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 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

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Stuff I've noticed

Every so often I think about things and wonder if I’m the only one that sees things a certain way. Oh, just to let you know that since this is All-Star baseball week and sports are at a minimum I may be writing a column about... — Updated 7/11/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Building a winner

It’s been a couple of weeks since the NBA draft. It just so happened that I turned the TV on that night and there was Rui Hachimura on the screen as he had just been selected by the Washington Wizards. The big smile was on... — Updated 7/3/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: The annual visit

A couple of weeks ago the Eastern Washington University Eagle football coaches came to Ritzville for their annual visit. The Ritzville Lions Club has hosted the Eagle coaches for 25 years or so. A few years ago I got the chance to... — Updated 6/27/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Give it a chance

So last week was very busy for pro sports if you’re into that. Yes, it was the finals of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). I didn’t watch most of the hockey games but I did watch... — Updated 6/20/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: I remember that

There is a saying that I like to use now and then: “Time flies when you are having fun!” If that is the case I must be having a blast. Just last Friday it occurred to me that I had been retired for a year. On June 1st I... — Updated 6/12/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Age

As I get older I notice things a bit differently than others do. Maybe you do the same. When I hear or read about the death of someone I vividly remember from my younger days it makes me think about why I remember that person.... — Updated 5/30/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Has it really been that long ago?

Alumni weekend is here and I really have trouble grasping onto the fact that the class of 1969 graduated from RHS 50 years ago. I say this because I graduated 49 years ago and it is really amazing that time has gone by this quickly... — Updated 5/23/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: I remember him...

Is it my imagination or have all of the really great Mariner highlights come to an end? The team that started out 13-2 with what seemed to be a 5 game lead over their AL West rivals are now mired in a major slump slotted in third... — Updated 5/16/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Run along now

Sorry about not having a column last week but an unforeseen event took place that didn’t allow me enough time to write something last week. That does happen now and then. Oh well, what can I say? I’ve run out of excuses. A... — Updated 5/9/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: I like the hype

This is the time of year where a lot of things are going on but deciding what is interesting to write about is a little more difficult. I’m sure that a lot of people have their ideas of what a good story would be but those... — Updated 4/25/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Just catching up

I have a good excuse for not having a column out last week. I flew to Arizona and was with family when I usually write this column. It was nice and the weather in the Phoenix was only in the high 90s a couple of days. I did watch... — Updated 4/18/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: One of many

If you are anything like me, you watched the Gonzaga Bulldogs lose to the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday. Games like these are harsh realities of the win and go on and lose and go home tournament format. I’ve said this... — Updated 4/4/2019

 

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