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.

Bruins sign pair of draft picks, including BC's Fitzgerald, to entry-level deals

Bruins sign pair of draft picks, including BC's Fitzgerald, to entry-level deals

Amidst the current turmoil at the NHL level, the Bruins delivered a little good news about the future today . . . with more potentially to come. 

The Bruins announced the signing of a pair of prospects/former draft picks -- Boston College forward Ryan Fitzgerald and defenseman Emil Johansson -- to entry-level contracts that will kick in next season. There will likely be another wave of signings with the Bruins from the amateur ranks once players like Charlie McAvoy, Anders Bjork and Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson are finished up with their college teams in the NCAA tournament, though it remains to be seen exactly which players end up taking the NHL plunge. 

There was some uncertainty as to whether Fitzgerald would definitely sign with Boston after completing his senior season at BC, but he will immediately join the Providence Bruins on an amateur tryout agreement after signing a two-year deal. Johansson will join the Bruins on a Professional Tryout Agreement with a three-year entry level deal that kicks off next season. 

The 5-foot-10, 177-pound Fitzgerald was an alternate captain for BC in 2016-17, with 12 goals and 19 assists for 31 points in 34 games with 56 penalty minutes and a plus-14 rating. Fitzgerald is also the son of Billerica native and former Bruins forward Tommy Fitzgerald, who took to Twitter on Friday to voice his overwhelming pride over his oldest signing an NHL contract. He was a fourth-round pick by the Bruins in 2013.

Johansson, 20, completed his first season with Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Hockey League in 2016-17, establishing career highs with 7 goals and 10 assists for 17 points with 26 penalty minutes in 49 games. The B's selected him in the seventh round in 2014.

Report: Clippers' Griffin willing to consider Celtics in free agency

Report: Clippers' Griffin willing to consider Celtics in free agency

With all attention focused on overtaking the Cavs for the No. 1 seed in the East, the offseason -- trades, the draft, free agency -- is on the backburner in Celtics Nation these days.

But that pot's still simmering,

And it began to boil a little today when Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding, in the middle of a story on the Clippers being at a crossroad, threw a little accelerant on that old Blake Griffin-to-Boston flame . . .

But more and more people around the league believe he would be open to a fresh start — perhaps with the Lakers or the Boston Celtics, who have coveted Griffin for years and would offer a new chance to win. The most intriguing fit might be if he were to go home to Oklahoma to join Russell Westbrook and the Thunder, but his interests in the entertainment industry make staying in Los Angeles a priority.

Not much of a thread to grab there. But that didn't prevent cbssports.com's James Herbert from looking into it . . .  

Jumping to another contender on a max contract might not be simple. As CelticsBlog’s Keith P. Smith pointed out, Boston would have to dump Terry Rozier, waive Tyler Zeller and renounce all its free agents, including Kelly Olynyk, Jonas Jerebko and Amir Johnson, in order to even get near the amount of cap room that would be required to offer Griffin or someone like Gordon Hayward a max deal. 

Then again, Herbert says the Lakers and Thunder, Griffin's supposed other two destination spots, are even less financially flexible than the C's.

For now, it's all just a temporary diversion from the battle for No. 1.

It's also a reminder, though, that a whole new season -- the offseason -- is just around the corner.