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Comment from: skarld [Visitor] Email
Daly has won majors, what has Wie won? Big John had a pretty good year. He is still tremendously propular in the world of cookie cutter golfer clones. Long John Daly would have fit right in with Hagan and Armour.
2007-10-14 @ 22:34
Comment from: Art [Visitor] Email
John being compared to Bubbles is very definately a big insult for him. There is a big difference between them and that is
Big John doesn't go around thinking he's a big shot. The reason he is popular because he's real and truthful. Bubbles is under the delusion She's great. Just wait till next time she seems to say. Bubbles may someday be competitive but will never win a tournament. At least John has won a few.
2007-10-15 @ 01:21
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Wie is not a smoker, drinker and gambler. She has not wasted talent the way that John Daly did.

She just got an injury, came back too early and played some bad rounds.

Her 4th round at the Samsung did at least show some improvement and suggests that as she plays more competitive golf she will improve more.
2007-10-15 @ 07:51
Comment from: 0 and counting [Visitor] Email
"In my mind, I didn't play bad because because I played bad; I played bad because I shouldn't have played,'' she said. "The decision was on my part. But it wasn't really my fault either, because I really wanted to play.''

Shut up, Michelle! Take you're 19th place finish, you're constant excuses, you're pathetic use of the english language and you're non-existant golf game and go away.
2007-10-15 @ 08:39
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Actually some nefarious opponent drugged her Pepsi and that caused her to get beat by Ochoa by 36 strokes!
2007-10-15 @ 08:52
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stanley,

When do you think that Bubbles will win her first event , remember the one that you confidently predicted for 2007, then changed to early 2008?
2007-10-15 @ 08:52
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

We can see that it doesn't take much to bouy Stanley's spirits.

Bubbles started the final round at the Samsung 31 strokes from the lead, and finished 36 shots from the lead, and Stanley looks on that result as cause for optimism.
2007-10-15 @ 08:58
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
0 and Counting...is that the actual quote from her press conference? What a disaster. Stanford should be embarassed they let her in. She is going to do the same harm to a quality school that she has done to the women's game. Turned it into a joke.
2007-10-15 @ 09:54
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
smudge,

That indeed is an actual quote from her press conference after the final round.

However, that bit of wisdom is only part of it. The rest is even more weird. You can read the rest on the LPGA website.
2007-10-15 @ 10:30
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
can you post the link. i'm having trouble finding it on lpga.com
2007-10-15 @ 11:00
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
It's on the home page under "interviews."
2007-10-15 @ 11:28
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
holy crap...
2007-10-15 @ 11:37
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex,
She will play in next years Samsung having won an lpga event and joined the tour before it.
2007-10-15 @ 12:18
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
I wonder if she is that big of an air head, or if she just has difficulty speaking with the press. Her speaking ability is about on a 4th grade level when she interviews. How many times per day does this young lady use the work "obviously?" If I were her father, I would ban her from ever using this word again, as if it were a vulgar cuss word. She would be grounded for one day every time she said the word. But then again, maybe it is uncurable.
2007-10-15 @ 12:33
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
Check your careers section Stanley, her agent's job is open. You'd be perfect for it, though I'm afraid it doesn't pay very well.
2007-10-15 @ 12:45
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
Um Stanley, how do you propose Ms. Wie will join the LPGA next year?
2007-10-15 @ 12:46
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
smudge,

How does Stanley propose that Bubbles will join the LPGA next year?

The same way that he thinks she will win an LPGA tournament.

In his dreams.

What he probably believes is that Bubbles will get a year-long exemption WHEN she wins an event. Notice that he doesn't say when that will happen
2007-10-15 @ 13:27
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
hmmm. could be right Alex. Question is really whether she will gain a sponsor's exemption to anything enxt year, well i guess she'll get invited to the PGA's Sony Open, unless Sony dumps her by then too. But what tournament really needs her now? I suppose there are all of those fans that love to watch train wrecks up close and personal, but really with the strength of all the young LPGA tour players, lots younger and more accomplished than Wie, I mean why would she think she'll even get one? With under $10,000 made in her 8 appearances, a scoring average of a 5 handicapper, and not to mention the poor way she conducts herself both on and off the course, seems to me (though I may be too reasonable) that floating an exemption to her will do more to hurt the tournament she is in rather than support it...but that is just me. I mean, I bet she would have trouble making the Stanford women's team right now. Oh but too bad she turned pro so we'll never know.
2007-10-15 @ 13:45
Comment from: JR [Visitor] Email
Congratulations Michelle Wie... she finally
won something...top honors in MSNBC Sports
"Whine of the Week"... here's the link http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3298669/

2007-10-15 @ 13:46
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
Jim C. are you going to stanford this fall as well. Because you are as delusional and make as much sense as Wie does in response to questions. Fact is she stole a spot from a deserving player. Not a more deserving player because that would assume Wie was in some way deserving of being in the Samsung field. She and Nike and Sony and everyone associated with her should be ashamed of themselves. It's a disgrace that she was there, and a disgrace that people like you, and Wie herself, can push that aside for the "confidence boost" she gained from her second sub par round of the year. Ridiculous.
2007-10-15 @ 14:18
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
Jim C. are you going to stanford this fall as well. Because you are as delusional and make as much sense as Wie does in response to questions. Fact is she stole a spot from a deserving player. Not a more deserving player because that would assume Wie was in some way deserving of being in the Samsung field. She and Nike and Sony and everyone associated with her should be ashamed of themselves. It's a disgrace that she was there, and a disgrace that people like you, and Wie herself, can push that aside for the "confidence boost" she gained from her second sub par round of the year. Ridiculous.
2007-10-15 @ 14:19
Comment from: Art [Visitor] Email
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3298669/
WOW!!!!!!!!!

More people show up to watch Bubbles do a train wreck than to see her do good.
I wonder if The LPGA or The PGA have figured that out yet
2007-10-15 @ 14:25
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

All right, Jimbo, admit it. You're joking. You gave to be putting us on. We know you're a Wie Warrior from the old school, but your latest post has got to be an attempt at satire.

But in the unlikely event that you're serious, I'll quote you a few statistics from the recent Samsung.

In the first round, Bubbles had the poorest score of the 20 golfers, a79 which was 12 shots more than the best round.

In the second round, her score was 19th of 20 posted, and 13 strokes behind the best score posted.

In the third round, her 77 was agsin the poorest score recorded, and again 13 shots more than the best.

In the final round, the one that seems to have renewed your faith in Bubbles, only 8 of the 20 golfers scored better than Bubbles. She, along with three others, tied for ninth best score. And this time she was ONLY five strokes off the best round.

For the tournament, Bubbles finished 19th out of 20 golfers, and that by a single stroke. She was a whopping 13 shots behind the 18th placer, and 36 strokes behind the winner.

Only an incurable Wie Worshipper could glean anything positive from a miserable performance such as that.
2007-10-15 @ 15:08
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
error: I meant to say "you have got to be putting us on."
2007-10-15 @ 15:12
Comment from: bk [Visitor] Email
If Michelle Wie was a white male, she would be pilloried for her immaturity, for her childishness, for her selfishness, for her distant, petulant personality and for her sense of entitlement. Hell, she sounds more like most of the women I've dated than a real professional.

But the PC media was invested too much in her success to hold her accountable - a good reason why the so-called "mainstream media" sucks.
2007-10-15 @ 16:05
Comment from: joltin Joe [Visitor] Email
For those of you Wie-nuts enough to believe that her final round was of any significance whatsoever, ponder this; Lorena could have spotted her a stroke on every other hole, and she still would have ended up in a playoff. That's a PRO-AM, people. A PRO-AM. Guess who's the pro and who's the amateur?

Bighorn is one of Wie's home courses. If you have ever played golf, you know what a huge advantage that is. Wie also arrived earlier than the other players and got more practice rounds. She's not a Tour member and still doesn't have to abide by the rules the other ladies must. Soooo, even with an unfair advantage, on her home course, she got schooled. She got piledriven. She got punked. The LPGA should refuse her entry into any other tournament until she qualifies through Q-School, Futures Tour wins, or some other PERFORMANCE based criteria. Otherwise, there's just no integrity left in the game.
2007-10-15 @ 16:57
Comment from: JTW [Visitor] Email
Wie should earn her way, no exemtions, no free rides, if she ever does maybe then she & we will find out if she can become a real champion.

She is a failure and has not learn maturity for the same reasons that Park's departments don't want you to feed the wild game, where they will become dependant on others and not themself's!!
2007-10-15 @ 17:31
Comment from: Ronnie [Visitor] Email
Paula Creamer is the best.
2007-10-15 @ 18:33
Comment from: coolio [Visitor]
No I did not make this up, this is an actual interview with The Teenage Golf Sensation (even kiddingly, I could not put in that many "you knows"). Poor Stanford.


Q. I know you came into the week pretty optimistic, can you assess the week for us, obviously it was disappointing from the start.
MICHELLE WIE: Oh, it was. I haven't played for a while. It took me a lot longer than I thought to get back into the game. Definitely I think that it was a lot better. And I was really proud of myself for not giving up this whole week, that I just fought through. And today I just fought through the round. Obviously I had a couple of missed shots, but I made a lot of putts today, and I think today, you know, helped me to think very positively.

Q. In accessing your year, it's not been the greatest year but you had injuries. What do you take away from it and how do you prepare for next year?
MICHELLE WIE: Yes, it was really unfortunate. I battled a lot of injuries. I mean, it's a freak accident really that caused it. You know it was very unfortunate. You know, it's only going to make me stronger. I really believe that. And I think I will be a lot stronger this year and I'm going to look forward to the future.

Q. Confidence is obviously such a big part of golf, what did the year do to your confidence level?
MICHELLE WIE: Well, you know, obviously, it didn't help my confidence. But, you know, just erase it from my mind. You know, start this year like it never really happened. Because in my mind I didn't play bad because I played bad. I played bad because I shouldn't have played. And, you know, the decision on my part. But it wasn't really my fault either because I really wanted to play. I did what I wanted to do this year. You know, I did play bad but I got to play this year. I felt I was very lucky doing that.

Q. The rest of your year, what is your schedule as far as playing?
MICHELLE WIE: You know, I'm not really sure yet. I'm going to take it weekend by weekend and see how it progresses and go from there.

2007-10-15 @ 19:14
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

If you look at Wie's scores over her past five tournaments, she actually performed in a consistent manner at the Samsung. She is consistently have one or two decent rounds, and one or two nightmares. The only thing that was unusual about her 71 is that she broke par, which is only the second time in the past 16 months. I would not get to excited about her final round and I don't think it is because she started feeling better. The way she has been playing over the past year and a half, if you give her four rounds, she will have one or two good rounds, but will make a mess out of the ones remaining.
2007-10-15 @ 20:29
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
I now see that when I applied the moniker "Bubbles" to her, it was even more fitting than I had thought. What a tragedy modern education has become.

2007-10-15 @ 21:29
Comment from: 2under [Visitor] Email
Jim,

I am sorry...but one round does not a golfer make. One thing to keep in mind, she started the tourney knowing there wasn't a cut. That point aside, had MW shot a 65 or 66, your point may have had a little more validity. Any scratch golfer can shoot a 71 one time over four rounds. Any scratch golfer can get his/her stuff together for a round or two out of four. That doesn't make them a pro, nor does it indicate they are ready, or able, to handle the professional game.

What do you think her score would have been had there been a cut? Anyone's guess...but at the very least, I don't think she would have fared any better.

2007-10-15 @ 22:01
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
2under,

Actually, if there had been cut at the Samsung, Bubbles' final score would have been 158, and she would have missed that cut.

14 over par in two rounds on a course familiar to Bubbles on which she had practiced diligently, one with wide fairways and receptive greens, and in perfect conditions would have left her far outside the cut line.

That course played super easy for nearly all the players, Bubbles and Bettina excluded.

Even when she played her "spectacular" 71, which seems to have buoyed the hopes of the Wiebots, 8 other players bested her score and three others tied it. Hardly a cause for the euphoria sweeping over the Wie Warriors.
2007-10-16 @ 07:18
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
8 golfers bettered her score of 71. I wouldn't say they bested it.

A difference was she got better later in the event, which suggests her body is holding up better. But she started poorly, probably due in large part to limited practice due tho her injury. No one conisders 71 to be spectacular, butit was a respectable score--and I am sure she feels a lot better than if she had shot another 77 or 79,



2007-10-16 @ 10:53
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

Bubbles' 71 was not even the median score for all the rounds played in the Samsung.

42 of the 80 rounds played were lower scores than her 71. Six were equal to her 71.

The AVERAGE score for all rounds played in the Samsung was 71.6. That average even includes those bust-out rounds posted by Bubbles and Bettina.

Removing those big rounds by the B-girls from the equation, Bubbles' 71 was only equal to the average of the 18 other players.

That is quite some method of rationalizing, Jimbo.

You conveniently downplay Bubbles three other rounds, and make some rosy assumptions based on her best round, which was mediocre compared to those posted by the field.

You've cemented your reputation as the "Baghdad Bob" of the internet.

Congratulations!
2007-10-16 @ 11:27
Comment from: alanm [Visitor] Email
Hello Alex
Still at it I see.
I haven't been to this site for over 12 months but was interested to see if you (a high flyer lawyer)were still wasting your valuable time contributing to this meaningless drivel.
I wasn't dissapointed.
Cheers
Alanm
2007-10-16 @ 20:50
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Maybe it's just me, but I can't seem to comprehend Bubbles' logic. Let's see . . . what I'll do is apply it to something else for the purposes understanding it more deeply.

"Yes, I killed him, but I didn't kill him because I killed him but because I shouldn't have shown up at his door. I have to take responsibility for that. But it wasn't my fault because I wanted to kill him."

Alex, being a lawyer, perhaps you can help me out. Somehow I don't think this would cut any ice in a court of law, but perhaps I'm missing something. Maybe it would pass muster in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals? I can't quite seem to ferret out the rationale here.
2007-10-16 @ 21:53
Comment from: Art [Visitor] Email
Sometimes irrationality makes sense for some.
2007-10-17 @ 02:11
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
alanm,

This thread only became meaningless drivel when you posted.

Welcome back, Big Al!

We're glad to see that you intend to defend the cup!
2007-10-17 @ 08:57
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Judge Smails,

Bubbles' explanation of her most recent catastrophe is reminiscent of an vignette that is old but pertinent in this case.

It's the one about the guy who was found guilty of parricide by a jury of his peers.

At his sentencing, when giving his statement, he pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.

Now, the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals would undoubtedly buy that line of reasoning, especially it was delivered by a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army or La Rasa.

Although I have learned to expect
the unexpected from the Wiebots like Norman, Stanley, and now Jack, their unanimity in that Bubbles should drop out of Stanford after only three weeks is amazing.

Supposedly, she has been looking forward to college life at Stanford for at least five years. Now her alleged supporters want to to jack the whole thing for life on obscure tours in places like Lichtenstein and Indonesia.

I've got an even better suggestion. If the competition is still too tough for Bubbles on the Japan, Korea, or European ladies tours, ther is one tour on which she will surely excel, and it's in Asia where she is immensely popular.

That would be the venerable Wednesday afternoon league of the Outer Mongolian Yogurt Makers and Yak Herders. Their golf is played at the renowned Steppe Course outside of Ulan Bator. The final event on the calendar will be the annual Tundra Open to be played as soon as the top layer of permafrost melts.

GO BUBBLES!
2007-10-17 @ 10:48
Comment from: Matt [Visitor] Email
Q. The rest of your year, what is your schedule as far as playing?
MICHELLE WIE: You know, I'm not really sure yet. I'm going to take it weekend by weekend and see how it progresses and go from there.


Michelle, don't you mean week by week, after all the weekends are reserved for those girls who make the cut.
2007-10-18 @ 08:56
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Matt,

As you surely know, Bubbles can't play anymore events on the LPGA tour in 2007 since she has accepted all her allowable exemptions.

Last year, the only tournament in which she played after the Samsung was the Casio in Japan. Ther, she shot two rounds over 80 and missed the cut by a mile.

I can't imagine the committee at the Casio granting her another exemption. But you never know.

Bubbles did get a freebie to the Samsung. And recently the director of the Kraft Nabisco stated that he would LOVE to be able to grant Bubbles an exemption to that tournament, but since she wasn't an LPGA member, he just couln't.

My question is WHY would anyone in that position WANT to grant an exemption to a golfer so eminently unqualified?
2007-10-18 @ 09:31
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex,
The Kraft tournament director wanted to invite her to play the event because she is a big draw and is good for ticket sales and tv audiences.
Furthermore, he knows that she was injured for much of 2007 and she should be right back on form for the 2008 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
2007-10-19 @ 16:55
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Yeah, Stanley, she'll be back in form alright....right where she left off, at the bottom of the pack.
2007-10-19 @ 21:16
Comment from: stop! [Visitor] Email
B.J. booted. B.J. Wie has been fired as the father of Michelle Wie.

"I just felt like it was time to move in another direction, relatively speaking," Wie said in a statement released this week.

"B.J. is a fine man, and he's still young enough to have other daughters he can screw up as badly as he screwed me up," the teenage golfer added.

"We at Wie Enterprises, the home of unwarranted hype, wish him all the best in his future endeavors," she said.

"The search for my new father will begin as soon as I shoot myself out of contention this weekend."
2007-10-20 @ 10:41
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
stop!,

That was funny. Kudos to you.
2007-10-20 @ 12:43
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stanley,

I need a few laughs. Explain to me why you still think Bubbles is a"big draw?"

Could it be her mythical 300 yard drives? Her 34-putt rounds? Hitting about 25% of fairways and greens? What makes her such a big attraction?
2007-10-20 @ 13:52
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor]
Yes, all of that and more. I love all the exemptions and strokes she takes. The more strokes she takes, means the longer she'll be on the course. The longer she is on the course, the more I get to marvel at her talent.
2007-10-20 @ 15:37
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stanley,

You know, if anyone else wrote something that silly, I'd assume he was joking.

But coming from you, I am sure you are serious.

Everyone has the privilege to fantasize, but you're abusing that privilege.

2007-10-20 @ 16:28

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