Tagged: US sports

No Politics in Golf

No Politics in Golf

Call me a fascist. A bigot. Any of the nasty names Rory McIlroy got called.. But I don’t blame him for accepting Trump’s golf date. I’ve played thousands of rounds of golf in my life,...

When Stars Implode

When Stars Implode

  Why do I feel so shattered by Serena Williams’ defeat? Why am I not rejoicing in the Cinderella victory of aging and unknown Roberta Vinci? Should I not be rooting for the underdog? Should...

The Path Less Traveled

The Path Less Traveled

  When St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown decided to leave the last $12.5 million of his NFL contract on the table and farm 1,000 acres in North Carolina instead, his agent was shocked....

Why Blog about Golf? It’s Just a Game. Isn’t it?

Why Blog about Golf? It’s Just a Game. Isn’t it?

Here I am this morning, fresh from yesterday’s mind bending foray into the world of high finance, getting set to write another blog about golf. But this time you can blame my wife. It...

The Crazy, Crazy World of Professional Sports

The Crazy, Crazy World of Professional Sports

As you might expect, I am transfixed by TV this weekend, exulting and agonizing along with my favorite golfers as they take on the annual trial-by-fire that is the US Open. At the same...

NASCAR Fans Show Their Racist Roots

NASCAR Fans Show Their Racist Roots

I should not have been surprised to read that First Lady Michelle Obama was booed at Homestead-Miami Speedway yesterday. Disgusted yes. But surprised, no. The First Lady and the vice president’s wife, Jill Biden...

Crooked Referees Skew Contest Between the Classes

Crooked Referees Skew Contest Between the Classes

Sometimes, I’ll be watching a sports event, and wonder whether the referees – or umpires – have been bribed. It happens a lot in football, where there are so many fouls that it’s up...