Soccer Splinters | July 16, 2009

Six months away playing for one of Europe’s elite teams, David Beckham made his return to the Los Angeles Galaxy for practices earlier this week. His return did not come without media attention thanks to teammate Landon Donvan. Apparently Donovan bashed the beloved international star in an upcoming book questioning Beckham’s commitment among other things.

Destination – Royal Turnberry

I suppose any golf purist would say that it is only fitting that each year a major golf tournament is played in the country credited with creating the very sport. Which is why this week all eyes will be focused on the Ailsa Course at Turnberry for the 2009 British Open. The course which hugs the coast line of Scotland – measures out at over 7,200+ yards and Mother Nature will certainly be a major factor. Turnberry is rich in history, having originally been created in the early 1900s. For the most part, the golf course survived 2 World Wars, losing only part of the course to aircraft hangars and runways. In fact most of the golf cour

Fighting Irish Summer Dreams

Make your BCS bowl plans now, Fighting Irish fans!!! According to Blue & Gold Illustrated (BGI), Notre Dame will finish the regular season at 11-1 and head to one of the big BCS bowl games in January. 11-1?!?!? Maybe they’ll play in the National Title game!!! Yahooo!!!!!

Performance Of The Week 7/6-7/12

Sanchez’s no-hitter was the first no-no by a Giant since John ‘The Count’ Montefusco turned the trick against the Braves, September 29 1976. The no-hitter also was the first in the Giants’ 10-year old home by the Bay. What is the name of that place now?

NBA Splinters | July 12, 2009

by Patrick ‘Rey’ Reynell >Boston signs Rasheed Wallace; Celtics showing their desperation? The 2008 NBA Champions signed Rasheed Wallace to a two-year deal. The thirty-four year old forward leaves the Detroit Pistons behind after winning an NBA Championship and apparently cleaning up his act since his Portland “Jail” Blazer days. This signing makes sense on […]

Mount Otsego, Part 6b

Despite the intense debate a few weeks ago in our discussion of the greatest shortstops of all-time, left field has to be considered the toughest position so far, in terms of narrowing the field down to a top four.

Tuesdays with Smitty: Odds and Ends

Well we are more then a week away from the British Open and it has been an interesting weekend of discussion surrounding one position on the baseball field. So I thought I would keep it light and just comment on a few interesting topics that have happened throughout sports in the past week. Here we go: