Here’s an overview of the visit to the Monday 2015 practice round that my father and I attended.
As you walk onto the grounds, the beauty of the place is immediately apparent. It is, as you might guess, immaculately manicured and the grass is about as perfect and green as you could possibly imagine.
The driving range and practice chipping area are to the left. As we walked up we saw Bernhard Langer and Keegan Bradley chipping to the practice greens. Langer was flipping these 20-30 yard chips over a high bunker to a far pin and every one he hit was within a few feet. It was pretty impressive.
Bernhard Langer chipping at the practice area of the Masters.
Yesterday afternoon (July 5th) there was a public event held at the square for the 2015 US Women’s Open, which will be held at Lancaster Country Club, and Arnold Palmer was to be introduced as the Honorary Chairman of the event. I decided I’d take a walk downtown to see what the event was all about and see if I could catch a glimpse of Arnie.
This was my setup during Round 1 of the NFL Draft… I had ESPN’s coverage streaming on my iPad (I much prefer the NFL Network, but Comcast doesn’t let you stream that network yet), PhiladelphiaEagles.com on the larger second monitor of my laptop, and switching back and forth between NFL.com and ProFootballTalk.com (mostly NFL.com, though) on the main screen of my laptop.
So, the 2014 NFL Draft has been moved back 2 weeks later than normal due to some sort of scheduling conflict with Radio City Music Hall in NYC. If you spend much time reading about the NFL Draft on the Internet or on Twitter, you might come away with the idea that this change is one of the great injustices in World History. (more…)
The Eagles released WR Desean Jackson a few days ago and much of the media discussion has centered around an NJ.com article that rather loosely connects Jackson to gang members with criminal records. Other media members have pointed to his 2013 stat line and asked “How can you get rid of a guy with those stats?” Or they have pointed to the oft repeated line “he takes the top off the defense” and in doing so have contended (overtly or otherwise) that the reason Riley Cooper and other players had good years was a direct result of defenses paying so much attention to Desean Jackson. Anyway, here are my thoughts on the move… (more…)