Monday, April 25, 2011


I am back, I have had a lot going on the past couple of weeks with the family. So with that being said let's get into it. I have no problem with being a fan of your team. You can wear your team's hat, shirt or jersey no big deal to me. If you are a grown man, and not in college and paint your face and go to the game, seek help right away! I watch college football all the time and I get a big kick out of the students dressing up and painting themselves to root for their team. This is ok you're in college have fun, get crazy. But when I see men, yes grown  35 year old men painting it up, I am just confused. You see this in the NFL more than anywhere else and I just don't get it. There he is- half his face blue, the other half orange yelling into the camera for all the world to see.( If you are this guys friend and you don't make fun of him, your not a friend at all!) Yell, get loud, and have fun but let me make this clear if you have to go to work the next morning and not school you're an idiot! Until the next time raise your glass and please put the face paint down.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Early Season Baseball

The MLB season is very early and I have enjoyed many games so far. Extra Innings is the one of the greatest inventions on this wonderful planet. I sit here; on a Monday night watching MLB games all across this great nation of ours. It is still early and you can’t get too high or too low on any team right now. You can never win a World Series in April, but let me make this clear you definitely can lose one this time of year. Before the season started many experts were predicting the Boston Red Sox to get into the World Series. The Red Sox have opened the season 2-8, by taking 2 of 3 from the Yankees this past weekend. I thought this would get the Red Sox going, but after tonight when the Rays beat them 16-5, I am not so sure. We are only ten games into the season but if the Sox don’t get it going very soon they will be trying to dig out of a hole, in the AL East where there are no weak teams.  Baltimore and Toronto have already shown that they will not be pushovers this season. The Yankees will always be competitive and the Rays, well, maybe they are the one weak team in the division. If you think Red Sox Nation is in an uproar now, it will be 100 times worse come May, if they are still playing like this. My gut tells me they won’t continue to play this bad.   There is too much talent on that team for them not to win. It will be fun to see this all pan out and like they say “That’s why you play the game”. Till the next time Raise your glass and hit it where they ain’t!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Masters Week

I love the week that builds up to the Masters. I like it even more now that Phil Mickelson won this weekend at the Houston Open. Before Lefty’s win there was no clear-cut favorite to win the Masters, which he is now the leader with 7 to 1 odds. I love this event! I have never been to Augusta to see it live but it is on the bucket list for me. The first time I really remember watching the Masters was on a spring day in 1986. Yes that 1986 where Jack Nicklaus, at age 46, made a march at his 6th and final green jacket. I was a 10-year-old kid just trying to impress my older brothers playing ball outside when my father yells out the window “Hey boys the Bear is on the move”. Now I went running in for 2 reasons- 1. I was ten and whatever my father liked so did I. 2. At that age I was already getting into sports and I didn’t want to miss anything that I could talk about with my friends. So as I sat down in front of the TV to watch I was hooked. I remember Jack hitting one great shot after another and all the while Greg Norman completely falling on his face, which he pretty much always did. To this day I don’t remember a Masters as thrilling as that one in 1986. When Jack putted in for eagle on 15 to tie for the lead, that was it, you just knew he was going to win. I remember my father watching and saying how great Jack Nickluas was and that there will never be another like him. Which we are still in a holding pattern on that and he still is the greatest. What made it special for me was watching this drama play out and seeing a man in complete control of everything. Jack never looked the least bit nervous and it just amazed me. This up coming weekend will be another great Masters and I will have golfers I am rooting for, some more than others. I just know that it will not be as Jack in 1986. Don’t get me wrong there have been some great masters since, but this was my first time watching the grand event and seeing amen corner bring every golfer but one to it’s knees. Enjoy the Tournament and all the drama the it brings, as will I. Thank you Augusta National and Jack Nicklaus for inviting a 10 year old boy to enjoy the drama and magic of the Masters. Until the next time….Raise your glass and hit it straight.