At least Peyton Manning's always won more than Michelle Wie
Peyton Manning’s taking a lot of heat right now for coming up small in another big game. Deservedly so. And it didn’t help that Manning tried to shift the blame with a weak, “I’m trying to be a good teammate here, but we had some protection problems.”
Hint: If you feel the need to start a sentence with “I’m trying to be a good teammate” or “No offense intended, but", it’s probably better kept to yourself.
Still, at least Colts fans can take solace that Manning’s shown himself to be more of an winner than a pure marketing machine creation. Like, oh I don’t know, Michelle Wie for example.
Manning’s more like Phil Mickeslon before he won that first major. He’s won plenty of games, he just hasn’t won the big one yet. Whereas Michelle Wie’s would settle for a Scrabble victory about now.
Manning won plenty of high-profile, pressure games as a top quarterback prospect in high school. Sixteen-year-old Michelle Wie is now O for 31 in her pro career. The Sony Open makes 25 LPGA tournaments and six PGA events for the seasoned excuse maker.
Peyton only wishes he had that many playoff chances. He could have used Wie’s “I want some chocolate” line after his Sunday of spraying passes. Might have saved him some trouble.
Of course, Manning cannot just shrug off losses. He’s worried about a legacy, not just a fortune.
Michelle Wie’s place in golf history? That’s sort of laughable right now. But not really her fault. You can chalk that up to the vaunted Team Wie.
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The point is, Michelle is too young for anyone to make a realistic projection right now. It's not as though she's peaked, she's still developing.
Personally, I think she shows more potential than anyone I've seen. But that means nothing right now.
But still give Baldwin some credit. At least he did stay away from Wie-bashing one day. ANd that's something from Baldy.
John D: Yeah, competing with girls their own age does wonders for social behavior and interpersonal skills. Hey, isn't that Morgan Pressel making creepy comments about Michelle in S.I.? There's Morgan throwing a tantrum on live TV! What a credit to womanhood!
Cheap B: I hated the Steelers since the day I witnessed, live, the 'immaculate reception'. (I was a Raiders fan). I've been emotionally scarred since. I can still hear Curt Gowdy intoning "I can't...believe...what we've witnessed...here today."
If you weren't a bigger fool, you would not have to ask him for the time of day. At least he is a US Senator. Who are you?
Michelle Wie has improved dramatically. Last year George claimed that Ryan Leaf was better than Michelle. Now Chris Baldwin is comparing her to Peyton Manning. **
The scary part, Jim, is you probably believe there's actually some sort of logical progression one could discern between the Leaf-Wie and Manning-Wie comparisons.
Know what Ah mean, Vern?
Chris, it's so sad that you have to beat up on a talented 16 year old(you started at this when she was 14!) who's only "crime" was to want to play against the best competition she can find. If she was a guy, you would probably find that heroic. Actually, you show thank Michelle -- before she came along nobody ever gave a damn what you wrote.
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