2. Two players on the PGA Tour this year each shot a round of 59 this season, which begs the question “are courses too easy for the pros”? Not so when you consider Web.com (developmental tour) player Greg Eason who shot three rounds in the 90s recently. Granted, the weather conditions were poor in both tour stops in the Bahamas, but a pro golfer shooting in the 90s gives even me hope. On the par 5 18th hole, he shot a decuple bogey (10 over par for you not up on your golf terms). The good news is that on his next round, he shot a 68.
3. Handshakes were originally meant to make sure that the person you were meeting wasn’t carrying a concealed weapon. The hand clasp proved that your hand was empty and shaking was meant to dislodge any weapons hiding up the sleeve.
4. When asked what would you choose to be your only meal for the rest of your life, President Obama said a Cheddar cheeseburger. President Trump’s favorite meal you ask? It’s meatloaf.
5. ESPN is planning on canceling The Sports Reporters, the sports debate show that first aired in 1988 in May. The show was hosted by legendary sportswriter Dick Schaap, who hosted the show until his death in 2001. Schaap was replaced by longtime ESPN broadcaster John Saunders, who hosted until his death last year. Although I watched this show regularly in the 1990s and 2000s, I seldom tuned in lately. All good things – as they say – come to an end.
6. Lady Gaga will be entertaining at halftime of this year’s Super Bowl and if the insurance underwriters approve, she will perform part of the act on the roof of NRG Stadium (Houston). She always pushes the envelope, doesn’t she?
7. I know you are dying to know what is the latest food craze in Russia. Well, I’ll tell you…it’s the ‘River-Rat’ burger, which is made out the animal called a nutria, a two-foot long non-invasive rat. It sells for $8.50 in case you are traveling to Moscow soon.
8. We are just 380 days away from the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. To order tickets, go here: https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/horizon/eng/index.asp
9. The words month, walrus, blub, wasp, husband and orange are words that don’t rhyme with anything at all.
10. Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews revealed recently that she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in early September 2016. After two surgeries, she heard the words in November that she wanted to hear, “cancer free.” Only her TV crew knew she was battling cancer during the football season until now. This story has extra meaning for me because for the first time, I am revealing that I was diagnosed with Kidney cancer in late August, underwent two surgeries and was told in early October that I am clear of cancer. And while I was fighting cancer, I too was patrolling the football sidelines as a TV reporter for BRCTV-11, just like Erin was for Fox Sports. Someday, I would like to meet her just to say, “I know exactly what you were going through.”
Have a great week everyone! And remember, every day is indeed a gift…make the most of it.