BamBam ... Bamberger has a new club. Let's hit him with it.
BamBam is obviously looking for a new playmate since Pebbles grew up. Problem is, he went about it the wrong way. Waited a day to tell the new girl on the block that she did something naughty. Unfortunately, he didn’t tell her straight out, just went behind her back and told Mr. Slate, who blew the whistle. Fred drove the new girl away while Barney just said, “a-hee hee hee.”
You’d think that Michael Bamberger would have better things to do than bust a rising star. You’d think that Michelle’s dad, Nike, the Morris agency, and Samsung would have advised her to ask for a rules official NO MATTER WHAT. Bamberber and Wie deserve each other. His aging arrogance and her youthful hubris make a delightful couple. Truth is, I pity Bamberger, who answered “That didn’t occur to me. I was still in my reporter’s mode. I wanted to talk to her first” when asked why he didn’t bring it up before the round ended.
What does that mean, “my reporter’s mode"? Does that mean he resisted justice in order to advance a story line by his non-action? If so, he should have his press credentials confiscated. What could have been so god-awful compelling that he would not bring it up to Michelle or an official on the spot? Were Mr. and Mrs. Haverkamp hitting more balls into the pond?
“I thought about it more and was just uncomfortable that I knew something. Integrity is at the heart of the game.” Is integrity at the heart of reporting? Clearly Bamberger does not subscribe to simple human compassion. While individual integrity is at the heart of the game, so is communal integrity.
Does this let Wie off the hook? Hardly. When asked what method she used to calculate her drop spot, Michelle commented: “the triangle thing to make sure that you’re not closer.” I believe that it is called geometry, which she may or may not have studied in school. Victim of her own success, I guess.
I’m getting sick of outside influences in golf. People calling in with violations they saw on t.v., spectators bringing something up 24 hours later, yadda, yadda, yadda. Compared to golf, NFL instant replay looks like a science.
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Can you give me one other incident where someone "walked off" the distance from a drop area to the flag stick during a tournament. Where were the officials when this idiot was walking all over the course. Fortunately, I have not heard from Bumburger since and care not to.
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