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"Fan right here in New York City. And I guess it's a good thing for us that we once again now have the extra hour to work with here because there is a whole lot going on. I'm sure we will get to my feelings thoughts on yet. Another brutal weekend in the Bronx for the gang. Ke's the Mets after storming out of the gate winning the first two games down in Atlanta. They don't have the results they want Saturday, and you don't get a vintage virtual so Sunday from Jacob degrom and one thing is for certain death taxes and holyoke Theron dominated in New York man feels they can happen. Start after start after start said admits. Split their four game series. Of course, we have a lot on the NHL in the NBA playoffs. The island is up. Three nail the NBA playoffs off to a very interesting story with all the underdogs taking care of business on Saturday and on Sunday. The favorites returning the favor. There's only one place we could truly start this show, and it is one of the more remarkable. Incredible comeback stories you'll ever see. And you have to go back to that fateful night back in two thousand nine when Tiger Woods was on top of the world. Then there was this incident in Tiger Woods garage with his wife at the time and a smash windshield and all of these events that led to basically, the complete destruction of the image that we had of conquer woods, which was the squeaky clean larger than life. Robot of a golf player? Who is good as it gets? Who is when a major major who was this sensation that would bring just about anybody. Could a TV set to watch golf tiger. Not only off the golf course. And what was going on in his personal life in the extramarital affairs, and all the TMZ the raunchy stuff that was coming out. You had that combined with and athlete whose body was cruelly breaking down and athlete. Who worked? Let's be honest completely finished. If I would've told you two or three years ago that we'd be sitting here in mid April. And we would be discussing the idea of Tiger Woods winning a major once again. You would've thought I was taking crazy pills. You would have suggested that either. I am the biggest tiger groupie on the planet, which by the way, I'm not because you go back to Tigers. Heyday you go back to Tigers prime. I was gonna pump ups because I for one have always been a Phil Mickelson kinda guy you rooted photography. That's just the way. It was back in the mid two thousand because they were the rivals. Tiger was the best player in world. Phil was probably the one A and molest the shank and I got on the bandwagon. Phil plays golf the way. I wish I could play golf. So I'll admit back when tiger was tiger. I couldn't stand up. Then when he had his saga his story and everything going sour. Catch will pour actually felt sorry for the guy. It got to a point where I said, you know, what I want to see him back on the golf course. I actually want to see them go out and do as they once again. I was sitting there Sunday watching Sunday at the master's, waking up. No sleep right after doing the overnight doing something that one eighty one or twenty two year old John jastremski would have never done openly rooting cheering hooting and hollering for Tiger Woods. That was me. I was all board that tiger train because there are sometimes you watch an event, and you just get the sense. It's bigger than golf, quite frankly. It's bigger than sports. His all you need to know in this divided society that we live in. You got Bronco Bama and Donald Trump both tweet now. Congratulations to Tiger Woods. That's what tiger means to anybody in this country. Because we know what he was all about when he was right? And guess what? This was no Phuc. This was not some flash. In the Penn we saw this last year. I remember coming on the air after the British Open. I remember coming on the air after the PGA championship when tiger had a couple of really close calls knocking on the door of winning a major. That was when you were able to realize, you know, what this is possible. This can happen. Then he wins his first tournament since coming back from everything that was going on. You know, what Tiger Woods looked like a Saturday and Sunday he will take one of if not the best player in the world. The best player in the world. Fourteen years removed from his last green jacket. Ten plus years removed from his last major doing the unthinkable. And you wanna know why tag on this is very simple for the most part kept his job on a way. Par fives. Which will always the bread and butter of Tiger Woods when he was at his very best tiger on the poor fives. In this tournament was money. Tiger. Was birdieing these par fives. Like, it was nothing. And you knew right at fifteen even though there was this warm. Golfers. Young emerging talented. Golfers. Dustin Johnson coming on Ricky Fowler coming on Bruce Kanka who always seems to be in the middle of all these major tournaments. Coming up, right? There was tiger. Basically showing all the guys that idolized them that wanted to be him. Guess we'll fellows, I still got it. This has gone through me. And you knew tiger was winningest ornament, the birdie on fifteen and it's will be the iconic moment. This will be the shot at a tournament the port three sixteen when I kid you not, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls as I am sitting there watching it land. Full disclosure, any are zoom in who is one of our great producers, basically talked me into getting involved on the tiger chain. Throwing a few down plus three fifty. So not only was rooting for the storyline for a couple of extra bucks in my pocket when Tiger Woods hit his shot on sixteen. Right at the flagstick Dadi was going to hold it. I jumped off my couch. I was going crazy. It was as cool a scene that you'll ever see the golf tournament the idea that this on thinkable could happen. And I know some are never going to forgive Tiger Woods for his behavior. Back in the late two thousands for the woman is ising for the adultery. Whatever. Whatever you want to phrase it at whatever you wanna call it. We're not going to get too graphic into technical hit. Well, save that for another show. Here's why the tiger wood stories great in my eyes. The reason it's great is because in life we've all had a balance of adversity. We've all been at some point live cake Pitta curb cast aside in some form ally. To see somebody who is that the highest highs then at the lowest alone get back to this point when nobody said it was possible when nobody believed it could happen that storybook stuff right there. Hollywood what you witnessed Sunday at Augusta would be the scene out of a Hollywood movie. The birdies. The scene on eighteen where you have Tiger Woods, not greeting his father who is passed. And we remember that great scene it a custom many moons ago, but Tiger Woods greeting his young children and his young son. Gene. How life? Yeah. Basically can come full circle. I never thought we'd see a day. With Tiger Woods was back at the top of the mountain. Well, Sunday early in the morning. Now, what we usually expect from the masters Sunday where it's getting started at the crack down we got to witness. Drama. Sports golf at its funds. And even if you the biggest tiger hater on the planet. My question would be this. How could you not appreciate? Where tiger was. What the narrative was surrounding his career his future never winning a major again never winning a tournament. Again, not being able to compete with the younger stronger more athletic golfer. You see something like that? That's inspiring type stuff. And it's amazing. How I've come full circle on Tiger Woods still because you know, what I wasn't as big as fan as a kid. I'll be honest if Phil Michelson was in contention here. Sunday at Augusta. I probably would have been ruined for fell. But he wasn't. And at that point. You want to? See something that you believed would never happen. Again. We got it. Tiger Woods winning the masters for the first time since two thousand and five what is seen? It was. And now we can officially put the bed. The idea of will tiger ever won a major again. Now, you gotta wonder this tiger have a couple more majors up to sleep. Don't in his forties competing with the best of the best killing the par fives. Awesome scene. So hats off to Tiger Woods the greatest golfer. I've ever seen in my lifetime. So speaking of the unthinkable. How about this weekend as far as unthinkable feats, tiger winning a major for the first time in over a decade? And you think about the islanders, and we'll get to them a little bit more in detail as the show progresses. But if I would've told the New York Islanders fan what backing on Tober November. Right. When the season was get started that the New York Islanders would not only be a playoff team after losing Gionta Veras. But that the New York Islanders would have a three nil series lead over the big bed. Pittsburgh penguins. How our ages does that. And if you've watched this series. It's no fluke. It's no accident. The New York Islanders have been the tougher grittier. And quite frankly, the hockey team in the first three games of action having an answer every which way for Pittsburgh getting Pittsburgh completely out of their element. And the isle of the fan. Was maybe thinking about couple more games at the NASA calcium. We know Pittsburgh's still championship pedigree. Never underestimate the heart of a champion at this point. It's very difficult for me to envision a scenario where this series is going six or seven games. I can't see it. Now with the way the islanders have looked now with the killer instinct, they had shown now with the city defense. They're playing not with style of this series completely favoring what the islanders looking to do. Down is a one win away from the Eastern Conference semifinals. So you think about on thinkable who's in giant Averis beaten Crosby and."