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#16 Anybodyhome

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

lol @ all of this

 

Keep waiting for that Sunday when he comes from behind...



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

Yet everyone you listed finished behind Tiger....and Tiger had no chance.

 

Your hate for a professional golfer is hilarious.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:00 PM

Hoping Woodland can knock this down. I want to see some more golf.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:02 PM

Yet everyone you listed finished behind Tiger....and Tiger had no chance.

 

Your hate for a professional golfer is hilarious.

 

Yep, I get a huge laugh every time he doesn't win and we have to listen to the media talk about "almost" until the next tournament....

 

... and, btw, Tiger said in his post-round interview that his back didn't start having problems until the 12th hole today...



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:03 PM

Yep, I get a huge laugh every time he doesn't win and we have to listen to the media talk about "almost" until the next tournament....

 

 

Do you laugh at every single other golfer in the world that has fewer wins this season than he does?



#21 Anybodyhome

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:05 PM

Do you laugh at every single other golfer in the world that has fewer wins this season than he does?

 

No, because they don't get any media coverage... at all....ever...

 

...who won today? Everyone forgotten already?



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:05 PM

Bad putt. Just a bad putt.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:06 PM

No, because they don't get any media coverage... at all....ever...

 

I guess the media should have covered Fowler, Kuchar, and Simpson instead. Worked out well for them.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:07 PM

I like Scott a lot. Great golfer and a stand up guy. Glad to see him win.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:09 PM

I like Scott a lot. Great golfer and a stand up guy. Glad to see him win.

 

Yep, agreed.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:44 PM

I thought Tiger was out of it too, but he played well today and missed a playoff by about and then inch.

I don't hate tiger, he's a great golfer. Although he's a poor example on the course sometimes the problem I have, like AnybodyHome, is the media slobbering over him.

He's right, they won't talk much about Scott winning tomorrow very much, they'll talk about Tiger almost winning more... Its dumb.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 11:23 PM

Halfway through the 3rd round, Rickie Fowler, Kuchar and Webb Simpson are all tied on top at -10.

 

But ESPN keeps telling us Tiger is "lurking"....  just one small problem. He's 4 holes ahead of the leaders, is +1 for the day and is in 17th place...

 

He'll probably be 7-8 shots behind by the end of Round 3, but if you listen to the talking heads, he's "in the hunt" or "prowling just behind the leaders" or some such other idiot analogy or pure fabrication just to get viewers.

 

 

Too funny.

 

Can this place ever have a golf thread that isn't littered with people pissing and moaning about Tiger Woods?

 

 

Me thinks not.

 

Quite an effort to do what Tiger did today with a back in spasm. 

 

Tiger's win rate dropped to like 40% I think and he only has 3 more PGA wins and $3,000,000 in prize money than his nearest competitor.

Clearly he sucks.

 

But seriously, ESPN, Golf Channel, CBS, whoever is only going for ratings. Blame the casual Golf Fan, Tiger is one of the few names they know. Networks want their attention so they can show them commercials, simple as that.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:26 AM

No, because they don't get any media coverage... at all....ever...

 

...who won today? Everyone forgotten already?

 

I don't know where you get the idea it's just the media orchestrating all this coverage.

 

I'm in the car A LOT, and I listen to PGA Tour radio on XM A LOT.

 

Most of the shows on this station are call in shows.  The funny thing is even when the hosts never even mention Tiger the topics brought up by the callers always leads to Tiger.

 

I remember a couple months ago there was a call in by one of the slathering Tiger haters to the morning show where he complained about the coverage Tiger gets and he's tired of the media talking about Tiger and only Tiger.

 

The host succinctly pointed out that he never mentioned the name Tiger that morning, that he introduced at least 10 subjects that were possible fodder for that day and not one of them included Tiger.

 

He went on to say that every call mentioning Tiger he consciously tried to change the topic away from Tiger.

 

BUT, Tiger was the overwhelming topic of converstion that day.  And, it wasn't even a day when there was breaking Tiger news, he hadn't even played the week previous.

 

Look, golf would have nowhere near the popularity it currently has if not for Tiger.  As a matter of fact before Tiger came on the scene I would bet professional golf was on the way out.  It had reached it's popularity height years before and was rapidly on the way down to obscurity.

 

I don't really have trouble understand peoples motives for not being too fond of Tiger, I do have trouble understanding people that go out of their way to have a need to show their distaste for him.

 

You started a thread to talk about Tiger and your main complaint is that too many people talk about Tiger

 

Is something wrong with that picture.  Reminds me of the kid that killed his parents then threw himself on the mercy of the court because he's an orphan.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:15 AM

 

 

Look, golf would have nowhere near the popularity it currently has if not for Tiger.  As a matter of fact before Tiger came on the scene I would bet professional golf was on the way out.  It had reached it's popularity height years before and was rapidly on the way down to obscurity.

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure where you get this.  Golf was on it's way out?  How?

 

I'm not denying that Tiger had an impact on the popularity of the game, especially for young people, but on it's way out?  Hardly.

 

 

People love a winner.  Tiger came on the tour and dominated for years, people love that...  see also Michael Jordan and guys of that type for proof of this.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:48 AM

My issue isn't with Tiger himself because I do not know the guy. As a matter of fact, I'm sure the vast majority of people don't know him. I have the same reaction and feelings about a lot of celebs/people and their almost cult-like following.

 

People love Tiger and will follow him to the ends of the Earth, or a golf tournament. But he's far from being approachable, likeable, friendly or even human.

 

People love Dale Earnhardt, Jr. too, and he seems to be a nice guy and somewhat approachable and friendly. But his level of success in his chosen profession is nowhere close to Tiger, relatively speaking. 

 

So, is it that people love a winner? Because Dale Earnhardt, Jr. certainly isn't a winner.

 

Kobe Bryant is another winner who is loved by fans, but is very much like Tiger in that he's very aloof, not real friendly and is sometimes a downright arrogant a$$ during pressers and interviews.

 

Then, on the opposite side of that coin is a guy like Phil Mickelson, who has drawn the ire of more than a few posters on this board even. But he's also a winner and a genuinely nice guy. Some have claimed he's a jerk around his competitors, but hey, when I'm competing, I'm there to win, not make friends.

 

So, yes, while the fans simply dictate via TV viewership and ratings who the media covers, I'm still trying to figure out what the viewing public uses as criteria when choosing their sports idols. 




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