Where we are with Wie, personification of the storm
“There was a time, so long ago, there was a time, but here we are again, in the calm before the storm.”
Those are the words of Panamanian-born singer/guitarist/actor Ruben Blades, and they echo in my mind as a I read about the latest episode in the pathetic saga of Hawaii’s Michelle Wie. Pathos, after all, is that moment “of pity, sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow.” As human beings, we should not feel pride, happiness, or glee over the suffering of another. Let’s remember that Michelle Wie never gloated over her successes, nor ridiculed those who placed behind her. Her major crimes were to register for tournament judged beyond her ability, to take spots arguably owed to professional golfers, and to renounce her amateur status at a stage in her career judged too far too soon.
Why do we feel such passion, such anger, such frustration, over the spate of recent events involving the former glory girl (now apparently, the gory girl) of golf? Perhaps because she brought us so close, allowed us to dream, then apparently betrayed us with ungoddess-like behavior.
After Annika Sorenstam so nearly made the cut at the Colonial, Wie took up the challenge and nearly survived a pair of Men’s tournament cuts. Along the way, she won a USGA title at age 13, at which point she became convinced (or someone convinced her) of her own superiority. The path of hubris was swift: a courtship by Nike, a proclamation of excellence, a renunciation of amateur status, a large-money contract. What was missing along the way were victories.
Comparisons to Tiger Woods were inevitable. Tiger’s dad, however, was a military guy who was savy beyond his education. Earl knew enough to resist the seductive come-ons of the equipment companies and agents, fighting them off as his son acquired six USGA titles. Not runner-up finishes, not top-ten placements, but titles. In contrast, B.J. Wie and his wife allowed the seduction to take place, replacing testimony of achieved victory with optimism for predicted success. A second USGA title was lost in the final match, and since then, not a single trophy for first place has found tether in the Wie household.
In this uncharted territory, where does the adrift Wie find herself floating? Convinced of a wrist injury that may or may not be true, finding herself on the outside of college golf looking in, with no hope of representing Stanford in NCAA competition, the girl is lost. The hope for success on the PGA tour is dashed, the dreams of rewriting the LPGA record books are gone. What is left is a damaged competitor, badly in need of rest and recuperation.
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Have they put too much of some chemical in the tap water in San Jose?
The answer is simple, because so many people want to sleep with her.
Does anyone think that Alex posts again and again because he is so concerned about the issues!!!!
How about Judge Smails, Stanley, One-Putt and the other guys.
It's all about obsession and that obsession is just about looking at a hot girl and wanting to do things with her and the talk is due to that.
No no no Matthey, you should learn to speak for yourself. I seriously doubt that any of the folks you mentioned are thinking about sleeping with Bubbles (except for maybe Putt4par, you forgot about him). As for myself, no, she is young enough to be my granddaughter and more confused and disallusioned than Paris Hilton. So sleeping with her is the last thing on my mind.
It does not have anything to do with "obsession" either. I hope your day job is not related to psychology, otherwise, there will be numerous misdiagnoised patients roming the streets.
There's a glaring omission in your piece. You credulously wonder why there is so much antipathy for Bubbles, absolving her of all responsibility for her image. Have you forgotten that, prior to her complete meltdown, she used to make a habit of making cocky, hubristic pronouncements? Remember that this is the girl who said that she would beat the men, and she mentioned Tiger Woods specifically. No, when I ponder Bubbles' predicament, an old truth comes to mind: "He who exalts himself will be humbled."
Remember that play was suspended on Friday due to rain, requiring that the second round be completed the next day. So, Bubbles went out there to play her second round . . . but then, after about six holes, it hit her. "Wait," said she, "This is Saturday. I don't play on weekends! I'm outta here!"
Your obsession with Wie is like a young boy who gets a new girlfriend and he can't stop talking about her all the time.
Say this boys girlfriend is called Sara.
Any time someone says something, he says well Sara thinks they are really good, or Sara always says they aren't the best or Sara this Sara that.
You guys are just like that. You are like love sick teenager.
To be honest the girl has an absolutely top knotch body on her. I could go into detail to describe the different attributes but she is fantastic in every way that a hetrosexual man would want. She is far and away the best looking of the lady golfers.
And that is why people want to talk and talk about her.
A) Place both hands in front of your face
B) Firmly grasp your bottom lip with both hands
C) now stretch that lip out as far as you can.
D) pull it over the top of your head til it reaches the nape of your neck.
and finally,( Now follow this carefuly, LanceR, this is the E you always talk about.
E) Holding that stretched lip tight against the back of your neck, do what you do best and SUCK !
personal pedophilic tendencies on those
around him like a true sociopath, Judge.
Pay no attention to this degenerate.
Don't u grown men have nothing better to do than attack a 17 year old girl?
Mind your own business and get on with your lives will you? Pathetic !!
Sorry Kathy, I have never attacked MW.
I leave that up to the old pensioners withtime on their hands.
Apparently you don't believe in free speech and the right of anyone to exercise right guaranteed by the first amendment to the constitution.
If you think that the privilege of exchanging ideas and opinions is the exclusive province uneducated, illiterate broads, well, you are just exhibiting your monumental stupidity.
You should read up on "PMS."
". . . she is fantastic in every way that a hetrosexual [sic] man would want."
Well, that leaves putt4par out.
So that is your idea of a "Wie exercise?" It is no wonder you were recently hospitalized, they just let you out a Wie bit early.
Kathy, you said: "Don't u grown men have nothing better to do than attack a 17 year old girl?" Good grammar Kathy, you express yourself quite well (and you are calling us pathetic)? Also Putt4par is actually right on this one. If you ever group any of us together in a general category, Putt4par should be grouped by himself as no one else exhibits his mental instability.
Yes, anyone who writes "you" as "u" either has to be under 18 or a complete dolt. Whenever I see that, I automatically know I shouldn't take the person seriously.
The double negative was also a nice touch is that eloquently stated quote. But, with a little hard work and practice, I am sure she could improve to a fourth grade level in ample time.
I am not at all sure that Kathy could improve her communication skills to the fourth grade level.
She is so dumb she should have been twins.