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Curiosity Killed The Cat, but Confidence Consoles The Tiger

17 Mar

I recently (and randomly) noticed the other day, just how absent Earl’s boy Tiger has been from the media. But honestly, I suppose that with Elin now swimming laps through half of his fortune like Scrooge McDuck, most women being afraid to be seen with him now, for fear that they’ll be deemed his sloppy 22nds and his mediocre finishes in the few golf tournaments he’s chosen to participate in, there really hasn’t been a whole lot to talk about lately, has there?

Most reasonable folks would say no, but we can always count on the easily excitable folks over at ESPN to find an angle in which to make Tiger relevant again. While watching Sports Center and getting ready for work this morning (I’m weird like that), I caught an interview where Tiger was asked about how his life has been going (you know, post freak-nasty sex scandal and the miraculous cosmetic dentistry answer for a 9-iron to the face). I’m not sure what they were expecting him to say, but in true Tiger fashion, he waxed poetic about how awesome his life was and how he has God on speed dial to materialize rainbows for his kids to slide down during the days that he has visitation (I’m paraphrasing).

The interviewer also asked El Tigre about what, if any concerns he had about his current golf game and about his aspirations to return to the elite ranks within the professional golf world. The last part of this run-on question was an inquiry regarding who Woods thought was the best golfer at the present time. With a side-eye and a smug grin that would have made even Hades blush, the golf great basically shared that with a more consistent swing, the likely candidate would undoubtedly be him (well that’s what his raised eyebrows said).

But seriously though; the man may lack a lot of things; namely a moral compass and his natural incisors and bicuspids, but his well of confidence remains overflowing. If he could just somehow figure out a way in which to bottle and sell the stuff, he’d be a very wealthy…oh wait, never mind.

Caption This: Shots I Learned From Elin

5 Oct

Although I can only think of one soul that I know personally who was wide awake this past Saturday morning between the hours of 3am and 2pm watching the Ryder Cup action on television, the idea of there being a Team USA vs. Everyone Else no matter what sport it is, still makes for interesting blog-worthy commentary and fodder for us “arrogant Americans”, no?

After several days, even more rain delays and quite a bit of smack tweeting talking (rolls eyes annoyingly at Ian Poulter) Team USA fell to the European team yesterday during the 2010 Ryder Cup Golf Tournament in what golf aficionados would call a nail-biter (the rest of us would likely just say yawn). 

Even though Team USA was able to make a strong rally from a deficit of three to tie the match up before their imminent loss after Graeme McDowell (the dude who won The US Open) sealed the win for the European team with a 20 foot freak-of-nature downhill putt the 16th hole, the highlights of the competition (for me, at least) were the gaffes that occurred on the green (see above).

On Monday in Jay Busbee’s Devil Ball Golf Blog, he posted this picture of Tiger Woods completely botching his shot on the 18th hole, propelling the ball directly at a cameraman.  And though it was obviously unintentional and his bad, knowing El Tigre’s disdain for event photogs on occasion only makes this faux pas more amusing to me…well that, and Borat’s brother Bilo to the right, smoking a stogie like he’s the coolest fish in the pond.

Alright folks! Do your worst and caption the pic above!

Fight Like A Girl!

4 Oct

Happy October Pack!  I cannot believe that in a little less than three months, we will be ringing in another New Year.  But before I start anticipating year-end closeout sales and resolutions, let me focus on the good things still going on this year.  October officially marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and affords women the opportunity to be better versed on matters of breast health and education.

With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States.   It is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women (lung cancer being the first).  According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 192,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. In addition, an estimated 40,000 women are expected to die from the disease each year. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.

And while it is certainly important for all women to embrace preemptive measures, it is especially vital that sistahs both young and older take their breast health seriously.  Research from the American Cancer Society finds that although African-American women have a slightly lower occurrence of breast cancer after age 40 than Caucasian women, we have a slightly higher incidence rate of breast cancer before age 40. Conversely, African-American women are more likely than any other group to die from breast cancer at every age.

Because of the aggressive nature of this disease, it is important that women not only get as much information as possible about breast cancer and how it develops, but we must also be proactive in our methods of prevention through mammography screening, regular clinical breast exams, and breast self-examinations. 

      

But although I’m talking statistics and prevention, what I have found to be incredible encouraging over the past few years is the fact that support and representation for the eradication of this disease is not simply limited to breast cancer survivors, people who are either suffering through or know someone who has the disease or even just women.  Whether it’s local communities establishing  “PINK OUT” fundraisers, companies like Purina donating a portion of their sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Georgia Aquarium’s non-to-subtle makeover, or the manliest athletes around donning pink all over during the month of October, it just goes to show that breast cancer is a disease that directly and indirectly affects millions, but just as many are determined to fight it like a girl!

   

   

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