Simon Says: Why it’s so damn hard to admit being wrong!

So many of you have been emotional lately over the situation at the border.  Kids separated from their parents will do that to you. It’s a big story that proves there are things in life that shouldn’t get political, and keeping a family together should be on that list. And then, after days of spin, President Trump signed an Executive Order that, for the time being, will keep kids with their parents. President Trump signing that thing was a very […]

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Commentary: Once a beneficiary of time and circumstance, Earl Thomas could become a casualty of the same

At least Earl didn’t keep us suspense, confirming today that he won’t be attending Seahawks mini camp or any team activities until his contract situation is resolved. In a message posted on social media, Earl said in part, quote “I want everyone, especially the 12s, to know that I want to remain a Seahawk for the rest of my career but I also believe that based on my production over the last eight years that I have earned the right […]

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Simon Says: Why Sports and Politics go together like Mac & Cheese!

Here we go again. We’re months from the start of the NFL,  and yet we can’t let go of the whole anthem controversy in football. If I hear one more person tell me they want to keep sports and politics separate, I’m gonna’ bite my tongue and think: WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! That’s because no matter how many ways you dissect and slice “Sports and Politics,” you can’t separate these two. Remind anyone who knows about the Olympics. Or Major league […]

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Commentary: Mariners thriving in the face of adversity? “Good.”

Scott Servais nailed it. You may question a lineup move or an in-game decision, but he got this one right: “Good” was – and is – the perfect Mariners motto this season. It hasn’t been widely publicized since February because Servais wasn’t too keen on talking about “Good,” the simple word he presented to the team on the first day of Spring Training, or explaining its meaning to those outside the clubhouse – especially the media. In a way, that […]

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Commentary: Don’t be surprised if UW softball “unicorns” bring home a national title

I need to apologize for not returning emails. You see, this is my inbox (143,000 unread emails). Somewhere in there, there’s probably a unique story idea that I haven’t seen. Fortunately, UW softball coach Heather Tarr and her staff are more discerning than I. Because one email in particular helped the Huskies reach another College World Series. According to a story on GoHuskies.com, freshman phenom pitcher Gabbie Plain sent an email, expressing as much interest in UW’s psychology department as […]

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Simon Says: You Need a Support Pig on a Plane? I’ll Give You the ‘Bird!’

All of us need a little emotional support these days, but a peacock or a pig on your flight? That’s what some people say they needed to get through the stress of flying somewhere. Now, small cuddly things can be necessary to get through the stress of sitting next to a stranger who’s strange, but the peacock and the pig, are the kind things that have finally forced airlines to change their “support” animal policies. So it now means, someone […]

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Commentary: Legalized sports betting in WA state is the no-brainer that probably won’t ever happen

Last Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that had effectively banned sports betting in most states. All states now have the right to legalize sports betting. Unfortunately, the state of Washington has no current plans to do so – and that’s a huge shame. Now, before you label me a degenerate gambler, let’s review where the money is going. In New Jersey, the plan is to use most of the additional tax revenue to help fund programs […]

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Simon Says: A marriage proposal: spend on a party or take the money instead?

I know someone getting goosebumps over Harry and Meghan. Is it just me?  But I’ve been hearing about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for so long now, it feels like they already got married. Most estimates have the wedding tab in the low 40’–that’s millions! Taxpayers are covering security costs. Still, imagine how far the money spent on the wedding would go to help the 130,000 homeless kids in the UK. There’s a hunger all right for anything with these […]

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