Wake N’ Blog For August 14th: Dressing Up In A Tuxedo And Wearing An Artificial Dolphin Head While Delivering Fake Crack Is Art, Dammit!
• PGA Championship. Known to sometimes struggle on opening days of tournaments, Tiger came out and played a bogey-free round and shot and five-under 67. Padraig Harrington is one shot back at 4-under and six players are tied for third: Vijay Singh, David Toms, Robert Allenby, Matthew Goggin, Hunter Mahan and Alvaro Quiros. Other notable scores are Stewart Cink at +1 and Kenny Perry and Phil Mickelson at +2. [PGATour.com]
• National Football League. A preseason game suddenly felt even less important when it was announced that Michael Vick has finally found a team to play for and the organization that took the huge risk in signing him was the Philadelphia Eagles. Confirmed during Philadelphia’s preseason game against the New England Patriots by both the team and Vick’s agent, the terms according to Fox Sports are that Vick will be paid $1.6 million this season with an option for a second year where he could make $5.6 million. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
• MLB Roundup. I guess those supplements work. Bronson Arroyo, engulfed in controversy due to comments he made regarding his supplement intake, pitched a gem, giving up on ly two hits and no runs in a complete game while Jonny Gomes provided the offense by hitting three home runs in Cincinnati’s 7-0 win over Washington. Justin Verlander gave up four hits in eight innings while striking out eight as Detroit beat Boston 2-0. Josh Hamilton had four hits, leading the Rangers to a 4-1 victory over Cleveland. [MLB.com Scoreboard]
• Only in New York! A performance artist is riling up Brooklyn residents with his fake drug dealing where he shows up at homes between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. and delivers candy crack. So, pretty much you can do whatever you want and as long as you call it art you can’t get in trouble? If that’s the case, I guess it’s time to dust off my old performance art piece, “Hey You, Look At My Wiener.” It really didn’t play well in community theater but I’m willing to give it another shot. [Yahoo!/AP]