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Comment from: Lauren Bingham [Visitor] Email
If you haven't seen them yet, Natalie is also in the new (and surprisingly funny) Crowne Plaza commercials. As a secure woman I feel okay in saying that she is indeed a cutie. She also talks about dates on the golf course for those of you who think you may have a shot with her.

Go to www.crownplazapromotion.com/golf and watch the ad titled "Wives."

*Disclaimer: I should also add that I do promotional work for Crowne Plaza.
04/18/07 @ 20:19
Comment from: 2under [Visitor] Email
Truer words have never been spoken on this site.
04/18/07 @ 20:42
Comment from: Will [Visitor] Email
(You missed an "e" in the second link.)

I think the commercials are surprisingly unfunny, given the talent present.
04/18/07 @ 20:50
Comment from: Oui Oui Oui [Visitor] Email
What the PGA needs is not Gulbis. What they should extend their invite to is Brittany Lincicome - she can outdrive half the field on the PGA tour.
04/19/07 @ 10:49
Comment from: jaypee [Visitor] Email
This morning I checked the scoring in New-Orelans and, except for a couple of names did not know anybody in the top 25. I have been a golf watcher and maniac for many(too many...)years. So, I have to agree with you on giving a few exemptions to the girls, for some kind of interest.

So far this year, the tour is a bore, except for the Masters of course. PGA Tour is loosing it. I guess the ratings show it. But then, money and the Fedex cup are so...o..oo fascinating.
04/19/07 @ 11:05
Comment from: Johnny N. [Visitor] Email
Brandon you said:
I'd much rather watch this cutie shoot an 82 than Corporate Robot Michelle Wie. Would you rather watch a sulking youth duff it up - or a smiling, cute and legal one instead?

Firstly, Natalie probably would shoot something closer to 92. She would also have trouble even reaching many of the par 4 holes in 2 shots. Given that she would very seldom hit a par 4 in regulation, her short game would be called into action and that would likely perform terribly on pga courses.

It is very silly how you equated Wie and Gulbis as if they would shoot similar scores on pga setups. For the record, you mentioned 82, Wie's highest score on a pga course was 81, and that was at the Lumber Classic, a course of over 7,500 yards which was very wet and so playing longer. A score closer to 100 might be on for Natalie at that course.

Another thing is you described Wie as a sulking youth on the course. Whatever you say about her she smiles plenty on pga courses.
04/19/07 @ 12:16
Comment from: Halster [Visitor] Email
Johnny N., you're never going to get a date with MW no matter how stupid you try to cover for her. She doesn't know you and she won't stand up for you. Give it up.

- Honolulu, HI and sick and tired of hearing about this alleged phenom.
04/20/07 @ 00:18
Comment from: Johnny N. [Visitor] Email
I don't want a date with MW.
That doesn't take away from the fact that she is a very fine golfer.
04/20/07 @ 08:31
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Just got back from a ten-day trip to the West Coast and Reno.

I see that the Wie loonies are as adamant as ever.

Johnny N., since your idol was "injured" so very seriously by stumbling and falling that she remains out of action for an indefinite period, what do you suppose will be her convalescent period if anything major should befall her?

Johnny N,. which one did you pick, the Titanic or the iceberg?
04/20/07 @ 09:09
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Great stuff Alex is back, the place just wasn't the same.

Wie's summer 2007 is quite hectic Alex so don't worry there will soon be new things to discuss.
04/20/07 @ 09:39
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Johnny N,
Most of the LPGA ladies would wet their pants if they had to play a PGA course. Most of the courses are 800 to 1000 yards longer than what the gals are playing. How many LPGA pros can hit a 3 iron 230 yards? Right, I didn't think so. All of the Wie haters should channel that hate toward the insurgents in Bagdad instead of toward MW. Alex...are you there?
04/20/07 @ 21:13
Comment from: 2under [Visitor] Email
Johnny N,

Even if you are correct, Gulbis is much finer to watch in the process.

The point is that MW doesn't belong, and she has consistently shown it.

If we are basing PGA exemptions on the premise of a gate draw, I think Gulbis is a better move. Just as long as the PGA doesn't make her wear pants...

04/20/07 @ 21:46
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

Yes, I'm here. There is no hate coming from me, so direct your advice to those who might need it

As far as the insurgents in Baghdad are concerned, I'm past 60 so I wouldn't be much use there.

I was USMC '69-'73, mostly with the grunts and did some recon work around Hue and Da Nang.

How about you?
04/20/07 @ 22:23
Comment from: Johnny N. [Visitor] Email
2 Under,
Natalie simply wouldn't draw the galleries Wie would at pga events, and sorry but her Natalie wearing long pants would be a very good option.
I don't know why anyone would want to look at her chicken legs anyway.
04/21/07 @ 15:06
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Thanks for the reply. I am impressed that you did recon in Nam. I am over 60 myself and I brought supplies into Saigon via merchant ships from 69-71.

I was a Wie Warrior in the beginning, however, I question her parents ideas about MW career. The accident at Palo Alto was really stupid. I feel that her academic abilities will certainly be tested at Stanford. I lived in the bay area for 25 years and know Stanford fairly well. I guess we will have to wait and see what will transpire in the future.
04/21/07 @ 15:45
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

I just returned two days ago from a West Coast sojourn.

We spent a week in the Reno-Tahoe area, and three days in the Bay area.

We made a short tour of the Stanford campus. Quite a place. It seems like the powers that be are making a concerted effort to clean up the downtown of San Francisco. Even the Tenderloin seems a little more hospitable.
04/21/07 @ 16:27
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
We have been in San Antonio for 16 years and I retired in 2001 after 35 years in the Merchant Marines. It is good to hear that they are trying to clean up the bay area. I think San Francisco started a downward spiral when hard drugs started in the Haight Ashbury in 1969. I know you remember the "flower children" during that time. Has it really been that long ago?

What is the latest news about Ms. Wie? It seems that no one is talking about her anymore.
04/21/07 @ 22:15
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

It seems that there is no news as concerns Bubbles
04/21/07 @ 22:40
Comment from: 2under [Visitor] Email
Johnny N,

I think you are wrong. The public has grown tired of watching Wie struggle. It's old news everywhere except in her home state of HI. So I would vehemently disagree with you.

And your comments regarding her physical presentation run against the grain of public opinion. So I must obviously question your taste.

Alex - Semper Fi. 93-97.
04/22/07 @ 10:01
Comment from: Johnny N. [Visitor] Email
I guess you are right, there are plenty of people who fancy Natalie Gulbis, even though many really don't think she is good looking at all. It's the same in Wie's case, there are actually a fair few who don't like her either, even though the majority do.

But really it's not all about looks. They would want to watch a player hit the odd spectacular shot at least, and Wie can hit some spectacular shots, that Natalie probably isn't capable of.
04/22/07 @ 13:35
Comment from: 2under [Visitor] Email
Johnny N,

One must question your definition of "plenty" when staing that "plenty" or "many" people don't think Ms. Gulbis is attractive.

That nothwithstanding, I agree with the premise that its not all about looks. It's about talent. And Ms. Wie has consistently shown she lacks the talent to compete on the PGA Tour. Some would argue she has regressed. So why is she still invited to compete at a level which exceeds her talent? It's all about hype. And for my money, Ms. Gulbis' looks exceed Ms. Wie's talents at the current moment.

04/24/07 @ 10:34
Comment from: Johnny N. [Visitor] Email
If you want the definition of plenty who don't fancy Gulbis, check out the golf channel discussion boards. There are as many there who don't as there are who do fancy her.

But as regards talent on the pga tour, that is required by those who qualify, not by those who get sponsors exemptions. For sponsors exemptions, making the sponsor happy is what it is all about.
Sure Gulbis would bring in the crowds especially on her debut, but her scores would probably be so high that looks would not retain the interest of the public.
Whether you like it or not Wie playing on the pga tour does have the interest of the public, and while that is the case, the sponsors will continue to invite her to pga events. The fact that Wie performed very well in some of her pga events has helped retain the interest of the public. It would be doubtful that Gulbis would perform well at any pga event.
04/24/07 @ 13:23
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Johnny N.,

Did you write that Bubbles "performed well" in some of her PGA events?

She MISSED THE CUT in ALL of her PGA attempts!Also, she MISSED THE CUT by fifteen strokes at the Omega and withdrew because of "heat stroke" in 87F "heat" at the Deere.

Your definition of "playing well" is considerably different than that of most speakers of English.
04/24/07 @ 13:44
Comment from: Johnny N. [Visitor] Email
Bubbles missed the cut at the Sony in 2004 by one stroke as a 14 year old, and the John Deere in 2005 as a 15 year old. That is performing well.
04/24/07 @ 16:06
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Johnny N.,

As I said, missing cuts may be "playing very well" according to a Wie Warrior. To a realistic person it is not. Whatever floats your boat.
04/24/07 @ 17:09
Comment from: Johnny N. [Visitor] Email
When Michelle Wie got so close to making the cut at 15, and Phil Mickelson said that she was way better than he was at that age and he was astounded by her talent, I believed him.
When Greg Norman praised her after that John Deere performance I believe he was sincere.
04/24/07 @ 18:00
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Johnny N.,

There is an old axiom that says if your looking for good information on a thoroughbred horse race, absolutely NEVER ask the opinion of any jockey. Perhaps the same holds true with golfers cowed by the PC police.

But since you put such undying credence in the rosy predictions of Greg and Phil, maybe you should now put your beliefs in the pronouncements of Appleby, Faxon, Singh, and Verplank, all multiple PGA tour winners who say that Bubbles has no place in a PGA event.
04/24/07 @ 18:53
Comment from: 2under [Visitor] Email
Johnny N.,

Her best performances in PGA events were years ago. I would say her sponsor exemptions, and the public fascination of Ms. Wie, have worn out their welcome.

Look Johnny, its not personal. I am sure she is a fine human being. I just am damn tired of seeing her. Its a circus sideshow. And if we are going down that path, I'd at least like to see something (or, in Ms. Gulbis' case, something"s")worth watching. The source of Ms. Wie's entertainment has been to see just how badly she fails in her attempt. It's like watching a car accident now. That's not fair to her, or to me, as a consumer.

And let's not be so hasty to denigrate Ms. Gulbis' game. She hasn't yet received the oppt'y to play. And they both have the same number of wins on tour - 0.
04/24/07 @ 19:08
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Look, Phil Mickelson has either been completely cowed by political correctness or is an idiot. You should know he also predicted that Annika Sorenstam would finish about 20th in the Colonial, when I and many others knew she didn't have a prayer of making the cut. You know, I hear that this dim bulb likes to gamble. It's too bad I couldn't bet him on that one; I could have taken his Masters winnings.
04/24/07 @ 19:33
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Judge Smails,

Perhaps the most inane piece of prose that Johnny N. uses in his undying praise of Bubbles is that she "performed very well" in some PGA events.

He obviously is referring to her first Sony where she missed the cut by a shot and her first Deere where she missed by two.

In this year's Sony, seventeen players missed the cut by a single stroke and fourteen others missed by two. I'm willing to wager the farm that NONE of these golfers nor anybody with the brains that God gave a goose thinks that he
"performed very well" while missing the cut.

These Wiebots have been brainwashed by the all this PC hype. Feminist propaganda has turned their brains to sawdust. And feminism is what it's all about.

Tadd Fujikawa has qualified and played in the US Open. He has won a low-level men's event in Hawaii. He has finished T20 in a PGA tournament. And he has done all this at a much younger age than Bubbles. Yet, because he isn't of the correct PC sex, there is no grandiose hype about this young man, nor should there be

Contrast this treatment to the incessant hype about "no win ", and now "no play" Bubbles.
04/25/07 @ 09:31
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Suzanne Pettersen said she felt like she won 2nd place when she finished second at the Safeway--but she felt like 2nd at the Kraft was a loss.

The same principle can apply to the cut line. For Morgan Pressel missing the Ginn Open cut by a stroke was a bad result--but I am sure that Nancy Lopez would have been very much encouraged if she had done well enough to miss the cut by just one stroke. Indeed, I would imagine that Nancy Lopez was rather encouraged by her one over play on the front nine for the two days, even though overall she was 19 over and missed the cut by 17.

As far as femminism is concerned, it is the anti-PC Morgan Pressel who is the recipient of PC support, not Michelle Wie. Check the Wiklipdia. Nothing but praise for Morgan Prressel in her enrty, but extensive criticism of Michelle Wie in the entry devoted to her. Does anyone really believe that Wikkipedia is anti-PC?
04/25/07 @ 18:26
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

You seem like a pretty nice fellow, but I've got to tell you that your post makes no sense at all.

What do Nancy Lopez, Suzann Petersom, and Morgan Pressel have to do with Bubbles missing the cut in all her attempts on the PGA tour?

I would say nothing. But you are certainly entitled to your opinion, whatever that may be.
04/25/07 @ 19:13
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex you said that for Tadd Fujiware, there is no grandiose hype about this young man, nor should there be.

Alex, you are wrong. The golf channel followed him around his school on golf central, and have done several reports on him.

He has also received further sponsors exemptions, at least 1 to another pga event, the Reno, and has been offered other pga exemptions. He has also been offered exemptions on the Japanese Tour, and indeed he is playing the Crowns in Japan which started 26th April. He is +6 after 1 round, in case you were wondering.
He still has a good chance of making the cut, as he is just one shot outside of the cut line after the 1st round, it is a small field.
04/26/07 @ 16:38
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

His name is "Tadd Fujikawa", but you were close enough.

Hype is the unwarranted and undeserving publicity given to a certain "prodigy."

I live in a metropolitan area of close to ten million in population in the US. Nary a word has been written in the newspapers or broadcast on television about Master Tadd in the last three months.

Bubbles, on the other hand, still has an occasional article about her even though she hasn't played a competitive round since her tank job at the Sony in early January.

Incidentally, Tadd finished T20 in that Sony where Bubbles missed the cut by 14 strokes.
04/26/07 @ 18:57
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Nobody gives Michelle Wie more hype than you do. It is people like you showing interest which spurs the blogs writers on, to write more blogs about her.
Then the article writers notice all the fuss in the blogs and they write articles for there papers about her.
Then the tv channels notice all the articles about her and do features and reports about her.

So basically Alex, the hype is all thanks to you, and well done you are doing a great job.
Perhaps you could join the William Morris agency and you could get paid for what you do!!
04/26/07 @ 19:59
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

Don't ever take that type of logic into a courtroom.

That is as illogical as the rest of the hype concerning Bubbles.
04/26/07 @ 21:00
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
Alex, Alex, Alex.... Your brand of logic wouldn't hold up in any court room in North America either.

And I believe you are referring to Michelle Wie when you mention "Bubbles"? So why try and correct Stanly when he refers to Tadd Fujiware, Tadpole Fuggewaka ..erm, I mean of course Tad Fujikawa.

What I find totally illogical is your year long rant about Michelle Wie on these blogs. As you once pointed out, Alex, you bring no new arguments or information to the discussions rehashing the same silly and insulting comments.

Your prejudiced little war is no longer amusing Alex. You and Baldwin and Smuts and Ford and all the rest of the bashers should at least go after the people who are really behind MW. A 60+ year old "man?" bashing and sniping a 16 turned 17 year old girl is really pretty sad.
04/26/07 @ 22:21
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Just to let you know, your pin up boy Tadd missed the cut on the Japanese Tour, in an event which offers less prize money than the Casio Masters.

Of course when Miss Wie played on the Japanese Tour, you probably would have insulted it as a third rate tour.
04/27/07 @ 09:10
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

Is that the best you can do after your prolnged absence from these blogs?

You had better hope that Bubbles does betterat the next Ginn after her prolonged convalescence from her life-threatening "injury."

Actually, p4p, it has been more than two years since I started rattling the cages of the Wie Warriors.

I never meant my dissertations on Bubbles, the faux prodigy to be funny. I only intended my exposure of the fraud that is Bubbles to be informational and educational.

If you insist on being blindly faithful to "no-win, no-play" Bubbles, by all means, have at it.
04/27/07 @ 09:12
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

There you go again, making an erroneous assumption, and then arriving at erroneous conclusions base on that assumption.

Tadd is not even ranked in the top twenty amateurs in the US, so although he has shown considerable grit and determination, his diminutive physical size seems to be a deterrent to making it to the big time on a permanent basis. So no, he is not my poster boy. He's just another aspiring amateur who has done some good playing at times.

And the Japan tour is a second-rate tour, even when Bubbles competes on it.
04/27/07 @ 09:23
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
2 years? And you are still carrying on with the same tired little snipes and bashing?
As I said in my post, you bring nothing new to these blogs. Same old tired dogma.

04/27/07 @ 10:25
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

Speaking of dogma, how have the pseudo-religious tenets of the Wie-wie's adjusted to to Bubbles' numerous and abject failures of late?

What do you Wiebots bring to these blogs that is new? Nothing but the same old, same old from the Wie sycophants.

Bubbles doesn't need another stage father, she's already been born.
04/27/07 @ 13:15
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Don't disown Tadd so soon!
He is doing his best. By the way, in his interview after, what do you think he said?
04/27/07 @ 13:28
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

Whatever 16 year old Tadd said in an interview or at any other time is of no significance to me and neither should it be significant to you.

But just for the sake of a few laughs, I'll guess that Master Tadd said something to the effect that he hopes to be as good as Bubbles someday.
04/27/07 @ 14:57
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Actually Alex he blamed the wind for himself missing the cut. You have thought him well.
04/27/07 @ 18:46
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

Thank you for sharing with me that marvelous revelation.
04/27/07 @ 20:39
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Weren't you complaining when the wind was mentioned about Michelle's 2005 Sony Open?
04/28/07 @ 09:04
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

No I was not. The only people that were complaining about the wind were Bubbles, her entourage, and the Wie-wee's.

You are laboring under the false impression that I give credence to the mouthings of teenagers still in school, when in fact I couldn't care less about the infantile speechifying of children regardless of sex
04/28/07 @ 09:51
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
Jeez Alex, if you don't like being labeled a stage father, maybe you should quit yapping at the kid and go home.
She already has one nincompoop on her "daddy team" with BJ, she surely doesn't need you on her ass as well.
Take a break, old sock
04/28/07 @ 15:48
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

When I need your advice, I'll ask for it.

Meanwhile, what other grandiose predictions do you have for the LANKY ONE?
04/28/07 @ 17:05
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
rofl. My, my such a touchy little fellow.
I'm sure that the "Wie team" feels the same way about your steady advice that sounds more like a braying jacka$$.
Actually, I have no predictions for her.
I just watch your steady posting of verbal nonsense and rattle your cage periodically.

You are so predictable.
04/28/07 @ 17:27
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

What? No glowing predictions for Bubbles?

Your charter membership in the Wie brownnoser's association os hereby revoked!
04/28/07 @ 17:57
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Since you love predictions so much.
I predict that when Michelle turns 24 she will have won more majors than Nancy Lopez has.
04/28/07 @ 20:08
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
Yeehah!! Go Alex!! lol

Now just skip on over to the newest blog from Unca Bwucy (from Golf Gear News) where he comments on the Wie team. There you can go postal to your hearts content.

Looking forward to more of your inane chatter. Catch you later, Lexy.
04/28/07 @ 21:09
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

I had something in mind more like in 2007 or maybe 2008.

None of us know what might happen in seven years.
04/29/07 @ 07:09
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Even though I don't agree most of the time with Jim C, I give him credit for being a man of conviction about Bubbles.

He has flatly predicted that Bubbles will WIN the LPGA championship. No top five or top ten for Big Jim.

That takes a lot of nerve (or blind faith?) since Bubbles hasn't played a round of competitive golf for four months and won't play again for another month.

But Jimbo only shoots for the stars. Good for him.
04/29/07 @ 07:15
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Some predictions for 2007 and 2008 as requested:

- by end of 2007 she will be a champion of a womens professional event.
- by the end of 2008, she will have made a cut in a mens professional event on at least one of the 3 premier tours. That's pga, european and japanese tours. So making another cut on the 4th best tour, the Asian tour doesn't count for this.
04/29/07 @ 10:48

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