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What makes golfers so damn special?

 
 
Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 02:52 pm
I'm sitting here pulling my hair out because my roomate is watching the Masters on TV. I'd rather drink battery acid than watch golf.

While semi-watching, I just realized something: while the golfer is setting up his shot, and about to swing, all the fans get very quiet for them. Then I thought about fans at sports games(golf isn't a sporting event, it's a hobby), and they scream, yell, and do their best to annoy the opposing team's players and throw them off their game.

Why the hell do golfers escape that aspect? The pressure and ability to block stuff out adds to the challenge. Why are they so special?

This made me just hate watching golf on TV even more.
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 02:57 pm
because their parents were retarded?
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 02:59 pm
OW!

I see you're practicing the ultimate line for real life.
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 03:10 pm
hehehehehe.... you're a good teacher.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 03:15 pm
Yes, if you want to learn stupid cheesy pickup lines that would get you laughed at, I'm a damn prophet.
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turtlette
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 03:32 pm
Re: What makes golfers so damn special?
Slappy Doo Hoo wrote:
I'm sitting here pulling my hair out because my roomate is watching the Masters on TV. I'd rather drink battery acid than watch golf.

Slappy, there was a movie made for people who feel the way you do about golf, "Caddy Shack!" You gutcha Bill M., Rodney D., Chevy C.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 03:44 pm
Caddy Shack is a great movie.

But I don't play golf, so watching it on TV is as useless as tits on a bull for me.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 04:45 pm
I love golfing.
Don't understand watching it.
Also don't understand courses that use carts.
None of that new-fangled crap for me.
Walk, and carry your bloody clubs.
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 04:58 pm
I figure since the point of the game is to get the lowest possible score, not startin' gets ya the win by default Mr. Green
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ocsoftballer
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 05:05 pm
so there are others out there other than myself that hate golf and believe its not a sport? thats wonderful!
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ocsoftballer
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 05:06 pm
I dont want to play golf, when i hit a ball i want someone else to go chase it.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 07:32 pm
golf is a sport... an incredibly boring sport...
tennis players get the same 'silent treatment' from spectators -- not exactly sure why...
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 08:02 pm
I have nothing against golf. I've just never played, so watching it is torture.

The fans should mix it up and scream obscenities at these clowns. Make it interesting. Then again, the crazy fans I pointed out before are at real sports games.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 08:04 pm
Arena football - a guy got killed playing.
Tiger do it with skill without losing a limb or life.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 08:07 pm
People get killed doing everything. Obviously football poses a higher risk than golf.

Football is also a contact sport that takes athleticism.

A cripple could play golf. It takes skill, not a lot of physical prowess.

Again, nothing wrong with that. But the thread is on why the fans are so damn quiet, why aren't they allowed to buzz it up?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 08:18 pm
A cripple could not hit the ball those distances and make par.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 08:19 pm
Ok, not at the pro level. However, it doesn't take someone in great shape to be a great player. Again, nothing wrong with that. It's one of the GOOD things about golf. I've just never really had the opportunity to get into it.

Golf needs a real life Happy Gilmore.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2005 09:08 pm
All opinion. I like the contact sports - Steelers, Astros, Rockets, etc. But I also love golf.
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rodeman
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2005 02:12 pm
Slappy:
Mow the friggin lawn......................

Or here is another thought........we have cable/satellite now Slappy. Turn the damn channel.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2005 02:21 pm
Bite me, Slappy.

Hatred of golf is for people with brain deficiencies.

One other thing that must annoy you. In all other sports (yeah, golf is a sport)...there are refs and umps and all that. And the people playing the sports argue with those officials all the time.

In golf...you gotta call fouls on yourself. And golfers do!

There ain't nothing in the world better than golf. (Well...maybe one thing. But even that, you can eventually get enough of. You can never get enough of golf.)
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