PGA Tour playoffs?
Let me start by saying there is not a bigger fan of the PGA Tour in Columbia County than me. However, even I am not buying this whole FedEx Cup playoff race.
No matter how many tour players the PGA gets to cut promotional spots talking about how wonderful the FedEx Cup is, the public does not care. Heck, I would cut commercials, too, if I had a chance to get a $10 million annuity from FedEx. As a matter of fact, I would deliver packages for them in the snow with no clothes on (sorry for that mental image).
Obviously the players care, but for the casual fan it just is not that big a deal. True golf fans are going to watch golf each week anyway, and those who are not huge fans will not. It is as simple as that.
Hypothetically, a guy ranked 50th in the world could stay near the top of the points list without winning a major, or maybe even not winning a single tournament at all, then get hot in the final four events and win a couple and be named the top golfer of the year.
Sorry, but this is just plain stupid.
U.S. OPEN TENNIS
I do not hate tennis. I actually have nothing against the sport. But I just cannot get into it. Everyone is talking about how great the U.S. Open has been, but I for one can't seem to jump on the bandwagon. I might watch the finals of the Open or Wimbledon, but these events last two or three weeks. I cannot put that much effort into following it, not since Anna Kournikova retired.
I did catch the Serena Williams tirade. She actually threatened to shove a ball down the throat of a line judge. Heck, maybe I had this sport all wrong. I am kidding, of course, but I did find the reaction to her blowup interesting. It got some attention over the weekend, but it died pretty quickly.
There seems to be a bit of a double standard here. If a man had done and said what Serena said, the outcry would have been unrelenting. And if it had been a football, basketball or baseball player, fans would be calling for a lifetime ban.
UGA FANS: GET OFF THE CLIFF
So you guys lost an opener. You played a Top 10 team on the road, as they dedicated their stadium, in possibly the biggest nonconference game for them in school history, and you played with a new quarterback who had the flu.
Did you expect a guaranteed win there? I would be a little concerned that the offense was just awful after the first drive against a rather weak defense, but it is not the end of the world.
The second problem for the Dawgs is they have a brutal schedule. They did bounce back with a win over a pesky Carolina team, but wins will still be tough to come by this fall. Don't worry, though; the schedule gets easier in 2010, and freshman Aaron Murray is expected to be great.
PRAYING FOR FSU
God, this is Ashley and I would like to apologize
I have to repent for all the hateful and vulgar things I said during Florida State's season opener on Labor Day. Also, I admittedly did not behave much better as they struggled past lowly Jacksonville State last weekend.
I realize I should be thankful. From 1987-2001, FSU won at least 10 games each season, and it finished in the Top 4 in the country. Also, you have treated me more than fairly with my NFL team, the Steelers, who now have a record six Super Bowl titles.
But in my defense, I have a deep hatred in my heart for the Miami Hurricanes, so anything I do when they beat FSU falls under temporary insanity.
I will make you a deal: I will accept five consecutive 2-10 seasons for the Seminoles if You will make those two victories come against Florida and Miami each year.
See, I am a reasonable man.
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