Archive for July 22nd, 2013

WATERCOOLER CHAT: MICKELSON WINS OPEN, LANDON WANTS SPOT WITH US TEAM, JUSTIN BIEBER BOTHERS BRUINS

GOLF

This weekend was the Open Championship.  The big story  was simply, Phil Mickelson.  Mickelson started the day by a healthy 5 strokes off the lead.  That is a large deficit to overcome, but Mickelson was confident and told his wife that morning over breakfast “I’m going to go out there and get a Claret Jug” (the trophy awarded to the Open winner).  After he won, Mickelson had a very interesting quote.  He said “You have to be resilient in this game because losing is such a big part of it”.  Clearly he was resilient, and it helped him win the Open Championship.  Congratulations to Phil.

SOCCER

Team USA is still doing its best to qualify for the World Cup.  The latest audition took place this weekend in the Gold Cup tournament against El Salvador.   The Gold Cup is a tournament featuring the best soccer countries in North and Central America.  Fortunately for the US, their aging star Landon Donovan is still showing flashes of brilliance, although, he still has to prove to the team that he is worthy of a spot on the World Cup team.  It’s looking likely, and he definitely helped by scoring a goal and assisting in three other goals.  This will probably be Landon’s last run with Team USA, but he’s making it count.  USA 5, El Salvador 1.

HOCKEY

Finally, in some humorous news from the weekend, the Boston Bruins made Internet waves with some anti-Justin Bieber sentiment.  A few weeks ago, Bieber was in the Chicago Blackhawks locker room admiring and touching the Stanley Cup.  It seems innocent enough, except the picture showed Justin Bieber standing on top of the Blackhawks logo. Even that seems, harmless, but in hockey you simply do not step on the team’s logo in the locker room.  And they especially don’t want 18-year old pop star pretty boys stepping on their logo.  So the Boston Bruins put out a picture of their locker room logo roped off so that Bieber couldn’t step on it.   Here’s the picture.

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