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Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Hip-hop is not that dangerous...you're thinking of break dancing, perhaps, or some of the advanced hip-hop that you see on television.
2008-02-20 @ 20:12
Comment from: Bruce Stasch [Visitor] Email
She's done, toast, finished. Take that last lap around the track baby. The lady's past her expiration date. I think I hear the fat lady singing.

If she were a movie star and had as many bad films she'd be a footnote in some history book. If she were a singer they'd cancel her contract. If she she were milk we'd have to throw her out.

She gets way too much attention for someone that hasn't done anything.

Even Hillary Lunke won something on the LPGA.

Can't we move on?
2008-02-20 @ 20:43
Comment from: patricia [Visitor] Email
I'm so hoping for a Michelle Wie comeback!
2008-02-20 @ 22:45
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Hip-Hop dancing is a course at Stanford? No wonder the education system in the USA is a joke around the world!
2008-02-21 @ 00:33
Comment from: Art [Visitor] Email
When I heard that Bubbles wrists will never be the same I also thought she was looking for an excuse in case she did not make the cut, which she has a chance to make.
Of course after her first wayward tee shot it's all over for her.
Irish Golfer, Bubbles is not even close to being Mentally tough. Her Parents made that happen by throwing her to the Sharks(PGA) when she was still growing mentally and Emotionally. When your young and having fun and beating everyone in sight it's not mental toughness, it's a go for broke attitude. You do not even realize how hard out in the real world. If her parents had not put her up against the men She would be a Star today. Of course all those women libbers who hate men are partly responsible also. Don't get me wrong I love women libbers,(makes my life easier) but they make bad choices and want to blame men for their Shortcomings and Problems.
The good thing is at least she legal. Go Earnie
2008-02-21 @ 01:42
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
irish golfer,

The title of this blog is "seven reasons why Michelle Wie will never be number One."

When you say that you "think she will do it," are you stating that she actually will become the number one female golfer in the world?

Surely, you jest.
2008-02-21 @ 09:31
Comment from: BV [Visitor]
I think #7 is probably the biggest obstacle at present. Tough as he*l to WIN if you don't play on Sunday.

Surprising indeed is the fact that "ronmon" hasn't been on THIS blog with his whining, gloom and doom posts. I guess he hasn't dug this deep into the blogosphere! ;)
2008-02-21 @ 15:18
Comment from: AFY [Visitor] Email
Methinks #6 is the reason she don't ever make it to #1.

She had a good day today, hopefully she makes a cut this week.


2008-02-21 @ 18:39
Comment from: raymond [Visitor] Email
#8 She just isn't good enough.

That's the point that just seems to elude people.
2008-02-22 @ 01:03
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email

Since I'm boycotting Mario's blog, I'll write this here. Your analysis of Bubbles' round was spot-on. It's correct to say it was a good round; it would be foolish to deny that. It's also correct to say it was an anomalous round; as you pointed out, 4 fairways, 9 greens and 23 putts means that she was beating the percentages. And one thing about the percentages is that they always catch up to you.

There is something called deviation toward the mean. Her ball-striking was average (for her), but her putting and short game were obviously stellar. Thus, when the last two facets of the game come back down to Earth, her score will move in the opposite direction. I expect this to happen today.

Mind you, I'm not saying she will blow out her round, as it's entirely possible that her long game will be better today. However, what is for sure is that yesterday was an anomaly.
2008-02-22 @ 10:15
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Judge Smails,

The Ko Olina course is perhaps the easiest on which to score on the LPGA tour.

Although Bubbles had a better round by two shots than any she had last year, she is still FIVE strokes from the lead. Fifteen players have shot better in the first round.

I would call her score fair to good in relation to the median scores of the field. Which wouldn't be bad for an 18 year old just starting out on the tour. With the ballyhoo that has preceded Bubbles, it's far below expectations.

The Wiebots seem to be inordinately cautious in their predictions. Maybe they've been singed too often. But look for them to go berserk if Bubbles makes the cut and finishes top 20.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2008-02-22 @ 13:48
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Just remember last year. Wie-Wee had good rounds on Thurs/Fri and went to hell in a handcar on Sat/Sun. Will history repeat itself...probably!
2008-02-22 @ 15:55
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email

Bubbles is dropping on the leaderboard simply because she hasn't started yet and many other players are going low. This is, as you said, a testimonial to the benign conditions of the course. I mention this because it means that unless she shoots under par, she will lose ground.
2008-02-22 @ 16:10
Comment from: Gone Baby Gone [Visitor] Email
Geez, move on to something else already. She is yesterday's news and a half.

This obsession to root for and/or against her is making both sides seem silly.

For the love of Pete...
2008-02-22 @ 16:33
Comment from: Man-of-War [Visitor] Email
Top 7 reasons why Stacy's blog will never make it big:

1. The only reason she gets attention is when she writes about Wie
2. She hates Wie, but Wie is also the only reason people read her blog
3. Psychologcally, she is a bit toemented by Wie
4. When Wie finally fades and gone, Stacy will be so entangled with Wie that she will lose her ability to write about someone else
6. Stacy is jealos of Wie's fame and fortune earned by doing nothing much other than talking like a 3-year old in front of TV
7. 'Girls' are just naturally jealos of other girl's success (though in Stacy's case, 'grandma' is probably more appropriate)
2008-02-22 @ 17:37
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Judge Smails,

The "deviation toward the mean" of which you wrote came to fruition in Bubbles' round yesterday.

Although her game from tee to green improved slightly(she hit eight greens in regulation as opposed to six in her first round, and eleven fairways against nine), her putting returned to Earth, with 29 as opposed to a remarkable 23 on Thursday.

Thus, she could shoot no better than a one over par 73 on a day when the course played so easy and the weather was so benign that 25 platers scored three under par or better. Many shot a LOT better than three under.

She dropped from T16 and five back, to T41 and ten behind. I think it would be kind to say that she was never in contention and thus was never a factor in the tournament.

On second thought, I'll amend that statement.

Bubbles was in contention UNTIL she teed off on Thursday.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2008-02-23 @ 10:00
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Absolutely, Alex. What's funny is how Bubbles once again said that she felt that her score didn't reflect how well she played. You know, that girl reminds me of a joke I once heard involving an optimist, a Shetland Pony and manure.

The only problem is that when you see an empty glass as being half full, it's called delusion.
2008-02-23 @ 10:21
Comment from: Positive Pete [Visitor] Email
My question is why do you write an article that is so negative? Does it make you feel better to belittle other people? Such a negative title.

Why not try to encourage instead of trying to tear people down.....

2008-02-23 @ 19:20
Comment from: Art [Visitor] Email
Hey Pete sounds like when you are pointing your finger at someone, you have 3 fingers pointing back at yourself
2008-02-23 @ 20:21
Comment from: aol [Visitor] Email
Read'em and Wiep. Last place at Ko Olina. Lightning strikes twice. Good thing there's no Sunday round.

Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Just remember last year. Wie-Wee had good rounds on Thurs/Fri and went to hell in a handcar on Sat/Sun. Will history repeat itself...probably!
2008-02-23 @ 21:31
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

We have to look at Bubbles' game objectively.

True, she did finish T73 in last place of those who made the cut. That was the bad news.

The good news is that as long as she makes another cut, she won't finish any worse.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2008-02-23 @ 21:52
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Hey, hold on, Alex! Remember, she really played a lot better than her score indicated. In fact, she always does. It's just that this cruel, cold, callous world doesn't recognize it. It's not fair, either. I mean, a girl who gets $20 million for nothing deserves victories for nothing as well.

Affirmative action all the way around!
2008-02-23 @ 23:22
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Now let me see...you finish tied for last place and you are 20 strokes behind the winner in a 54 hole tournament...then you state that you played very well. This Wiebot has just self destructed...goodbye Michelle and good luck, you will need it.
2008-02-24 @ 00:51
Comment from: coolio [Visitor] Email
Not only is her ass ever expanding, it looks also as if she is developing premature "batwings" (or "grandma arms): her upper arms look quite big and flabby -- not really what could be considered an athletic, trim look.

I guess she is not attending enough hip-hop classes (at Stanford(!) -- no less) and/or eating plenty of junk.

2008-02-24 @ 01:36
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

It is also poetic justice that the one to win and finish 20 strokes ahead of Bubbles should be Paula Creamer.

Perusing the archives of these blogs, you'll find many posts by the Wiebots; Norman and Jim C come readily to mind, that were adamant in stating that Bubbles was far and away a better golfer than Paula.

These birds were positive that Bubbles would far more often than not outscore Paula and her other nemesis, Morgan Pressel. Both Paula and Morgan shot 66's yesterday to Bubbles's 78.

They also liked to denigrate Paula's play; she couldn't close the deal, she choked under pressure, etc. Yeah, right. She finished with three birdies and WON for the fifth time on the LPGA tour.

If Bubbles gets any more sponsor's exemptions, we should petition Henry Waxman to start a congressional investigation. :-)
2008-02-24 @ 08:05
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Judge Smails,

Yes, that Bubbles does continue to amaze. Not on the golf course, but in the interview chair. She is now the female counterpart of "Baghdad Bob."

One of her stats from the Fields just might be unprecedented on the LPGA tour.

She had the same nuber of putts for the three rounds(81) as did Paula Creamer, the eventual winner. And yet she was thrashed by TWENTY strokes!

Bubbles' accuracy and ballstriking must have been sights to behold.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2008-02-24 @ 08:47
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email

Hey, it's the mythical power of positive thinking. I'm just waiting for Bubbles to break out into a rendition of "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" at her next press conference.
2008-02-24 @ 10:52
Comment from: Stacy Solomon [Member]
To Man-Of-War,

1. You obviously don't read my blog on a regular basis which means you only read my blog on the occasion that I write about Wie which means you are obsessed with Wie, not me.

2. I definitely don't hate Michelle Wie, I don't know her. In fact I feel bad for her because of what the "powers that be" have done to her.

3. Tormented?

4. I write about others all the time. Wie gets attention when Wie puts herself in the spotlight.

5. What happened to #5? Uno, dos, tres, quatro, cinco???

6. Don't we all wish we could do that?

7. I'm a very young grandma and could probably kick your butt on the golf course, sonny...

2008-02-24 @ 12:03
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stacy, Judge, et al,

We really shouldn't be too surprised that the Wie Warriors still insist on defending Bubbles and her entourage. Hubris and human nature dictate as much. Very few people want to admit that they've been hoodwinked by Bubbles' shills in the news media and the Golf Channel.

As I said on another thread, most people who have been scammed out of a large portion of their life savings will refuse to say anything bad about the conman who fleeced them.

These characters took the bait from the Wie machine and they most probably will go to their graves thinking that Bubbles is the second coming. However, the number of Wiebots, at least the vocal ones, seems to be decreasing.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2008-02-25 @ 15:10
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
"I kind of hit a couple of shots off-line, found a couple of bad breaks, the putts didn't fall today," Wie said. "But I had a lot of positive shots I can bank off of for the next tournament. Obviously, there's a lot of room for improvement. I felt like I did a pretty good job."

2008-02-26 @ 16:36
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
That "Baghdad Bob" was pure genius!! I see that the Nabisco has offered Michelle an exemption in April. I understand that she will have to qualify for the U.S. Open and the British Open in 2008. If she is not going to play competitive golf until April, I do not give her much hope qualifying. She states that she must play more and more to become competitive, then plays every two months. Could it be that she has become delusional and still thinks she will continue getting all of the exemptions. It looks like she has beefed up a little...Stanford's McDonald Big Macs...and her skirts seem a couple inches longer. micro minis, no more...sigh.
2008-02-26 @ 16:58
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Those big macs and french fries will get you every time!
2008-02-26 @ 17:04
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email

Michelle, we have decided that you are a "golf phenom" and can play competitively with the PGA men. Please do not worry your little head that Tiger can hit a 5 wood 295 yards or a 5 iron 250 yards. Always remember that you have the "girlie power" and you can do anything that you want to do. Do not worry that we spent some of your endorsement money to buy three homes...it really is in your best interest. Go get em, Tigress!

Mommy and Daddy
2008-02-26 @ 17:13
Comment from: Man of War [Visitor] Email

Didn't realize you REALLY are a grandma. Sorry.
2008-02-27 @ 13:22
Comment from: Stacy Solomon [Member]
I'm a very young grandma...nothing to be sorry about.

I'm going to make Julia into the next Michelle Wie so I can retire!
2008-02-27 @ 18:16
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
OK, Stacy, now, if I see you at Maple Moor, I'll know to say, "Hey, granny! How ya doin'?"
2008-02-29 @ 20:10
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

The three main reasons why Bubbles will never be number one are listed in the three top places at the recently-completed HSBS event in Singapore. You might also add the names of Morgan Pressel and about three dozen Korean women.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2008-03-02 @ 14:44
She will most likely never be number one, but consider this:

- tour earnings in 2007: US$ 9,899
- off-tour income (i.e. endorsements etc): US$12.5 Million

Lesson learned: you don't need to be no 1 to rake in the cash!!

(Source: Golf Digest Feb. issue)
2008-03-12 @ 04:31
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

One doesn't even need to be a golfer or anyone connected with sports to rake in the cash.

Consider this: Drug dealers, pimps, prostitues, bookies, loan sharks, strippers, armed robbers, and conmen are among the highest paid professions. Conversely, dedicated teachers, policemen, firefighters, construction tradesmen, and nurses are on the low end of the scale.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2008-03-12 @ 11:37
Comment from: Ashley Alexandra Dupre [Visitor] Email
" Comment from: Alex [Visitor]

One doesn't even need to be a golfer or anyone connected with sports to rake in the cash.

Consider this: Drug dealers, pimps, prostitues, bookies, loan sharks, strippers, armed robbers, and conmen are among the highest paid professions. Conversely, dedicated teachers, policemen, firefighters, construction tradesmen, and nurses are on the low end of the scale."

I'm not a golfer. And I took down the Governor of New York!
2008-03-14 @ 01:44
Comment from: stlouisman [Visitor] Email
I thought that she was overrated from the start. She needs to concentrate on the LPGA and not worry about playing with the men.
2008-07-21 @ 17:06
Comment from: Vern [Visitor] Email
Never underestimate a woman. Maybe she won't make
the cut, but don't be too quick to judge, mainly
becaue you are rich white male prick like all the
rest in this sport, step lightly white boy,
the world is not just yours anymore.
2008-07-27 @ 11:56
Comment from: Bobby [Visitor] Email
With that kind of money already in her pocket she can be forgiven for not having the motivation to be number one.
2008-08-22 @ 08:15

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