Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Now this is what you call a team talk from college golf coach Matt Mahanic. It kicks of at 1 min 55 sec but listen from the start as the tension builds. He’s happy with one guy but the other get the full treatment. Tremendous!
"That is f*cking horrendous. Horrendous that nobody can shoot f*cking par on that golf course. That is the most f*cking embarrassed I've ever been in my life, having to walk around that fucking scoreboard and look at those other fucking coaches—F*cking 11 teams beat us this week! Eleven fucking teams! Goddamnit!"
"I gotta f*cking go up there and watch that bullshit you four call golf! Like watching f*cking paint dry! My dad looked and me and said, 'Why the f*ck are you recruiting these kids?'"
"I'm ready to lose my f*cking mind. There is no f*cking helping you! ...F*cking not a big deal, though. It's not a big deal. F*cking hunky-dory."
"We f*cking don't deserve shit. F*cking—we haven't broke 300 all year. Four f*cking chances in nice weather, and we haven't broken 300 yet. F*ck me."
"I don't want to hear a f*cking word out of anybody until we get back to Kentucky[?]. Put your f*cking headphones on, go to sleep, I don't give a shit. I had to watch you play golf for the last 54 f*cking holes. Please do not let me hear your f*cking voice right now."
Needless to say he got the sack!
Okay it’s not golf but who doesn’t love soccer and here’s the beautiful game at it’s best and worst. I just had to post!
First here’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wonder goal against England.
And here’s Neymar’s miss of the century for Brazil!
As GMac would say, Fontostic!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sultan Kösen, the world’s tallest man has reacted angrily today to the R&A’s proposed belly putter ban. The Turkish giant told reporters “Just when I thought things were looking up, they go and ban the first putter that was actually the right length for me. Look at me, I cant even bend over. My vertebrae are each the size of a loaf of bread. I need a bloody cane to walk for Allah’s sake. I guess I’ll have to go back to kneeling down on the greens when putting, I don’t even know if that’s legal?”
Holding back tears the 8 foot 3 inch giant revealed “I just got a bed last year that my feet did not dangle out the end of, now I have to deal with this crap. It seems every time I take a step forward, I take two giant steps back. Death to the west.”
Monday, November 12, 2012
Padraig Harrington 17/1
Don’t be too concerned about Podge’s 98th last week in Singapore. I have a feeling he’ll do a shade better this week. After good signs in Portugal (16th), Harrington made the most of his invite to the Grand Slam Of Golf where he bagged a much sought after win. A three time winner in Asia, including here in late 2003, don’t discount the only backable Irishman. Rory McIlroy is as low as 4/1 on several markets.
Marcus Fraser 65/1
Since tying for second at the Omega European Masters in September, Marcus Fraser has travelled to Holland, Malaysia, China and Singapore without a hint of missing a cut. Just missing the spark to bring him into contention, the Aussie has a very solid recent record here with three top 11’s in the three of the past four stagings (T11-2011, 10th-2010, T7-2008).
Simon Dyson 40/1
It has been a horrid year for Simon with only one top 10 to show for his efforts. Two wins and six more top 10’s during the 2011 season however tell me not to give up hope. Dyson plied his trade in Asia early in his career and actually won this event in 2000 pre sanctioning by the European Tour. Since then his best was a tie for second in 2010, just behind Ian Poulter. Simon played well for two rounds in Singapore and was tied fifth before fading during the final 36 in the stop start conditions. Could figure this week.
Gregory Bourdy 46/1
Returned last week in Singapore after a four week break. Bourdy has been very solid on Tour since July, finishing eight consecutive tournaments under par and with a best of third at the Italian Open. The Frenchman is a past winner here, holding off Rory McIlroy impressively in 2009 and 10 of his last 12 rounds here have been in the 60’s. Certainly worth a fiver each way.
Best Of The Rest
Like his favourite team Man United, Chris Wood 65/1 has been impressive of late and due a big week. Wood has often posted on twitter details of the work and practice he’s been putting in of late and it showed in Singpore where he tied seventh, even after a one over final round. A confidence player, expect another good showing this week.
Juvic Pagunsan 75/1 of the Philippines had a mare at the weekend last week and will be available at super long odds in Hong Kong. He came tenth here last season but showed strongly on the greens where he finished tied second in the stats. Also nearly won here in Novmeber 2006 when Jose Manuel Lara nicked him by one. Also notable is YE Yang 40/1 who impressed last year.