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 By Dale Anderson    Sports 

Near…what?

There is an old saying that news travels fast. But it seems that bad news travels even faster with no brakes. Today’s subject is, of course, the wedding. We first heard about it... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Can you hear me now?

Every so often I get a message from someone that likes my column, or thought I missed the point about a certain subject. When I get these I think, “Well at least they are reading... — Updated 11/19/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

It does matter

I’m sure that most of you have seen the beer commercial that has one guy bringing a beer to his buddy, and one for him. There is a football game that is shown on the TV. The beer... — Updated 11/12/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Long time for a short season

It was definitely a season like no other, battling C-19 and a shortened 60-game schedule. The Los Angeles Dodgers survived the first 16-team baseball tournament played in a sort of... — Updated 11/5/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Plenty of Seats Available

We have finished week 7 of NCAA college football, and teams like Army have played seven games, and the Big 10 and Mountain West Conference (MWC) have played their first. Several... — Updated 10/27/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Pace Yourself

It has been difficult to get excited about watching football on TV. I know that I said I would be a fan and watch, but if the team that you really support isn’t playing then it... — Updated 10/9/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Best Effort

We often hear of famous people who have passed away, but if we weren’t around when they were famous, those names really don’t mean much. We all know who LeBron James, Mike Trout... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

The Bandwagon

This has been a very crazy year, to say the least. A lot of people can’t wait for the elections to be over, or for the calendar to turn over to 2021. I’m hoping to get to... — Updated 9/24/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    News

Saturday afternoons

Have you ever wondered why you became a fan of certain teams? I had a cousin who was a huge Yankee fan even though he lived in this area. Did it have something to do with winning? I... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

The COVID-19 Puzzle

Throughout this whole weird situation that we’ve been stuck with, having things to keep one occupied has been important. My wife and I have spent a lot of time outside. I believe... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Opinion

What day is it?

If you are anything like me, and for your sake I hope you are not, you are trying to remember what day of the week and month it is. We don’t need to be reminded that it is 2020. B... — Updated 8/27/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Opinion

And the answer is...

More than one person has told me that they wish 2020 would just go away, and some wish it would have never happened at all. I know it has been rough, especially for those people... — Updated 8/18/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Playing for the crowd

I’m not sure where to start, or if it even matters anymore. For those of you keeping track, the Stanley Cup playoffs are on the air. The NBA is playing their games in Florida.... — Updated 8/13/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Long, strange trip

It seems forever ago when the state basketball tournament played out in Spokane. Sure, we were aware of the C-19, but felt pretty good since there were a couple of guys... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Opinion

New baseball

When I was going to school a whole bunch of years ago there was a question that was sometimes asked concerning a popular subject. “What if they had a ______ and nobody came? Now... — Updated 7/30/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

The Boys of Summer

We are almost there. Baseball is back starting Thursday, for a 60-game shortened season. Some of us remember the strike shortened season of 1994 when there was no World Series.... — Updated 7/23/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Expensive speech

I’ve been talking to a few people and they say to me, “Must be hard finding something to write about isn’t it?” When it gets down to sports topics it sure seems that way.... — Updated 7/15/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Choose your side

It is hard to imagine that any team that is playing today doesn’t have a uniform to wear. Not only that but all of the extra needed items like shin guards for soccer or sweat... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Child's play

There is a lot of back and forth as to how the sports seasons should begin again. Since we have so many positive tests for COVID-19 (C-19) it is presumed that we will never be free... — Updated 7/1/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Word of the Year: Normal

I know that it is only June but I think it is important to start thinking about what this year’s word of the year will be. At the end of the year the dictionary folks get... — Updated 6/11/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Missing

I was thinking the other day that there are a lot of things that haven't happened because of the pandemic. This shutdown is not good for any of us especially small businesses. I'm... — Updated 5/26/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Food for Thought

These are unprecedented times and a lot of strange decisions have been made - good and bad - in the name of science. Whatever your thoughts here is merely some food for thought. It'... — Updated 5/21/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat in the House

If only Ritzville would have hosted the 15th Annual Undeberg Invitational Track Meet on Saturday, had there not been a stay at home order. The COVID-19 interruption of so many thing... — Updated 4/30/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

It's Time

I think if you took a survey right now there would be a lot of people who would say let’s try to get back to some sort of semblance of what things used to be. I’m sure there... — Updated 4/23/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat in the House

There comes a point when you run out of ideas for a sports column because there are no sports to talk about. So, I’m going to just talk about a few things I’ve noticed or... — Updated 4/16/2020

 

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