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'

Bowl picks: One of us could be right

Bowl picks: One of us could be right

Every bowl game counts and this year a couple of them carry a little more weight than usual. This college football season the NCAA has a plan for a organized and fully recognized National Championship game. [...]

Foursome forecast: Bowling over

Foursome forecast: Bowling over

ONE: It’s the largest bowl season ever, beginning Saturday. There are 39 college football bowl games this season, extending out more than three weeks, including the two semifinal College Football Championship games and the national title [...]

Foursome Forecast: From many, some

Foursome Forecast: From many, some

ONE: Quantity is not what matters this week in college football. It’s quality. There are just a relative handful of games around the country but many carry significance. Conference championships, bowl game matchups and, of course, [...]

Power Rankings: Awards on the horizon

Power Rankings: Awards on the horizon

In addition to having four teams in the MLB playoffs, personnel from the West Divisions are among the leading candidates for post-season awards, including Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year. Let’s [...]

Power Rankings: Can M’s pull it off?

Power Rankings: Can M’s pull it off?

One series does not make a season, but the Mariners’ four-game stopover in Toronto starting Monday night could very well determine whether or not there will be a post-season game played in Seattle for the first [...]

Power Rankings: Five still in running

Power Rankings: Five still in running

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, five of the 10 west division teams are still in the running for post-season berths. The Angels of Los Angeles go into Monday night’s series opener against the [...]

Power Rankings: A sprint to the finish

Power Rankings: A sprint to the finish

On your mark, get set, go! The sprint to the finish line in a marathon that started in late March reaches a crescendo beginning on Monday when teams reach the 20-games remaining mark. Thanks to the [...]

Power Rankings: Angels own AL West

Power Rankings: Angels own AL West

Now that the Angels have shown who the boss is in the AL West, whipping the stunned Athletics six times in the past 10 days to take a commanding 5-game lead into Labor Day, our attention [...]

Power rankings: Angels maintain No. 1

Power rankings: Angels maintain No. 1

The three-game series between the Athletics and Angels provided some good drama this past weekend, and guess what. The two AL West rivals get only three days “off” before going at it again – this time [...]

Power Rankings: MLB ejections are up

Power Rankings: MLB ejections are up

One thing expanded replay in the Major Leagues this season was expected to do was reduce the amount of ejections. That was the case during the first month of the six-month marathon, but not so much [...]