Monday, January 22, 2018

This Year's Super Bowl--Eagles vs Patriots

The big game features New England defending it's title against the Philadelphia Eagles.  One thing we've learned, no lead is safe against the Patriots.

Looking Down On Portland

The historic Pittock Mansion was closed, but we were able to enjoy the view.
We visited Portland to watch a Trail Blazer game.  It was the first NBA game that I had watched in person since the Sonics left town.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Blazers Lit It Up

The Mavs hung in, but the Blazers had the hot hand.

NBA Basketball

We're in Portland watching the Blazers play the Dallas Mavericks.  Portland is doing well so far

Friday, January 19, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Former Washington Governor John Spellman

Former Republican Governor John Spellman has died.  Spellman, who was elected during a Republican landslide in 1980, served one term.  He was defeated in 1984 during tough economic times in our state.
Spellman was King County's first executive, a position much like a mayor.  He was the face behind building the Kingdome, which brought major league baseball and NFL football to Seattle.
Spellman was the last Republican that this state has elected.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

WSU Rocked By Quarterback Hilinski Suicide

Tyler Hilinski,  WSU quarterback in waiting, was found dead today of a  self-inflicted gun shot wound.  Hilinski, who showed flashes of brilliance filling in for starting quarterback Luke Falk, was found in his apartment.  Police were called after he failed to show up for practice.
Fans on social media are expressing their shock and sadness.

Ken Norton, Jr Will Be Seahawks Defensive Coordinator

Ken Norton, Jr. will be the new defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks.  He had previously held that position with the Oakland Raiders.  He was with San Francisco as an assistant coach last season.  He at one time was the linebacker coach for the Seahawks under Pete Carroll.
Sources say that Norton is the only player in NFL history to win 3 consecutive rings.
Nortons accomplishments as a player and a coach are quite impressive, however they are somewhat overshadowed by his father, the late Ken Norton, Sr, a boxer who beat Mohammed Ali.


Monday, January 15, 2018

The Stylistics

Deb and I attended an R and B/soul concert at the Showare Center in Kent.  By far, my favorite of the band's that performed were The Stylistics. The group's lead singer has a voice as smooth as silk. The band, formed in Philadelphia in the late 60 s had such 70s hits as Betcha By Golly Wow, Break up to Make Up, and Stone In Love. 
The other headlining band was The Whispers.  James "JJ" Walker, who starred in the 70s sitcom Good Times, was the host.
The performance was part of the OMG Heart And Soul Tour.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dyn-no-mite

You may not recgnize the face, but you would know the voice.  James Walker played "JJ" in the 70s sit-com, Good Times. 
Walker was contributing his stand up comedy prowess, hosting a concert at the Showare Center at Kent which featured the Stylistics and The Whispers.

Keith Jackson: A Tribute



A wonderful and warm tribute to arguably the most famous Washington State University graduate.