Tigers, Frogs & Kaka

Forget the titled survivor of the U.S. Open that nobody seemed to want to win. Graeme Whatisname backed onto the champ’s podium with a three over par 74.

The real story is, well, you know who. The guy who when curtly discussing his +4 Sunday round displayed all the grace but none of the humor of Hans Gruber, Alan Rickman’s villain in “Die Hard.”

Oh Tiger, how can we miss you if you won’t go away?

The big question before the Open was whether we’d see an invigorated Woods, some of the same ol’ same ol’ of late, or the Tiger of yesteryear when he was Champion of the World and boffing every cocktail waitress in Vegas and every porno star not named Jenna Jameson?

Tiger Woods’ fabled charges have never come on the final day of a major. Never. So I’d say it was classic Tiger yesterday. El Foldo. He’s great when he’s a front runner. But just the same as the other guys when but a contenda entering the final round.

He was never a factor yesterday. But he still got the majority of face time at all the sports sites today.  I will say this, he looked dashing and absolutely mahvelous in all an cream ensemble during Saturday’s round.

McDowell. Graeme McDowell, that’s the champ’s name. Self effacing. Humble. The last man standing at Pebble Beach.

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Speaking of Tigers, how about Detroit’s?

At 8-2, they’re the hottest nine in the AL for the last ten games. Okay, other than Bozich’s ChiSox and Dubya’s Rangers, who are both 9-1.  But, hey, the Motowners have started to play in the last couple weeks, gaining ground during interleague play on the division leading Twins.

Tonight they head to New Yawk to meet the also surging Metropolitans from the NL.

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Yesterday was not the best of days for Gaul.

Qualifier Gregory Havret didn’t have quite enough to birdie the 72d for a lead in the clubhouse in the Open. But he played great and stayed steady.

Which is more than you can say for the disappointing French team in the World Cup. They’ve got a tie and a loss and are facing elimination during group play. One of their leading players was kicked off the team for arguing with the coach. Who apparently none of the players like or respect. So the players didn’t practice yesterday in protest. Then the administrator in charge of the team resigned his position, throwing his credentials on the ground and jumping in a limo and speeding off like he was Lindsay Lohan caught out and about drinking without her ankle bracelet.

C’est la vie say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell.

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And, as if they wasn’t enough poo poo ka ka, how about Kaka himself.

The star of Brazil’s World Cup team caught two yellows near the end of a match yesterday with Ivory Coast, and will thus be ineligible for the Cup favorites’ next match. Not that it matters. Brazil has already clinched a spot in the Round of 16.

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In case you’re keeping score at home:

Only 76 days until U of L and UK kickoff.

Only 116 days until hoops practice starts.

– Seedy K

One Comment

  1. Charlie
    Posted June 21, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Give us a break on the hoops practice. It has been less than 90 days since the season ended. King football is on is on its way. Long live the king.

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