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Comment from: Ken [Visitor]
Seems like Brett Avery took a nice refreshing sip of vinegar.

I attached a link to a column by Glenn Dicky, renowned SF sportswriter. It's an essay on the significance of the young phenom. If anything, negative press often gives way to thoughtful analysis.

"Michelle Wie and Star Power"

06/05/06 @ 17:01
Comment from: The Scrambler [Visitor]
Avery post - "Wie seems to spend a split second too long over the ball and it spins off the lip, all but dooming her chances. She spins away from the ball in disgust, a moment that's a candidate for clip of the day, and the spectators let out a groan"

Clip of the day? What a pr*ck! Never mind that a 16 year old girl was floating at the cut line all day, this jerk-off wants to make the clip of the day the agony of her just missing.

Yes, Sean, we're very proud that the doom you predicted throughout the entire round finally occurred - it must make you feel like a real man!
06/05/06 @ 18:32
Comment from: ToddCommish [Visitor]
Uhh, people are allowed to be negative about an over-hyped phenom, no matter what her potential might be. It doesn't make them horrible people (though they may be), it doesn't make them good people (though they probably aren't).
06/05/06 @ 18:46
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
ToddCommish, what exactly is over-hyped? Are they hyping her makeup-application skills, her ability with nuclear physics, her skill-set with animal telepathy? No, buddy boy, they are "hyping" her phenomenal skill with a golf club and ball. True, she cannot putt yet (dimensionally challenged, like me) but she is not over-hyped. For over-hype, follow either of the championship playoff series in the NHL or NBA, or the Soccer/Football World Cup in any country but the USA. As far as Wie is concerned, she has earned every bit of attention that she gets. It is my opinion that the jealous Brett Avery has a vendetta of sorts, probably as a never-was.
06/05/06 @ 19:03
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
NO WIN WIE -- Can you say "CHOKE ! ! !, AGAIN ! ! !
06/05/06 @ 19:22
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Ron Mon, The only thing that I find more egregious than the ridiculous fawning over Bubbles by you and the other Wie-wee's, is the politically correct and nauseating commentary by the Wie sycophants on the Golf Channel. If one would believe their bootlicking tripe, there isn't a person connected with golf on Planet Earth who thinks that Bubbles isn't the coming of the golf Messiah.
06/05/06 @ 21:38
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
John D...What do you choke on?

Alex...How am I fawning? Taking the literal definition of the word, you are way off base. Where did Bubbles come from...did you borrow that as you borrow most of your ideas? Isn't tripe a fish? I thought that Tiger was the golf messiah.
06/05/06 @ 21:57
Comment from: ToddCommish [Visitor]
From dictionary.com (and I agree)

o·ver·hype ( P ) Pronunciation Key (vr-hp)
tr.v. Slang o·ver·hyped, o·ver·hyp·ing, o·ver·hypes
To promote or publicize to excess: Promoters grossly overhyped the movie.

You'll notice the definition makes no mention of skill or accomplishment. It merely speaks to the amount of promotion and/or publicity. And there's no way you can dispute she's overhyped.

Whether or not she deserves it is another matter entirely.
06/06/06 @ 00:06
Comment from: John Neal [Visitor]
Ron-Mon & Scrambler,

Having been long ranked with the Wie-Nuts, it may surprize you that I disagree with your position. I read the blog in question, and felt Mr. Avery paid Michelle the highest compliment that he had to offer.

He evaluated her game against that of her playing partners as if she were Mike Wiezner, a 36 year-old male club pro from Weehawken. When she played up to the standards of the field he said so. When she didn't he said so. When she chipped in from a one footed stance he let you know something unusually good had happened. When her putts kept kissing the edge and not dropping he predicted it would catch up with her--it did.

As for the "highlight clip". That was in fact, clearly the moment that Michelle realized that it was not going to happen today. Like it or not, it was the single moment that told the story of the day in one picture, just like the poor jumper careening off the end of the ski-jump on Wide World of Sports for so many years. Had Michelle not been floating on the edge of the cut line for 27 holes, as Mr. Avery was careful to point out, there would have been no drama in that moment. Because she was right there for so long, it became an "agony of defeat" moment.

Incidentally, the WWofSports jumper was named Vinko Bogataj. He actually only suffered a mild concussion as a result of his spectacular fall, and returned to competition the following year. Just as I, and most likely Mr. Avery, expect to Michelle back for another try in '07.
06/06/06 @ 01:07
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member]
John D...What do you choke on?

I choke everytime I read one of your asinine posts, praising the winless wonder. I cannot think of anyone, except maybe 'Monty', who has been so highly acclaimed for losing. But at least Monty has a PGA win.
06/06/06 @ 07:04
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Ron Mon, No, tripe is not a fish. It is the intestine of a bovine creature. It is eaten as a stew or soup in several southern and eastern European countries. You should try it sometime. It's way better than the crow you'll have to eat if you keep backing Bubbles.
06/06/06 @ 07:13
Comment from: Bob Dobbs [Visitor]
Thank God noone reads this web site because it would do more harm to the game of golf with its collection of sexist sociopaths than anything Hootie and Billy could ever do.

Continue to sink into the oblivion of insignificance as you so deeply deserve.
06/06/06 @ 11:43
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Oh no! Not another effeminate metrosexual! Bob Dobbs doesn't like Hootie OR Billy! Well then, I guess the Masters' executive committee will just have to replace them with Martha of the Nags. After all, just look how those dinosaurs have ruined the Master's. Why, it's only sold out for the next five years!
06/06/06 @ 14:18
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
How pathetic does one have to be to think that a nickname (e.g. Bubbles) will reduce the value of someone? As pathetic as someone who takes shots at a teenage golfer attempting to break boundaries. Alex, John D. and ToddCommish are the same guys who will jump on and off the bandwagon at their whim and fancy. Again, take your shots at the adults who hype Wie, not at the golfer herself.
06/06/06 @ 16:16
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member]
How pathetic ....... Again, take your shots at the adults who hype Wie, not at the golfer herself.

I Say Again.....

I choke everytime I read one of your asinine posts, praising the winless wonder. I cannot think of anyone, except maybe 'Monty', who has been so highly acclaimed for losing. But at least Monty has a PGA win.
06/06/06 @ 21:04
Comment from: BV [Visitor]
ROTFLMAO - Ron Mon, you really walked into that one with your eyes wide shut! ;) John D put the monkey square on YOU. Before y'all think I'm takin' sides here: I think the young lady has a HUGE future (and future earning potential), and I do think she receives more coverage than her current skills merit. Is there ANYONE with half a brain who can argue against THAT position? ;)
06/07/06 @ 13:39
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Only thing worse than nicknames is acronyms that no one gets, BV or Bob. Have you noticed that Tiger is old now, and the marketing machine needs a new, attractive figure to keep golf in the public eye? Guess who fits that bill? So, now you have Wie as golfer, model, and who knows what else. So yes, I can argue that position. My eyes are only shut when I sleep. John D., by the way, is a monkey...barely evolved.
06/07/06 @ 13:46

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