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Odds and Ends: The luckiest SOB in all of sports

The guys over at Rumors and Rants are still stewing over the fact that a virtual-nobody in the NBA like
Marko Jaric can be engaged to megamodel Adrianna Lima. Hey, aren’t we all? But Jaric isn’t the only lucky bastard in the world of sports. So, here’s their list of “The Luckiest Guys In Sports History.”

Marko Jaric – Engaged to Adrianna Lima

Jim Sorgi – Peyton Manning’s Backup

Sam Cassell – 2008 Celtics

Eric Gagne – 2007 Boston Red Sox

Scott Podsednik – Married to Lisa Dergan

Christian Laettner – The Dream Team

Tony Romo – The Tail He Pulls

Jud Buechler – Three Titles With The Bulls

Jeremy Shockey – Giants Super Bowl Win

And speaking of lucky, there’s no way we can forget about this lucky dog.

In other news…

[Undrafted Free Agent]: Javon Kearse does his best Cedric Benson impersonation

[]: Pele gets no respect from the younger generation

[Pyle of List]: Sports movie coaches nominated for the HOF

[]: 8-year-old knows more about baseball than most beat reporters

[Tirico Suave]: George Carlin, you will be missed greatly

[]: A day of indulgence

[]: The Babes of Wimbledon 2008

[]: Celebrities’ kid’s colleges revealed

[]: Worst. Strip club. Ever.

[Can’t Stop The Bleeding]: Worst. Rap battle. Ever.

And finally, here’s a guy dropping a subtle hint that he really, really wants a pool.


You want to sink a hole-in-one? Head for The Gopher State

Ugh, here we go again. It’s not that we don’t want people to do incredible things, it’s just that we’re sick and tired of those incredible things not happening to worthy individuals. Basically, we’re ticked that while we fighting alligators and rabid otters for golf balls, there are guys treating the course like it was the kitten level of Tiger Woods 08.

You’ll forgive retired Postmaster Rick Misencik, then, for pinching himself after scoring two hole-in-ones in the same round.

“You sit there a little bit numb”, Misencik recalled. “It’s not supposed to happen and then… it happened, and it was awesome.”

Misencik was golfing at The Preserve near Pequot Lakes on October 12 when he performed the feat, which comes with odds of 67 million to 1. The first came on hole number two.

“We could see it was tracking the whole way, it was all over the flag,” said assistant pro Patrick Johnson, who was playing with Misencik. “Took one bounce, and went in.”

There was plenty of yelling and high fives, and then the threesome played on.

Fast forward to hole 13, and a tee shot that Rick thought was going to put him in major trouble. “He pulls it left, and wasn’t happy, we’re thinking it’s got a chance cause it always kicks off that hill”, said Johnson. “It goes right on the green, rolls at the flag, hits it, then goes in. It was unreal.”

With odds like 67 million to 1, you’d think two holes-in-one in one round would be a rarity. In fact, the Minnesota Golf Association says at least two golfers have achieved the feat since 2001.

Okay, we’ve thought about it and we’re sorry Rick. You do deserve this once in a lifetime opportunity, so enjoy. However, with such high odds and so many occurrences, we gotta wonder: are there any NBA refs involved in all of this?


[]: On round, two hole-in-ones for Minnesota golfer