Posted 05/29/2007 at 08:26 PM
I won't bore you with 500 reasons to love the Indy 500 because, well, I can't think of that many. In fact, I can barely think of two and one involves the words "left turn." But watching the final laps on Sunday in the rain, I did come up with one good reason to love the Indy 500: Ashley Judd.
Judd now ranks up there with Carrie Underwood (Tony Romo) and Eva Longoria (Tony Parker) with my favorite women to catch on the sidelines. Because I'm the farthest thing from a Kentucky Wildcat fan, I could never stand seeing Judd on some students shoulders at center court waving a pom pom in a tee shirt. Now that I've caught Judd soaking wet in a dress jumping up and down, she's got me hooked. Oh, and congrats to her husband for winning the race.
OK, back to the weekends happenings. Congrats to Rory Sabbatini who defeated veteran Bernard Langer (my neighbor) and Jim Furyk in this weeks installment of the never ending tour, er, uh, PGA Tour. Too bad Tiger wasn't in the field so Sabbatini could have had something to brag about.
The NBA Playoffs are still going on but if it seems like most of the country doesn't care, it's because they don't. No L.A., no N.Y., no MIA, no Chicago. That's why there are "no ratings." The NBA Playoffs are fast aproaching, gulp, the NHL?
You know, the NHL. That league with the Stanley Cup in which the finals started over the long weekend. Well, you're forgiven if you didn't know but the Ducks are up 1-0.
There has been some debate on what donations, if any, Barry Bonds will contribute to the Hall of Fame. At the risk of sounding one sided, I don't think Bonds should donate a thing. Not one. After all baseball has done for him over the past few years (turning him into the poster boy for the games steroid problem), Bonds should never be asked to give anything back to the game. It's just plain rude.
Roger Clemens pitched six solid innings of a minor league game last night. Now I'm excited. I can see the storybook ending now as Clemens takes the mound for the Yankees with New York already 15 1/2 games out of first place and pitches a three hit complete game. Unfortunately, New York loses the game 1-0 thanks to an A-Rod error.
I saw that ESPN polled the country today on whether or not the Lakers should trade Kobe Bryant. Well, if you want to take away the only bright spot your team has, not to mention the heart and soul of your fans, then go ahead and trade Kobe. But if you want to win a championship, keep the best player in the league on your roster. Can you believe that only the states of California and Montana said to keep him? Montana!
I lead off this column with my favorite women on the sidelines, I'll end it with my favorite girl I'd like to see back on the sidelines. I want to take a second to wish the best to my party pal Lindsay Lohan. In case you live under a rock, Lohan has struggled with alcohol and drug abuse for the past few years and at the tender age of 20, now has a serious problem. This should serve as a reminder to all of us that if you know someone who needs help, lend a hand.
And on a side note, I'm planning on doing some west coast golfing in August. If you belong to one of the premier private clubs on the west coast (Cypress Point, Riviera, Olympic Club, etc...) PLEASE invite me as a guest. Email or call the Vegas Insider office to set it up. If you belong to Augusta National or any of the premier NY golf clubs, I'm always available!