5:10 am: What will this day bring? Will Mister Jordan seize the lead heading into the weekend? Will OWGR #1 shoot another +6? Will Rickie continue to overcome an ugly triple bogey? Will Jordan and Justin be playing together all four rounds? Will Tiger Woods make an announcement? The potential exists for this to be the greatest day in golf history!
Blast From the Past: Three years ago, I wrote this:
Evolution of a Tiger Woods fan, 1997-2014:
1. I am Tiger Woods.
2. He’s going to win 30 majors.
3. All husbands cheat on their wives.
4. He’s going to win 19 majors.
5. He said he didn’t take PEDs, and so what if he did.
6. Television ratings are higher when Woods plays.
I wonder should I update? By the way, there’s new video out of Woods taking a Breathalyzer test.
NBA: I heard this was the most-anticipated finals in a long, long time. I’m no NBA fan (to put it mildly), but I will admit agreement. I’ve heard of at least one player on each team, realize it’s a 2-out-of-3 rematch situation, etc. It’s not Magic-Bird, but it’s pretty darn good. That said, I forgot about the game last night and didn’t watch even one second.
Brilliant Lanny H: Having one of the world’s most brilliant minds comes with its problems. I constantly see nonsense. Nonstop. Every day. Here’s an example from a little Forbe’s apologia about Tiger Woods:
Golfing legend Tiger Woods was found in his car, obviously impaired. But when he cooperated with police and took two Breathalizer tests, he verified his statement that he was not drunk but had been unwittingly impaired by pain killers he was taking for sports injuries.
The problem is that the breathalizer verified he had not been drinking, but it did not verify he “unwittingly” got loaded on drugs, or that he was taking them “for sports injuries.”
Let me tell you, dear readers, I see such shoddy thinking/writing/speech every day. All day long. It’s trying, it truly is.
#AskAlan: This is a good deal, I guess. I’ve said both kind and unkind words about Alan Shipnunk in the past. More unkind than kind, I’d say, but nevertheless, it’s good to see he’s started a Mailbag type feature. In looking through old ones, I found this nice bit, in response to a question about a bar fight between Chamblee and Poulter:
I can see it now, both of them swinging their purses and grasping for handfuls of hair. I’m taking Poults in this slapfest, mostly because Brandel would be so worried about protecting his TV face he’d surely run out the back door in an act of capitulation.
Interesting to see the golf media eating their own.