Talking Points: Picking Tiger right or wrong?



What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:


Tiger Woods’ offseason just got a littler shorter.

President’s Cup captain Fred Couples said he has already told Woods that he will be one of two captain’s picks for the team format that will feature the U.S. against the world, not including Europe.

Already, some are whining that Couples should go with those who are playing well now, not those who used to play well.

But let’s be real. The President’s Cup is not as big of a deal as the Ryder Cup. It also is being played, in Australia, during football season in America.

It will be hard enough to create buzz for the event back in the States, but at least Tiger Woods makes it an event. Win or lose, he moves the needle.

Or another test:

Would the fair-weather golf fan tune in to watch Keegan Bradley?


You know, the guy who just won the PGA Championship.


Look for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to make the Super Bowl this year. Or at least make it to the Super Bowl of electronics — the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas every January.

The Bucs have thrown away their traditional playbooks and now all of them have iPads, with the playbook as well as game and practice video to study.

That’s pretty sweet.

Unless, of course, the Atlanta Falcons hack into the Bucs system. As soon as that happens, look for the old, reliable playbook — with all that paper and ink — to come back into play.


According to T.J. Simers of the L.A. Times, the Dodgers are asking their season-ticket holders to evaluate legendary announcer Vin Scully.


Vin Scully might be old, but his voice remains smooth, his style perfect. Yes, eventually, his run with the Dodgers will end. But he has not “lost it.” For all he has done for Dodgers and baseball, Scully deserves better from his employer.

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