Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Quick Hits: Volume XIII

This Monday brings the debut of CNN's new show called Parker Spitzer, co-hosted by Kathleen Parker and disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Amid allegations of solicitation of high class hookers, Spitzer resigned as Governor 2-1/2 years ago.

Ironically, many of CNN's talking heads had less than flattering things to say about Spitzer upon the revelation of his sordid affairs. Now many of these people shown in the video below are colleagues of his.

I guess the CNN folks are embracing that old mantra of "He may be an S.O.B. but he's our S.O.B."

-In an interview on Dan Patrick's radio show this morning, former NFL coach (and all-around great guy) Tony Dungy was asked if he would consider coaching at his Alma mater, the University of Minnesota. Not surprisingly, Dungy politely said no.

No word if Dungy also declined to be thrown into a pit with every carnivorous member of the reptile family.

-This sounds like almost as good an investment as some guy named Cris Judd marrying J-Lo.

Golf can be an expensive game. But the putter that netted Jim Furyk an $11.35-million payday at the Tour Championship on Sunday cost him a whopping $39 at a discount golf shop near Boston.

Furyk picked up the used "Yes! Sophia" putter at Joe & Leigh's Discount Golf Pro Shop at Pine Oaks Golf Course in Easton, Mass., earlier this month. He bought it during a quiet visit to the shop after the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, The Enterprise of Brockton first reported.

That same putter was in Furyk's hands when he made a 2-foot putt for par that clinched the $1.35 million Tour Championship and another $10 million for winning the FedEx Cup.

A pretty nice plug for the pro shop, to be sure. Can you imagine the business being taken in at Joe & Leigh's this week? My guess is it might be as crowded there as every time a certain home in Shreveport, LA puts on a garage sale.


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