First, you must watch this video, for it is hilarious. (HT to NESW Sports for having it early this morning.)
It’s a wonderful bit of personality and a great ad for EA Sports’ upcoming Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10. It’s where it is located that brings up something a little more troubling. Continue reading
I grew up reading the Orlando Sentinel‘s sports section, as has been mentioned before in this space. It’s the newspaper I have my tactile attachment to, the one that I exalt both because of that childhood relationship and because it was a fine sports section.
So Lynn Hoppes leaving for ESPN leaves me conflicted. Continue reading
Filed under ESPN, Journalism
Perhaps this will be a recurring series.
But, for today, I’m taking aim at the hometown paper. Continue reading
I write this partly as a head-scratching Packers fan.
But, for ESPN, it’s more of the same short-sighted, self-serving work. Continue reading
So I went to ESPN.com to read their British Open recap, which, at this point, is just AP copy, as is usually the case very shortly after any event.
And I get this (italics mine):
SOUTHPORT, England — Turns out Padraig Harrington‘s wrist was strong enough to hit all the right shots in the British Open. Better yet, it was strong enough to lift the silver Claret Jug.
Harrington became the first European in more than a century to win golf’s oldest championship two years is a row, smashing a pair of fairway metals into the par 5s Sunday that allowed him to pull away from misktake-prone Greg Norman and hold off a late charge by Ian Poulter for a four-shot victory.
I mean, that’s just damn funny, right? (As of 3:41 PM EST, it’s fixed.)