Bonus golf! Again! A five-hole playoff yesterday following an eight-hole playoff last Sunday. 60-Minutes summer re-runs are taking a whipping. Cam Davis admits he couldn’t hole that 50-footer on the 71st hole again if he tried. In fact, he admits he wasn’t even trying. That’s another reason why golf is cool.
Except when it isn’t. Pro golfer Gene Siller shot dead Saturday on the 10th hole at Pinetree Country Club in Georgia? And two other men found dead in the bed of a pickup truck? Unidentified killer still at large as of this writing. Siller leaves behind a wife and two children ages six and seven.
I’m into the Shoehei thing! DH and also among the starting pitchers on the AL All-Star team? That’s outrageous. I hope everyone appreciates the level of greatness.
Could the Astros be any streakier? After pulling the nose up after a deep dive, the ‘Stros have now won four straight. Big series against the A’s starting tomorrow.
Oh, no. I was just thinking about Terry Donahue Saturday. Saddened to learn of his passing at age 77 after a two year battle with cancer. An underappreciated coach, in my view. He was a giant.
I watched a bunch of NFL Films Super Bowl retrospectives yesterday. The account of Super Bowl XXV in Tampa following the 1990 season and at the beginning of the Gulf War was particularly fascinating. A unique environment. An amazing win by the Giants over the Bills in the first of Buffalo’s four consecutive SB losses. Wide right. Scott Norwood. Unforgettable performances by Jeff Hostetler and Ottis (O.J.) Anderson. A reminder that Parcells was a motivational genius. Also a reminder that part of his genius was being a jackass.
With Giannis’s status uncertain, sportsbooks are now making the Suns the favorites over the Bucks in the NBA Finals. And, yes, would-be grammar Nazis, the possessive of Giannis is “Giannis’s,” Singular possessive. OK to jack with Coach on some things. Others not so much.