This is a gathering place to talk about sports beyond golf. After all, we can’t help ourselves. We spent our lifetimes covering a wide range of events, from the Olympics to the NCAAs, from World Series to Super Bowls. We have a passion for golf and a tendency to offer opinions on all sports. We enjoy the debate. Think of this space as folks just sitting around a table, maybe a cold one in our hands, and letting loose.

Archive for 'Beyond Golf'

Griffey’s greatest asset: His heart

Griffey’s greatest asset: His heart

With all the focus this week on Ken Griffey Jr., the thrills he gave the fans, the feats, achievements and milestones, how should he be remembered? (this sounds like a memorial instead of a celebration). His [...]

Junior Griffey, 7 others, get my HOF vote

Junior Griffey, 7 others, get my HOF vote

(Editor’s note: Three Golferswest.com writers, Jim Street, Bob Sherwin and Kirby Arnold, were, in another life, baseball beat writers, having combined for nearly 100 years of covering the sport. Here are their three perspectives and votes [...]

Ten on my ballot; two make the Hall

Ten on my ballot; two make the Hall

I checked the names of 10 great players on my 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot — Jeff Bagwell, Ken Griffey Jr., Trevor Hoffman, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling, Lee Smith [...]

Camps still divided in HOF vote

Camps still divided in HOF vote

Getting into Baseball’s Hall of Fame is a narrow, uncertain path. One of the main reasons is the fact that for all the hard statistics, records and milestones, it is still a subjective vote among the [...]

Predictions: College bowl games

Predictions: College bowl games

One of the wildest games of the college football bowl season ended up being the title-clincher for Bob Sherwin. All but assured of going into the National Championship game with a one-game lead over Kirby Arnold [...]

Griffey a shoo-in for Hall of Fame honor

Griffey a shoo-in for Hall of Fame honor

(Editor’s note: This article was first published by MLB.com in 2010.) SEATTLE – There isn’t a statue of him near any of the gates leading into Safeco Field, but anyone that knows anything about the Mariners understands [...]

New HOF voting rule is way off base

New HOF voting rule is way off base

One of the rotten things about getting old(er) is that you never know when you’ll be informed that you no longer are worthy of doing something you have done diligently and honestly for the past 32 [...]

Golf tours’ reaction: Trump is wrong

Golf tours’ reaction: Trump is wrong

Donald Trump says the golf industry supports him because “they know I’m right.” Four leading golf organizations said he’s wrong. The PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, USGA and PGA of America said Wednesday that Trump’s views on [...]

Open fan view: Tough but rewarding

Open fan view: Tough but rewarding

The grass is too brown and bumpy. It’s hard to reach the greens. It’s a much harder walk than anyone imagined. Yada, yada, yada… Have a tournament on a new course like Chambers Bay and someone [...]

Foursome forecast: Open stories galore

Foursome forecast: Open stories galore

ONE: Seven years have passed since Chambers Bay was awarded the 2015 U.S. Open. That was 2008 when the course was not even a year old. It has taken a lot of slow growing seasons and [...]