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To kick-off my weekend I went to go check out the new movie that has everyone buzzing – Moneyball – when I started to walk out of the theater I was a loss of words to describe how good this movie was. This, I thought to myself, was a rare spectacle … rarely do I find myself entranced on a movie to the point that I am almost consumed in the movie, but the comedy and emotional one-two punch of the film had me in awe for all 126 minutes. I got to thinking last night, what are my favorite Sports Movies of all time? No, I’m not talking comedies like Talladega Nights, Caddyshack, Happy Gilmore, Blades of Glory, or The Waterboy; I’m talking about true-stories, a detailed and believable plot-line, and – in some cases – tear-jerking closings. Without further adieu, here’s my top ten…

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At the end of every month on the Eastside we take a moment to step back and view the realm of sports as one entity. This Top Ten may include Highlights, Stories, etc., ultimately helping the fan get a feel for what I thought were the best of sports for the month of August 2011.

What can I say about the month of August? We are kicking back into gear with school and sports alike; and football is about to refill our lives. August has seen an unexpected finish to a Major Championship, an eventful NFL pre-season, an escalating MLB playoff race, a lockout seemingly accomplishing nothing, and the return of an ex-golf superstar; definitely a month to remember.

10 – Pete Carroll, ex-Collegiate Program Ruiner and the Seattle Seahawks Head Coach, was in the news just this past week; not for a great job coaching nor a landslide victory, but pulling a prank. Carroll brought a couple of cops into a Team Meeting Session to fake-arrest Seahawk’s Raheem Brock. Through all of our eyes the prank was pretty good, I mean he really had him going; however I could see it if Brock was upset, he did a great job laughing at himself though.


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We are now a little more than half-way through the month of August and the Sports World continues to entertain/surprise. The highly anticipated return of one ‘Tiger Woods‘ was not quite the start that anyone was expecting (although the PGA Championship was fantastic), the baseball season has unfolded a bit more so that we can now being to piece together the playoff picture, and with the Football season around the corner there is a lot of buzz around the NFL and it’s multiple preseason festivities. With that being said today on the East Side we are going to take a look at what, where, and who have been hot; and who really have not been so hot before everyone’s summer concludes.

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Coming into Sunday and throughout Sunday’s round there were many no names atop the leaderboard at the season’s final major – The PGA Championship. At first thought I’m sure many of you were thinking that it would be a huge waste of your Sunday evening if you viewed the action. However, if you turned your back on the action – especially once Jason Dufner approached the 15th tee with Keegan Bradley in the rough on that very hole – you seriously missed out on the most dramatic close to any Major Championship this year.

Yes, throughout the final round on Sunday the big names did try to make a move…it just was not to be. Phil Mickelson -2005 PGA Champion – started the day at even par but made a move early in his round as he birdied two of the opening six holes (which proved to be a challenge all week long). Once he bogeyed 10 and 14 it was all over. Majorless was Luke Donald – World Number One – and he had a couple of birdies late in his round…

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I will be honest, I cannot remember a non-major tournament with the hype and interest surrounding last weekend’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational; it almost felt like a Major. What more is that I cannot remember two back-to-back weekends in golf that have had so much meaning. Now that the season’s final major is upon us, and the less important weekend is over with, we look forward to what should be a fantastic 4-day event at the Atlanta Athletic Club where the world’s best will be competing for the Wanamaker Trophy and the PGA Championship.

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