Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday Odds and Ends

Michael Jordan Makes a Donation - Charlotte local media swarmed over the Bobcats owner's gift to CMS students who participate in the YMCA's Y Achievers program last week.

From the Charlotte Observer:

"Jordan led by example Thursday by making appearances at three high schools in three hours, announcing a series of surprises for participants in the YMCA’s Y Achievers mentoring program."

"The big news: a $200,000 gift to the program from the team and its broadcast partner, FOX Sports Carolinas/Sports South."

So maybe you were like Cedar Posts when you saw the amount of the gift $200,000.

Seriously I thought it must have been a typo, $200,000.00?

It should have been more like $2 million.

Come on Jordan isn't it time to put down your pom poms and get in there with the rest of the Varsity?

The complete Observer story is here.

TAR ..... HEELS! - Has become just about as annoying as "It's" "In" "The" "Hole" heard over and over again at PGA Golf Tournaments. The twitter world was abuzz with the "TAR" tweets and the requisite HEELS! response that is until the second half got underway. The final score a stunning 70-58.

The loss can be summed up with two words, Jeff Withey. The Kansas 7-foot senior center was amazing. Normally guys at the 7 foot level look just a tad awkward inside the paint. Withey has grace and balance unlike anyone of that height and he made it look easy.

As for the It's in the hole crowd, Augusta National says it discourages that sort of behavior, which is why the drunks at Augusta use the "four part" method with each particiant uttering only one of the four words while located on varying spots around the green.

And to think Bill Murray's unscripted soliloquy was total ad-lib. (See Below)

The First Day of Spring Was When? - Not around here. So much for that global warming alert.

It's In The Hole - Each spring golf jumps to the forefront of the sports world, a combination of basketball exhaustion and lack of NFL football dispondantness, with a good helping of please let the snow stop falling. The first signs of spring to many are the azaleas of Augusta for golfers in the northern states, Augusta and the Masters means that the thaw is within sight.

Along with Augusta comes "It's in the HOLE" and the question asked by many, why do they do that? 

Ahhh, the ancient ritual of drunkenness at a golf tournament, to which we thank Bill Murray's Carl Spackler and the movie Caddy Shack circa 1980.

Dressed as a bum greenskeeper Murray's Carl Spackler stepped in movie lore with this simple lines.

"What an incredible Cinderella story, this unknown comes outta no where to lead the pack, at Augusta.

He's on his final hole, he's about 455 yards away - he's gonna hit about a two-iron I think.

Oh he got all of that one! The crowd is standing on its feet here, the normally reserved Augusta crowd - going wild - for this young Cinderella, he's come outta no where, he's got about 350 yards left, he's gonna hit about a five-iron, don't you think?

He's got a beautiful backswing - that's - Oh he got all of that one! He's gotta be pleased with that, the crowd is just on its feet here, uh - He's the Cinderella boy, uh - tears in his eyes I guess as he lines up this last shot, he's got about 195 yards left, he's got about a - its looks like he's got about an eight-iron.

This crowd has gone deathly silent, the Cinderella story, outta no where, a former greenskeeper now - about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac - It's in the Hole!"

Between major scene takes Bill Murray picked up a hand sling after director Harld Ramis asked Murray if he would elmulate a kid announcing his own fantasy sports moment. Murray improvised the entire "Cinderella story" after asking that four rows of mums be planted along the clubhouse sidewalk. He did the entire scene in one take.

Yep It's in the Hole!


Anonymous said...

I think Caddy Shack is one of the best comdies ever produced.

It's in the hole! is fun but the interaction between Chase and Murray during their only scene together in Carl's "home" is priceless.

Anonymous said...

Cedar why are your attacking MJ?

I don't see you inking a check for 200k.

Just more of your racist hate.

Anonymous said...

Jordan is a dumb ass, he has a steady flow of income from Nike, is worth more money than he can ever spend and does nothing for Charlotte.

He totally blew a chance to build a fan base with the team by being a recluse. Now with a worst in the NBA record he is going to step up his charity game?

Give me a break!