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)

30 thoughts on “The Morning After: June 16, 2011

  1. 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”.

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

  3. 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…

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

    Auburn…it’s only logical.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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