I’ve had four hours of sleep before, so I know what it feels like.
Actually, the night before I got four hours of sleep, I got four hours of sleep.
I returned from a phenomenal day at Augusta National this morning, actually, as my flight touched down just before midnight, which put me back home and in bed at 12:44 am.
Four hours later, I was up and at ‘em.
The night before (Tuesday, I think?), I got home in the early evening after a wild day on the golf course that saw my Calvert Hall team edge a highly talented McDonogh team in our conference opening match. I didn’t wind up hitting the pillow until 11:00 pm on Tuesday and got up at 3:00 am to catch a 5:10 am Wednesday morning flight with a couple of friends who were making the Augusta trip with me.
It was my 4th time, but their first visit to the hallowed grounds of Augusta National.
Eight hours of sleep in two nights.
At my age, that hurts.
But, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I treat the Masters and Augusta National like they’re Bruce Springsteen. If Springsteen’s playing somewhere nearby, I’m getting a ticket and I’m going to the show. I’ve seen “The Boss” twenty times in my life.
If Augusta National is going to host this little golf tournament every April, and I can get a ticket at a reasonable price, I’m going down there.
Some people go to the Smithsonian every year or two. That’s what museums are for, right?
I classify Augusta National as a “museum”.
I’ll make that field trip every year as long as I can.
Speaking of golf, the Washington Capitals will be teeing it up at their favorite course this coming Monday, after being eliminated from this year’s NHL playoffs last night by virtue of the Columbus 3-1 win over Dallas.
This, honestly, could be just what the Caps need.
The time has come for Ted Leonsis to take a long, hard look at his hockey franchise and plot out the next decade.
Start over with a new GM?
Adam Oates…should he stay or should he go?
Alexander Ovechkin? Player to bank on or player to move?
There’s lots to discuss in the next few months with the Caps, but one thing’s for certain: In 2013-14, they just weren’t good enough, plain and simple.
Terrell Stoglin cracked me up the other night with his showboating on Twitter.
Speaking about Mark Turgeon, Stoglin quipped: Sum ppl can’t coach talent
That’s weird…when I think of Stoglin, I think this: Sum talent just can’t be coached