Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wild World of Wednesday - May 21, 2008

Today’s biggest event has to be the Champions League Final in Moscow, pitting Manchester United vs. Chelsea. The game will actually be televised on ESPN2 here in the states as well.

Oh, and if you haven’t taken advantage of it yet, May is PGA Free Lesson Month. To participate, simply click on the hotlink in the last sentence, put in your zip code on the page, and find a pro in your area. This is a great way to test out an instructor or get a quick tune up on an issue with your swing. The lessons are ten minutes long and for all player levels. Speaking of golf, I finally watched the Annika Sorenstam on David Letterman bit. I thought it was pretty funny…I still can’t believe this is the last season she’ll be on tour. I am glad that she’s going to work to better the game and the lives of others through her foundation. The Annika Foundation’s web page states the mission is to:

• Enrich the quality of life through the development of sports and physical fitness programs
• Provide resources that encourage participation and provide access to sports and physical fitness programs AND/OR to provide access and increase youth participation in the game of golf
• Help aspiring junior golfers realize their potential by providing resources, new playing opportunities and experiences

She also looks for talent in her home country and encourages girls to play golf.

The NFL could be headed for some interesting years ahead. The vote by the owners this week paves the way for a salary cap-less 2010 season and a possible lockout the next. In addition, there is talk of making the pre-season shorter and adding a 17th game to the regular season.

Oh, and the Yankees are still in last place in their division while Boston and Tampa Bay are jockeying for the top. Excuse me a moment whilst I laugh hysterically…

Today in Sports History

1952 – The Dodgers score 15 runs in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds, curing a hitting slump the team had been in. The final score was 19-1.

1966 – Muhammad Ali defeats Henry Cooper in six rounds by TKO for the heavyweight title.

1997 – Roger Clemens won his 200th game while pitching as a Toronto Blue Jay vs. the New York Yankees. He struck out 12 batters, reaching his 71st game to strike 10 or more batters out.


Lindsay said...

That's cool that Annika Sorenstam is working to help people develop better fitness and that she's encouraging more girls to play golf.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah - totally!

Victoria said...

Hey there.

Just found your blog - looks really fun so can imagine spending a bit of time here. Had to make a correction though - Man U won the Champions League final whilst the Uefa Cup was played out last week. The Champions Leagues is for the "top tier" of teams whilst the Uefa cup is for the "second tier" of European Teams. My team made the final in 2006 of the UEFA cup and lost 4-0 :-(.

All the best
another woman who likes sport

Apryl DeLancey said...

Thank you for clearing that up Victoria! I watched it on my computer and saw that Man U won but since I gathered info from the UEFA site, it didn't occur to me that Champions Cup and UEFA were not the same. Stop by any time!