I am slowly going to be getting back into writing mode… hopefully.
I got 2 major things to discuss today. The US Open golf tournament and the World Cup.
Let’s start with Golf. I am currently watching the closing of the first round. Fox is terrible with Golf coverage. That much is abundantly clear about 2 minutes into watching. Can I get some better commentators please. Just borrow the ones from NBC or CBS pleeeeeeasssssssseeeeee!
On to the golf. Holy COW this is a tough course. And from the looks of it things could get much worse before they get better. I just saw a graphic saying that the top 10 players in the world have combined to go +51 so far. That’s what I would call not a good number. Just 4 players so far under par and of those only Dustin Johnson has any real experience being near the lead of a Major. I’d love a chance to go out there and see if I can break 130. I’d say the chance of that happening <25%. And that’s giving me the benefit of the doubt.
I look forward to seeing what the weekend brings and if anyone can possibly finish under par. My guess is Even par should win it and as day 1 nears it end, I would give a huge advantage to Dustin Johnson winning this.
Futbol time. The one time when most Americans actually watch Soccer. Sadly the US isn’t in the tournament, which means they won’t really care much. As for me, I am so excited to catch some games. While I think Germany wins it again just based on their talent and depth, I will be rooting for Iceland. Luckily for Iceland they get a chance to prove something in the opener against Leo Messi and Argentina. I think securing a point in that game and a win against either Croatia or Nigeria moves them through to the knockout stage.
The most interesting opening game will be between Germany and Mexico. Both teams looking to prove something early on, but you know nerves will play a big role. I expect a 1-1 tie in that game with Germany looking like they are just warming up.
My sleeper team is Colombia. They have a great striker in James Rodriguez, but they are wildly inconsistent. If they can string together a few good games, they could easily find themselves in the finals. They have a ton of talent, but they don’t always get the effort.
In any case, I look forward to the next month or so of Futbol mania. It’s always a blast to get sucked into the world of a sport you don’t always follow.
Lastly, the wife and I are currently cellaring some beer along with the beer that we brewed ourselves, that should be ready in a couple weeks. I look forward to sharing more about the beers that we are currently cellaring and more about the brewing process using the PicoBrew that we used. More to come.