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post #163 of 190
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Originally Posted by Jakester23 View Post

Ha that's awesome im going to do that to my buddy Jaws.

"Fatass Jaws"? I like it...
post #164 of 190
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Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post

 

Rose has slipped back so kiss of death there (just thought I'd update you as you're no longer watching :) )

 

And with regard to the second, nothing really but if you read Rich's posts you'd have thought I'd been laying into Tiger, his background, his personality, his personal life, his fans ......... I haven't, I just said some of the hype surrounding Tiger is 'unhelpful' to golf which is, after all, a global sport. Others think it and he are the only thing keeping the sport alive. I've only lived in the States for a few years but trust me when I tell you that globally it'll make very little difference to the sport when Tiger retires. It'll make some but nothing like what has been 'touted' on here.

 

And I guess I found it 'interesting' to be lectured several times on how to be a role model for my kids from someone who knows nothing about me. Maybe Rich and I can swap stories about sitting in bunkers under mortar attack in Iraq or operating with US SF in the Afghanistan campaign....... but I kind of doubt it. It irritated me a little, that's all :)

 

And now I'm really done. I merely questioned the hype that causes one golfer to be watched in the US (regardless of how he's playing) more than your National Open if he's not. I find it a tad strange. I'm not "criticising" I just simply don't get it. I asked "Why?" at the beginning but no one has given an answer or anything approaching one. All the best. Nos

 



I can only speak for myself but my "answer" is in the answer I already gave. I like to watch stars and I'll go out of my way to watch them. If there are no stars I probably won't watch unless I have nothing else to do.

That holds for every sport, both individual and team sports.

I probably watched more basketball when Jordan was playing than I have in the rest of my life combined.

If I turn to a college football game and The Citadel is playing East Carolina I'm probably going to go mow the yard. If Florida is playing LSU I'm probably going to forget the yard mowing until it's over.

If Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays or Hank Aaron was due up in a inning and I had to go to the bathroom I held it until the next half inning.

I don't know if I'm a "true fan" of those sports or not but if I'm not I've sure spent a lot of time around ballfields and courts, for somebody that's not.

I watch if it interests me and I don't watch if it doesn't. No offense meant toward the Joe Averages of professional or college sports but I have better things to do than to watch them for very long.
post #165 of 190
What's a star?

Is Patrick Reed a star?

How do you know?
post #166 of 190
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

What's a star?

Is Patrick Reed a star?

How do you know?

I assume you are talking to me.

Anybody I consider a star. After all I am the one deciding who I want to watch so I figure I get to decide who a star is.

Not to me (yet anyway).

Because it's my perception that makes me watch or not watch. Judging from the ratings I'm not alone in that particular perception.

The best thing about it is that you get to decide who you want to watch and who is a star and whether you even like stars. If enough people join you then I'll be watching somebody else whether I like it or not.
post #167 of 190
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I assume you are talking to me.

Anybody I consider a star. After all I am the one deciding who I want to watch so I figure I get to decide who a star is.

Not to me (yet anyway).

Because it's my perception that makes me watch or not watch. Judging from the ratings I'm not alone in that particular perception.

The best thing about it is that you get to decide who you want to watch and who is a star and whether you even like stars. If enough people join you then I'll be watching somebody else whether I like it or not.

At what point did you consider Tiger a "star"? Worthy if your attention?

Is Justin Rose a star? How about Davis Love III?

Just looking for some perspective...
post #168 of 190
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

At what point did you consider Tiger a "star"? Worthy if your attention?

Is Justin Rose a star? How about Davis Love III?

Just looking for some perspective...

Look, I answered a question about why people watch who they watch and gave my perspective. I even said I could only speak for myself. You are free to watch who you want to watch and the same goes for the rest of us. Whoever is driving the ratings is who they are going to show the most.

But if we are going to continue this game, Tiger was THE star when I first started paying any attention to golf, and was probably the only current golfer I could have named at that time, so that's probably when he became worthy of my attention.

As for the other two, evidently not to me because I don't go out of my way to watch either of them.
post #169 of 190
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post

Look, I answered a question about why people watch who they watch and gave my perspective. I even said I could only speak for myself. You are free to watch who you want to watch and the same goes for the rest of us. Whoever is driving the ratings is who they are going to show the most.

But if we are going to continue this game, Tiger was THE star when I first started paying any attention to golf, and was probably the only current golfer I could have named at that time, so that's probably when he became worthy of my attention.

As for the other two, evidently not to me because I don't go out of my way to watch either of them.

Is there anyone, in all of golf that you consider "a star"?

Again, just looking for perspective....
post #170 of 190
Phil is definitely a star. Id say bubba is getting close as well as Rory. But I totally understand what ms256 is saying. Im basically the same type of sports fan he is. I watch basically all NFL football that's my favorite sport. Besides that I only watch a few team or players in every other sport. I watch Tiger, majors, and lately Wie in golf. The brewers only in baseball. Some bucks and nba playoffs (I watch the heat as well but it depends what other sports are on). WI, Marquette, and the tourney in NCAA basketball. A decent amount of boxers but all of Floyd mayweather ect... Id aassume if golf is to you like football is to me watching every week is what you would do but I doubt that's the case for a lot of viewers. That's why the ratings are shit when Tiger isn't playing.
post #171 of 190
If only Brendon de Jonge could get hot on the back nine, so we could have the possibility of a Brendan-Brendan-Brendon playoff.
post #172 of 190
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Originally Posted by Chilli Dipper View Post

If only Brendon de Jonge could get hot on the back nine, so we could have the possibility of a Brendan-Brendan-Brendon playoff.
Yeah and two of those Brendans are boring as shit. Fatass Brendon needs to birdie his last 6 to have a shot
post #173 of 190

WTF is going on with these guys today? Top 5 Reed just slicing everything. Jacobson cant putt anymore. Nol doesnt know how to chip apparently. Just bad golf today and poor shots all around. It doesnt seem like the course is getting to these guys as much as its just bad golf today.

post #174 of 190
Rose looks solid, other than that, nothing very special. Reed has really thrown it into reverse!
post #175 of 190
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Originally Posted by atb5079 View Post

WTF is going on with these guys today? Top 5 Reed just slicing everything. Jacobson cant putt anymore. Nol doesnt know how to chip apparently. Just bad golf today and poor shots all around. It doesnt seem like the course is getting to these guys as much as its just bad golf today.
Course tearing people apart, much much worse than 2011. Andres Romero shot the round of the day a 68, and he's T5 now
post #176 of 190
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What a weird shot for Rose to hit. Not sure what he was trying to do. Maybe trying to play it short left and just hooked it?

post #177 of 190
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Originally Posted by RJH999 View Post


Course tearing people apart, much much worse than 2011. Andres Romero shot the round of the day a 68, and he's T5 now


+1    This course is absolutely brutal today.

 

Love the way my cousin Ben is fighting back on the back nine though. He probably won't win it but he's making a bid to get to the Open.

post #178 of 190
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+1    This course is absolutely brutal today.

Love the way my cousin Ben is fighting back on the back nine though. He probably won't win it but he's making a bid to get to the Open.
He'll get in. I was hoping Andres Romero would get in, but whatevs
post #179 of 190
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He'll get in. I was hoping Andres Romero would get in, but whatevs

Sounds like he did....they just said top 4 and ties.

post #180 of 190
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Originally Posted by PuttsLefty View Post

Sounds like he did....they just said top 4 and ties.
Yup Stefani, Hoffman, Steele, and Martin
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