Archive for 2010

Summer golf memories get me through Chicago winters

Summer golf memories get me through Chicago winters
The snow flurries are flying today as I drive past the golf course. The fairways look desolate as the trees have dropped their leaves. The pins are still in, but they look cold and alone and exposed — like a homeless person slumping with his back against the whip of the wind. Once December blows... Read more »

The One and Only: Ron Santo

It’s a very sad day with Ron Santo’s passing. Short story… In 1969, my buddies and I got to the park early enough to see the Cubs walk in from their cars parked in the lot next to the Firehouse. Ron Santo came over and was signing autographs for our small group, when a rookie... Read more »

10 Things I'm Thankful For as a Sports Fan

10 Things I'm Thankful For as a Sports Fan
Every year, my family gathers for Thanksgiving and each person says what he or she is thankful for. This year, I thought about the simple things I’m thankful for as a sports fan.
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Top 10: Golf's 2010 Trip to Bizarro World

Top 10: Golf's 2010 Trip to Bizarro World
2010 will go down as golf’s trip to Bizarro World. Neither Nostradamus nor Johnny Miller could have foresaw this strangeness coming. Here are golf’s 2010 Top Ten Bizarro Moments (and the top 4 didn’t even happen on the course):

2010 Golf Awards: PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Sweet 16 Countdown

2010 Golf Awards: PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Sweet 16 Countdown
After too many hours watching golf tournaments, analyzing stats, and drinking Arnold Palmer Lites, it’s time to give out the Official 2010 Staying On Course Awards. Who were this year’s 16 best players making the fab four foursomes? Here’s the countdown for PLAYER OF THE YEAR. (Let the arguments begin…)

2010 Ryder Cup Pre-gaming: "You gotta take the ladies out."

2010 Ryder Cup Pre-gaming: "You gotta take the ladies out."
My dad often told me that to keep a relationship happy, “You gotta take the ladies out.”  Pre-gaming for the 2010 Ryder Cup started in Wales on Wednesday night at the “Welcome to Wales” gala where wives and girlfriends were center stage.
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2010 Ryder Cup: Team USA is 7-4 underdog. I'll take some of that.

2010 Ryder Cup: Team USA is 7-4 underdog. I'll take some of that.
Where’s my wallet? The 2010 USA Ryder Cup team is a 7-4 underdog against the favored Team Europe going into Wales this week. I’ll take some of that. Here’s how the odds-makers rank the top players along with my comments…

Golf: Jim Furyk now a gimme for PGA Player of the Year

Golf: Jim Furyk now a gimme for PGA Player of the Year
What’s a guy look like when he’s just won $10M? He looks exactly like this. Only in the crazy world of the PGA Playoffs, can a guy get disqualified in the 1st round for oversleeping a pro-am and then finish as the Ten Million Dollar Champion of the 2010 FedEx Cup. But it happened to... Read more »

Golf's Ryder Cup: FASHION ALERT - U.S. uniforms revealed!

Golf's Ryder Cup: FASHION ALERT - U.S. uniforms revealed!
The 2010 FedEx Cup Championship starts today in Atlanta, and yet all the media love goes to the unveiling of the USA Ryder Cup uniforms. So…what do you think of the look?
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UPDATED: "Golf's PGA Tour needs real playoffs." The fantasy brackets after TPC Boston.

Thanks for the nagging emails! I’m on it! As requested, here’s what the golf playoff brackets would now look like after the 2nd round if the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup format were replaced with my proposed alternative system.