Some people call me “Coach.” Some people call me “Jayzor.” For the purposes of this article, you can call me “Coach Jayzor.” I will present a predicted order of finish for each division, commentary on each team, and a player to watch for each team. If you don’t like my predictions, then you’re probably cheering for the wrong team. Feel free to jump on the Detroit bandwagon. Believe me: there’s room. A ton of people jumped off of the Detroit bandwagon a few years back. Remember? The city needs our support. Read more
Golf in the Garden (of Eden?) by Joseph Williams
Since starting to date the beautiful woman that is now my wife, I’ve been to the final round of the Open Championship at St. Andrews and the third and final rounds of The Masters in 2011. Prior to that, the only pro golf tournament I’ve ever been to is the Memphis PGA Tour stop. Now although I absolutely love the TPC Southwind and love the tradition of attending the (Insert Sponsor Here) St. Jude Classic, it doesn’t hold a candle to two major championships at two of the world’s most prestigious courses. So there’s an extra flutter in my heart and magical memories in my mind as I prepare for the tradition unlike any other, The Masters (on CBS?). (The debate about what the “tradition unlike any other” is one I continue to have with my friends over drinks annually. Is the tradition THE MASTERS or is it that THE MASTERS IS ON CBS? The world may never know.)
So for our column previewing and predicting The Masters, I’ll present my Top 5 Favorite Things about attending The Masters live last year. Read more
I’d like to take a brief step aside from our usual shenanigans to tell you a little bit about a non-profit program that you NEED to know about and support. It’s called The First Tee of Memphis and even if you think you’re familiar with it, there’s a lot more to it than you think. The organization is now in its 21st year in Memphis and it has flown under the radar throughout its entire existence.
The program was founded in 1991 as the Mid-South Junior Golf Association by a man named Charles Hudson at Pine Hill Golf Course. He was managing the golf course and noticed how there were no African American youth playing the sport he loved, so he decided to do something about it. He created the program not just to teach golf, but because he wanted the area youth to learn a set of life skills that would transform the way they viewed the world.
Golf is a very different sport from every other sport out there. It has many life skills inherently built into the game. For example, you call penalties on yourself in golf. You don’t have a referee constantly watching your every move. Integrity and honesty are things you have to practice on every shot. Read more
You hate broccoli or you love it. There is no middle ground or grey area. The same theory is applicable to coaches. Some people loathe the name Calipari while others celebrate it. Many were celebrating last night after Kentucky’s win over the Kansas Jayhawks. Living in Memphis gave me first hand accounts of Calipari and his genius, nevermind the fact that I have played 18 holes of Putt-Putt behind he and his son only days after his hip surgery. Or the time he and his children were gallivanting around the 12th green at Galloway Golf Course while I accidentally rolled a few tee shots in their direction. During his tenure in Memphis he galvanized a city and created a culture unlike any other this city had seen. Then he left.
Name calling, disavowed allegiances were sworn, and hatred festered for a slick-haired Italian crook. Well, I for one did not participate in this mob-like mentality. He left for a better job. Get over it. Yes, I was disappointed that MY team no longer had his goon squad of recruiters or his charismatic demeanor that soothed and calmed every worry. He went to another Blue school, who desperately needed to win again. So what did he do? He won. He won a lot. Calipari still hasn’t lost in Rupp Arena. Memphis fans hate him because he’s winning elsewhere – his character never came into question when he was the orchestrator of the Tigers success. Read more
1. Duck Soup– Often referred to as the Marx Brothers best film, Duck Soup is also one of the best military satires ever made. Personally, I love the Marx Brothers. I find their humor brilliant. I think this is a film that everyone should give a chance and you might just find that the wit of old Hollywood is just as good if not better as the wit of Hollywood today. Oh and it just so happens to be number 5 in AFI’s Top 100 Laughs of All-Time if you don’t want to take my word for it. Also, the entire film can be viewed on YouTube below if you don’t have Netflix! Read more