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Comment from: RonMon [Visitor]
Draw it with a brush, Al. What would you have him do on his site, live video feed from the confessional? I can see the read now: Bless me Father, for I have sinned. So that all golf fans know my inner soul, this is what I have done. Whether or not the information is true is irrelevant. A website is a part of the PR machine, so be the subject Tiger, Ernie, Annika, Paula, Thongchai, KJ, or Phil, the text will always be flattering.
2006-02-06 @ 08:02
Comment from: Tony [Visitor]
Phil has fooled a lot of people. Five to six years ago, his stated goals were to be #1, POY, win the money title. Then, after several smack downs by Woods, Phil figured out he could surrender and still cash-in. That's when he became a family-man and proclaimed "winning isn't everything". He saw a mountain, Woods, he couldn't climb but in today's conservation, christian, family values culture, he figured he could still cash-in, hang out at the buffet adding a cup-size and play occassionally because he wants to spend time with his family. Being the best at your profession and the best family man are not mutually exclusive--Phil has surrendered.
2006-02-06 @ 11:31
Comment from: jon [Visitor]
One can't fault a pro athlete for marketing himself. But to claim that Phi is the most humble and most respected person in the PGA is really stretching it, if not outright lying. He has a great short game and lousy drives. He looks good on TV but he is probably the least liked guy on PGA. I remember when Johnny Miller was asked about Mickelson, he started to sing "Horray to Hollywood" outloud. Phil probably thinks all the fans are suckers and he is just way too smart for the fans. The media is steering clear of him too.
2006-02-06 @ 17:49
Comment from: Under Par [Visitor]
Tony,

Please, there is no prevailing "Christian, family values culture" in our country; we're as decadent and liberal as can be. How many more "Gay Pride" parades and condoms on cucumbers in schools is it going to take for you to realize that?

If you like the leftist paradigm and libertine mores that have become the norm, that's your business. But please don't try to tell me that I'm living in a Christian theocracy when liberalism holds sway at every turn. Sheesh!
2006-02-07 @ 03:06
Comment from: Tony [Visitor]
Wake up Under-Par,

In case you haven't noticed, we are a country divided. I think you have noticed--liberal vs conservative; red states vs. blue states; Fox News vs all other media...and so on. A familiar refrain that excuses scrutiny for anything is "I wanted to spend time with my family". Phil has marched that to the bank with endorsers like Ford. It's PC!

2006-02-07 @ 08:08
Comment from: Under Par [Visitor]
Tony,

I'm awake (even at 3:00 AM). Tony, yes, we are a nation divided, but the divide isn't holy rollers vs. liberals. Rather, it's moderately conservative vs. liberals. Do you think that "red" America is a place where piety reigns supreme? Please. They're immersing themselves in the same decadent culture as everyone else.

I truly wish I could say it was otherwise, I really do. But it's not.
2006-02-09 @ 03:08
Comment from: whatitis [Visitor] Email
You're wrong RonMon. Did you actually visit any of the websites you listed? I did. None of them are as pretentious as Mickelson's. Why don't you do some research first next time?
2007-04-04 @ 17:13
Comment from: SMARTEST MAN ALIVE [Visitor] Email
YOU GUYS NEED TO STOP USING SUCH BIG WORDS!! I PREFER WE TALK ABOUT CHEESE. FETA, CHEDDAR, MAYBE EVEN COTTAGE CHEESE, THEY ALL TASTE GREAT!

FUNNY THING IS I HAVE A (PHD.FROM HARVARD.)
2007-05-16 @ 17:40
Comment from: J Purtee [Visitor] Email
Nice reporting Al...you're another man making a living "talking" about the work/accomplishments other men/women make...while doing nothing yourself. Mr. Mickelson is a great golfer. No, he doesn't come over to my house for dinner...but I recognize and applaude his efforts.
2009-03-31 @ 23:41
Comment from: Jake of Clubns [Visitor] Email
The best was when Amy was prego with baby #1 and he had his beeper. Well, it turns out she actually had contractions Saturday night and got some drugs to delay it. It isn't bad to delay it, but they why FIGJAM milked the beeper thing was ridiculous. It was Amy who delayed it and I am sure that she would want him to win and do everything she could to put it off, all that is fine but don't make such a big deal about it.

The point Tony made 3 years ago and was refuted by the Under Par was correct. What UP fails to see is the change in our culture where the heart on their sleeve evangelical Christian is no longer marginalized. For example, Jimmy Carter was a bit of an over the top Christian in his day but now that isn't even considered. For example, people can say they believe in creationism without being laughed out of the room.

The problem with these people, like UP, is that while they are more accepted now, it isn't enough, they will only be satisfied when everyone behaves just like them. Look at his response, criticizing everyone that does not fit into his ideal of a good life, i.e. Christian Conservatism. They have the whole thing worked out, because as soon as you criticize that particular behavior, they claim you are criticizing their religion and you are automatically the jerk. Or you can try the use Bible quotes against them and they will say you can't be a "Cut and Paste Evangelist" or that you can't take one line out of the Bible you have to read it all (although miraculously when they are doing it it is fine!)
2009-06-20 @ 19:29
Comment from: Justin [Visitor] Email
Jake of Clubns says: "The problem with these people, like UP, is that while they are more accepted now, it isn't enough, they will only be satisfied when everyone behaves just like them. Look at his response, criticizing everyone that does not fit into his ideal of a good life, i.e. Christian Conservatism."

Yes, that's called witnessing. If your neighbor's house was on fire, you'd try to pull him out, right?

Not all of us pledge our lives to staying as close to the middle as possible.
2009-07-20 @ 15:33

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