and... i like them? I think I like them.
For those big Hockey fans, the Frozen Four is always an exciting event. This year returns the big-name teams missing from last year's event with BC, North Dakota, and Minnesota all in the tournament.
Right now Union and BC are tied 2-2. Later North Dakota plays Minnesota.
And down in Augusta, Bill Haas leads after one day at -4. Adam Scott, last year's champion, is tied for second at -3 with the champion from two years ago, Bubba Watson, and 2010 British Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen.
And at 7:00 the Michigan Men's gymnastics team has the preliminary round of the NCAA Championship. Michigan should hopefully advance to the final round with ease. It should also be noted that star Sam Mikulak won the Nissen Emery award, given to the best college gymnast. Basically the Heisman of Men's Gymnastics. Results can be found here:
Feel free to discuss anything related to these or any sports in general.
Final round of our championship. Who are you rooting for?
Tiger was my pick before the tournament started but he has struggled this week. Now I am rooting for Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler, or Jason Day -- Aka anyone but Phil.
For those who enjoyed the animated GIFs of Yu Darvish, Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera you might also enjoy this animated GIF of Tiger Wood's golf swing through the years. It is interesting to watch his swing take some significant changes as he changed swing coaches. Link? LINK
It's Sunday at the Masters. This is as good as it gets! The leaders don't tee off until 2:40 PM, but the "contenders" start going off at around 1:40 or so.
America's Brandt Snedeker and Argentina's Angel Cabrera lead the tournament at -7. Adam Scott is one back at -6, followed by Marc Leishman and Jason Day at -5. Matt Kuchar is at -4, and at -3 sit Tiger Woods and Tim Clark. Other notable players are: Rickie Fowler -2, Steve Stricker -2, Jim Fyurk -2, Fred Couples +1, Bubba Watson +2, Jason Dufner +2, Dustin Johnson +2, Rory McIlroy +4, Phil Mikelson +9, and 14 year old Tianlang Guan at +12.
There have been some incredible storylines so far this year, and it seems like this final round has packed everything you could possibly want into one. You have the past champion (Angel Cabrera), the redemption story (Brandt Snedeker), and of course Tiger Woods. Though he was assessed a controversial two stroke penatly after Friday's round, he sits only 4 shots back going into today's round.
As for the weather, today is colder, and the course will be playing a bit softer than usual, which could cause for some early good scores, like Bill Haas, -2 through 3 holes. There looks like there is rain headed Augusta's way, but you never know with weather.
Hope everyone enjoys this final round, and if you can't make it to a tv, there is some great stuff HERE on the Masters website
Dave Brandon and Mark Hollis have set the date for Round 2 of their (now annual?) golf match for July 24 at a to-be-determined course in Ann Arbor. Last year Hollis' team won in Lansing at Eagle Eye when Hollis' partner closed out the match on the first playoff hole.
I think this is a pretty neat thing they have going on and it seems like they will continue to do it each spring. I'd bet Brandon has been working on his game and hopefully he and whoever he chooses to play with this year can even the score.