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Golfers headache

A Catholic priest, an Indian doctor, a rich Chinese businessman and an Italian from New Jersey were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers in front of them.

The Italian from New Jersey fumed,
‘What’s with those jerks? We’re waiting fifteen minutes between shots!’

The Indian doctor chimed in, ‘I don’t know, but I’ve never seen such poor golf!’

The Chinese businessman called out, ‘Move it, time is money!’

The Catholic priest said, ‘Here comes the greens keeper. Let’s have a word with him. Excuse me, sir!’ said the priest, ‘What’s wrong with that group ahead of us? They’re rather slow, aren’t they?’

The greens keeper replied, ‘Oh, yes. That’s a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime.’

The group fell silent for a moment.

The Catholic priest said, ‘That’s so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.’

The Indian doctor said, ‘Good idea. I’m going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there’s anything that he might be able to do for them.’

The Chinese businessman replied, ‘I think I’ll donate $50,000 to the fire fighters union in honor of these brave souls!’

The Italian from New Jersey said, ‘Why the fuck can’t they play at night?

[What did the Jersey boys do??]

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Nate Montana

Joe Montana playing catch w/ son Nate Maui

Like father like son ..

Joe’s son Nate is playing, as QB at Notre Dame, his Alma Mater. Very neat. Joe the senior had won four Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers but he never had the body of his son who stands at 6-foot-4, and weights 200 pounds. But Nate is tranferring to Pasadena (Calif.) City College for the fall semester. Too many good QBs at Notre Dame? .. Well, I’m looking forward to see a Montana in the NFL soon. Joe’s younger son is 16, also plays QB. So, the Manning bros would soon have company? Hopefully, till the Montanas win couple of Super Bowls too!

Joe looks old now -:)

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Mini me

jennifer-scholleUS Open Series. Men’s quarterfinal.
He wears his cap low. Picks on his shirt at shoulders. Touches his face and tapes at his cap. His shirt is on the large side so he has to consistently pulling it backward, and uses it wipe his sweats. His feet come close as his fires his booming serve. He ventures to the net occasionally and made the volley; drops his opponent and wins the point.
Andy Roddick (1982, 6’2″ Career prize money $16,562,109)?
Andy is too short and cracks too few aces.
It’s John Isner (1985; 6’9″; Career prize money $537,345) who played Wayne Odesnik (1985; 5’11” Career prize money US$601,218). For the three sets, John served 27 aces and 7 double faults.
John even looks like Andy, but with slower pace. And far less wins.
I’ve never seen him before. My first impression was, he’s an American. I couldn’t quite put my figure on it, but just knew by instinct.
How one defines All American Look?
Ralph Lauren? – ok, that’s lazy.
There is an abundant of goodness about John. His openness, sunny disposition; easy-going and unhurried manner. Privilege may not be the correct word, how about righteousness? Most of all, he shrinks the court.
There’s also an air of looseness about John. Look at his 7 doubles. And the career prize money vs Andy.

Odesnik on the other hand, looks like a journey man. Older. Sour face. Short legs. Fitting shirt. Not enough upper lip to cover his mouth .. errrr .. he looks like a donkey. Just very un-princely.

I thought James Blake has that All American Look. But he walks funny, like old Chinese lady with her bounded feet, gat. And his behind is always sticking out. Oh man .. And his girl friend, a golf course cocktail waitress posed for Maxim.

There are three Americans and one Canadian, Frank Russell Dancevic (with a handsome single hand backhand) for the semi. with all my heart, I hope one of the Americans will prevail.

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The big babe big time sport

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Pumpkin’s off to her lacrosse camp soon, the 2nd. The first one she went to was two weeks ago. As soon as we arrived, I was like … Oh mighty!
Her fellow campers were all so so tall, big and strong. And so legally blonde. The parents, mostly moms were all mostly fit and tanned.
When I went to pick her up, I literally had to look through the shoulders of the crowds to find her.

Apparently, Big babes are in every sport, now.

Of the previous camp, she said it wasn’t as rigorously demanding as she thought would be, actually had time to finish the book we advised her to take. This past weekend her coach K asked what would she like to play in college.
She replied without hesitation
Knowing what you’re getting into, it’s fine, great, play to your heart’s content.

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Jumping out of a pool

Jarron Gilbert jumps out of pool without hands. How did he do that? I need to learn 🙂 since my arms and shoulders hurt .. ..

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Oh thy Mets

The Mets broadcasting triumvirate of Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling are the talk of the town.

New York Observer writes cool articles. Not sure the Mets is cool or winning. But the three add excitement and flavors to the Mets. John Koblin is right that their style of commentating only work in New York. The comedian Dennis Miller should have become the Mets announcers rather than with NFL.

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Madison Keys

Keys is a now-14-year-old American from Illinois who trains full time at Evert Academy in Boca Raton, Florida since 2005 when she was only 9 years old.

Keys said in 2008 that

I’m not the person who wants to stay on the baseline and rally crosscourt for 50 balls. You get into the net and you put it away.

“When I was about three years old I walked through [the living room] when they were watching the Wimbledon final and I think it was Venus,” Keys says. “It was Venus playing, and I saw her outfit and I loved it. I asked my dad, ‘Can I have one of those outfits?’ and he said ‘Only if you play tennis.’ And I said ‘OK!’ and I started playing after that. So I didn’t start for the tennis part, I started for the outfits, then I just loved it. And the outfits came as the extra-bonus part.”

You go girl. I couldn’t wait for the next American player to rise to the #1. She volleys, NO LESS.

This past Wimbledon, after Serena held up her singles plate, she went to play with her sister Venus and won the women’s doubles title. The American men are less triumph: Andy took Roger to the 5th set but lost. The Bryan brothers lost in final too.

I mused over the sight that Venus sent the current #1 player home almost on a bicycle, 6:0 and 6:1. How embarrassing. We got a new cyclist. The ranking system needs to reconsider.

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