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THE PRESS BOX: TIGER WOODS Press Conference Part 2

Tiger Woods’ return to the golf course has been much anticipated for months. On Monday, he sat through a no-holds barred post-scandal press conference before 217 reporters at the  Augusta National Golf Club interview room.

Some members of the media feels that everything Tiger does is rehearsed and that he only wanted to get sympathy from golf’s core fans as he tries to regain popularity. On Thursday, he returns to the course to play in the Masters tournament, reminding fans of why they admire him in the first place, his enormous golfing talent.

Tiger Woods (pga tour)

To the core fans, they’ll definitely support his return. Cheating on his wife doesn’t matter to them because all they care about is him playing golf.

The media also feels that Tiger owes them an explanation for his conduct. As far as I’m concerned, I personally like Tiger and I’ve never judged him because it’s not my job to do that. He has always been very professionally to me over the years when I needed an interview and I still like Tiger Woods the golfer. His personal life means nothing to me. I feel that he doesn’t owe the media an apology or an explanation for his conduct; that should be directed to:

A) His Mother.

B) His wife and children.

C) His management team.

D) The PGA Tour management.

E) His fellow golfers

F) His sponsors.

G) Last but not least, the children who have looked up to him and emulate him as their hero and idol.

SOUNDS FROM THE TIGER WOODS PRESS CONFERENCE (to listen to an audio file, just click the link.)

44 761 TIGER WOODS He felt entitled to having affairs. How did he rationalize that

44 762 TIGER WOODS When did he realize he wasn’t entitled to do those things

44 763 TIGER WOODS Eventhough he was winning while having affairs, could he have played any better on the golf course

44 764 TIGER WOODS Why didn’t he respond to drug allegations, when did he hurt achilles tendon

44 765 TIGER WOODS In February it seemed like you would not come back in 2010 what changed his mind

44 767 TIGER WOODS A 4 week lapse between accident and rehab when did he decide to go to rehab

44 770 TIGER WOODS Will he keep his same management team how much did they know about his affairs

44 772 TIGER WOODS How did you fool so many people for so long

44 773 TIGER WOODS What does this mean to his legacy

44 774 TIGER WOODS How important is it to have your caddie Steve Williams back with you

Nationwide series race in Nashville goes to Kevin Harvick

compiled from staff and wire reports

Kevin Harvick (creative commons/wfe photo)

The NASCAR Nationwide Series race goes to Kevin Harvick who took full advantage of a late caution to win at the Nashville Superspeedway over the weekend in Gladeville, Tennessee.

Crew chief Ernie Cope and Harvick gambled by putting two new tires when the eighth yellow flag of the day came out on the track with 34 laps to go. That helped Harvick take over the lead from Kyle Busch, who was unable to mount a challenge as the race wound down.

Harvick, was strong all day and led three times for 52 laps, including the final 34. It was Kevin’s 36th career Nationwide win and his 56th in NASCAR’s top three series. It was his second win in four Nationwide races this season.

Harvick, driving his own Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet, beat Reed Sorenson by 0.2 seconds. Busch, who beat Harvick in the Trucks race on Friday night, was third. Justin Allgaier, coming off a victory two weeks ago at Bristol, was fourth, and Brad Keselowski rallied from back in the pack to finish fifth.

Kyle Busch wins Nashville Trucks race; guitar not destroyed this time around

compiled from staff and wire reports

Kyle Busch won his first NASCAR race as team owner, dominating the Nashville 200 over the weekend in the Nashville suburb of Gladeville. In all, it was his 17th career Camping World Trucks Series win.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup star led 131 of 150 lap on the 1.333-mile concrete oval. Kevin Harvick, the winner of his previous four Truck starts, was second, followed by Ron Hornaday, Jr., Timothy Peters and Todd Bodine.

Kyle Busch (creative commons/wfe photo)

Busch won the pole at nearly 1.5 mph faster than second-place starter Peters and used that speed to lead the first 76 laps. On lap 77, Peters passed Busch at the finish line and led the next 15 laps before Busch used traffic to get by Peters on lap 93.

In June of 2009, the last time Kyle Busch ran at the Nashville Superspeedway, he made controversial headlines for smashing the trophy, a hand-painted custom Gibson guitar in a Nationwide Series race. This time, Busch didn’t destroy the guitar.

Capital Baseball drops a pair to Ohio Northern

Courtesy of Capital Athletics

Ohio Athletic Conference (courtesy of OAC)

The Capital Crusaders baseball team dropped a pair of games last Friday to Ohio Northern in Columbus.

Capital lost the opener 13-12 and 16-4 in the finale. The Crusaders (7-11, 0-2 OAC) battled back from a 12-1 deficit in the opener.

Overall, the Capital offense was paced by the duo of freshman Jake Thurman (Westerville, O/Westerville North HS) and junior Zack Byers (Columbus, O./Bishop Hartley HS). Thurman was a combined 3-for-7 with a walk and four RBI’s. Byers finished 3-for-6 with a double, home run, four runs scored and three RBI’s.

In addition, the pair of Marty Assmann (Columbus, O./Bishop Hartley HS) and freshman Brandon Natalie (Bexley, Ohio/Westerville North HS) made their mark at the plate. Assmann scored four runs and drove in three on the day while Natalie went 3-for-7 with a double, home run, walk, three runs scored and two RBI’s.

The Crusaders will return to action at home this Saturday April 10 with a doubleheader against arch-rival Otterbein at Clowson Field beginning at 1 p.m.

Otterbein Cardinals are 9-4 in baseball; John Quimby continues to shine

Courtesy of Otterbein Athletics

The Otterbein Cardinals recently split a doubleheader at John Carroll University to bring their record to 9-4.

John Quimby (OC photo)

In game one, the Cardinals used a 7-run first inning en route to a 14-3 victory. John LaCorte goes to 5-0 on the season. Otterbein had 17 hits in game one and were led at the plate by John Quimby, who led off the game with a home run and went 5-for-11 with 1 run scored and 5 RBI’s in the doubleheader.

In game two, John Carroll scored a 4-3 win in 12 innings. The Blue Streaks are  10-7 overall on the season.

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