Here we go again. Another television viewer has decided he knows better than the officials at a PGA tour stop.
A call was made after someone watching at home witnessed, and I use the term lightly, Sergio Garcia improperly mark his ball on the 17th green at the Quail Hollow Golf Club. After speaking with officials it was deemed he had done nothing wrong and the two stroke penalty was negated.
“If this is going to make anyone think I’m a cheater, I’d rather get a two-stroke penalty and move on than not to get a two-stroke penalty and think I’m cheating.”
– Sergio Garcia
I have always liked Sergio and am glad he feels this way. But he shouldn’t have to worry about a fan making a call and ratting him out if he does make a mistake.
Can you imagine if we were able to call NBA officials every time we saw a flop. How about when a baseball player misses a base and they don’t catch it? Hey, just call Bud Selig.
I know I sound extreme, but whats keeping sports from becoming a popularity contest? Maybe we can just call 1-800-NOREPEAT and keep the Heat from winning another title.
15-14 is not a great record for a team with high expectations. The Reds are lucky to have 15 wins. This team has me frustrated AND concerned. I know what you are going to say. It’s only the start of April, calm down. Well I can’t. I have waited for a contender in Cincinnati for a long time. I thought after last year’s collapse in the playoffs they would want to hammer people this season and show us it was all a fluke. Guess not.
Take these numbers into consideration. As a team they are hitting a miserable .243, that puts them ranked 21st in the league. Even more upsetting is the fact that they have struck out 232 times.
The pitching staff should be equally pissed at the hitters. They are sporting a very nice 3.32 ERA, 5th in MLB. They have time and time again pitched well putting the team in great position only to see their efforts squandered because Cozart, Votto and Bruce can’t get it done.
But here’s why I am really worried. The demeanor and actions lately are those of a team who can’t get it together. Jay Bruce went after fans on twitter who have given him a hard time about his production. Not good. Dusty Baker is answering questions from reporters like he has no clue how to fix it. Shocking. Even the best all around player in baseball, Brandon Phillips, seems a bit distraught. And who could blame him.
Sure, it’s early. Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint. But if they don’t get it fixed soon, the season may end earlier then expected for certain members of this team.
I have been following football for years. I have bought into the notion that the league “loves” its fans and couldn’t have a product without it. I also believed that the league and it’s organizations within were honest and forthright about the goings on of its business. WAS I WRONG!!!
Over the last few days I have come to realize that lying and deception are part of the game of football. Well, maybe not the game itself, but part of the business end of things.
Alex Smith was the “treasure” of the NFL offseason until the Kansas City Chiefs over paid for him sending this years first pick in the second round and a conditional second rounder next year for the services of the San Francisco back up QB.
Why did the Chiefs over pay? Because it was rumored that Cleveland had offered the 49ers a third round pick for Alex Smith. In a panic, KC felt the need to up the ante and snatch the deal away from the Browns. It’s funny to me that no one from either side of the proposed deal can validate that this deal was in the works. Maybe someone was lying to get a better deal, we will never know.
The fun and games aren’t over yet. The draft is coming! We are lead to believe that Arizona is so in love with USC QB Matt Barkley, that they are willing to take the under achieving injured shouldered QB in the first round. Most people have him projected much later. Are we to take Arizona at their word, or are they posturing so Jacksonville and others panic and snatch him up. Again, we may never know.
With all of that, I still love the NFL. Besides, with Mantei Te’o in this years draft, it’s only fitting that lies take the center stage.
Scotts On Sports
The 2013 NASCAR season has started with the kind of excitement that fans had hoped for. Danica Patrick made history as the first woman to race her way to the pole position of the Super Bowl of motor sports, the Daytona 500.
People around the sports world buzzing with the thought that she could win and again cement herself not only in history, but as a legitimate star in the Sprint Cup series.
Danica Patrick, however, has not had an easy run of things and many people wonder where she would be without the superior packages of Stewart-Haas Racing. Many drivers, coming up, don’t have the advantage of being hooked up with a championship team as they cut their teeth in the competitive Sprint Cup Series.
In her few short races in Sprint Cup, Patrick has an average start of 36, an average finish of 28 and averages 92 laps per race. These are not exactly stellar numbers, by any stretch. I am lead to wonder if she were a man, would these numbers be acceptable?
Watching races last year I saw her involved in more wrecks than any other driver. This will have to change, immediately. Most owners do not like to see their property carelessly used.
It may not seem like it, but I am pulling for her. I think it would be great for the sport and open doors for more women if she does well or wins. With Danica Patrick holding her own with the boys on race day, it will show that NASCAR is changing, weather the good ol boys like it or not.
My son is a baseball player. He dreams of one day making it to the big leagues, even if it’s only for a few days. He dreams of playing in front of thousands, on a field meant for kids. He wants to swing that PINK bat for himself, and his mother.
MLB gets it. On Mothers Day they bring out the pink bats in honor of mothers everywhere and to help bring awareness to breast cancer. What a great thing. Us fathers are the ones that coach, teach and criticize our players from the time they take their first swing to the time they take their last. But it’s the mothers who do the real work. They drive the bus, comfort after losses, buy the ice cream after the win and teach them that with every victory, or defeat, there is a life lesson to be learned. The athlete always thanks God first and Mom second. They play sports psychiatrist after every game. They make you laugh even after an 0-4 game. They know them better than they know themselves. And they know how to fix you both mentally and physically.
So to all of the Mothers out there thank you. Thank you for shaping our children into the men that they will eventually become.
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You would think that after watching and being around sports for most of my 36 years this would have happened a long time ago. I’ve kind of had it with dumbass in sports.
Over the last couple of weeks we have been subjected to “The Greatest Golfer In The World” throwing and kicking clubs like a spoiled brat, a well renowned head coach of a major college get caught in a scandal and a superstar hoopster say he needs more money.
Let’s start with Tiger. His tantrums and actions at the Masters were gross and uncalled for. Throwing clubs like a child and swearing like an idiot will not help you get back in good with America or sponsors. Maybe it’s time Eldrick take a long hard look and re-evaluate his life, again.
Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino was fired due to his inability to tell the truth to his bosses and for covering up an inappropriate relationship with a woman half his age. The real victims and the people who lost most are Petrino’s wife and children. This self-absorbed, egotistical ass couldn’t help himself by offering his “girlfriend” a job with the University and then proceeded to keep the affair going. As far as I’m concerned, he got his!
And lastly, Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat think that NBA players should get paid for going to the Olympics and representing their country. Really!? I guess the spirit of the games is lost on me. As the parent of a child who is trying to get into the military this offends me the most. My son wants to fight for freedom and preserve the way of life that we love and you, DWade, can’t show a bit of appreciation and represent HIM free of charge. That nine figure income you have just must not be enough.
I just wish sports figures would think before they react. How is this going to look and sound to “Joe six-pack”. Hell, I just wish you cared at all.
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Bubba Watson is one of my favorite golfers. From the pink driver to the all white outfit, he defies the norm. He really is like the rest of us. He tries to crush the ball off of the tee and rarely hits a straight shot. Sound familiar?
If you have ever hit the links it’s always the same. “Tee it high and let it fly”. That’s how we approach it. Who cares where it lands as long as we can recover. Second shot? Not quite what we wanted but as long as we can chip on and two put, we’re good.
That seems to be Watson’s mentality. And I like it. He’s unassuming and does not apologize for being unconventional. After a tough four days and two extra holes, Bubba Watson gets to put on the Green Jacket and join an outstanding group. You know what? Green looks just as good as pink.
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