at least it's not just us?
I'm hoping someone can translate.
Starts tonight at 7:30. Fascinating that this computer ("Watson", after IBM founder) will be able to understand human idioms and natural language. It's quite complex if you've ever studied linguistics. Jennings seems like a bit of a tool, but I watched almost every one of his episodes during that long run. Brad Rutter is the other contestant, the record holder for highest cumulative winnings.
Watson will likely be the forerunner of technologies that affect our lives for several decades. Bonus opportunity for all those folks posting "Go Big Blue" to actually be correct in their rooting interest, and be the first to bow down to the machines. I side with John Connor.
Ewen Murray, a commentator for Britain's Sky Sports, said on air after seeing Woods spit on the second tee during the second round that it was "one of the ugliest things you will ever see on a golf course."
"The Euro Tour is right -- it was inconsiderate to spit like that and I know better," Woods said on Twitter. "Just wasn't thinking and want to say I'm sorry."
Ridiculous, IME. If Ewen Murray is so disgusted by it then he better steer clear of any hockey, baseball, football or soccer games.
EDIT -- Video of the incident:
Check out the pictures that I took on Sunday at the Michigan softball game.
Let me know what you think.
The Michigan Softball team won the final game of the Houston Hilton Invitational Tourney today. They beat the Ohio Bobcats 16-3 in the 6 inning mercy rule game. Game time temperature was 72 F.
Stephanie Speierman was in the circle today and pitched 5 innings, allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs. She struck out 5 and walked 2. JT came in the final inning in relief.
The offense scored 16 runs on 9 hits but took advantage of 17 Bobcat walks and had only 5 Ks. Dorian Shaw led the way going 2 for 3 with 2 BB and 4 RBIs and scoring both times she reached base. Ashley Lane went 1 for 2 with 3 BB and 2 RBIs while scoring 2 runs.
For the young, five game season, the Lady Wolverines have a batting average of .377, with an OBP of .643. They have 38 BB and have 23 Ks. They outscored their opponents 59-11, with 2 mercy rule wins.
The pitching has been dominating with Sophmore Stephanie Speierman doing a great job as JT's back up. SS has an ERA of 2.18, gave up 9 BB and has 16Ks in 17 innings of work. JT has an ERA of 1.23, gave up 2 BB and has 19Ks in 16 innings of work.
SS seems to be a slow starter due to 9 BB. Typically a great pitcher will have 1 BB to every 2 Ks or better. I think Carol is doing a great job with the pitching rotation. She is allowing SS enough innings to master her pitches, while saving JT.
Next up for the ladies is the FAU Kickoff Classic next weekend in Bocca Raton Florida.. They play #47 Long Island, #70 Florida Atlantic, #64 Tulsa and #26 UMass.
With all the MGoBoard softball love, a shout out to another of the minor sports seems in order. After stumbling a bit out of the gate to a 2-2 start (both losses coming to top 4 teams), Michigan has scorched the California earth, amassing a 10-2 record, while playing unranked opposition only twice.
Tonight was an historic occasion for the Wolverines, as two players put their names into the Michigan record books. Senior Alison Mantel set the all time UM assists record, with 3 against Marist and 1 against Long Beach State. Sophomore goalie Alex Adamson, meanwhile, became the first-ever Michigan goalkeeper to backstop a complete-game shutout, as Michigan rolled Long Beach State, 6-0 (the 4 previous shotouts in UM history were combined efforts).
Tough opposition looms, as tomorrow Michigan is guaranteed to face two more top-ten opponents, including a possible rematch with #3 UCLA, who handed UM a tough 6-5 loss earlier in the year.
Water polo is a lot like softball, being a sport where the balance of power tilts heavily to California/West Coast teams, but Michigan is intent on cracking into the nation's elite. We've made several nice tourney runs, and have dominated Eastern water polo for some time. A national title is the next step, and it is only a matter of time!