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Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
You are right Tim.

The act is getting old. She is just making a fool of herself going out in those lpga majors and getting 3rd, 3rd, 5th and 26th placings.

That's not to mention the other lpga tournaments in which she was a sideshow with 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 17th places.

It's time that the circus sideshow was stopped.

She doesn't deserve those exemptions, there are many other players who deserve them more.

If Kimberly Kim had got those exemptions she would have won all those events, instead of wasting the exemptions on Wie.

When will the lpga learn!
03/21/07 @ 16:39
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Tim,

Stanley has finally seen the light

And I agree with both you and him.

Do you suppose he was being sarcastic? I hope not.

03/21/07 @ 17:43
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
As a Wie supporter I heartily agree with the Rolex Ranking of 18--and I plan to claim that Michelle Wie has exceeded expectations in every tournament this year where her finish is higher than 18th. I will even make adjustments if all higher ranked golfers are not in the field. If only 12 of the top 18 are in the field make it higher than 12th, and I won't count a tie for places 8 to 12 as exceeding expectatons. If you believe Michelle is is rightly ranked at 18th you should have no problem agreeing with these claims.
03/21/07 @ 19:49
Comment from: Matthew [Visitor] Email
Stanley is obviously being sarcastic. However she only got those places because she got freebies into the events.

The Amateur Champion Kimberly Kim should have been given those exemptions. She knows how to win.
03/21/07 @ 19:55
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

Those were indeed the words of a dyed-in-the-wool Wie Warrior.

You have frankly admitted that you will be happy as a clam as long as Bubbles finishes at least 18th in all her events.

Wins? What are those? As long as she plays well, has fun, and learns something, that's all that matters.

Bubbles battle cry could well be, "I'm number 18, I'm number 18!"
03/21/07 @ 20:35
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Alex

Can't you read? I said nothing about being happy with 18th. I merely said she would be exceeding expectations if she did BETTER than 18th--or whatever the place would be corresponding to her world ranking among the players at that tournament. I want her to win--but how could anyone criticize a performance than is clearly better than expectations based on world rankings.
03/21/07 @ 20:52
Comment from: Florida Mike [Visitor] Email
Tim, If you find the "berry flavor" as opposed to the "lemon-lime" it is not quite as bad. I agree with you that this natural pick me up is quite good. ...Mike
03/22/07 @ 07:36
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

Sorry, pal. I just figured that if Bubbles was exceeding your expectations, that you would be happy with the results.

And yes, I can read. It's just that your posts are so full of contradictions that at times one must infer certain things.

Jim C, I kow you WANT bubbles to win, but that may not be enough to make it happen. After all, you predicted multiple wins for her last year and they never happened even though you WANTED them to happen.

Since you're referring to the ability to read, try reading some of your own fantasies. They are quite entertaining.
03/22/07 @ 11:57
Comment from: John Brandon [Visitor] Email
I believe her advisers are doing her great harm. She either refuses to play full time with greats like Gulbis, Creamer and Annika. Instead of trying to be the first to play on the PGA tour events on a regular basis she should make her mark on the LPGA. She is only disrespecting the Lady Pro's by refusing to compete with them.
03/24/07 @ 10:34
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
John Brandon,
What do you mean greats like Gulbis, Creamer and Annika?
Annika is the only one of those who should be described as great.
03/24/07 @ 18:10
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
Wie has no professional wins, and when
her career is over before turning 20, she
will still have no professional wins.

She'll make a Capriati style comeback in
her mid-twenties, "getting closer" again
but will still win nothing.

And then, thankfully, she will be gone
for good...
03/28/07 @ 06:29
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Booger,

You must have missed tje latest memo from the Wie Warriors.

Johnny N has stated that Bubbles will definitely win an LPGA tournament in 2007.

Jim C has seconded that prediction, but has gone one better. He says that Bubbles will win a major.

putt4par isn't so sure. He says that Bubbles has a "chance" to win this year, just as she had last year.

And the erstwhile GhetRheel say don't even expect too much from the Winless Wonder for about seven more years when she is twenty-four.

Norman, One-Putt, and the immortal Alan are hiding in seclusion.

Syanley, however, is still hanging in there.
03/28/07 @ 16:37
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Please excuse the typos.
03/28/07 @ 16:40
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Laura Baugh had no professional wins and only one top ten in a Major(a T8)--but Laura Baugh still maintains a presence in the sport of golf. Indeed, she has given advice to Michelle Wie.
03/28/07 @ 17:37
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Jim,
It is very interesting that Laura Baugh wants to give advice. Perhaps she should give advice to Natalie Gulbis on how to keep her 130+ no win streak going.

Maybe Laura's advice on how to win might not be the most reliable of advise.
03/28/07 @ 17:49
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

Never mind Laura Baugh.

Now that Bubbles has withdrawn from the first LPGA major, which other major will she win this year?

Will she win any other LPGA events?










03/29/07 @ 07:49
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stanley,

Laura Baugh? Natalie Gulbis? What do they have to do with this thread?

I thought that you Wie-wee's said it wasn't nice to call attention to the fact that a golfer hasn't ever won a tournament.

So Natalie has never won an LPGA event. So what? Neither has Bubbles and she got at least ten times as much hype. At least Natalie is still competing . She's at least trying to get a win
03/29/07 @ 07:58
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex,
What are you talking about? Of course Natalie is competing, she isn't injured. Wie will be competing at the Ginn Open starting April 12th so don't get your knickers in a twist waiting for it to happen.
03/29/07 @ 10:29
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stanley,

Whence comes your information that definitely states that Bubbles will be in the Ginn field on April 12?

Is it from the same sources that said that Bubbles fell running in a park on Oahu? Or the one that said the fall occurred at Stanford?

Does your info come from the same anonymous people that said Bubbles first had a broken wrist, then a sprained wrist, then a ligament "injury", and then that Bubbles' "injury" was a private matter?

Was Bubbles in the Ginn field last year? How did she wangle a sponsors' exemption to this event?

Come on, Stanley, we need answers! Inquiring minds want to know.
03/29/07 @ 11:01
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex,
What do you mean wangle a sponsors exemption? Michelle can pretty much pick any lpga events she wants to play up to the maximum allowed, with the exemption of exclusive events like the ADT Championship.

The tournament director at the Ginn has said that Michelle is entered to play the event, and she has assured him that she will play it if she is healty to play.

On her injury, sorry that you are so behind the times, for one who is so interested, but to keep you up to date, Michelle is playing full swing golf again. However playing 4 rounds of the Kraft, along with all the practice she would have done in preparation was considered too much pressure to put on the wrist and would have brought a very big chance of doing more permanent damage to the injury and leaving her sidelined from the game for some time.

The Wie's took the sensible approach and decided it wasn't worth risking it. For the Ginn hopefully she will be ready to play tournament golf.

By the way Alex, were you serious about asking how she got an exemption?
03/29/07 @ 11:13
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Big Stan,

You didn't reply to my question which was, and still is, where do you get your information?
03/29/07 @ 11:27
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex,
I have said before that I am in the golf industry which makes me privy to some extra information.

However in the case of the Ginn Open, it has been widely reported in newspapers that she has been invited.
03/29/07 @ 11:54
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Big Stan,

That's not good enough, my man.

What newspapers, when and where?

I read the complete sports' pages of the Chicago Tribune and the Sun-Times EVERYDAY and I've never seen a word about Bubbles in the Ginn Open.
03/29/07 @ 13:00
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stanley,

On the website of the Ginn Open, no mention is made of Bubbles being in the field or having been granted a sponsors' exemption.

The official tournament field listed on the website does not list Bubbles on it. This list was last updated March 20, 2007.

I made a telephone call to tournament headquarters at (407)662-1700 about thirty minutes ago to inquire about the possibility of Bubbles competing at the Ginn. The lady who replied told me that as of March 27, 2007, Bubbles had not yet been added to the list of golfers to be teeing it up at the Ginn. Incidentally, Nancy Lopez is definitely in the field.

Now Stanley, Bubbles may yet be in the field at the Ginn, but I think that whatever sources from which you garnered your information may be exercising wishful thinking.

Stan, when saying that something has been widely reported, you should be advised that ouija boards, crystal balls, and wishing wells don't count.
03/29/07 @ 13:46
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
By the way Alex, Michelle was also invited to the 2006 Ginn Open, but she didn't take an invite then due to the small number of exemptions that she could accept, just 6 for 2006 on the lpga tour.

It was one that she really wanted to play though, so playing the 2007 event should be really nice for her and the viewers in general.
Of course that's assuming that she is ready to play and that her wrist is good and pain free for that event.
03/29/07 @ 13:54
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stanley,

Never ask a man in my profession to be trusting.

You showed yourself to be a master equivocator with the last sentence of your post:...assuming that she is ready to play and that her wrist is good and pain free for that event...

What if she isn't all those things for the Ginn? Can we expect more excuses? Or even for her to decline the invitation?
03/29/07 @ 14:17
Comment from: TR [Visitor] Email
Geeze, you asked the guy to show you
something in the newspaper that said
she planned to play and he did. What
the hell else you want from him? He
sure as hell can't GUARANTEE it. Let
it go.
03/29/07 @ 14:56
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
TR,

I don't know you and I certainly need no advise from a lightweight who thinks using the word "hell" makes him a tough guy.

As they say down home, "if you ain't got a dog on the fight, stay out of it."
03/29/07 @ 16:28
Comment from: TR [Visitor] Email
Okay, if you say so. I just can't believe
you called tournament headquarters to
see if Michelle Wie was playing. Who
cares? They probably thought you were
a groupie.
03/29/07 @ 17:57
Comment from: Tim McDonald [Member] Email
You guys don't know what you're getting into with Alex. He's like a dog with a bone when you get him on Michelle Wie.

Lock your doors, change your phone numbers, consider hiring security. You've got Alex on the subject. Prepare for battle.
03/30/07 @ 03:58
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
TR,

Pay no attention to Tim. I am no where near the ogre that he is portraying me to be.

Big Stan and I were engaging in some casual banter, as is our wont; we do it all the time

Stan inferred that it was a sure thing that Bubbles would be teeing it up ar the Ginn Open.

I did some cursory research, something I do practically every day, and found that Bubbles was not if fact in the field two weeks before it was to start. That is how a person dedicated to fact instead of fiction ascertains the truth.

Bubbles will probably wait until April 6, the deadline for entry, to announce her intentions for the Ginn. Sort of like being fashionably late.
03/30/07 @ 07:21
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
As you can probably tell TR, Alex is a dedicated fan of the lpga tour. He even has their deadlines for entry off to a tee.

Don't let any of his rants fool you. He knows that if he insults the lpga tour or insults Michelle Wie, it will annoy people and getting people annoyed will actually spur them into action, and they might actually watch a bit of the lpga tour, instead of just saying it is a great tour, and then flicking to the next channel.

Alex is a very fine example of a man dedicated to a cause. Perhaps he should be made an honorary patron of the lpga tour.
03/30/07 @ 11:24
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stanley,

I don't want to break your anti-Paula bubble, but she just rang up a nifty 67 in the second round of the Kraft to tie Lorena for the top spot.

The trouble is that her 67 may bring Ronnie out of the woodwork with some of his own particular brand of Paula adulation.
03/30/07 @ 18:30
Comment from: kentpeter@sbcglobal.net [Visitor] Email
Watch Paula take a hold of this and be a major winner like she is destined to be.
03/31/07 @ 05:01
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
kentpeter,

Whether or not Paula goes on to win the Kraft is of little interest to me. To my mind, the entire LPGA tour is boring, like watching paint dry.

The only reason that I brought up the subject is that Stanley adn the other Wie-wee's like to put great emphasis not so much on winning a tournament, but being competitive in majors.

With Paula being tied for the lead after two rounds, and with the best round ot the tournament, I wonder if they think that Paula is competitive in the Kraft.

Let's see if they try to downplay her game at the Kraft thus far, or to somehow qualify it to this point.
03/31/07 @ 08:41
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex,
Paula is certainly competitive at the Kraft. She has been competitive at many major championships. What she has not been so far is, in contention to win, on the back nine 4th round of a major championship.

You might like to note that Paula started the 2006 Kraft with rounds of 71 and 69. A 79 followed in the 3rd round for her to take her out of contention for the title.
03/31/07 @ 09:22
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stanley,

Beautiful! It didn't require an hour for you to denigrate her play thus far, despite her FIVE WINS and many high finishes.

Stanley, if Paula wins the Kraft, how will you downplay her victory?

I predict you will say something like "she only won by a single stroke" or, "Paula barely hung on" or better still, "if Bubbles had been in the field, things would have been different."

Come on , Stanley, you can do it! You cah probably do better than any of those I mentioned.
03/31/07 @ 10:14
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex,
If Paula wins the Kraft Nabisco, she will have done well. Simple as that.

Even if Paula wins by one shot, it's still a win.
03/31/07 @ 13:19
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Tim,
Now that Bubbles has officially bailed out of the Ginn Open, it should be amusing to see the lengths to which the Wie-wee's are willing to go to rationalize her lack of intestinal fortitude.

I came upon a blog initiated by Stacy on April 19, 2006. The gist of this masterpiece is that Bubbles is capable of beating at least half the men on the PGA tour. A lot of other outrageous claims and predictions are made by the usual culprits. None of the nonsense predicted has come close to fruition. It's Wie Warrior insanity to the max. Makes for some hilarious and entertaining reading.
04/01/07 @ 11:09
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex,
Why are you discussing intestinal fortitude. Do you think that if Ernie came back early from his knee injury and did himself an even bigger injury that it would have proved his intestinal fortitude?
Lot of good that would have been to him if his injured himself worse than he had already.
04/01/07 @ 11:27
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stanley,

Ernie is not the subject of this blog

Three days ago you made these staements, among others:

"Wie will be competing at the Ginn Open starting April 12."

"The tournament director at the Ginn Open has sid that Michelle is entered to play the event."

I said that those statements were wishful thinking. As it turns out, they were exactly that.

Bubbles was never on any roster of entrants to the Ginn Open. There was never any chance of her playing in that event.

She doesn't have the stomach for tough competition anymore, and it is becoming increasingly doubtful that she can regain any semblance of competitive spirit.

04/01/07 @ 11:50
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Wow, Alex those are pretty bold statements, and they mean that if Wie plays even one lpga event in 2007 you will have been proved wrong. Then again, you are used to that.
04/01/07 @ 12:36
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Hey Stanley,

Don't beg the question.

You are the one that posted the false claims that Bubbles was in the field and would tee it up at the Ginn Open.

Speaking of being wrong, several Wie skeptics are now petitioning Congress to declare a national holiday the next time a Wie Warrior is right about anything.
04/01/07 @ 12:42
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex,
She was offered a sponsors exemption to the Ginn, and it was been held open for her, as many stories proved.

She declined the invitation though as has been reported. That's a good decision because there is no point in rushing back from an injury and risk doing more damage to it.
04/01/07 @ 14:09
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Don't be alarmed!Everything will be all right!

The loud sounds you are hearing are merely the heads of Wie Warriors exploding at the thought of Morgan Pressel becoming the youngest golfer in history to win a major on any tour.

Bubbles has gone into seclusion and BJ has been put on suicide watch.

The word is out that Sony and Nike have sent their reps out already to sign Morgan to large endorsement contracts.

The word from the Wie camp is to stay calm and wait for damage control to kick in.
04/01/07 @ 18:59
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex,
You are wrong, Morgan is not the youngest golfer to win on any tour. However she was the youngest to win on any womens tour.

As regards those endorsement contracts, she is just not as marketable as Wie is. Morgan should get an increase in endorsements, but it wouldn't be anywhere near what Wie gets.
04/02/07 @ 14:00
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stanley,

On another thread, I corrected myself

Young Tom Morris won the Open in 1868.

A rumor is afoot that Bubbles will not compete for the rest of the year.

If true, that should put a dent in her marketability.

If morgan wins even another time this year, Bubbles may never play again.
04/02/07 @ 18:28
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex,
Did you start that rumour?
Michelle will play soon enough. Try to contain yourself, as your excitement is obvious.
04/03/07 @ 18:08
Comment from: Bill in Carmel [Visitor] Email
Great comment...I am as sure as I am of anything that her injury is faked.
The poor little girl has been so badly managed and exploited, she has no confidence in her game.
04/12/07 @ 19:13

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