Pep Rally Vol. 2

I’m thinking it’s time to start giving the TDR sections Off the Bench and Overtime some more love. Every morning I start and end each edition of TDR with the best social posts of the day. They are a crowd favorite among Ralliers, so why not do them a little more justice and give them a bit more context? Let’s break ’em down.

Off the bench

Ok, there is a lot we are working with here. OBJ – Odell Beckham Jr. is making a statement, and that statement is he does’t care about science and what these so-called “experts” have to say about staring directly at the eclipse. He took this here video of himself “staring at the eclipse” without the special glasses and rubbed his eyes and stuff. Lot of pageantry going on.

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That all being said, he is definitely faking it here. Appearances are not what they seem, folks! Looking at the eclipse actually isn’t that painful – or something. I read that in TIME. There are no immediate symptoms or pain bc no one has pain receptors in their retinas. Now that I have done some intense investigative work into whether or not OBJ was actually staring at the eclipse, I’m going to go never talk about eclipses ever again. Come to think of it, I bet Eclipse gum sales are going to be way done because everyone is sick of the word. So …. there.

Overtime

Rally pigeon. Not much to break down here. It really speaks for itself. Straight forward stuff – pigeon got on the field and Rangers manager Jeff Banister took matters (and the actual pigeon) into his own hands and carried it off the field. Number one concern here is just that he washed his hands after. Those things are flying, feathered rats.

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Alrighty, that covers that! Read the rest of today’s TDR here and subscribe to The Daily Rally here. Yas!

Pep Rally – Vol. 1

I’m thinking it’s time to start giving the TDR sections Off the Bench and Overtime some more love. Every morning I start and end each edition of TDR with the best social posts of the day. They are a crowd favorite among Ralliers, so why not do them a little more justice and give them a bit more context? Let’s break ’em down.

 

Off the Bench

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This is a photo of the clock in Atlanta Falcon’s head coach Dan Quinn’s office. And it cracks me up.

Player: “Hey coach, what time is it?”

Quinn: “Now. The time is now, son.”

Player: “No, I get that I just am running late and need to know the actual time.”

Quinn: “You’re never late if you’re living in the moment.”

Player: “I’m done with this conversation.”

This is such a better version of those inspirational quote posters with scenic views of like lakes and birds and stuff. This clock wins every time.

 

Overtime

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So, this one is amazing at face value. Stanley Cup full of hot dogs. Love it. 10/10 will make me laugh every time. But there is a great story here. When Phil Kessel was traded from the Maple Leafs to the Penguins, a Toronto Suns journalist said that Kessel ate a street dog every day. A hot dog every day. Well, it turns out that in fact, no he does not eat a hot dog a day, so this post is actually trolling a guy who trolled him over hot dogs. A reverse troll, if you will. Fantastic stuff.

So that’s how we kicked off and wrapped up today’s edition of TDR! Check out everything else we talked about here and sign up  to get The Daily Rally every weekday morning here.

Never going to get over this adorable Grandma’s love for Tim Tebow

How can you have a bad outlook on the day after seeing that. Read more about this cuteness in today’s TDR.

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A love letter to San Francisco, Web.com and Steph Curry

Fun things happened last week for The Daily Rally.

We got our first sponsor (!!!) and partnered with Esquire to bring you content from Steph Curry’s debut in the field of the Ellie Mae Classic. What a life. Moving up in the world.

Web.com has been a friend of The Daily Rally for a while. So when we got together and said hey, let’s see what we can make happen for this very exciting Steph Curry filled Web.com Tour event, I was like pshh yeah.

So not to get to mushy about things, but when I started The Daily Rally as a side project along with my full-time gig at the PGA TOUR a couple years ago, Web.com always supported me and wanted to know how they could help. This weekend was a huge step for our relationship (basically, they gave me a rose) and it was pretty amazing. And that’s the thing – that’s what Web.com does for their customers. They help out local businesses who need a team and support when it comes to building a website and a digital presence.

I talked to Web.com Tour player Justin Hueber about his thoughts on the company and the event.

“Even though golf is an individual sport and we are out there by ourselves, we still rely on our team outside of the ropes,” Hueber said. “Our families, friends, caddies, agents, and coaches are our teammates and are behind us the whole way as we try to reach the highest level. Without the support from my team it would be almost impossible to achieve my goals. Web.com does that same thing for its customers.”

Ya heard it here.

Ok enough waxing poetic about how much I love Web.com and would recommend them to any small business looking for a little help in the digital department.

Onto a look back at my week in San Fran

So, I followed Steph Curry during his second round at the Ellie Mae Classic last Friday. I have so many thoughts and gathered some thoughts from other Web.com Tour players in the field. Let’s do this.

First of all, I have been #blessed to go to a lot of golf tournaments the past few years. I have attended the Players Championship every year since I was five, and I traveled to 14 tournaments on the PGA TOUR last year. Hello frequent flier miles.

This tournament felt like a top-tier TOUR event and it was because a community, a league, players and the media rallied around Steph Curry being in the field. He could have shot a million and the week would have been a success. Even better – he shot eight over to miss the cut in a very respectable way.

He interacted with fans, his wife interacted with fans, he took the tournament seriously but was still the chillest guy and seemed to have a lot of fun. I was blown away at the crowd and also the hills because hello, those were some very steep hills at TPC Stonebrae.

I think I expected to walk away feeling like “Oh, ok that was cool. But he could have just played in the Pro-Am and that would have been fine.” Instead I walked away feeling like this should be a new formula for events. Granted, I understand that not every famous athlete has Steph’s demeanor (Steph – we’re on a first-name basis) nor do they have his talent on the course, but the amount of people not only at the tournament but around San Francisco who knew about this event because he was in it was huge.

I also found that players felt the same way, and not just players who are ranked inside the top 25 on the money list and have their cards locked up, but ones who are looking for starts or need to keep focused through the end of the season to get inside the 25. My boy Hueber and a couple of his buddies attended a San Francisco Giants game with me to keep the content creation going and I asked them their thoughts.

“I think it was a fantastic job by the tournament sponsor and Web.com to get Steph to play the event,” Hueber said. “The buzz it generated for the event was a huge boost to Web.com and us players. It was cool to see a few thousand people out there even on Monday and Tuesday. It would be neat to get a guy like that most weeks just to get some more people talking about our events.”

He told me that it added a little extra something to everyone’s day knowing how much people cared that Steph was there. If a guy being included in the field elevates players’ enthusiasm to be out there as well as generates a lot of buzz, we have a pretty good situation on our hands.

So, those are my thoughts on behalf of The Daily Rally. Golf is quite near and dear to my heart *single tear* and to see people who never would have come to a golf tournament in general out there supporting a Web.com Tour event was the best.

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Steph! Whatchu doin’ in a Web.com Tour event?

So. Steph Curry is good at golf.

This we know. He tees it up in pro-ams and such all the time, so he took it a step further. Steph was for real for real in the field of the Ellie Mae Classic this week on a sponsor’s invite. In case you don’t live in the dark throws of the golf twitter universe (which … good for you. It’s a weird place.) some people were like huh? What? He obviously isn’t going to make the cut WHY would he be here.

Right. So why is he here?

Because it’s fun! The tournament usually invites someone in the community to tee it up with the big boys, and Steph Curry was their choice. Makes sense. And bonus – he held his own on Thursday and Friday posting a pair of 4-over 74s.  An incredibly good performance for a guy who, despite being a good amateur golfer, is not used to playing in tournament conditions. I guess all those NBA Finals appearances gave him nerves of steel or something. It was our pleasure to take over the @Esqiure Instagram Story on Friday to follow along. Checkout @TheDailyRally to relive the excitement that was Steph Curry on the Web.com Tour.

Quick refresher: What is the Web.com Tour?

The Web.com Tour is the PGA TOUR’s second best tour. Think AAA in the minor leagues. Really good and trying to get their shot at the big time. Guys try to earn enough money out here so they can earn their PGA TOUR card aka status to tee it up on the big stage. There are some great golfers out here that will be big deals soon enough. Famous Web.com Tour alum include Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley and Zach Johnson. And now Steph Curry.

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