Monthly Archives: May 2013

Triangle Media Ryder Cup: Better Ball Pairings Released!

The pairings for the first set of matches- the better ball format- have been released! Incidentally, so have the Vegas odds (expressed by holes). They are below.

1. Jamie O’Grady and Ket Taylor, Internet (-1), vs. James Alverson and Andrew Carter, Traditional

2. Shane Ryan and Andrew Westney, Internet (+1.5), vs. Mark Thomas and Chantal McCabe, Traditional

3. Ben Swain and Matt Purdy, Internet (-4.5), vs. Hayes Permar and Luke DeCock, Traditional

4. Lauren Brownlow and Randy Brownlow, Internet (+2) vs. Mark Armstrong and Jack Daly, Traditional

5. Jon Pence and Brian Barbour, Internet (+1.5) vs. Stephen Schramm and Mike Maniscalco, Traditional

Notes:

*Mark Armstrong and Jack Daly both went 3-0 in last year’s Ryder Cup, and paired to win a better ball match.

*Team Internet stars Shane Ryan, Ben Swain, Matt Purdy, and Lauren Brownlow are undefeated in Better Ball in their Ryder Cup careers.

*Mike Maniscalco, Team Traditional captain, has never won a pairs match in his Ryder Cup career.

*Hayes Permar of Team Traditional is 0-2 in pairs matches in his Ryder Cup career.

*Andrew Carter of Team Traditional has never won a Better Ball match.

*We are playing for this:

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Help Keep Durham and Raleigh Kids in School

Hey guys, this is a reprise of last year’s post about a great organization, Communities in Schools of Durham. The second annual Triangle Media Ryder Cup happens this year on Saturday, June 1, and in 2012 we raised $662.34 for CIS-Durham. This year, we’ve added a sponsor to the mix- Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q- and have added CIS-Raleigh to our list of supported charities. We’re hoping to double last year’s output, so please read the information below and, if you agree with us that it’s a worthy cause, help us by donating as little as $10 or as much as $17 million.

(For specific instructions on how to donate, please visit this website. There, you will find easy, step-by-step guide for donating to either organization. It won’t take more than two minutes!)

My friends, I’m afraid that I have to do the worst thing one human being can ever do to another:

I’m asking you for money.

Hey wait! Don’t stop reading.

This money happens to be for an incredibly good cause. Before I get to that, there are probably some of you who don’t know about the Triangle Media Ryder Cup. The basics: It’s a golf tournament between traditional media types (newspaper, radio, television) and internet types (me and my ilk). For more information, check out these links:

-The Triangle Media Ryder Cup – format, location, etc.

-Rosters and Charity Information

Now that you’re caught up, I’d like ask that you help us support Communities in Schools of Durham and Communities in Schools of Wake County, our chosen charities. You’ll find guided donation instructions below, along with our current total, but I’d like to spend a couple short paragraphs telling you about the organization.

(For specific instructions on how to donate, please visit this website. There, you will find easy, step-by-step guide for donating to either organization. It won’t take more than two minutes!)

CIS’ goal, in their words, is “to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.” I highly recommend visiting their website to learn about the specific strategies, such as summer reading programs, dropout prevention programs, parent counseling, and full-time staff in schools dedicated to the sole purpose of increasing the graduation rate.

This is a tremendously worthy cause, and one I’ve personally vetted. All my research, and everyone I’ve spoken with, confirms that what they’re doing is integral to under-served students in Durham and Wake Counties. As journalists and as people, anything we can do to improve the quality of education in American cities has benefits that reach beyond the students we help. When kids drop out of high school, which happens 400 times per year in Durham, they’re more likely to go on welfare, commit crime, and end up in gangs and prison. That hurts us all- it hurts us financially and in more indirect ways.

In education’s case, a high tide really does raise all ships. We’re hoping to raise $2,000 to support them through the Triangle Media Ryder Cup. $600 of that total will come from the 20 golfers heading out to Apex on Saturday, June 16.

This is where you come in. Our goal is to raise the other $1,400 from the general public. If you’ve ever enjoyed the free writing of anyone on Team Internet, or consumed your news from the folks on Team Traditional, we’d ask you to help out. Even if you don’t know who we are, but would like to aid the educational process in Durham and Raleigh, we’d deeply appreciate the help. A donation as low as $10 gets us closer to the goal.

Tracie Miller, the Development Director at CIS-Durham, and Robert Hadley, the Strategic Initiatives Director of CIS-Wake, have generously agreed to keep track of donations that come through the Triangle Media Ryder Cup. That way, we can calculate our total at the end.

For specific instructions on how to donate, please visit this website. There, you will find easy, step-by-step guide for donating to either organization. It won’t take more than two minutes!

Total Donations to Date: $650

Tonight, May 28, Mike Maniscalco (Team Traditional Captain) and I will announce the pairings for the first round. Stay tuned!

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Sport Man Toe Episode 17: Oxbow the Horse is Evil

Everything you could ever need in life compressed into 50 minutes of audio. Bless you, listeners.

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Sport Man Toe Episode 16: Stupid Bikes and the Cold Kentucky Rage

Spike is road-dogging this week, cruising outside of Butte, Montana on the way back to Seattle, so Shane phoned him up for a man-to-man about the state of sports. As we remember it, there’s discussion of dudes who are biking the Tour de France without pedals, the fun Kentucky internet reaction to Andrew Wiggins’ decision, how David Stern is sadistic toward Seattle. Spike also takes the next logical step in his increasingly absurd trivia contests.

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Episode 15: Beards are Sexy, Kobe and his Mum

It’s a stride-hitting episode, with talk about sexy beards, Kobe’s Freudian mother issues, the Japanese Olympics, the Vinny Testaverde movie, and why James Dolan is the best sports owner in New York.

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Sport Man Toe Episode 14: Sadist Coaches, Humanist Biters

Ep. 14 is in the can, and today we’re talking about Jason Collins, sadistic coaches in Green Bay, why Luis Suarez’s bite was a blow for humanity, and the pain of being Seattle. Lots of fun.

For extra audio/video/picture mentioned on the show, and the episode itself, check our Tumblr: Sport Man Toe

 

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