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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I woke up this morning and didn’t feel right, like I was coming down with something. As I layed in bed collecting my thoughts I decided to scroll through my sports options for a boring Sunday. After about thirty seconds I saw it and instantly started to feel my mood improving. The Mavs and Knicks were on national television. I had a case of Lin-sanity and did not know it!
This was going to be my first chance to witness the Jeremy Lin phenomenon first hand. I have followed closely through high light clips and media packages up to this point. Now that he has beaten the defending champ Mavericks, here is my assessment of Lin. I LOVE THIS GUY! As a Bulls fan it’s hard to pull for anything Knicks related. Everything about Jeremy Lin is so wrong but so right. He plays the game like it could be taken from him at any moment. His silly head bob after nailing a 3 pointer, his ridiculous hair cut and his over whelming niceness can’t be real. He doesn’t seem to grasp the magnitude of Lin-sanity. Nike is working on a shoe for him (the ultimate award for a player) and he wants to copyright the phrase Lin-sanity. Good for him. Cash in while you can. I hope this ride continues throughout the year and into the playoffs. I don’t even think Carmelo could get in the way of this one.
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Gary Carter was winding down his career when I started paying attention to him. After all, when he singled in the winning run for the Mets in 1986 I was only 11. What I do remember of Carter is only in highlights for the most part. I know that every clip I have seen of him he was always smiling and enjoying the game the way it should be, with the heart of a kid.
The 11 time All-Star lost his life at the age of 57 on Thursday. Carter was , by all accounts, the happiest guy to ever play the game. Teammates and fans alike could always count on Carter’s smile and hustle every game day. He put his pitchers at ease when he was parked behind the dish, and made opposing pitchers turn to mush as he walked to it, bat in hand, ready to unleash that devastating swing.
When Carter was inducted to the Hall, he was enshrined as a member of the Montreal Expos. Carter kindly reminded them that his best years came with the Mets, but decided to not object. He showed up at enshrinement day, and every function later, with a Mets cap in hand.
Even though Carter was taken too early, he will always be elite.
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This is the saddest time of year for football fans. The Lombardi trophy is safely on display at the Giants headquarters and our favorite players are now golfing and vacationing in places we only dream about. Here at Scotts On Sports we are going to provide you the top five television series you may have missed during your football coma. Look them up on demand or online
5. Two Broke Girls- I love this show. A rich girl loses her money and has to work at a diner. Rich girl meets broke sassy girl, they live together and try to start a cupcake business. Story line…a little blah. But the one-liners keep the laughs coming.
4. Californication- This show has been on for a few seasons so watch from the beginning. David Duchovny stars as a sex addict trying to keep his family life afloat but to no avail. The long line of sexy women that he meets along with the funny Evan Handler are enough to keep the show interesting. this show is rated R so keep the kids away.
3. Homeland- American POW returns home and our government thinks he has been turned. His battles to return to normalcy make this a must watch. Claire Danes is outstanding as she tries to uncover the truth.
2. Walking Dead- Guy wakes up from coma, zombies have taken over. Enough said!
1. Dexter- I know you have all heard of this show. It’s the best on television. A serial killer who only kills the scurge of humanity. You actually root for the bad guy. Again, start from season one and you will not be let down.
There it is, the top five shows to help get you through the football off-season.
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It’s time for the S.O.S. Super Bowl Prop Bet Challenge. Scott and Garrett go head to head , the loser has to sing the others favorite teams fight song during next weeks show. So really, nobody wins. Listed below are the bets and how they answered.
1- How long will it take Kelly Clarkson to sing the National Anthem ? over/under 1:34 . Garret- Over Scott- Under
2- Will Clarksons Bare belly be showing when she sings the National Anthem ? Scott- No Garrett- Yes
3- What color will Madonna’s hair be when she sings the Super Bowl half time show ? Blonde or Any Other Color Garrett- Any Other Color Scott- Blonde
4- Will Madonna be wearing fishnet at any part ? Scott- Yes Garrett- No
5- How many times will Payton Manning be shown on TV during the game ? over/under 3 1/2 Garrett- Over Scott- Under
6- How many times will Giselle be shown on TV during game ? over/under 1 Garrett- Over Scott- Under
7- If Tom Bradys sun is shown on TV, will he be wearing a T.B. jersey ? Garrett- Yes Scott- No
8- How many times will David Tyree 2008 Super Bowl catch shown during the games Over/Under1 Garrett- Push (1) Scott- Over
9- How many times will Robert Kraft be shown on TV during game ? over/under 3 1/2 Garrett- Under Scott- Over
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