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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
It is no secret that I really dislike Alex Rodriguez. I understand that his baseball resume with or without Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED) is hall of fame worthy. Let's at least admit that many other players were using PEDs during the last decade or so since A-ROD's career started in the Major Leagues.
I did not think Alex was a good teammate during his time in Texas and the fact remains that the team lost a lot of games because Tom Hicks had an albatross of a contract when he bid against himself to bring Alex Rodriguez to Arlington.
The fact remains that Alex has not won a championship and until he does he will remain the target of much ridicule from a lot of fans. He does make for great Tabloid headlines and the New York media is going to have a field day with the Hudson and Alex Rodriguez relationship.
Strange enough, Bill Simmons did a column on Almost Famous today which was absolutely Kate Hudson's breakout role and allowed her to make many millions off various romantic comedies. Simmons also believes it ranks as one of the best movies of this decade. You know what? I strangely agree with him because I fondly remember seeing that movie in the theater and remembering absolutely loving Kate Hudson and the movie itself.
I'm not optimistic about how this relationship is going to end..
Commentary from yahoo:
Not to get all US Weekly on you here — OK, to totally get all US Weekly on you here — Alex Rodriguez(notes) and Kate Hudson finally took their relationship public on Saturday, managing a smooch in front of the Big Apple paparazzo at the Yankees' annual family picnic.
What this means for you, the baseball fan, I have absolutely no idea. But it's the latest development in a saga that began with a restaurant makeout session in mid-May and continued with Hudson disguising herself as Jason Mraz to see a game at Yankee Stadium (left). Eventually she was proud to be seen sitting in the 'spensive seats (middle) and now she's not caring who sees her kissing one of the few guys weirder than her rocker ex-husband (right).
For whatever it's worth, A-Rod is hitting .257/.391/.520 with 15 homers and 47 RBIs since the NY Post broke that story on May 19. I'm actually surprised that A-Rod isn't drawing more criticism for the relationship, though I suppose dumping Madonna for a younger model and the Yankees leading the AL East by 2.5 games buys a lot of leeway for anyone.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Just when you think Golf is completely devoid of any meaningful storyline if Tiger is not involved, a weekend like this past one broke out at Turnberry. Tom Sturges (It's his middle name look it up) Watson shows up at the British Open a month or so shy of his 60th birthday and damn near wins the entire tournament.
You don't have to be a huge golf fan to understand the unlikelihood of a near 60 year old man competing with golfers who were no joke a third of his age. The last Major tom watson won was in 1983 at the British Open.
And he nearly pulled off the feat this past Sunday in what some people are calling one of the biggest sporting stories of all time. Unfortunately, it was not to meant to be as he bogeyed 18 and ended up losing to Stewart Cink in a playoff. To put it in perspective, Julius Boros is the oldest golfer to ever win a major in the 150+ years of major championship golf and he was 48 years 4 months old when he won the 1968 PGA. Jack Nicklaus was 46 when he won the 1986 Masters. Tom Watson was a full decade older than Boros. Truly remarkable.
I want to salute Tom and the British Open for what had been a lackluster majors season in golf up to this point. Let's hope the PGA at Hazeltine has something promising for the last major of 2009. it will be tough to top this past weekend.
And oh yea, unless you have been living under a rock, some creep (my wife can verify my whereabouts this past week) filmed Erin Andrews in her hotel room for the ESPYs in Las Vegas. Oh shockingly, this video has circulated around the internet faster than wildfire, literally. Safe to say, ESPN and Erin Andrews Legal Representation are not happy with whoever violated Ms. Andrews. For shame to the perpetrator, but I personally have to admit that I have been trying to get ahold of those particular pictures.
Be careful searching because apparently viruses are very likely if you go around trying to find the video. ESPN fortunately has gotten YouTube and other video locations to take the video. Meanwhile...
Some additional information about the now famous Erin Andrews tape