Let’s start off this week by wishing all you Dads out there a Happy Fathers Day. This site has some great Dads, and I really enjoy reading about your interactions with your kids. It is a very special reading for me as I was not fortunate to have children of my own. It is a part of life that I am sorry that I missed out on.
Turning to the sports world, it seems that everything old is new again. We all thought that Tiger Woods talent had deserted him and that his best days were way behind him, but his performance thus far in this year’s U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco shows that we may have prematurely written him off. Tiger has been putting on a show and, after two rounds, is tied for the lead and is one of only three in the field who are under par. I can guarantee that, with Tiger at the top of the leader board, television viewership will go through the roof this weekend. Whether we like Tiger or not (I certainly am a fan), golf needs him right now to keep its rating high.
My Father unfortunately passed away almost 30 years ago, but he loved the game of golf. He played it his whole life and even lived on a golf course. One day he called me in to the family room while I was visiting and told me to watch a two year old kid who was on the Mike Douglas Show. This is what I saw.
When the skit was over, Dad said that the kid we had just watched was going to be the best golfer ever. Dad was right, and I hope that someday I can tell him just how prophetic he was in his prediction. I am rooting for you this weekend Tiger.
Other “old” things in sports that are “new” again include the New York Yankees rising to the top of the American League East, Albert Pujols finally hitting over his weight, professional boxing showing us again that it has faked results, the NBA having a rigged draft, and Lance Armstrong being accused of doping again and then Lance saying that he has never been caught doping. Does that mean that you are innocent Lance? I do not think so.
I have been searching for a music video that I saw on the television in 1995 and I finally found it on the Internet. I originally had taped it in VHS and replayed it so many times that the tape actually broke. It is part of a performance at the White House for President Clinton by Suzy Bogguss and Chet Atkins. The video is not on YouTube, so I cannot embed it. I will leave a link. To me it is proof that Chet was the greatest guitarist ever.