Fly’s rumorama: Tiger Woods, Mark Buehrle, Barry Bonds, Brittney Griner

Golf: So now that the golf world has forgiven him, Tiger Woods wants to get the home front back under control, too, PopEater reports, by renewing his vows with wife Elin after The Masters. The source, sounding very much like an agent or PR flak, says, "Tiger knows this will be the most important event of his life. If he has any chance of winning back his fans, and more importantly sponsors, he has to play his best game ever. Then, to strike while the iron is hot, he plans on renewing his wedding vows and finally putting a period at the end of this horrid sentence in his life." Let’s hope Tiger’s pitch to Elin is a little less, uh, calculated.

MLB: This is the same Mark Buehrle who keeps telling Chicago reporters that he doesn’t think he’ll have the desire to keep playing after 2011 and might retire at 32? Here’s what Fly thinks will happen … Buehrle will pull a sort of Brett Favre, retiring so he’s not subject to any tampering claims then signing with the Cardinals, where he always has wanted to play.

• Spies in Las Vegas say Barry Bonds left about 40 pounds behind when he left the majors. Vegas Confidential reports that Bonds looks more like 200 now after playing at 240 in his sluggerific days. Maybe Bonds can advice JaMarcus Russell on diet in his spare time.

Women’s college hoops: Why really smart people should leave sports alone: A Stanford prof says Brittney Griner "Calls our attention to the unnecessary rigidity of sex roles and makes a number of feminist points along the way." Uh, OK. Dr. Terry Castle continues, while asserting that Griner is redefining beauty … "There’s been increased visual and possibly social tolerance, especially in the realm of women’s sports, of individuals who could reasonably be called androgynous." Here’s the thing, doc, we don’t care what you look like if you can dunk and block more than 14 shots in one game. But it doesn’t mean that Griner will no longer have to endure all the "idle internet chatter." We’ll know things have changed when a quick Google search doesn’t spout a gazillion hits for "Is Brittney Griner a man?" or "Is Brittney Griner a lesbian?" Now, if Griner had beaten UConn … who knows.

Golf: So now that the golf world has forgiven him, Tiger Woods wants to get the home front back under control, too, PopEater reports, by renewing his vows with wife Elin after The Masters. The source, sounding very much like an agent or PR flak, says, "Tiger knows this will be the most important event of his life. If he has any chance of winning back his fans, and more importantly sponsors, he has to play his best game ever. Then, to strike while the iron is hot, he plans on renewing his wedding vows and finally putting a period at the end of this horrid sentence in his life." Let’s hope Tiger’s pitch to Elin is a little less, uh, calculated.

MLB: This is the same Mark Buehrle who keeps telling Chicago reporters that he doesn’t think he’ll have the desire to keep playing after 2011 and might retire at 32? Here’s what Fly thinks will happen … Buehrle will pull a sort of Brett Favre, retiring so he’s not subject to any tampering claims then signing with the Cardinals, where he always has wanted to play.

• Spies in Las Vegas say Barry Bonds left about 40 pounds behind when he left the majors. Vegas Confidential reports that Bonds looks more like 200 now after playing at 240 in his sluggerific days. Maybe Bonds can advice JaMarcus Russell on diet in his spare time.

Women’s college hoops: Why really smart people should leave sports alone: A Stanford prof says Brittney Griner "Calls our attention to the unnecessary rigidity of sex roles and makes a number of feminist points along the way." Uh, OK. Dr. Terry Castle continues, while asserting that Griner is redefining beauty … "There’s been increased visual and possibly social tolerance, especially in the realm of women’s sports, of individuals who could reasonably be called androgynous." Here’s the thing, doc, we don’t care what you look like if you can dunk and block more than 14 shots in one game. But it doesn’t mean that Griner will no longer have to endure all the "idle internet chatter." We’ll know things have changed when a quick Google search doesn’t spout a gazillion hits for "Is Brittney Griner a man?" or "Is Brittney Griner a lesbian?" Now, if Griner had beaten UConn … who knows.

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