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Justin Thomas Curses and in 2021 Uses Homophobic Slurs


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  1. 1. Do you have a problem or dislike Justin Thomas (or anyone else, really) cursing on TV while playing golf?

    • Yes, it's a problem.
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    • No, no problem here.
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8 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Whatever happened to Ernest Jones, he of the 11,688 posts???

He pops by now and then. Stopped playing golf for the large part a few years back.

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I think it's a problem. Yeah, I'm in the minority. But here are some reasons why: 1. Golf is a game of control. Control the club face, backswing, downswing, etc. Cursing shows a lack of control.

Feature, not bug. 

You know, it's ok to say that you just don't "get it" and excuse yourself from the conversation.

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2 minutes ago, iacas said:

He pops by now and then. Stopped playing golf for the large part a few years back.

Thanks!  I'm always interested in people who come and go from forums.  I'm in a Mariner's baseball forum where guys just seem to die off... literally.

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Is there a way that the poll could be edited or removed? When viewing the topic now, it looks like 75% of the forum is ok with the use of the "f word", and not the one that rhymes with duck. I don't like my answer to the poll if that word is included, the same way as other slurs.

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5 minutes ago, Bonvivant said:

Is there a way that the poll could be edited or removed? When viewing the topic now, it looks like 75% of the forum is ok with the use of the "f word", and not the one that rhymes with duck. I don't like my answer to the poll if that word is included, the same way as other slurs.

Seems like it's a good reminder of how things change over time.  Can't go back and change history...

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I don't have a problem with him or any other athlete swearing at all during the course of competition.  Everyone wants these guys to be passionate but HEY DON'T BE THAT PASSIONATE. Still, you can't use homophobic slurs. He apologized. None of us should be defined by our worst moments (or best, for that matter). But he should be smarter. And he knows that.

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I voted yes to the poll, not because I am generally offended by cursing, but because golf and golfers hold themselves above the athletic fray.  Golfers are supposed to call penalties on themselves, be respectful of fellow competitors, etc.  Professional golfers, like tennis players, expect the crowd to quiet down when playing and in doing so their verbal utterances are more often picked-up by microphones.  In most other professional sports, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey the crowd noise during play can be overwhelming and drown out the competitors’ utterances, excited or otherwise.  
 

I know I’m getting old but it wasn’t that long ago when Tiger was being shamed for cursing and spitting.  It seemed like to viewing public was aghast at such on-course behavior and what about the children?  Now it seems every player is spitting and cursing and the line, such as it is, is slurs...and that may be a moving target depending on the slur. Personally, I think that golfers can find excited utterances, other than curse words and slurs, to demonstrate their emotions. If not, may be silence is golden.

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Matt Kuchar, as cheap as he is, uses "Golly Matt".  And that's about it.  He has his shortcomings, just not in the cursing department.  Or maybe he can't afford the more expensive curse words.

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3 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

  Or maybe he can't afford the more expensive curse words.

A quick google search net worth $25  million. He could afford a golly you f$&@ing idiot Matt. He won’t pay if his caddie says it. 

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4 minutes ago, jmanbooyaa said:

A quick google search net worth $25  million. He could afford a golly you f$&@ing idiot Matt. He won’t pay if his caddie says it. 

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9 hours ago, Aguirre said:

I don't have a problem with him or any other athlete swearing at all during the course of competition.  Everyone wants these guys to be passionate but HEY DON'T BE THAT PASSIONATE. Still, you can't use homophobic slurs. He apologized. None of us should be defined by our worst moments (or best, for that matter). But he should be smarter. And he knows that.

It's entirely possible to be completely passionate about something without cursing like a school kid when things don't go your way.

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6 minutes ago, Zippo said:

It's entirely possible to be completely passionate about something without cursing like a school kid when things don't go your way.

Possible, but not probable. On occasion I have used God's name in vain on the golf course. When, if, I go to Heaven God has designed a golf course just for me. Millions of trees, tons of sand and golf holes that are 1.67 inches in diameter.

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14 minutes ago, Zippo said:

It's entirely possible to be completely passionate about something without cursing like a school kid when things don't go your way.

It’s also entirely possible to not let it mean a damn thing. If somebody tells me a garter snake is venomous, I won’t become ill if it bites me.

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1 hour ago, Vinsk said:

It’s also entirely possible to not let it mean a damn thing. If somebody tells me a garter snake is venomous, I won’t become ill if it bites me.

Yeah, but someone might kill that poor snake unnecessarily. Words have implications. 

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4 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Matt Kuchar, as cheap as he is, uses "Golly Matt".  And that's about it.  He has his shortcomings, just not in the cursing department.  Or maybe he can't afford the more expensive curse words.

He swears like a sailor. Just not loudly.

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