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FEDEX CUP COMMERCIALS

Posted by HG on July 3, 2007

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The PGA is gonna try to drum up interest in the FedEx Cup Playoffs with a series of “Golfer meets Athlete” commercials. Go here if you have no idea about the Cup and how it works. The running theme is the golfers are seeking advice because they’re in their first playoff. Here’s Sergio Garcia trying to work on his game face:

Since Serg sounds like a 14 year old, it’s gonna be hard for him to intimidate anybody.

Jim Furyk turns to Jerome Bettis:

Jerome likes to eat..I didn’t know that. They need to cut a commercial with Angel Cabrera. I picture Angel sitting in a foggy room, smoking a cigarette, and asking Ray Lewis for playoff advice.

Here’s a Tiger commercial, which according to this article, is not the one that will be running. The official commercial shows Tiger lacing up his shoes and whistling “Eye of the Tiger”. He’s sticking with the “No living man shall tell me shit” theme in this ad:

I don’t know when that was shot, but Tiger’s been eating better since then.

If you haven’t had enough of these sidebusters check out Ernie Els and Phil Simms.

Stars, sports legends in campaign for first-ever PGA Tour FedExCup Playoff. Courtesy of CBS Sportsline

FedExCup Fan Guide. Courtesy of the PGA Tour

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Posted in ALBERT PUJOLS, ATHLETES, ERNIE ELS, FEDEXCUP, GOLFERS, JEROME BETTIS, JIM FURYK, PGA, PHIL SIMMS, SERGIO GARCIA, TIGER WOODS | 3 Comments »

MAC O’GRADY HATES TECHNOLOGY AND TIGER WOODS

Posted by HG on June 26, 2007

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It’s gonna happen one day. I’ll be sitting somewhere, watching a game, and then wham.. I’ll become a new school hater. “Nobody can be better than Joe Montana”. “Michael Jordan is the greatest of all time”. I’ll be defending the steroid era. I’ll do anything other than accept that the players of that day are better than the players I grew up with.

And so it is for former PGA player Mac O’Grady. He has a disdain for all things new and Tiger Woods. After failing to qualify for the Buick Open, Mac-Grady dropped this:

When Nicklaus and Palmer played, when (Ben) Hogan played and Sam Snead played, on a scale of zero to 10, they were a nine-plus. Tiger Woods is not even a one-plus.”

He’s gotta be kidding. “Not even a one-plus”? That’s just stupid. He killed his credibility right out the gate. Even as a hater you’d have to call Tiger a 6+. To say “not even a 1+” means what, zero+? Ok man.. O’Grady says the technology is to blame:

“The reason why (Woods) can hit it on the green is because he has square grooves. He doesn’t have that, he’s dead. He cannot do it — it’s impossible. For him to go after Nicklaus’ records is cheating. This is like steroids.”

Tiger using legal equipment is cheating? Somebody needs to explain that one to me. Ole Mac’s starting to sound like a guy that wouldn’t have been happy when Aaron passed Ruth. I never realized that having “square grooves” was akin to injecting one’s self with performance enhancing drugs. And of course he found time to mix Michelle Wie into the conversation too:

“What Michelle Wie is doing is not humanly possible. It’s technologically possible because the balls go too straight, they go too far.”

All the credit goes to the clubs and the balls, not to the golfer. Tiger’s only good because of his sticks. That’s what I’m reading from Mac. Of course the equipment’s better now, and yes it helps, but it’s not the only reason guys are better today. Mac can feel how ever he wants about his heroes, but to diminish what Tiger has done only makes O’Grady sound like a fool.

But who am I to talk? I’m labeling O’Grady as a bitter old-timer, but for what? There’s no point since I’ll be just like him in a couple of decades. I’m gonna hate every player in the 2020s and beyond. I’m not gonna like how the bats are made, basketball will be too international, and football will be too soft. NASCAR will be the shit though.. Since the cars will be able to fly….But it was still better in my day.

Click thru to the original story, O’Grady takes swing at Woods, for Mac O’Grady’s pic. Courtesy of The Detroit News

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Posted in ARNOLD PALMER, GOLF, JACK NICKLAUS, MAC O'GRADY, PGA, TECHNOLOGY, THE MASTERS, TIGER WOODS | 2 Comments »

EA SPORTS: OUR COVERS ARE SAFE

Posted by HG on May 7, 2007

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We’re all familiar with the Madden jinx whether we believe it or not. I’m a believer. Hell, I tried to have one of my ex-girlfriends put on the cover.. The EA peeps are kinda tight when it comes to the covers so I had to resort to voodoo… I guess my roots worked cause she just got sentenced to 45 days in jail…Anyways… There are some people that don’t believe in the Madden curse.. Namely the employees over at EA Sports:

While much has been made over the years for the “Madden jinx”, landing on the pack of one of EA’s high popular games has actually been a good omen for many of today’s biggest stars. Consider this:

  • Tony Stewart, a two-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion, has appeared twice previously as an EA SPORTS spokesman. After covering EA’s NASCAR franchise in 2001, Stewart won the 2002 title, while the driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet again won in 2005 after fronting NASCAR Thunder 2004.
  • After gracing the cover of MVP Baseball 2004, St. Louis Cardinals All-Star Albert Pujols went on to be named the MVP of the 2004 NLCS in leading the Cardinals to the World Series.
  • Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat won the 2006 NBA title after Wade covered NBA LIVE 06.
  • Tracy McGrady (NBA LIVE 07) averaged nearly 25 ppg to lead the Houston Rockets to the NBA Playoffs, where they are knotted 2-2 in the first round with the Utah Jazz.
  • Need we mention Tiger Woods?
  • I can easily shoot down EA’s argument by saying yeah but:

    • Tony Stewart tends to act like a jackass.
    • The Cardinals got swept in the World Series and are playing like crap now.
    • Dwayne Wade cried on the basketball court and his team got swept out of the playoffs.
    • McGrady and the Rockets lost game 7 at home.
    • Tiger Woods got married.

    If EA Sports really wants to prove they don’t believe in the curse I think CEO Larry Probst should be on the cover of the next Madden. He would probably end up getting eaten by an alligator, and the Madden franchise would become second fiddle to Tirico Football.

    Madden Jinx: EA Sports’ rebuttal. Courtesy of The Sporting News

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