Posts will be a bit spotty this week- as it’s that wonderful time of year when they let the fox into the henhouse. I’ve been frolicking around the Buick Invitational, unfettered and fancy free, listening to the words exchanged between caddies, fans, players and staff. Not much mention of the whole “lynching” issue. Kelly Tilghman and Tiger were both out today, with Tilghman appearing to be in good spirits and eager to get back to ‘work’ after her suspension. But I actually had my sights set on bigger things, like Camilo Villegas. After getting my quick kitten-fix, I just about walked into Aaron Baddeley-who went unnoticed as he strolled by-you all now how fine he is-so I wont elaborate on his perfectly-fit trousers or drop-dead smile…all players, including Tiger, attended a mandatory meeting on Tuesday to enlighten the beasts about the Tours new ‘anti-doping’ policy….sad news coming from our caddies…popular PGA Tour caddie Steve Duplantis, was killed early Wednesday when he was struck by a taxi while crossing a street in Del Mar. (Just north of Torrey Pines). Duplantis stepped off a center median and into the path of a taxi, where the 35-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene. He was working at the Buick Invitational for Eric Axley. R.I.P. my friend…
What the hell is going on with these women? Seriously. Its hard enough to be a woman in a mans world, so why are some of these woman acting like idiots and ruining it for the rest of us? ESPN2 “First Take” co-host Dana Jacobson is the latest female to open her pie-hole and make us look bad. Jacobson is serving a one-week suspension for her behavior at a January 11 roast for ESPN’s Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic in Atlantic City. At the roast, Jacobson, apparently had way too much to drink, and seeing as she’s a Michigan graduate, made a “rambling speech that included vulgar references about Notre Dame.” (To be specific: “F*ck Notre Dame, touchdown Jesus”) Its just too bad for Jacobson that she said it in front of Golic, (a former Notre Dame defensive lineman), and Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis. An eyewitness called Jacobson’s behavior an “embarrassing display,” and a newspaper account said that the crowd booed Jacobson. Jacobson reportedly “made a number of personal apologies the following day, including to Greenberg and Golic.” Jacobson, in a statement: “I am sorry. My remarks about Notre Dame were foolish and insensitive. I respect all religions and did not mean anything derogatory by my poorly chosen words.” (I gotta say though kids, ‘touchdown Jesus’ is funny.)
Here’s an interesting tid-bit for all you Beverly Hills 90210 fans…Jason Priestley will team with a former Kelley Racing exec to be the co-Owner of Rubicon Racing, a new IRL team scheduled to compete in the ‘08 Indianapolis 500. The team will be operated by Sam Schmidt Motorsports and has an advisory board that includes former Kelley Racing Owner Tom Kelley, Colts TE Dallas Clark, NFL Panthers Jason Baker and Ian Ziering.
Priestley began racing sports cars in 1991. He was a TV analyst for the IRL series prior to 2002, when he crashed during practice at Kentucky Speedway-JP slammed into a wall at 180 mph, broke his back and feet, suffered a concussion, a bruise around his left eye, cuts on his nose, left cheek and neck. “Dude, this is going to be so fun,” Priestley said Monday. “I’m excited to be able to spend the month of May in Indy with my good friends and be a part of the greatest open wheel race,” Priestley said, “It’s been more than five years since my accident, and it’s going to be so good to get to see everyone.” Kinda like a high school renunion….