Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Random, oh so very random..

Wait a second, isn't Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy the same person who said, not so long ago, that he had no interest in the Ryder Cup? Now, not only is he participating, he is also stealing all the headlines?

Is it just me or is he about as likable as spinach? (I hate spinach) On another Ryder Cup note, flamboyant Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has paid out, or settled in advance, all Ryder Cup bets on Europe to win. That is the very definition of bad sports Karma. Between their players spouting off pre-tournament, to this stunt, this will not end well for Europe, just watch!

The Bears were 33-1 last week, for the Superbowl. Just saying.

Want an example of good Sports Karma? Check out this quaint story, US golfer Jim Furyk and his $30 putter!

Good to see the classless and imbecilic Dallas Cowboys think it's a hoot to spend $55 k on a team dinner, ordering everything off the menu to 'haze' rookie Dez Bryant. What's the homeless situation like in Dallas these days?

Today is the 50th anniversary of The Greatest Hitter of all times, Ted Williams, final home run, which came in his final at bat. Do yourself a favour and read this wonderful, timeless and beautifully written article by the great John Updike on Williams.

Wonderful writing, lyrical writing, tinged with saddness, check this part out;
For a stretch, he was hitting a home run every second game that he played. He passed Lou Gehrig’s lifetime total, then the number 500, then Mel Ott’s total, and finished with 521, thirteen behind Jimmy Foxx, who alone stands between Williams and Babe Ruth’s unapproachable 714.




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Irish National baseball team

Irish National baseball team
Team Ireland at the European Championships, Croatia, 2000.

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