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  1. The 15 People You Meet in a Golf Gallery

    Shane Ryan

    Before the 2014 PGA Tour season, I'd covered exactly five golf tournaments in my life. It was still a nice novelty, and I had the luxury of focusing solely on the players. This year, I've been to 17 tournaments, and when you're constan...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. Mythbusting: Martin Kaymer Beats Jordan Spieth at the Players Cha...

    Shane Ryan

    Late Saturday afternoon, at the famous 17th hole with the island green at the Players Championship, a scoreboard behind the tee announced the next golfer: "Jordan Spieth. Winner of the John Deere Classic." Spieth, who won that tournament ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Is Virginia the Least-Respected Great Team in College Hoops Histo...

    Shane Ryan

    Let's start here: In this year's ESPN Bracket Challenge, 3.8 percent of all fans picked Virginia, the ACC tournament and regular-season champion (and no. 1 seed in the East Region), to win the national championship. That was almost&nbs...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  4. Moneybrackets: Win Your Pool by Avoiding These 10 Mistakes

    Shane Ryan

    You want to win your bracket pool. I know this. I also know it's not for the money, or even for "bragging rights." You want to win for the same reason I want to win: It gives you the temporary feeling that you actually know something, ...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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