A guy named "Bubba" is the Masters champion?
Now, that's funny....and it's true.
Once again, Augusta National and The Masters delivers an incredible event.
Tiger or no Tiger, it just doesn't seem to matter.....the golf course is perfectly designed for drama and intrigue and if on queue, it always seems to deliver the goods.
This time it was a handful of golfers in the hunt, but eventually Bubba Watson and Louie Oosthuizen settled the tournament in sudden death.
It was great theater and the shot Bubba pulled off from out of the woods on # 10 was ridiculous. It was a shot that we will record with some of the best in the history of the game.
Sunday produced a couple of hole-in-ones on the 16th and Oosthuizen's double eagle on the par five 2nd hole. It was awesome stuff.
Lefty was in the hunt, but it was another left hander that stole the show.....this one was a Georgia grad, and with a name like Bubba.....he has a home course advantage. It seemed like a SEC football game once we hit the overtime session.
Amazingly, there have been 14 different winners in the last 14 major golf championships played.
While Tiger was drop kicking his clubs, the rest of the world's best were putting on a show.
It was fantastic....as only the Masters can produce.
Bobby Petrino is a terrific football coach.
Bobby Petrino is also a guy with a reputation as being a complete drip.
His stints at Louisville and with the NFL Atlanta Falcons are well documented. To say that he left people high and dry would be an understatement.
Nobody would question whether or nor he can coach or motivate, but you take the good with the bad when it comes to Petrino.
That's precisely what the University of Arkansas did when they hired him away in the middle of the night during the football season a few years back. Petrino didn't have the class or decency to thank his players in the process, and by the the next morning was shown screaming "Pig-Soooooie" at the Razorbacks' press conference.
The move rubbed people the wrong way.
The folks in Arkansas didn't care because they hired the man that would hopefully return the Hogs' football program back to prominence.
Petrino has delivered in that sense...the Pigs finished last season 5th in the country, and that includes playing in the SEC West which is also the home to the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers.
Arkansas now finds itself in a really tough spot, compliments of Bobby Petrino being Bobby Petrino.
The coach decided to take a late afternoon motorcycle ride after spending time with his wife on the lake.
He wrecked on the way back, citing wind and sun issues.
What he didn't tell anybody is that he had a 25 year-old blonde riding with him.
It just so happens to be the same 25 year old that he recently hired to help his football program.
It's also the same 25 year old that he has had a previous relationship with....and just to make matters juicier, she is engaged to another Arkansas athletic department staffer.
Now Hog Nation has a problem.
They have a coach that has given them hope and promise that they can compete and win in the ridiculously tough SEC.
They also have a coach that has lied to anybody within earshot and really ruined the reputation of almost anybody he comes into contact with.
The Director of Athletics is Jeff Long.....and he has a very interesting decision to make.
Somewhere, former President Bill Clinton is scratching his head and wondering what the big fuss is all about.....the former Prez is a huge Arkansas supporter, and something tells me he has already visited his local Harley-Davidson dealer, hoping that the Petrino magic rubs off on him.
Many folks in the SEC who called my SiriusXM show think it's a no-brainer.....you keep the coach, despite his fatal character flaws. It's all about winning in the ultra-competitive SEC.
Some folks believe it's an easy call the other way.....you have to fire a guy that would lie to his boss and cause so much heartache within the athletic department.
The eyes of a sports nation are on Jeff Long.
My guess is that he will follow the money....it always speaks the loudest.
Warren Sapp has always been a bully....on and off the field.
I've got to be honest with you, his announcement this week that he is broke came as absolutely no surprise.
According to the court documents and records, the former Tampa Bay Buc and Miami Hurricane star filed for bankruptcy and owes more than $6.7 million to creditors, back child support and alimony.
He has four kids with multiple mothers....but the good news is that he is proud owner of over 240 pairs of Jordans.
I'm not surprised by those two facts, either.
He has lost both his Super Bowl ring and his national championship ring with the Canes.
Something tells me they are collecting dust in a Florida pawn shop, as we speak.
Sapp's TV gig with Showtime expires in August, and just recently he got into a feud with former Panthers TE Jeremy Shockey over the New Orleans Saints bounty issue. Sapp accused Shockey of being a snitch....and apparently the bankrupt announcer was wrong.
I hope the kids get the cash that is owed, but the story surrounding Sapp was almost expected.
Congratulations to the Kentucky Wildcats.
Big Blue Nation picked up its 8th national title by closing the deal in New Orleans.
John Calipari exorcised a number of demons as he proved that he is the master of the "one and done".
Nobody in college hoops has done a better job of replenishing a starting line-up every year than Calipari. There will still be haters out there that comment that the latest Kentucky title will be vacated in the next few years.
It's all BS.....until there is an investigation, and one that includes evidence against the coach....it's all BS.
Calipari might be the best recruiter in the business....and it's his coaching that is under-valued. He did a great job with this crew and they were the best team in the country.
Even with a mass exodus of players, there isn't a soul in the country that doesn't believe he'll have his Cats poised at another deep run in the tournament.
Kentucky's win also adds to the notion that pre-season polls are total garbage....regardless of the sport.
Before the year, everyone expected that North Carolina would be the hands down best team, given all the talent and experience coming back. The Heels never got on track and fell short in claiming the ACC title and a Final Four appearance.
Injuries, luck, good coaching and players can do that.....and this year, Kentucky proved that they were # 1.
The BCS is getting closer and closer to figuring out a new way of determining the national champ in football.
According to multiple sources, there are four proposals being discussed.
Without going into detail, there is one that makes a ton of sense to me.
Now granted, I'd love to see an 8 or even a 16 team playoff....but I understand that you have to walk before you run.
The proposal that I like involves the top 2 teams having home games against teams ranked third and fourth, respectively.
The winners move on to play for the national title at a neutral site, or even a bowl game site.
Makes sense to me....it's clean and easy to incorporate.
Cut the deal, and let's move forward.