Great afternoon in Chicago for the US Ryder Cup team.  USA now leads 5-3 after completion of four-ball play this evening.  The star pairing for the US was Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson.  They just blew away Laurie and Hanson for Europe.  The only USA pairing to not win was Stricker and Woods, who went 0 for 2 today??  Tiger really tried to pull them into at least a tie with birdies on the 16th and the 17th but could not deliver on a mid range birdie attempt at 18.  The European star had to be Colsearts, playing with Westwood against Woods and Stricker.  He was unbelievable in his first Ryder Cup appearance.  All in all, a great start for Team USA which has not won the event since 2008.  Again, get ‘er done USA!!

Full sports day tomorrow with Ryder Cup action continuing and full slate of College Football.  Ryder Cup will conclude on Sunday.

Kobe Bryant was a guest on Ellen DeGeneres today.  Nice to see Kobe attempting to make a difference and give back to LA with his work with the homeless in Southern California.  Being a homer, I do root for the Hawks.  That being said, I have throughout my lifetime been a Celtic fan (Bill Russell days), and Philadelphia 76ers fan (when Moses came to take them to the promised land and get a ring for Dr. J), and always mesmerized by LA Lakers.  From the days when Pat Riley brought “Showtime” to the Forum (before the Staples Center days), and the crowd would chant “I Love LA”, I was hooked.

Really nice tribute for Chipper Jones tonight at Turner Field.  This was the last regular season home series for Chipper as a Brave.  The future Hall of Famer will retire after twenty years as a Brave.  Over 51,000 fans were there to show their appreciation.  On sign summed it up:  Chipper Loyalty = Braves Royalty!  Thank you Chipper.

That is all for now…

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