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To hop, skip, jump over to Reganomics! and wish my brother Clayton good luck as he heads to CIF to race the seven fastest men in California, maybe the world. And he will win.


I did not take this picture, but needed an excuse to let you all know that I PICKED THE RIGHT HORSE!!! FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!!!

Yeeeaaaaaa, Street Sense!

That’s what I’m talkin’ about.

If you love the 1995 instant classic Houseguest starring Sinbad and the late, great Phil Hartman, then you’ve often fantasized about the only way that you’d ever set foot on a golf course, and that is if Kevin Franklin is challenging you to 18 holes of speedgolf (SPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDGOLF, for those in the know.). I know I have.

Well, since I saw the movie, I always imagined that Kevin Franklin actually invented the sport in an effort to hurry through a game of golf with Gary and his rich golf buddies.
WELL, Wikipedia Brown… you’ve done it again!

According to Wikipedia, speedgolf was actually invented in California in 1979. No doubt by a man posing as a houseguest in a yuppie suburb while hiding out from a man named Happy, who was potentially about to become not happy.

Furthermore, the Wikipedia post will guide you to many other interesting links, including one to the official page of the sport and a map for an ideal speedgolf course.

I must admit, I am slightly saddened to learn that Kevin Franklin was not the originator of the sport and should have taken Jeffrey Jones more seriously in the film when he had said he heard of it, instead of writing it off as him trying to sound important and hip on the lingo.

Happy Pesach to all my Jews out there. I hope you have fun *not* eating bread for the next week and sitting through the longest dinners ever tonight. I don’t mind passover. I think it’s an important holiday and I respect it. But the dinner is way too long for such little payoff. I should sneak a giant french bread under the table. When I have my own family and if we do a dinner on passover, I’m making buffalo wings.

Tonight is the final game in the March Madness (bleeding into April) tournament. I don’t follow college basketball and the only reason I very loosely follow professional basketball is because my dad is always watching it. But what I know about college basketball does not go beyond knowing the names of schools and the ranking number that is next to them on the brackets. But my cousin Brandon has done a great job of setting up the past few years of March Madness family pools. So anyway, I am tied for first and it all comes down to tonight in the The Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Florida Gators showdown. Ohio State is my pick and Justin has Florida. If I win I walk away with 32 bucks. I’d love to have that 32 bucks. I will have that 32 bucks. It’s time for Ohio to right the wrong from the Fiesta Bowl (Mitzvah!) and take it to the streets.

So, put on your very best Buckeye costume and cheer for Ohio State for me. Check your local listings. And have a matzo ball while you’re at it.

Eaaat somethin’!