Certainly, elite golfers are elite athletes. I’ve never understood why anyone would question that. Championship golf (not “Coach Hacking) requires strength, coordination, rhythm, stamina, extreme focus and concentration, and the fine motor skills of a neurosurgeon. The idea is to “save the patient.” And the patient is the golfer himself. “Physician, heal thyself,” indeed.
Five hours with yourself. I did not say “by yourself.” There can be no more brutal or unforgiving company.
Jon Rahm? Hombre. Just two weeks after testing positive for COVID and being disqualified from The Memorial with a six-shot lead, Rahm became the first golfer in U.S. Open history to birdie the final two holes to secure a one-shot victory. The happiest of Fathers Days for that new dad.
Apparently NBA “home court advantage” ain’t what it used to be. Visit the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers for confirmation. Both teams rolled snake-eyes in a Game Seven with a trip to their respective conference final rounds on the line. My only theory? I think the new trend for home teams to wear their dark unis has confused and disoriented The Basketball Gods.
OK. It’s Monday. And Cole Beasley is still an idiot. Cole has always had a chip on his shoulder the size of a garbage can lid. To some extent I understand it. Here’s a guy who has had to fight his way up the ladder on every rung of his football career dating back to high school. Neither I nor anyone else should ever question his toughness. But Cole must have passed on taking any logic or critical thinking classes at SMU.
The NFL has not mandated vaccinations for players, as questionable as that decision may be. But the league has established separate protocols for vaccinated and unvaccinated personnel, which it has every right to do. Beasley contends he and other unvaccinated players are being discriminated against. Absurd. He says he’d rather retire than get vaccinated. That might not be a bad idea anyway. Beasley has taken some frightening punishment over the course of his career.
Finally, in a truly impressive spew of illogic, Beasley says his chances of contracting COVID are as low as his chances of making it to the NFL were. See the connection? No, me neither. I guess Cole’s playbook doesn’t include Venn Diagrams. A mind is a terrible thing.
Oh, one more thing. Looks like the Tokyo Olympics are gonna happen and there’s nothing anybody can do to stop them. I’m resigned to that. But today’s news that up to 10,000 spectators will be allowed to attend each Olympic event is dumber than particularly slow dirt that had to repeat second grade.
There’s only one way I can think of to completely reignite a global pandemic. And these clowns just found it.
More “Games People Play” tomorrow.