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  1. Putting for Dough: Analyzing the $10 Million FedEx Cup Finale

    Shane Ryan

    If you're a golf tournament, and your name isn't the MastersBritishOpenU.S.OpenPGAChampionshipRyderCup ... well, you have a prestige problem. And by prestige problem, I mean that the average sports fan probably doesn't care about you. This is the ...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  2. The College Basketball Offseason: Everything You Missed, and More...

    Shane Ryan

    You can't go very far these days without hearing a sports fan say, "I can't wait until college basketball starts." I'm not sure why they keep mispronouncing it as "football" — it must be a joke I missed, or a meme, or something — but the ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  3. Conversations With an Idiot: Is Tiger Woods 'Back'?

    Shane Ryan

    You may have heard that Tiger Woods shot a 61 on Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, setting a course record and tying his best professional round ever. He went on to win the tournament by seven strokes over Henrik Stenson and Keegan Bra...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  4. Romain Bechu Is Coming for Tiger Woods's Golf-Trick Crown

    Shane Ryan

    The first golf tournament I ever saw in person was The Players Championship. This was sometime in the late '90s, I think. I was probably 12. Sorry, my records from that time are woefully incomplete. The point is, we went on a Saturday, and I have two...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  5. Looking at the Sweet 16 Teams in 16 Words

    Shane Ryan

    Today we're looking at every Sweet 16 team the only legitimate way: With just 16 words each. 1. Louisville: Russdiculous is so fast he just wrote this, deleted it, and did my taxes ... for 2015. 2. Oregon: QUACKETY QUACK QUACKLES QUACKO QUAC...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  6. America: Burn Your Stupid Brackets and Scatter the Stupid Ashes

    Shane Ryan

    I am sick of the rage. I am sick of the anxiety. I am sick of inferior college basketball teams coming together for triumphant wins, or superior ones falling apart for ungodly losses, when I have clearly filled out my bracket to indicate that it shou...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  7. Sergio Garcia Has Another Dramatic Moment With a Tree

    Shane Ryan

    Remember this? That was in 1999, and even though Sergio Garcia finished second to Tiger Woods in that tournament, it seemed to hearken the start of an exciting career. At the time, we thought the "fearless exuberance of youth" would translate ...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  8. March Madness Men of the Day

    Shane Ryan

    For our final Man of the Hour, as the early games wind to a close, we turn to a mid-major hero whom I dismissed without cause in my Midwest Region picks, but who is currently putting me to shame with a great performance against Cincinnati. He is: ...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  9. March Madness Men of the Day

    Shane Ryan

    It's time for the last Man of the Hour, and there's no doubt who deserves the honor. He's the man who represents the last hope of a real upset (no, Wichita State over Pittsburgh doesn't count) in the early games. He is: Jake Cohen At halftime a...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  10. A Semi-Insane, Semi-Logical Classification of All 68 Tournament T...

    Shane Ryan

    Later this week, we'll get down to actual science and go through every bracket pick by pick. (And don't worry — the rage I feel toward the committee for putting four of the tournament's best teams in the Midwest Region, a.k.a. "The Group of Dea...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  11. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Conference Tourney Previews!

    Shane Ryan

    The Friday of conference tourney week is the most underrated day of the college basketball season. It's not the opening days of March Madness, and it's not Selection Sunday, but it's pretty fantastic in its own right, and I say it deserves a name. So...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  12. Q&A: Coach John Giannini on La Salle's Chance for a Big Five ...

    Shane Ryan

    The last time the La Salle Explorers won an outright Big Five title — the longstanding championship of the Philadelphia college basketball scene — was the 1989-90 season. They made the NCAA tournament that year, and again in '91-92, but i...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  13. Tales From the Last Q-school

    Shane Ryan

    Edward Loar, a southpaw Texan, came to the 17th tee at the TPC Stadium Course in La Quinta, California, at -18 for the tournament. The hole, a nasty little par-3 called "Alcatraz" because it features an island green, demanded a short iron. Loar took ...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  14. About Last Weekend: Welcome Back, Tiger Woods

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Tiger Woods birdied three of the last four holes, including a spectacular chip-in on the 16th, to win the Memorial and tie Jack Nicklaus for second...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Spurs Finally Fall Off Their High Horse

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Kevin Durant scored 22 points and Thabo Sefolosha nabbed six steals as the Thunder dealt the Spurs their first loss of the postseason, 102-82. "Tim's pr...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Da Bears Stay Perfect

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. The Baylor Bears became the first college basketball team to ever compile a 40-0 record and win the national championship. Brittney Griner's 26 points an...

    Blog | April 04, 2012