Nick and I talk a lot about the British Open and the anonymity of Louis Oosthuizen. Even ESPN didn’t know who he was, which was kinda nice, actually. We debate the need for the debate golf analysts always have about if he’s the next big star or a one-hit wonder for majors. Look at this [...]
Shane Bacon and I had scheduled to talk this week about the British Open — aka the Open Championship — for several reasons. First, Bacon habitually comes on to preview big golf events. But in this case, the second reason is the best: Bacon caddied at St. Andrews for an entire summer. If anyone knows the course, it’s Shane.
We go almost hole-by-hole to talk about what some of the players will have to deal with this weekend. Go to OpenGolf.com to follow along with the conversation.
We get talking about some of the favorites, namely Tiger Woods, and bring up Jay Busbee’s column on Devil Ball Golf about the chances of Tiger Woods winning this even. So why not conference Busbee in!
The rest of the show is a pretty good breakdown of who will do well and who could struggle on a course like St. Andrews. Both the Yahoo guys think Justin Rose could win the tournament. If you’ve followed Bacon’s track record of picks on our show, expect Rose to miss the cut.
Thanks to both of them for hopping on. Thanks to you for listening.
We talk about three things today. First, a rundown of the U.S. Open, focusing a lot on NBC’s coverage but a good amount on the actual tournament itself. Second we talk about the World Cup. I’ll admit I had hoped to talk more about England and France than we did. I’m still really worked up [...]
Three amazing items to discuss today. First, the game seven tonight. Then, Nick and I give a detailed breakdown of the US Open with a good combination of stats and conjecture to help you pick a winner. Note, we both think Phil might just win this one. Then, Jon Tannenwald of The Goalkeeper joins the [...]
Nick and I talk about the goings on in sports this weekend. We talk about the perfect game and wonder if the reporters writing about it felt they had to write the perfect game story. Also, when do you start writing that game story, because on a normal day you’d be writing throughout the entire game. Is that the case, or at some point do you stop as not to jinx what you’re watching?
Also, Dallas Braden provided a great story on Mother’s Day, having lost his to cancer when he was younger. But is this the beginning of some great things for him, or will be be one of the few “who the heck is that guy” names on the list of 19 men to ever throw a perfect game.
We also touch on Jamie Moyer’s amazing two-hitter and have a conversation about how wins really mean absolutely nothing to indicate how well a pitcher threw.
We shift to golf to talk about Tim Clark finally becoming a PGA bride after all the years as a bridesmaid. Quite a tournament to get his first PGA win, too. Oh, and some guy named Tiger has a neck thing. That’ll dominate the headlines, eh?
We also touch on the English Premiership. Did you know Chelsea needed a win to bring home the championship and won 8-0 this weekend. Yikes. Can’t wait for the playoffs to start. Oh, that’s right, Bill Simmons reminded me last week that there aren’t playoffs.
Speaking of playoffs, lots of that kind of talk in NHL and NBA later in the week. Click to listen.