A GRIP ON SPORTS • What was it my dad used to say about luck? One thing about unhealthy luck or no luck in any respect. He wasn’t speaking concerning the Seattle Seahawks, however he might have been. He additionally used to say display doorways in submarines and utilizing his belt for one thing aside from holding up his pants, all of which might apply to the Hawks proper now as properly.
• The Seahawks’ John Schneider had thought he had answered his crew’s concern at cornerback reverse Shaquill Griffin lately. A commerce with Washington had introduced Quinton Dunbar to the Northwest and, greater than doubtless, into the Hawks’ beginning lineup.
Wednesday night time an armed theft in Florida upset these plans. Primarily as a result of Dunbar was alleged to be part of it. Particulars are sketchy, as they are typically when an armed man and two others upend a desk and steal a bunch of cash at a card sport, however Dunbar and New York Giants defensive again DeAndre Baker are facing armed robbery counts, together with one other unidentified man. (The entire particulars are in this Bob Condotta story.)
It may very well be a case of Dunbar being caught up in one thing a knuckleheaded good friend determined to do on the spur of the second. Or it may very well be a case of premeditated payback. Or it may very well be a case of everybody having the improper man. However no matter what the case is, it’s not good. And in a time when there may be little to distract people on the sector, this off-field incident can be a giant deal for a very long time.
Not to mention the phobia the parents robbed should have felt, the considered individuals playing at a celebration in a time of pandemic – solely in Florida, proper? – and no matter fallout there is perhaps.
Not solely was Dunbar anticipated to be a lacking piece to the Seahawks defensive backfield puzzle – he spoke with the media yesterday and there was some thought he may find yourself enjoying the nickel spot – his presence, through commerce, in all probability modified Seattle’s outlook within the current draft.
Now it’s terrible late if the Hawks want to interchange him.
Simply one other factor for Schneider and Pete Carroll to fret about in an offseason full of worries.
• In early April we had been bombarded with tales and reveals and what-not associated to the Masters. That’s although the occasion, the primary golf main of every yr, was not canceled, simply postponed till November.
Do you know this week was presupposed to be when the golf world’s eyes had been on San Francisco and the PGA Championship at Harding Park? Nicely, I did. However solely as a result of, whereas mowing the garden Tuesday I questioned about it and regarded it up.
However even a cursory look this week permits us to underline one thing we’ve identified for just a few many years: The PGA is the fourth of golf’s 4 majors. And it’s not near the opposite three.
Discovering a narrative concerning the tournament-that-shall-be-played-later isn’t simple this week. Did you know the weather in San Francisco is great this week? And the Golf Channel, which isn’t overflowing with dwell content material proper now, isn’t exhibiting full replays of PGA’s past, because it did with the Masters in the course of the initially scheduled week.
Appears odd, contemplating the hubbub across the Masters. Sure, the PGA Championship remains to be anticipated to go on the primary week of August. And sure, the match simply moved to Might lately, so it’s not ingrained in our minds like April and the Masters. However, actually? With little in life sports activities to observe, wouldn’t or not it’s good to be taken again to 2009 and Y.E. Yang operating down Tiger Woods at Hazeltine? Or John Daly profitable at Crooked Stick in 1991? Or Rory hitting to the inexperienced within the gloaming at Valhalla 14 years later?
So CBS is exhibiting the 2018 closing spherical Saturday, the one Brooks Koepka received. And Tiger dueling Bob Might at Valhalla in 2000 is on the community Sunday (in fact it’s). However that’s it. Not likely the royal remedy, is it?
However in the event you like rodeo, hey, that’s on Saturday.
• Larry Stone spent a while writing about Dave Grosby, the Seattle sports activities radio legend, and his struggle with Parkinson’s. It is a illness that has struck near residence for me. Even know, I’ve a great good friend coping with it. The story is value your time at this time, even when solely to boost your consciousness of Parkinson’s.
Gonzaga: Across the WCC, Tanner Toolson, of Vancouver’s Union Excessive, has committed to BYU, although he’ll take his LDS mission first.
WSU: Across the Pac-12, cash goes to be a problem with each athletic division. Washington goes to be coping with price range points, even with its deep resources. … The uncertainty of the season is weighing on the coaches. Within the closing Pac-12 webinar, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal delved deep into the virus issues beyond football. He was joined yesterday by California’s Justin Wilcox and Arizona’s Kevin Sumlin. All are playing a guessing game. As are athletic directors. … The UCLA football coach of my youth, Pepper Rodgers, died this week. He was 88. … Arizona State welcomes in a switch punter. … In basketball information, if Utah’s Both Gach doesn’t stay in the NBA draft, he’s going to transfer. That got here as a shock to teach Larry Krystkowiak.
EWU: We talked about cash within the part simply above. And we’re going to spotlight it right here. Jap is coping with a lack of income that may lead to budgets being lower some 20-to-30 p.c. Ryan Collingwood has more in this story. … Larry Weir spoke with Huge Sky Convention commissioner Tom Wistrcill for the most recent Press Box pod. … Across the Huge Sky, Montana expects to have some kind of exercises quickly. … It’s not simple recruiting for Idaho State in the most effective of instances.
Preps: Subsequent up on the senior story parade is North Central. Dave Nichols tells the school’s story through the experience of two members of the dance team.
Seahawks: After all the Dunbar information dominates the cycle, because it ought to. … Quarterback Geno Smith re-signed with Hawks.
• Of us, I would like a day without work. A day by which I can sleep previous 6. A day of lazily getting away from bed and never pondering. OK, that final one occurs on a regular basis, because the outcomes on this house attest. However tomorrow I’m making it official. I’m skipping out on you. I’m not telling Kim, so maintain it underneath your hat. I’m getting up on the ordinary time and going to make her breakfast. Pancakes I believe. With bacon. Orange juice. An egg or two. She’s been working so exhausting, she deserves a shock. Heck, I’d even clear up afterward. And by “clear up” in fact I imply “let the canine lick the plates and frying pans and name it good.” (Simply kidding.) Till Sunday …
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