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Name: Alan Hoover
Member since: January 29, 2007
Last visit: August 10, 2009

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Tiger wins for the second week in a row

Even I would have known Tiger can resist pressure more than almost any other golfer...

posted by Fly_Piscator at 09:24 PM on August 10, 2009

Tiger's Roar

I think what CBS recorded was the release of the dying breaths of the competition.

posted by Fly_Piscator at 01:00 PM on August 04, 2009

Should Tiger Woods Be Doing More for Charity?

Tiger does the following for charity:

The Tiger Woods Foundation: The Tiger Woods Foundation was established in 1996 by Woods and his father Earl. It focuses on projects for children.

Woods Learning Center. The Tiger Woods Foundation teamed up with the PGA Tour to create a new PGA tour event that takes place in the nation's capital (Washington, D.C.). It began in July, 2007. It honors our nation's military.

In The City Golf Clinics and Festivals: Since 1997, the Tiger Woods Foundation has conducted junior golf clinics across the country. The Foundation began the "In the City" golf clinic program in 2003. The first three clinics were held in Indio, California, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and were targeted to all youth, ages 7-17, and their families.

Tiger Woods Learning Center: This is a 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) educational facility in Anaheim, California which opened in February 2006. It is used by several thousand students each year in grades 4 to 12. The center features seven classrooms, extensive multi-media facilities and an outdoor golf teaching area.

Tiger Jam: An annual fundraising concert which has raised over $10 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation. Past performers at Tiger Jam include Sting, Bon Jovi and Stevie Wonder.

Chevron World Challenge: An annual off-season charity golf tournament. The event carries generous prize money, and in 2007 Woods donated his $1.35 million first-place check to his Learning Center.

Tiger Woods Foundation National Junior Golf Team:

This is quite a large contribution to society that is of very high quality and has high impact on the lives touched.

Some individuals want Tiger be a social activist. Maybe after he retires from golf he will. Maybe not. But I do not think anyone ought to feel they are in a position to "dictate" how others should spend their lives.

posted by Fly_Piscator at 01:45 PM on July 06, 2009

Steelers Kicker Strikes Blow for Bathroom Hygiene

>>>Let he who has never been piss drunk in a sheetz at 3 am cast the first stone.<<< I have never been piss drunk in a sheetz at 3 a.m. and I will not cast a stone at Jeff Reed.

My comment is the lack of towels is indicative of a general attitude of many establishments toward their customers..... lack of attention to detail, lack of caring, lack of understanding that repeat business is what is going to help keep their jobs in the future. Management has a real tough job in training and changing this culture of indifference. Example: Circuit City. v. Best Buy.

So if I had been sober at 3 a.m. in that Sheetz, I may have been upset also.... but I think a better response would be to get the owner's home phone number and call him then!!!!

posted by Fly_Piscator at 03:40 PM on February 16, 2009

Clemson Fires Tommy Bowden

Another example of rich alumni dictating the calls, IMHO. Win or leave.

posted by Fly_Piscator at 04:16 PM on October 13, 2008

9 years of Ryder Cup angst ends

I really feel Paul Azinger laid the ground work (getting PGA to retool the selection process to provide players who were CURRENTLY hot and allowing 4 picks and later picks) and then had a concept of putting 4-somes together so they were sub teams and got used to each other even more during preparation and practice.... THEN the team of 12 did their thing and won it. Some nerves showed up on the 18th tee a couple of times... on both sides... but that's golf.... most of us would probably wiff the ball under similar pressure.

As an aside, I sure hope Boo has a good marketing team... he probably could get mega millions in endorsements just now...!!

And world, I hope everyone is ready for Tiger Kim, ur, I mean Anthony Kim....

Riveting TV. Damn it was nice.

posted by Fly_Piscator at 07:02 PM on September 22, 2008

LPGA Tour will suspend memberships if players don't learn English

Good aim, wrong process.

Let the sponsors with the big bucks make some public additions to the purse for those who are articulate and speak English well. Then see how interested others are in learning English so they too may be 'rewarded'.

'catch more flies with honey, .......'

posted by Fly_Piscator at 08:55 AM on August 28, 2008

9 year old with a 40 mph fastball, gets the boot.

I wonder what the Olympics would be like if the league had not allowed Michael Phelps at age 9 to keep winning races!!!!

From history:

"You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence."

Abraham Lincoln

posted by Fly_Piscator at 06:58 PM on August 27, 2008

Island Breeze: The dominance of Caribbean (Jamaican) Sprinters

It's the papaya juice they drink!

posted by Fly_Piscator at 02:53 PM on August 22, 2008


i caught the late late night interview of Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz last night. Mark was super gracious and went on and on about how he admired what Michael had accomplished. Michael P. was also in awe of those who had gone before and considered them to be and to remain great Olympic champions. Two very classy guys.

I hear the pools and athletic clubs across America are seeing a huge surge of new memberships as young people want to begin their quests. Huge impact.

Cal Ripken sent a message and has asked Michael for his autograph!!!

How do you say lock for Male Athlete of the Year.

posted by Fly_Piscator at 08:25 PM on August 17, 2008

I was robbed:

one of the attributes of champions is they immediately put a bad call, a bad shot,or an error behind them and FOCUS on the play at hand. Blake did not. It bugged him and affected his play and he lost.

posted by Fly_Piscator at 11:17 PM on August 15, 2008

Jason Lezak's Unbelievable Freestyle Relay Swim

Wow, simply, Wow... what Lezak did!!! Sorta like some very good horse running down Secretariat in the stretch. It looked like he was up on top of the water that last 20 meters!!

posted by Fly_Piscator at 11:48 PM on August 11, 2008

Carlos Sastre wins Tour de France

Not a medical person... but I do know the samples are compared to a pre-established base line... and they take lots and lots of data before the race starts... thus deviations pop out. Ya gotta be especially dumb to try with the testing sensitivity they have today.

posted by Fly_Piscator at 06:50 PM on July 29, 2008

Johnson survives tire debacle at Indianapolis


posted by Fly_Piscator at 06:43 PM on July 29, 2008

Michelle Wie Disqualified for Scorecard Gaffe

Amen to your comments, Qatarian!! the account by the BBC shows: "Wie said that after Friday's round she left the tent where players sign their scorecards and was immediately chased by some tournament volunteers who pointed out she had not signed. But according to Witters, Wie had already walked outside the roped-off area around the tent, making the error irreversible. "It was an honest mistake on her behalf," said Witters. "Once it was brought to her attention, and we asked her to tell us what she recalled from yesterday once she got in the scoring tent, she about verbatim told us what we were told by a few of the volunteers. "Never at any point did she try to deceive us. She couldn't have been more honest." She never really got very far from the scoring tent and the "defined" area before signing it and turning it in. The USGA rules says "immediately" which has become before your leave the tent or the marked area... nonsense situation.

posted by Fly_Piscator at 06:42 PM on July 19, 2008