Me, I did a meme tribute on Facebook to share one of my favourite Top 10 Bob Dylan songs each day leading to his birthday today. Here is my list, which was generally presented in no particular order except for the last two being my favourite two Dylan songs. It gets too hard to separate the order of the others for me.
Do share a thought if you’ve got one in the poll below. I’ve listed the top 5 scouting picks.
The rest of the lottery picks panned out as follows. Just as the odds had it.
# 2 -Boston Bruins
# 3 – Florida Panthers
# 4 – Columbus Blue Jackets
# 5 – New York Islanders
The way the NHL lottery rules are, there isn’t much of a lottery. If you had to play the lottery that way, you probably wouldn’t ever bother.
It’s been a pretty dismal season for the Edmonton Oilers, and this fan. I’ve been a fan since the 1980s when I came to Canada and, being a little guy, was thrilled that a little guy could succeed so well. Gretzky has been my inspiration ever since. The way the Oilers are going, putting the Great One back in uniform couldn’t hurt them!
Congratulations to Phil Mickelson on winning the Masters this year, his third. Even bigger kudos to him for being able to celebrate with his wife, Amy. She had not been at a golfing event since she was diagnosed with breast cancer 11 months ago. But there she was today, waiting for him behind the 18th green… in tears. (Yahoo!)
She hadn’t been the same since that diagnosis, obviously. But neither has Phil, being her husband.
With all the focus on Tiger Woods’ return to golf after his sex scandal, isn’t it nice that a family man won the Masters this year?
Probably ironic and appropriate at the same time. As Fate would have it, Phil was the one who made the triumphant “return” to golf. He returned to the top of the top, where he often belonged, with his win at the Masters. He was determined to win one for his family, and he did it.
Maybe Tiger should try that tactic.
But with the media obsession on Tiger, where it should be, one of the questions regarding Tiger’s fourth place tie is whether losing the Masters would be good or bad for his career. (See final Leaderboard)
I say it’s good for Tiger because of several reasons.
First, it would have given him a “place” to run and hide, talking about how remarkable this come back was. He’d forget about his real problems quickly.
Second, it’d have been “too easy”. There would be no true comeback if he could just step out and back in right where he left. He’ll have stuff to work on that might be a nice break in his complicated life otherwise.
Third, it would be good for future competition. If Tiger had won the Masters, he would also seem to be too invincible. If he could go through such a scandal and still win at golf, what would one have to do to beat this guy?
Finally, it would let Tiger know that things aren’t just going to be easy, as if handed to him like he were entitled to it. The Masters, while the world’s greatest golf tournament, is an artificial environment so tightly protected it’s hardly the real world. It was Tiger’s one chance to enjoy a little break from therapy. But now, he’ll have to go back to the real world. Not just in his life, but also in his golfing.