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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Seven 7hings: 7 Weeks Overdue

Yes, it's been far too long since I've provided a new Seven 7hings.  I've been busy.  Sue me.

The good news is that there are a whole lot of new topics coming.  Here are Seven 7hings you can look for in the coming weeks:

1.  Seven 7hings:  About East Tennessee

2.  Seven 7hings:  About Apartment Life

3.  Seven 7hings:  About Moving

4.  Seven 7hings:  About the Upcoming College Football Season

5.  Seven 7hings:  About Being Alone

6.  Seven 7hings:  About Battling Depression and Anxiety

7.  Seven 7hings:  About Quitting Smoking

Sportscasters and fans mock Tiger Woods for having so openly stated his career goal was to win more major championships than Jack Nicklaus, who retired with 18.

Following his 2009 Thanksgiving to Forget, Tiger hasn't won a major, leaving him with 14.  Critics point to this fact as some sort of hubris or karmic fate for his past indiscretions.

However, let's look at this from a different perspective.  Woods set his goal high, perhaps unreasonably high, many said back then.  At this point, it looks like he may very well fall short.

However, with 14 majors, Woods has three more than Walter Hagen (11) and five more than Ben Hogan and Gary Player (each with 9).  Woods has as many major victories as Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones combined.

The moral of the story, boys and girls (if you have to have a moral), is that if you set your goals high and fall a little bit short, you've still reached pretty damn high.

So morality/immorality notwithstanding, Tiger Woods has already had a pretty successful career.

Back to Seven 7hings...thanks for checking in from time to time and once the Smokeys are all reunited under one roof (and once I get caught up on past "Breaking Bad" episodes on Netflix), the faucet will flow again.

Thanks for stopping by.  And remember:  Aim for the stars and you may just end up on the moon.

Love, Peace, and Chicken Grease,
Smokey Joe