Wrapping up the weekend…
BUBBA IS YOUR 2012 MASTERS CHAMPION
He owns the General Lee I from the “Dukes of Hazzard,” he’s never had a golf lesson … and his name is Bubba Watson. He’s also the 2012 Masters champ.
My take: Admittedly, I’m not a huge golf fan. Also, I wasn’t particularly pulling for him when I picked up the Masters with about 10 holes to go. But if you weren’t a little misty-eyed when Bubba was hugging his caddy and then his mama, you aren’t human.
THIS is the kind of story golf needs, instead of incessantly asking Tiger when he’s going to return to normal.
What I really liked about Bubba’s story (and there were about a dozen awesome angles to it) was that he got on Twitter and tried to personally thank as many of his followers that he could who had taken the time to congratulate him after his victory. Who does that in this self-absorbed day and age? I’m a fan now.
OZZIE GUILLEN SUSPENDED FIVE GAMES FOR CASTRO COMMENTS
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was suspended five games for his comments about Fidel Castro, in which Guillen admitted his admiration for the Cuban dictator.
My take: I really thought it might be a little longer than five games, especially when you consider all the extenuating circumstances, i.e., the Marlins new stadium is in Little Havana, etc.
When do you get to the point that “Ozzie being Ozzie” isn’t enough of an explanation?
INTERIM SAINTS COACH WON’T BE BILL PARCELLS
The New Orleans Saints — without a head coach because of Sean Payton’s one-year suspension for player bounties — will also not have former N.Y. Giants/Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells as their interim coach.
My take: Back to the drawing board for a franchise that, combined with the suspensions and loss of draft picks, could fall off considerably this season. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Saints go 4-12 or worse this year.
The iPod shuffle
Communication Breakdown — Led Zeppelin
Heartland — U2
A Day In The Life — The Beatles
The Journey — Boston
Dirty White Boy — Foreigner