Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tiger, schmiger and other Monday Morning Musings
The PGA needn't worry about waning interest in golf in the absence of Tiger Woods. The plot line in the last two majors has been as uplifting as anything Woods could have engineered. Likeable journeyman Darren Clarke's British Open championship and Rory McIlroy's win at the 2011 US Open on the heels of McIlroy's epic collapse at the Masters are two of the best feel-good stories of the year in any sport...I might have said this out loud before, but I'll say it again: why don't they hold the British Open in one of the warm weather Commonwealth countries like Barbados, Malta or the Seychelles? That way, it's still technically a British event, and nobody would have to pack a parka, hip waders or a life raft...Okay, so Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo's record breaking 395th career touchdown pass at Molson Stadium Friday probably wasn't a touchdown pass because Eric Deslauriers appeared to be out of bounds, but Calvillo's subsequent strike to Brian Bratton in the end zone was perfectly legit, so the point is moot...It doesn't matter whether or how Roger Clemens is ultimately judged in a court of law, because he'll always be guilty in the court of public opinion, thanks to his thoroughly unconvincing testimony during a cringeworthy appearance in front of a US congressional committee in 2008...San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson doesn't only look like Joaquin Phoenix. He's also either equally as crazy as the former actor-turned-rap artist, or he's as guilty as Phoenix is of creating a fake persona for self-promotional purposes. Watch the viral video of Wilson's dugout meltdown from a couple of weeks ago and judge for yourself whether he's a genuine loose cannon or if he's just bad actor playing to the camera...Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren is dating billionaire businessman Jamie Dingman, whom I'm sure she loves for his sparkling personality, just as she fell for Tiger's dashing good looks.