In my last post I discussed why I love the game of golf.
I shared that my approach to golf partly reflects my approach to life and that in my next post (this one) I’d elaborate on the part that’s not covered by golf. So it may be best if you read that post before you read this one.
Yoga has helped my golf game and my quality of life immensely. The health benefits of yoga are well documented. Check out WebMD and the Mayo Clinic website.
For me, the most noticeable physical benefits are flexibility and energy.
As a youth, I did not believe golf to even be a sport.
It made no sense to me that anyone could find it appealing. It seemed like an undertaking pursued by those who lacked the talent for engaging in anything genuinely challenging.
While I was in college, a friend I’d known most of my life joined the army. Even though I’m sure his opinions of golf were similar to mine, he took up the game. Maybe out of boredom. Maybe due to peer pressure. Maybe because the base where he was stationed had a gorgeous and challenging course that he could play for peanuts.
The National Anthem for the fourth game of Major League Baseball’s 2011 World Series was performed by actress Zooey Deschanel. She plays the lead on a new FOX sitcom, New Girl. Not coincidentally, FOX carries the World Series.
Deschanel is best known as an actress but had aspirations of being a singer before her acting career took off. She has released a couple of albums and occasionally sings in her roles. But I doubt many people would have been expecting her to perform the Anthem at a major sporting event.
Occasionally I post a blog of some quick hit topics that puzzle me. My hope is that one of you will respond and offer illuminating insight on the issue.
Major League Baseball recently announced attendance figures for the 2011 regular season and for the first time since 2007 the league actually had an increase. It was up only about one half of one percent but that’s still good news for a sport that’s had declining popularity. Even with the increase, though, average ballpark attendance is still 8% below 2007’s all time high.
If you follow college football or Major League Baseball, you’ve probably heard of Bubba Starling. The 6’ 5” 195 pound multi-sport athlete from Gardner, KS signed a letter-of-intent to play football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in February of this year and then was drafted as the fifth overall pick in the June amateur draft by the Kansas City Royals.
This placed him the enviable position of choosing between playing quarterback for a premiere college program (while also being a center fielder for the Huskers’ baseball team) or getting a 7 figure signing bonus from a struggling baseball franchise that has a stable of promising young stars.