Monday, April 9, 2012

Weekend Observations

Tiger Woods was the favorite going into the Masters this weekend and after two rounds he made those Vegas experts look like fools. The athlete of the decade was never in contention during the tournament and subsequently viewership of the Masters was down. Golf is only exciting when Tiger is dominating and right now that isn't the case. It's pretty clear Tiger sees the glass as half empty and knows he's running out of time to catch (or pass) Jack Nicklaus for most majors. His mental game isn't solid right now and the rest of the field is no longer scared of the Tiger roar. Until he does something significant I will simply refer to him as Eldrick. He doesn't deserve the nickname right now. Here are some observations over the weekend.

New York City is finally embracing its prodigal son (Carmelo Anthony) after a 43 point outburst against the Chicago Bulls. He definitely fed off the crowd's energy and re-established himself as one of the top ten players in the NBA. The Knicks will be a tough out for Miami or Chicago in the playoffs.

3 games into the season Ozzie Guillen is in hot water. The outspoken manager of the Marlins did the unthinkable when he told Time Magazine he loved and respected Fidel Castro. Perhaps he should brush up on his history and geography. He couldn't have picked a worse place to make those comments. I'm not sure he will ever get the immense Cuban American fan base in Miami to fully support him again.

Remember when I said the meteoric rise of Baylor athletics was too good to be true? It appears I was spot on in my analysis. Baylor is currently under investigation for making over 1200 impermissible phone calls and texts to potential recruits. The rags to riches story is over.

Remember when I said Lamar Odom was 90% crybaby and 10% professional? Apparently the Dallas Mavericks agreed with me by making him inactive for the rest of the season. To be fair Lammy has had a lot of personal tragedy in the last year and never really established a role on the Mavericks team. Just because you pay people a lot of money doesn't mean they're not human. Outside forces (or Kardashian women) can still affect a person's play.


  1. Hoping Carmelo can lead the Knicks to the NBA promised land, in due time.

  2. @Don: Thanks for the read. A healthy Jeremy Lin and Amare Stoudemire will certainly help with the timeline. He'll get there. Too talented not to.