On the Radar: NFL football, PGA golf, Star Trek gathering
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady works out in training camp.
August 11th, 2011
06:06 AM ET

On the Radar: NFL football, PGA golf, Star Trek gathering

Three things you need to know today.

NFL preseason: Are you ready for some football? Earlier this summer, with the NFL owners and players in a labor dispute, there was worry we'd be waiting for college games to begin to answer that question.

But with the league's labor agreement July 25, training camps were able to begin and tonight we get the NFL's first preseason games. The Jaguars are at the Patriots; the Ravens visit the Eagles; the Seahawks travel to the Chargers in an ESPN game; the Broncos are at the Cowboys; and the Cardinals visit the Raiders.

Ten more teams will kick off their preseason schedule Friday.

Even as games begin, SI.com reports that because of the late labor deal, there's still a decent crop of free-agent players looking for a home.

PGA golf: The last of golf's four major tournaments for 2011, the PGA Championship, tees off in suburban Atlanta on Thursday, with the focus on two players, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, writes Golf magazine's Cameron Morfit.

"What will define this PGA is what defines every major, namely whether it will become a memorable step in one player's journey to world domination or a forgettable victory by a less-than-legendary golfer. That means this PGA Championship is all about Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods until further notice," Morfit writes.

Woods, of course, is trying to get back into winning form after dominating the sport for more than a decade until marital problems and injuries took him away from the course.
McIlroy dominated the last major on American soil, the U.S. Open, in June, winning by eight strokes, but he faltered in the most recent major, the Open Championship in Britain, coming in 25th there last month.
"Star Trek" Convention: Trekkies from distant worlds, in a sense, will converge on Las Vegas beginning Thursday for the official Star Trek Convention, in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the space-themed franchise.

Special guests will include William Shatner, called in convention literature “one of the world's pop culture treasures,” along with Leonard Nimoy and several actors from subsequent generations of the show and films.

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  1. Hmmm

    I love how sports writers focus more on Tiger Woods' losing and call the golfers that are winning now as "forgettable". The media isn't biased or anything.. How boring would it be if football only had one good qb and the media always focused on him?

    August 11, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      I agree....Woods being off the leaderboard has made watching the majors better in my mind. Now I can see who else is playing instead of having to sit thru every single shot that Woods makes. I could never handle his immature behavior and total inability to control his emotions. He's either jumping up and down or sulking around the course. I'll also add that I think his old caddy was a total ass.

      August 11, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. jeff

    so...no real teams play tonight anyway

    August 11, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      so the Eagles, Ravens, Chargers, Cowboys & Patriots aren't real teams? You must be a soccer fan, or French.

      August 11, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. reese

    football sux anyway

    August 11, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Diana

    GO PATRIOTS!!!!!!!!! I smell victory this year

    August 11, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @diana: a woman(?) after me own 'eart.

      I hope they win. My retirement hangs on my pristine encased tom brady rookie card 🙂

      August 11, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. john

    @wendy: several women already beat you to that one.

    August 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Maan

    Their jerseys are super cool! Burning hot!

    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. Arun

    Evidence of a hilariously meispsnt uni career. They let me design my own degree. It was nutz! As long as I could justify it to my advisor, they let it slide. Someday I might go back. Loved the atmosphere, but I must admit that the degree itself is rather pointless.

    April 22, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
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