Archive | August 2010

Dustin Johnson hosed at end of PGA Championship.

Today’s final round of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, golf’s final major of the season, was an exciting one. Martin Kaymer, Bubba Watson, Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Dufner, Steve Elkington, and Dustin Johnson were all clamoring for the lead but one by one they fell short as they neared the end of the round. It made for a compelling afternoon of golf. With a hole to play, Dustin Johnson was at -12 while Kaymer and Watson sat in the clubhouse at -11. It was Johnson’s tournament to lose and a par would seal the deal. Unfortunately, he launched his tee shot at the par 4 18th deep into the gallery, leaving him with a shot that could best be described as claustrophobic as the fans crowded around him. His ball had found a hittable lie amid sand and trampled grass, but that didn’t stop Johnson from missing the green to the left and finishing with a bogey, dropping him into a three man playoff with Watson and Kaymer. Read More…

Raptors, Nets to play in London…twice!

And not only that, they are playing the games on back-to-back nights, March 4th and 5th. I don’t think this makes any sense. Sure, if you’re going to send the same two teams to London to play a couple of games, it might as well be on consecutive nights. But why have the same pair of teams play in both of the games? And why in the world would you send the New Jersey Nets and Toronto Raptors? The fans who live in New Jersey and Toronto don’t go to the games themselves to begin with. Why would someone in London, England want to go to two games between the Nets and Raptors? Neither team has an all-star player and it’s unlikely that either one will make the playoffs. Read More…

Was that football I saw on TV last night?

Yes it was; the Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys played the Hall of Fame Game last night. And you know what? As ready as I am for high school football, UNA football, college football, NFL football, and fantasy football, I’m not about to watch it on TV and I’m also not even going to bother looking up the score of last night’s game. Not when it’s 100 degrees outside and it’s the beginning of August! It’s just too early to think about it, even if I did renew my Yahoo! Sports fantasy football league when registration opened in JUNE.

Now, I’m probably going to come off sounding really weird, but I’m kind of OCD when it comes to the seasons. For example, I only listen to certain music at certain times of the year like U2’s “October” album, which I only listen to from October to December of each year. Why do I do that? I guess because the tone of the music fits with the sites and smells of autumn, or whatever other weird way you want to put it. Same goes for football. I try to avoid watching it before September because I don’t want feel like it’s autumn when it’s not, if that makes any sense. Now for some things that doesn’t always hold true, like basketball. I do basketball all year around because I like it so much. However, the NBA season starts in late October and stretches into the beginning of June so it’s practically a year-long sport anyway.

So, moral of the story, I’m not watching any football until the NFL’s season opener on September 9th when the not retired Brett Favre leads the Minnesota Vikings against the New Orleans Saints. See you then.