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July 23, 2008

Tuesday Ramblings

Filed under: Uncategorized — Eli Savoie @ 3:51 pm

Thoughts I’ve had while waiting for Michelle Wie to sign her scorecard.

There are many rules in golf that I don’t really understand and find to be silly. Among those, is the fact that players must sign their scorecard after a round or be disqualified. In today’s age where scorers walk with each group and every shot is on camera, we all know what each player scored on any particular round so I don’t even see why they need a scorecard let alone one that has to be signed and turned in or your disqualified. Having said that, every player in the world knows they have to sign their scorecard after each round so how does Michelle Wie forget to do it and why don’t the people in the trailer who the players give the scorecard to look immediately to see if its signed and if it’s not then give it back to the player to sign it? Wouldn’t that seem like the logical thing to do? I just don’t get how this could ever happen. Wie is certainly to blame, but even with her forgetting, this situation should have been avoided. The real sad part is that Wie was actually in contention in the tournament and would have gone to the final round only one shot off the lead. It really made me feel bad for her, for a couple of days that is, until I heard she was going to play another men’s tournament at the Reno-Tahoe Open. Come on Michelle, you finally show you are ready to compete again on the women’s tour, stay there and try to win some tournaments. Leave the men’s events alone. She just continues to get bad advice.

While I’m talking golf, how about Greg Norman’s performance at the Open Championship. A 53-year-old leading a major going into the final round is just ridiculous. Without Tiger in the field, Norman provided a great story for people to follow and a reason to watch. We all know the history of Norman and his Sunday collapses, but this can’t be compared to those at all. There is no reason that he should have been anywhere near the top of the leaderboard going into Sunday so I can’t fault him for not holding on for the win. Congratulations to Padraig Harrington, who on Wednesday didn’t know if his injured wrist would allow him to play or not, on his second straight British Open Championship. I guess the secret to winning a major is to get hurt beforehand.

You know when Manny Ramirez of the Red Sox does stupid things everyone likes to say it’s just “Manny being Manny.” Well I think the same should be said about Joey Dorsey. This is “Joey being Joey”

How do you get kicked out of a summer league game? When you’re on the bench? In street clothes? Just Joey being Joey.

Speaking of former Tigers, Shawne Williams is in trouble again. Larry Bird says they won’t buy Shawne out, but doesn’t know if he’ll be back with the Pacers. Shawne needs to wake up and realize he is getting close to costing himself a career playing basketball and making a ton of money. It would probably be best if Shawne removed all the Memphians from his current entourage. They are the ones that seem to be causing most of his problems.

This is one of the most bizarre stories ever. I’ve never been in the murder for hire business, but I do know if I was looking for someone to do a hit for me, I wouldn’t choose someone willing to accept NASCAR collectibles as payment. That doesn’t seem like a top of the line guy and there’s probably a good chance he’s a cop. I think most of the real hit men out there probably require cash payments, but maybe I’m wrong.

Danica Patrick was up to her fighting ways last weekend only this time her target was another woman. Fellow female driver Milka Duno did not back down from Patrick either, as you can see she actually threw a towel in her face twice.

My favorite part of the video is all the male pit crew members who had zero interest in breaking up the argument. All I could think about was this “Seinfeld” clip.

The unofficial start of the college football season, SEC Media Days, are going on this week and for the first time in four years I am not in Birmingham. I always enjoy going there for this event, but decided a year off wouldn’t be a bad thing. Sports56 still has plenty of people there and we’ll have wall-to-wall coverage throughout the week. I’m happy that this week has arrived because I love talking college football and we’ll be doing just that for the next five months or so.

Have a good week.



  1. Yeah but rules is rules and all Pros are very familiar with them!

    Comment by Golf Training Ebook Reviews — July 24, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

  2. I think everyone gets it, you and some of the other host do not like Cal and his players especially Joey Funny you failed to mention how well he played,but hey we know your agenda, trash tigers any chance you can get

    Comment by mike tramel — July 25, 2008 @ 3:31 pm

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