Archive for the ‘Golf’ Category

Two for the road … straight to the Halls of Fame

December 17, 2008

This corner would simply like to echo the sentiments of Dave Perkins, one of Canada’s very best [long-standing] sports writers, regarding the majestic careers of …

A first ballot HoFamer

A first ballot HoFamer

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Best of her generation

Best of her generation

Two class-act athletes step off

re: Sorenstam

“You might need to go back to Mickey Wright or Babe Didrikson Zaharias to find her match – and even then you might not. “

re: Maddux

“While win totals are far from the best way to evaluate starters, 355 is an awfully impressive number. Factor in his durability, ERA, baserunners-allowed stats – not to mention all those Gold Gloves – and he was at the top of his era’s class.”

Each was a Master craftsperson when it came to understanding, How Exactly The Game SHOULD be played … and it was a simple pleasure to watch them work their magic.

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Rick Reilly’s debut for ESPN The Magazine

June 4, 2008

It never ceases to amaze how important Hurt is in the development of a human being and the role that Sport can play in that Life.

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The Life of Reilly: Dad played golf and drank—a lot. But he taught me a lot too.
Golf was this green-and-blue launching pad for little white rockets. Golf taught me the lessons my dad never did, including the best one: You play life where it lies. You hit it there. You play it from there. Nobody threw you a nasty curve or forgot to block the defensive end. I learned that my mistakes were mine alone, not my boss’, not the cop’s and, as much as I hated to admit it, not my dad’s.

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Bill Russell speaks with Kevin Garnett
I don’t think that you will encounter anyone happier than I am … it’s almost serious … but the first thing that I knew as a human being was that my mother and father loved me … and, that’s what you got to give your kids, okay? … and, in doing that, it will enhance your Life, so much … and that, that what you’re doing now is a piece of cake. – Bill Russell

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What matters most in this world.

Prophesying greatness … in 1991

April 10, 2008

Every once in a while … ‘the Force’ gets it just right

Jack Nicklaus meets Tiger Woods
We asked Tiger to lead off the clinic portion of the day by hitting a few 3-iron shots on the practice tee. I was immediately impressed with his swing and natural ability and I asked him to hit shots: fade, draw, low, high. The composed teenager hit them all perfectly on command.

and the rest is (truly) magical.

What a splendid career … amongst the azeleas

April 10, 2008

… Nicklaus at the Masters.

Enjoy!

What a round, what a player

April 10, 2008

Annually, the four days when Winter turns to Spring … and, We remember back to …

“Maybe … Yes, Sir!” – Verne Lundquist

Where 0-21 doesn’t (ever) matter

March 17, 2008

Listen to Johnny Miller’s dialogue … and, then, realize that …

in the History of Sport … there has never (ever) been another Man/Competitor … like Eldrick.