The PGA Tour will be heading to Muirfield Village this weekend for the Workday Charity Open. This first time replacement tournament holds some value for long shot plays and multiple different first day matchups. From everything I have read and heard, this is a smaller course with slow greens, which evens the field for players that are inconsistent with their putters.
My Smart Bets
I have recently been doing very well gambling on golf. I have been reading articles from many respected golf analysts, bettors, and close friends to help me get an edge every week. My best bets have been coming on 3 Ball Matchups. Thursday provides many opportunities. I will be taking Justin Rose +150to come out on top of Xander Schauffele and Billy Horschel. I think Rose is due for a hot start after missing the cut in his last played event. Xander has been playing well lately, but i think Rose is going to have the edge after a week off.
Peter King is notorious for constantly complaining, but this is one of the more outrageous tweets I’ve seen in a long time. Competitive eating is sinful? Just calm down dude, we’re talking about guys eating boiled meat in buns, not fucking murder.
The Yankees’ long-standing hair policy was making waves on Twitter on Monday after some comments from former Yankee Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen was only here for the second half of 2018, but he’s an awesome dude and quickly became a fan favorite.
So the Washington Redskins are finally changing their team name, which has been a long time coming. It’s probably one of those things where our kids will shockingly ask us someday “wait, there was actually a team called the Redskins?” Although it’s taken them awhile, good on them for finally changing it. Since many people took offense to the Redskins, it got me thinking: how many other NFL team names could be considered offensive? Every single team, if you truly try hard enough.
Giancarlo Stanton has not reached expectations so far as a Yankee. Injuries really have set back Stanton and hindered his play throughout his tenure with the Yanks. I know many Yankees fans have become restless when it comes too Stanton, however, I still love the guy. Stanton can do no wrong to me, even after drilling Tanaka in the head with a piss missile off his bat this past weekend. I don’t know how Tanaka is alive let alone how he was smiling later that day in the hospital.Of course when Stanton is healthy, he takes it into his own hands to pass his injury bug on to his teammates.
This weekend we witnessed one of the most intriguing players on the PGA Tour do his thing. Bryson DeChambeau has been on fire since golf has resumed, with multiple top 10 finishes. This weekend at the Rocket Mortgage Championship he finally put everything together and left with the W. I’m a new golf fan, (especially with the lack of sports going on), and Bryson is still one of the most insane athletes I have come across.
Stephen A truly is the best. 95% of ESPN content is hot garbage nowadays, but that man will always be box office entertainment. He also has a point here: are NBA players really going to stay quarantined for weeks or months at a time to play basketball?
Brian Cashman is the longest-tenured GM in baseball. After starting as an intern in 1986 and being promoted to assistant GM in 1992, Cashman was named the General Manager prior to the 1998 season. He was reluctant to take the job, as he knew that George Steinbrenner had a history of firing people in power positions any given moment. Luckily for Cashman, the Yankees went on to win the World Series in his first three seasons at the helm.
In the twenty seasons since the Yanks’ 2000 World Series victory, Cashman’s teams have experienced multiple phases with varying levels of success. The 2001-07 seasons were littered with playoff disappointment. The free agency splurge ahead of the 2009 season produced a title immediately, but that core failed to win it all again. The 2013-16 teams were a pathetic group of aging veterans that appeared in only one playoff game. And finally, Aaron Judge helped usher in the “Baby Bombers” era with a team that came within one game of the World Series in 2017.
With the season being just 60 games instead of the usual 162, teams won’t get the chance to mail it in if they’re losing a game. This season isn’t a marathon, it’s a sprint.
2. Old Faces in New Places
Among other moves, World Series hero Anthony Rendon switched leagues and signed with the Angels, Gerrit Cole left the Astros for the rival Yankees, and the Red Sox traded former MVP Mookie Betts to the Dodgers.