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.
But I didn’t know golfers were this superstitious...
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.
Growing Up Bubba:Bubba Watson Deals With His Sudden Fame
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 WatsonBubba 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 HeadlinesShould 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)
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...
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...”
Bubba Watson wins the Masters
Bubba Watson won the 2012 Masters, clinching the tournament win after a two-hole playoff against Louis Oosthuizen. Watson, who was featured in the Winter 2012 issue of Sports Spectrum, finished at 10-under and won his first major tournament.
When asked about how special it was to win on Easter, Bubba said: "Yeah, this is the day Jesus is risen..."
Tim Tebow speaks to thousands at Easter service
15,000 people showed up for an Easter service in Georgetown, Texas with Tim Tebow as the guest speaker. Celebration Church hosted the service and their pastor, Joe Champion, and Tebow talked for about 20 minutes.
"It's OK to be outspoken about your faith...
Carlos Pena makes return to Rays, gets 7 RBIs verses the Yankees
Carlos Pena made a big return to the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend. Pena had 7 RBIs against for the Rays in their series vs. the New York Yankees.
Pena was featured in Sports Spectrum in the Summer 2009 issue and said this about his relationship with Christ...
Christian Athletes in the HeadlinesMasters winner Watson not ashamed of his Christian faith (BillyGraham.org)
C.J. McCollum: Why I'm returning to Lehigh for my senior year (Sporting News)
Tim Tebow connects with inmates during prison visits (NFL.com)
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey writes a book
New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has released his memoir called, "Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball." The book is a very open and honest look at Dickey's life as he tells about his struggles growing up in a broken home, sexual abuse, adultery, and even suicide.
“I have spent so much of my life running and hiding, and I wasn't going to continue doing that in the book," Dickey says...
Jeremy Lin out for regular season
New York Knicks point guard and Sports Spectrum spring cover boy, Jeremy Lin, will miss the rest of the regular season...
Bubba Watson and wife adopt boy
Golfer Bubba Watson and his wife Angie have adopted a 1-month old baby boy. The couple tweeted a picture of their new family member, Caleb.
Watson will make an appearance on Faherty tonight on the Golf channel to talk about his adoption...
Christian Athletes in the Headlines
Lin has lunch with fired editor (Yahoo Sports)
Tim Tebow Among Speakers at Chick-fil-A Leadercast Event (Sacramento Bee)
Lance Berkman gives away Adam Wainwright’s truck in April Fool’s prank (Big League Stew)