Eagles running back Brian Westbrook needs surgery to remove some bone spurs from his ankle. I don’t know what a bone spur is, but I’m pretty familiar with the ankle and it’s an essential part of a running back. The procedure is being called minor, but reports have him missing varying amounts of time. As long as he’s healthy for the opener I’m not really concerned about how much camp he misses, but I know there are some pessimists out there already getting ready for the LeSean McCoy era. The was going to be the year Westy came roaring back 100%. I guess we’ll see.
John Daly is officially back stateside, and he’ll tee it up in the St. Jude Classic next week. Golf Digest has yet another Daly article. Daly will have to rely on sponsors exemptions to play on the PGA Tour since he has no status, but a couple good results will get him plenty of invitations. In the article Bob Verdi discusses Daly’s renewed commitment to the game, and the possible realization that this could be his last chance. Daly’s also lost a lot of weight lately thanks to undergoing lap band surgery. Apparently Daly realized a workout regimen was never going to happen for him. He also claims that a doctor told him his fat was hereditary. Now, that’s a good doctor.
I was leaving a store today, and I held open a door for a woman that was coming inside. I’m just an old-school chivalrous guy, what can I say? Anyway, the woman came through the door, and there was a young lady behind her, and she was in the grey area. I think I could have let go of the door without being rude, but I stayed and held it open. Anyway, the girl realizes I’m holding the door, and starts to rush to get through. She drops her cellphone. Then when she bends down to pick it up she steps on her own flip-flop, half trips, and breaks one of her flops. I stood holding the door for a second, and the girl was mortified, so embarassed, and said something like “thanks anyway.” I didn’t know what the hell to say. I just went to my car. Careful in those grey areas.
Phils have sprinted out to a quick 2-0 lead on a Ryan Howard home run. They’re going for the sweep in San Diego, and I’m trying for a Phils/Over parlay for the second straight night. I’m sure there are a ton of stats out there that would say why this is a bad bet, but I’m not a stats guy. I’m a heart and gut guy. The Phils will get to Chris Young. It’ll happen.
**Update…Phils sweep, but come up 2 runs short on the over. I didn’t know Happ was going to be so solid tonight. If you’re worried about me, don’t be. I picked up about .40 on the U-21 Argentine national team this afternoon. I can still sneeze some G’s.