All posts tagged: Golf

Wheaties Box Athletes

What is the ultimate goal of an athlete? To play professionally? To win a championship? To win an Olympic medal? To beat the domestic abuse/blood doping accusation? The answer is yes to everyone of those questions because athletes are greedy. However, while setting out to accomplish all of those goals they may end up on the cover of a Wheaties box and they will also pretend like that is the highlight of their career even though we know it isn’t. With that said, there was a time when being on a Wheaties box was a huge deal (at least to the kids who ate the cereal and wanted nothing more than to be that athlete on the box). I don’t think being on a Wheaties box carries the gravitas it once did back in the day, my breakfast is now a steady diet of left over pizza and diet Rockstar energy drinks (gotta keep the calories down somewhere). Frankly, I don’t really care, this is The Nostalgia Blog and we are all about talking about …

10 Years Ago: Tiger Woods Incredible Shot and Equally Terrible High Five

It was a great moment for Tiger Woods, Nike Golf and awkward high fives! If you didn’t know, it was The Masters this past weekend (call your dad and he’ll tell you all about it) and in honor of that we are taking a look back 10 years (yes this happened 10 years ago!) to relive one of Tiger Woods and golf’s most iconic shots. Woods made a sensational chip, aiming 20 feet (6┬ám) to the left of the hole and using the sloping green to run the ball towards the hole. The ball crept towards the cup and appeared to stop on the lip of the hole before toppling in for a dramatic birdie. Tiger went on to win his 4th Green Jacket as Masters Champion but we’ll never forget the best part of this shot…his amazing lack of high five skills with his caddy: Enjoy the clip!

June 17th 1994: 20th anniversary of craziest F@#%ing day in sports history

The date of June 17th, 1994 might be one of the craziest days in sports history! Just how crazy? Well, here is a list of things that happened that day: Golf Legend Arnold Palmer played is final round at the U.S. Open. The World Cup began in Chicago. The New York Rangers got a ticker-tape parade for winning the Stanley Cup. The Knicks and Rockets played the fifth game of the NBA Finals. And of course it was the day O.J. Simpson and former teammate Al Cowlings hopped in a white Ford Bronco and decided to take a little drive along the freeways of Southern California after O.J. had been charged with the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson. Oh Yeah, all in one day! It was crazier than O.J. beating the murder charges! (yeah I said it). I would go into more detail but fortunately for you a gentleman by the name of Brett Morgen has already done that with a fantastic 30 for 30 documentary. The documentary, titled┬áJune 17th, 1994 covers the …