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Comment from: Lefty Canuck [Visitor] Email
FYI Faldo WAS speaking French ...

An 'Oeuf' is an egg in french which is what he was trying to explain, but unfortunately he got the phrase wrong.

What he was trying to say was a 'Neuf' (nine) is a 'neuf' a play on words , especially on the golf course where you're trying to say 'enough is enough' after taking a nine on your scorecard. Maybe The Golf Channel should have a Canadian working with Faldo, someone who can bridge the European and American sensitivities
2008-01-18 @ 09:07
Comment from: Oui Oui Oui [Visitor] Email

You've been served by the Lefty Canuck!
2008-01-18 @ 10:46
Comment from: Dave [Visitor]
To each his own--I dislike Faldo's announcing style, even though I liked to watch him as a player and believe he had an interesting career. His quips seem too cute, akin at times to what I'd expect from a teenage boy..
I prefer the straight approach, for example Ian Baker Finch. But then again, I've been a golf fan since at least 1970, and I never believed the broadcasts benefited from locker room or teasing banter between the announcers. I think that Tilghman may have been more prone to make a clumsy hurting comment because of the circumstances inherent with working with Faldo, who always seems to make the broadcast off-balance while he struggles to find the next cutesy remark.
2008-01-18 @ 11:16
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
I agree with Dave on Faldo - too cutesy at times. He needs Azinger or somebody like him to draw out his natural personality. Then he's pretty good.

The reason Tilghman's comment slipped past him is because he's British. They don't have the sensitivity to a racially-charged word like lynch. It's strictly an American thing.
2008-01-18 @ 12:03
Comment from: Faldo Likes Real English Muffins For Breakfast [Visitor] Email
I hope they get rid of Tilghman soon - she brings the broadcast down....Faldo is excellent - he needs a better partner.
2008-01-18 @ 15:38
Comment from: Trash McGash [Visitor] Email
Faldo is a pansy little douche.
2008-01-18 @ 16:58
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Member] Email
Actually Mon, it would have done wonders for her if Faldo spoke up when it happened. She could have apologized right then and not looked like she was only doing it two days later because the heat turned up on her.

Say you're sorry before you have to do it to try and save your career and people tend to look at as more sincere. The world's crazy like that.

2008-01-19 @ 00:59
Comment from: Wendy (UK) [Visitor]
To the English ear, "un oeuf" sounds virtually identical to "un neuf", and Faldo does have a rather schoolboyish sense of humour ('tho to be fair to him, we all found the word funny at school). There was an American assignee in Paris called John Duff. His French colleagues used to fall around laughing at his name - perhaps Lefty can explain why.

Sorry, Chris, but to deliberately draw attention to someone's "faux pas" on air would not have been the gentlemanly thing to do. A quiet word in her ear afterwards would be as far as he would go - and infinitely more sensitive?

2008-01-19 @ 07:26
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
"Say you're sorry before you have to do it to try and save your career and people tend to look at as more sincere. The world's crazy like that."

Why haven't you been apologizing, then, since you first put pen to paper? Just wondering...
2008-01-19 @ 18:31
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
And who's to say that either one of them had any indication of what was to come, at the moment of its genesis?
2008-01-19 @ 18:32
Comment from: Ernie Gremillion [Visitor] Email
Faldo's voice (not necessarily what he says) sucks. His word chopping, nasal twang is incredibly annoying to listen to. I challenge anyone who disagrees to repeat what Faldo says just as he says it and not do it without talking through your nose. this is an easy fix with a good vocal coach.
2008-01-27 @ 23:03
Comment from: Drew [Visitor] Email
Baldwin's hypocrisy over the lynch remark shows why racism is still alive and well in America and why Golf will always be the most racist sport on the planet, even with a black man as it's one true remaining superstar.

"Faldo should have corrected her on the spot, but boy that guy sure is funny. What next Baldwin? Hootie should be president of the NAACP and will be carving the Baldwin turkey at thanksgiving for life because he let you get a free round at Augusta? It seems like your morals have a low value on them when it comes to recognizing what's right and what isn't about the politics of golf.

I know because I'm still asked if I'm the caddy whenever I go out there to swing it, and kick everybody's Baldwin to boot.

Faldo's great but don't hang the blame for chiding his fellow commentator around the guy's neck. Its a-holes like you who joke about that stuff privately that create the situation where it seeps out on-air. And the fact that you would even write a post saying that she (i'm not saying her name) owes her career to Tiger shows that you value that and the mighty US $ over the right thing.

Its the Nassau street coke again, right? Remember, do the coke AFTER you write the blog entry, not before.
2008-01-30 @ 04:23

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