Yes, a restaurant in New York, 230 Fifth, is rolling out a hot dog that costs $2,300.Yikes. Is it made of gold? Well, almost. How about aged wagyu beef, truffles, caviar….. you get the picture. At least proceeds will benefit a local food bank. I kind of wish Nathan’s Hot Dog Champ Joey Chestnut would show up. Before anyone realizes who he is…. he could consume 16 of those doggies. No problem.
I woke up early to catch the last few holes of the British Open, and Adam Scott was completely in charge. Graeme McDowell was faltering, and Tiger was imploding. So I figured this would be a shining moment for the kid who’d been destined for greatness for years. I flipped on the Giants game and never returned to golf. Later, the scroll on the bottom of the screen revealed the unthinkable. Adam Scott, poised to win his first Major…. let it slip away. In the press tent afterward, Ernie Els was humble, almost apologetic. Adam Scott was devastated, shocked… but gracious. And here’s the contrast: For Tiger, it was all about “me.” I couldn’t help but notice.
As you’ve probably heard, Aretha Franklin has apparently thrown her hat into the ring for American Idol judge. Of course, that could be somewhat dangerous. Clearly, her hats are among the few objects that can be seen from Space…. And the Classic Rock Summer continues with Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Woodlake Hotel (the former Radisson) Friday night under the stars, with Sacramento legend Johnny Guitar Knox opening…
The good news is that Timmy’s back. And the bad news is that Timmy’s back. After a disastrous first half, Tim Lincecum returns to the mound in front of the home fans tomorrow night. I cringe at the thought of him getting blown up again by the second inning…. because I don’t know what the next move will be. Sending him to the minors is out of the question, but what then? See Dr. Phil? Talk to Barry Bonds? Get a lap dance? We’ll see. Speaking of that horrendous final week before the All Star break, I can’t think of a better way for the Giants fans to be re-energized than to watch Melky, Panda, Buster and Matt Cain perform so beautifully on the big stage. Their teammates had to have been pumped up too. Now, for the second half.
The Final Table is now underway in Las Vegas in the One Million Dollar buy-in Big One for One Drop event. It was the brainchild of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte, who’s also an avid poker player and philanthropist. A portion of the proceeds will benefit his charity, One Drop, which helps provide clean water to poverty-stricken citizens all over the world. 48 players put up the Million Dollar stake, and the spots filled up pretty quickly. The Final Table includes Guy himself, along with Phil Hellmuth, Brian Rast and Antonio Esfandiari. The winner will be awarded around 18 Million Dollars and the first Platinum Bracelet. No, it’s not just a game.