Posts by Jim Newell

  • Phil Mickelson

    Say Good-bye to Your Driver, Phil. Forever.

    It never seemed to make sense, why Phil Mickelson would travel to the United Kingdom each summer to lose two tournaments on courses he didn’t especially like and admittedly didn’t know how to play. Perhaps it was to see the sights of the realm? He’s probably seen them by now. So … golf? Why? In […]

  • We Went There: Ravens-Patriots

    My friend Garrett, of Boston, has been calling Ravens QB Joe Flacco “FlaccoLOL” all year. Every one of those Bad Joe Flacco Games this season, with the zero touchdown passes and zero completed passes and fumbles everywhere, is followed soon thereafter by a stupid text message from Garrett about “FlaccoLOL” and how he sucks and […]

  • Why Are the Orioles Still Good?

    Those of us who have been watching the Baltimore Orioles day in, day out for the entirety of this glorious 2012 season find ourselves constantly playing a unique diplomatic role to the world of baseball fans: Explaining Why The Orioles Are Still Good. Because they are good, quite good, 71-57 good, and they’re playing their […]

  • Rory McIlroy

    What Drought? Rory McIlroy Wins the PGA Championship

    Well, if Rory McIlroy was going to end up winning this PGA Championship by tying his eight-shot margin of victory from the 2010 U.S. Open and breaking the PGA Championship margin-of-victory record by one stroke, couldn’t he have said something earlier? Because all of the ink spilled over Tiger Woods’s likely return to major glory […]

  • To Els and Back: The Return of the British Open

    It was so, so tempting to churn out this recap of the Open Championship prematurely, on Saturday night, leaving blank spaces where necessary to plug in Adam Scott’s winning score for his first major victory, the one everyone had been expecting from him since he was about 19 years old. Why sit around and wait […]