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: Super Big Game

Foursome forecast: Super Big Game

ONE: It’s that time again. We’ll all be glued to our televisions Sunday to watch a parade of commercials, Katy Perry, human interest sports stories, betting lines, predictions, analysis, opinions, projections and hypification. That last one [...]

HOF: Ten make the list; no PEDs

HOF: Ten make the list; no PEDs

List the players I selected on my Hall of Fame ballot? Are you kidding me? After what happened last year when a well-known national baseball voice used the three writers on this web site as one [...]

HOF: Four first-timers on my ballot

HOF: Four first-timers on my ballot

Just like last year, three new names on the Hall of Fame ballot I received in the mail jumped out at me, and the easy part was putting a check-mark in the boxes to the left of the names [...]

HOF: Separating great from good

HOF: Separating great from good

When it comes to voting for baseball’s Hall of Fame every year – and the criticism that inevitably follows – what it really comes down to is one’s perception of who was a ‘great’ player and [...]

Bowl picks: Holy Toledo, what a finish

Bowl picks: Holy Toledo, what a finish

There’s a lot of drama left in the football season, from the NFL playoffs to the National Championship Game Jan. 12, but they have to go a long way to match the excitement generated in the golferswest.com [...]

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 [...]