someone is a vegetarian?” We said, “I don’t know, how?” Then he said,... — Updated 10/24/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: What to watch

It’s crazy how the sports seasons overlap these days. Football gets its start as the Major League baseball season ends. With the playoffs going on now there is a good chance that the official end of the season will be knocking... — Updated 10/17/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Get my attention

Are you the kind of person that can be persuaded to make a purchase because of a glitzy ad on TV? Did you decide to buy insurance from well-designed yet comical car insurance ‘sit-coms’? I have to admit that some of these TV... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: A very unique racing event

It was a very busy weekend to say the least, with high school football on Friday night followed by a road trip to Moscow on Saturday. My teams didn’t fare well this weekend but they were also non-league affairs so there is still... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Upon further review

Watching a sports telecast has changed throughout my lifetime. As a young lad you really only got to see a play once and if you missed it the people in the TV room would need to explain what happened so you would be caught up to... — Updated 9/19/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Upon further review

Watching a sports telecast has changed throughout my lifetime. As a young lad you really only got to see a play once and if you missed it the people in the TV room would need to explain what happened so you would be caught up to... — Updated 9/13/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: It starts anew

September is here once again and schools are back in session. It is the last month of the regular season for Major League baseball and the beginning of the football season for real. Whether you like high school football, college fo... — Updated 9/5/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: The great escape

Right around the end of school, Coach Whitmore has a football camp for the middle school kids. It is a great camp to teach these youngsters some of the fundamentals of the game and what to expect as future football players. This... — Updated 8/28/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: A sporting life

When I read the morning paper I spend an inordinate amount of time reading the sports page. That has been something I’ve done since I was very young. Sports were an important part of who I was. Of course, when I say sports I... — Updated 8/22/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Lost weekend

I think we all had a good idea that the Seattle Mariner season was going to be a long one, but hey, we were looking forward to Edgar getting introduced as a Hall of Fame inductee. The Seattle faithful was so proud and happy for... — Updated 8/14/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Preparing for the future

There is a training program going on at the high school gym, weight room and track this summer that will hopefully benefit the sports programs for the coming season and years to come. PTAP is a six week, three days a week training... — Updated 8/8/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: What a team

I think we can all look back on a favorite team that we were a part of with fond memories. There can be a lot of different reasons, such as great teammates, coaches or having a lot of success. I honestly think that winning is a... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: A real hit

On Sunday, Edgar Martinez was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Gar wasn’t the first person with Mariner ties to be inducted as that honor went to Dave Niehaus. Niehaus was inducted as the voice... — Updated 7/25/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: It was a big deal

Going through life there are those times that you can remember exactly where you were when you heard about certain events. I can assure you that a majority of these events were tragic in nature. I remember in November of 1963 when... — Updated 7/18/2019

 

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