TGIF: The Bravos, MJ, and the Open

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2009 at 5:08 pm
The Boston Braves are back in town this weekend

The Boston Braves are back in town this weekend

TGIF ladies and gentlemen – our weekly holiday is finally here.  There are a couple enjoyable things on tap this weekend to help you through the (seemingly permanent) wet weather and, in no particular order, here they are:

1. The Braves are coming to town

That’s right, our long lost hometown team is coming back for a little interleague matchup this weekend. The Atlanta Braves always put on an entertaining show with guys like Chipper Jones and Brian McCann, so grab some tickets if you can and head to Fenway or just post up on the couch with a cold beer and avoid the rain. Sure it’s disappointing that John Smoltz won’t be making his first appearance against his old team, but in the long run that might be better for both Smoltzie and the Sox. Anyway, we should be in for a couple of entertaining ballgames so make sure you tune in if you’re around.

2. The Golf Digest Celebrity U.S. Open Challenge, airing June 21st at Noon

MJ and JT

MJ and JT

In what is quickly becoming a U.S. Open tradition, Golf Digest has once against orchestrated a celebrity-and-one-regular-Joe golf tournament at Bethpage which is supposed to air on NBC at noon before the final round of the Open. Now, with yesterday’s rain-out and another deluge expected tomorrow, it’s anyone’s guess when – or if – this tournament will even be aired, but if it is, it’s bound to be entertaining. This year’s field features Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Justin Timberlake and Michael Jordan, along with one lucky police officer, Larry Giebelhausen. I’ll definitely be watching, as Timberblake is always a solid addition to any televised situation and well, you know how I feel about MJ.

3. The Actual U.S. Open

If you’re a golf fan – or even if you aren’t – the 2009 Open is shaping up to be a good one, with several solid storylines starting to emerge:

– The best players in the world battling not only each other, but also the worst of what Mother Nature has to offer

– The performance of Phil Mickelson, playing in his first tournament since learning his wife Amy has breast cancer

– US amateur and Virginia Tech alum Drew Weaver hanging around the lead

– David Duval creeping up the leaderboard and poised for a comeback

As a matter of fact, that last one sounds kind of familiar….where have I heard that before?

Ohhhh, now I remember.

It was right here on Game Six.


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