Archive for the ‘golf’ Category

BLAST FROM THE PAST

July 19, 2008

GREG NORMAN

It looks like golfer Greg Norman will get the chance to choke another major.

The 53-year-old Norman is the leader after three rounds of play at the British Open.

MICHELLE WIE BLUNDER

July 19, 2008

MICHELLE WIE

As most people know by now, golfer Michelle Wie’s career has really hit the skids. The one-time teen prodigy has fallen off the map in competitive womens golf.

Saturday Wie completed her best round of the season shooting a 5 under 67 at the State Farm Classic. The score put her in second place at the tournament. That is WOULD HAVE put her in second place. Even on the ONE day of the year that Wie managed to play well she still managed to find disaster.

Wie forgot to sign her scorecard. She was disqualified from the tournament by the LPGA. The now 18-year-old Wie was seen crying after the disqualification.

That’s a pretty stupid way to lose a golf tournament for someone with a Stanford education. Actually, it’s a pretty stupid move by ANYONE.

Poor Michelle Wie.

SHUT UP OLD MAN!

July 18, 2008

JACK NICKLAUS

Like a lot of old people, Jack Nicklaus wants those young whipper snappers off his lawn. Except, in Nicklaus’ case, his lawn is the British Open.

At a press conference today, the 68-year-old Nicklaus questioned whether today’s players have too much money and not enough desire.

What an ass! That’s typical old-guy speak. Things were better back in the day (you know, when golf clubs were segregated.) Nicklaus has made ridiculous comments in the past. Some of them regarding Tiger Woods when he first came up were borderline racist. Fortunately this time his comments aren’t hateful. Just ignorant.

It’s hilarious that Nicklaus would question whether golfers today have too lavish of a life style. Of course Nicklaus made his comments after flying to the British Open on HIS OWN PRIVATE JET. The toughest decisions he’s had to make this week were how many olives to put in his martini and whether to be driven to the British Open in the Rolls or the Bentley. Nicklaus was only at the British Open to represent the ROYAL BANK who he has a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with.

It’s particularly nonsensical that Nicklaus would question whether excessive money kills the competitive drive of golfers. After all, he and Arnold Palmer have lived like sultans and made hundreds of millions of dollars in endorsements. I wonder if Nicklaus would use his logic on Palmer who coasted for decades stealing endorsement money on tour while not being a viable or competitive golfer?

Maybe he forgot. I guess Jack Nicklaus is just getting old.

LEGENDARY TENNIS QUEEN MARRIES LEGENDARY GOLF CHOKER

June 29, 2008

GREG NORMAN AND CHRIS EVERT

Chris Evert and Greg Norman were married in the Bahamas this weekend. It is the second marriage for both.

ITALIANS THE LATEST ETHNIC GROUP SLURRED BY A GOLF ANNOUNCER

June 21, 2008

JOHNNY MILLER

I have nothing against golf. It’s a great sport.

On the other hand I generally DESPISE the people who play golf. I don’t know about you, but the only place I know of where you can still  openly hear men making ethnic and racist jokes is the country club. I’m talking full-on slurs of women and minorities.

Country clubs are the last bastian of racism in America. Therefore people who grow up in that atmosphere are oblivious to the social  norms of most others. They think nothing of slurring minorities and women. Not only do country club members do it on a regular basis but they THINK in those terms. Country clubs are inherently racist. That’s why when a guy like Fuzzy Zoeller looks at Tiger Woods he doesn’t see a great golfer. He automatically thinks of “fried chicken and collard greens.”

In the past PGA golfers or announcers have publicly slurred African Americans, women, gays, Asians, American Indians, and the handicapped among others. Golf announcers don’t even have a problem using the term “lynching” when referring to Tiger Woods.

Now you can add Italians to the list of ethnic groups slurred by PGA announcers. Awful Announcing reports that NBC announcer Johnny Miller has been forced to apologize “for comments that appeared to reflect negatively on the Italian heritage” of golfer Rocco Mediate.

During NBC’s U.S. Open coverage, Miller referred to Mediate as “a pool guy” and said, “guys with the name of Rocco don’t get on the trophy, do they?”

The apology was the result of a letter written to NBC by the head of the National Italian American Foundation. He wrote,

“We are certain that NBC and Mr. Miller meant no harm and was simply having some fun at the expense of Italian Americans. Nonetheless, this type of humor is problematic as it reinforces a demeaning and damaging stereotype about an entire ethnic group.”

A golf announcer using demeaning ethnic stereotypes?

What a shock.

TIGER WOODS IS GOD !

June 18, 2008

TIGER WOODS GRIMACES IN PAIN AFTER HITTING SHOT AT U.S. OPEN

There won’t be any more wins of major golf championships for Tiger Woods this year. In fact, there won’t be any more golf at all.

It turns out that Woods’ knee was so bad during his U.S. Open Championship victory this week that he’ll require further surgery and will miss the remainder of the golf season. Woods will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee.  

The knee has apparently been giving Woods trouble for the last 10 months. Despite the injury, Woods won nine of the 12 golf tournaments he played in this year.

News of the full extent of Woods’ injury makes his U.S. Open victory even more impressive. It also makes former U.S. open champion Retief Goosen look like a complete idiot.

Goosen, who is white and grew up in Apartheid South Africa, questioned yesterday whether Woods was faking his injury,

“Nobody really knows if he was just showing off or if he was really injured. I believe if he was really injured, he would not have played.”

What a shock. Another prejudiced, racist ass in golf.

DUMBASS FORMER U.S. OPEN CHAMP RETIEF GOOSEN

 

TIGER WINS ANOTHER MAJOR

June 16, 2008

TIGER WOODS AND ROCCO MEDIATE

In one of the most incredible finishes to a Major golf tournament in history, Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open golf championship today with a sudden death victory over 45-year-old Rocco Mediate.

Incredibly, the two were tied after 90 holes of golf before Mediate imploded on the first hole of sudden death following another tie after 18 holes today.

The win was Woods’ 14th victory at a major championship. Following the victory Woods told NBC announcer Bob Costas, “This was the greatest championship I ever had.”

Woods also says he plans to take some time off to rest his injured knee.

TIGER WOODS MIRACLE FINISH AT U.S. OPEN SATURDAY

June 15, 2008

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TIGER WOODS

YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF: JOHN DALY DOES SHIRTLESS, SHOELESS INTERVIEW ON “OZARKS FOX” MORNING SHOW SMOKING A CIGARETTE

May 4, 2008

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CBS ANNOUNCER APOLOGIZES FOR USING “CHINAMAN” SLUR

April 13, 2008

 

Bobby Clampett

My position on golf has always been I like the sport but generally DESPISE the people associated with it. In general, the sport has been associated with decades (if not centuries) of segregation, racism, sexism and elitism.

Golf’s answer to diversity has always been a guy like Phil Mickelson. He’s left-handed.

White golfers are so ingrained into racist thinking and attitudes that they often make off-handed comments under the guise of “humor” that % 99 of us would find offensive.

The most recent example of this happened during this week’s coverage of the Master’s. Following in the proud footsteps of Fuzzy Zoeller, CBS broadcaster, Bobby Clampett,  used the phrase “Chinaman” in referring to golfer, Liang Wen-Chong.

Clampett has since apologized for the slur. His comments follow Kelly Tilghman’s tirade on the Golf Channel where she observed if young players want to beat Tiger Woods they should “lynch him in a back alley.” Tilghman was suspended briefly for the remark but is already back to work.

Certainly a sport with the racial history of the PGA should be more selective in its announcers and not tolerate such outbursts.

AOL Fanhouse makes a great point,

CBS announcer Jim Nantz frequently talks about how much classier golf in general and Augusta National in particular are than other sports and other venues, and Nantz has even criticized Woods for cursing on the course. How does he feel about one of his colleagues using a slur?