Tiger has officially pulled out of his own golf tournament this weekend, citing injuries suffered in his one-car pile up. I feel for Chevron. Oh, you want to title sponsor Tiger’s event? Great, too bad he never plays it in it. This is the second straight year Woods will miss the event that benefits his Tiger Woods Foundation, and if he wants to keep this thing afloat, perhaps he should start playing. The field without Tiger, is a little lacking. I assume the chilly relationship between Tiger and Phil keeps Mickelson away every year, and now the limited field is being headlined by the likes of Steve Stricker and Vijay Singh. Camillo Villegas and Anthony Kim provide some flair, but this has basically turned into a must-miss event. Sorry Chevron. Better luck in 2010.
It looks like the Charlie Weis experiment at Notre Dame has ended. I guess it wasn’t really an experiment, more like a huge investment that went titanically wrong. Weis was given the keys to the kingdom after one successful year, and now Notre Dame is going to be feasting on a big buy-out sandwich. Weis failed at Notre Dame, there’s no doubt, and there wasn’t really another option here. You can’t fire the Willingham’s of the world and let Big Chuck get by with a 6-6 season. The great thing about Notre Dame is that they won’t dial it down a notch. They’ll just throw more money at this thing, and hope they finally get it right. What they need in South Bend is a recruiter. The NBC deal isn’t bringing the bodies that used to. And, what about Weis? What do you do if you’re Charlie? I fade into the night with my buyout millions, but that’s just me. I’m poorly motivated.
I want to give a quick update on the glorious Nets. They’re my new favorite basketball team (unless the Sixers bring back A.I.). The Nets fired Lawrence Frank, and then got their nuts handed to them in a neat little package by the Lakers. Wouldn’t you wait until after the Lakers game to fire Frank? I mean, you can bring in Red Auerbach and a couple of Hall-of-Famers and you’re probably losing to LA. Why not give the new guy a better chance to win his first outing? Well, I guess there really isn’t a winnable game when you are the Nets. They’ve matched the NBA’s all-time worst start, and on Wednesday morning, before they take a run at history against Dallas I’m planning on taking a little bit closer of a look at this stellar season they’ve put together.