Here is my take on last week-ends U.S. Open at Oakmont. First let me say that I love golf. There is nothing I would rather do than settle in and watch one of the majors. But here's the deal, when you see Tiger strolling down the fairway in his skin tight Nike shirt and showing off his pecs and so on , you think to yourself, there is one fine athlete. Then you see the winner, Angel Cabrera, toiling down that same fairway, 30 pounds overweight and draining a pack of smokes. It doesn't do much for the argument that golfers are athletes. You got to love it though, and I do.
Do we really need a poll to tell us 63 percent of the people approve of Houston Nutt's performance as football coach. Listen, the guy was the SEC Coach of the year. Nobody thought he would win 10 games. He played for the SEC championship. His team played in a major bowl. I say get over it and let the people who do the hiring and firing decide who runs things. Lou Holtz once said there are two things everybody knows how to do--boil water and coach football. Apparently so.