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post #127 of 344

My Vote for STUPIDEST THREAD OF THE YEAR!!!!

 

I heard from my nephew's wife's hairstylist's brother's dentist's dry cleaner, that Phil Mickelson likes to steal the souls of small children to help cure his arthritis. He also doesn't use golf balls to practice, he use baby seals!!!!

 

No of you know the people that you are talking about....and therefore have absolutely no basis to bash or otherwise tarnish their names!  Whatever you think you saw or some inside source told you is rubbish…and probably an isolated incident.  I have witnessed a particularly famous “good guy” act like a total ass to a waitress at dinner, doesnt mmake him a jerk.  I have also witnessed a guy that was a huge jerk in college golf turn out to be a really good person.  Thing is none of us know the circumstances or context in which many of these things take place.

 

 

Someone should bust a cap in our asses!

post #128 of 344

Actually, I'm pretty sure that's the exact kind of behavior that does qualify one as a jerk.
 

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I have witnessed a particularly famous “good guy” act like a total ass to a waitress at dinner, doesnt mmake him a jerk.


 

post #129 of 344
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 I have witnessed a particularly famous “good guy” act like a total ass to a waitress at dinner, doesnt mmake him a jerk


Actually, it does make him jerk.  I don't cut anybody any slack who treats the waitress badly.  It's almost the definitive "jerk" behavior.

 

I think most of us are responding to watching the Bubba interview, hence, our opinions are based not on "reporting", but seeing Bubba in action, speaking his own words, making his own facial gestures, and generally acting like a paranoid, xenophobic rube.

 

 

 

 

post #130 of 344

I can tell you Bubba, is not a jerk.  He is a super nice guy.  I've known the guy for years, since college at University of Georgia.  While I will agree he has a firey temper, but he is a good person.

post #131 of 344

 

Oddly enough, Bubba's complete ignorance about the landmarks of France is a condemnation of the American educational system.  Anybody who gets into college should be at least marginally aware of the world outside of Dixie.  "Not a history major..."  He made grades (supposedly) good enough to keep him on the college golf team, which should mean he isn't a total ignoramus but apparently not.  You don't have to be a history major to know about the Eiffel Tower.  You could learn about that from a Superman comic book.  It's his oblivious disinterest in the world around him that makes him almost uncivilized.  That doesn't make him a bad person, per se, merely a barbarian.  I suppose we should just overlook it, because he doesn't know any better.  He's in the same boat with unfortunate illiterates from poor third world countries who have never been to school, so we should cut him some slack I guess.  He just doesn't know any better. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #132 of 344

I believe Bubba was WAY out of his comfort zone, and reacted badly. I think Bubba is a good guy that has no filter between his brain and his mouth. I've got to believe a lot of guys would have been frustrated under the same conditions, but be better able to control their emotions.

post #133 of 344

Bubba was wrong and believe he realized that. 

 

I do a great deal of collecting autographed memorabilia for a Children's Cancer foundation in my area and the biggest jerks I run across are Tiger and Gary Player.  I always get every request returned with a statement that they do not answer autographed requests.  Now, I just do not just send a letter, I send copies of the newspaper articles about all the good work the foundation does and even the tax info. 

 

The best have been Arnold by far, Jim Furyk, Phil, Gary McCord, Lee Trevino and Julie Inkster. 

post #134 of 344

I an actually understand a guy with Tiger's volume of fans having a policy like that or else he'd be inundated with requests. He definitely needs to sign more autographs at tourneys.
 

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I do a great deal of collecting autographed memorabilia for a Children's Cancer foundation in my area and the biggest jerks I run across are Tiger and Gary Player.  I always get every request returned with a statement that they do not answer autographed requests.  Now, I just do not just send a letter, I send copies of the newspaper articles about all the good work the foundation does and even the tax info. 


 

post #135 of 344

If you take isolated moments out of anyones life I'm sure you can build a case to make them appear to be a jerk.  We all have bad days and maybe act short tempered or rude towards people that don't deserve such treatment.   Tiger might be a jerk (I'm not around him all the time), but look at how much money and time he donates to charity, certainly more than most here. 

 

We tend to interpret when someone refuses to do what we want them to as being a jerk but they might have their reasons.  I donate to specific charities I wish to support, other charities that contact me I politely turn down and thus might think I'm a jerk. 

post #136 of 344

Rory Sabbatini

 

 

post #137 of 344
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Bubba was wrong and believe he realized that. 

 

I do a great deal of collecting autographed memorabilia for a Children's Cancer foundation in my area and the biggest jerks I run across are Tiger and Gary Player.  I always get every request returned with a statement that they do not answer autographed requests.  Now, I just do not just send a letter, I send copies of the newspaper articles about all the good work the foundation does and even the tax info. 

 

The best have been Arnold by far, Jim Furyk, Phil, Gary McCord, Lee Trevino and Julie Inkster. 



Says it all, maybe Tiger and GP are leaving the running of there lives to corporate entities and are unable to see life beyond there respective businesses.

 

post #138 of 344

Yeah Tiger is a real ******* for not sending you 100 dollar bills every time you write him a letter. Sure it would be nice of him but you expecting that is incredible self centered.
 

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Bubba was wrong and believe he realized that. 

 

I do a great deal of collecting autographed memorabilia for a Children's Cancer foundation in my area and the biggest jerks I run across are Tiger and Gary Player.  I always get every request returned with a statement that they do not answer autographed requests.  Now, I just do not just send a letter, I send copies of the newspaper articles about all the good work the foundation does and even the tax info. 

 

The best have been Arnold by far, Jim Furyk, Phil, Gary McCord, Lee Trevino and Julie Inkster. 



 

post #139 of 344
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I can tell you Bubba, is not a jerk.  He is a super nice guy.  I've known the guy for years, since college at University of Georgia.  While I will agree he has a firey temper, but he is a good person.



i'm not saying he is, i'm not saying he isn't. but the fact that you're his friend obviously means you don't think he is, otherwise you wouldn't be friends with him. i'm sure mike tyson's mom thinks he's the sweetest son a mother could have. 

post #140 of 344

well we all know for sure that Bubba would let the tour veterans kiss his ass

post #141 of 344
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well we all know for sure that Bubba would let the tour veterans kiss his ass



Well, at least the ones widely regarded as using gamesmanship to throw off their opponents.

post #142 of 344
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Well, at least the ones widely regarded as using gamesmanship to throw off their opponents.


 

In match play or a playoff, it used to be the norm.  A gamesmanship ploy might have cost Snead his winning putt on eighteen at the US Open one year (can't remember the details).  And it Dead Solid Perfect, the protagonist "slow plays" his "evil rival".  Maybe that's why they wouldn't let pro golfers in the clubhouse until Walter Hagen came along!  f3_laugh.gif  Seve was infamous for it. 

 

I wonder about Furyk sometimes.  That would drive me nuts seeing him practice his putting stroke JUST out of the corner of my eye while I was putting.  Every hole.  Why isn't he ever where the guy putting really CAN'T see him while he does that?  Maybe he's just oblivious. 

 

post #143 of 344

True-and it made Seve seem like a bit of a prick, to me anyway.  If Furyk pulled that with me I'd stop and politely ask him to move.
 

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In match play or a playoff, it used to be the norm.  A gamesmanship ploy might have cost Snead his winning putt on eighteen at the US Open one year (can't remember the details).  And it Dead Solid Perfect, the protagonist "slow plays" his "evil rival".  Maybe that's why they wouldn't let pro golfers in the clubhouse until Walter Hagen came along!  f3_laugh.gif  Seve was infamous for it. 

 

I wonder about Furyk sometimes.  That would drive me nuts seeing him practice his putting stroke JUST out of the corner of my eye while I was putting.  Every hole.  Why isn't he ever where the guy putting really CAN'T see him while he does that?  Maybe he's just oblivious. 

 



 

post #144 of 344

X129, the request is for a charity.  Giving of yourself for others.  Sounds like you should look it up in a dictionary and try to practice it a bit in your life.  Helping others in need, makes a difference in your life.  Try it sometime.

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