Category: Tennis/Soccer/Golf


For every father with daughters, they’re worse nightmare is for their “baby” to be overly sexy in their presence. The thought of their “baby” taking part in such activities is something that can scare a man for the rest of his life.

Well, Wayne Gretzky has had his world scarred forever, as his “baby” girl has been on social media letting it all hang out. Paulina Gretzky first started on Twitter with the racy photos and once dad shut that down, she moved the party over to Instagram and well… I’ll let you make your decision on what to think.

I can only imagine what’s going through Waynes’ mind, I mean what can he really do, his daughter is grown, and at this point he has no control and power. He cant just roll up on her in the spot, everybody knows who he is, so being Columbo won’t work. The more he tries to convince her that this is a bad look, the more rebellious she will act.

 

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The great one rarely faced a challenge on the ice he couldn’t master, however this parenting of a young adult is kicking his tail with an empty net. Hopefully Paulina takes some sympathy on dad and tones it down a bit, until that day comes enjoy some of flicks she’s been posting.

Also check out the Big Lead for more on Miss Paulina.

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Once best friends forever, Tiger Woods and his former caddie Stevie Williams are on par for a Kobe and Shaq like beef. At a HSBC Champions dinner in Shanghai when asked to explain his overtop celebration after Adam Scotts win at Firestone in August Williams replied “My aim was to shove it right up that black a$$.” According to The Telegraph, the crowd which included players, caddies and sponsors who were there to commemorate the caddie of the year award were stunned by his comments. However I don’t see why, as the story goes; he was invited on stage to accept an ironic ‘celebration of the year’ award from his fellow caddies.  So if you’re going to invite him to recall a moment he was showing up Tiger, why be surprised he took another shot at him? Now many sites have said these remarks were racist, although I disagree, just because color was mentioned doesn’t mean the comments were racist. Stevie was fired and that’s why he doesn’t like Tiger, that’s it. Sometimes times the media acts as if when people of different races don’t get along that it’s because of race.

After 2 days, and a combined 1 under par score later golf is finally back on the radar of most casual fans and has everybody screaming that Tiger is on his way back. STOP…Let’s analyze this for a second. He hasn’t played for three months and just because he’s looked ‘ok’ at one of his favorite courses doesn’t mean that Tiger is on his way back. Tiger is held to a higher standard, he’s not expected to just contend, he’s expected to win most tournaments he’s in and those expectations will not change. Now might those goals be lofty considering he’s coming off of his injuries, yes, but why should we change them if Tiger himself expects to win every time he tees up? I will say that what I’ve seen from Tiger does look encouraging and gives us hope that he can be on the comeback trail. However, let’s let him be in contention on Sunday before we say he’s back, he could fall apart and come the final round be right back at square one. And as far as golf being on the radar again; the PGA better hope that Tiger is at least healthy, because when he’s not at least playing, no one outside of diehard fans are watching golf.

Lost in the Woods

This week Tiger has experienced another big change in his life, firing his long time caddie Stevie Williams. That makes in the last two years Tiger has lost his wife, encountered more injury problems, lost his squeaky clean public image and now his caddie. However, none of these are why Tiger is not winning. He lost his confidence, he no longer feels unbeatable when he steps on a course, and now others aren’t afraid of him. Now firing the caddie that has helped you win 13 majors may not be the brightest move but a new voice may be needed. We see that strategy all the time in baseball, basketball and football. So why can’t it apply here? Stevie wasn’t going to be the special elixir that brought him out of his slump, so no harm no foul. Now if you want to speak upon Tiger and his loyalty being lost, well that’s our fault for thinking he had any. I’ve never thought of Tiger and Stevie as friends, but as people that since they work together they’ve are more than associates, but not quite friends. Hence it should be no surprise that Stevie plans to write a book, and the chapters on Tiger will be as heavy as a 6 ton gorilla. That’s not something that a ‘friend’ would do. So for all the whining Stevie is doing about loyalty and wasting 2 years of his life, where’s his loyalty to Tiger. I’ll always say this, in big money situations most people will have no loyalty to any person, only their wallet, and family. Example, Stevie could have as easily bitched out Tiger face to face, on the phone, and left it at that. However he chose to go on television vent his feelings, and mention how he plans to write a book. Are these actions of loyalty? Nope, therefore let’s just assume this. Both Tiger and Stevie have no loyalty to each other. Thus Tiger fired Stevie to get a new voice and leave behind anyone that was associated with his past good or bad. Stevie is bitter because he’s no longer with the most lucrative golfer and will most likely not make the same money he did before. Moral of the story… Do your dirt by yourself so there are no witnesses, and remember its business, never personal.

The USA women’s soccer team lost the World Cup to Japan over the weekend, and for all the fervor and excitement that was shown, the instance that game was over, women’s soccer, and soccer in general was a mere after thought here in the states. I’m all for patriotism and supporting my country’s teams, but let’s be real, very few people care about soccer if their kids or relatives aren’t playing. As happy as I was about them making it to the World Cup final, I could really care less about soccer. It’s boring, low scoring and it’s boring. The thing I hate most is, anytime some big soccer match comes around out of the wood works comes these big soccer aficionados and as soon as it’s over, they disappear like bats into the night. Soccer is ok, but no need to try to make it what it’s not here and as far as the game goes, the women’s’ team choked away a chance at a title, 3 missed penalty kicks, and lost chances throughout regulation. Maybe now the comparisons to the 1999 team can stop and we can allow each team that makes a run at a title have their own identity.

Novak Djokovic almost became the butt of all jokes for the holiday weekend. However, he rallied to beat Rafael Nadal 3 sets to 1 after Nadal showed some resistance in the third set by dominating Djokovic winning 6 games to 1. Djokovic is now 48-1 in 2011 and has beaten Nadal 5 times this year. We’ve seen this year the William sisters no play up to their reputation, Roger Federer get bounced early and now Nadal is starting to come back to the pack. And with Novak getting his swag on like a 1987 Eric B & Rakim song let’s see how long he can hold on to his reign on the number 1 spot. So let’s see if he can stay paid in full, but if I was him I would tell the rest of the competition to follow the leader.

Tiger Woods just released his new endeavor, which is an application for your mobile device that will allow the one and only Tiger Woods to coach you on your golf swing. Are you serious? No, really, Tiger didn’t just do that right? I got love for Tiger. He’s a big reason why I play golf to this day, the biggest influence behind me playing high school golf. However, as the saying goes, timing is everything and the timing for this is terrible. Tiger hasn’t won a golf tournament in over 400 days and in his last tournament he was hitting the ball out of bounds. If anybody should be using an app to fix their swing it should be Tiger. His swing is worse than a two year old wailing a plastic golf club. Now for the record, I do believe Tiger will break out of this slump, but as it stands now, Tiger flat out sucks at golf. For those that don’t play golf, think of it this way. Imagine a fourth grader that struggles writing between the lines and in cursive attempting to give the third grader who’s struggling some tips, it’s just not a good idea. I do believe that Tiger will figure it out, but in the meantime Tiger needs to figure out his own swing…I believe there’s an app for that.

Updated Apr 9, 2011:

At the Masters after the first two rounds Tiger looked as if he took his own advice and figured it out. But, then came Saturday, where he finished the third round seven shots off lead. So much for him having it down. Now there is a chance for Tiger to make a strong run and capture his 15th major, but I wouldn’t bet on it. It may be safe to say, Tiger’s new app may need an update already.

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