Random Thoughts on Sports These Days
So as I look over the Sports landscape these days, we are basically in a lull as we are not fully into Baseball yet, Hockey and Basketball are not yet to their playoffs which let in too many teams and March Madness is yet on the horizon. However I was looking at a few of the Sports stories these days full of either innuendo or bravado, posturing or pleading and just shake my head.
So Steve Williams, caddy for the great Tiger Woods has a little time on his hands. And as a folk hero in his native New Zealand, he has taken his show back home and proceeded to claim his ignorance of any of Wood’s hijinks, that he is mad at Tiger for what he’s done, sorry for Elin and “will tell Woods off” when the time is right. Really? So golfers on the tour knew what Woods was up to, nudge, nudge, wink, wink but Williams did not??? C’mon Steve, cut us a break. And save the speeches unless you really expect us to believe you are going to tell off the man whose made you over a milli0n dollars (Williams gets at least 10% of Tiger’s winnings if not up to 20%) for carrying a golf bag for him. Nice work if you can get it.
And good ole Pete Carroll has moved back into the NFL, this time as head coach for the Seattle Seahawks. Interesting timing if you consider he had one of the best QBs in college in Matt Barkley with three years of eligibility left. Of course, the investigation into USC and Reggie Bush has heated up and one can anticipate that head hunting for those who knew something is coming up fast. Guess it was time for Mr Carroll to get out of Dodge.
Our final and biggest bonehead award goes to he of the questionable character, Ben Roethlisberger, two time Superbowl winning Quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Roethlisberger started everyone questioning his judgement years ago when he took a header off his motorcycle while not wearing a helmet. Now the QB, hot on the singles scene, has been rung up not once, but TWICE for potential sexual misconduct. Maybe Big Ben needs to stay out of the bars and hope to meet Ms. Right at the library. At least that’s what the Steelers are hoping, now that their long term investment in Mr. Roethlisberger is looking sketchy at best.
Please someone get me into a real set of Sports (the Olympics weren’t bad, but too much jumping around by NBC) stories versus all these shady dealings!
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