This is a gathering place to talk about sports beyond golf. After all, we can’t help ourselves. We spent our lifetimes covering a wide range of events, from the Olympics to the NCAAs, from World Series to Super Bowls. We have a passion for golf and a tendency to offer opinions on all sports. We enjoy the debate. Think of this space as folks just sitting around a table, maybe a cold one in our hands, and letting loose.

Archive for 'Beyond Golf'

Baseball, golf go hand-in-hand for Sims

Baseball, golf go hand-in-hand for Sims

(Note: This story first appeared in the Feb., 2017 issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine.) By Jim Street It took a while for the golf bug that bit 14-year-old Dave Sims nearly 50 years ago to [...]

Edgar, five others among my HOF picks

Edgar, five others among my HOF picks

Tick, tock. Tick, tock. . . . | Time is running out on Edgar Martinez’s pursuit of baseball immortality and unless something totally unexpected happens — he receives at least 75 percent of the 400-plus votes cast [...]

GW Predictions: Kirby has game

GW Predictions: Kirby has game

Clemson’s last-second victory over Alabama in the College Bowl Championship Monday capped off a spectacular effort by the Tigers – and Kirby Arnold. The Golferswest.com reporter didn’t give the rest much of a chance in the [...]

High School exploits led Junior to No. 24

High School exploits led Junior to No. 24

Of all the single- and double-digit uniform numbers the Mariners had available at the time, Ken Griffey Jr. chose the one that meant the most to him. “It wasn’t planned, but when I signed my rookie contract, [...]

A father’s love: Senior and Junior’s link

A father’s love: Senior and Junior’s link

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Ken Griffey Sr. never had the swing his son had. That couldn’t be taught. It came naturally. He also played in a different era that kept him away from home, limiting his opportunities [...]

Experiencing another Junior moment

Experiencing another Junior moment

COOPERSTOWN, NY — When it comes to baseball  heaven, there is no place quite like this out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere town that, for one weekend of every year, steals the spotlight from the various Major League pennant races. And, for [...]

Sr. knew in ’90 that Jr. had HOF talent

Sr. knew in ’90 that Jr. had HOF talent

COOPERSTOWN, NY — It wasn’t until they played side-by-side in the Mariners outfield during the final six weeks of the 1990 season that Ken Griffey Sr., realized that the player on his left had Hall of Fame [...]

Junior is days away from HOF Induction

Junior is days away from HOF Induction

COOPERSTOWN, NY — Ever since he was voted, almost unanimously, into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Ken Griffey Jr., has been doing something that makes him uncomfortable — talking about himself. It was that way during [...]

Griffey is a long-ball hitter in golf, too

Griffey is a long-ball hitter in golf, too

SAMMAMISH, Wa. – In a little more than seven weeks, Ken Griffey Jr. will stand in front of a large audience in Cooperstown, NY, and deliver what surely will be a from-the-heart speech. And in typical fashion, Junior [...]

NL West: Even-money on the Giants

NL West: Even-money on the Giants

It has been rather odd the way the Giants have established a feast-or-famine pattern the past five Major League seasons. They go from champs to chumps from one campaign to the next. Well, this is an [...]