We are living in a post Super Bowl/current NBA All-Star Weekend era, which makes SSM a little more of a wild card these days.
A very special birthday, happened on Friday A guy who played a little ball while in the NBA Baseball not so much, but brave enough to try Michael Jordan’s 60, makes me want to cry
Tiger made a cut this week, the Genesis Open He won’t win the event though, dry spell won’t be broken Was able to walk all four days, a good physical sign Maybe a few more tournaments to get things back in line
Arizona/Florida, batting cages pop Pitchers running to first base, off the mound they hop Hope springs eternal, everybody has a chance Spring Training has started, baseball fans will dance
Speaking of Spring Training, Jacob deGrom is back Hurt after about an hour, got right back on track When the guy is healthy he’s as good as it gets But if he breathes a certain way his body’s on the fritz
Rough week for Purdue, on the basketball floor Former number one has lost three of their last four Top ranking in college hoops seems to be a curse Crimson Tide lost this week too, put the top dogs in a hearse
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy launched TGL Golf on Tuesday, with a pretty exciting promo video.
So, to recap: we’ve got top PGA golfers teaming up to play on simulators. This is honestly a great idea and should be pretty watchable.
We are here for it, and are here to help as much as possible. With that in mind, we want to provide some ideas to Tiger and Rory if they are looking for some interaction, as the above video implies.
So let’s list details that have been released for The TGL so far (in bold) with our thoughts & suggestions.
Two hour competitions: pretty good amount of time, could push it to three hours if needed.
Fifteen Monday night matches: great start, feel free to spread this out to Sundays, maybe some Thursdays. Also, could stretch this out to 17 weeks.
Three vs. three team competition: kind of small, maybe move this up to 11 on 11?
Eighteen players total (six teams of three): this seems low, need to pump these numbers up. Maybe 32 teams with 53 man rosters each, just spitballing some figures here.
Begins January 2024: this seems a tad off. Potential suggestion here would be to start training in August, with competition starting in September through the fall and winter, with the season ending in early February.
Using a golf ball: while this sounds smart on the surface, maybe think about moving to a lemon shaped ball with unpredictable bounces. Golfers could potentially also run & throw said ball.
Sounds great right? We’re super excited for The TGL, and think with the above suggestions, this new golf league could really take off and grab America’s attention.
Hello friends…it’s Sunday. More importantly, Sunday at The Masters. One of sports most beautiful, peaceful events deserves prose just as alluring and tranquil. That’s where SSM comes into play.
Big Scottie Scheffler, got his green jacket Beat the entire field, won the golfer’s bracket The number one ranked player, lived up to his grade Adding to his closet, and also got paid
Of course the other story, Eldrick “Tiger” Woods Bringing all of us back to our nostalgic childhoods Results weren’t exactly there, but he finished the race It’s a special thing seeing that guy at that place
Onto other sports, baseball is back! Summer just around the corner, lookin’ like a snack Ready for some ballgames, hot dogs pretzels and beer After an offseason and lockout, we’re glad baseball’s here
Nikola Jokic, big man can do it all Shoot, rebound, and pass, he knows his basketball Became the first to score 2k, and grab 1k rebounds Also 500 assists, MVP all but crowned
We have finally reached the end of a brutal February. What happened in sports during the last week of this snow-filled month? We recap in this week’s SSM.
A single car wreck rocked the golf universe Tiger Woods’ accident luckily could have been worse Today we had a nice tribute after a week full of dread Golfers at the Workday Championship, wearing Sunday Tiger Red
Rooting for a guy who has been through absolute hell Teammates once again with Johnny Manziel Another chapter in the Josh Gordon story A hopeful step to a return to NFL glory
Bryce Harper came to Spring Training with a hot take for all He says the NL East “is the best division in baseball” Top to bottom he may be right, the division is a beast What about the other league? An argument for the AL East?
The Minnesota Timberwolves’ season looking bleak As of this weekend they’re on a seven game losing streak In a long and loss-filled season, someone has to give them shine Unfortunately for the ‘Wolves, plenty more losses down the line
On the other side of the spectrum, the Nets won eight in a row Their last win came on Thursday when they beat up on Orlando But the Mavs came into Brooklyn, and the win streak was no more Dallas took it to Brooklyn, 115-98 was the final score
Hello friends…we’re so close. Thursday marks the beginning of the 2020 Masters. We’ve dealt with a lot of shit this year, and we deserve it. Yesterday afternoon, the PGA dropped Thursday pairings that we’ll see get going at the always pristine Augusta National Golf Club. There are some incredibly interesting groups we’ll see on Thursday and it’s got us like:
Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Louis Oosthuizen
At 7:33, Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, and Louis Oosthuizen will get their rounds started. While still looking for his first major, Rahm has remained one of the most consistent golfers on tour since turning professional in 2016. DeChambeau is, of course, the scientific freak of nature currently terrorizing golf balls wherever he goes. It will be interesting to see how his powerful game meshes with Augusta.
Adam Scott, Collin Morikawa, Tyrrell Hatton
Adam Scott tees off with Collin Morikawa & Tyrrell Hatton at 11:38. Scott won The Masters in 2013, and his last major in 2018. Can he get back to playing elite level golf and add another green jacket? Only time will tell. Morikawa is a baby, both in terms of his PGA career and in real life, coming into the 2020 Masters at 23 years old. He exploded onto the scene while winning the 2020 PGA Championship. This will be Morikawa’s first Masters Tournament.
Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy
In the group with the most name recognition; Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, and Rory McIlroy tee off at noon sharp. With five majors between DJ and Rory (Cantlay really not pulling his weight here), this group has a ton of fire power. No Masters wins can be found between these three, with DJ coming closest with a second place finish in last years tournament. Rory’s best Masters finish came in 2015 (4th), and Cantlay’s best finish came in 2019 when he finished 9th.
Tiger Woods, Shane Lowry, Andy Ogletree
With all due respect to Shane Lowry & Andy Ogletree…Tiger Woods tees off at 7:55. What else can we say about Tiger that hasn’t already been said? Fifteen majors, 82 career PGA Tour wins, the clear cut best to ever do it. Last years Masters tournament, in which Tiger won after carding a -13, was one of the greatest moments we’ve seen in sports, and the conclusion of a huge, huge, comeback story.
We hope you all relish and savor this years Masters Tournament. Enjoy it while it’s here, it always seems to go by way too fast. Even better news: if this years tournament doesn’t quite quench your golf thirst, the 2021 Masters is right around the corner, scheduled for April 2021.