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Look at this gigantic piece of shit she wrote.  I mean, read this ****ing thing.  I guess we shouldn't be surprised, because when nationally known sports columnists write about golf (or mostly, just write) they're awful.  But this one is particularly bad.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/brennan/2015/04/12/jordan-spieth-changing-of-the-guard/25686819/

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When Jordan Spieth won the Masters on Sunday, we won too. People who have grown sick of self-absorbed athletes won. Parents and coaches preaching sportsmanship in youth sports won. Those young athletes won, too.

First, if I also won, where's my goddamn check?  I'm about to buy a new car.  I could use it.  But spare me this sanctimonious moral king-making we constantly want to do with athletes in all sports, particularly golf.  Jordan Spieth is probably a good guy.  I like him.  But we don't need to make him into Jesus Jr., who will save our youth athletes from celebrating.

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Once there was another youthful American, just a few months younger at the time than Spieth is now, winning this same tournament at 18-under-par, just as Spieth did Sunday. That, of course, was Tiger Woods in 1997. Spieth doesn't succumb to the uber-fist-pumping and extracurricular swearing of Tiger, so he is far less flashy and outwardly intimidating than Woods. But he's even more impressive as a person because he knows he doesn't need the window-dressing and the nonsense to play the game. I think they call it respect.

Ooo, fist pumping. Uber -fist pumping, even. What is in Christine Brennan's mind that we have to set Tiger Woods up as some kind of villain to clash with Jordan Spieth's pureness?  Some other ******* sports writer did this when Mickelson won the 2010 Masters, contrasting Mickelson's sick wife with Tiger banging Hooters waitresses while Elin was at home taking care of the kids.

Tiger should definitely cut down on the swearing, but all he's really been guilty of is being a bad husband.  Why does he get turned into Aaron Hernandez?  Michael Jordan cheated on his wife with at least eight women (please, it was surely more) as was outlined in his divorce agreement.  Jordan has never been a villain.  Why is Tiger?  Because it's golf, I guess?

And don't make these assumptions about people we don't know.  We don't know--for sure--that Jordan Spieth doesn't have flaws. Frankly, I'd like him more if I found out that he chugged a beer in New York last night, while getting blown by two strippers, all while wearing his green jacket.  Now that's a guy I would root for.

I'll leave with this, from Brennan:

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There also was Spieth's new TV commercial. Tiger's commercials were always about Tiger, which is really not all that unusual. That's the way it is with most superstar athletes. Spieth's? The one that was airing between his shots Sunday was the AT&T; commercial about not texting while driving, the kind of commercial any mother loves.

In the words of Tiger Woods:  Oh my ****ing God.

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Look at this gigantic piece of shit she wrote.  I mean, read this ****ing thing.  I guess we shouldn't be surprised, because when nationally known sports columnists write about golf (or mostly, just w

Couldn't agree more Nothing personal to you, Sir/Ma'am, but please take the garbage out back. In what planet is golf a game of gentlemen? The racist/sexist gentlemen that pioneered the game

OMG, I just got around to watching the Jim Nantz Remembers special about Raymond Floyd.  My goodness, did anyone know that even back in 1976, when Tiger was a few months old, Raymond Floyd was fist pu

Agree 100% with MsBrennan.  TW is self absorbed, egotistical jerk- a very poor role model and many are fed up w/ his act.

Hahahaha, you just could not wait to pounce.

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Agree 100% with MsBrennan.  TW is self absorbed, egotistical jerk- a very poor role model and many are fed up w/ his act.

Oh man, this comment is going to bring in some great responses. :-P

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@Aguirre please use the quote function of the editor to quote articles. It makes it easier for us to follow your thoughts vs what is written in the article.

Good idea.  A mod must have fixed it for me.  I don't know why I didn't think of that in the first place.

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Brennan apparently wanted to compare and contrast two very different people, and use the comparison to slam Tiger, and elevate Spieth.

They are people from different eras. Tiger elevated interest in the game; Spieth elevates humility and integrity.

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Good idea.  A mod must have fixed it for me.  I don't know why I didn't think of that in the first place.

I did. I forgot to mention that in my post :-)

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Look at this gigantic piece of shit she wrote.  I mean, read this ****ing thing.  I guess we shouldn't be surprised, because when nationally known sports columnists write about golf (or mostly, just write) they're awful.  But this one is particularly bad. [URL=http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/brennan/2015/04/12/jordan-spieth-changing-of-the-guard/25686819/]http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/brennan/2015/04/12/jordan-spieth-changing-of-the-guard/25686819/[/URL] Some highlights: [COLOR=333333]First, if I also won, where's my goddamn check?  I'm about to buy a new car.  I could use it.  But spare me this sanctimonious moral king-making we constantly want to do with athletes in all sports, particularly golf.  Jordan Spieth is probably a good guy.  I like him.  But we don't need to make him into Jesus Jr., who will save our youth athletes from celebrating.  [/COLOR] [COLOR=333333]Speaking of celebrating (emphasis mine):[/COLOR] [COLOR=333333]Ooo, fist pumping. Uber -fist pumping, even. What is in Christine Brennan's mind that we have to set Tiger Woods up as some kind of villain to clash with Jordan Spieth's pureness?  Some other ******* sports writer did this when Mickelson won the 2010 Masters, contrasting Mickelson's sick wife with Tiger banging Hooters waitresses while Elin was at home taking care of the kids.[/COLOR] [COLOR=333333]Tiger should definitely cut down on the swearing, but all he's really been guilty of is being a bad husband.  Why does he get turned into Aaron Hernandez?  Michael Jordan cheated on his wife with at least eight women (please, it was surely more) as was outlined in his divorce agreement.  Jordan has never been a villain.  Why is Tiger?  Because it's golf, I guess?  [/COLOR] [COLOR=333333]And don't make these assumptions about people we don't know.  We don't know--for sure--that Jordan Spieth doesn't have flaws. Frankly, I'd like him more if I found out that he chugged a beer in New York last night, while getting blown by two strippers, all while wearing his green jacket.  Now that's a guy I would root for.[/COLOR] [COLOR=333333]I'll leave with this, from Brennan:[/COLOR] [COLOR=333333]In the words of Tiger Woods:  Oh my ****ing God.[/COLOR]

Ah, I do so love a good Fire Joe Morgan ing of an article.

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No one cared about Tiger's swearing back when he was lapping the field, except for the uptight losers,

Sure they did - they always have. Tom Watson for example. Is is a loser in your eyes?

Tom Watson has been troubled by Tiger Woods's act for a long time now. The cursing. The banging of clubs. The detached disdain. Watson cannot stand that stuff. He thinks it's disrespectful to the game's history. He considers it dismissive of the great players who came before. More than anything: Tom Watson believes it is impolite. This is because, more than anything, Watson believes golf is a gentleman's game.

http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/tom-watson-speaking-out-against-tiger-woodss-antics

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[QUOTE name="SavvySwede" url="/t/81399/christine-brennan-writes-horrible-masters-column-about-spieth-and-woods-for-some-reason#post_1129814"]    No one cared about Tiger's swearing back when he was lapping the field, except for the uptight losers, [/QUOTE] Sure they did - they always have. Tom Watson for example. Is is a loser in your eyes?

Tom Watson has been troubled by Tiger Woods's act for a long time now. The cursing. The banging of clubs. The detached disdain. Watson cannot stand that stuff. He thinks it's disrespectful to the game's history. He considers it dismissive of the great players who came before. More than anything: Tom Watson believes it is impolite. This is because, more than anything, [COLOR=FF0000]Watson believes golf is a gentleman's game.[/COLOR]

[URL=http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/tom-watson-speaking-out-against-tiger-woodss-antics]http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/tom-watson-speaking-out-against-tiger-woodss-antics[/URL]

you mean Tom Watson the adulterer? The guy who stole another Tour players wife?

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Elevating a 21-year-old to messianic status seems like a great idea. They never mess up.
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Elevating a 21-year-old to messianic status seems like a great idea. They never mess up.

wow, messianic - that's what you got out of the article? me - I just got that he's a respectful young man - to the game of golf, to the fans, to his opponents - where was the messianic part if you don't mind sharing the quote - I believe you're reading way too much into an article about a new champion exhibiting proper sportsmanship.

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you mean Tom Watson the adulterer?

That's a very gentlemanly thing to do. Just ask Arnold Palmer.

Why do you think they call them Gentleman's Clubs? :whistle:

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"Once there was another youthful American, just a few months younger at the time than Spieth is now, winning this same tournament at 18-under-par, just as Spieth did Sunday. That, of course, was Tiger Woods in 1997. Spieth doesn't succumb to the uber-fist-pumping and extracurricular swearing of Tiger, so he is far less flashy and outwardly intimidating than Woods. But he's even more impressive as a person because he knows he doesn't need the window-dressing and the nonsense to play the game. I think they call it respect."

God forbid a player from getting pumped up for winning or making a great shot. God forbid a player fro holding themselves to such a high standard they might get a bit upset over a missed shot. Is it window-dressing or is it just because Tiger was hyper competitive. Does that discredit anything that Tiger did, absolutely not. Does that make Spieths win any more impressive, absolutely not.

Here's a tissue Ms. Brennan. Sorry Tiger couldn't live up to your overbearing standards. Sorry he wasn't a good ole southern christian boy that you'd want your daughter to marry. I'd think you might want to stay away from writing sports columns.

Agree 100% with MsBrennan.  TW is self absorbed, egotistical jerk- a very poor role model and many are fed up w/ his act.

You got nothing but your hate which is founded in biased judgement.

Sure they did - they always have. Tom Watson for example. Is is a loser in your eyes?

Tom Watson has been troubled by Tiger Woods's act for a long time now. The cursing. The banging of clubs. The detached disdain. Watson cannot stand that stuff. He thinks it's disrespectful to the game's history. He considers it dismissive of the great players who came before. More than anything: Tom Watson believes it is impolite.This is because, more than anything, Watson believes golf is a gentleman's game

http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/tom-watson-speaking-out-against-tiger-woodss-antics

To Tom Watson, so what? There has been a lot of players before Tiger who have had tempers and have lashed out. Tiger is only getting the backlash because he's Tiger.

Just because Tom Watson hates it, we are all suppose to hate it? Sorry Tom, you are a bit uptight on this one.

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