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  1. Originally Posted by Shorty

    Something that is quite interesting -

    There have been quite a few times when I've typed something - knowing that it's provocative (but always my honest thoughts on the subject) and thought - "OK I'm gone now, I wonder what happens when they put you in the hole or wherever you go."

    The last time I was there I think it was called the "penalty box".

  2. Originally Posted by visiondr

    I don't mean to suggest that Boise has a choice to join a top conference and doesn't want to. My point about tough conferences like the SEC is that any team that can go undefeated there has to play very hard each and every game with the kind of injuries and general fatigue that causes. Boise's schedule has a lot of pretty weak teams. I really don't think there's a comparison between an undefeated Boise and an undefeated LSU, for example.

    Outside of LSU and Alabama, the SEC isn't as great as you think it is.

  3. Originally Posted by rustyredcab

    Tell that to the boys who were sodomized, fondled, orally raped, and otherwise assaulted since 2002.

    Enough said by me about this on TST. Time to let this be a place were I think about golf.

    How is that Paterno's fault?

  4. Paterno didn't "let" little boys be abused and raped. He didn't hand them over to Sandusky. He didn't know and do NOTHING about it. You make it sound as if Paterno is an accomplice. Should he have done more? Absolutely. But to burn him at the stake as you are is insane.

    Originally Posted by rustyredcab

    Penn State students add to the shame by supporting a coach who let little boys be abused and raped.

    Over 1000 students gathered outside Paterno's home last night to show their support for him. Replace serial rapist with serial killer and would over 1000 students be supporting their beloved coach's decision to to simply tell his boss and ignore what he had been told about a murder? The fact that 1000 students showed up to show their support either indicates how much denial there is or indicates how lightly they take "Joe Pa's" allowing the rapes to go on for years. Would a grown man see a murder in progress and do nothing to stop it, wait a day, tell his (and the murderer's) boss, and then drop it? Would that boss simply tell his boss and remain friends with the murderer and not demand that something be done beyond a promise from the murderer to never do it again? Would the 1000 students be a lynch mob instead of supporters if the coach had let a man murder children without telling the police? Is it all so different because the crime was sodomy of a 10-year old boy instead of murder?

    This is just another reason PSU needs to take a stand (albeit over 20 years too late) and say that doing nothing to stop rape is not OK simply because doing nothing may protect the football program. The time for waiting and doing nothing is over. Every hour that the trusties wait for their meeting is another hour the shame deepens.

    Fire them all now.

  5. Still waiting on pics of the indoor driving range and putting green set up!

    Originally Posted by Travis Robinson

    Get suitable indoor practicing equipment - check - I've got an indoor driving range and launch monitor, I have an indoor putting green, I'm working on all my clubs indoors except for driver and my 4 wood because they make dents in my ceiling!

  6. I don't think Paterno should be fired. Sure, he might have failed a morality test, but he didn't do anything legally wrong. Perhaps there is a morality clause in his contract. His reputation is tarnished. He should have done more.  If Paterno wasn't as iconic as he is, we likely wouldn't be talking about this.

    Mike McQueary should be taking a lot more heat. He should have done something to get the kid out of there and went directly to the police, not Paterno.

  7. Good thing she isn't a student athlete then.

    Originally Posted by Shorty



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    Social Dances in North Aerica III

    Acting For Non Majors

    Sleep and Dreams

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  8. Originally Posted by Travis Robinson

    Currently, I am working full time and live in Wisconsin which makes it very hard to work on my game.  I have built an indoor driving range as well as purchasing a golf launch monitor.  I also have an indoor putting green so I'm off to a good start for the winter months.

    Cheers everyone!

    4 pages and you haven't posted pics of your indoor set ups? Get on it boy!

    Originally Posted by Travis Robinson


    I probably only started thinking about becoming a pro a year ago.  I haven't done much this summer as far as practice because I've been busy with work and buying a house.

    Originally Posted by Travis Robinson

    Ok I've been crunching more numbers and planning more.  Here are some long term goals and plans:

    in 4 and a half years, I will be 30 and it will be June, I will be able to save up around 50,000 as well which I will do.

    I will plan to move somewhere where I can work on my game all year long, Florida for instance.  I will find a job at a golf course to work, play, and get lessons.  From working there, I'm sure I'd be able to play for free in most cases and get lessons here and there cheaper than usual.

    If I can work at a golf course, and have money saved up, I'll be able to stay down there for quite awhile to just focus on my golf game(I'm really good at not spending money ha).

    Also in 4 and a half years, I am hoping to become a scratch golfer.  Even if I'm not, I'm still going to go down there.  But that is the goal.

    4 and a half years to become a scratch golfer, save up 50k, move down to Florida(or somewhere warm/hot all year round), get a job at a golf course.

    That is basically my entire focus.

    Also, I'm hoping that 4 and a half years to become scratch is a conservative estimate.  I'd love for this to be my progression:

    I'm starting out at a 14 now....

    end of 2012 season: 4

    end of 2013 season(if the world didn't end): 1

    end of 2014 season: scratch

    end of 2015 season: +1

    summer of 2016: +1.5

    And then off to Florida or somewhere nice :)

    If you are going to move in 4 years and save up money, buying a house now is not a good way to go.

  9. Originally Posted by deasy55

    Sorry, I meant the actual name of the whole place, "The Sand Trap".  I wasn't trying to say it's biased towards "American Golfers", I was merely saying it's roots are American. It's not meant as an insult or anything in any way. Sorry for the confusion, I didn't phrase it well originally.

    Your original comment that I took issue with came off as insulting to American's. That is why I made a stink about it.  Even though you were insulting yourself in the process, some of us take exception to those kind of comments.

  10. Originally Posted by deasy55

    Post 21 of the thread. Pretty convenient for you to miss that but overanalyse everything else I said....

    I did miss that, my bad.  The order of the posts threw me off.  I asked the question and you gave the answer to Jamo in your reply then you singled out that line of my post saying you did. I was looking for your answers to my questions in a post in which you replied to me.  Again, my apologies.

    It is pretty convenient of you to totally ignore 99% of the post questioning your bias.:)

    For the record, I would consider it a weak field if only half of the US ryder cup team were present(and no Euros present). It doesn't matter which half.

  11. It must not count for the money title or else you would think Simpson would be in. Those guys don't need this tournament to retain their cards for next year, so my guess is that they just don't care and want a rest.

    Originally Posted by deasy55

    It's one of the 4 World Golf Championships and counts as a PGA Tour win..........

  12. Where?  Are you considering your comment about American's only caring about America your defense of the comments about a weak field?  I must have missed where you explain how it wasn't a weak field.

    Originally Posted by deasy55

    I did

  13. Originally Posted by makaveli

    Hello shades, I am sorry but this time I won't go into an endless conversation with you like I did with Bubba thread at the French Open, you are just to biased in your judgment vs members of Euro Tour vs members on the PGA Tour (imho), if you don't want to get it, then that's ok for me anyway! ;) cheers!

    Are you not answering my questions because you have no answers? You made a claim, now you must back it up.

  14. I don't know much about the event. Does it count for anything on the Tour that your list of players would care about? Those guys are pretty flush with money, so maybe they just want some time off?

    Originally Posted by deasy55

    Why is there so many top players missing? Luke Donald is missing for obvious reasons, but what about everyone else?

    No Simpson, Johnson, Stricker, Laird, Woodland, Mickelson, Snedeker, Watson, Tiger, Kuchar, Day, Fowler etc?

    Anyway, looking forward to this.

  15. Originally Posted by makaveli

    it's quite funny to see the enthusiasm for Rickie Fowler and his win in the Kolon Open that looked like a Major win and the indifference showed here by a back to back win of Sergio on the European Tour, it's also quite funny to see the anti-american excuse... guys, Sergio did a fantastic thing the last 2 weeks and I am so sorry some Americans on this board refuse to like it only because this guy is Spanish. Try to be less only-american-biased and you will appreciate this sport more!

    I think you are mistaken.  Who has said they don't like Sergio? Furthermore, who has said they don't like Sergio because he is Spanish? I am pretty sure we all like Sergio. The contention is that Sergio won 2 events in a row with weak fields. Can you dispute the weak field claim?

  16. Originally Posted by deasy55

    Oh yes, I have a fierce anti-American bias alright. It's not like I was born there and am half American (aka my mother is from Boston)

    Just because you were born in America doesn't mean that you can't have an anti-American bias.  There are plenty of people that were born here that hate America. If you had no bias why the quote below which essentially says Americans only care about America? Why not mention the PGA tour and not America? Why didn't you post your defending argument on the weak field issue? Most likely because you can't defend it, because they were weak fields. Instead of defending your position, you spout off about Americans only caring about America.

    Originally Posted by deasy55

    They're not Americans and it wasn't played in America, so it was obviously a weak field

  17. Originally Posted by Shorty

    Geeeeeeeeez - you're a hard marker!!

    He can only compete against whoever else shows up.  And it wasn't THAT bad a field.

    Manassero, Kaymer, Jiminez, Bjorn, F. Mollinari, E. Mollinari, Rose, Noren, Olazabel, Hansen, McDowell, Levet, Quiros,

    3 out of the top 20 players in the world barely qualifies as a decent field.

    Originally Posted by deasy55

    They're not Americans and it wasn't played in America, so it was obviously a weak field

    Originally Posted by The_Pharaoh

    You took the words right out of my mouth.

    You 2 are showing your anti-American bias. The Castello Maters had ZERO top 20 players in the field.  The Andalucia Masters had 3 in the top 20. Had Sergio not won the previous week, there would have only been 2 top 20 players.

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  18. Luke Donald doesn't move the needle in the U.S. When he brings in more viewers/readers than Tiger Woods, they will talk more about him instead of Tiger. Tiger is one of the most famous and recognized athletes in the world. Very few people in the U.S.(outside of golfers) would know who Luke Donald is. Nearly everybody knows who Tiger is. Journalism isn't in the business of being a non-profit.

    FTR, I think, and have said that Luke is the best in the world.

    Originally Posted by The_Pharaoh

    How impressive was that display from Luke Donald yesterday?! With a bit of luck, the US golfing folk will now remove their heads from their navels and accept him as the clear number one player in the world. Yes, he may be boring a la Nick Faldo, but like Sir Nick he gets the ball in the hole in the fewest number of shots and that's what this game is all about.

    It takes a lot to get me worked up about something, but I have had a bee in my bonnet about this issue for a while now. This is not an us v them debate or a bash the US rant, simply a slap on the wrist to US golf journalists urging them to remove their Tiger goggles and start reporting the facts and not what was or could have been.

    Congratulations Luke!

  19. If Luke Donald isn't the best player in the world, who is? And what makes them better than Luke?

    Originally Posted by Shorty

    If someone had foretold me this two years ago you would only assume that he was recovering from an accident of Ben Hogan proportions.

    On the other hand, it only goes to show how irrelevant (to a point) the Number 1 ranking is. Tiger is not the 50 somethingth  best player in the world, in the same way that the Number One player is not the "best" golfer in the world.

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  20. The media is not going to give up on its bread and butter. You may not care about it, but you are in the minority. Tiger moves the meter, the others don't.

    Originally Posted by newtogolf

    The media needs to stop asking golfers their opinion on Tiger as it's getting old.  Tiger has done a lot for the sport but he's not relevant to what's happening in the game currently.  I'd much rather hear their opinions on their current competition on not speculation on Tigers return or personal life.   Norman thinks he might be able to give some advice to Tiger but Tiger hasn't asked for it, so it's a non-story.

  21. Originally Posted by deasy55

    Walking off from an event which gave him an invitation is not a great idea. Other events might think twice now before giving him an invite. Pity that all the headlines about him in recent years are about everything but his golf.....


    As long as JD stays as wildly popular as he is these type of antics won't matter. They haven't in the past and they won't in the future unless his fanbase hits the skids.

  22. Originally Posted by TitleistWI

    One of the top centers in the league? LOL  Malkin isnt even in the top 5 and you could even argue he isnt in the top 10.  Ahhhh, you gotta love Pens fans.  So delusional.

    I am a Redwings fan for the record.

    You are the delusional one. It is obvious that you don't know WTF you are talking about. Malkin not in the top 10 of centers? Do you even watch hockey? Please enlighten us with your list of 10 centers better than Malkin.

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