Good to see John Daly back to winning PGA Tour events. He won the Insperity Invitational this weekend on the PGA Champions Tour. At first I thought the headline said he won a PGA Tour event but apparently it was on the Champions Tour. Still a heck on an accomplishment, and hopefully one we see more of from Daly on the Champions Tour. Especially with the Tiger Void we are in right now, golf could use some personalities.
And if you want some personalities, check out this video of him celebrating his victory yesterday. A champagne shower on the course. Outstanding stuff. And then add in the fact that him and (I assume) his wife are wearing matching outfits. USA outfits nonetheless. Just great stuff from John here. Golf needs more of this.
I didn't stay up for all 18 innings last night, in fact I didn't watch a single pitch of the game, but I see the Cubs lost again to the Yankees last night. After blowing game one of the series in the 9th and getting blown out in game 2, I'm sure Cubs fans were hoping for a win last night to at least salvage a little bit from that series. Not a good pair of performances in marquee matchups the past two weekends. After dropping their series to the Red Sox last weekend, the Cubs got swept this weekend against the Yankees. The two premiere teams in the American League just took 5 of 6 from Chicago. Which means I have to start asking....
Do the Cubs have the clutch gene?
I think it's something we at least have to keep an eye on and I'll be the one at the forefront keeping tabs on this. It's going to be easy to overlook this since they got the World Series last year, which we'll talk about shortly, but the Cubs are starting to show a tendency of coming up small in big moments.
Take the first time they reached the playoffs in a decade or so in 2015. The ride a wave of momentum and newfound excitement through the NLDS and get one series away from the World Series. And what happened? They choked. A semi-decent Mets team swept them in the NLCS. Not clutch.
The following year, 2016, they ride a wave of momentum and if Jake Arrieta is any indication a newfound pharmacist through the regular season. Really look like a dominant, and muscled, team. And then they finally broke the door down and got to a World Series. But in that World Series....the gags started to come back again. They got down 3-1 in the series to the Cleveland Indians. On the brink of elimination. But then as my cousin Mitch Eslick says after anytime LeBron wins any type of game ever, the Cubs caught every single lucky break imaginable. Fluke plays, rain showers, continually unreal Chapman performances, just a little bit of everything and it all broke the Cubs way. Sometimes you just fall ass backwards into things and it felt that way for the Cubs last year.
Now come to this season when the spotlight is a little brighter on the Cubs. Not sneaking up on anybody and getting everyone's best shot. They are barely over .500, in the middle of the pack in their division, and would be out of the playoffs if they started today. Then in their two big series in primetime this year, they go 1-5. Not clutch.
Just something to keep an eye on folks. We might have to start changing the words of "Go Cubs Go" to "Choke Cubs Choke".
Apparently the MTV Movie Awards were last night? Those used to be such a big deal in modern pop culture. Now it's hardly a blip on the radar. Even Twitter was silent last night about it. I know there are tons of awards shows these days but there were many awards shows back in MTV's prime too but they found a way to stand out. I don't think this is an awards show thing, I think this is an MTV thing.
Has any channel fallen off the grid quicker than MTV has in the past decade? I'm sure there has been but I can't think of many. MTV used to be the hip, trendy television channel with it's finger on the pulse of society and pop culture. Now my fingers couldn't find it on my remote if you gave me an hour to find it. I was never a big MTV guy but I'm not sure I could tell you two shows on MTV right now. I know you got The Challenge, but that's it. Does anyone watch MTV anymore? Feels like it's quickly going the ways of the newspaper industry.