Monday, June 16, 2008
If ever there was a time for Tivo, it is today. The U.S. Open Playoff between Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate will be on the air for four or five hours but will only contain about 30 minutes of action, the rest of the time being filled by on-air personalities who will probably have to dig deep to think of something interesting to say by about the 6th hole.
Is it me, or does Johnny Miller not sound as whiney as he used to?
Of course, productivity among middle-age men will plummet today as millions of desk jockeys with pot-bellies and dreams of playing on the Senior PGA Tour tune in on company computers while at work.
Is there some way you can watch this with Tivo-like controls on your computer while still appearing to slave away for "The Man"?
You just know that, today, anyone who plays and watches a lot of golf will live in fear of the mostly clueless hacker down the aisle bursting into their cubicle this afternoon to say, "Tiger won" or "Rocco won".
Early retirement has some surprising benefits.