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Comment from: Nick [Visitor] Email
She ended at 10 over par, missed the cut, and NBC just showed a horrible play she did on one hole yesterday (Friday). Who cares! It's the fault of the media. They need to focus more on the current players that are doing good NOW. It's getting pretty pathetic.
2008-06-28 @ 17:32
Comment from: Fred [Visitor] Email
Well, here we go again, every time Wie has a bad outing the haters want to voice their pathetic two-cents towards a kid. grown men player hating like some junior high wet behind their ears smart alicks. It is mighty strange that none you so-call know it alls don't mention Natalie Gulbis who has money and sponsors like Wie. I like Gulbis, but i don't see any of you nut cases critiszinf her since she is not having a great season this year and she is an adult and a LPGA regular. we all know that Wie's confidense is low and when some unusual happens she seems to tighten up, but give the girl a break, it is a known fact that most not all athletes have hard time performming after being awarded a big contract. Yes Wie had problems this week mainly because of the 9th hole which you fail to mention in your piece. Give me a break
2008-06-28 @ 20:06
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Fred,

Where would you like that break, your skull or your neck?

As for the ninth hole, no, it was not her problem. Even if Bubbles had parred that hole, she still would have missed the cut by two strokes.

Fred, you seem to have so glommed onto Bubbles that you regard criticism of her as a personal attack. But, face it, it should be obvious now even to the dullest among us that she is no phenom. She is a pretty good LPGA golfer, that's it. Yes, she does have the potential to be an excellent one, but so what? So do lots of other gals.
2008-06-28 @ 22:31
Comment from: bad joke [Visitor]
Bubbles having a bad outing
is the norm
not the exception
2008-06-29 @ 04:24
Comment from: FRED [Visitor] Email
Say Judge did I touch a raw nerve. I can tell where you are coming from by the you call these women, gals. Anyway that is beside the point because when you talk about that ninth hole not many will proform well. I might point out a few male professional golfers the week before did a similar thing and their game didn't do any better. I guess that is a memory block huh? It is very hard to forget a situation where on one hole you throw the tournament away like that by anyone. Confidence it probably the most important thing on a Golf course. Even the great Tiger Woods have suffered from it only he has recovered quicker and we all know Wie is not a Tiger Woods. As for your comment about breaking necks, skulls and etc, I don't think so, 6'9" 350 lbs says you can try.
2008-06-29 @ 07:49
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Yes, I know, everyone is huge on the Internet, Fred. I suppose it has to do with measuring things in bits and bytes. Anyway, it seems like the raw nerve that has been touched is yours.

Oh, and you've really drunk the feminist Kool-Aid, haven't you? Calling women "gals" is tantamount to calling men "guys," and only a complete pinhead would think otherwise.

As for Bubbles, the point is that she was supposed to transcend Woods' greatness, in that she was to be an Amazon golfer who would topple sex barriers. And she and her family did their best to encourage this perception. So she deserves the criticism.
2008-06-29 @ 10:38
Comment from: tealish [Visitor] Email
Haha word, Judge.

Fred: Is "gals" seriously sexist now? What about calling women over 21, "girls"? Demeaning? I'll stick to "women" and "females" to be safe.

Regarding this phenom in Michelle Wie. It's safe to say she's overrated beyond comprehension. Started her young career scoffing at the LPGA tour? Um, I think being a faorly good tour player is looking great just about now.

As an aside, I have no problem with women (PC'd up for you, Fred) on the PGA tour, absolutely none. But they do have to earn their place there. Michelle Wie? Not even close.
2008-06-29 @ 19:41
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Wow big Fred,

6'-9" and 350 pounds. There are meds available that can stunt your growth; otherwise, you are going to have some serious knee and joint issues awaiting you. The largest man ever on record grew to be 8'-11", but died at 22 years old and could not even stand up. By reading your posts about Wie, it is clear that your Brain has already been seriously damaged and is likely to be irreversable. But you may want to check into anti-growth meds, because you could likely break your neck or skull now just by falling down.
2008-06-29 @ 20:44
Comment from: Oliver Sudden [Visitor] Email
The thing that gripes people about Wie is the attention she gets which is clearly undeserved. Two other similar cases that irritate me are all the Zach Johnson commercials and NBC spending so much time on Annika's eagle. Johnson is a very average player but one would think he is Tiger Woods based on the number of commercials he is in. Annika holed a 6 iron for 78 but the way NBC treated it you'd have thought she won the tournament.
2008-06-29 @ 20:50
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
Fred is probably gay.
2008-07-01 @ 08:14

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