Perhaps there is an irony as Tiger Wood’s game continues to slide and his personal life remains in a spiral, a new young talent finally emerges. Rory McIlory, fresh off his dominant win at the U.S. Open yesterday to capture his first major title, seems to have all the tools to become the next great player and maybe the rival that Tiger has always sought. A player that can challenge him, inspire him, push him to another level where so many others before have so miserably failed to do.
McIlroy’s eight shot victory over Y.E. Yang in the final round made him the youngest man, at 22, to win the U.S. Open since Bobbie Jones did it in 1923.
His stunning victory was very Tiger-like and already the inevitable comparisons have begun.
We will have to see where his career takes him in the next few years, how it will evolve. Will he win another major title and, if so, how many more? Can he dominant the game of golf the way Tiger has?
The young phenom will have to be successful in winning a slew of major titles. He must expect to win each tournament he enters and prepare himself to do so, as Tiger always has in his stellar 15 year career. By then we may know if Tiger Woods finally has that rival he wanted, more than a decade and perhaps a whole generation later.
One thing seems certain: a new star is born and he has the game, the confidence and the brashness to make us believe he is!
MAVERICKS WIN! DIRK: GREATNESS CONFIRMED! LEBRON: NO MJ!
The Dallas Mavericks defeat the Miami Heat, winning the series 4-2, to capture the 2011 NBA Finals Championship! No one can deny, now with a championship ring and the Finals MVP trophy, Dirk Nowitzki’s greatness. As for LeBron James being better than Michael Jordan? I think both debates have been put to rest!
During my intense training days and I needed to drop weight, I’d incorporate a near fail-proof restrictive 3 week eating plan that worked for me. The important thing to remember is that this diet or disciplined eating plan is only for 3 weeks or 25 days. In these 3 weeks, you cannot consume any no juices, sugars (except from the protein powdered shake), only a half a pinch of salt a day, no fruits, pastas or rice (except what is listed below). It seems rather harsh but you have to remember it is only for three weeks. You will, however, see real results in weight loss.
This eating plan, if you follow it thoroughly, will lean you out, cleanse your system and, if you incorporate the proper strength training and stretching exercise program (5 days a week), plus drink 8-12 glasses of water a day and take a multi-vitamin daily, you will see a much more toned, healthier looking body. You feel more energy, sleep better, see your blood pressure get lower, feel less anxious and see other noticeable changes. You will also really begin to dry out, however, so it is important to stay hydrated and avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages except for maybe a cup of green tea everyday.
Here are the foods you will eat and absolutely no exceptions if you want this to work. You are not depriving yourself of any essential vitamins, minerals and proteins. In fact, you will add more magnesium to your diet, which aids in protein consumption and helps to strengthen bones, reduce cramping and keep your blood sugar levels in check.
If you don’t mind adding a little size (especially you men), add 3-4 more egg whites to your daily diet and one to two more glasses of protein shake. The plan is to eat and stick with a 5 meals a day diet. If you are trying to get bigger and also workout past 7pm, add a 6 meal plan to your daily diet.
A List Foods (ideal) -
4 egg whites 1 cup oatmeal 4-6 oz yams 1/2 cup cottage cheese (1-2% milk-fat) 1 cup yogurt (nonfat) fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel) 2 tbsp peanut butter 7oz chicken breast 12oz. turkey breast 2-4 cups vegetables (all dark, green, leafy varieties…no reds, yellows, oranges, whites) 1oz almonds or walnuts 1 cup soba noodles 1-1.5 cups tofu 1-2 cups of whey protein shake with soy milk or slim milk 1 cup egg noodles 1 cup soybeans
B List Foods (less ideal) -
1 cup wild rice 1 slice pumpernickel bread 1 cup whole wheat pasta 1 red apple (and only with peanut butter) 1 cup black beans (great with brown or wild rice or egg or wheat pasta) 1 advocado 1/2 cup olives 1 egg w/ yolk
No more than 3 servings of any of the B list foods in your weekly eating plan. These are all your daily total serving sizes. Try them at different times and experiment and add variety to your meals. Make certain you drink at least 1 glass of protein shake, with at least 30grams of whey or egg white protein and less than 3grams of sugar, no later than 35 minutes after your strength training workout.
You can begin eating fruits like plums, mangoes and berries after the 3 weeks.
I think you will be happy with the results: leaner body by losing fat and gaining muscle and a more vibrant skin tone.
THE GEORGE COSTANZA RULES: Wisdom & Etiquette for Work
Rule No. 1 - Never walk without a document in your hands.
People with documents in their hands look like hardworking employees heading
for important meetings. People with nothing in their hands look like they're
heading for the cafeteria. People with a newspaper in their hand look like
they're heading for the toilet. Above all, make sure you carry loads of
stuff home with you at night, thus generating the false impression that you
work longer hours than you do.
Rule No. 2 - Use computers to look busy.
Any time you use a computer, it looks like "work" to the casual observer.
You can send and receive personal e-mail, chat, and generally have a blast
without doing anything remotely related to work. These aren't exactly the
societal benefits that the proponents of the computer revolution would like
to talk about but they're not bad either. When you get caught by your boss
-- and you will get caught -- your best defense is to claim you're teaching
yourself to use new software, thus saving valuable training dollars.
Rule No. 3 - Keep a messy desk.
Top management can get away with a clean desk. For the rest of us, it looks
like we're not working hard enough. Build huge piles of documents around
your workspace. To the observer, last year's work looks the same as today's
work; it's volume that counts. Pile them high and wide. If you know somebody
is coming to your cubicle, bury the document you'll need halfway down in an
existing stack and rummage for it when he/she arrives.
Rule No. 4 - Use voice mail.
Never answer your phone if you have voice mail. People don't call you just
because they want to give you something for nothing -- they call because
they want you to do work for them. That's no way to live. Screen all your
calls through voice mail. If somebody leaves a voice-mail message for you
and it sounds like impending work, respond during lunch hour when you know
they're not there -- it looks like you're hardworking and conscientious even
though you're being a devious weasel.
Rule No. 5 - Look impatient & annoyed.
One should also always try to look impatient and annoyed to give your bosses
the impression that you are always busy.
Rule No. 6 - Leave the office late.
Always leave the office late, especially when the boss is still around. You
could read magazines and storybooks that you always wanted to read but have
no time until late before leaving. Make sure you walk past the boss' room on
your way out. Send important e-mail at unearthly hours (e.g. 9:35 p.m., 7:05
a.m., etc.) and during public holidays.
Rule No. 7 - Use sighing for effect.
Sigh loudly when there are many people around, giving the impression that
you are under extreme pressure.
Rule No. 8 - Opt for the stacking strategy.
It is not enough to pile lots of documents on the table. Put lots of books
on the floor etc. (thick computer manuals are the best).
Rule No. 9 - Build your vocabulary.
Read up on some computer magazines and pick out all the jargon and new
products. Use the phrases freely when in conversation with bosses. Remember, they don't have to understand what you say, but you sure sound impressive.
Rule No. 10 - Don't get caught.
MOST IMPORTANT: Don't forward this to your boss by mistake!
Dirk Nowitzki, playing with a torn tendon in his middle finger, helped the Dallas Mavericks come storming back from a 15 point deficit in the fourth quarter with little more than six minutes to play to stun the Miami Heat 95-93 in Game 2 of the NBA Championship Finals to tie the series at one game apiece.
Nowitzki, his injured finger heavily taped, led his team to a furious rally that included scoring the Maverick’s final nine points and making this tie-breaking layup with 3.6 seconds left. It turned out to be the game winning shot as Dwyane Wade missed on a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Did this win turn the tide in favor of the Mavericks and spark a turnaround in the series? Was it just an off-night for the much younger, vastly more athletic, maybe equally resilient Heat team that seemed on the verge of going up a commanding 2-0 lead in the series and blowing out Dallas with suffocating defense, speed and superior talent? We will find out Sunday as the series shifts to Dallas for the next three games.
I saw your comment on my macaroon recipe... thank you! It means a lot! :)
Ohh, I am beginning to get hooked on your starlogs, lol I was about to type this message but I got side tracked by your stormtroopers, can't function after that! lol
Ah, the jedi mind trick is working! You must read my starlogs…always. (waving the hand pass you.) You will focus only on stormtroopers. Move along.