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President Trump says he's playing golf with Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson

Early Friday morning, as the country slept off its turkey-induced coma, President Donald Trump happily announced to the world that he had a golf game on the schedule.

President Trump says he's playing golf with Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson

Early Friday morning, as the country slept off its turkey-induced coma, President Donald Trump happily announced to the world that he had a golf game on the schedule.

Traina Thoughts: The Details Of Tiger Woods' 2009 Thanksgiving Night Remain Surreal

1. Sunday marks the 8th anniversary of what to this day remains the craziest sports story of my lifetime -- Tiger Woods' Thanksgiving night in 2009. Twitter was around back then, but it was still in its infancy. If that story took place now, forget about it. Memes and GIFs for months.

The thing to keep in mind here is that the overall story of that evening alone is insane, but if you can remember the aura around Tiger pre-Thanksgiving 2009, he was basically thought of as a god by fans while sports media couldn't slobber over him enough. He had the PERFECT image at the time. But then it all came crashing down in truly spectacular fashion.

For those who don't remember, the alledged story goes something like this: Woods' then-wife, Elin Nordegren, suspected Tiger of cheating. So while he allegedly was knocked out on Ambien at about three in the morning, she went through his phone, found shady messages and decided to call one of the mistresses. After Elin's fears were confirmed, she allegedly chased Tiger out of the house with a golf club and scratched up his face. He got in his car, but she allegedly smashed out the back window (see the pictures here) and then he drove into a fire hydrant and then a tree. This real story ended up being quite different than the first-reported story, as you'll see above.

He hasn't won a Major since then and after that insane night tons of women came out of the woodwork to say they also had affairs with Woods. Tiger even pleaded with one of his women to take her name off her voicemail in preparation for Elin calling her.

To truly relive the events of that monumental night, the Taiwanese animation summary, created a week later, really covers it all in unbelievable fashion. Eight years later and it's still hard to believe the way it all went down.

2. Things got ugly for the Chargers on Thanksgiving when kicker Nick Novak got injured. The team had to turn to punter Drew Kaser to handle kicking duties and he ended up missing three extra points. He also completely missed the net while practicing his kicks on the sideline, which gave CBS analyst, Tony Romo, a good laugh.

3. If you're one of BizNasty's million followers on Twitter, you'll want to read this great feature from SI's Alex Prewitt on Paul Bissonnette's transition from fourth-liner/social media star to Phoenix Coyotes radio analyst.

4. J.J. Watt likes to smile.

5. Ole Miss defensive end Breeland Speaks had the chillest response to a fumble recovery in last night's win against Mississippi State.

6. Since The Rock doesn't have enough jobs, he's now executive producing a new podcast, What Really Happened. If you're a Michael Jordan fan, you'll be interested in Episode 4, which examines what happens when Jordan retired from the NBA for the first time.

7. Jerry Seinfeld and Jimmy Fallon had a stand-up battle with Jerry being Jerry and Jimmy being Jerry on The Tonight Show last night.

8. RANDOM WRESTLING VIDEO OF THE DAY: The end of Thanksgiving means the start of the Christmas season. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by watching Bobby Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon host a Christmas edition of the old Prime Time Wrestling show.

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BONUS ITEM: When Alabama is only -4.5, as is the case Saturday when it visists Auburn, I'll gladly take the Crimson Tide.

Trump to 'quickly' play golf with Woods and Johnson

Donald Trump aimed another jab at the NFL early on Friday and then said he plans to play golf with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.

President Trump says he's playing golf with Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson

President Trump says he's playing golf with Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson

President is still after anthem protest (singular)

One player knelt during the three national anthems yesterday, with Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon continuing his protest of racial inequality and police brutality. But that was enough to get President Donald Trump’s attention before a round of golf with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson. The President continued this morning his Twitter assault on the [ more]

President is still after anthem protest (singular)

One player knelt during the three national anthems yesterday, with Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon continuing his protest of racial inequality and police brutality. But that was enough to get President Donald Trump’s attention before a round of golf with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson. The President continued this morning his Twitter assault on the [ more]

President is still after anthem protest (singular)

One player knelt during the three national anthems yesterday, with Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon continuing his protest of racial inequality and police brutality. But that was enough to get President Donald Trump’s attention before a round of golf with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson. The President continued this morning his Twitter assault on the [ more]

President Donald Trump to 'quickly' golf with Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson

The president started his day with another jab at the NFL and Roger Goodell, then said he planned to golf — where else? — at Trump National.

Tiger Woods (L) and Justin Rose, seen during the Arnold Palmer Invitational, at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida, in 2013

Tiger Woods (L) and Justin Rose, seen during the Arnold Palmer Invitational, at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida, in 2013 (AFP Photo/SAM GREENWOOD)

Golf - Tiger looking fit, healthy for comeback, says Rose

Tiger Woods (AFP Photo/Cliff Hawkins)

Vegas has Tiger Woods at 20-1 odds to win a major in 2018

Woods, plagued by back problems in recent years, is rolling up on the 10-year anniversary of the last of his 14 major victories.

Woods 'confident' of successful recovery - Spieth

Jordan Spieth admits he doesn't know what level Tiger Woods is playing at yet, but says the 14-time major winner is feeling confident about a successful comeback.

Woods 'confident' of successful recovery - Spieth

Jordan Spieth admits he doesn't know what level Tiger Woods is playing at yet, but says the 14-time major winner is feeling confident about a successful comeback.

Woods 'confident' of successful recovery - Spieth

Jordan Spieth admits he doesn't know what level Tiger Woods is playing at yet, but says the 14-time major winner is feeling confident about a successful comeback.

Tiger is feeling best he has in three years - Day

Jason Day admits he's spoken to close friend Tiger Woods about his return to golf next week and told how the former world number one insisted he's feeling the best he's felt in three years.

Tiger is feeling best he has in three years - Day

Jason Day admits he's spoken to close friend Tiger Woods about his return to golf next week and told how the former world number one insisted he's feeling the best he's felt in three years.

Tiger is feeling best he has in three years - Day

Jason Day admits he's spoken to close friend Tiger Woods about his return to golf next week and told how the former world number one insisted he's feeling the best he's felt in three years.

PGA: Farmers Insurance Open - First Round

FILE PHOTO: Jan 26, 2017; La Jolla, CA, USA; Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the 1st green during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

PGA: Farmers Insurance Open - First Round

FILE PHOTO: Jan 26, 2017; La Jolla, CA, USA; Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the 1st green during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Why we just can't quit Tiger Woods

Michael Bamberger and Farrell Evans talk about Tiger Woods's impending return to golf, and why it might mean more to us than it does to him.

Why we just can't quit Tiger Woods

Michael Bamberger and Farrell Evans talk about Tiger Woods's impending return to golf, and why it might mean more to us than it does to him.

Why we just can't quit Tiger Woods

Michael Bamberger and Farrell Evans talk about Tiger Woods's impending return to golf, and why it might mean more to us than it does to him.

Why we just can't quit Tiger Woods

Michael Bamberger and Farrell Evans talk about Tiger Woods's impending return to golf, and why it might mean more to us than it does to him.

Confidential: Euro Ryder Cup futures and Tiger's return

Michael Bamberger and Farrell Evans join Ryan Asselta to discuss whether the American Ryder Cup team is poised for years of dominance, and why the stars on that squad could make it unlikely that Tiger Woods will compete when he returns to play.

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