Genius Hawking chimes in on Michelle Wie, fate of the world
Super-genius Stephen Hawking has chimed in on none other than Michelle Wie lately.
“In a world that is in chaos politically, socially and environmentally, how can the human race sustain another 100 years, especially with all the fuss over Michelle Wie? I’m not all that great of a golfer, of course, but shouldn’t you win your high school state championship before taking on pros?”
All it takes is the smartest man in the universe and libel to determine Michelle Wie is going about her career all wrong. It’s also amazing to think she transcends not only sports, but her existence (especially if she fails to win a tournament before she can buy smokes or pose in Playboy) may actually lead to the demise of western civilization. Talk about a lot to put on The Greatest Athlete to Never Win a Damn Thing’s shoulders.
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All he says are silly things, like Michelle should get a sex change if she wants to play with the boy's.
What a silly thing to say to get attention
Hey Jim Coulthard,
You only have to hit "send" once.
You only have to hit "send" once.
Is she the issue or is it the mass of people infatuated with her (likely for reasons not golf related, Jimmy)?
Here's a dose of reality for you: Bubbles isn't the "best 16-year-old golfer to have ever lived." For one thing, the best 16-year-old boys today are better than she is.
By the way, 15-year-old Tadd Fujikawa made the US Open cut, Bubbles didn't. The youngest player to ever make a PGA Tour cut was a 15-year-old boy; Bubbles is 16 and still hasn't accomplished that feat.
Maybe you should change your name to "Fantasy"?
I think Brandon was just trying to make a point when he "expanded" on Hawking's interesting question, posed officially on Yahoo Questions. The actual Hawking question doesn't mention Wie.
But okay, so all we hear about is Wie. Wie, Wie, Wie. Who should WE blame? Michelle? Or promoters? Maybe the distance is narrowing between the LPGA and American Idol.
You seem to have a double standard in judging girls and boys. At 14 Michelle Wie missed playing the weekend at the SONY by one shot. At 15 Tadd Fujikawa missed playing the weekend by 9 shots at 18 over par--yet according to you that was good enough for you to claim that he made the cut. What is this the 4.5 strokes per round handicap given to boys over girls in assessing their PGA performances?
By the way, 15-year-old Tadd Fujikawa made the US Open cut, Bubbles didn't.
Actually Tadd missed the cut at the US Open by 9 shots.
What you meant was he made it to the US Open, which is fairly irrelevant to this discussion, given that he was in an easier qualifier.
They did play the local qualifier together, and Michelle beat Tadd by 2 strokes to WIN that local qualifier.
You seem to have a double standard in judging girls and boys. At 14 Michelle Wie missed playing the weekend at the SONY by one shot. At 15 Tadd Fujikawa missed playing the weekend by 9 shots at 18 over par--yet according to you that was good enough for you to claim that he made the cut. What is this the 4.5 strokes per round handicap given to boys over girls in assessing their PGA performances?"
Fujikawa was playing against a MUCH tougher field on a much tougher course. There's no comparison.
And, yes, Johnny, I wrote that incorrectly; I should have said "qualified." Also, I'm aware of what their scores were relative to each other in that local qualifier. But my point emerges unscathed: he's a year younger, and there's every reason to believe that he is at least her equal on the course. And he's not even the equivalent of the best 16-year-old boys.
So Tadd made the cut and Michelle didn't. What does that have to do with the price of cotton?
Lincicome beat #2, #3, the best match play player Inskter, and emerged the tournament champion with the best players in the world entered. Does anyone believe she is better than those players? Stop patronizing this board with your useless comparisons. And what is it with this "Bubbles". Just another juvenile attempt to denigrate a 16 year old girl? Believe me, the only one it belittles is you in the eyes of the posters here.
You see, kid, I suppose we'll never know how a Tadd Fujikawa currently stacks up against the illustrious Bubbles because, since he was born with the wrong chromosome configuration, he won't be offered endless sponsor's exemptions into PGA events.
The motto of the Wiemen is, "If at first Bubbles doesn't succeed, let her try, try again."
If the young man skips college basketball, it is because at every competitive level he has DOMINATED those around him. We aren't talking about winning, we are talking total, utter domination. Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, LeBron James, and Kevin Garnett had full trophy cases before they ever turned pro.
Michelle Wie has never dominated at any level, amateur (mens or womens) junior (mens or womens), or pro (mens or womens). Seems to me that if you want to skip a level of competition, especially if you want to skip all the way up to competing with the worlds best of the best, you should have some skins on the wall FIRST!
It was almost more than I could bear having to listen to Nick Faldo explain to the Golf Channel audience that yes, it is indeed HARD to play PGA golf, and that despite how it might seem, that you just can't show up with golf clubs and expect to play against these pros.