it's not even 7:00 am on Sunday morning as i type this and an incredible sports (especially soccer) day has already begun. It began at the stroke of midnight (central time) as a matter of fact as the US Women began their Peace Queen Cup Tournament with a match against Australia....as hard as i've tried though, i haven't been able to find the result yet...maybe i read it wrong and it kicks off at midnight tonight...
The picture in a picture time starts at 1:30 pm with the kick off of the Euro Group A final games: Switzerland vs. Portugal and Turkey vs. Czech. The Fire complicates viewing efforts at 2:00 pm as the Men in Red battle FC Dallas in a Brimstone Cup match. That game will be followed at 4:00 pm as the US Men begin World Cup Qualifying in Carson, CA vs. Barbados.
In non-soccer sports, Tiger Woods goes for his 14th major starting late this afternoon. As much as i should expect the unexpected from Tiger, yesterday's final six holes simply amazed me. Maybe it's because i had just "mastered" the back nine at Chapel Hill in Johnsburg, IL with a scintilating (for me) 48. My own miracle six on Chapel Hill's celebrated 17th hole (the longest in Illinois)
helped me believe the NBC announcers when they referred to Tiger's miraculous five under for the last six holes at Torrey Pines on a painful knee as his greatest accomplishment and one that ranks with the grittiest performances of any NFL or NHL player.
You know i'll be watching the US vs. Barbados, but the TV will be switched to NBC at halftime and afterwards to see Tiger inch closer to the Golden Bear.