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US Open Week is here!!

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Well, it happened, The Dallas Mavericks are the new World Champions of the National Basketball Association. Who knew Mark Cuban could pull it off. This series of the NBA Finals has been one of the most exciting one’s to watch. MVP of the series Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd (finally!), DeShawn Stevenson, JJ Barea, Brian Cardinal, Jason Terry, Shawn Marion, Rodrigue Beaubois, Peja Stojakovic, Corey Brewer, Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, Tyson Chandler, Ian Mahinmi, Dominique Jones, and head coach Rick Carlisle all got rings… I will be curious, however, to see what this will mean for the future of the Miami Heat franchise and any (if any) scrutiny will come their way – especially from/towards the big three.

Another unprecedented event last night was the 65th Annual Tony Awards. What an amazing season, as an avid theater go-er/performer/lover, it was one of the better productions of the broadcast I’ve seen. Having moved to a different spot this year, the Beacon Theater in the Upper West Side area of New York, the feeling was incredible. Stunning performances and some amazing shows. I even got to see a friend I performed with in high school perform (and watch his show win) on the Tony’s for the first time. So cool. Neil Patrick Harris was a phenomenal host. The cross over between theater and sports have always been parallel, never one higher than the other. Perhaps having the blessing of two televisions last night really helped in the matter! But getting back to work..

Credentials – check! TV parking pass for shuttle lots – check! Beautiful weather in Bethesda, Md., – check!

The US Open is finally here and I cannot be more excited. It has been a busy few weeks, job applications, finishing up the end of my marketing class for the semester, and coming to a close as of last night.

Here are some quick links to get you everything there is to know: I started to compile a list of all the players who are on twitter…but there are just far too many to count. i think I got through the entire first round before I looked at the second and pushed back from the keyboard. Congressional Country Club is ready to go for what will be quite the tournament this year.

Here are your 2011 U.S. Open pairings: http://www.usopen.com/en_US/index.html#!/scoring/groupings/round1

Golf Digest’s U.S. Open viewer’s guide:
http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/2011-06/usopen-viewers-guide

U.S. Open Spectator Guide (via @WashingtonPost) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/2011-us-open/transportation/index.html
ESPN’s Golf page: http://espn.go.com/golf/ – and follow ESPN Senior Golf Writer Bob Harig for the latest updates: @BobHarig

Fun history and background of 111 years of the U.S. Open: http://www.direct-golf.co.uk/golf_news/News/111-years-of-the-US-Open./n2393

iPhone’s official U.S. Open app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/u-s-open-golf-championship/id319204550?mt=8

and for your main source of coverage, follow @usopengolf on twitter.

Even if you aren’t the biggest golf fan, the buzz surrounding an event like this is pretty incredible. The NHL Playoffs will be decided tonight which puts summer into “full swing” after today. Will you be watching?

 

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