Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup

It’s a Ryder Cup year so a lot of the golf spotlight is on the American and European teams. I think Europe is going to be sneaky strong especially with the latest addition of some of their long hitters like ‘Rahmbo’. Better video clip discussing it below.

PGA Tour is off to Mexico for the WGC event. Huge elevation change and hence the ball is traveling some %10-15 longer. Player whine about having to use trackman. Yeah, I don’t remember Jack Nicklaus complaining about this. Players today! Argh! Video below discussing it.

Jon Rahm says that he’s working on his temper. Is this really a point of discussion? It’s one of the items that I actually enjoy of him.

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Special Thanks

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A special shout out to Doug and Jenn who sent my wife flowers to help with all that she’s going through. Losing a parent definitely isn’t easy. But friends showing they care makes a difference. Thanks!

Justin Timberlake performed his hit song ‘Say Something’ at the brits yesterday. I think it’s quite fitting in so many ways.

“Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have…..”

Town Hall and More

CNN hosted a town hall with many kids and parents that lost loved ones in the most recent shooting. Marco Rubio and others were held to the fire. While I applaud their efforts banning assault weapons is a very difficult task as there are so many weapons that are encompassing that label.

I’m less about the weapon and more about mental health checks and enhanced background checks. We need to make it tough to get as well as have a community outreach program where if citizens believe someone to be a danger that we can have a weapons restriction placed on them. Granted, all of that will have to be done with due process.

So many of these guns are already on the streets and in the hands of citizens. Banning them simply won’t work.

This is part of the problem with politics. The moment they take office they work on fundraising for the next election. Bring on the money! Money in politics. Part of the problem.

Casey…

Quite an interesting video. Enjoyed!

John Green – When your Friend Runs for Governor

Big fan of John Green.

Friday

I’m sure by now you’ve read and heard of the shooting in Florida. I’m tired of the ‘it’s too soon to talk about it.’ We have our children being murdered at our schools.

Another quite smart man who’s more eloquent than I am with his words:

I’m sick and tired of the ‘lets not talk about’ and wait until the news cycle is over and it just goes away. We have a sickness and it needs to be treated. Doing NOTHING is a slap in the face to all of the parents that have lost children and loved ones in these mass shootings.

Moving On…

I really dig Justin Timberlake’s ‘Say Something’ music video. Quite well done.

Have a good Friday everyone! Get out and enjoy the sun.

 

Happy VD Day

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Yep. It’s that time of year. That time of year where most everyone gets to celebrate their VD. Mine will have to wait until my special lady returns from being in Germany. Bummer 😢

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SI Swimsuit

Also, today is the day that the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue comes out. Yep! Their largest selling magazine. It’s normally just the excellent time of year where you can look at excellent photography of Kate Upton or Kelly Rohrback. But this year, SDSU’s own Paige Spiranac is in the magazine.

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Super Bowl and More

Eagles Win

I prefer to say Patriots lost. But really it was the Eagles offense and their defense early that got to Brady. I’ve never been a Patriots fan and at the beginning of the season I just said ,”Anyone but the Patriots in the Super Bowl…” Will they be back next year? Who knows. Brady says he will return and Grok says he wants time to think about it. So who knows?!?

Interesting Bits during Super Bowl

The full Han Solo teaser trailer got released. This is not a good sign. I was hopeful that I’d like it as much as Rogue One but goodness. It really feels like Disney is grasping at straws. When the original two directors leave over ‘Creative Differences’ I get a vibe that they wanted to make a hardcore Han Solo and Disney wanted to make a film for ten years old. Boo! Disney!!

Onto something good. Mission Impossible 6: Fallout looks very good. But these are the type of films that I typically enjoy.

Peter Dinklage vs Morgan Freeman. Yet, we didn’t use their voices at all. I wonder how much they paid for that?!?

The Rock in Skyscraper. It seems like this is just The Rock in a Die Hard version. Argh! Hollywood is definitely out of original ideas.

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I did enjoy the new Jurassic Park trailer. That looks like a lot of fun.

This morning….

Golf with some of the boys. Getting ready for Wednesday’s tournament. It should be a good one.

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Well Hello Saturday

I’ve been getting people asking me why I don’t update my blog as often anymore. Well, life got busy and I would mainly only use this as a tool for some place that I owned the content. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – they own whatever you share there. This is mine. I can export it out or delete it or whatever. So I’ll probably try and do my blog on three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.). Every day might be a bit tedious as I don’t want to bore you with items all the time.

Elisabeth Shue

My first real crush growing up. Ali. I was really bummed when they wrote her out of Karate Kid II. This is a decent interview with her and Rich Eisen discussing many things but mainly that she was a better soccer player than Ralph Macchio.

Government Shutdown

Republicans and the President are going to have to own this. When you’re the majority party and you have control of every branch of government, you lose the ability to point the fingers elsewhere.

But I think Jeff Cannata said it best…..

Ironically, it’s on the one year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Now you’ll be known for this. How’s this ‘Making America Great Again’ ? Seems to be just more of the same.

Today….

Today is a big day in that I take portraits for Club Pacific volleyball. The actual portraits are the easy part. Then it’s the resizing and putting them all on the website and properly organizing them which is the toughest part. That will take some time.

Something of Interest.

An excellent documentary on Albert Einstein.

New Year’s Day

NY Eve

Thanks to our friend’s Terri and Andy for hosting another awesome New Years Eve. The food was excellent and to top it all off, this was the year that I didn’t overdo it. Mariah Carey did her song before midnight and achieved full redemption. Then they kicked it over to Britney Spears in Las Vegas and she wasn’t that bad.

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Britney – Work Bitch :

NY Day

Woke up in the morning for a round with the buddies. Like clockwork one or two of them have canceled. Gary and I joked this morning that we should have a betting table and place bets on what time we find out people cancel.

Enter Big E. He’s become one of the guys that I can count on for a solid round of golf.

Golfing Saturday. Happy Christmas Eve

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Golf with the Guys

It was good to get out with the guys for what turned into a slightly competitive round of golf. It was excellent that we got five people to show up and play an excellent game of Wolf.  The “Doctor” Keith McKee was in the house feeling pumped after his nearly $700 poker win. So I expected a good match. What I didn’t realize was that he’s in the middle of working on a swing change to try and get some additional yardage due to Father TIme. That leads to some rather erratic shots from him while he’s working on getting his wrists to fire faster into the ball. It’s all timing and he’ll have it down before you know it.

Yesterday was one of my better rounds and the first sign that I’m back from my injury.  I got to the 18th hole and both my partners were in trouble and I had a bunker shot. Keith walks up to me and says ,”No pressure you have to make it.” I literally was trying. I still knocked it close enough for an easy tap in to force a tie. I’ll take it. I need pressure situations like that.

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Star Wars: Last Jedi

I’m seeing this again with my daughter Joy. She’s all of nine years old and has seen all of the films. I’m curious to see what her take on it will be as I feel the film is really geared towards an audience of ten to fourteen years old.

RIP Dick Enberg

One of the last few classy broadcasters that always tried to highlight the importance of the game and tried to view the positive. He’ll definitely be missed.

Last Night…

We got everyone together for a pint at Hooley’s. Always good to have a family gathering.

Cheers!

Christmas Eve

Last bit and I hope everyone has an awesome Christmas Eve. My favorite Christmas movie of late is….

‘Office Christmas Party’

But my favorite Christmas scene – just for pure comedy. You can’t go wrong with Chevy Chase.

Christmas Party

First Thanks…

Thanks to all of those that showed up to make it a lot of fun. Nothing says Christmas quite like having friends over and socializing about just about anything under the sun. Topics that I remember with friends – Baseball, Dodger Baseball, cooking, photography how to, 360 Panorama’s, iPhone X, Marines, and the Air and Space Museum. Of course, a lot of discussion was had about golf. HaHA. There should be more photography but I wanted to socialize with people rather than spend the entire party just taking photos.

Thanks to all of those that came out and I really hope you all have a Merry Christmas.

* For those that were at our October gathering and we were discussing the photography of certain people come December. Well, I raised my hand and said enough. You doubters – pay up. $$ I know it sounds cryptic but I don’t want to dive too deep into something that I’m currently also writing.

Again – thanks everyone for making it a special time of year.

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Thursday. Bring it

Alabama

My problem with college football, in general, has been that some of these coaches pad their schedules. We need more accountability when teams have an easier year and don’t play good teams. Plain and simple.

Aaron Rodgers Returning?!?

I personally don’t know why he’d want to come back and play. Green Bay isn’t going to make the playoffs and honestly – just my take – nobody is going to think you’re a better quarterback by coming back this season.

Justin Thomas has some Fun on Social Media

A fan sent him a nasty remark on Instagram. Frotunately, JT has a good sense of humor.

Tiger Woods Returns

Today’s the big day for Tiger Woods. His first step on the road to recovery. Can he win this coming season? I think it would be a huge victory if he can just play the upcoming season without getting injured.