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'

Foursome Forecast: Comes the letdown

Foursome Forecast: Comes the letdown

One: With the Masters over, there is the usual letdown. The RBC Heritage is used to this. The first tournament after the Masters will be Hilton Head, S.C. It understands it won’t have the buzz of [...]

NL West preview: Money talks for LA

NL West preview: Money talks for LA

The defending National League West champion Dodgers already are off and running in 2014 and the almost always accurate golferswest.com crystal ball envisions a wire-to-wire romp for the spending kings ($235 million player payroll) in the Major [...]

AL West preview: Losing the arms race

AL West preview: Losing the arms race

The best rotation in the American League West this season won’t even suit up when the season opens this week. They’re all in the trainer’s room. How’s this for a starting five: Yu Darvish, Matt Harrison, [...]

West’s one hope – Arizona

West’s one hope – Arizona

How’s the West going to hold up in the NCAA Tournament? We do have 12 chances at a championship but that’s a little misleading. In four for those games, West teams played each other to open [...]

West’s Best: New Mexico emerges

West’s Best: New Mexico emerges

It was supposed to be either San Diego State (29-4) or Arizona (30-4) who would ascend this week to be the golferswest.com Best of the West No. 1 team, based on regular-season results. They were 1-2 [...]

And the Daytona 500 winner is — Biffle

And the Daytona 500 winner is — Biffle

The only sure thing about the Daytona 500 is that they’ll race 500 miles on Sunday. If it doesn’t rain, which is no sure thing in Florida. More than any other race in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup [...]

Widening the definition of an athlete

Widening the definition of an athlete

We’re right in the middle of a wondrous panoply of athletic pursuits. Two weeks ago we witnessed one of the finest performances ever in the Super Bowl, as a quick, hard-hitting, calculating Seattle Seahawks defensive unit, [...]

Fans’ focus now turns to baseball, golf

Fans’ focus now turns to baseball, golf

It’s good-bye football and hello baseball. Now that the Super Bowl is behind us, and the Vince Lombardi Trophy has returned to a city in the Pacific Time Zone for the first time since 1995, the [...]

12th Man Fan: How the Seahawks win

12th Man Fan: How the Seahawks win

(Super Bowl XLVIII is Sunday in New Jersey with two Western teams involved, Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. Golferswest.com’s Bob Sherwin is in New York City all week, with his NYC-based daughter Mary, to represent and [...]

12th Man Fan: The lost land of Jersey

12th Man Fan: The lost land of Jersey

(Super Bowl XLVIII is Sunday in New Jersey with two Western teams involved, Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. Golferswest.com’s Bob Sherwin is in New York City all week, with his NYC-based daughter Mary, to represent and [...]