Subject: Daily Blurb - February 23, 2012|
Posted by: Guru
-  Thu, Feb 23, 2012, 11:29
Quote of the day
"It's a fickle game, and sometimes it bites you." -- Top-ranked golfer Luke Donald, after losing to 65th-ranked Ernie Els, 5-4, in the opening round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
The GuruGolf season is underway. 190 teams have started the season, and Spencer Levin is the opening favorite, appearing on 54% of those rosters. Johnson Wagner ranks second in popularity, on 44%. Fifty-four teams (28%) have both golfers. Last year, Wagner bested Levin in a playoff to win this tournament, so GuruGolfers are looking for a repeat, no doubt. Both have afternoon tee times today, so there are no early indicators whether that’s likely to happen or not. Last year’s cut was at even par.
As I noted last week, tonight brings the Lin-sane Knicks to Miami for a potentially “dynamite” TNT game. While Lin has been the NBA poster boy of late, Miami has quietly won seven straight games by double digits, and is now tied with OKC for the best record in the NBA. Miami is a 9-point favorite tonight, so it may or may not turn out to be a competitive game. But the story line will at least make it compelling at the start.