Turns out, the last week was a pretty good stretch to have a nasty cold and not feel like doing much other than watching TV – from a riveting Final Four college hoops to Masters week that culminated in 21-year old Jordan Spieth donning the green jacket.
In addition to breaking or tying all sorts of records, what was most fun about watching this play out in recent days was that Spieth is a throwback to an earlier, simpler time when cultural norms, particularly in sports, were very different (think, the return of “humble”).
One of the best examples of how Spieth is so different than the man whose records he broke occurred over the weekend. I had to back up a few times to confirm that I actually heard what I thought I heard, but CBS confirmed it a few minutes later when they apologized for a Tiger Woods expletive (i.e., Oh my f#@king God) after hitting a poor tee shot.
Of course, who knows how Spieth will change over time – Tiger Woods approaching age 40 seems much, much different than the 21-year old version in 1997.