On Opinions in the Shorts, Vol. 19

On Wondering Where
I’m sure you’ve been wondering about whatever happened to Doogie Howser? For those eager to know, I found this post from Maxi.

On Dancing with the Stars
Some aspects of the first half rounds of Dancing with the Stars can be painful as the teams segregate themselves into the haves, have nots, and the maybes. As demonstrated this week, the risk of audience participation is an interruption in the pecking order as a “maybe”, comedian David Alan Grier, is bounced at the expense of have-not Steve-O staying. Hopefully, Steve-O’s time will run out next week.

On Gary First, then Pumping Gas … and finally Tiger
Sure it’s Masters week and the buzz is about Tiger, but cheers to Gary Player who announced he’s playing in this 52nd and last Masters. He’s a great champion, a statesman for the game, and a class act. Here’s a post.

Here’s an interesting story of a gas station owner playing in the Masters.

Earlier this week I saw a great segment about Tiger Woods using a software analogy … unfortunately I couldn’t find the video.

  • Tiger 1.0: The one who burst on top the PGA scene
  • Tiger 2.0: The one who restructured his swing, and then took his swing to another level
  • Tiger 3.0: The one following knew surgery proclaiming a new and improved Tiger who has yet to reach his peak

On a Ceremonial First Pitch
Having Captain Sullenberger throw the ceremonial first pitch was great – only to be topped by the person who came up with the idea for number 155 for his uniform number. A tip of the cap to the Giants organization!

On Baseball’s Civil Rights
The Cincinnati Reds will host this years’ Civil Rights Game on June 20 against the Chicago White Sox. MLB has chosen Henry Aaron, Muhammand Ali, and Bill Cosby as this year’s honorees.

On Italy
My thoughts and prayers go out to the people affected by the recent earthquake in Italy.

On a Classic Chuckle
A chuckle from a classic scene to send you into the weekend. Have a good and safe weekend.