Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Where Have You Gone....Tiger Woods?

It really pains us to write this... As recent as 2009,  Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods....was the best golfer on the planet.
 
 Even in 2013...he was the number 1 money maker on the PGA Tour.  A phenom!  Tiger made us watch this boring game.

He won tournament after tournament.   He was built like an athlete...not a golfer.  He did things with a golf ball that had never been seen in our lifetime.  He brought millions of viewers.   Millions of admirers.   Hell....even us black folks got interested in golf!

For at least a 10 year period...he was the number 1 ranked golfer in the world...and it wasn't even close.

Then suddenly...he's gone.

His ranking today:  
 
Current ranking:
258 - 95 points - 8 events - 0 wins - $225,198

$225,198?  It is almost August!  He used to make that amount on 1 weekend.

But ...the injuries...the extra marriage stuff...the divorce...have left this Tiger...toothless.

Where have you gone....Tiger?


In the news
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Tiger Woods has dropped to 258th in the official world golf ranking on the heels of another ...


 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The First Ever...Female NBA Head Coach?

Well....maybe.   We are sure betting on it.  Sure...we have long been a "non-fan" of women's

basketball.  College or the WNBA.

Face it....like it or not...it's the truth.  A good high school boys basketball team ...would run a WNBA team off the court. Beat 'em like a drum.

That said...it gives us great pleasure to announce the first ever female head coach of an NBA team.

No...it has not happened yet...but it will.   And soon.  Rebecca Lynn "Becky" Hammon is an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.   The players respect her.  Her boss...one Gregg Popovich  has given her his blessing.   So much so....he let her be the head coach in the summer league.   And all she did was lead the Spurs to a championship this week.

Becky...we have your back.   We know...sooner than later...you'll get your chance to lead grown men...in the "Association".

Meet Becky:
  1. Becky Hammon
    Coach
  2. Rebecca Lynn "Becky" Hammon is an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association and a retired professional basketball player. Wikipedia

  3. Born: March 11, 1977 (age 38), Rapid City, SD
  4. Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
  5. Team coached: San Antonio Spurs (Assistant Coach, since 2014)
  6. Nationality: American, Russian
 More Becky:

Becky Hammon Becomes The First Female Coach To Win NBA Summer League Title


 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Why We Love ....NASCAR!

Did not watch the race.   But we were thrilled Dale Earnhardt, Jr won the race.  We applaud NASCAR for trying to distance itself from ..."the good old boys"...."the Confederate Flag"...etc.

We also applaud them for the safety features in these 3,000 pound super charged automobiles.

But this was just racing!   And only in Daytona...where they race 3 wide...can this kind of accident happen.  

Lucky for all...no fatalities...minor injuries to a few fans...and ...the driver walks away!

Wow!   Take a look:

 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

USA! USA! USA!

There is no better feeling....(with the possible exception...of some really good sex) than winning on a stage big enough to be the biggest stage on earth!

World Champions!

Congratulations....USA Women's Soccer!   World Cup Champions!

 

U.S.A. Beats Japan 5-2 To Win Women's World Cup


Carli Lloyd Dominates In World Cup Final Against Japan


Saturday, July 4, 2015

The 4th....30 Years Ago

July 4th....Independence Day.  Hotdogs, Apple Pie...and Baseball?  30 years ago to the day...The Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets engaged in an event that went down in history as one of the longest and weirdest games on record.

The old Atlanta-Fulton County (cookie-cutter) Stadium was home to this game in which the first pitch was innocently thrown at 9:04pm after a 1 hour and 24 minute rain delay.

Then.....after more rain delays....these two teams combined to have 46 hits...22 walks...37 runners left on base....5 errors...2 ejections...and 29 runs.

Did we also tell you the game lasted 19 innings!

The game ended at 3:55am July 5th.   A Fireworks show was scheduled immediately following the game....and even though it was 4:00am in the wee hours of this southern summer town....

The show when on!  Thousands of local residents called the police ...thinking the city was under attack!

There were 44,947 fans that entered the stadium the night before....only a few thousand remained till the end.

But if you ask any Atlantans  about that night...today...Oh yeah...they were there!

Right!

From our friends at FoxSports South.   Reminisce with us:

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Diddy, what happened???

Sean "Diddy" Combs was arrested after fight with UCLA football coach, defending his son.


The weapon, a kettlebell.





US Open Winner Jordan Speith!

Congratulations, Jordan Spieth!


LOOK:  Jordan Spieth lets US Open volunteer hold trophy in picture.
What a guy!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thoughts on a Friday

 In this small southern college town...Spring has sprung....and Summer is here.  It is so hot...(insert joke here).

Thank God for air conditioned cars,  houses, and offices.  And to think when we were kids...we played in this heat....from sunrise to sunset.

In today's world...we have Meteorologists warning us to be sure we bring in our pets and plants...out of the heat. 

Really?

But this is a time for us sports fans that is a little depressing.  No more NBA....no more NHL.  College football and the NFL are still 3 months away.  So now all we have is that God awful and agonizing slow sport known as Major League Baseball.  

Again...thank God for cable TV...and the hundreds of channels for entertainment.   

Anyway....here are 5 things...I think ...I think:

1.  I think....what happened the other day in Charleston...was horrible... but ...while tragic....will do a lot in bringing the races together.  No more hate.  No more senseless killings.

2.  I think my new grandson....Kameron...who will be 3 weeks Monday...is even more handsome than I was ...at his age.

3.   I think Tiger Woods has still not recovered from the beating he took from his wife...that Thanksgiving weekend back in 2009.  Officially...it is still called a minor car accident.  But we all know...she went up side his head with a golf club...and he hasn't been the same since.

4.  I thought...LeBron James was the best player on the planet.  He even said so.  With that being said...How do you lose to the Golden State Warriors in the Finals.   If you are the best player in the world.  Just thinking.

5.  Finally...I think I really need a vacation.  Time to stop the world...get off for a week!

Have a great and safe weekend!

 



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The "Trump"...is A..."Clown"?

So says the New York Daily News.  And they should know.  When we last looked...The Trump Towers...were towering over New York City.

From time to time we like to go beyond sports...  Dabble in a little politics.  Donald Trump.  Billionaire...Wants to be your next president of these United States of America.

Really?

It will never...ever  happen.   Too much baggage.  Too much ego.   Too much bad hair!

And...too many headlines to come ...like this one today:

A Tale of 2 Cities....NBA Style

It is all over but the crying for the "Association" and it's fans.

But today's healines...say it all.

From our friends at Newseum....Enjoy:






Golden State Beat Caveliers in 6 Games!

What a series!



















Stephen Curry, NBA 2014-15 MVP and Andre Igudala, MVP of the NBA Finals
 Congratulations to you both and the team!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hockey ends for the year!



Duncan Keith scores the winner as the Blackhawks hoist the Stanley Cup for the third time in six seasons with a 2-0 victory over the Lightning in Game 6. 



















Saturday, June 6, 2015

Finally, a Triple Crown winner, and after 37 years of waiting!

American Pharoah run into history with Triple Crown!

  1. The Kentucky Derby
  2. The Preakness Stakes
  3. The Belmont Stakes


Friday, June 5, 2015

Golden State Warriors win Game 1 of NBA Finals!

The Warriors beat the Cavaliers 108-100 in OT!  What a game!



































Softball Anyone???

Chris Christie (and some other people) played in a softball game at Yankee Stadium last night.




Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Different Kind of Pay-stub

In case you missed this...we did.   Seems a Major League baseball player...one Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates left his pay-stub in a locker room.

Of course ...in this social media of a world we live in...someone found it...photographed it...and...new word..."interneted" it.

But this is not your average pay-stub.  Mr. McCutchen makes $10,208,333 a year.  And...he gets paid every two weeks.

The gross pay...for these two weeks was $820,659.88....  Yes...and it will be this way 26 times this year.

The net?   $427,098.49.   Look this stub below.  These ball players have to pay taxes in every state they play in.  It is amazing what comes out of that gross!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We Came...We Saw...We Lost

In a perfect world...it would have been ..."We came...we saw...we conquered".

But for our Atlanta Hawks...We came ...we saw...we lost. 

This Atlanta team won 60 games.   This Atlanta team was the best of the East.  This Atlanta team won 19 straight games.  This Atlanta team...was a "team".

So...what the hell happened?

What got Atlanta to 60 wins....team play...no superstars...eventually was their downfall.

For in the NBA...in the play-offs...a team....a team...must have a superstar.   A star who can take you down the stretch...in that all important 4th quarter.  A superstar that can put the dagger in.  Can make a 3...Can get a call.  

These Atlanta Hawks...well...there are a lot of good players....they play hard.

But when all is said and done...no superstar emerged.

Atlanta....good regular season story.  Play-offs?   Just an average team...that just got swept!

So Atlanta.

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Things We Learned....From A Very Long Week-end!

And long...it was.   Memorial Day Week-end.   3 glorious days.  Family...Food...Fun!

And now it's over.  What did we learn?

Read it!


We learned....one James Harden (beard and all)...is one helluva basketball player:
 

James Harden Showing Why He Is Everything You Thought He Was And Then Some





Mr. Curry is one tough...SOB!
 
Steph Curry Takes Hard Fall, Leaves Game With Head Contusion




Our Atlanta Hawks....were robbed!
 
The Most Controversial Call Of The NBA Playoffs




R.I.P.   Marques Haynes...You made us laugh...and admire your skills:
 
Marques Haynes, Harlem Globetrotters Legend, Dies At 89



This is the end...for our Kobe:
 
Kobe Has 'Indicated To Me That This Is It,' Says Lakers GM

Smarter now?   We are.   And now....so are you!