Woods streak over? Michigan wins, ESPN needs an editor - Sports Weekend in Review
I discovered something this weekend between all the leaderboards, box scores and gamecasts. It’s that Abba’s “Gimme Gimme Gimme” video is hypnotically uncomfortable to watch. Also, the “don’t do drugs” speech I give to my kids also just got a lot easier with this video evidence.
Anyways, here’s the Sports Weekend in Review:
Sports Weekend in Review
Woods’ streak over, or is it? Acting like a true patriot, Tiger Woods chose to give up his streak in the World Match Play to stay fresh for the Ryder Cup this weekend by losing to Shaun Micheel early. Then again, Byron Nelson didn’t win any match play tourneys or play any Ryder Cups during his 13-win streak, so shouldn’t Woods still be alive? One article I read earlier in the week even said if Woods won at Wentworth, it wouldn’t have counted. I smell an asterisk.
Monty being Monty: Reports at the Match Play say Colin Montgomerie was abnormally distracted - even for Monty’s standards - repeatedly telling reporters and fans to hush. This gets me thinking…the PGA Tour should have one event each year where fans can act like…fans! Let ‘em hoot and holler, clap thundersticks, the works. And I don’t simply mean hosting at tournament at NY’s Bethpage Black, either. How come at any other venue in the United States, when fans are rowdy its considered rude, yet when a tourney is in New York, its considered “local flair"?
ESPN hiring editors: Bill Simmons (a.k.a. The Sports Guy) is usually good for about four-to-five very funny anecdotes in his weekly Sports Guy series on ESPN.com. But when you consider his long-winded columns take about a half hour to read (even when skipping some parts where he mindlessly tangents), it’s about the same laugh-per-minute rate as the Jimmy Kimmel Show. This guy needs an editor, or could simply learn from his wife, who had a good 200-word sidebar. Bill, some of history’s minor wars don’t command six paragraphs, Art Shell certainly doesn’t command it each week.
Blue wins, Stoops stumped: You ever have one of those gut feelings about your home team when they’re an underdog? Isn’t it beautiful? I had that feeling in 2004 when the Pistons took on the Lakers, and when Indiana University beat Duke in the sweet 16 a few years back. I had the same feeling about this one in South Bend vs. #2 Notre Dame (headed for a 7-5 season). I think this is Michigan’s year. They’ve got chips on their shoulders and playing with their backs to the wall. They will be at worst 10-1 when they go to Columbus.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is upset with officials after his team lost at Oregon, thus forgetting one of the fundamental rules in sports: the home team, especially if an underdog, gets the calls. Didn’t we all learn that as early as JV basketball? Shoot, I played Pee-Wee hockey in some hostile environments. That’s just sports and it will never change so long as fans are allowed to go to games and officials are human.
Lions thumped, Saints rolling: When will Detroit’s Wayne Fontes Era be considered “The good ‘ol days"? The Lions could bring in Vince Lombardi and go 6-10 it seems. In other news, I’m officially jumping on the New Orleans Saints bandwagon. I’m a big fan of Drew Brees (especially after he was tossed in San Diego) and Reggie Bush is exciting to watch. Can’t wait for a Bush/Vick showdown next week and the next several years in that division.
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After your pot shots at coack K & now Roethlisberger (what a silly name-too long to type)you just sound like you're venting bitterness & not providing much else.