Thursday, July 31, 2008

And I Thought Tiger Was A Douche...

I'm not a golf fan at all--in fact, I hate it and think it's the most useless, nature-wasting sport imaginable with the possible exception of grouse hunting. All those green, beautiful hills and trees that only exist for a bunch of old, rich assholes to trudge around wearing ugly clothes and swinging clubs? The only think I ever liked about golf was "Caddyshack."

But sometimes, the human angle is very intriguing. Some of the worst egos in the world are in golf. Pretty amazing, considering the hideous clothes and lack of personality.

18-year-old golfer Michelle Wie decided to skip the Women's British Open and play on the PGA tour this week, despite not making the cut. And now the other girls are sharpening their claws.

My favorite quote was from Swedish golfer Helen Alfredsson, who said "I feel kid of sad for her...she was so good a few years ago when she came in second a few times." Wow, what a cleverly-disguised backhanded compliment, Helen. We'd never have noticed it.

After all the backbiting and stomping of sour grapes, another fellow girl golfer, Paula Creamer, says "I don't know why you'd want to pass up the chance to play at the (Women's British) Open." I can see her point--I mean, Michelle chooses to play with the guys instead of a bunch of back-biting bitches??



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fellow Golf hater here. I can't for the life of me understand why anybody watches golf on TV on a Sunday afternoon. If you hate golf you're not going to watch but if you play golf shouldn't you be out on the field playing golf instead of sitting indoors watching others do it? Mark Twain : "Golf is a good walk wasted". Amen. ed

2:43 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Mark Twain's nuggets of wisdom stand up even today. It's that good ol' Midwestern horse sense, ya know! Forget these pundits and talking heads--they should just come and ask us!

4:24 PM  
OpenID seriouslyflippant said...

I effing love backhanded compliments!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I like them much better when people use them who know how! Alfredsson's comment was just catty and not even amusing...

But then she's a golfer. Personality not required, nay, discouraged even.

1:12 PM  
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