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By Jeff Mayfield
just trying to recover from all the sports festivities over the last
couple of weeks. I'm also trying to cool down from this recent heat
wave. I don't manage the heat very well… Hope you are faring better
in that regard. Thanks to all those who watched or had kind remarks
over our Brian Cook "FANdamonium" special. One of the only ways it
could've been better is if Greg Taylor could've joined us, but he
was on assignment elsewhere. Our sports stuff works best when he's
there; I rely on him, and when he's not there, it shows in our
performance. Luckily at the LDN we can work separately and
corporately and for the good of the team. With that being said,
let's dive right into the summer sports…
Cards had a great opportunity to take
game two on Saturday and inevitably have the sweep, but they let
another one slip away. How many times will these teams let games
slip away? And who will let the division title slip away because
they weren't tending to business? And what a job by the Birds' Woody
Williams as he stifled the Cubbies on his way to victory No. 11.
For you tennis fans this past week or
two has been exciting. The Williams sisters continue to stake their
claim as the two most dominant players, not only now but perhaps of
all time. Serena sure has Venus' number… or is that just they way
things are planned for now?
On the men's side of the draw Roger
Federer won his first Grand Slam event ever with a convincing
three-set victory over Mark Philippoussis. But what a story
Philippoussis is. After trashing his career with his playboy
lifestyle and multiple knee injuries, he disposes of world No. 1
Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick. Not bad for a week's work. And how
'bout the racquet speed that Federer displayed time after time? I
guess you can label me as one who is surprised that tennis isn't
even more popular than it is. I went to the U.S. Open a few years
ago, and it was as fun and as exciting as ANY sporting event I've
ever attended… and that includes quite a lot of stuff!
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When will you start believing in me?
I've said several times that when Tiger is right, no one can touch
him with a 10-foot pole. He was right again this weekend at the
Western Open up north in Chi-town. The battle is really for second
place. But could you be content with the second-10th prize money? I
think I could skimp by on that pocket change!!! Woods was in command
from wire to wire and won the tourney by five strokes.
It wouldn't have been that close if
Rick Beem hadn't lit himself on fire to start the back nine. Beem
was dropping birdies right and left and dropped an eagle to see if
he could get Tiger's attention. Nice try, Rich. Beem finished in a
three-way tie for third with Jim Furyk and defending champ Jerry
With the British Open looming on the
horizon, do you want Tiger or… the rest of the field?
quote of the week
Railer coach Eric Ewald and his family
were watching the CITV 5 coverage of the Brian Cook NBA draft. They
were looking to see who was there and who was sitting next to Brian
and how he was reacting to all of the hoopla. The Ewalds' little
daughter was watching along with her parents and got ready to speak.
They thought she was going to be excited because she spotted Brian
on TV. They were right, she was excited. She said, "Hey, there's
Gregg Alexander!" Wait 'til Gregg shares this one with Cook!!!
Have a great