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Memo From the Sports Desk…AND WHILE WE’RE AT IT, IT’S CALLED BABA O’RILEY!!!

All right I’ve had it. This calls for an epic rant. I was out with this girl and talking about how great the Blue Man Group Rock DVD is and I wind up my glowing review with “And they played “Baba O’Riley” for an encore! What does she say? “What’s that? It sounds like an Irish pub?” I asked her if she knew “that...

NFL Players Association files disciplinary suit against Poston over Lavar Arrington contract mistake

The NFL players union filed a grievance against player agent Carl Poston, principal in his own agency with his brother Kevin, seeking disciplinary action against the firm “Professional Sports Planning” for alleged mishandling of Lavar Arrington’s contract with the Washington Redskins. Arrington and Poston had filed a grievance against the Redskins...

Marcus Vick, former Virginia Tech football quarterback arrested on firearm charges

Last week, two ESPN radio jockeys were debating how embarasses the Vick family must be after Marcus stomped on an opposing players defensless calf with his cleated size 16. Vick was kicked off the football team, permanently dumped after the Gator Bowl. The ESPN apologists (all bow down to the Holy Church of the Professional Athlete), simpered that compared to Billy...

Junk Justice, Athlete Pandering help accused felon Reuben Houston play for Georgia Tech

Nothing erodes confidence in the American Justice system faster than when athletes and celebrities get preferential treatment. In a ghastly and grotesque parody of “justice,” Superior Court Judge M. Gino Brogdon ordered Georgia Tech to reinstate cornerback Reuben Houston to the football team even though he is facing felony drug charges and was suspended...

More NFLers gone wild!

…OK this time it’s NFL cheerleaders, but just when you slam people for real-life story lines from ESPN’s “Playmakers” it only gets worse…check out this from the “sports societal rocket sled to hell” division. As Steve czaban said “how long before the minnesota vikings pick them up off waivers?”: NFL...

Atunyote Golf Club at Turning Stone, Overpriced, Strategy-light and no Architectural Echo

ATUNYOTE GOLF CLUB (Turning Stone casino)Architect: Tom Fazio Par 72 Excitement Level – 5/12 Difficulty – 7/12 Cost – $175, no reduced rates Design – Two and 1/2 stars (all ratings out of seven) Natural Setting – Two and 1/2 stars Conditioning – 6 stars Value – One-half a star Overall rating – One and one-half stars...

North Korea perverting golf

Two items of “golf” from the land of everybody’s least favorite lugnut, Kim Jong II. First, in an effort reminiscent of North Korean elections, a company building a golf course in the North’s Geumgang Mtns created a bizarre hole where the ball will careen into the cup as long as the golfer lands his shot anywhere on the green. “We plan...

TOUR JOURNAL VOL.2 – AN I-95 TWO-PACK AND MORE ON FOOD

Right now the AWITP team is on 95-S in the teeth of a snowstorm. Not the greatest omen for golf, but as we have not yet reached VA, hopefully we’ll see 50s, maybe even 60s by journey’s end. I would shudder to think of trying to walk and play Tobacco Road in blowing 40 degree cold. The course would prove most cruel indeed. On such days, always remember that 40 and...

ESPN DOES GOLF A SERIOUS DISSERVICE

I’ll get back to golf travel again next post, but I have congratulate ESPN again for keeping a perfect record – when it comes to golf, no one is more wrong, more loudly, more often. Robert Thompson from www.goingforthegreen.blogspot.com and I are lamenting the drivel that passed for analysis in today’s ESPN.com article that “Fact – Rowdy...