Archive for February, 2012

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You think of Tiger Woods,you see him with a club in hand, ready to attempt a clutch shot. Or fist-pumping after sinking a big putt. Or . . . how about in scuba gear, leading an attack on enemy forces?

That last scenario isn’t so far-fetched, according to the book about Tiger that’s about to be released by his former coach, Hank Haney.

Golf Digest’s website has posted excerpts from Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods, which will appear in the issue that hits newsstands March 6. Haney co-authored the book with Golf Digest senior writer Jaime Diaz, and writes that Tiger at one point had an obsession about the military.

Writes Haney:

“Tiger was seriously considering becoming a Navy SEAL. I didn’t know how he’d go about it, but when he talked about it, it was clear he had a plan . . . I thought, Wow, here is Tiger Woods, greatest athlete on the planet, maybe the greatest athlete ever, right in the middle of his prime, basically ready to leave it all behind for a military life.”

Tiger’s father, Earl, spent 20 years in the Army, did two tours of duty in Vietnam, and retired as a lieutenant colonel. The fascination with all things military also came up during a 2004 visit to the Fort Bragg military base, in North Carolina, Haney says:

“Tiger did two tandem parachute jumps, engaged in hand-to-hand combat exercises, went on four-mile runs wearing combat boots, and did drills in a wind tunnel. Tiger loved it, but his physical therapist, Keith Kleven, went a little crazy worrying about the further damage Tiger might be doing to his left knee . . . One morning I was in the kitchen when he came back from a long run around Isleworth, and I noticed he was wearing Army boots. Tiger admitted that he’d worn the heavy shoes before on the same route. ‘I beat my best time,’ he said.”

And by 2007, Haney writes, the job of coaching Tiger became more difficult because of the burden of trying to break Jack Nicklaus’ record for most majors won:

“There was more urgency and less fun . . . He never mentioned Nicklaus’ record, but it started to weigh more heavily at every major. And Tiger’s actions indicated he believed he had less time to do it than everyone thought.”

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NFL Opener – WEDNESDAY September 5

Posted: February 28, 2012 in NFL
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The Super Bowl Champion Giants will open the 2012 NFL season on a Wednesday night as opposed to the normal Thursday night kickoff.  The change was made due to the Democratic National Convention being on Thursday September 6.  I have a strange feeling we could be seeing either the Eagles or the Steelers heading to MetLife Stadium to kickoff the season.

Posted: February 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

#28

Posted: February 28, 2012 in Numbers

Athletes to Wear #28

 

Marshall Faulk

 

 

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Super Bowl Champion (XXXIV)

AP NFL MVP (2000)

7 Time Pro Bowl Selection

3 Time First Team All Pro Selection

3 Time NFl Offensive Player of the Year Award (1999, 2000, & 2001)

NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award (1994)

NFL’s 10th on All Time Rushing List (12,279 Yards)

Ranks 7th on All Time Total TD List (136)

 

Curtis Martin

 

 

Pro Football Hall of Fame (2012)

4th on All Time Rushing List (14,101 Yards)

5 Time All Pro & Pro Bowl Selection

Super Bowl Appearence (XXXI with Patriots)

NY Jets All Time Leading Rusher (10,302 Yards)

Oldest Player to Win a Rushing Title (2004)

90 Career Rushing TDs

 

Darrell Green

 

 

Pro & College Football Hall of Fame Member

2 Time Super Bowl Champion (XXII & XXVI)

7 Time Pro Bowl Selection

4 Time All Pro Selection

Member of Redskins Ring of Fame

70 Greatest Redskins Member

19 Seasons with at Least 1 Interception

Played 20 Seasons with One Team (Tied for NFL Record – Jackie Slater & Jason Hanson)

 

Darren Woodson

 

 

3 Time Super Bowl Champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)

5 Time Pro Bowl Selection

4 Tiem All Pro Selection

Cowboys All Time Leader in Tackles (1,350)

 

Sparky Lyle

 

 

1977 Cy Young Award Winner

2 Time World Series Champion (1977 & 1978)

3 Time All Star

 

Chris Johnson

 

 

Rushed for 2,006 Yards in 2009 (5th Most in a Single Season)

3 Time Pro Bowl Selection

1 Time All Pro Selection

AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2009)

 

Adrian Peterson

 

 

Most Rushing Yard in a Single Game (296)

Ap Offensive Rookie of the Year (2007)

4 Time Pro Bowl & All Pro Selections

NFL Rushing CHampion (2008)

Pro Bowl MVP (2008)

Othe Records Held – Most Rushing TDs in Pro Bowl (4), Most 200 Yard Rushing Games By a Rookie (2), Most Rushing Yards in First 8 Games (1,036)

Posted: February 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

He is exactly what the Eagles need, a big receiver.

Posted: February 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

A no brainer and at least the Rams aren’t hiding the fact that they are shopping the pick. I, personally don’t think Bradford is that good but surrounding him with more talent might be the answer. I wouldn’t be surpirse if RG3 ends up a Redskin.

Varitek to Retire

Posted: February 28, 2012 in Major League Baseball

The end of an era in Boston behind the plate.  Jason Varitek is et to retire on Thursday.  His career highlights include being a 2 time World Series Champion and has caught a MLB record 4 no hitters. 

 

He is probably best known for his part in the 2004 brawl between Yankees and Red Sox where he landed the first punch on Alex Rodriguez.