Another Angle — Major champions come through me

Golfers are superstitious.

I know that firsthand. My senior year of college golf, I would always, always shower before my round, eat two doughnuts and a banana on the way to the course, and listen to Coldplay in the van…that is, until I played poorly. Then I’d start a different routine.

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Around the Net – Bubba Watson

The NY Times has a nice story on Bubba Watson dealing with his sudden fame since winning The Masters.

The story talks about Bubba and his wife’s adoption of Caleb, his recent charity event Bubba Bash (catered by Waffle House), and his unique golf swing.

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Around the Net – Infidelity website offers $1 million to sleep with Tim Tebow, Bubba Watson returns

Tim Tebow

A controversial infidelity website is offering $1 million for anyone who can prove they’ve slept with Tim Tebow:

AshleyMadison.com founder and CEO Noel Biderman says Tebow should embrace his status as a sex symbol. “Sports and sex (and of course, infidelity) go hand in hand. If Mr. Tebow is indeed abstaining from adult relationships, I would encourage him to find a nice lady or two and enjoy his youth and fame as much as possible. We are beyond the days where pre-marital sex has a social stigma, and it is my hope that soon we will also feel the same about infidelity. I guarantee that no man of Tim Tebow’s stature could survive a season in New York without succumbing to the temptations of the city (i.e. pull a Brett Favre).” (AshleyMadison.com)

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson will return to the course for first time since winning the Masters. He will play in the Zurich Classic New Orleans where he is the defending champion.

“That stuff is more important to me, but right now with this platform that I have of winning the Masters, it’s going to give me a better chance to raise good dollars for cancer, for the center in Africa and different things like that.” (The Associated Press)…

Christian Athletes in the Headlines

Should Drew Brees sit out the entire 2012 season? (Business Insider)

Kaka tops 10M Twitter followers (Associated Press)

Hockey (Mike Fisher’s) wife Carrie Underwood on playoffs (ESPN.com)

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Another Angle: Joy like Bubba

Wanna know what I’m sick of? Joyless Christians. Christians should be funny. Christians should be enjoyable to be around. Christians should be the life of the party (yes, party, didn’t David dance before the Lord with all his might?) because they have something no one else has: unexplainable joy that’s only found in Christ. That’s why I love Bubba Watson. Yes, he’s a Christian. And yes, he lives a life with moral boundaries. But he also lives a joyful life, a funny life, a stupid life, a life replete with ridiculous stunts, hilarious videos and laughter.

Back in the fall, Watson was gracious enough to give me 35 minutes of his time for a phone interview, and this concept—the epidemic that Christians are plagued with boredom and lifelessness—is exactly what we talked about… Continue reading

A Heavenly Future

Bubba Watson’s phone rang. His dad was calling. “If this is truth, if God is truth—you better start practicing,” Gerry said once Bubba picked up the phone. “Why do I need to practice?” said a confounded Bubba, who was having his best PGA Tour season yet.

“You better practice because by the time you get to heaven, I’m going to be so good at golf…” Continue reading

SPORTS YAPP Episode #40 – Bubbacast

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Today on the show:

Bryce is joined by staff writer Steve Copeland to yapp about the Masters.

-Steve sheds light on Bubba’s personality and talks about his interview with Bubba for the magazine.

-Bryce talks about Bubba’s future and his potential impact on the golf world.

-Bryce and Steve discuss Bubba’s faith and the fact a Christian won on Easter.

-Bryce and Steve yapp about Bubba’s crying!!

-It’s a Bubba love-fest on the latest edition of SPORTS YAPP, aka, a Bubbacast!

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