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  1. HoyaSoxa

    2018 Golf Thread

    Has anyone played at Sea Island recently and have any advice? I am going for a weekend at the end of November with 3 (or possibly 7) friends. We are staying at The Lodge for two nights and playing each of the three courses at the resort. I have been told Southern Soul BBQ in Saint Simon's...
  2. HoyaSoxa

    2018 PGA Tour

    Agree that the event at TPC has done quite well, but the New England Classic at Pleasant Valley got crap fields for 20 years before it was mercifully cancelled in 1998. New England also lost the LPGA event at Canton after 1997 and the senior event at Nashawtuc after 2008, does not have anything...
  3. HoyaSoxa

    The Athletic - Sports content with an actual budget

    I was coming here to post about this one too. Lars has an incredible second career ahead of him.
  4. HoyaSoxa

    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    Anyone else notice that Simmons has stopped writing again? Last piece on The Ringer appears to be March 1. I don't miss him too much, but would almost certainly be reading a Friday NBA Playoffs column today.
  5. HoyaSoxa

    NCAA Introduces Experimental Rule Changes for NIT Play

    As a former shot clock operator (including for an NCAA Regional), I will say that no. 4 would take a lot of getting used to and likely require the implementation of new technology. While there was some pressure associated with timing/judging whether a shot hit touched the rim, there was only one...
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    Greg Monroe(1 year, $5 million) to sign with the Celtics

    Finally something Georgetown-related I can be excited about! I like Monroe a lot and think he will help, but agree that there might be other areas to upgrade that are more pressing. I did think he would develop an outside shot - he did shoot it occasionally in college and has nice touch. Crafty...
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    Fox gets TNF for 5 years

    I hope it doesn't mean the end of Dan Hicks for NBC golf PBP. Tirico already took his ND gig, which is fine, and Tirico hosts big events like The Open, but I like Hicks quite a lot on golf (Expect anything different?!).
  8. HoyaSoxa

    2018 PGA Tour

    Re: Pro-Ams, apparently there is a change coming to the format that should make some pros very happy. Rather than requiring the biggest names in the field to play 18 holes, several tournaments are going to a 9/9 format, where a different pro will take over the group at the turn. Apparently this...
  9. HoyaSoxa

    Katie Nolan: somebody should make a thread about her

    I thought her old podcast was pretty consistently good but the first few episodes at ESPN have not been as strong, despite following essentially the same format. Given that she was also making her tv show alongside the FS1 podcast, maybe that provided a little more structure to the process? On...
  10. HoyaSoxa

    2018 Golf Thread

    Thanks all for the feedback. I am well aware I did not take the most scientific approach to buying a new driver - basically, I got a gift certificate for an online retailer, and I also had an old gift certificate to an indoor golf place (Big Sticks in Burlington), and I wanted to use those gift...
  11. HoyaSoxa

    2018 Golf Thread

    I know, and my index is 15, so I am certainly no elite amateur (the R flex shaft is probably a giveaway, too). I have been playing a 9.0 driver and my biggest problems are controlling it in the wind and getting no roll whatsoever, so a 10.5 isn't too appealing to me.
  12. HoyaSoxa

    2018 Golf Thread

    That makes sense. I just did a bit of reading up on the adjustable hosel tech and now have a better understanding of what it does (effectively changing face angle and requiring you to resquare the clubface from the natural soled angle to get the real effect of the "loft" change). I think I am...
  13. HoyaSoxa

    2018 Golf Thread

    Equipment/Practice Advice - I got a Ping G Driver, 9.0 loft, Regular flex Alta 55 shaft with a gift card I received for Christmas. I am taking it to an indoor practice place to give it a few swings, with the thought that if I absolutely hate it I can still return it and try something different...
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    "Tom vs. Time" - new Brady documentary

    Gotham Chopra was on Katie Nolan's Garbage Time podcast a while back (obviously, since the podcast has been gone for close to a year) and I remember finding him very likable and seemingly not full of shit. He talked about his relationship with Brady back then, so clearly he is not going to be...
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    Rugby World Cup 2015

    Setting aside the misbegotten reference to some other sport I don't recognize, I was pretty excited to learn that NBC Sports has acquired the US rights to the 6 Nations for this year. What is unclear is how many live matches will be showing on the cable channels vs. their add-on subscription...
  16. HoyaSoxa

    2017 Golf Thread

    So I was out in Phoenix for a work event and got a chance to play a round at Grayhawk Golf Club (Raptor Course). I liked the course quite a bit for scenery and for being fun to play without being super easy - if the greens were fast, I could see it being fairly challenging, but they were pretty...
  17. HoyaSoxa

    The Ringer

    Katie Baker's piece on the Fox baseball studio crew (especially A-Rod) is so good. She is a hell of a talent that I tend to forget about because I am not a hockey fan.
  18. HoyaSoxa

    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    It's silly that he even brought it up, so deserves to be mocked, but he did also say he knows it is ridiculous and not true. That said, it probably would have been better to just release the pre-recorded Bridges pod and wait for a full-length NBA discussion later in the week with a real guest...
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    Katie Nolan: somebody should make a thread about her

    I wonder what she is thinking re: Hill's suspension. When she was doing Garbage Time, Katie certainly did not "stick to sports" on air, on pod, or on Twitter. I am concerned about how much she will be restricted by ESPN, but mostly hoping they get her up and running with a podcast ASAP. She has...