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About GreensDruid

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  • Birthday 11/30/1960

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  1. Pats accuse Colts of cheating

    I heard something about piped in noise at the dome but there was no truth to it - it's just a loud place and the Pats did fine in that environment. Have to admit I'm getting tired of the press playing up the good vs evil BS, but I suppose all the hating just motivates them all the more, so bring it on. The latest tirade is from Don Shula himself, who now says that due to the camera violation and signal stealing, if the Patriots go 16 - 0 this season, the NFL should put an asterisk next to it. I don't understand this logic. If the team goes 16 - 0 this season, they will have done it under some of the tightest scrutiny ever put on any football team. I think Shula should be embarrassed - what a pathetic statement. All the more motivation to break that record - I hope they do it and Shula can pencil in his own asterisk.
  2. Go Sox!

    Sox in 4 games! What a great time to be a sports fan in New England. Compensation for our cold winters I guess. Time for a new thread on Patriots vs. Colts. Someone else will have to start this one, but I'm pulling for the Pats, baby. Tough to beat Indy on the road but it'll be a great matchup.
  3. why does it seem the golf ball always goes to the right on TV

    I've noticed the same thing. I wonder whether it has something to do with the inside out swing of most tour pros. Perhaps as we follow the clubhead on it's inside out path we naturally assume that the ball is following the clubhead. Or maybe its just the camera angle that is throwing us off.
  4. Go Sox!

    Great series! I think home field advantage was very important to the Sox and I'm glad we'll have it with Colorado, who were looking pretty impressive a week ago. Go Sox!!!!
  5. What other sports do you guys play?

    Ski, snowboard, bushwacking, cycling, running, admiring naked women.
  6. Playing the big boy course

    The local golf club where I've played for the last couple of years has two courses - an 18 hole "championship" course and then a 9 hole executive course. For all of this time, I've played the executive course because I thought a 20 - 25 handicap (I don't really know what it is) doesn't belong on the big boy course. Better to hone your game on the small course and play the big one when you're a little better. I should say the the executive course is an interesting little track. It was designed by Geoffrey Cornish maybe 15 - 20 years ago and consists of two par threes and then seven par fours, the longest hole being about 390 yards. Accuracy is a must - the fairways are relatively narrow and there's both water and woods where you can lose many balls. I've lost quite a few over the past couple of years. Last week I finally got up the nerve to go over and play the big boy course. This is an older track, probably laid out in the 1950's some time on some very fine river bottom land. The river snakes around thoughout the course but it's relatively flat and pretty wide open. Anyway, I went out with a group who plays there often, and they were chuckling at the fact that I was a little boy course player coming over for the big course. I've played championship courses in corporate events (mostly Vermont) and so I wasn't a true neophyte. But I was gratified to see that in fact my time on the executive course, with its tight fairways and links style hazards, served me very well on this wide open course. While my playing partners were spraying the ball into the next fairway, I was able to at least keep my ball in the proper fairway and never hit out of bounds. They were able to recover, since on most holes they could play even a very badly hit ball, but the openess of the course seems to have hurt their discipline in keeping the ball in the fairway. I had a great time, and I'm sure I'll play with the big boys again, but there is a place for the challenging executive course to hone your accuracy and maintain a disciplined course management.
  7. Turning your hands over, whats this mean?

    Whenever I make it a point to turn my hands over on the drive, one of two things happen: either - a wicked slice - or - a nasty snap hook. I try to think of my hands as litttle as possible, and that's when things seem to work best. They'll work properly on their own so if your hitting well, don't try to analyze and/or monkey with it. Advice from a 20 -25 handicap - take it with a big grain of salt.
  8. Northern golfers: What do you do during the winter?

    Last year was mild up until about mid January. Most courses close but one near my home opened right up into January depending on weather. Once the snow flies (and sticks) they all close. What do you do when that happens? Easy - ski (both xc and downhill), snowboard, snowshoe through the backcountry in moonlight, trim your apple trees for next spring, get some brush cut and cleared, burn brush piles, drink some beers around the fire, cozy up with your main squeeze and make mad, passionate love - whatever. We're only limited by our imaginations. Before you know it, spring comes and we're back out playing. Not so bad really - and we don't have to put up with Bermuda grass.
  9. Go Sox!

    Cleveland is playing so well right now and the Sox seem so flat that unless something changes (like in 2004), tonight could be it. Much as it would pain me to see the Sox lose it, I will tip my cap to the Tribe and wish them well against the Rockies (let's hope they cool down between now and Wednesday, whatever happens tonight)!
  10. Bill Belicheat

    I just read a column on Fox Sports Net that suggests the Patriots caught Mangini videotaping on their sidelines last year but didn't go running to the commish. The column also said that when the Pats turned in their tapes to the commish they also gave information on other teams videotaping practices. Anyway, they're looking pretty good after curb stomping the Boys. It's funny that Cowboys fans are now sniveling over the Patriots running up the score on them. Just tells you there are some serious Patriots/Bellichick haters out there and as long as the Pats are winning, the hating will continue.
  11. Go Sox!

    I agree - it's just not the same without the Rem Dawg.
  12. Go Sox!

    Well, not quite what I expected. I was thinking the Yankees in 5 over Cleveland. I'm not sure who the Sox would rather face but now it's Cleveland and we'll have our hands full. It's funny that all of the sports commentary this morning is on the future of the Yankees. The fact that Cleveland won was almost an afterthought. With so much up in the air for the Yankees, I suppose this will be an incredibly interesting off season. I especially feel bad for Joe Torre being publicly bitch slapped by Steinbrenner. If I were Tony LaRussa, I'd think twice before accepting a call from the Boss. The silver lining for the Yankees - they get to hit the golf course early again this year!
  13. Go Sox!

    Well, we made it to the post season - phew! It started looking like just another Red Sox September. Just wouldn't be the same without some drama. Yankees fans - see you in October. Hope our pitching is rested and recovered and your bats cool down! Cheers!
  14. NBC's non-HD HD Broadcasts

    Noticed that too. And as I'm watching the Patriots play SD I have the same complaint - this is not HD. C'mon NBC, get with it!
  15. Bill Belicheat

    I feel very badly for the team but I suppose rules are rules. If you read the commentary it seems very clear that everyone tries to steal signals but the Pats coaching staff was pretty brazen to videotape, especially after being warned. We'll see how things go this year. If I were a Patriots player I'd be playing the rest of the season with a chip on my shoulder and something to prove. Beating SD will do a world of good. Then the rest of the NFL can get off their collective high horses and get back to business.