The U.S. Senior Open is about to begin at Omaha Country Club. Out of respect for golf etiquette, Omaha will only be holding three fireworks shows on the 14th green during competition.
Fred Funk and Hale Irwin will compete against Eric Crouch and Danny Woodhead in a skills challenge. The U.S. Senior Open is such a prestigious event, Omaha only has to bring in two football players to get people interested.
At the AT&T Open, D.H. Lee flipped off the gallery. At the women’s U.S. Open, Jessica Korda fired her caddie mid-round. It took 22 years, but my habit of watching weekend golf finally paid off with a worthwhile viewing experience.
There is a proposal to move the fences in at TD Ameritrade Park to increase scoring. When you consider the odds of getting the powers-that-be to admit they made a mistake, it may be easier to alter the direction the wind blows.
The Omaha Storm Chasers just welcomed their 1 millionth fan to Werner Park. Of those, 700,000 came for the merry-go-round, 250,000 for the Wiffle ball.
Nebraska football landed two top players from Missouri, which is now known as The Show Me Where All Our Recruits Went State.
Phil Steele’s College Football Guide is 352 pages. It’s like reading half a Bill Simmons column.
Steele’s preseason guide is for you if you’re looking for a 14-page analysis on the Alcorn State punters.
The University of Kentucky football program mailed 152 letters to a quarterback recruit and 182 letters to a tackle recruit in one day. Statistically, this means the odds of Kentucky saving the U.S. Postal Service are better than that of the Wildcats revitalizing their football program.
Doug McDermott made Team USA for the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. This is sort of like Creighton playing a Big East schedule, only with less travel.
Creighton’s Grant Gibbs was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. If this process took much longer, he would’ve been the first college basketball player also eligible for the U.S. Senior Open.
Western Nebraska Community College got a 7-foot player to go with its two 6-10 guys. During the team photo, tourists asked the players to move because they were blocking Chimney Rock.
ESPN’s Chris Berman delivered a high school commencement address. I’m guessing the highlights were when he told the grads to “Strive to leave your mark, like Abe Lincoln ‘Continental’ and Herbie ‘Vacuum’ Hoover.”
ESPN The Magazine’s “The Body” issue is out. This is our only chance to see athletes nude in the four years between Olympic beach volleyball finals.
And finally: When the president of an Argentine soccer club met with fans after a subpar season, they threw furniture at him. An expert explained that in Argentina this is an insult. Do we need an expert to explain that folks tossing an end table at a guy is not complimentary?