A 5' 2" view of the Columbus sports world from AM 1230's web coordinator and sports nut, Megan Short
I was given a very unique opportunity to cover every central Ohio sporting event you can imagine for the WTVN sports department, under the direction of Larry Larson (aka Mr. High School Sports). Larry, besides being one of the nicest guys on the planet, was a staple in the Columbus sports media since... leather football helmets. I've seen the behind-the-scenes of the Buckeyes, Blue Jackets, Crew, Clippers, and too many other college and high school teams of every kind to name.
I am hooked on sports stories of all kind and plan on sharing the best of what I come across -- local and national, funny and serious. There will always be a healthy dose of silly pictures and videos that make me laugh, and links to pages that say smart sports stuff that I couldn't hope to explain on my own. And if you have something that you'd like to share with the class, that would be even better -- email stuff to me!!
And I'm on Twitter, if you're the tweeting type:
It's Monday, and that means it's time for me to try to make sense of this past weekend in sports. On one hand, I had my heart smashed to pieces when the Blue Jackets came THIS CLOSE to making it into the playoffs (the franchise has only made it to the post season once). Dave Maetzold talked to John Davidson, the Jackets' President of Hockey Operations, on WTVN this morning. Let JD talk you off the ledge like he did for me:
But at least the Jackets didn't burn anything down. The Crew, on the other hand, had this happen on Saturday, as they were supposed to be squaring off against DC United:
There we no injuries, but the scoreboard is obviously in bad shape. It might have been difficult to play the National Anthem with the speakers destroyed, but the Nordecke saved the day. Read more about the unusual circumstances and the Crew's big win here.
Finally, I always love the wacky and cool promotions that happen in minor league baseball. Here's a photo circulating around Twitter of the Toledo Mud Hens' jerseys for their Star Wars Weekend: (think big and hairy)
Come on, Shoelace. I think even I could do better than that (but let's not find out).
While most of us were wrapped up in the Madness yesterday, Sergio Garcia was being ridiculous at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It was a headline that I can honestly say I ignored until this morning because I thought it was a joke.
If you have not seen what I am talking about -- Sergio climbing a tree to hit a one-handed, backward shot -- you have to watch the video:
But before you go try out your Tree Iron this weekend, take note of this: Sergio withdrew from the tournament not long after making this circus shot, saying his shoulder and Achilles were hurting.
Still, possibly the most entertaining double bogey ever.