Sunday, April 09, 2006

Tiger and Judas


I'm much more interested in whether or not Tiger can win back-to-back green jackets than whether or not Judas was really Jesus's best friend. Still, can't ignore the huge stir caused by the Judas Gospel. Gotta love all the schwag available! Marketing extravaganza.

Who's watching the Master's?

8 comments:

Kalevala said...

Hi Julie,

I'm on Easter vacation visting my mom up in the Bay area and have been following both the Masters and the Judas story while also reading the dialogue between N.T. Wright and Crossan on the Resurrection...I am not a golf fan in general but do try to catch part of the last round when Tiger is in the hunt. He's the man when it comes to golf. Decided to read the Crossan/Wright dialogue because I am sincerely interested in maintaining some connection with the Easter story even if I have serious doubts about the historicity of the event itself. Crossan and Wright are a bit hard for me to follow from time to time but I think I get the jest of the essence of what they are trying to say. Personally, I have made a connection between resurrection and transformation and transformation is something I think is critically relevant to us as individuals and public social policy on numerous fronts. I hope this makes sense. Just trying to make some sense of it all myself these days....better get back to the fam....

Kalevala said...

Ooops....Keep forgetting that when I use someone else's computer my screen name comes up as Kalevala....Sorry for confusion...Bilbo/Bill

Dave said...

I've been paying more attention to the Giants game on TBS than I have the Masters. I watched a bit of Masters coverage and got kind of put off by the subdued pomposity of the event. All that refined, genteel Southern Tradition, mingled with corporate sponsorship by ATT, IBM and Xerox... well I don't want to spoil anyone's enjoyment of the competitive game and the lovely scenery, but it's just not my thing. Looks like Tiger might finish a bit behind the pace though? Though I suppose one shouldn't count him out until it's all the way over...

julieunplugged said...
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julieunplugged said...

Michelson has it sewn up if he doesn't make any mistake. But Tiger just put himself in a major tie for second with three holes left so...

I'd say he's in the hunt for sure. :)

Fun for me.

What I love is the way Tiger has decimated the "white boy club." Watching the history of the Master's is like a frat boy elite club. But then Tiger showed up and changed the face of the sport.

Bravo I say.

I'm a big Tiger fan. :)

And grew up watching golf so... love it.

julieunplugged said...

Okay, I'm giving up. He just bogeyed. Boo-hoo.

Michelson is having the round of his life!

Dave said...

So Phil got the jacket, and Tiger got to do the presentation. Maybe next year Phil can return the favor to Tiger?

I also like how Tiger shook up things down Georgia way. Isn't Augusta CC where Fuzzy Zeller made that insulting joke about serving fried chicken in the clubhouse? What a knucklehead, but I'm sure worse jokes than that rang off those walls many times when the cameras and mikes weren't powered up.

I do watch a little golf now and then. I like the British Open just because of the funky courses - esp. St. Andrews. I don't begrudge anyone their enjoyment of the Masters with all its fastidious ways. I'm just not one to pay homage, I'm sure you understand.

Anyway, the Giants made a fantastic ninth-inning comeback to beat the Braves, so I'm pretty happy about that. And the Tigers are off to a great start, even though they lost today. I just looooooove baseball season!

julieunplugged said...

Hey Bill.

Forgot to respond to your comments about Wright and Crossan. Hope you will post your thoughts. Transformation is something I can wrap my mind around a little better than bodily resurrection. Will be interested to see where this all leads you.

Julie