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Poll Results: Bubba - fan or not ??

 
  • 70% (110)
    Yes
  • 29% (45)
    No
155 Total Votes  
post #109 of 249
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Originally Posted by Rick Martin View Post
 

That's messed up. A guy could be a wife beater, KKK member, pedophile, terrorist, and but you'd be a fan because he plays the game of golf to your liking.

 

I didn't say I'd be a fan. I said it wouldn't affect how I see him as a golfer.

 

A pedophile or a terrorist? Seriously Rick? You've lost the plot, man. Let's stick to reality, dude. Things within reason.

 

To get to the point:

  • I couldn't care less about Tiger's hookers or any of that. Plenty of guys do that shit. Not me, but whatever. Doesn't affect my life.
  • I couldn't care less about Bubba being an ignorant buffoon in France. It made him look stupid, but he's the one that has to live with it, not me. I can appreciate his skill as a golfer without caring one way or the other that he's a buffoon.
  • I couldn't care less that Jason Dufner dips and may one day need to have part of his jaw removed from cancer. So long as he's not spitting on me, whatever.
  • I couldn't care less about Arnie's infidelity, Jack smoking on the course, Matt Every's pot smoking, etc.
post #110 of 249

Fan of his as a lefty and his shot shaping. Not a fan of his boorish behavior and his flaunting his faith.

 

Uh, dude talks about mom working two jobs to support his golf  but wear's a $500k watch, you are no longer a man of the people with that kind of lifestyle.

post #111 of 249

Being part of the KKK or beating your wife is not the same as plowing a few Perkins waitresses.  Barring an extreme situation like that, I also don't care much what a player does after hours. They aren't role models.  But I respect that some people do care, to each his own.

post #112 of 249

Not a fan at all, until he respect his caddy and quits blaming him for his mistakes.

post #113 of 249

Not a fan, something about him just doesn't win me over for the guy, I admire his ability and he does have some of the best hands on tour but his style of play looks too gimmicky to me, also the berating the caddy act or no act is just lame, he needs to get a different outlet on the course instead of his right hand man.

post #114 of 249
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Originally Posted by Hammer 4 View Post
 

As Frank N. on the GC said of Bubba, he sees the world through different glasses. ... 

 

I suspect that Bubba Watson has the personality trait of "low self monitor." He says what he feels at a given moment, even if it's not the smoothest thing to do. I doubt if Bubba will make it later in life as a politician - just not slick enough.

 

But, Bubba is an accomplished golfer, appears to treat his wife and son well, and doesn't appear to engage in felonious behavior. His prickliness toward his caddie, and on-course quirks... hey, he's human.

 

As far as the religious aspect, I could fill up three screens if I got started. Just a reminder to certain prickly fans: the First Amendment, among other things, guarantees freedom of religion. You can always block Bubba's tweets.

post #115 of 249

I've had mixed/indifferent feeelings about Bubba for several years for all the reasons already pointed out. But, I'm wiling to give him the benefit of the doubt because despite some of his outburts, I like watching him play, I think he's decently good for the game, and I think he's a good guy deep down. I think he's clearly battled anxiety and immaturity issues with being in the spotlight but I think he's getting better at it...and if he keeps winning, well that seems to fix everythig.

post #116 of 249

I actually realized the other day that I've kind of been passing judgement on Bubba, which is something that I really never try to do to anyone - especially people that I don't know. I never find myself judging professional athletes or celebrities because I typically don't care what the hell they do since we have no ties between us.

I think reading through this thread actually opened my eyes a bit to the fact that I've forgotten just how bad TV can make you look. If someone has a mini tantrum or "blow-up" directed towards someone and it is caught on TV/mic, that moment is going to stick out in your memory more than it should. Everyone screws up sometimes and that is life.

I always liked the guy's style of play and I think he's entertaining. I think I actually am becoming more of a fan just by reading through this thread knowing that nobody is perfect. The caddie thing used to bother me, but they're both adults. It's not like he was belittling his caddie and going off on a psychotic tirade or anything.

Anyway, sign me up as a "fan" since I'm always finding myself watching him when he's part of a featured group.

post #117 of 249

Biblethumper. Not a fan. 

post #118 of 249
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Originally Posted by nwieder View Post
 

Biblethumper. Not a fan.

When did he try to force or frighten his beliefs into you?

post #119 of 249
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Originally Posted by WUTiger View Post
 

 

I suspect that Bubba Watson has the personality trait of "low self monitor." He says what he feels at a given moment, even if it's not the smoothest thing to do. I doubt if Bubba will make it later in life as a politician - just not slick enough.

 

But, Bubba is an accomplished golfer, appears to treat his wife and son well, and doesn't appear to engage in felonious behavior. His prickliness toward his caddie, and on-course quirks... hey, he's human.

 

As far as the religious aspect, I could fill up three screens if I got started. Just a reminder to certain prickly fans: the First Amendment, among other things, guarantees freedom of religion. You can always block Bubba's tweets.

 

 

not sure if this was directed at me..? In any case, I did state, that I did not dislike Bubba, just think he's a bit bizarre. I still like watching him play. 

post #120 of 249

@Hammer 4,

 

I didn't mean to direct my remark at you negatively... rather, I thought you had an excellent quote from Frank N. I meant to use your remarks as a springboard for more discussion. :-)

post #121 of 249
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Originally Posted by Spyder View Post
 

I actually realized the other day that I've kind of been passing judgement on Bubba, which is something that I really never try to do to anyone - especially people that I don't know. I never find myself judging professional athletes or celebrities because I typically don't care what the hell they do since we have no ties between us.

I think reading through this thread actually opened my eyes a bit to the fact that I've forgotten just how bad TV can make you look. If someone has a mini tantrum or "blow-up" directed towards someone and it is caught on TV/mic, that moment is going to stick out in your memory more than it should. Everyone screws up sometimes and that is life.

I always liked the guy's style of play and I think he's entertaining. I think I actually am becoming more of a fan just by reading through this thread knowing that nobody is perfect. The caddie thing used to bother me, but they're both adults. It's not like he was belittling his caddie and going off on a psychotic tirade or anything.

Anyway, sign me up as a "fan" since I'm always finding myself watching him when he's part of a featured group.

 

Me too.  

 

The whole post was very well stated.

post #122 of 249
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Originally Posted by WUTiger View Post
 

@Hammer 4,

 

I didn't mean to direct my remark at you negatively... rather, I thought you had an excellent quote from Frank N. I meant to use your remarks as a springboard for more discussion. :-)

 

 

That's what I thought..:beer:

post #123 of 249
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Originally Posted by cipher View Post
 

When did he try to force or frighten his beliefs into you?


No matter how much time I spend on the internet I am always taken aback by statements of religious hatred. I guess it's because of the places where I have lived.

 

Even the most non-religious people I have ever known would consider being religious a positive attribute that is respected. They just choose otherwise.

 

The most hard core coal miners I ever worked with that cursed like sailors, broke as many of The Ten Commandments as they could on a daily basis, and had never been in a church in their lives asked somebody to start union meetings and dinners with a prayer and highly respected the person they chose to say it.

post #124 of 249

Bubba's always seemed genuine to me. That's my typical bottom line. Fan.

I too enjoy the self made swing part, and aggressive style.

post #125 of 249
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Originally Posted by cipher View Post
 

When did he try to force or frighten his beliefs into you?

 

Certainly seems like he's trying to.

 

Quote:
 “Getting more in the Word and realizing that golf is just an avenue for Jesus to use me to reach as many people as I can.”
post #126 of 249
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post
 


No matter how much time I spend on the internet I am always taken aback by statements of religious hatred. I guess it's because of the places where I have lived.

 

Even the most non-religious people I have ever known would consider being religious a positive attribute that is respected. They just choose otherwise.

 

The most hard core coal miners I ever worked with that cursed like sailors, broke as many of The Ten Commandments as they could on a daily basis, and had never been in a church in their lives asked somebody to start union meetings and dinners with a prayer and highly respected the person they chose to say it.

Ah yes, the "interweb", the place where we learn the reality of religious, race and gender prejudices.

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Originally Posted by hilmar2k View Post
 

 

Certainly seems like he's trying to.

 

Quote:

“Getting more in the Word and realizing that golf is just an avenue for Jesus to use me to reach as many people as I can.”

Yep those are the similar beliefs to a number of world views. The quote still has nothing to do with the slur of being a bible thumper. He is talking about the work done through the foundation that golf allows him to have and encouraging others.

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