July 17th, 2008 . by Dell
June 15th, 2008 . by Dell
So I watched all six hours of the 108th U.S. Open golf tournament today. I know I’m not breaking any news with this…. but Tiger Woods is flat out amazing at what he does.
Tiger struggled most of the day, and rightfully so since he’s coming off of knee surgery. You could see him wince in pain frequently throughout the course and it was beginning to look like he’d fall just short. The round concluded in dramatic fashion with Tiger Woods alone on the final hole. He could either make the shot and continue, or miss the shot and go home…. in true Tiger fashion he drained the damned thing.
My regular readers already know that I don’t particularly care for Mr. Woods, but as a sports fan… you can’t help but admire what he does in competition. I started out the day rooting against him, but by the final hole I couldn’t help but pull for the guy.
We haven’t seen a professional athlete bring opponents to their knees like this since Jordan. Here’s a video of the dramatic final hole to force a playoff, my homie Starter would appreciate the double fist pump.
[thanks to Awful Announcing for the video]
June 6th, 2008 . by Stankoniforous One
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Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and some other guy are paired together for the US Open. The “some other guy” is #3 ranked Adam Scott. Who? Yeah, Stank-0 doesn’t know who this guy is either. For the golf fans it gets better.
World’s No. 1 Tiger Woods will be paired with No. 2 Phil Mickelson and third-ranked Adam Scott. Woods and Mickelson played together once before at the U.S. Open, in the 1999′s third round at Pinehurst. The late Payne Stewart won that year, with Mickelson second and Woods third.
Ernie Els, Justin Rose and Geoff Ogilvy make up another trio. Stewart Cink, Sergio Garcia and Vijay Singh will be together. And K.J. Choi, Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker make up the other big-name grouping.
All told, the top 12 players in the world will be accounted for in the four groups.
This year the Open is held at Torrey Pines, which is in the San Diego area. This will be quite interesting. Both Woods and Mickelson have fan base in the area.
The U.S. Open traditionally groups the defending champion, the British Open champion and the U.S. Amateur champion. That would not be affected with Angel Cabrera at No. 22 in the ranking, Padraig Harrington at No. 14 and U.S. Amateur champion Colt Knost not in the field because he turned pro.
Stank-0 isn’t a golf enthusiast, but he will be watchin the opening round of the US Open, advantage Jigga .
author’s note: finish line and name the original speaker.
March 11th, 2008 . by Dell
John Daly was served his walking papers from noted swing coach Butch Harmon, who says Daly is more interested in getting tanked than achieving results. It looks like Daly is breaking the Dennis Rodman rule of sports, which says you can get wasted all you want, as long as it doesn’t hinder your performance.
The last straw for Harmon came at the recent PODS championship event, where Daly spent 2 hours in a Hooters corporate tent (most likely drinking). When he emerged from the tent, he had Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden be his caddy for the rest of the day.
“My whole goal for him was he’s got to show me golf is the most important thing in his life,” Harmon said from his golf school in Las Vegas. “And the most important thing in his life is getting drunk.”
Daly spent Saturday at the Hooters “Owl’s Nest” at the tournament, drinking beer, mingling with fans and signing autographs, including one on the back of a woman’s pants.
“I’ve let him know that after his actions of last weekend, we are no longer together,” Harmon said. “In all honesty, I’m a very busy person. I’m willing to help the kid, but until he helps himself and makes golf his No. 1 priority, I’m not his guy.
“Jon Gruden caddying, I thought was ridiculous. I thought he made a circus out of the whole event.”
I hear John Daly has a gambling problem too, he estimates that he’s lost over $50 million gambling away his money. I think we all know how this story is going to end….
January 26th, 2008 . by Dell
So lets see, who made an ass of themself in the last week or so….
1. Dana Jacobson
If you aren’t familiar with Dana Jacobson, she’s the host of an ESPN program called “1st take” or “1st and 10″ or something like that, I watch it just about everyday and still don’t remember the real name. Anywho, she embarrassed herself and the network by getting pissy drunk last weekend at a celebrity roast. She uttered the words “F-ck Jesus” at some point during her time on the mic, which earned her a suspension (and possible termination) from the network.
2. Sissy Boy (Roger Federer)
I am the #1 Roger Federer hater on the planet. I don’t watch Men’s tennis whatsoever, except when Roger is playing so I can root against him. I begged and pleaded for a certain someone to remind me when Roger’s matchup was a few days ago. They never did, so in turn I missed out on this huge upset. Anytime Federer loses is a reason for celebration.
3. Tiger Woods
Ugh, I almost want to give Tiger Woods his “black people membership” card back, for the sole purpose of revoking it a second time. I already delivered a pretty good rant on Tiger a few days ago, but he still had to be included on this list.
4. LaDainian Tomlinson
The first time I laid eyes upon LaDainian’s (in)Action Figure, I burst out laughing. Remember he spent the biggest game of his career sulking on the bench? Well now we can remember that moment forever. Yes, this is a real toy, buy it here.