The Morning After: June 16, 2011

Tomorrow I’m heading out to attend our national golf championship, the 2011 U.S. Open.  I’m beyond excited.  I’ve only attended 7 golf tournaments before: the now defunct Bellsouth Classic (twice), The Masters (thrice), the Tour Championship (twice) and hope to attend the PGA Championship later this year at Atlanta Athletic Club.  This will be the third U.S. Open that Congressional has hosted, first in 1964 when Ken Venturi won, and then in 1997 when Ernie Els took home the trophy.  In between, it hosted the 1976 PGA Championship, won by Dave Stockton, and the 1995 U.S. Senior Open, won by Tom Weiskopf.  It’s a great venue, and exactly the type of place where the U.S. Open belongs.  I expect it to be a great tournament as well, even if Tiger Woods won’t be participating.  Lots of people are picking Luke Donald to win, but I’m picking and rooting for Matt Kuchar.  It’s time for another Georgia Tech alum to win a major.  Links and such after the jump.

Paul Johnson isn’t as worried about his OL as everyone else. (AJC)

Another market inefficiency from Fangraphs.  This time, it’s talent from Asia. (Fangraphs)

Jonah Keri on umpire failures in MLB. (Fangraphs)

MLB stadium news, featuring the Rays, parking at Yankee Stadium, and plans for a Las Vegas stadium. (Hardball Times)

Danny Wuerffel is in the hospital with a rare autoimmune disease. (Doc Saturday)

The fan code of conduct in San Diego faces a First Amendment challenge. (PFT)

Depending on which person you listen to, Georgia Tech might play in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game in 2013. (CFT)

If you read the first link, you’ll see head coach Paul Johnson isn’t so sure about that.

Are college football coaches overpaid? (The Business of College Sports)

The constraint theory of offense. (Smart Football)

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    why did Vancouver turn into a hybrid of Morgantown and East Lansing after the game last night? freaking a.

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    lefty – a couple of weeks ago, you posted a Cake video. what song was that?

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    Are college football coaches overpaid?

    no.

    /now I’ll read the article and see what an intelligent person has to say.

  • http://www.TheVictoryFormation.com Trey

    Wife this AM on Vancouver riots: it’s not East Lansing!

  • http://thevictoryformation.com Dave K

    you’re right. they win in East Lansing.

  • http://www.TheVictoryFormation.com Trey

    Checks the East Lansing record in Final Fours…sure…

  • http://thevictoryformation.com Dave K

    how many titles in vancouver? none. gotcha.

  • http://thevictoryformation.com Dave K

    oh, and we win hockey titles too.

  • http://thevictoryformation.com Dave K

    i’m sorry…you must be distraught about your countryman’s attitude, treytor.

  • younglefty

    lefty – a couple of weeks ago, you posted a Cake video. what song was that?

    I believe that was a song by the name of “Long Time”.

  • john

    No Sully or Murph yet? Must have pahtied too hahd last night.

  • Sully

    FACK YEAH! I WAS BLAHSTIN DROPKICK MAHPHYS ALL NIGHT LONG! FACK YOU CANACKS! FACK YOU, TREY!

  • knightwhosaysni

    Sully never disappoints, I’m hoping for a cmfost sighting myself.

  • Trey

    i’m sorry…you must be distraught about your countryman’s attitude, treytor.

    What has Boston ever done for the good ol’ USA?

    /calm down people, just a joke…

  • knightwhosaysni

    I’m with you Trey, we should trade Boston back to England for Northern Ireland.

  • Trey

    MLB stadium news, featuring the Rays

    This is going to be an interesting fight. St. Pete has the Rays by the nuts, it’s gonna take a lot of money for them to move to Tampa.

  • Trey

    Danny Wuerffel is in the hospital with a rare autoimmune disease

    I saw this in the paper this morning, get better Danny. Sounds scary though.

  • Sully

    you want the side that sets off cah bombs? fack you.

  • Trey

    Georgia Tech might play in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game in 2013

    Against a SEC team that will bring more fans to the game than Tech.

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    I believe that was a song by the name of “Long Time”.

    yes! thanks.

  • younglefty

    Against a SEC team that will bring more fans to the game than Tech.

    It was going to be against USC, until their new AD balked at the idea.

  • Trey

    It was going to be against USC, until their new AD balked at the idea.

    Auburn…it’s only logical.

  • ParrishWalton

    I saw this in the paper this morning, get better Danny. Sounds scary though.

    He seems to be battling against this tougher than he did against NEB in 1996.

    /too soon?
    //this video is awesome, by the way.

  • Geoff

    John Hadley had some awesome hair.

  • Johnny

    I don’t get rioting…

  • arkbadger

    I’ve only attended 7 golf tournaments before

    only 7? just a guess, but I bet that is more than all the regular readers of this blog combined. that’s sweet though, I’ve wanted to go to a tournament for a while, it’s just always so damn hot at all the ones that are halfway close to me.

  • Johnny

    but I bet that is more than all the regular readers of this blog combined

    Probably. I know Miz went to the Players a year or two ago and I’m going to the Tour Championship this fall

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    I know Miz went to the Players a year or two ago and I’m going to the Tour Championship this fall

    I’ve been three straight years now and I’ll probably go again next year again. it’s really fun.

  • younglefty

    I thought it was five, then I remembered the Tour Championship. I worked in the golf business for a while though, so tickets were readily available. I’ve probably passed on practice round tickets for that, the Masters, and the Bellsouth Classic a couple dozen times combined.

  • cycledan

    Just looked at the link about the San Diego fan’s first ammendment rights.
    From the article:

    The judge reasoned that the fan had a right under the First Amendment to express obscenities, and that the fan had a right to defend himself when the guard tried to physically force the fan to leave.

    Not sure how that judge got through law school but the first ammendment certainly doesn’t protect people from shouting obsenities in public and resisting a security guard. It is not a protection allowing people to say anything at anytime in a public forum.