Add one part name-dropping:
NORTON — We get all the big names in sports around here....one part Tiger Woods:
Rich, famous, infamous — they all take their turn in New England. Tom Brady and David Ortiz live here. LeBron James was in Boston in March, Mr. Stanley Cup appeared on the Garden ice in June, and Peyton Manning will be at the Razor in November.
Alex Rodriguez was in town two weeks ago. A-Rod was right in the middle of his latest crisis when Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster plunked him on “Sunday Night Baseball.”
Let’s not forget Tim Tebow. The most famous backup quarterback of all time played his final preseason game for the Patriots Thursday night and Saturday was told he did not make New England’s 53-man roster for the 2013 season. Very big news.
Last, but never least, we have the world famous Tiger Woods playing the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston this weekend. Woods shot 67 Saturday to finish Day 2 at 7 under, six strokes off the lead and in a 10-way tie for 20th....and one part interview / backhanded compliment:
Tiger talked college football with some media members after his round Saturday. I asked him if he’d been able to watch the second half at Gillette Thursday. He said he’d only stayed for the first quarter....and you get a not quite bad, and not quite good column out of it.
“Oh, so you missed Tebow then,’’ I offered.
“I saw it on TV,’’ said Tiger.
Did you hear that he did not make the team?
“No,’’ said Woods.
Well, he didn’t make the team.
“That’s obviously Bob and Bill’s decision,’’ said Tiger.
Yikes. He’s even starting to talk like the Hoodie.
At least with this year's installment, Shank spared us the discussion of where Tiger goes to take a piss on the golf course, so there's that...