Sunday, March 16, 2008

Daly has his priorities straight

John Daly has been cut loose by one of the game's best swing coaches, Butch Harmon, who said he was not going to waste his time with a two-time major champion who is more interested in drinking than working on his golf game. "My whole goal for him was he's got to show me golf is the most important thing in his life," Harmon said from his golf school in Las Vegas. "And the most important thing in his life is getting drunk."

Daly, playing on a sponsor's exemption, last week, because he no longer has his full PGA Tour card, spent a 2 1/2-hour rain delay during Thursday's first round in a Hooters corporate tent behind the 17th green drinking beer, mingling with fans and signing autographs, including one on the back of a woman's pants. When play resumed, he had Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden caddy for him the rest of the day. Daly ended up with a 77. He followed that with an 80 in the second round to miss the cut.

How could Harmon have expected a different result? Did he even bother to look at Daly's resume? Even my 3 year old daughter knows how to use Wikipedia.

Without a full tour card, I am not sure how Daly is able to support three alimony payments. At least they'll be done in a few years. Right about the time he's found dead, face down in a plate of hot wings.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

David Wells has company on the DL (Diabetes List)

Looks like rehab didn’t come early enough in Dmitri Young’s career. And by rehab I mean going cold turkey on the Denny’s buffet. Young, who gained 55 lbs during the off season, showed up to camp weighing 300 lbs and announced he has Type 2 diabetes, the same affliction that Boomer Wells developed after a long career (drinking beer and eating wild animals).

"I'll know when I'm in playing shape," Young was quoted as saying. "That's being able to run and not get gassed, not cramping up. Being able to do everything -- get down on a ground ball, slide, doing everything that's baseball-related and not being fatigued afterwards."

This is a joke right? How can he expect to play baseball when he works up a full sweat putting on his batting helmet? Are the Nats serious about putting him out in the field? Granted he’d probably do a great job of eating up balls hit down the first base line.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Throwing Smoke Flashback - Jennifer Hedger

For all sports fans in Canada, watching Sportscentre at night is a religion. Here is a 6 year old video of SC anchor, Jennifer Hedger, when she appeard on the reality show U8TV: The Lofters. Seeing this give me hope the fantasy I have every night. After announcing the Vancouver Canucks highlights, she will lean over and ram her tongue down Holly Horton's throat!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Look for the return of the Smoke

A lot of people in this world believe in divine intervention. We at the Smoke now count oursevles amongst them after we sent a letter to the Juice and received back an autographed photo. While he is busting his ass hunting for the real killers, we thought it was disgraceful that we were not hard at work bringing our special brand to the world. In the upcoming weeks, look for the return of Throwing Smoke!