Archive for August 9th, 2010



It was the Bridgestone Invitational, and Tiger Woods was the favorite.  Woods is typically favored to at least finish in the top 5 in every single golf tournament.  We’ve seen him win so many times, you just expect him to dominate.  After all, he’s won 14 major tournaments in his career and he’s still considered young.  Well, at Bridgestone, the prelude to the PGA Championship at Whistling Streets, Tiger Woods played his worst professional golf outing ever.

Woods finished 18 over par, shooting a 77, and finishing in 78th place out of an 80-man field.  This is truly horrible, especially for the guy considered to be the best golfer in the world.  So now, many are asking the question:  “Is Tiger Woods finished?”  “Is his electric career on the decline?” “Did the media coverage of his abhorrent sexual exploits do him in?”  Well, these are all fair questions, because the Woods out there right now is completely different than the Woods winning Masters after Masters.  We may be entering the era where Woods is just another golfer.


Elsewhere, in the NFL, referee Bill Leavy has publicly admitted that he made two very bad calls in the 2006 Super Bowl featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks.  This Super Bowl is in the history books as having notoriously bad officiating, so to hear the actual referee from the game admit to two bad calls that may have cost the Seattle Seahawks the game is pretty remarkable.  The Seahawks organization has applauded Bill Leavy’s courage to admit such mistakes, but the Pittsburgh Steelers couldn’t care less.  Their primary argument is that two calls can’t swing an entire game, but they’re also upset that people are still thinking about their 2006 Super Bowl when they also won in 2009.  Either way, both teams will have a tough time getting to the Super Bowl THIS year.


Finally, in some rare news out of the WNBA, the Los Angeles Sparks’ Tina Thompson became the all-time WNBA scoring leader.  She had 6,250 points going into the game, and needed just 14 points to surpass fellow Los Angeles Sparks superstar Lisa Leslie for the all-time scoring title.  And she did just that scoring 23 points on the night. Unfortunately, the Sparks lost in the end, but a remarkable achievement for Thompson.   San Antonio 92, LA Sparks 83.

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