The opening day of deer season was awful for all of us deer hunters. The rain and wind cut down one of my favorite days of the year spending time in the woods. It is Monday night and there is still no deer hanging from the fat guy’s buck pole. I do have numerous squirrel sightings making unneeded racket. I hope those of you who do hunt bagged a big buck and had better success then me. I am not giving up yet as there is lots of time left in the season to be spent in the woods. Let’s dive into the world of sports.
The famed green jacket that goes to the winner of the Masters sits on the shoulders of Dustin Johnson. The man nicknamed DJ won the Masters by five shots over Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im. It was the largest margin since Tiger Woods won in 1997 by 12 strokes. The 20 under par is the lowest score ever posted in the history of Masters at Augusta National. The golf course played easier than normal, I thought, due to the rain, which made for soft greens. The golfers were pin seeking all weekend long and hitting darts at the pins. The Masters in November was not the same as the Masters in April, that’s for sure. The fact there were no spectators and zero atmosphere was super strange to me and I am sure the golfers felt the same way too. D J, however, was the best player all weekend long and the “Green Jacket” is forever in D J’s closet.
I wrote last week that the State of Michigan was a sad state of affairs in football. The college football scene remained ugly after last Saturday. The Michigan State Spartans scored zero points in a loss to Indiana. The Hoosiers left East Lansing with a 24-0 victory and undefeated in the Big Ten. The Spartan offense was horrendous with 131 yards passing and 60 yards rushing. However, the icing on the turnovers for MSU on the football field equaled four. The Spartans tossed three interceptions and lost one fumble. The game was pure ugly by Michigan State and no amount of sugar can help the ugliness. The Spartans will try to right the ship in Maryland next week. The fat guy prediction: The Turtles 34 and Ugly to be Continued 24.
The situation in Ann Arbor Michigan has become full blown panic mode for the fans, football program, and head coach Jim Harbaugh. The embarrassing, and I mean embarrassing, loss to Wisconsin by a score of 49-11 was as brutal as the word brutal can be. It was downright painful for all Michigan fans to watch. The Wolverines were never in this football game after the first six minutes of football. All the chatter about Joe “Meltdown” Milton this summer is laughable. He absolutely looks lost out on the field if you ask me. I think the Jim Harbaugh backers are ready to bail and want him gone. The Michigan football program just plain ole stinks in 2020. The next game will be at Rutgers on Saturday night. The fat guy prediction: Finally A Win 34 and Improved Rutgers 27.
The Same Old Lions did all they could to hand the Washington Football Team a victory on Sunday. The Lions, up 24-3 at one time, had to go to overtime to win 30-27. I mean, when you’re up 24-3 step on the gas and not sit on the lead. Detroit, how many games do you have to lose this way sitting on leads? Let’s be honest, this is the worst 4-5 team I have seen. The teams they are beating are awful and Detroit is barely winning. The Lions’ next game is in Carolina and kickoff is at 1 p.m. The fat guy prediction: Sweet Carolina 31 and Sit On No Lead This Week 27. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.