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Comment from: Jay [Visitor] Email
Wow! Such viciousness. Now I'm curious as to what did this Taylor Hicks (or his Soul Patrol) did to you to warrant such visceral attack.
2007-01-23 @ 06:42
Comment from: Chris Baldwins' Hairline [Visitor]
Jay, my belief is that they read through some of Chris' past columns and were staggered to learn that someone gets paid (PAID! REAL DOLLARS) to write as badly as he does.

Taylor Hicks aside, I can spot a "Talentless Hack" when I read one.
2007-01-23 @ 07:03
Comment from: gemullins [Visitor] Email
I detect some "taylor" envy here. He'd probably laugh his ass off if he read this, but no doubt he's never heard of you. You really need to move on--the tournament is over. Don't you write a golf blog?
2007-01-23 @ 07:49
Comment from: IaintSayn [Visitor] Email
Wow! Everything you based your rant on is wrong. All the facts. Wrong.

Take this one, for instance, "Taylor Hicks has a small band of overweight desperate housewives for fans who call themselves with much third-grade pride the Soul Patrol."

That should read "...a LARGE band of overweight desperate housewives..."
2007-01-23 @ 08:17
Comment from: claym8t [Visitor] Email
"Taylor Hicks' Soul Patrol of imbeciles no match for us Wie Warriors"

Is it really necessary to write a story without insulting every one. Soul Patrol imbeciles? NO we are not a small band of overweight wives whose husbands are golfers and don't want to come home, I AM A FAN AND AN GOLFER AND PROBABLY COULD BEAT YOUR BUTT
AT BOTH GAMES.. ESPECIALLY GOLF. AND I WOULD WORRY ABOUT MICHELE WIE,, SHE WOLDNT' GIVE YOU A SECOND LOOK. So what if she doesn't need the money,, she plays a great game
of golf.YOU REALLY DO NEED TO GET A LIFE.. If your goal is to insult people, degrade them then you have succeded. you can quit now. find anoth
another perfession. Can you sing or play
golf? You really are a sad sad person.
2007-01-23 @ 08:18
Comment from: Jenram47 [Visitor] Email
Well, you figured out a way to get someone to read your column,,ha ha
2007-01-23 @ 08:31
Comment from: dee [Visitor] Email
People...lets not give anymore attention to this blogger clown...maybe he will dry up and float away.
2007-01-23 @ 08:59
Comment from: Denise [Visitor] Email
Blah Blah Blah offened on several levels Blah Blah Blah!

Glad to hear that we returned the favor of offending you.

Stick to commenting on golf. Using Taylor bashing to get hits on your blog is low.

Do you have private lessons with Howard Stern or are you just a subscriber?
2007-01-23 @ 09:08
Comment from: JewelsR [Visitor] Email
I'm on to you buddy, promtions for Wie while you bash Taylor. OK... I don't get it. Regardless, you certainly did get the Soul Patrol up in arms yesterday. You though, once again, have not done your homework. The article loses impact when you err with your "facts". The site you are referencing is not Taylor Hicks' site, that is simply a fan forum run by someone not affliated with Hicks. I bring this up because you make attempt to have him appear a smarmy huckster with your Paypal and ad on the site references. Hicks site is actually at www.taylorhicks.com. Just straightening that one out. No denying the love for the guy...
2007-01-23 @ 09:28
Comment from: Granny [Visitor]
I think you're sick. You need help bad. I'm really worried about you because you look green. See a doctor, please, for your bad case of envy.
2007-01-23 @ 09:31
Comment from: hickschicks2010 [Visitor] Email
Do you think that it makes me upset that you just insulted my friends and my idol? Nope.

Do you think that it bothers me that you called Taylor a "Talentless Hack"? Nope.

Why? Because stupid little bloggers like yourself think that they are high and mighty for blasting the biggest and strongest fanbase, and I don’t let little specks like you get to me.

I suggest the rest of the SP does the same.

The only thing that really bothers me is that if and when you have a child, they have to inherit half of you genes. God bless your children.
2007-01-23 @ 09:33
Comment from: Lola [Visitor] Email
MORE FREE Publicity!!!! You really are a fan!!! Thanks dude!!
Taylor won as the underdog and as you continue to place him in that role, he is sure to nothing but sell, sell, sell!

Wooooo Hooooo!!!! Soul Patrol!!!

Wie...my son wanted one of those for Christmas.

2007-01-23 @ 09:42
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor] Email
Whoa! Overweight desperate housewives? You don't get out much. Such venom, and hatefulness! Get a freaking life dude. Stick to writing your mind numbingly boring golf blog instead of screwing up facts, and insulting a guy you have absolutely no clue about. I'm sure your viciousness gets you the hits you need, but down boy! Maybe people would actually read this blog if you learned how to write instead of spew.
2007-01-23 @ 09:46
Comment from: Anne [Visitor] Email
Sad. really sad. Soul Patrol and other music fans please don't give this jerk any more attention.
2007-01-23 @ 09:47
Comment from: klewis56 [Visitor] Email
Just sounds like sour grapes to me! I am a bonafide SP'er and proud of it! You I've never heard of and after reading your article I know why! I have a feeling your "career" will be short lived and people won't be put upon by your "talentless writing" for long. Guess you weren't taught the rule that if you can't say something good keep your mouth shut.
2007-01-23 @ 09:49
Comment from: Skates [Visitor] Email
Does this hack actually read what he writes?

"As such, the Soul Patrol goes against everything us Wie Warriors believe in. They worship a guy who's simply a propped up product of a well-oiled hype machine, someone who actually hasn't done anything of any significance."

Is there another athlete in America who has done less to earn obscene and unwarranted rewards than Michelle Wie? Talk about someone who hasn't done anything of any significance."

And if there's a more contrived, shoved-down-our-throats fraud than Michelle Wie, I want to see them.

The fact that this Chris Baldwin bozo actually roots for and fawns over a fabricated so-called talent proves he knows absolutely nothing about golf or life. This guy reminds me of a liberal Democrat -- say whatever you want regardless of if it's true or not and never worry about any reprocussions. God help us all.
2007-01-23 @ 09:58
Comment from: Julie [Visitor] Email
Chris Baldwin the Idiot a.k.a. Wee Warrior,
Even through bad spelling and grammatical errors in an article that is filled with nonsense, I could see that you were risking a heart attack while you spewed out venom against Taylor Hicks.
You're entitled to your own thoughts of course and if you had done that in a civilized way who knows how many Wee warriors wanna bes you would be able to convert... Instead this trash you produced only deserves to be trashed!
2007-01-23 @ 10:02
Comment from: Keep Posting [Visitor]
Hehe! As so many have noted before, the Soul Patrol is the craziest bunch of lunatics yet! Much more fanatical and obsessive than the Claymates. No wonder the gray hair flop was never in the bottom 3! With fans like this, Taylor Hicks needs no enemies! LOL The joke is on the SP!
2007-01-23 @ 10:05
Comment from: Saywhat [Visitor] Email
You are very funny. You're seriously looking for attention. Michelle Wie vs. Taylor Hicks fanbases. Are you for real???

Your article is downright insulting but for some strange reason I am laughing my butt of at the fact that you've now gone from blaming Taylor for Justin and Rush not being at the Bob Hope Classic to now comparing his fanbase to Michele Wie's. I guess his fanbase really did let you have it, didn't they and this your mature way of handling it.

Oh well, Keep talking about Taylor because as they say, there is no such thing as bad publicity..

By the way, I am a golfing fanatic and just between you and me, the Michelle Wie vs. Taylor Hicks fanbase comparison is a bit of a stretch on every level but thanks again for the attention.
2007-01-23 @ 10:08
Comment from: Reality Bites [Visitor] Email
Michelle Wie? WTH is that?

Nuff said dimwit.
2007-01-23 @ 10:11
Comment from: Batgirl [Visitor]
I cannot believe the utter gall. You are a sad, hateful, aging, Balding (you should change your last name to this) "man" (using the term loosely). My estimate of your ramblings here are that you yourself are the man whose overweight, desperate housewife has driven you to your only recourse, your ONLY haven in your life... the golf course - and to write so bitterly about it only scratches the surface of helping you deal (there's medication for that, ya know). I feel bad for you in your sad, lonely little world. By the way, I can't say I'm a true Soul Patroller, but I do enjoy the style of music that Mr. Hicks has given the world. I'm 128 lbs., long dark hair, blue eyes. Not desperate, not overweight. I have taken offense to your generalization of Taylor Hicks fans. How about this for generalization? You fall into the category of desperate, balding husbands with the spare tire around the middle, spend most of your time on the golf course, whose wives turn their attention away from, just to have some kind of haven to go to... works both ways, buddy. You think you can age, be an ass and still have a gorgeous wife cater to your every whim? Wow... like I said, I used the term "man" loosely... sounds like you aren't even close to being a real man.
2007-01-23 @ 10:12
Comment from: tye [Visitor] Email
The fact that you dont like Taylor doesnt bother me.. the fact that you have nothing write about doesnt bother me either.. but i'm confused why you are comparing your "fan club" to Taylors "fan club" and you are proclaiming a "winner".. this blog is really weird.. it reminds me of a 5 year old trying to give a great come back and it sounds like "nut-uh" If i was Michelle Wie i'd be looking for a restraining order..
2007-01-23 @ 10:23
Comment from: MKS [Visitor] Email
Well, I said yesterday you were both hiding behind your golf blog to attack Taylor for some reason and that you are also a coward. Thanks so much for biting the bait and taking it hook, line and sinker to the bottom of your scummy little pond.
I love being right. It makes me smile :)
2007-01-23 @ 10:25
Comment from: Patricia [Visitor] Email
Taylor fans, Justin fans make your voices count or your guy might not make it to Palm Desert next year. The poll is on my blog. Cast your vote and be a part of it.

2007-01-23 @ 10:31
Comment from: News from an insider [Visitor]
I read that in a few weeks, stores will start ripping off the barcodes from Taylor's CD and throwing the CDs in the trash. They return the barcodes for credit toward future purchases. There are about 300,000 CDs that this will happen to. You SP'ers had better run to the bank for a third mortgage on the double-wide QUICK so you can rescue those poor doomed CDs.
2007-01-23 @ 10:34
Comment from: Laughing at the SP!! [Visitor]
America laughs at the Soul Patrol just as America laughs at the the fools on the American Idol audition shows. What a bunch of nutcases that don't realize how stupid they look!
2007-01-23 @ 10:41
Comment from: Rod [Visitor]
The telegram went out and all the gray-haired ladies are flocking to this blog to reprimand Mr. Baldwin for stating his opinion! Word is spreading quickly via morse code! Hold onto your hats, gentlemen. The cavalry is coming!
2007-01-23 @ 10:46
Comment from: poetcindy [Visitor] Email
The Soul Patrol fan base ranges in ages from toddlers to 80 yrs old. Taylor's fans are a very diverse group of fans. It is also filled with many talented people such as writers, poets celebrities and many others. The Soul Patrol does everything they can to raise funds for charities such as Kid One and Studio by the Tracks. Taylor Hicks is a very talented man and on top of that a very respectable man. If you are gonna claim to be a writer then you should get your facts straight or shut the hell up.
2007-01-23 @ 10:57
Comment from: Chris [Visitor] Email
i was nice in my last comment, u twit!!
i cant believe the b**ls you have to dis a man who has been (YES) struggling for 10 years to make his dreams come true. What a sad sad man you are...I see up there, that someone said you have Taylor-Envy...its a very real thing!!!

As for your slam on the Soul Patrol? WTF?

I spent the summer travelling all over the country seeing Taylor and his band, and they are amazing. I have met hundreds of Soul
Patrollers all over the place..tall, short, fat, skinny..all different kinds of people!!
For you to insinuate that we are all fat housewives, is so IGNORANT!!!

I won't slam golf fans, because my father
is one, and I love Tiger...

but dude, lay off Taylor, and lay off of
us!!!

2007-01-23 @ 11:00
Comment from: Congratulations, Chris! [Visitor]
For Gray Charles to pop over and acknowledge your blog, there must be some heavy-duty hair-pulling going on in the Soul Patrol. I see that they're using a picture for the new single cover that has their guy with photo-shopped dark hair around his face; bad angle for his nose, too.
2007-01-23 @ 11:13
Comment from: Spinning [Visitor]
The Soul Patrol is spinning wildly out of control over this blog, they have outdone Taylor Hicks in looking pathetically shameful!
2007-01-23 @ 11:18
Comment from: Woo-hoo! [Visitor]
You reeled in the big fish, but he doesn't seem to know that the word went out for the SP'ers to STOP coming here to give you more hits. Now they'll be baaaack... Seriously, though, is it true that 300,000 of Taylor's CDs will be thrown in the garbage to get the barcode credit? Tsk tsk. Think of all that plastic that could be recycled.
2007-01-23 @ 11:20
Comment from: hickschicks2010 [Visitor] Email
SP, Gray has spoken. Leave the blog alone. There is no reason to deal with this guy any longer.
2007-01-23 @ 11:32
Comment from: Hank [Visitor] Email
I used to think this is about Taylor Hicks and Justin somebody and when did Michelle Wie get in to this mess.
2007-01-23 @ 11:35
Comment from: ToddCommish [Visitor] Email
Dude, I think you caught your limit.

Better go trolling in other waters now...

Perhaps Justin Timberlake fans to lower your average reader age...?
2007-01-23 @ 11:35
Comment from: Osiris [Visitor]
Considering the fact that you linked to a past article in which you lambasted Wie for "pimp(ing) some sparkly watch" while you were writing here that she would never do such a thing, I have to wonder if this whole article is your failed attempt at satire or if you really are just that stupid.
2007-01-23 @ 11:36
Comment from: Beth [Visitor] Email
Wow, you sure know how to ride the coat tails of someone that actually has made it to the bigtime. You write a post, on your insignificant website bashing someone from American Idol and get hundreds if not thousands of hits. You may not be as ignorant as your post makes you sound.
2007-01-23 @ 12:07
Comment from: Marlyn MacLaughlin [Visitor] Email
You arrogant, pompous, self-righteous old fool! What gives you the right to compare groups of people. Given the fact that tthis is America, and as such we are all free to support whatever hero we choose to, why would you try to incite a riot through invidious, pre-K name calling? The fact of the matter is that we all like and follow the careers of those we chose to follow and a Groupie by any other name is still a Groupie.

Wise up and get a life before you choke on your words.
2007-01-23 @ 12:13
Comment from: Mary [Visitor] Email
Chris,
Your blogs are getting worse. Well done, that was a hard thing to achieve but you have achieved it.
2007-01-23 @ 12:13
Comment from: Stephanie [Visitor] Email
Might I remind you that I'm a 27-year-old SINGLE Canadian? That's way out of the "desperate middle-age housewife" age bracket you describe Taylor's fans as.
You seriously need to have your head examined. What has Taylor done to you to deserve such bashing? The Soul Patrol is a very diverse, supportive group and to trash us like you've done is way out of line. Do something more meaningful in your blogs - like commenting on GOLF - and leave Taylor to us. Get a life, you moron!
2007-01-23 @ 12:17
Comment from: AmyH [Visitor] Email
Grow the hell up.
2007-01-23 @ 12:19
Comment from: SherBear [Visitor] Email
I'm sorry, Taylor is singing in my ear,
and I got distracted, didn't read the whole blog cuz it got boring after the first sentence. Just stoppin in to say hi and ask you how your "wie" is doin...
Have a great day!
2007-01-23 @ 12:20
Comment from: Totally TINKED [Visitor] Email
I am 29 years old, single, full time nursing student. How dare you say that Taylor's fans are over weight house wifes?? ARE YOU out of your mind? Step into reality, Taylor brought more than just GREAT awesome music back to the pathetic way music has been lately, he brought class, charm, good manners and not to mention SEXY back to america. if you don't like his music FINE DON'T Listen to it STUPID, but don't talk trash just because you 'think' you can. Get a grip and step into reality for a bit. And further more if that is your picture up there, maybe YOU need to take a few lessons from Taylor ... he certainly looks a million and one times better than you do!!
Sincerly Tink
2007-01-23 @ 12:26
Comment from: Soul Patrol? [Visitor]
"SP, Gray has spoken. Leave the blog alone. There is no reason to deal with this guy any longer."

Talk about mindless sheep...Does your leader tell you when to take a crap too?

I can't fathom how sad and empty a life you must live to care so deeply about what a golf blogger says about a "singer". These are some of the most disturbing responses to a post I have ever seen, you can feel the anger and venom coming through every red-faced response. If some of you had spent as much time on your schoolwork as you did on crafting these responses you might have passed the 4th grade.

My advice to the "Soul Patrol" is to un-wad your panties, break out your Bon-Bon's, put on another crappy Michael McDonald "light" single and keep an eye out for the repo man.
2007-01-23 @ 12:27
Comment from: funyfkr2 [Visitor] Email
So..I hope you feel better now A**hole. Its ok though..Taylor will go to sleep tonight knowing that he is a platinum recording artist with fans that love him because he touches
their hearts..not because he gets off on trying to make others feel like shit. Take a look in the mirror buddy..cause somewhere along the way someone told you had room to talk about other people.....they lied.

~Sarah

SOUL PATROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2007-01-23 @ 12:32
Comment from: "Sole" Patrol [Visitor] Email
"Might I remind you that I'm a 27-year-old SINGLE Canadian?"

The "Soul" Patrol are you kidding me??? White women from Canada are now claiming to be members alongside the countless rednecks who worship a fat, pre-maturely gray haired, talentless goober.

You people have about as much soul as Steve Martin in "The Jerk". My shoes have more soul than the entire "soul" patrol.
2007-01-23 @ 12:35
Comment from: specialguest [Visitor]
Karma - that's all I can say - it'll kick you you in the butt...
2007-01-23 @ 12:42
Comment from: Degree In Crying [Visitor]
Soul Patrol got their "degree in crying". Wah Wah.....a golf blogger gave his opinion of their "God" Taylor Hicks, and they all come running. Keep it up Soul Patrol! Every journalist out their already knows they'll recieve the wrath of the SP if nary a negative is published concerning Taylor Hicks. It's become a running joke! I'm sure you "make Taylor proud"! Not!
2007-01-23 @ 12:43
Comment from: MJ's [Visitor]
So where are MJ and the miserable, snarky, depressed "anti-soul patrol" Hicks fanatics? They gotta be around here somewhere!
2007-01-23 @ 12:50
Comment from: funyfkr2 [Visitor] Email
In response to Sole Patrol (original btw)

So apparently you have a thing against pre-mature gray haired guys? Not exactley sure of the point your trying to make. I find it funny that someone who obviously would rather have their arms cut off than listen to or pay any attention to Taylor..would presume they know soo much about him or his fans. Oh well..more for us!!

~Sarah
2007-01-23 @ 12:51
Comment from: Seriously... [Visitor]
Have you SEEN the photo they're using on the cover of his single? His mama might be from Alabama, but his pappy must have been the Middle Eastern FedEx guy. :)
2007-01-23 @ 12:52
Comment from: sandiegosoul [Visitor] Email
Ah, jealousy rears it's ugly head here.

That's all I can think of when I read your hatred and venum. Taylor is the BEST thing EVER to come out of AI - he has more talent, looks, charisma, and more CLASS than you'll ever know in your sad, shallow life.

2007-01-23 @ 12:54
Comment from: sandiegosoul [Visitor] Email
"....Have you SEEN the photo they're using on the cover of his single? His mama might be from Alabama, but his pappy must have been the Middle Eastern FedEx guy. :) ...:
--------
Uhm you dumn ignorant bastard. Taylor's dad is a respected dentist in Alabama - and that's DR. HICKS to you, jealous moron that you are.
2007-01-23 @ 12:56
Comment from: Chris [Visitor] Email
i just have to comment again. i dont know
why, i just do.

some definitions for all u haters:

harsh [hahrsh] adj.
ungentle and unpleasant in action or effect.

cruel [kroo-uhl] adj.
willfully or knowingly causing pain or
distress to others.

jealous [jel-uhs] adj.
feeling resentment against someone because
of that person's rivalry, success, or
advantages.

meanspirited [meen-spir-i-tid] adj.
having or characterized by a malicious or
petty spirit.

nasty [nas-tee] adj.
vicious, spiteful, or ugly.

and one word that we will always do:

defend [di-fend] v.
to ward off attack from; guard against
insult or injury; to support in the face
of criticism.

thank you very much.
2007-01-23 @ 12:58
Comment from: Jaime [Visitor] Email
Enough time wasted on such an idot. This so called writer (my three year old would do better) is obviously jealous. Facts are Taylor's alblum went platinum without radio time. He is an amazing musical genius with more talent and SOUL in his little finger than thisman and his "pappy" would have in their whole body. This article only proves that "Chris" here needs to make a career change. Nothing more. Taylor's fan's love him and this guy knows we will read anything written about him, there fore making his article be seen as being read the most. He is just merely using Taylor to get a few readers, how sick, pathetic, and SAD is that?
2007-01-23 @ 13:05
Comment from: sp120 [Visitor] Email
I love Taylor- and I am sure Miss Michelle
is lovely.

Can't we all get along?

Or at least say we don't like each other
without all the insults and misinformation???

PS. Taylor made golf interesting to me


2007-01-23 @ 13:07
Comment from: Platinum? [Visitor]
572,000 albums is platinum? Oh yeah, American Idol had his label shipp 1,000,000 so that they could claim Hicks platinum for new season ratings!
2007-01-23 @ 13:09
Comment from: lisa [Visitor] Email
What a sad pathetic soul. What would possess you to attack a celebrity guest at a golf tournament? Perhaps you should take a time out and reflect on your motives. And what are your credentials for judging musical talent? You are really mentally twisted.

Perhaps you can share your research on the demographics of Taylor Hicks' fans. Of course, you have nothing to support that but your loud mouth and empty head. What is amusing about your description of Hicks' fans is how much it matches the demographics of your readership audience. According to the demographics compiled by the PGA, your readership consists of age 60+ men and their equally old wives. Golf is an old folks game (not sport)and that is who your readership consists of.

Its easy to see why you are limited to writing about golf...how much lower could a writer stoop. I hope you don't try to pass yourself off as a sports writer because you are not.

Chris you are just a loud mouth overly emotional fool. The proof is in your own words. You have made yourself once again look like a fool. You have a total disregard for truth and facts. It must have really bugged you when fans were following Taylor around asking for photos and autographs. And it obviously bugged you when you received the negative feedback. So you lashed out like a toddler.

Since you are so critical of people's physical appearance, why don't you post a recent photo of yourself. The one you post is rather old. Exactly how bald are you now? Putting hair aside...since when does a homely looking, balding, boring man have the right to put down the physical appearances of Taylor or your perception of his fanbase.

2007-01-23 @ 13:12
Comment from: chriswho? [Visitor] Email
Chris,
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity
2007-01-23 @ 13:13
Comment from: sandiegosoul [Visitor] Email
Yes, 572,000 is PLATINUM - if you have an issue with that, go write and complain to the RIAA, which certified it Platinum - it will look nice hanging next to his GOLD single.

Too bad you don't know how the music industry works, idiot.

"Just To Feel That Way" - impacting on your local radio station Feb. 5!!
2007-01-23 @ 13:13
Comment from: gotyournumber [Visitor] Email
I bet your wife wants you on the golf course 24/7. Wait, that would be if you could find someone stupid enough to marry you in the first place.
2007-01-23 @ 13:22
Comment from: Baffled [Visitor] Email
Chris Baldwin huh?
Golf publicist??
Never heard of you.

FYI: I'm not over-weight and my husband does not play golf. And your picture above does absolutely nothing for me. I guess if I looked up your name in the dictionary it would say JEALOUS beside it.
2007-01-23 @ 13:24
Comment from: Sherri Miller [Visitor] Email
It's one thing to be negative towards someone, but your entry is nothing short of hateful. Name calling...Grow up...
2007-01-23 @ 13:28
Comment from: sarahx [Visitor] Email
It's obvious this guy needs some psychological counseling. Apparently nobody is paying attention LOL!

Nice try, Chris - now go back to to being a nothing blogger and leave the term "CLASSY" in the hands of someone who truly is - Taylor Hicks! You da man, Tay!
2007-01-23 @ 13:30
Comment from: funyfkr2 [Visitor] Email
My guess Chris..is that you would do about anything..'Just to Feel That Way'..aahahahahahahah..this is fun!

What up SP'ers!!! So how ya'll doin?

*Jumps off soap box...NEXT!*

2007-01-23 @ 13:34
Comment from: sarahx [Visitor] Email
Chris - Your penis envy must have started when you were just a lad, apparently. You just wish you were half the "man" Taylor is huh? tsk tsk!
2007-01-23 @ 13:36
Comment from: Jill Martin [Visitor] Email
I was gonna bash you - because I AM A TAYLOR HICKS FAN and I love his REAL music - but looks like everyone else has done that already. Taylor is a class act - obviously you don't know as much about him as you THINK you know.
2007-01-23 @ 13:37
Comment from: Sherri Miller [Visitor] Email
Did you fail to make it through the AI auditions? LOL

You've done it now, you've made a fool of youself for the whole soul patrol to see....

You wouldn't know talent if it bit you in the ase.
2007-01-23 @ 13:38
Comment from: Angry golf fan [Visitor] Email
Chris Baldwin,
You turned an enjoyable BHCC event into something ugly. Your comments are insulting for us golf fans.

Travelgolf,
Why would you allow a writer to post twice (and even more negative the second time around) about someone who was invited to participate in the BHCC. What the hell is that?
2007-01-23 @ 13:38
Comment from: RecedingHairlinesSuck [Visitor]
Two words for you: Goober Smooch! Someone didn't get enough hugs from Mama.
2007-01-23 @ 13:38
Comment from: lisa [Visitor] Email
"Oh for the days when Rush Limbaugh strolled the fairways smooching a cigar, getting cheers from fans who planted huge signs for him on the sides of their homes. (There's a lot more red in Palm Springs than you'd first think)."

That says it all. Chris' idol is Rush Limbaugh.

Chris is upset that his red neck idol wasn't getting the cheers from the fans and Taylor was.

Anyone who idiolizes Rush Limbaugh is a mindless, red neck fool.
2007-01-23 @ 13:42
Comment from: Jodie [Visitor] Email
ok yet another "Soul Patroler" proudly displaying her badge. I am not going to bother to even justify what your saying. Why should I? You cann not even post a valid claim! You call yourself a writer? You should be ashamed! You say Taylor has no talent and should not have won American Idol? Hmm I think you have no talent and should give up writing for say yet another passion? Maybe Comedy? Because your to funny!
You really should check the facts and get them right before you post your article. It makes you look bad.
I some how read jealiousy for Taylors fan base in your post. Oh maybe you just had a bad day and Taylor bumped you out of line at your local McDonalds. Or maybe us soul patrolers took away your favorite toy this christmas?
As for the comment about graycharles. Again funny humor here, People really need to control yourselves! Gray is a far more talented writer then I see in this article, you should be so lucky to have him as an inspiration! You need to go home now that you have an agry crowd chaseing you! I can hear your mommy calling you. I think its time for a spanking, you never did listen to her when it came to being politie
2007-01-23 @ 13:43
Comment from: funyfkr2 [Visitor] Email
God..I hope for your sake that non of your readers were Taylor fans..doesnt look like you could afford to loose any of them.

Your messin with the wrong crowd buddy.
2007-01-23 @ 13:44
Comment from: momofwillandgrace [Visitor] Email
Chris - I am actually a trim, 40 something, mom of 4 with a 10 handicap - not tour caliber, but I can certainly tee-it up with pride. I am also a loyal member of the soul patrol.

You are a bombastic, sniveling, mean-sprited, and apparently folically challenged boy with a Michele Wie fettish. Anybody paying to hear you do anything?
2007-01-23 @ 13:50
Comment from: Huh? [Visitor]
Why should Chris have penis envy? Do you ignorant fools not even know which team your hero plays on? There is enough penis to go around I think.
2007-01-23 @ 13:50
Comment from: Gay Tay? [Visitor]
Gay Tay? Yes, I would say! All this talk of penis might cause Tay to come out and play!
2007-01-23 @ 13:54
Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
>>>Your messin with the wrong crowd buddy.

The intelligent crowd is that-a-way ~~>
and has absolutely nothing to do with the Soul Patrol.
2007-01-23 @ 13:57
Comment from: Angry golf fan [Visitor]
Travelgolf, The stereotype of 'overweight desperate housewives' from Chris Baldwin was just disgusting. I am a professional asian woman who enjoys playing and watching golf. I will make sure not to visit your site again or recommend it to my family who are avid golfers.
2007-01-23 @ 14:01
Comment from: sarahx [Visitor] Email
Let's leave Chris to slither away back under the rock he crawled out of. Bye, loser!
2007-01-23 @ 14:01
Comment from: JaydensMeeMaw [Visitor] Email
Me thinks you must have a "wie willie" to have this much anger over Mr. Hicks.
2007-01-23 @ 14:02
Comment from: Josie [Visitor] Email
Chris, you have it ALL wrong! I'm actually in my mid-30's, single w/no kids. I'm really cute and I don't have a weight problem and guess what? I am Taylor Hicks biggest fan! So, what you said is complete BULLSHIT! Chris, YOU have issues, man!
2007-01-23 @ 14:03
Comment from: Jen [Visitor] Email
Just exactly how old are you that you are a 'Wie Warrior'?

Michelle Wie is a young teen and you seem
to be a very frustrated grown man fawing
over her. Just exactly how different is
that from the 'overweight desperate housewives'?
2007-01-23 @ 14:04
Comment from: Chris [Visitor] Email
Gay Tay? Yes, I would say! All this talk of penis might cause Tay to come out and play!

that is by far the meanest thing i have
ever seen...

how dare you??

2007-01-23 @ 14:05
Comment from: So... [Visitor]
Is he gay or not? Anybody know?
2007-01-23 @ 14:06
Comment from: WHAT? [Visitor]
Why would saying Taylor is gay be the meanest thing you have ever seen? Are Soul Patrolers homophobic?
2007-01-23 @ 14:07
Comment from: Josie [Visitor] Email
NO! He is not gay!
2007-01-23 @ 14:09
Comment from: Chris [Visitor] Email
no, not homophobic, i would support him now
matter what team he plays for.
but to bring that up, in a discussion on a
effin comment board, is cruel and mean.

gay or not, he is the coolest dude you could ever meet, and he has manners, which is
something alot of you seem to not have.

im floored!!
2007-01-23 @ 14:11
Comment from: Soul Patrol is homophobic! [Visitor]
Now it's "cruel and mean" to bring up a simple question about the preferences of a person in the public spotlight? It's a wrap, folks! Spread the word. Soul Patrol = anti-gay.
2007-01-23 @ 14:14
Comment from: Jen [Visitor] Email
Gray is right. This guy knows he'll get hits on his blog by mentioning Taylor's
name. It comes up in everyone's google
alerts.
He's using Taylor's popularity for his
own personal gain on his otherwise boring
blog.

I bet the golf channel never got so many
hits since Taylor appeared at the Classic

Now he's trying to reap some of the
benefits.


2007-01-23 @ 14:18
Comment from: bhamgirl [Visitor]
WOO!! Jealous are we?!! No, I'm not an overweight middle aged housewife either. Taylor is a very talented musician, who like other celebrities were INVITED to play in the tournament. America chose HIM. Millions of us. I agree with everyone else on here. You need to get a life and get over Michelle Wie and get all of your facts straight prior to posting an article like this one. Were your intentions to stir up the crowds? If so you suceeded. If not, then you have a poor pitiful life. But then again, you do write for a golf blog.
2007-01-23 @ 14:20
Comment from: funyfkr2 [Visitor] Email
WOW..just goes to show..some people have no limits. You were the ones using homosexuality as a dig on someone..not us. As if you werent using it in a way to make try and tear him apart..give me a break..the mans not gay...really..try again..with a little less pathetic involved huh?
2007-01-23 @ 14:24
Comment from: Soul Patrol = Anti-Gay [Visitor]
Once again, somebody associates a gay comment with being a "dig" on someone. Actually, whether Taylor is gay or straight, the important thing is that he is single. If he ever hooks up with somebody, half the old ladies will drop him because he won't be the same in their fantasies. They call him "son" but to hide the lust...
2007-01-23 @ 14:27
Comment from: pattycake [Visitor] Email
hey chris, was surprised to hear you're a "warrior." not so surprised to find out you're "wee."
2007-01-23 @ 14:28
Comment from: Fare-way [Visitor] Email
C'mon Chris. Two blogs in one week that express your obvious dislike for Taylor Hicks. Might you have a closet obsession for the gray-haired crooner? I thought he added something positive to the tournament and enjoyed his presence. Usually enjoy your blogs but sure wish you had given Taylor a listen before your attack. You may have rethought your nasty and negative rhetoric.
2007-01-23 @ 14:31
Comment from: SherBear [Visitor] Email
Just To Feel That Way (cuz obviously there
are some jealous peeps in the hizzy)
By Taylor Hicks

I feel you letting go
Holding on, caught in between
Could you risk the pain
Take the chance your heart might bleed
Just to feel that way

Can't keep running in circles
I'm standing right here
Could you rewrite the story
But trade all the tears
Oh it's not too late to feel that way

Take a walk on the wire
I won't let you go
We'll follow the streetlights
Down this jagged road
We'll break it all open
Finding our way
We might end up broken and wounded
But baby it's worth it
for even one day
Just to feel that way

Let this moment unravel
and we'll be alright
The world might be gone tomorrow
But we're here tonight
Oh it's not too late just to feel that way
Let's walk on the wire
I won't let you go
We'll follow the streetlights
Down this jagged road
We'll break it all open
Finding our way
We might end up broken and wounded
But baby it's worth it
For even one day

Just to fall apart
I don't care
I'm not going anywhere
Without you being here by my side
Yeah I just don't feel right
We'll follow the streetlights

Let's walk on the wire
I won't let you go
We'll follow the streetlights
Down this jagged road
We'll break it all open
Finding our way
We might end up broken and wounded
But baby it's worth it
For even one day
For even one day
Just to feel that way
Just to feel that way
2007-01-23 @ 14:32
Comment from: Josie [Visitor] Email
Well, if half the old ladies want to drop him, they were not true fans to begin with! That's why it's always about the music and NOTHING else!
2007-01-23 @ 14:33
Comment from: Talk about hokey! [Visitor]
That is one of the most assinine songs I have ever seen. Just perfect for its challenged audience I guess.
2007-01-23 @ 14:39
Comment from: Jen [Visitor] Email
Josie,

For the record.. it isn't always just
about the music. 'Jus sayin'....
2007-01-23 @ 14:40
Comment from: Kayla [Visitor] Email
This is the kind of preschool reaction I see from people like you who have "issues" with themselves. I hope that you get your junk figured out and can apologize to the country who voted this man in. Obviously you are an outnumbered outfit. Maybe you might get YOUR army of millions to back your cause next time!
2007-01-23 @ 14:41
Comment from: SherBear [Visitor] Email
WOW people ARE really jealous....
It's too bad.... why don't you walk
TOWARDS the light, instead of walking
away from it. It's warm and friendly,
AS OPPOSED TO WHATEVER THIS IS...
Smile and try to have a nice day!!
2007-01-23 @ 14:44
Comment from: funyfkr2 [Visitor] Email
Hi Sherry!!!!
I agree hunny...there is nothing good that can come out of this.

I wouldnt want my blog to be a place with htis kind of negative vibe...Im out.

SOUL PATROL FOREVER BABY!!!
2007-01-23 @ 14:51
Comment from: overweight desperate housewife [Visitor] Email
Overweight-yep,that is right I am. Please forgive me Chris-I now know it is a sin to be overweight and have a favorite musician,let alone be in a fan club.
Desperate-yep,you betcha-desperate for some good "makes you feel good" music,which is exactly what millions of fans find in Taylor's music.
Housewife-yep,and hubby is right there with me, attending Taylor's concerts.
Third grade pride-right again-Soul Patrol members have the heart of a child-The good deeds they do are too numerous to mention-I'd be typing all day. I won't list them-there is no need to prove anything to you.
At war with the Wie Warriors-wow-I pray for peace not war,especially with a fellow American.
So Chris,maybe one day our paths will cross and you can say all this rubbish to me face to face and then I can say to you-"Sorry you feel that way,but I forgive you for your mean-spirited outlash to myself and others you don't really even know."
2007-01-23 @ 14:52
Comment from: sebby [Visitor]
I thought this was a golf blog!! You are embarassing Travel Golf, as well as yourself. This blog is more like a gossip column. (You are aware, by the way, that when you slander someone in print, you can be sued. I'd be very careful to check the facts before you "blog" - as you have crossed way over the line.) It's obvious that you've now attracted the trolls who will infiltrate any fan site just to stir things up. How do your fellow golf bloggers feel about you? It's time for you to shut up or put up, as the saying goes. What goes round, comes round. Your 15 minutes are up.
2007-01-23 @ 14:54
Comment from: funyfkr2 [Visitor] Email
AMEN SISTER!!!! I think you just said what we've all been trying to say..

Thank You
2007-01-23 @ 14:54
Comment from: Matthew [Visitor] Email
What a pretentious blow hard you are.
Your hostility isn't even interesting enough to warrant the kind of attention you're getting. Sad that by artlessly attacking someone with actual talent and fans you are receiving the largest audience your irrelevant little "cloumn" has ever had. Millions of people have purchased Taylor Hick's CDs. Who the f has ever heard of Chris Baldwin ....?
Yeah... no one. But at least be a man and don't drag innocent Michelle Wie into your bizarre childish tantrum.
2007-01-23 @ 15:01
Comment from: Josie [Visitor] Email
Thanks Matthew!
2007-01-23 @ 15:08
Comment from: Sue in Maryland [Visitor] Email
Taylor does not care about the money.
The only thing he has bought so far is
a digital camera to record his touring
stops while on the road.

Taylor is all about the music - which is
awesome. If you had "soul" you would
connect with his music.

Taylor never said he was a golfer. He
just enjoys golfing.

As one of his songs says-
"Cut him some slack"!!!
2007-01-23 @ 15:12
Comment from: Sue in Maryland [Visitor] Email
Oh yeah - I almost forgot:

Sorry you have such a "Wie" brain!
2007-01-23 @ 15:14
Comment from: MJ Childress [Visitor] Email
Chris...they say that laughter is the best medicine, if so, then I have OD'ED on your lastest Taylor Hicks hack job!

I'll try to keep this brief. Please, do yourself a favor, get the facts before you write your little articles. Your so called factual comments on "Taylor Hicks Website" is completely INCORRECT. Without further ado, please, before you get sued, here are the OFFICIAL (so far) websites for TAYLOR HICKS.

www.taylorhicks.com
www.graycharles.com
www.myspaceTaylorhicks.com

IF you GOOGLE Taylor's name, you will see hundreds of websites with "Soul Patrol" in the name and other websites for him. These are NOT HIS PERSONAL websites, but those of HIS FANS. For the record, Taylor is not officially connected to ANY of them, other than the three above.

Taylor's fans are called "THE SOUL PATROL" for a reason, it began while he was a contestant on American Idol. American Idol did NOT vote for Taylor, it is NOT UP to American Idol on who the WINNER will be, that is decided by his fans and their votes, 43.5 MILLION. Speaking of which, I would say that's far from being a small fan base.

No matter your impression of Taylor's dedicated fans, they come from all walks of life, young, middle age, every age. His fans come from around the world, thus, The International Taylor Hicks Soul Patrol, The Candian Soul Patrol, and to many more to list, I hope you get the point?

If I were in your place, thankfully I am not, I would certainly stick to a subject I have researched. But, cheer up Chris, you can make amends, Taylor has been invited to another golf tourney for this summer, its a done deal.
2007-01-23 @ 15:14
Comment from: Taylor Who??? [Visitor] Email
"I thought this was a golf blog!! You are embarassing Travel Golf, as well as yourself."

The only embarassing thing I have seen on this blog is the fanactical behavior from this nobody's fan base. Personal attacks, thinly concealed threats and a blind hatred for anyone who doesn't think that this guy is the best thing since sliced bread. I am impressed by your devotion however misguided, but you people should have to wear something to identify who you are when you are mingling with the rest of society.
2007-01-23 @ 15:24
Comment from: Linda [Visitor] Email
Hmmm. What's the big deal? I'm a college student,golf nut, wasn't aware of Mr.Hicks much. Because of this blog fight, I've gone back and listened to some of the guy's music. And youtubed some of his performances to see why all the venom you show. I have a feeling he won that show because of his voice and style of singing. He has a song called Soul Thing that blew me away and I checked out aol sessions and jaw dropped open from performance of a song called Gonna Move. I don't understand why you'd be so intense against the guy even if he doesn't do your kind of music. I don't know too much about his fans, but the guy's voice is pretty hot. Thanks.
2007-01-23 @ 15:31
Comment from: Libbie [Visitor] Email
I used to watch golf a number of years ago and enjoyed it so much - especially in the dead of winter. Now that my kids are older and I have a little time to myself I happily followed Mr. Hicks to the prestigious Bob Hope Classic.
Like my love of music, my love of golf has been renewed due to this very gracious, kind and unassuming young musician.
Unfortunately my time is still limited and any spare $$ goes to our kids' college funds but I can still watch.
But I am so saddened that my enjoyment of this marvelous tournament has been so blighted by the actions of one unbelievably selfish person.
No matter how desperate you may be for attention for your site, how can you have such hatred for someone you don't know ???
And why would you involve something as classy as the Bob Hope tournament in your personal issues ??
It makes no sense on any level.
I am certain many other people who love golf and enjoyed this tournament are equally appalled that you have brought such sleaziness to an event one associates with a great entertainer who would be the first to decry such base behavior and towards an invited guest no less.

I am sorry your need for attenton has caused so much negative publicity for those who were just learning about the game to witness.

Very sad day all around.
2007-01-23 @ 16:09
Comment from: McKenzie [Visitor] Email
And, exactly what have you done with your
life....a golf blog. How exciting!

Could you be a little jealous of a gorgeous
30 year old man.....exactly!
2007-01-23 @ 16:12
Comment from: Dave [Visitor]
This is the funniest blog I have EVER read! A bunch of "supposed" cute, professional women getting irrate and lashing out at a blog opinion! What a bunch of no-life loonies! LOL
2007-01-23 @ 16:19
Comment from: It's The End Of The World! [Visitor]
Hurry, SP!!!! The world is coming to an end! Not everyone LOVES spaz Taylor Hicks! OH NO!!! What shall we do????
2007-01-23 @ 16:21
Comment from: Music Business [Visitor] Email
Maybe all of you Soul Patrol freaks need to spend less time on golf blogs and more time at the stores buying your "Idols" cd.

At his record labels request it was certified platinum meaning it shipped 1 million copies. It has generously sold 572,000 copies(not sure how this is possible with sales hovering around 10,000 a week). Looks like the label was a little optamistic. Taylor may have recieved 43 million votes, but it looks like they came from a few hundred thousand rabid teenie boppers and old hags who power voted 50 times each. This guys claim to fame is lousy harmonica playing, gray hair, and a pot belly--He won't even crack the top 5 most popular Kareoke, I mean Idols.

...and unlike some of these other critics I have actually heard his music and found it to be a tired re-hash of pop/rythm and blues.

2007-01-23 @ 16:21
Comment from: Carol [Visitor] Email
Give the guy a break, I would probably be jealous of Taylor Hicks if I was a man, too.
2007-01-23 @ 16:24
Comment from: REAL musiclover [Visitor] Email
Wow...now you are childishly pitting Taylor and Michelle against each other?! Why don't you take your "little balls" and go home...this proud Soul Patroller won't play your game anymore.
2007-01-23 @ 16:25
Comment from: Susan [Visitor] Email
I know who Taylor Hicks is.Who is
Michelle Wie?
2007-01-23 @ 16:28
Comment from: Josie [Visitor] Email
This is the funniest blog I have EVER read! A bunch of "supposed" cute, professional women getting irrate and lashing out at a blog opinion! What a bunch of no-life loonies! LOL

----------------------------

What does that make you? A no-life loony, as well! Welcome to the club! LOL
2007-01-23 @ 16:29
Comment from: ToddCommish [Visitor] Email
This is awesome. Behold the power of viral retardation!

"I mocked a Taylor Hicks fan. And she told two friends...

And so on, and so on..."
2007-01-23 @ 16:39
Comment from: REAL musiclover [Visitor] Email



This sorry excuse for a "journalist" has actually enable Soul Patrollers and Taylor Hicks' fans to have a new connection to each other!! Thanks for the help.

Perhaps your membership in the golf world should be revoked...since it is supposed to be "gentleman's game".
Oh, Chris? I think I hear your Mommy calling you.
2007-01-23 @ 16:48
Comment from: Susan [Visitor]
My recently retired father in law was the CFO for a major sporting goods company here in the northeast, and he was friendly, and played with many well-known golfers over the years. My husband is a member of three country clubs - one being the local TPC. We will be in Vegas the weekend after next (Super Bowl) for a charity event at the Vegas TPC. (Two of the pros who played in the BHCC are also playing at this event.) We are huge fans of Taylor, and find the Baldwin blogs beyond offensive. I am bringing copies of the blogs with me to Vegas, and plan on giving them to the pros who played in the BHCC, to the owner/manager of the Vegas TPC, and to anyone else interested in reading them. I can assure you that Mr. Baldwin will be a major topic of discussion at any golf-related function I attend while we are in Las Vegas. He will no doubt, get more attention than he bargained for. (Perhaps Justin's PR team can help Mr. Baldwin out when the media comes knockin'!)
2007-01-23 @ 17:07
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor] Email
Mr. Baldwin, in your previous Taylor bashing article are you honestly telling us that we should believe that Justin Timberlake is a "serious" artist and an "interesting personality" but Taylor Hicks is a talentless product of a hype machine?
If you had bothered to do a little research on Taylor you would find that he has been a working musician for 10 years and started practicing his craft at a very young age in blues and soul clubs in the south. If I recall Justin started out on the MICKEY MOUSE CLUB.
So tell me again how we are supposed to believe that your comments are relevant?
You are the worst example of what the "media" has to offer.. you are nothing but a pathetic blowhard who is jealous of
someone's long deserved success..


2007-01-23 @ 17:09
Comment from: Karen Emory [Visitor] Email
Chris Baldwin, Who the Hell is Chris Baldwin??? I have never heard of him untill he wrote an article about Taylor Hicks. He knew that if he did that he would get noticed, just like thousands of other writers did. WOOOOO HOOOOO, I am neither overweight or desperate, I have a very loving husaband and he let me have my obsession with Taylor Hicks.

SOME PEOPLE JUST DON'T GET IT STILL. WAKE UP AMERICA, OUR AMERICAN IDOL IS ON HIS WAY.
2007-01-23 @ 17:21
Comment from: Holeigh [Visitor] Email
Gotta agree with the other folks here...you should be trying your hardest to kiss Taylor's ass right now, seeing as he provided your blog with some actual traffic.

Good luck with that nasty case of hypocrisy you got going there.

Love, a 19 year old college student
2007-01-23 @ 17:41
Comment from: HDD numbers are in [Visitor]
I see that Chris Daughtry is at #2, and might even move to #1 when the SoundScan numbers are in. Oh, you want to know where Hicks is on the chart? Nowhere to be seen. What a loser.
2007-01-23 @ 17:41
Comment from: Carol [Visitor] Email
Ignoring most of the comments on here but
I must say this. It would be nice if you
could at least get your facts right. I
think you should check what some very
well known musicians think of Taylor. Or
don't you work that hard? Perhaps you
sould have found out what Taylor was doing
before AI or does doing actual research
for an article fit with your work schedule.
Listen to his original music, it helps to
know what you are talking about. You didn't even bother to find out what his official website is. I have always found it to be
a good idea to know something about the
subject you are writing about. Every celeb
has some fans they could live without but
believe me Taylor has plenty of fans anyone
would be proud to have. Haven't you had
enough attention lately?
2007-01-23 @ 17:54
Comment from: Carol [Visitor] Email
Just on the outside chance that you would want to do some real research try reading the article on Taylor in VIBE magizine. Since you probably have no idea what that is , it is a very well respected African-American music publication. Be fair-do some research.
2007-01-23 @ 18:14
Comment from: Danib40 [Visitor] Email
WARNING: The more you post, the more he
likes it.

Here's THE DEAL, HEAVEN KNOWS this guy
is just giving us THE RUNAROUND. He
know's this sites' GONNA MOVE by attacking
a very large crowd of supportors. It's
THE RIGHT PLACE for him to get attention.

However, THE PLACES I'VE BEEN reading
have a very different view.

It's sad you have a need to empower
yourself by bashing Taylor JUST TO FEEL
THAT WAY.

Get the picture? Stop posting. You're
just feeding the rat in THE MAZE.

WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT, rest assured it
will be far away from here. It's been
A HELL OF A DAY.
2007-01-23 @ 18:21
Comment from: Chris [Visitor] Email
Whatever did Taylor Hicks do to you that
make you write these nasty articles about
him? Did he turn you down for a date?
I am a mid 30's, very attractive (size 6)
professional who just happens to LOVE
Taylor Hicks and his music. He is a class
act and incidentally, his CD just went platinum. I heard he is also coming out with
an autobiography. Once thing is for sure, he He can probably write much better than you-
Who are you by the way?? My thoughts are leaning towards an inconsequential, jealous,
dork. You picture proves the dorkiness theory.
2007-01-23 @ 18:23
Comment from: hooverhasit [Visitor] Email
you sir(i use that word lightly)are an idiot. you have done it now. best not to mess with the soul patrol. enjoy the blog traffic while you have it, i think your blogging days are numbered. you have brought disgrace to yourself and to travel golf. serious journalist....? NOT..EVER HEAR OF RESEARCH. your blog is a fount of misinformation. your repertoire seems to consist of outright lies and the type of insults usually reserved for the school yard.....na,na,ne,na,na,first grade style. you are done,man.
2007-01-23 @ 18:27
Comment from: FukU [Visitor]
My name says it all, cocksucker! FukU!
2007-01-23 @ 18:29
Comment from: Audrey [Visitor] Email
Don't you wish you received as much attention and publicity as Taylor? It's obvious that you have nothing constructive to write about so you single out a man who has brought so many people happiness with his music and you trash him.

SHAME ON YOU!!! And.....you call yourself a professional?

As far as calling his fans overweight desperate housewifes, when's the last time a female followed you around?
2007-01-23 @ 18:30
Comment from: Chey [Visitor] Email
Taylor Hicks is one of the best singers
and performers out there!! Some of the
things in this article aren't even true..
most of the things aren't true!! What did
Taylor do that made you say such nasty
things?!?! The Soul Patrol is a great
group of people who supported Taylor and helped him win!!


2007-01-23 @ 18:30
Comment from: whatthe! [Visitor] Email
hey dude, you are seriously scaring me....you have got that hater thing down too well. wonder if this site knows they have a psycho blogging on here. you have just shown such a depraved side of yourself i bet you are scared too....go get help, stat!
2007-01-23 @ 18:33
Comment from: Diane [Visitor] Email
Gee so now I am an overweight imbecile!! YIKES. First of all I am not overweight. Second I am not an imbecile and third, I ENJOY TAYLOR'S HICKS PERFORMANCES.

SO SUE ME!!
2007-01-23 @ 18:39
Comment from: Jodie [Visitor] Email
I must post since I have read that many belive we are raving luny because he bashed Taylor. Personally I think Tay neither cares nor wants to care about this mans so called Opinion of him. However, it is NOT just Taylor he bashed. He also bashed the Soul Patrolers. Fans of Hicks that enjoy his music. How classy is that? Labeling the public and sterio typying us is really NOT a exsperianced writers way of getting things done. Since this man knew his writings were not good enough to gain his own fame he decided to see what would happen if he trashed a man with a huge folling. Then bash them. Well it worked! You got your hits, just to bad there not here for your talents.
Now on the other hand, if you stuck to what your supposed to be talking about which I belive is GOLF? If you noticed even Taylor was laughing at his performance. Well ya cant be good at everything can ya? Stick to the subject if your going to bother to write at all.
2007-01-23 @ 18:43
Comment from: ToddCommish [Visitor] Email
LP, one big difference between Taylor Hicks and Michelle Wie. Hicks has won something.
2007-01-23 @ 19:12
Comment from: LP [Visitor] Email
Hi ToddCommish --
Don't forget: Michelle was 13 years old (!) and is the youngest winner of US Women's Amateur Public Links (2003).
Peace and Aloha.
2007-01-23 @ 19:23
Comment from: SR [Visitor] Email
What's fair is fair. You received a lot of publicity using the name Taylor Hicks in your blog, now it's his turn to recieve some from you: Do you want to see what all the fuss is about, golf blog readers? Discover Taylor Hicks for yourself. Watch Taylor's videos at rehearsals.com and AOL sessions. Read about Taylor Hicks at graycharles.com. Visit Taylor's official site at taylorhicks.com Want to download videos of TV performances, concerts? MP3's? visit taylormadeonline.org
And February 5th Taylor's single drops from his Platinum self-titled album. Listen for it on your favorite radio station! Thanks for aiding in our cause to promote Taylor Hicks to new fans. Much appreciation to you from us, Fans of Taylor Hicks.
2007-01-23 @ 19:40
Comment from: Taylor4President [Visitor] Email
You are obviously a sad, desperate man who is using your inappropriate negative comments about Taylor and his loyal fans to build up your struggling readership. Taylor's fans can always count on him to handle criticism (whether it be constructive or insane as in your case) with class. In fact, I suspect he has more class in one gray hair than you have ever had. You certainly have a lot to be proud of don't you....writing derogatory, rude, disrespectful, and downright ridiculous articles that have little to nothing to do with golf other than a couple name drops.
2007-01-23 @ 19:45
Comment from: MJ [Visitor] Email
TO MESSAGE, FROM: HDD NUMBERS ARE IN -

YOU SAID: I see CHRIS DAUGHTRY is at #2 and might move to #1 when SOUNDSCAN numbers are in, and TAYLOR HICKS was nowhere to be found.

Why this was even mentioned is very revealing and quite amusing, since this BLOG is supposed to be in relation to GOLF. Chris Baldwin has chosen to take the dark side and has not only insulted TAYLOR HICKS but his fans, having said that, you are misinformed.

SOUNDSCAN is very new to the business, being a babe of two years. On the otherhand, RIAA, RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION of AMERICA has over FORTY years in the business and is the most respected. Independent sales audit of each title by Gelfand, Rennert and Feldman, a highly respected recording firm that has been auditing title sales for RIAA@ for more than TWENTY YEARS was asked why they don't use just the sales figures from SOUNDSCAN, however, they measure only over the counter sales at music retail locations while RIAA is THE CERTICICATION.

TAYLOR HICKS CD was CERTIFIED PLATNIUM by RIAA, RECORDING INDUSTRY SALES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA. Taylor Hicks accomplished PLATNIUM in less than ONE MONTH. I would have to say that this HONOR far exceeds a little two year old firm called SOUNDSCAN.

Taylor Hicks all around success in winning the title of Season Five American IDOL with over 43 MILLION VOTES, along with his very successful media blitz, his five month long tour which begins in February to sold out venues, along with his single which comes out February 5th will attest to his popularity and success. Nothing more needs to be said, the proof is history.

My suggestion to you is to not follow the lead of this blogs author, learn the facts before you fall on your face as he has done.

I hope Chris Baldwins fantasy has come true, now that he has readers for once at the expense of a fine southern gentleman, Taylor Hicks. I am a above average golfer whose enjoyment of the game has been tarnished by the type of people who prey on the success of others. I suggest you both start a blog together since you seem to have a failure to produce FACTS rather than FICTION.
2007-01-23 @ 20:13
Comment from: tygrlillie [Visitor]
Obviously, I rarely follow golf or I might have found myself reading this prior to this blog. Yes, I too am a Soul Patrol member, and very proud of that fact. I refuse to go into why, because it's obvious to me it is something which would escape you, not being a fan yourself. I do think for myself, thank you very much, and am entitled to my own opinion. You are as well, and I would never dream of denying you that right. BUT I do ask that your inventive and wicked barbs not be directed towards the fans, because there is a great range of people who call themselves his fans, and no one deserves to be treated negatively for their opinions, likes, and dislikes. As a matter of fact, had the opportunity presented itself in a more positive light, I may find myself willing to entertain the thought of listening to the artisan you endorse so vehemently.I am a music buff - I frankly enjoy many differing genres of music entertaining. It's somewhat sad that you can't look past the American Idol and discover Taylor Hicks, the artist. Thanks for giving me the chance to speak my peace - it's greatly appreciated to know that my voice may be heard as well, and perhaps you'll take a moment to reflect on people's feelings needlessly crushed.
~tyg
2007-01-23 @ 20:14
Comment from: Hicks CD is a flop. [Visitor]
The day Taylor Hicks sells a million CDs is the day Donald Trump shaves his head and sends Rosie a written apology. Certification means the stores are stuck with half a million worthless CDs. They will remove the barcodes and throw the CDs in the trash, and return the barcodes for credit toward future purchases. Why don't you people acknowledge that this is what happens when a CD tanks?
2007-01-23 @ 20:34
Comment from: Avergrl [Visitor] Email
Mr. Baldwin, you are undoubtedly one of the most misguided individuals blogging on the internet. Not only do you not understand Mr. Hicks and his multitude of talent, but you aimlessly attack a group of individuals ie the Soul Patrol in a manner that borders on viciousness. You really need to wise up before you write your comments. You could only wish that you were as talented and well-loved as Taylor Hicks!
2007-01-23 @ 20:46
Comment from: Shel [Visitor] Email
Some of you Soul Patrollers (not the music fans but the rabid nuts) are acting exactly in the way that Chris Baldwin has described in his blog entry. I used to think that these nuts were like the Claymates, but at least the Claymates are a happy bunch who enjoy the work of their successful idol. (Not so for Taylor, the least-selling idol of all) You nuts lash out crazily when someone criticizes your precious Tay-Tay, then go even more berzerk when the person follows up by criticizing you.
2007-01-23 @ 20:55
Comment from: lisa [Visitor]
and baldwin, what thing of SIGNIFICANCE have you done? I never heard of you before this blog...
2007-01-23 @ 21:48
Comment from: MJ [Visitor] Email
TO: SHEL -

Have you read the first article Chris Baldwin wrote about the Bob Hope Classic? Since when do insults toward a celebrity golfer become the right thing to do? Why should any fan of this celebrity not take offense? Chris Baldwin is supposed to be writing for this golf publication ABOUT golf, yet he wrote a nasty piece about Taylor Hicks.

He owes Taylor Hicks an apology and for that matter, his fans of whom he has ALSO insulted with a bunch of childish rantings. I should feel sorry for someone like him, but its difficult to feel sorry for him without feeling sorry for you as well...you both are completely clueless. Geezeeeee.
2007-01-23 @ 22:11
Comment from: Jeannie [Visitor] Email
Dear Chris: I am so sorry to
hear that your head is still stuck up your big fat ass
after all these years.!!!
Is Michele Wie a singer????
You are being sent back to
the planet you came from
URANUS!!!
2007-01-23 @ 22:34
Comment from: Jeannie [Visitor] Email
Hate to tell you but
Taylor's debut album has
gone PLANTINUM as of last
week....it is too bad most of you don't have the details before you trash someone. Really makes you look stupider
but then again.....I will
let it go at that
2007-01-23 @ 22:39
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
And all this time Bald-one has been wasting his time bashing Wie. Wow, there's Clay to bash, and Paula, Ruben, Kelly, Fantasia, etc. and etc. Bald-one has struck cheap blog hit gold !!
2007-01-23 @ 22:46
Comment from: Leane [Visitor]
Up yours! you're gay.
2007-01-23 @ 23:27
Comment from: Clarice Kinzer [Visitor]
Are you related to Simon?
2007-01-24 @ 00:54
Comment from: Jodie [Visitor] Email
Are you related to Simon?
Now thats funny man! Love the humor
2007-01-24 @ 01:11
Comment from: miknerak [Visitor] Email
I'm wondering why you feel the need to bash on someone? Who cares if you don't like Taylor Hicks or the Soul Patrol. No one asked you to like them. As far as being a Wie Warrior, I don't even know who she is but I would never belittle you for liking her or supporting her and her career. Do you feel that the only way to make yourself feel big is to make others feel small? I really pity you if you do.
2007-01-24 @ 01:16
Comment from: Shaggy [Visitor] Email
I'm a fan of Taylor Hicks, but the behavior displayed in these comments is exactly the reason I despise being associated with anything even remotely related to the Soul Patrol. On behalf of rational fans everywhere, I apologize for the mob mentality being displayed here. It was a shame you had to take your insults to such an personal extreme, but if you've been attacked by the SP in a previous blog post then I don't blame you for being defensive.

The SP are becoming more and more like the Claymates every day and that saddens me and makes me embarassed for Taylor Hicks, who has to claim them.
2007-01-24 @ 01:16
Comment from: Shel [Visitor] Email
Here's a couple of observations. Someone said Rush Limbaugh fans are "small-minded redneck fools." Isn't this the same as generalizing that the Soul Patrol are "overweight desperate housewives?" And Susan, I'm sure Chris Baldwin is shaking in his boots in fear since your father in law, Mr. Big Shot CFO is going to badmouth him to golf pros and industry types. You say he's a Soul Patroller? He really enjoys watching American Idol and power voted for Taylor and listens to his CD? Does he post on "Gray Charles" too? Folks if you believe that I've got a bridge to sell you.
2007-01-24 @ 02:47
Comment from: MJ [Visitor] Email
SHAGGY,

If you are truthful in what you claim, that you are a Taylor Hicks fan, then you ARE IN THE SOUL PATROL, that is the NAME for his fans. I doubt very seriously if you are a fan of Taylor's or you wouldn't be so dense. Anyone can go on ANY blog and claim to be a fan of one celebrity or another and be nothing but a TROLL. Get the point?
2007-01-24 @ 03:05
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor] Email
Outstanding work Chris, you took an inane subject and turned it into cold fusion. I might have underestimated your skill as a writer and overestimated the intelligence lever of your readers.

2007-01-24 @ 04:28
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor] Email
err: level
2007-01-24 @ 04:32
Comment from: Susan [Visitor] Email
Hello, I am writing to complaint about Chris Baldwin’s Golf Blog entitled, “Taylor Hicks' Soul Patrol of imbeciles no match for us Wie Warriors”. And while I understand there facetious tone Mr. Baldwin was attempting to create with this piece, and I certainly understand it was meant to be humorous, it was not, it was insulting.
He Wrote, “This week for instance, I discovered that an American Idol hack named Taylor Hicks has a small band of overweight desperate housewives for fans who call themselves with much third-grade pride the Soul Patrol. These are the kind of people whose husbands always play 36 holes and never want to go home.”
And then went on the call us, “nit-wits”
Now maybe your website and affiliated magazines condone this sort of sexist treatment of female readers, but I would hope you do not. And I can imagine for Mr. Baldwin any kind of attention is good attention, but I have to add my voice to the legions who are crying foul on this.
Mr. Baldwin is clearly not that clever, and while trying to make a point about the over zealous media coverage and fan attention of the marginal Michelle Wie, he decided to belittle Taylor Hicks, a musician who lent his support to the charitable Bob Hope Classic, and his fans. Now Mr. Hicks is a big boy, and is a celebrity that will have to deal with the good and the bad of the media, but to insult the women who supported this event and support the talented Mr. Hicks, is uncalled for, and reprehensible. I would hope that Mr. Baldwin is chastised for this article, and that female golfers who frequent this site and magazines do no take out their frustration with these sexist comments on your advertisers.
Susan Beaton, a 36 year old, fit, unmarried, golf enthusiast and proud member of the Soul Patrol.
2007-01-24 @ 09:51
Comment from: carolle [Visitor]
What a shame that you have used the "heart of america" - Taylor Hicks - to gain publicity. I feel really sad that there will be some unknowing individuals that will read and believe your trash. As I commented previously, it is unbelievable you made it through your mother's birth canal, my sympathy to her on raising such an ill-mannered, obnoxious and empty of heart and soul individual.
2007-01-24 @ 11:09
Comment from: Sherri [Visitor] Email
ALL TAYLOR FANS>>>ATTENTION!
Everytime you use Taylor's name on this idiot's blog...it googles and he will get attention and viewers. When talking about Taylor...let us all use an abbreviation of his name and any other connection to him USE ABBREVIATIONS! Like T.H. for example. Do not allow him to ride on his coat tails. That IS what this is all about. Thanks
2007-01-24 @ 11:49
Comment from: Sherri [Visitor] Email
OK...Remember the comment about what the SP's website does...ask for donations...etc...pay pal...etc...? Well, visit Michelle Wei's website. Called, www.MissMichelleWei.com and go into Guest Book. Find out what she is promoting. WOW. Kids and Teenagers probably view this website on a very regular basis. This blog will not let me tell you what it's content is. I do not want my youngsters learning more about certain things. Rush would enjoy reading about his addiction favorite. As for Chris...do you want us to find out the dirt on you? Keep it up...I am sure that it would not take long...we are a large group of lawyers, judges, IRS agents, and many other professions... you go figure, Chris.
2007-01-24 @ 12:05
Comment from: Carolle [Visitor]
Great thinking blondebabe - wish I had thought of that - Just "heart of america" would have been sufficient. (maybe this will make people think of our other "heart of america" - Sean Hannity, our future president.) I wish I could think of a more demeaning word than "idiot" for Chris Baldwin, maybe "Alien" - inhuman....
2007-01-24 @ 12:12
Comment from: Carolle [Visitor]
I feel extremely sad that T.H. might possibly hear what Chris said about him. Need to get this out of my mind but the saying comes to me of "Different Strokes for Different Folks." Chris probably doesn't even know how to stroke a golf ball let alone himself!!!!!!!
2007-01-24 @ 12:26
Comment from: Promoting -Taylor's-Tour [Visitor] Email
Could it be Mr. Baldwin actually loves and adores Taylor Hicks?? Could it be that Mr. Baldwin is just not good at creative writing and the only way he knew how to attract Taylor's fans and "attention for Taylor" was to write a negative article. Well,this being said, if you click on the first "Taylor Hicks" in Mr. Baldwins article it will link you to a tour schedule and ticket sales,promotion for Taylor's cd and single. So,if anyone reading still needs tickets there still are a "few tickets" available. Clicking "Taylor Hicks" with double lines below his name will link you to Rehearsals.com where one can watch great rehearsals by Taylor. But Chris,couldn't you have come up with something better????
2007-01-24 @ 12:28
Comment from: sam [Visitor] Email
Chris,
Overweight desperate housewives, Ha! I am 5'2" and weigh 120 lbs. and work out everyday. Also my husband is deceased but never went golfing to get away from me. Are you sure that you are not taking these comments from past experiences of your own. It takes a pathetic human being, Oops! bad use of good words, IDIOT to constantly try to belittle other people and their talents. Just shows what a miserable life you live. Go get a life then maybe you won't feel the need to to stick your nose in other peoples lives so often. Develop a little talent and maybe you won't be so quick to critize other people's talent. You know, the more I write the more i realize there is probably just no hope for you at all, so have a great day and may God bless you. You need it.
2007-01-24 @ 14:42
Comment from: sah [Visitor] Email
Shaggy,
What makes you think all of these comments are coming from members of the Soul Patrol? I know what you are thinking, because they say they are members of the Soul Patrol. DUH! Anyone can write bad comments and put the Soul Patrol on it, doesn't mean they are members of the Soul Patrol. Apparently you enjoyed these comments enough to read them and reply to them. What exactally does that make you?
2007-01-24 @ 14:56
Comment from: marilyn [Visitor] Email
Oh come on we all know you are a closet Soul Patroller.
2007-01-24 @ 16:12
Comment from: SHARON W. [Visitor] Email
YA KNOW YOU SHOULD BE THANKING YOUR LUCKY STARS, TAYLOR PLAYED IN THE BOB HOPE CLASSIC BECAUSE I'VE NEVER HEARD OF YOU UNTIL NOW. IF I UNDERSTAND YOUR ARTICLE (AND IT WASN'T EASY)YOU ARE UPSET THAT YOU DON'T HAVE A WIFE. GEE THAT'S A SHOCKER. AND IF YOU DID; SHE'D NEVER COME HOME BECAUSE YOU ARE JEOLOUS OF A SINGER WHO SUPPOSILY HAS TAKEN THE LIME LIGHT AWAY FROM A FEMALE GOLFER. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THE CORRELATION! (GOD HELP MICHELLE IF SHE EVER GAINS WEIGHT) NO ONE NEEDS TO DEFEND TAYLOR, I BET HE WOULD BE THE FIRST ONE TO SAY AS A ORIENTAL FEMALE GOLFER, I MAKE A GOOD SINGER. TAYLOR, I THINK YOU SHOULD WRITE MICHELLE A LETTER RIGHT NOW AND APOLOGIZE THAT YOUR SINGING HAS JEOPARDIZE HER GOLF GAME. MY HUSBAND AND I GOLF, AND IT WAS THE OTHER DAY HE ALSO SAID "DAMN THAT TAYLOR HICKS, HOW DARE HIM BE A SINGER WHEN MICHELLE IS SUCH A GOOD GOLFER." I PERSONALLY THINK WE SHOULD SEND MONEY OR SOMETHING TO MICHELLE FOR THIS INJUSTICE! I BEING AN OVERWEIGHT HOUSEWIFE, NOW TURN OFF THE RADIO WHEN I READ GOLF WORLD JUST IN CASE TAYLOR COMES ON. PLEASE GOD FORGIVE ME! WHY STOP WITH TAYLOR? LET'S BOYCOTT ALL SINGERS,WHO KNOWS WHAT COULD HAPPEN.ITS LIKE APOCOLYPTO ALL OVER AGAIN. MEL YOUR NEXT MOVIE IS HERE! I AGREE WITH CHRIS, THE GOLFING WORLD REALLY TOOK A HIT WHEN TAYLOR WON AMERICAN IDOL. AND AFTER READING THIS COLUMN, I KNOW CHRIS BALDWIN WILL SINGLEHANDEDLY SAFE THE SPORT OF GOLF AND BECOME AS FAMOUS AS HITLER WHEN HE BURNED ALL THE BOOKS. I'M WITH YOU CHRIS..BURN ALL THE CD'S AND RADIOS. AS A LOVER OF GOLF, I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO EMBARRASSED IN MY LIFE. THIS POOR MAN REALLY HAS ISSUE.
2007-01-24 @ 18:55
Comment from: Jag [Visitor] Email
Chris,You have over stepped the boundaries of journalism with your tirade of inflammatory remarks.This article would offend no matter who it was written about.You have purposely and decidedly set out to evoke a response from anyone and everyone!If your goal was to see how many angry readers would respond,well you achieved that goal,at the benefit of someone else who unlike you is bringing some happiness into so many lives.You give a bad name to the honest hard working people of your profession and should take some lessons in humility! from
2007-01-24 @ 19:54
Comment from: ENOUGH [Visitor] Email
Sharon--CAPATALIZING YOU'RE EVERY INANE THOUGHT IS A PRETTY GOOD INDICATION THAT WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS IRRELEVANT.

I AM SURE THIS TAYLOR HICKS FELLOW IS A NICE ENOUGH GUY, HE MAY EVEN HAVE A SMALL AMOUNT OF TALENT, BUT YOU PEOPLE ARE CRAZY. I AM NO FAN OF BALDWIN'S, BUT PLEASE GO AWAY NOW
2007-01-24 @ 20:27
Comment from: Beth [Visitor] Email
Why don't you stick to writing about golf, because you obviously know nothing about music or soul!
2007-01-24 @ 21:29
Comment from: Jay [Visitor] Email
179 comments ? You gotta be kidding !

I couldn't even understand half of what Baldwin wrote... When he simply bad mouthed Wie, at least he was writing about something, now it is just non-sense altogether.
2007-01-24 @ 22:31
Comment from: Michelle [Visitor] Email
Are you seriously a professional writer? Because the articles i just read that you wrote about Taylor Hicks definitely show you have some serious mental problems. Anyone who would attack someone they dont even know and when they get a tirade of upset responses answers back by insulting their fans must need to be committed. Wow you really have nothing better to do but insult Taylor. Well i supposes you dont have anything better to do....you dont have any talent in writing obviously and im sure not much talent in anything else.
2007-01-25 @ 00:19
Comment from: Den [Visitor] Email
Chris,

Dude, pull your head out of the sand trap.

Taylor is an awesome person, and a very hard working, talented artist.

As for the Soul Patrol, your criticism is lame and unfounded.

Rock on Soul Patrol! wOO!
2007-01-25 @ 01:52
Comment from: hicksfan7 [Visitor] Email
I hate name-calling but you sure sound like a "pig". Soul Patrol at "war" with you? over music? never in a million years.
Violence and music don't mix.
That is just sick. Must be why you have the word "warrior" in your fanbase name. truly - sick.
2007-01-25 @ 08:49
Comment from: hicksfan7 [Visitor] Email
quote"Comment from: "Sole" Patrol [Visitor]
"Might I remind you that I'm a 27-year-old SINGLE Canadian?"

The "Soul" Patrol are you kidding me??? White women from Canada are now claiming to be members alongside the countless rednecks who worship a fat, pre-maturely gray haired, talentless goober.

You people have about as much soul as Steve Martin in "The Jerk". My shoes have more soul than the entire "soul" patrol.
2007-01-23 @ 12:35 "

I bet your shoes are WING TIPS - where we all know the "shit" is on the INSIDE.

Hey with so many Tay fans stopping here maybe this could just be anotyher SP fansite!
I love Taylor Hicks - how about some Tourista talk - I will be seeing his show at Mystic Lake in Prior Lake MN - how about the rest of you SPers - what shows ya going to?
2007-01-25 @ 11:17
Comment from: hickschicks2010 [Visitor] Email
You know, it's just so funny because from now on in every post Chris makes, he's going to say something like "That new golfer guy sucks just as much as Taylor Hicks" and the SP will come charging. Don't y'all get tired of this? I know, free speech, we're in America...that’s all fine and dandy. Before if you have free speech, you need to have responsible speech, something some people in the SP can't master.

I still love Taylor and his music, but his fans are just embarrassing themselves on the blog that doesn't have ANYTHING to do with music, mind you.
2007-01-25 @ 11:32
Comment from: Chrissy [Visitor] Email
Someone is a little jealous and bitter, isn't he? Gee wiz - get a life. The bashing of Taylor Hicks as well as the HUGE Soul Patrol fan base does nothing but make you look small and petty.

2007-01-25 @ 12:21
Comment from: hicksfan7 [Visitor] Email
to hickschicks2010 [Visitor
I don't ever actually get tired of defending Taylor and I hope I never do.
what's embarassing you?
I am 100% sure that no SP member has the intention of doing that to you.
2007-01-25 @ 12:24
Comment from: hicksfan7 [Visitor] Email
Remember too hickschicks2010 [Visitor that it was Chris himself who brought up the subject on his own GOLF? BLOG.
2007-01-25 @ 12:25
Comment from: MJ [Visitor] Email
COMMENTS - TO Hickschicks2010 and any other TROLL -

I'm amused when a so called TH's "fan" blows off about the Soul Patrol. ANYONE whose a fan of TH's IS THE SOUL PATROL. Come on TROLLS, get off this subject! Fans of TH's KNOW what the SOUL PATROL is and apparently YOU DO NOT. As for Chris Baldwin? Well, he's lived off the comments on his blog...The reason for the comments and reaction from the Soul Patrol is that Chris unfairly insulted TH's, he also insulted his fans, SOUL PATROL. He also reported out and out lies about TH's and the SOUL PATROL. Chris had no foundation for what he wrote about, which was inappropriate for his subject which should have been the BOB HOPE CLASSIC and the fact that it was for CHARITY, another reason TH's played in the tournament, he supports many charities, including our soldiers, by sending his CD's to the troops and also supporting KATRINA thorugh The Red Cross, of which a portion of his CD goes to The Red Cross for this project. It is no secret that TH's has a kind heart and this is just ONE of the reasons I have found this blog by Chris Baldwin to be the most inappropriate, slanderous mess I have ever had the displeasure of reading. Very sad.
2007-01-25 @ 14:21
Comment from: Gigi [Visitor] Email
I'm 5'6" and 126 lbs., (i.e. no where near overweight)

Far from desperate!!
(kinda like the ladies who play on the show whose name you not-so-cleverly used).

Made my first hole-in-one on a regulation golf course at the age of 16, using my Dad's left-handed clubs (I'm ambidextrous but more right handed than left).

And I'd much prefer Taylor Hicks to you: (he's nicer, younger, far better looking, way more talented.. and he's a gentleman)

Perhaps I'm not so different from other women you've met (unavailable to you).. and that is at the root of your views, er.. problem!
2007-01-25 @ 14:59
Comment from: Jenn [Visitor] Email
WOW, someone woke up on the wrong side of the golf tee.

You know, what is in people's hearts comes out of their mouths and what I am seeing is real real ugly. I feel sorry for you.
On a side note, it's a shame your bosses pay you to write about golf, because you seem to know alot more about Taylor Hicks than you do about golf.
2007-01-25 @ 18:53
Comment from: Brian [Visitor]
I'm not a housewife, I'm a regular guy, married 30 years to the same bride, and father of three, and I'm not very good at golf. I work too many hours to play enough golf to be good. Too busy paying for kids in college, but I'm not cpmplaining So, I am so glad Taylor Hicks made himself available for the golf gig. You must be really young, or else you would "get" Taylor. Different strokes (no pun intended" for different folks I guess.
2007-01-25 @ 20:15
Comment from: Bev [Visitor] Email
I am not a housewife either, I am a hospital administrator, I am neither overweight nor desperate. My son and daughter graduated from Auburn University and believe me they did not let any morons in. You, however are a jerk which is a four letter word so I am sure you can read this.
2007-01-25 @ 22:39
Comment from: Corky [Visitor] Email
"me thinks thou dost protest too much"...
you love him... fess up....
2007-01-26 @ 09:00
Comment from: ambria [Visitor] Email
I like a lot of you am here because I have Taylor googled, only because I work 14 hours a day and can't keep up with things like I did when he was on idol. I am saddened at what I have read here and hope people will stop coming here and giving this person the hits on his site he so desperately needs. I am out and I would not even comment on this Mr Baldone because he is just not worth it. I hope you all leave and let him have his empty space s so he will have some time for though.
2007-01-26 @ 19:28
Comment from: Shaggy [Visitor] Email
MJ,

I'm quite aware of what the Soul Patrol is. I also know how the term came to be. If I had to, I could even come up with the thread where the voting took place. But just because a group of messageboard fans decided to come up with a name for themselves does not mean I have to choose to fall under their umbrella. In fact, i've been pleased to see Taylor distance himself from that term, although I don't believe he'll ever be able to do so completely since many of the fans love it so much, and he's hoping to have a legion of fans similar to the Parrotheads. (btw, I'm a fan of Jimmy Buffet but i'm not a parrothead either)

I'm not a troll, i've been a fan since his audition, I even lurk at your blog, MJ, but I do not ever want to be associated with the Soul Patrol. Not when I see the kind of rabid vitriol I've seen displayed in these comments.

A group of fans deciding to name themselves the Soul Patrol does not mean anything to me.
2007-01-26 @ 21:53
Comment from: Lin [Visitor] Email
What is your problem. Why do you have a problem with people who are fans of Taylor. Why do you have to try and ridicule us and put him down along the way. You must have a fear of his success and popularity. He was a talented musician before idol and just because he won Idol doesn' make him less talented. What is with the venom..? Talent shows have been around for many many many years and people need to get off their snobbish attitudes. look at many famous artists who got there start on one talent show or another. Why do you care..?? And as I raed above yes Taylor fans come in all ages and sizes.
2007-01-26 @ 23:29
Comment from: sandi [Visitor] Email
Gee Thanks for calling me middle aged. I
like that, But the jokes on you, I'm not
middle aged and my husband does not play
golf and is home a lot and HE likes
Taylor Hicks too. And Taylor has a lot of
talent and I'm sure he'd be happy to
explain to you how hard he worked to get
where he is today, maybe it would give you
some insight on how to become as
popular as he is and not be so grumby and
not worry about someone else's talent when
you must not have any at all..
2007-01-26 @ 23:42
Comment from: hicksfan7 [Visitor] Email
Shaggy
when I read your comment I get the feeling that you think you are so much better than the Soul Patrol Hicks fans...because we behave so badly in your opinion.
I look at it this way - some folks just have more passion about what they believe in and they show it. I hope we don't embarass you too much...and I have missed whatever you have seen that shows Taylor "distancing himself" from the Soul Patrol - I would have to see that with my own eyes to believe it. Tay loves the Soul Patrol.

I am sorry that you "do not ever want to be associated with the Soul Patrol" but listen, if you change your mind the Soul Patrol would be open to it, cuz - hey, thats' just how we are.

just sayin....

2007-01-27 @ 09:29
Comment from: CaliforniaGirl [Visitor] Email
There is no reason to be SUCH A HATER! He played, hole in the wall dive bars for 10 yrs. He has a work ethic and a never say never attitude that you need in this business. Believe me, he's had his share of rejection. I don't know what 'dream' of yours never came to fruition that you would have to take a shot at someone who has withstood time to get where he is now.
2007-01-27 @ 19:10
Comment from: CaliforniaGirl [Visitor] Email
Oh might I add . . . BLOG OFF! HA!
2007-01-27 @ 19:11
Comment from: Shar [Visitor]
Wow - anger management might make things a bit easier for you. Losing your cool this way is so undignified. Didn't anybody teaach you that it takes a bigger man to turn the other cheek? Anybody can rant and rave...
2007-01-28 @ 18:39
Comment from: Connie [Visitor] Email
I do not appreciate your comments about Taylor or his fans. I for one have supported Taylor since day one. You have the right to not like him. As that is your business, but do not attack those that do. That is our business.
2007-01-28 @ 20:32
Comment from: Lola [Visitor] Email
A man never describes his own character so clearly as when he describes another. -
Jean Paul Richter
2007-01-29 @ 17:16
Comment from: Christine [Visitor] Email
You pathetic little excuse for a human being. I too am a 'soul patrol housewife' who also loves Taylor Hicks and who also is a very proud yes, young, disabled AND attractive identical twin who by no means considers myself taken in by the media hype known as Taylor Hicks. I spent my hard earned disability monies and watched Taylor please his fans on the Bob Hope Classic last month and although I am disabled, my twin sister and I walked all 18 holes with him and I paid dearly for every single step I took with being confinement to my bed ever since that day....that's how devoted to Taylor we are. So you see, it doesn't matter how contriet you think we are about how wonderful we think Taylor Hicks is, or how great or not he is at golfing, the fact is he went out and accomplished it. He never professed he was a professional golfer (although a 17 handicapp sin't anything to laugh I understand in the golf world). So, little man, my suggestion to you is take your fathers suggestion that he probably gave to you when you were still on the tit in that you will never be a great jourlalist nor someone that will remain in our history books so do something that makes you happy and be happy with that and don't be so quick to judge others on what makes them happy and for most of us, that's Taylor Hicks.

Respectfully,
Christine Pouliot-Basnar
2422 Denmead Street
Lakewood, CA 90712
2007-02-08 @ 22:54
Comment from: BV [Visitor] Email
Chris Bud...look at the mess you created! ;) Too funny, and doubly so since the "Soul Patrol" folks have NO clue that your "attack" on the the grey one was only done as a tongue-ever-so-firmly-in-cheek slap at the Wie "machine"! Gotta love Americans - they'll JUMP on something without a CLUE what they are talking about! Go BOY!
2007-02-12 @ 12:08
Comment from: Kenn Ghannon [Visitor] Email
Chris,

Thank you. I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds that no-talent, affront-to-epileptics HACK the inventor of the modern screech (does he know the notes he's singing, or is he just making them up as he goes along?). I trembled with fear when "America voted" the grey-haired, tone-deaf Mr. Hicks the new American Idol. Now that he's been summarily dumped by his label and his new CD has gone "aluminum foil" (hasn't just about every other Idol finalist sold more albums than him, or is that me?) I'm hoping that his 15-minutes of fame are just about up...
2008-01-29 @ 18:13
Comment from: SixxFan [Visitor] Email
I agree with Shaggy and others who do not
want to be associated with the rabid
fanbase known as the "Soul Patrol." Thank
goodness that Taylor is distancing
himself from that name. And yes, I am a
fan of Taylor's. I loved him from his
audition and voted every week for hours,
with two phones in my hand. But, when I
saw the ridiculous fan wars taking place
and saw how the SP runs to defend Taylor
at every negative article, I cringe.
Chris, I don't agree with your
article because I am far from being a
"desperate middle-aged housewife", but I
do understand why the Soul Patrol irritates
you so much.
2008-02-05 @ 13:17

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