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Hey, Phil, enough already on Dubsdread drubbing

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  • Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during the first round at the BMW Championship golf tournament on Thursday in Lemont.

    Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during the first round at the BMW Championship golf tournament on Thursday in Lemont.
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Enough already:

OK. OK. We get it, Phil Mickelson. You don't like the redesign of Cog Hill's Dubsdread.

Well, it looks like you won't have the course to kick around much longer, so put your head down and try your best to compete for that paltry $8 million in prize money.

How does that work?

Tom Brady tells New England fans to start drinking early before Sunday's game and everyone laughs.

Ochocinco tweets how awesome the Pats' offense looked Monday night and everyone pounces.

I'm sure Lindsey Buckingham would agree with me when I say, what up with that?


Mickelson is tied for 37th place after one round of the BMW Championship at Cog Hill.

Another player who didn't paint a pretty picture of the course, Steve Stricker, finds himself tied for 60th in the 70-player field.

Brian Urlacher:


Hockey 2011:

The Blackhawks open training camp Friday as the NHL kicks back into gear.

Basketball 2011:

Wilson Chandler scores 21 points to lead the Zhejiang Guangsha to an 87-83 victory in Chinese League action.

Yeah, get used to it.

Just asking:

Might there be some course-condition issues arising at another historic country club in the area?

Fun with math:

Heading into Thursday, the White Sox' magic number for elimination was 1.

The Cubs' magic number expired May 4.

Reminds me of ... :

John Huntsman/Mark Suppelsa.

Eerie fun with numbers:

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the first three winners on the race card at Belmont Park in New York were 9-1-1.

Chasing time:

I know the Chase for the Cup begins this weekend in Joliet -- good times.

Unfortunately, I'm a Mark Martin man, and this year that has meant mainly focusing on the middle of the pack -- bad times.


Wouldn't it be nice to see someone other than Jimmie Johnson win the Sprint Cup title?

My pick: Brad Keselowski.

Obtuse scheduling:

This weekend's slate of NFL games features not one contest between division rivals.

Completely under the radar:

While this year's U.S. Open most likely will be remembered for Serena Williams' histrionics, it should've been Novak Djokovic's dominant performance that stole the spotlight.

Djokovic dispatched of Rafael Nadal for his third Grand Slam title to improve his record to 64-2 for the year.

He said it:

"Each tournament we go to there's a golf course and we're supposed to play on it. And I'm just going to figure out how to play it no matter if it suits my game or not -- and I've always tried to be positive no matter what."

-- Mark Wilson of Elmhurst, when asked if he understood all the dissing of Cog Hill this week by his fellow pros.