Armchair Talking Head

Where to Start?
December 21, 2009, 3:21 pm
Filed under: Golf, Hoops, Pigskin, Saban, The Tide, Tuscaloosa

Where to start? So much has gone down since the last time we spoke. That’s my bad, but with another semester in the books I’m free from the chains of the law to write about what I want so…

  • Alabama

The Tide capped off its second straight perfect regular season and is sitting at 13-0 after a dismantling of Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators and headed to Pasadena to play at the Rose Bowl in the BCS National Championship Game vs. Texas. Oh yeah, Mark Ingram brought home the first ever Heisman Trophy for a Tide player to Tuscaloosa.

This program, just three years removed from the shambles of the Shula era is again in the elite echelon of college sports. In just three years Nick Saban has taken Alabama from the ranks of former powers to the current players. The Process, as hokie as it may be, has worked magnificently. Greg McElroy has developed into a dependable QB, our defense may be better than the ’92 D, and our stable of running backs is no doubt as chocked full o’ talent as it has ever been in the history of the program. There’s an empty spot next to Coach Stallings just off University Blvd. and I wouldn’t at all be shocked if it’s filled up when the Tide takes on San Jose State to kickoff the 2010 season.

  • Tiger Woods

Shocker. Highly paid athletes attract fast women. We had no clue! Tiger Woods will be back to golf sooner rather than later (he’s got to pay that exorbitant pre-nup somehow), and we’ll all be the better for it. Tiger Woods has given me someone to hate since he burst onto the scene almost a decade ago, but now I’m his biggest fan. No I’m not pro adultery, I just imagine with Tag Heuer, Gilette, Accenture, Elin and the like dropping him he can use all the fans he can get. 

This story is sad. A family is being torn apart, but the real story here is another deification of an athlete by the media. For almost 10 years Tiger could do no wrong. He was a golf God held to an unmaintainable status not only as a golfer but as a person. Lay off Tiger Woods. Nobody is perfect, and he’s been as close to it on the course as we’ve ever seen in his relatively short PGA career. He’s an athlete, not a role model. (See: Barkley, Sir Charles) Hell, I don’t even understand why he’s taking a leave from golf. If a man’s got troubles at home, what’s left but golf?

  • The Anthony Grant Era Begins

TBD. We’ve looked promising in spots. Only time will tell, but the on the court product is much improved from a year ago. The UCLA high-post is gone and intensity on defense warms my 40 minutes of Hell loving soul. I’m not sure if this is an NCAA team this year, that will all shake out in SEC play but I wouldn’t be shocked to see this team ruffle some feathers in league play and in the SEC Tourney.

I’m going to try to neglect this blog a little less over the break and hopefully the spring semester. Be looking for BCS content, more on the Grant Era, the dawning of the Mitch Gaspard era in Baseball, and I’ll be back when Tiger wins the Masters in April.

Thanks Carminita!
April 14, 2008, 5:49 pm
Filed under: Golf | Tags: , ,

Thanks Mrs. I\'m Way Out of My Golfer Husband\'s League!

The Carminita Immelman buzz is really picking up, and this lowly blogger owes the biggest day in ArmchairTalkingHead history to the smokin’ hot wife of 2008 Masters Champion Trevor Immelman.

When drumming up hits for your blog, never underestimate the power of a hot blonde married to a sports “star.”

Immelman Has Hot Wife; Also Wins Masters
April 13, 2008, 11:42 pm
Filed under: Golf | Tags: , , ,

So I couldn’t find any pictures to prove it, but Trevor Immelman is to be commended on the hotness of his wife Carminita. They grow ’em up right down in Cape Town…

Also, a shout out to all that is good and holy in sports for allowing Immelman to take his eyes off of his smoking hot wife long enough to win the Masters. I honestly didn’t think I could take much more of the Tiger dynasty Grand Slam shit. Thanks Trevor.

UA Golfer +1 at Augusta
April 10, 2008, 11:14 pm
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Through 18, University of Alabama Senior Michael Thompson is +1 in the first day of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.  That’s right, he’s one stroke behind Tiger Woods who finished Even for the day.  Regardless of how Thompson fares against the professional field, he’s positioning himself nicely to win the Amateur Championship.  The other two amateurs Drew Weaver and Trip Kuehne finished +4 and +6 respectively.