Monday, July 19, 2010


It seems that every time a major event happens or a new champion is crowned, after a few hours we completely dismiss what just happened and try to figure out the future. With a dominating, unflappable performance, Louis Oosthuizen rolled to the British Open title. Already commentators are talking about his being the next to challenge Tiger & Phil and the game's elite. Really? None of us even knew the guy existed 5 days ago and now he's challenging world order in golf? Personally I found myself rooting for the guy. What we saw on the 12th hole usually happens in reverse. The unknown leader in a major like this has the tendency to be on the bad end of a 4 shot swing. Not this time. Not this day. Oosty makes birdie while Paul Casey, who had just cut the lead to 3 shots, exploded with a triple bogey and that was that. I truly admired the winner's speech where he acknowledged the 92nd birthday of Nelson Mandela, the former South African president as well as show his appreciation for St. Andrews. He's just an easy guy to root for.
The Trailblazers have hired a new General Manager. It's Rich Cho, who has been the assistant GM for the Thunder, formerly the Sonics for the past 9 years. The obvious connection is Portland coach Nate McMillian who worked for that franchise up until taking the Blazer gig 5 years ago. Gotta admit, while I think firing Kevin Pritchard was idiotic and short sighted, Cho has a terrific rep and has been hotly sought after by multiple franchises in recent years. This might work out after all.

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