Tiger Woods spit scandal has us drooling


Tiger Woods spit scandal has us drooling

By Justin Aucoin

Tiger Woods recently ruffled the feathers of the high and mighty golf tribunal by doing this:

Commentator Ewen Murray: Disgusting what he did just there. He just spat all over the green

All over the green is a bit of an exaggeration. Were pretty sure Woods would have to squeeze every drop of water in his body through his saliva glands to be able to cover the entire green. In fact, the average human outputs 0.75 to 1.75 liters of saliva per day. Thats not going to cover that green.

Suck and salve all over that, Ewen.

Best part of this story is that Woods is being fined an undisclosed amount for his loogy.

Murray: It does not get much lower than that.

Really, Murray? Spitting is as low as it gets? You need to get your priorities in order, sir.

It takes people almost losing their head before the NHL fines or suspends a player and a PGA event will fine someone for merely spitting. Maybe theyd be happier if Woods caddy brought a spit bucket for him?

Some people have complained that they wouldnt want to hit their ball through Woods spit. Well guess what, folks? Theres a 99.9 chance that some bird or squirrel relieved itself on the green already, so, if anything, his spit is sanitizing your balls.

We think Dubai is getting its undies all twisted when it should be a bit more culturally aware. Perhaps Woods is a cowboy, infamous for their bar-spitting abilities and competitions.

Maybe hes a big fan of baseball and was looking to connect with an audience born after the 19th century.

Or maybe -- just maybe -- Tiger is really a llama.

At the end of the day we the PGA needs to take a lesson from the prophet known as Ace Ventura.

This totally wins for grossest sports blog post.

Sunday, Jan. 22: Jimmy Vesey's rookie wall

Sunday, Jan. 22: Jimmy Vesey's rookie wall

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while proud of my wife and daughter for taking part in the Women’s March on Saturday.

*The day-to-day NHL grind may be getting to Jimmy Vesey a bit, and causing him to hit a bit of a rookie wall after his Harvard career.

*Alex Radulov has gone from being an NHL headache to being an impact playmaker for the Canadiens in a quick pivot for the Russian player.

*Melrose native Conor Sheary seems to have found a home for himself on the Pittsburgh Penguins skating on a line with a guy named Sidney Crosby.

*The Chicago Blackhawks are always looking to improve, and they’ve reportedly kicked the tires on Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar with Detroit.

*St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is nearing another coaching milestone in what’s been a long, distinguished career behind the bench.

*P.K. Subban is slowly approaching a return to the Nashville Predators lineup from injury, and the Preds need him as soon as possible.

*For something completely different: Greg Poppovich hits the nail on the head here, and it never ceases to amaze me that he’s such a smart, well-versed human being.


Report: Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic


Report: Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car crash in in the Dominican Republic on Sunday morning, according to ESPN's Cristian Moreno. Ventura was 25 years old.

Ventura was 13-8 with a 4.08 ERA for the Royals' 2015 World Series champions and 11-12 with a 4.45 ERA in 32 starts in 2016. The right-hander made his major league debut in 2013 and in 2014 went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA for Kansas City's A.L. pennant winners. 

Ironically, Ventura paid tribute to his good friend and fellow Dominican, Oscar Tavares, who was also killed in a car crash in the D.R. in October 2014, by wearing Tavares' initials and R.I.P. on his cap before Ventura's start in Game 6 of the World Series in 2014. 

Ventura is the second major league player to die in the past five months. Former Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident in Miami on Sept. 25.