Sunday was a great day to be both a sports fan and a couch potato.
At one point, there were four separate sports events going, all of significant interest.
The first thing I saw on TV Sunday morning was an ESPN headline "Kentucky On Upset Alert''.
Although I was still rubbing my eyes to get awake, my one-word reaction was "Really?''
The Wildcats are massively talented. In a tournament with allegedly the 68 best teams in the country, Kentucky started out at the paltry odds of 2-to-1 to win the championship.
Even though we're down to the Final Four, the only other team for which you can make a case is Ohio State.
If Kentucky doesn't win, it definitely will be an upset. But I can't see the Wildcats ever being on upset alert.
While there were indeed some upsets in March Madness, look at the Final Four -Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Kansas. Pretty much the usual suspects. The cream rose to the top as is usually the case.
On to golf. As an unabashed Tiger Woods fan, I was hoping Sunday would be the day Tiger would end his long winless streak and accept a championship trophy from another of golf's greatest, Arnold Palmer, the host of the appropriately named Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Tiger came out wearing his Sunday red and his trademark TW hat.
He looked ready to win for the first time since 2009.
Like most of those who win golf tournaments, he got some help that none of his opponents made a serious run. His playing partner, Graeme McDowell, did provide a couple sensational shots and kept some pressure on Tiger, but most of the pressure was coming from within. He wasn't the Tiger of old, but he was good enough to break the losing streak and finish on top.
His timing couldn't have been better. Two weeks before the Masters. The story line -as if the Masters ever needs a story line -just got better.
While the golf went off uninterrupted, the NASCAR race -as seems to happen quite often -got hit by rain and had to be called. At least this time nobody hit the jet dryer.
It's been an interesting start to the NASCAR season. For instance, in the point standings, Jeff Gordon trails Aric Almirola. While golf has the Masters coming up, NASCAR already has run its premier race, the Daytona 500. Next week, the drivers go to Martinsville, Va., where there's more wrecks than a carnival bumper car ride.
While most of the sports world was watching one of the above events, I couldn't help but keep flipping over to the bowling on ESPN, where Sean Rash, the winner of the 2007 Bayer Open at Emerson Lanes, made yet another finals appearance and once again finished as a runner-up.
Rash, who launched his professional career with his win here, is on pace to win the PBA Bowler of the Year Award.
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