Tiger Woods is back?

Golf is back and the fans are ready as well. The Farmers Insurance Open kicked off on Thursday and even though not all of the top golfers showed up to this event, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are in their second event of the golf season, along with many others. Golf is coming up as a popular sport, especially for younger adults, who are striving to become the next Tiger Woods. Who knows when that next Tiger Woods shows up, but all in all, fans will be waiting for that moment and players will striving for that moment of glory and when we find that kind of talent, we will be ready for it.

Tiger will be coming back stronger than ever this year. He has done some swing modifications to work on his fairway and green accuracy and so far through the Farmers Insurance Open, he has done exactly what he sought out to do. Ever since the sex scandal, we never got the full glimpse of the real Tiger Woods. The one who in clutch fashion sunk that birdie putt on the 18th hole at the 2008 US Open and flashed the most extraordinary fist pump I have ever seen or how about the time he pulled off what was simply just a miracle when he chipped his ball at Augusta in the 2005 Masters. We have not seen the full glimpse of the real Tiger Woods the last couple of seasons, but I suspect that this is the year that Tiger gets back on track and dominates the playing field.

This is the bounce back year and the 37 year-old is going to do it like the old Tiger. Of course there might be bumps along the way, but I have sinking feeling that Tiger will get the jobs done necessary on his quest to becoming the best golfer ever. That all can happen, but he has to pass Jack Nicklaus first and then and only then can we crown Tiger the best golfer.

Bold Prediction for Tiger Woods: Wins 6 regular tournaments, including 2 majors, and gets back to number 1 in golf

By: Richie Boswell

How to beat Djokovic and Federer?

There is no doubt who the two best tennis players in the world are and the fact that they dominate the sport is simple and that is because they’re masters of their craft with their amazing forehand and backhand. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are the type of player that don’t mess around and obviously cannot be taken lightly.

This year’s Australian open has had its speculation of upsets for the two top players. The likes of Ryan Harrison who had his shot with Novak Djokovic and Bernard Tomic who had his shot with Roger Federer. Both failed in their matches by not even winning a set.

Novak Djokovic kept pushing around Ryan Harrison. Ryan Harrison struggled to keep up with Djokovic’s forehand that basically kept Harrison on his heels. Djokovic kept pushing the envelope by sending his forehand returns all the way to the baseline which kept Harrison more on defense then on offense and this seemed to be a trend the entire match as Djokovic went on to stomp all over Harrison.

The same story was happening to Bernard Tomic, who had said that “[he] was playing his best tennis” and “this is the perfect time to play Federer”. Sadly, none of that really showed in the match besides in the second set. Roger Federer has a power punch with his ammunition of a forehand and backhand that he possesses and was clearly too much for the young Tomic.

How do you beat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic?

Take the iniative and end the rally, it seemed that Ryan Harrison and Bernard Tomic were there to mess around and continue a rally, which is not necessary in any means. Why mess around with the two best players, when Harrison or Tomic could just end rally. Make them move around and strike and do not end up on the defensive side of any rally. That spells trouble and defeat. Harrison and Tomic should of pushed them to each side of the court and strike and take them out. If a player does exactly what Harrison and Tomic did and just keeps the rally going by sending their returns to the same exact spot that they just returned it to is insane because you have given Djokovic and Federer the power to control the point, which they will control it.

Here are ways to win, it might seem obvious, but for some reason no unranked player has shown me yet that they can beat them. For all unranked players taking on Djokovic or Federer:

1. Don’t mess around
2. Take initiative and end the rally
3. Do not keep rallying with them and hoping for an error
4. Move them around the court and then STRIKE

These are the methods to pull off an upset or even put up a good fight.

By: Richie Boswell

Texans vs Patriots Preview

The Houston Texans escaped a 19-13 win over the hot Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday afternoon. Now the Texans are looking to redeem themselves as they have to go to the New England Patriots, who already destroyed them in Foxborough on MNF several weeks back 42-14.

Keys to Patriots win:
The Patriots, in my personal opinion, are the best team in the AFC. The Patriots demoralized the Texans in every phase of the game several weeks ago. For the Patriots to win this game they have to do everything they did in the first meeting and pull out those plays into this game. Tom Brady made the Houston D look really bad and ncapable of winning the big game. Tom Brady will lead this team to another AFC title chance if they just do everything they did the first time. There is really nothing I can say other than that because that was the perfect game for New England, so we will find out if this New England team can do it again in Foxborough. That is the other thing, you have home-field this game, take advantage of it. As long as everything happens the way it did several weeks ago, its a guaranteed Pats’ victory!

Keys to Patriots’ win:
1. Opening up running game with short throw.

2. Getting Steven Ridley hot.

3. Tom Brady= 1 or less turnovers.

4. Taking advantage of Kareem Jackson’s aggressive cornerback play with deep routes agianst Texan’s man coverage.

5. Stacking eight men in the box addressing the run game and keeping Arian Foster under 100 yards.

6. Get into Schaub’s head.

The Texans need to get to Tom Brady and pressure him and not allow Brady to have time in the pocket. Secondary must make plays in order to win this football game. In the first game Brandon Harris was caught holding a receiver on third down, and that pentalty gave the Patriots a first down and made the drive end in a touchdown instead of field goal. Little Kindgarten errors will kill Houston! They must do everything and anything to make sure that Tom Brady is kept in check becuase the last thing fans or the players want is another blow out. No Kindergarten penalties and no big plays will help Houston boost past this team. My biggest point of all this is to keep Brady from making big plays and getting the Houston D off the field. Time of possession must be won by Houston and the defense must do their job in order for an AFC title to be within their grasp.

Keys to Texans’ redemption:
1. No Turnovers

2. Play Action passing.

3. No sacks= no third and longs.

4. Cut Arian Foster loose.

5. Defense must not give up deep plays!

6. Pressure Brady!