Props to your dad, a great dude.
Those late 70s-early 80s Astros teams - Terry Puhl, Alan Ashby, Jose Cruz Sr, Craig Reynolds, et al - weren't bad. Actually, they were pretty good. The uniforms? Not so much.
Bad franchises? The Columbus Blue Jackets. The team that used to be known as the Atlanta Thrashers. The Kansas City Royals of the last 25 years. The Jaguars did play for the AFC Championship twice. But they stink on ice since then.
Couldn't care less if Woods and Garcia get along. What woods should do is say he'd gladly wash down his fried chicken with a couple of glasses of pond water from the 17th at TPC. Or just go, "Hey, look, Sergio! A 5-footer for par to win a major!" And watch him shake like Shakira meets Beyoncé.
Though your Dodgers stink like Steve Yeager's socks, are you stoked 5 for the postgame concert coming up at Turner Field?
I'd put Magic in Isiah Thompson's place. Earvin was the right guy (I'm keeping a peristaltic wave down as I type that) at the right time for the right team (see above).
You know who else might fit into that realm? A little bit of one of last week's 5@10 favorite topics - Mr. Eddie Murphy.
Kiffin wasn't even an opposite field single. He was a bunt attempt with two strikes and nobody on base. I always thought he was a mistake. He were.
So what are the top 5 ways to keep the little 5 at 10s entertained on the drive back to Chattavegas?
Little Joe's senior year on The Flats was mighty good. It was Clint Castleberry-like.
Tech fans and players still have Woody Dantzler nightmares.
And the first Adrian Peterson, not his doppelganger from Oklahoma by way of Texas, remains the most dominant college football player I've ever seen. I remember all the talk about Montee Ball's 45 touchdowns for a career this season. AP had that - in just his sophomore year.
Elway, Montana, Marino ... not Heisman winners.
Wasn't he supposed to win two of those things?
If you're gonna go on music pedigree and not following through, I go Julian Lennon. Never thought The Wallflowers were all that.
Pat Rafter and Pat Cash were better than Andy Roddick. I'd have put Andy Murray up there too, until last year.
I'd go Westwood or even Justin Rose, who made a big splash finishing fourth at The Open Championship as a teenager. Of course, Davis Love Thurston Howell the third isn't alone among Americans coming up short - Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, et al, but they have time to rectify this.
And what about Jeff Francoeur as an underachiever? Kid was the most talked about prospect in the state, maybe ever (what would have Twitter and Facebook been like had they existed when in young Mr. Walker's final high school year in Wrightsville?).
I was going to post something else, but Tiger reached for a hybrid in the backswing of my writing and I got distracted. Sorry.
First, Tiger does everything he can to give a tournament away (nice fat double there, Eldrick). Then Sergio collapses like the postwar Italian parliament. Yeech. McAvoy played his last hole better.
I don't know that Tyson's problems led to boxing's downfall. He would have had to step aside at some point anyway, and the allegations of rigged bouts and the seaminess and shamelessness of certain promoters really crippled the sport. Now, there hasn't been anyone worth watching to assume Tyson's mantle in the heavyweight ranks. Heavyweights, aside from the Leonard-Hearns-Hagler-Duran era for welterweights and middleweights, have always been the top draw. But it is a division bereft of star power and it has dragged down boxing. I don't know that a Mayweather-Pacquaio fight (come on already) would salvage boxing.
And no one — no one — was more famous in his prime than Ali. No one. He's still more famous now in corners of the world we don't even consider.
Yeah, I got nothing today, 5. Just hope you, the wonderful Mrs. 5 and the Little 5s have a good week.
And give the great Ron Bush a hug for me.