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For ultimate sports weekend, Part One, click here. For ultimate sports weekend, Part Two, click here. Monday morning came bright and early. The drive from Charlotte to Augusta takes a little over two hours, especially when those driving are running Continue reading The ultimate sports weekend, Part Three
Day Two came and went with a round of golf during the day and a night out in historic downtown Charlotte where, amongst bars full of Carolina fans, we watched the South Carolina women’s basketball team suffer their first and Continue reading The ultimate sports weekend, Part Two
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“You pat him on the back and say congratulations and enjoy it and tell him not to serve fried chicken next year. Got it? Or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve.”
Rules are rules and without them, there is anarchy. I get that. But sometimes, just sometimes, the rules can be bent, allowing for a little leniency. Last weekend at Augusta was one of those times.