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'
Predictions: College bowl games
A wild two-horse race from start to finish in the celebrated GolfersWest.com season-ending pick’em exercise basically was determined with a coin toss. That is when TCU called “tails” and it came up “heads”, an appropriate beginning [...]
Whatever happened to the Triple Crown?
Now that Opening Day is behind us, it’s time to look into the 2021 Major League Baseball crystal ball.Every diehard fan in every MLB city has hopes that his/her team has a very successful season, perhaps [...]
Final Four site: Movie Hoosiers gym?
It seems to me that the NCAA officials missed a great one-time-only opportunity to have a special Final Four. Why not hold championship weekend at the most famous diminutive gym in the country, the ‘Hoosiers’ movie [...]
Tiger Woods in ‘serious’ car accident
LOS ANGELES – Tiger Woods is in the hospital after being extricated with the “jaws of life” from a serious car accident in Rancho Palos Verdes on Tuesday morning. The 82-time PGA TOUR winner sustained injuries [...]
Kisner’s nasty exchange with Chapman
GolfWorld Kevin Kisner apologized on Saturday afternoon for an insensitive tweet he’d posted earlier in the day in response to former NBA player Rex Chapman. Chapman tweeted that a friend’s parents died as a result of [...]
Halftime in America: Behind the Curves
(America is a one massive captive audience right now, an uptight bundle singularly focused on the gigantic global threat that is everywhere, but no one can see it. It’s new territory for all of us, as [...]
Honor + excellence = my HOF votes
Countless times as I worked on a story about a player during my career as a baseball writer, I would ask teammates, opponents, managers, coaches and front-office executives a very open-ended question before getting down to [...]
Larry ‘Last Shot’ Walker gets my nod
This year it’s all about Derek Jeter, a towering figure among and above the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame nominees. The former New York Yankee shortstop, in his first year on the ballot, likely will enter [...]
My final HOF vote: Omar and four others
In the “all-good-things-must-come-to-an-end” department, this will be my 37th and final Hall of Fame vote. This much-anticipated annual honor, which began following the 1982 Major League Baseball season — my 10th year as an active member [...]
GW Bowl picks — Candace the champ!
Kudos to Candace! Thanks to a season-ending eight-game winning streak, capped by the LSU Tigers’ National Championship victory over the Clemson Tigers, Candace Oehler won her first Golferswest.com staff College Football Bowl prediction contest. And set [...]