Archive for Sports

The Open Championship

July 23, 2006 No Comments

The Open Championship In the US, it's known as the British Open. However, in its land of origin, it's simply known as The Open. The world's original national championship of golf wraps up today, with Tiger Woods up by one stroke (at press time) and Jerry Kelly five back. My nephew, Eric Meller, caddies for Ke... continue reading...

I-55 Series

June 5, 2006 No Comments

I-55 Series I'm writing this column early in the morning. In a half-hour, I'll be on the road with a buddy who managed to score us two tickets at field level near the visiting dugout at the Cubs series at Busch Stadium! I know, according to ESPN, the only real baseball rivalry is Yanks vs. Red Sox, but in the... continue reading...

Caddybytes

June 1, 2006 No Comments

Caddybytes I just enjoyed a fantastic day playing golf with my nephew, Eric Meller, who has been a PGA Tour caddy for ten years. Eric's clients have included Andrew Magee, Cameron Beckman, and his current employer: Corey Pavin. Oh, and by the way, he shoots scratch golf. Anyhow, I was thoroughly entertained b... continue reading...

Masters.org

April 9, 2006 1 Comment

Masters.org Well, at presstime, I am waiting for the greatest golf tournament that there is to resume after a rain delay. I'm talking about The Masters, the immortal Bobby Jones' labor of love. The Masters is golf's first major. Once upon a time, it was considered passe, a racist invitation-only celebration o... continue reading...

San Francisco Chronicle’s BALCO Investigation

April 2, 2006 No Comments

San Francisco Chronicle’s BALCO Investigation Well, there's hope. At presstime, two stories were just out: First, the NFL has announced that end zone celebrations after touchdowns that involve “leaving the feet” will be penalized fifteen yards for unsportsmanlike conduct. While time will tell what “leavi... continue reading...

The Sporting News College Basketball

March 18, 2006 No Comments

The Sporting News College Basketball HOOWAH!! IT'S TIME FOR MARCH MADNESS, BABY! That was my typed impression of Dick Vitale. But I do love the NCAA Tournament. And I'm in a pretty good mood. My team, OU, unfortunately lost in the first round. But it's okay, so did Arkansas! Woo-hoo! No ribbing at work! It's ... continue reading...

Sports Illustrated Excerpt from Game of Shadows

March 15, 2006 No Comments

Sports Illustrated Excerpt from Game of Shadows When I was nine years old, I began paying attention to baseball. It was the 1968 World series, one of the most thrilling ever. Detroit and St. Louis played a nip-and-tuck seven games, with Bob Gibson and Denny McClain dominating things. The Tigers beat a tired G... continue reading...

Kuch’s House of Hockey Autographs

March 11, 2006 1 Comment

Kuch’s House of Hockey Autographs Well, it's my last day of the week to work, and like I do so often, today's FamilyFirst site is a bit on the funky side. You see, I wanted to make it another sports pick. First of all, with all the Barry Bonds steroids talk, I continue to be peeved at MLB for not punishing thi... continue reading...

Curling Basics

March 10, 2006 No Comments

Curling Basics While the Winter Olympics was on, I found myself thoroughly hooked on watching a sport I really hadn't paid much attention to in the past: curling. Every afternoon when I came home from work CNBC would have curling matches on, and as I watched, I became more and more fascinated with the precisi... continue reading...

PGATour.com’s Scoring

February 19, 2006 No Comments

PGATour.com’s Scoring In this scandal-plagued world of sports, where such outrages as blood doping, amphetamines, steroids (Barry Bonds needs an asterisk), the Yankees/Red Sox/whoever has the most money buying up the talent of less wealthy teams, and just good old cheating in general, it's refreshing to find a... continue reading...

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