The Zone

TEXAS STAYING IN BIG 12 & CELTS V LAKERS ELIMINATION GAME

6/15/2010 12:47 PM

Surprise Surprise.....Texas is staying the Big 12.  All this stupid hype and talk for two months about "changing the landscape of college athletics" has thankfully fizzled out like many other over hyped stories.  We all continue to get caught up in the excitement of the moment (think Lebron James) and forget to take a step back and look at the big picture.  Texas was NEVER gonna leave the Big 12, they were the playing the puppet master like Don Corleone.  They already make tons of many in the Big 12 and now they'll make even more.  A joke.  After all this, here's what changed.  Nebraska to Big Ten, which always seemed to be a great fit.  Then, Colorado to the PAC-10.  WOW, BIG TIME NEWS!!!!

Tonight is elimination game!!!  Celtics v Lakers at 8 pm in LA.  As it stands Lakers are 6.5 favorite.  Did the Lakers make a trade in between games 5 & 6?  And check out these pics of Boston celeb ladies rooting on the Celts.

Jim harris from www.arkansassports360.com came on today and talked US Open.  His pick is David Duvall?  We all love DD and wish him well but c'mon, Jim.  Do you have heat stroke?  Hope DD makes the cut.

Our good buddy Chris Kramolis from Tropical Smoothie Cafe stepped into the Zone today with tsome goodies.  He announced the TSC at breckenridge will be 24 HOURS A DAY starting tomorrow at midnight!!!  Woohoo best deal of all times!!!  Full Menu too.

Thanks to author Stephen Goodwin for joining us in The Zone to talk about his book "DREAM GOLF: The Making of Bandon Dunes". 

This is the story of a man with a dream as well as the vision and passion to make it come true. The dream was to build a great American links course, one that would contain all the excitement of the famous golfing destinations in Scotland and Ireland, storied places like St. Andrews and Ballybunion. The man was Mike Keiser, an entrepreneur and amateur golf enthusiast, founder of the successful company Recycled Paper Greetings, and Dream Golf is the story of how, with the help of some of the most colorfulâ€"and occasionally controversial men in golf, he transformed a remote area on Oregon's Pacific coast into not one, but three of the most stunning, challenging, and highly ranked courses in the world. It began modestly, when Mike Keiser decided to build a nine-hole "dunes" course and golf club on the shore of Lake Michigan, near his home in Chicago. The experience prompted him to look further, with the goal of realizing a dream that he had harbored for some time: to bring to American golfers the same kind of experience he had enjoyed while playing some of the legendary courses of the British Isles, "links" courses that had evolved naturally to fit the rugged, heaving coastal terrain.

These ancient courses were the antithesis of most modern American courses, where the features were shaped by bulldozers and all too often look sleek, manicured, and artificial. No, Bandon Dunes would be a "pure" golf experience, pitting the golfer against the elements, allowing the land to dictate the course, banning the use of carts, making the golfer feel at one with both nature and the game.

To achieve that goal would take a great amount of planning and hard work, the struggle of man against nature in shaping the land into three courses that would become the Bandon Dunes complex. Conventional wisdom said it was impossible. And even if he built it, would anyone come to this remote Oregon outpost? Dream Golf is the first complete account of how drive and determination, coupled with the best minds in the game, created a utopian golf experience in a place of breathtaking natural beauty. It is the gripping and compelling account of how one man followed his dream to its greatest conclusion.

 

 


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