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Comment from: Paul W [Visitor] Email
The guy quit for a job at the PGA, Wie didn't fire him. Typical posting at this site, unencumbered by facts. Do you guys stay up late dreaming up this stuff?

Next year I hear Wie is planning to change schools. Are you going to say she was blaming her school for her "bad" results. Oops, I shouldn't give you any ideas for future posts....
10/19/06 @ 12:21
Comment from: JR [Visitor] Email
Paul....if you read the article carefully,
he didn't state that MW fired the agent,
just changed her team....
10/19/06 @ 13:52
Comment from: Banana Boat Bill [Visitor]
I dont think they changed managers because of Michelle's poor play. It looks like Greg Nared is sent in because he was responsible for signing Michelle up to her multimillion dollar endorsements.
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http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061019/SPORTS09/610190336/1054/SPORTS

"Nike manager is Wie's new agent...

...Greg Nared, a Nike manager who spent nearly three years recruiting Wie to the swoosh. Nike signed her to a five-year deal when she turned pro last year at age 16"
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Now that Michelle is looking like a poor return on their investment (at least in the short run), Nike sends their man in to take charge of the chaotic situation.

I expect from now on, Michelle's interviews to suddenly become intelligent and well thought out... and memorized.
10/19/06 @ 14:46
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
Banana Bread for Brains, Banana Boat Bill? The Wie endorsement deal has been a HUGE success - Nike made their money back (and then some) within months. Have you looked at Nike's numbers in their women's golf clothong line alone?
10/19/06 @ 19:32
Comment from: Temper Temper [Visitor] Email
I have not looked at Nike's financial reports lately so I don't know what, if any economic impact Michelle has had on there profits. One thing that I do know is that Nike did not become the brand it is today by associating itself with losers. Rest assured, profits aside Nike will not renew Michelle's contract if her results do not include some wins. As far as the women's clothing line being hot, I wouldn't be too proud of that line--It's nothing but skin-tight mini skirts and revealing tank tops, not that I don't like seeing a little skin on the course, but using a 16/17 year-old to market this slut wear is pretty low, even for Nike.
10/19/06 @ 21:44
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Come on guys. Look who left Team Wie.
ROSS BERLIN. Doesn't that name ring
a bell? He's the guy who was implicated
by Greg Johnson as the hatchet man in the
removal of Greg Johnson as Wie's caddy.

Ross Berlin's effectiveness in his job
was destroyed by the media coverage
given to Greg Johnson's complaints. If
his name recognition as the Greg Johnson
hatchet man was ten times what it was for
anything else, how was he to do his job
effectively?






10/19/06 @ 22:43
Comment from: Bill [Visitor] Email
Lets see, if Bananna Boat Bill is correct, if Nared spent three years recruiting Wie for the swoosh, that would mean she had made contact with an agent, thus did she not fall under some kind of violation of amateur status? The would affect her if she won something, besides a USGA deal, they turn their backs on the rules if it affects their gates in the future...
Next she will appear at Stanford and somehow manipulate the NCAA to allow her to play in selected events for the Stanford Cardinal Women's Golf Team, as it would be good for college golf. Let them do it. Then the college girls could hate her as much as the LPGA Women supposidly do...
10/20/06 @ 12:14
Comment from: Bill [Visitor] Email
Temper Temper, do you realize you have insulted the greatest marketing group in the world...

Now realistically, do you really think they give a damn about Michelle and her image? If she grows 2 inches more, Hawaii will be showing...

Nike would whore themselves with a 6 year old if it made them money. I won't wear the produce, even when offered for free, and refuse to allow the stuff in my golf shop...
10/20/06 @ 14:53
Comment from: Bad Joke [Visitor]
The greatest marketing group in the world is debeers.
10/21/06 @ 17:54
Comment from: Livestrong [Visitor] Email
Good point Bad Joke! Should we tell them the diamond markets dirty little secret? The one about their use of slave labor, no everybody already knows that one.

Diamonds are worthless! That's right those shiny littlre rocks that we pay so much for are essentially worthless lumps of coal. There are more diamonds in the world than grains of sand, but by withholding their "precious" commodity from the market they have created a false balance of supply and demand, thus making diamonds valuable.

10/26/06 @ 12:36

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