July 29, 2003

random sports things on tv

POST #    258

last night, was the lincoln financial "battle at the bridges," a made for tv golf competition which pitted tiger woods and ernie els against phil mickelson and sergio garcia. by bringing golf to prime-time, the exhibition can draw a higher audience while remaining competitive because of the high caliber of players invited. earlier this year, mickelson said that tiger played with inferior equipment by using nike clubs and drivers, something woods and nike vehemently denied, which made for a nice source of underlying conflict (as if $600,000 per winner wasn't enough). mickelson and garcia beat woods and els 3 and 1. in the interview after the match, phil was interviewed and said, "i just want to thank tiger for making this all possible. without him, we would never be playing in prime-time." obviously true, but tiger didn't acknowledge this complement, but just stood there looking angry. i thought it was pretty amusing.

later in the night, on espn's baseball tonight, peter gammons noted an interesting fact about bob hope and the ny yankees. i'm usually loathe to report anything nice or good about the yankees, but this is a cool fact. since the yankees moved to new york from baltimore (they were originally the baltimore orioles) in 1903, they played 15,651 games. only 30 of those games happened without bob hope being alive. tonight's game will be the 31st.

Posted by tien mao in Sports at 1:14 PM



You have a lot of random thoughts. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: John T at July 29, 2003 5:03 PM

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