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Tiger Woods Suspended for PEDs?

Former PGA Tour Player Dan Olsen claims, from supposedly credible sources, that Tiger Woods has been suspended for one-month from the tour for the use of PEDs.

On a radio show in Lansing, Michigan called The Game, Olsen made the following comment:

I heard he’s on a month’s suspension. … It’s kind of a strong witness. It’s a credible person who is telling me this.Dan Olsen, Former PGA Tour Member

Olsen later retracted his statement saying that it was pure speculation on his part.

However, any speculation regarding Tiger Woods always makes front page headlines and this story is no different. In the video below, Scott Van Pelt discusses the issue on his radio show:

Of course, Tiger Woods’ agent is denying all of this. But did this just come out of nowhere? Would Tiger Woods be playing right now if he could? What do you think?

Richard CummingsTiger Woods Suspended for PEDs?
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Superbowl 49 Review: Was the final play unthinkable & will the Seahawks ever be the same?

Superbowl Ends with Interception

Seahawks Superbowl Victory Intercepted

The Seattle Seahawks lost it all by doing the unthinkable: running a pass play when they have the league’s best in Marshawn Lynch to deliver the game winning touchdown. But, was it so unthinkable?

It’s now the morning after. I confess…I have not watched one iota of Superbowl coverage following the game, the interception, and possibly the end of the dynasty that wasn’t.Read More

Richard CummingsSuperbowl 49 Review: Was the final play unthinkable & will the Seahawks ever be the same?
UFC 182 Fight Night

UFC 182 Winner: Jon “Bones” Jones Beats Daniel “DC” Cormier by Decision

UFC 182 has arrived and the winner is…Jon “Bones” Jones by decision. Check out all of the UFC 182 fight coverage below including live fight coverage, videos, pre-fight necessities, and UFC 183 predictions.

UFC 182: A Summary of the Jon Jones Daniel Cormier Fight

Below, I will give my quick takes after each round.

Round 1 Summary: The two came out fighting with Cormier trying to cut off the distance and Jon Jones doing a whole lot of creative kicking–it’s as if they need to name new for the type of unique strikes Jon Jones throws. The round continued with Jones getting some good kicks. Cormier also got a couple of good upper cuts in and a few licks here and there. He is continuing to try to maintain a close proximity Jones whose reach advantage is like a foot. Definitely Jones won the first round and but it wasn’t completely dominating

Round 2 Summary: A good portion of round two took place at close range. Jones was able to get some good kicks in but I think I felt that Cormier won that round. He seemed to get in more punches and he was the one who he had more ring generalship as he kept the fight tight and kept Jones in close proximity. I think I give this round to Cormier. Jones raised his hand at the end of the round like he won it but it was sort of like when a boxer smiles after they’ve been hit. Misguided.

Round 3 Summary:: Round started with some good blows but then Jon Jones poked Cormier in the eye, which he does because he oddly sticks out both arms without closed fists. He was warned for this after it happened. Cormier took a couple of minutes and then the fight continues. As Joe Rogan just said, this continues to be an extremely close fight. Thew inner of round 3 is totally clear yet. The round continues at fairly close range so Cormier was able to get in some good licks on Jones but Jones continues to use his elbows very well inside and in the end tried some sort of flying headlock move that did not work. Round three could have gone to either guy…I’d probably give it to Jones.

Run 4 Summary: Cormier, who’s never been taken down once in his life before this fight has just been taken down fairly easily by Jones twice in round 4. However, Jones could not completely capitalize on these take downs. It seems that Cormier is getting a little winded in this round 4. He’s only been in one 5 round before but Jones has been in several and John seems to be the better conditioned athlete at this point. They returned to stand up fighting with about a minute and a half left and things were about equal. But Jones clearly one round four based on his takedowns and his aggressiveness. At the end of the round, Jones raised his hand in victory once again.

Round 5 Summary: As we enter round five, it’s either two rounds or two or three rounds to one in favor of Jones. You would think that Cormier has to win this round to have a chance; he probably needs a stoppage. The first minutes of the round are uneventful as they fought against the cage and traded some minor blows. The entire second minute of the round also took place as they grappled slowly, deliberately and traded some more minor blows along the cage. Cormier is trying desperately to bring Jon Jones down. With one minute left in the fight, this round is generating boos form the crowd as not much is happening. With just under 1 minute left, Cormier was able to lift up Jones and slam him to the ground but Jones was unaffected and stood right back up. This uneventful round went to Jones because he got in the better blows.

The fight has gone to the judges. It will either be 3-2 or 4-1 in favor of Jones. And, from Bruce Buffer…all judges score the fight the same: 49-46 in favor of Jones (4 rounds to 1).

The broadcast concluded with Joe Rogan interviewing Jon Jones. Jon Jones said some unkind things about Cormier and then apologized for being classless. Does this apology make it classful?

Did the fight live up to its billing? Can fights with this hype ever live up to the billing? It started out as a quality fight but devolved a bit in the last two rounds. But am I glad I watched it live? Absolutely!

Where To Watch UFC 182 Jones Vs Cormier: Pay-Per-View, Online, or Live

To watch UFC182 live, you can get tickets for the event which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night, January 3rd. You’ll be paying an arm and a leg for the tickets but it will be well worth it.

Most of us will not be fortunate enough to be there live so we can watch the fight on pay-per-view. Here are the many different ways to watch UFC182 on your TV.

For those you who prefer to watch the fight online on your computers, tables, or phones, you can do that as well. Probably, the best choice to ensure good quality online is to watch UFC182 on YouTube.

UFC 182: The History, The Build-Up

The Main Event for UFC 182 pits Jon “Bones” Jones vs Daniel “DC” Cormier. This event has been a long time coming. They were originally scheduled to fight each other on September 27th in Las Vegas. In the promotion leading up to this September 27th bout, Jones and Cormier got into their now famous/infamous prefight fight as we see in the video below.Read More

Richard CummingsUFC 182 Winner: Jon “Bones” Jones Beats Daniel “DC” Cormier by Decision

Best Golf Drivers

Best Golf DriversIn this article, we are going to take a look at the best golf drivers on the market today. To drive the golf ball long and straight, you need one of these best rated golf drivers. Take a look at these best golf driver reviews and get your golf game to where you want it to be.

You know the drill. You get up to the first tee all filled with optimism about a round of great golf. When it’s your time, you put the tee in the ground prepared for a long drive straight down the center and then…all your hopes for a great round vanish in a matter of seconds. Your drive has maybe sliced into the trees, hooked into the woods, or popped straight up.

It might have been your swing…or it might have been your equipment, your golf driver. Read More

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Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki: Splitsville

The Golf Channel is reporting the Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki have split up!

Who dumped whom? Well, apparently, Rory McIlroy laid down the breakup gauntlet that ended the relationship, which had been going on for quite some time.

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However, one could argue that a breakup was a necessity for their careers. Both of them have faltered of late in their respective golf and tennis careers.

In 2013, after signing a contract with Nike for a reported $250 million dollars , Rory had a terrible year.

And Wozniacki? She has won no singles titles this year and her ranking has plummeted from a high of #1 in the world 2010 to #9 in the world.

Hmmmm…career vs relationship? Looks like these two are choosing career!

Richard CummingsRory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki: Splitsville
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Tiger Woods “Illegal” Drop at The Players Championship

After winning The Players Championship, people are discussing ad-nauseam whether Tiger made an illegal drop on the 14th hole after hooking his ball into the water.

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Tiger Woods Drop on the 14th Hole

Tiger Woods can’t buy a break these days. Well, actually, he could probably buy anything given that he has already won 4 times on tour this year, the fastest in any year that he has achieved that many wins.

In fact, his win total might be 5 were it not for the first illegal drop that started “drop-gate” at The Masters. There, he readily accepted the penalty assessed and went about his business.

Now, all the talk is of Tiger Woods’ illegal drop on the 14th hole at The Players Championship. On YouTube, as you see below, a user named John Ziegler spends about 5 minutes on the issue:

And certainly, if you watched the coverage, Johnny Miller was not going to let this go without expressing his opinion that it seemed to be a very generous drop.

However, the coverage that we are all seeing, which makes it look like the ball traveled over water the entire time, is from the blimp and is not what anybody on the course saw.

And Tiger saw nothing. He had lowered his head in disgust, as all of us golfers do when we realize that we have just hit a duck hook. So, according to how the rules work, Tiger must consult with his playing partner(s) to determine the proper place to drop the ball. His playing partner that day was Casey Wittenberg and here is what he had to say: “I saw it perfectly off the tee. I told him exactly where I thought it crossed, and we all agreed.”

So, Tiger dropped where Casey pointed out that the ball had crossed the hazard. That’s the rule and Tiger did the right thing…as he did at The Masters.

Enough.

Richard CummingsTiger Woods “Illegal” Drop at The Players Championship
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Gay Men In Sports: The Real Issue That Is Not Addressed – The Locker Room

Yesterday, NBA center Jason Collins announced that he is gay. He is the first active NBA player to come out as gay. And there is one real issue that nobody addresses with gay men in sports: the locker room.

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Political correctness informs what so many people are willing–or unwillingly–to say regarding gay men in sports but we cannot hide from this one issue that needs to be addressed.

I applaud Jason Collins for coming out and hope that his actions prevent others from hiding their identities throughout their athletic careers. And, I detest any athlete who refuses to accept a gay athlete as his teammate.

However, I completely understand a straight athletes reluctance to embrace a gay man in normal circumstance locker room activity.

Of course, that statement will be immediately rejected by many who will say “that’s absurd”, “you’re close-minded”, “you’re an idiot”. I would submit that you shout those accusations to a mirror and lip-read.

I know most heterosexual men agree with me whether they admit it or not. And, to the women (who are different sexual beings than men), you only need ask yourself one question: Would you object to straight man showering next to you after all of your athletic events? Think about that…honestly and objectively.

If your answer is “no”, then you’ve got me.

However, I think that most women would say, “Yes, of course I would object to a straight man showering with me.”

In that case, this situation is no different. Gay men are attracted to men and have the same inclinations toward men that straight men have towards women.

So, while I whole-heartedly embrace any gay man in any sport, I completely understand a heterosexual’s reluctance to accept gay men in the locker room. And, let’s be clear, that really means “the showers”.

I welcome you to share your opinions in the comments below!

Richard CummingsGay Men In Sports: The Real Issue That Is Not Addressed – The Locker Room