2009 Link Round-Up, Highlights and Lowlights

Well 2009 is coming to a close so I thought I’d compile some of my note-worthy internet finds of 2009. Not all originated in 2009, but most of the content and news did. Anything that didn’t, I discovered for myself in 2009.

2009 saw a pair of near tragic events in the air this year, neither of which ended with the loss of human life. First in January when a plane piloted by Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger went into the Hudson with 155 people on board. Then on Christmas day when a wanna-be terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, failed to successfully detonate a bomb on an airliner headed to Detroit.

Taking Back Sunday released a new album called New Again. A decent CD, but a typical Taking Back Sunday CD. Nothing groundbreaking or especially catching so overall a disappointment. But a new TBS CD is always a good thing.

The writer of Punk Rock Paint found a good way to deal with packsearchers. (PunkRockPaint.com) (more…)

Chris Ballard Takes On Sports Fans

Today I checked my mail and saw a Sports Illustrated with Alabama’s Colin Peek on the cover (Dec 14, 2009). As I normally do, I turned to the Point After column on the back page. Chris Ballard wrote this weeks piece, entitled “So Much Raging Bull”. He started it off with a paragraph about Tiger Woods in which he called B.S. on all those he say they weren’t curious about the Woods saga which has him cheating on his wife with maybe three different women. Blah. At first I found that boring and a waste of space for Point After. But then he used it as a segue to call B.S. on a number of other segments of sports fans. This part I loved. First up? Red Sox Nation! (more…)

Fore! get About Facts

The TMZ story alleging that Elin Nordegren was attacking husband, Tiger Woods apparently is more convincing to some people than the citation for careless driving. While it does stand to reason that he could have been attacked while driving carelessly, you’d think that if that was the case they would have let him off the hook for driving carelessly. But whether or not that happened, I think it’s now obvious that it won’t go down as the official story. (more…)

Thank God Tiger is missing the Ryder Cup

We all knew Tiger Wood’s injury will keep him out of the Ryder Cup. Now, we know he won’t be showing up to support the United States team. Thank God.

As Slate Magazine taught us, golfers perform worse when Tiger is in the field.



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Golf swing for sale

What does it mean that we’re now selling golf swings?

“You’ve got to try this golf swing!” an ad for the Stack and Tilt method proclaims.

I’d heard of the Stack and Tilt only recently, and only in comparison to Jim Hardy’s “One-plane swing.” Hardy doesn’t bother me. His theory is that some golfers naturally have a one-plane swing and some golfers naturally have a two-plane swing. Finding the proper swing, and forgetting fundamentals intended for the other swing are the supposed key to success.

I came across the Stack and Tilt because it was being compared to the One-plane swing. It was a discussion on a web forum. People took sides, and nothing was determined. Just your typical Internet discussion, I thought.

But it seems the creators of Stack and Tilt have found the one proper way to swing a golf club. Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Bobby Jones, Tiger Woods. That’s just a small list of players who haven’t figured it out yet or never did. (more…)