This really is the most wonderful time of the year. I love the holiday season, the bowls, the tournaments, basketball, hockey, football, golf. The end of the year is shaping up to be really exceptional. As for you that consider the absence of the NBA as ruining your holiday season please, the only thing that truly matters in the NBA is the playoffs.
Thursday night football was amazing as Tebow and the Denver Bronco defense brought us an unbelievable finish that for another week thrust the Broncos right in the heart of the playoff picture. Who would have thought that 5 weeks ago? Certainly not me. Sooner or later people everywhere will have to admit there is a god and there is a good chance Tebow knows him.
Then there is the President's Cup and all that surrounds the presence of Tiger Woods. Honestly he does seem to have much of his golf game back in order. His near misses yesterday on the putting green where vintage Tiger except they did not go in. What I am saying is he is reading the greens and controlling his shots. Once the confidence returns, meaning he puts it all together and wins one tournament, others better look out. I would expect that if I can get back to Augusta, I may see Tiger put on another green jacket in 2012.
While I am still on golf and everyone is coronating Yani Tseng (rightfully so), there is aother rising star and her name is Na Yeon Choi. Here is another Korean golfer that has amazing talent. She trikes the ball well, is consistently in contention finishing in the top three of her last three events including a win just a month ago in the LPGA event Malaysia. Incidently the leader in those events of course were Yani Tseng except in Malaysia where Choi held on to win. These two are going to become the women's dynamic duo. The win in Malaysia gave something to Choi she previously did not have, the confidence she could be a #1.
As you know for better or worse I am a Vanderbilt Commodore fan and Cincinnati fan. My Commodores continue to take me throught the full gambit of emotions. The loss in basketball to Cleveland State was the worst ever, but the football win over Kentucky was the other extreme. A victory over Tennessee this week to become bowl eligible would make this one of the best football seasons ever. My Bearcats appear to have it all together and this week was reverse fromthe Dores. I hated the loss to Pittsburg in football and yet the basketball team is the real deal.
I believe the Bengals will knock off the Ravens this week, Tennessee will beat Atlanta, and the Colts will remain winless. The Packers and the Bears will both win and Earl Bennett will make me a fantasy football genius for using in this week.