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'

Power Rankings: A’s return to top spot

Power Rankings: A’s return to top spot

Buckle up and enjoy some California-dreaming two-team races to the finish in both West Coast divisions. With two-plus months remaining in the regular season, four of the five California-based teams (sorry, Padres) are in the hunt [...]

Foursome Forecast: Is Woods OK?

Foursome Forecast: Is Woods OK?

One: We may get a strong indication this week where Tiger Woods’ golf game is when he tees it up at the WGC-Bridgestone Tournament beginning Thursday at the Firestone CC near Akron. Woods is the defending [...]

Power Rankings: Angels climb to No.1

Power Rankings: Angels climb to No.1

Less than two weeks remain until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and the Angels beat their AL West rivals to the punch by trading for Padres closer Huston Street. The way GW sees it, the [...]

GW Power Rankings: Looking ahead

GW Power Rankings: Looking ahead

The “mythical” first-half of the MLB season (all teams have played at least 93 games) is behind us and it’s time to look ahead to the “mythical” second half in the West. Just a month after [...]

Power Rankings: Snubs in the West

Power Rankings: Snubs in the West

There was no relief in San Diego or Seattle on Sunday when the All-Star Game rosters were announced. Padres closer Huston Street was not selected to the National League roster and Mariners game-ender Fernando Rodney was not [...]

Power Rankings: No-No is fun to watch

Power Rankings: No-No is fun to watch

There might not be anything better for a baseball fan than to watch the final inning of a no-hitter. That opportunity presented itself again last Wednesday afternoon when Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum retired the Padres in [...]

GW Power Rankings: A’s back on top

GW Power Rankings: A’s back on top

It isn’t often that a team can play .500 baseball over a 10-game period and still  climb into the top spot in the world-acclaimed GW Power Rankings. But that’s exactly what has happened in the wacky [...]

A Father’s Day Salute to Dad

A Father’s Day Salute to Dad

(Editor’s note: For the first time in 69 years, something is missing this Father’s Day – my dad. He passed passed away on Jan. 23 of this year and in a salute to him, here is a [...]

GW MLB rankings: Lincecum’s a hit

GW MLB rankings: Lincecum’s a hit

The big news coming out of San Francisco this past weekend had less to do with the Giants sweeping the Mets in a three-game series and improving their home record to 22-9 and much more about [...]

GW Power Rankings: SF holds No. 1

GW Power Rankings: SF holds No. 1

The Mariners have one of the best one-two starting rotation punches in the Major Leagues with Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, but with the way veteran right-hander Chris Young (5-2) is pitching, especially at home, and [...]