BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum marked Mental Health Awareness Week by announcing he, like tens of thousands of Utahns, struggles with mild depression and anxiety. He urged others to follow his lead and seek help.
Just wondering: Wouldn’t canceling the BYU-Utah game go a long way toward alleviating the problem for everyone?
The world’s No. 1-ranked golfer, Dustin Johnson, pulled out of the Masters after slipping on garage stairs at his rented home in Augusta.
Meanwhile, a hundred million weekend hackers take the stairs a billion times in their lives, yet never get hurt. As the Yiddish adage goes, “Man plans. God laughs.”
A Masters green jacket, allegedly found in a thrift store, went for almost $140,000 at an auction. Augusta National officials confirmed it was a Masters coat, but the owner’s name has mysteriously been cut out.
Tiger Woods is saying: “Don’t look at me.”
A Jazz fan started a GoFundMe page, seeking donations for a billboard urging Gordon Hayward to remain in Utah. The billboard would say, “Stayward!”
By Friday, the $5,000 goal had been exceeded.
Still, don’t count on ever seeing this headline: “Hayward signs with Jazz because fans ask him to.”
One $5 donation came from someone using the name Brad Stevens — same as the Celtics’ coach — with this comment: “Trust me. We don’t need you in Boston. I probably wouldn’t even play you. Well maybe 15 minutes a night off the bench. Hugs and Kisses. XOXO.”
Last Wednesday was National Walking Day.
Also known as Joe Ingles Leading the Fast Break Day.
Tim Tebow hit a home run in his first minor league at-bat.
Somewhere Eddie Gaedel is shouting, “That’s nothing but a cheap marketing trick!”
It was a gift for “Seinfeld” fans that Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ son, Charlie Hall, was on Northwestern’s historic basketball team this year.
But he hasn’t entirely left the stage.
Last week, the rarely used reserve humorously tweeted, “After a long talk with my teammates, family, and coaches, I have decided to not declare for the NBA draft and continue my education and athletic career at [sic] northwestern university.”
As Seinfeld’s friend Bania would say, “That’s gold, Jerry! Gold!”
Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke said that during his snowy debut at Rio Tinto Stadium, he had to have his pants tumble-dried at halftime. RSL went on to score three second-half goals.
Is this anything like lighting a fire under his team?
Seattle Times columnist Dwight Perry on the Salt Lake Bees scheduling “Yoga at the Park Night”: “Can’t wait to see what they cook up for the seventh-inning stretch.”