THE BUZZ: Stanford takes aim, A's overseas, Tiger triumphs

March 26, 2012, 5:15 pm
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1. Tiger Woods. Hes back. He won a tournament after a 923-day drought, for the first time since September of 2009 -- two months before he hit a fire hydrant and let the world know he didnt know how his phone worked. If he thinks its going to be just like it was before, maybe he should pick up a copy of the New York Post.

2. Nneka Ogwumike. Stanfords star put her team on her back on Saturday to lead the Cardinal into tonights Elite Eight game against Duke, in the Fresno Regional. Nneka scored 39 points and would likely be the player of the year, if it wasnt for that 6-foot-8 dunking machine named Brittney Griner. If Stanford survives, they get Griner next.

3. As in Japan. Is this really some sort of an honor, having a season opener at 3:10 a.m. on the morning of March 28, a week before anyone else opens the season? If you want to see Yoenis Cespedes debut set your alarm early or stay out very late, with a couple of Sapporos.

4. Barry Zito. Every spring we hear it maybe this is going to be the year that Zito makes a contribution, the weight of his contract has to be lessened, hes just a fifth starter, blah, blah, blah. On Sunday, Zito gave up nine hits and five earned runs in 2 13 innings. Even Bruce Bochy sounded discouraged, departing from his usual Hell be fine, comment to say, You dont like to see this when it gets this close to the season. Red flag city.

5. Timsanity. Not every backup quarterback gets introduced in a big news conference but Tim Tebow will be today. The Jets are warming to the idea of Tebow. And Carnegie Deli has already named a sandwich for him. Tebow spent the weekend in New York where he took in a Broadway show. What can we read into his choice of Wicked? that hes trying to adapt to his new city or that hes bracing himself for the Jets sinners? Either way, he can sing along to Popular.