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Thu

13

Mar

2014

Golf Videos of the Week (3/13)

VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME

Well, the weirdest and funniest video of the past couple weeks comes from Grantland and this mini-doc on the perfect round of Putt-Putt. It's amusing in the spirit of documentaries like the King of KongThe moviemaker quickly and skillfully brings you into a particular insular world of strange and interesting characters. In this case, it is the weird world of competitive Putt-Putt golf and this video provides a mostly oral decription of a perfect round (claimed by the video to be only one of 3 perfect rounds ever shot). There's an uncomfortable feeling watching this video knowing that the subjects are being mocked or condescended to for their strange little world. Even so, it's worth a watch.

 

But really, does anyone think that an 18 would be all that rare if lots of people played this game?


KEEP PATRICK REED AWAY FROM CRASH DAVIS

The kid is confident in a good way. There is a weird maturity and ease in front of the camera for a kid that is only 24. Now, there are obviously some commentators (some more entertaining than others, i.e. the hilarious Mike Francesca) who paradoxically criticize this confidence while enjoying the benefit of being able to talk about if for half an hour.

 

Golf needs more guys that speak out and reveal their inner personality. The last we want is to mute the true feelings of player and have then simply regurgitate the platitudes of the army of blandness before them.

 

The alternative is the boring interviews from the young players that are afraid to say anything. Of the many amazing scenes of Bull Durham, one of the best if Crash teaching Nuke how to do interviews. The look on Tim Robbins' face when he is being given the bland quotes perfect.

 

Give'em hell Patrick. The better and cockier you and the new young guns are, the sweeter and more rewarding Tiger's next Major victory will be.


GREAT SHOTS FROM LAST WEEK

Just in case you missed last week's tournament wins, there were two early contenders for shot of the year. 

 

There is something great about the walk-off shot to win a tournament. Of course nothing can match a 204-yard hole-in-one by Jonathan Byrd back in October 2010 on the fourth playoff hole at the Shriner's Open. Technically, it was not a walk-off because the other players still had to shoot (and try to also get a hole in one). It's a bit anti-climactic to watch the guys shoot next.

 

There was nothing anti-climactic about Creamer's 75-foot hole out to win the tournament and the joy of ending it with the shot.

 

Speaking of anticlimactic, Rory McIlroy hit one of the best shots under pressure of the year on the 72nd hole of the Honda a couple weeks back. It would have been an early contentder for shot of the year had he made the putt to win.

 

Tiger makes that putt in this youth.

 


TRICK SHOT EXRAVAGASM

 

We've looked around and I'm not certain if either of these following two clips are recent but they appear to be new. I'm not even certain the one of the left is real but it looks good and actually love the trick. It also seems real because it really seems doable.

 


DO TRY THIS AT HOME

 This Vine was also making the rounds over the past couple of weeks. It's not too bad but doesn't get a great grade because it almost seems to easy.

 

Don't you feel that if you had 3 pots, a frying pan, a red Solo cup and a plastic golf ball you could pull this off in about 15 minutes.

 

It seems the biggest challenge would be strapping the camera to your head.


SOME FUN WITH PUTTING IMPRESSIONS

 

We've featured the fun Gorilla James here before and we recently came across some decent putting impressions he has done. 

 

I know I'm not alone in admitting it's the bad putters that are funnier.


WELL, THE GOOD NEWS IS WE DIDN'T CRINGE

 

Granted these look like they will be promotional videos for Callaway, let's keep an eye on Chad's Tiny Studio over the season. He seems like a likeable and good guy and it will obviously take several episodes to get his footing. 

 

Sure it is an advertising platform, but maybe they can have some fun with this and Chad will grow into the role. 

 

After all, product intergration and fun videos do not need to be mutually exclusive.

 

 


The two finest examples (the modern classic and the original self-aware classic):


 Cheers!

 

Douglas Han

@theteesheet

 

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Wed

26

Feb

2014

Golf Videos of the Week (2/26)

We're back and thrilled. Hope you're looking forward to another great year of Golf Videos of the Week.

 

Now, before you settle in, this is one of the great television ads of all time and was originally posted last fall (Mike claims it ran on Golf Channel which is certainly possible for the local ads).

Let that sink in and there is a payoff (if the ad itself was not enough) at the end as Mike gets a Tosh.0 web-redemption.

 

 

THE GREAT ESCAPES

 

Most amazing this past weekend was Victor Dubuisson's crazy recoveries from the cacti in his match with Jason Day. In case you missed them, here they are.

 

No doubt these are amazing shots but people may have been going a bit far saying these are the greatest shots of all time. First of all, they are a bit lucky and anyone who has played a match against an 18 handicap with lunch on the line has seen them pull off these kind of crazy shots. I'm not saying Dubuisson is not good (in fact I love his demeanor and think he will be very good - or at the very least be able to book gigs as a French chubby Brad Pitt). They we're terrific shots and he simply got luck with both his strikes through the cacti and the bounces in the rough.


Everybody calm down. These reactions were a bit much.

 

Incredible things and coincidences happen all the time. Consider what David J. Hand, the author of the new book The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day has to say about rare events just last week. In other words, not to be a downer for Gary and Tom, but David Hand might suggest it was bound to happen.

 

 

GREATEST GOOD-GOOD OF ALL TIME


Sure social media has turned every event or story into the greatest or worst of all time (see above). But, in the case of big-time pro golf with the match still in doubt, this had to be the biggest good-good of all time. It took so long for Rickie to accept you can see he was not sure Sergio was serious. 

 

 

It turns out it may not have simply been a case of Sergio trying to get to the clubhouse for a Michelob light. The latest suggest it may have been some nearby African bees that got Sergio antsy to move on. There is part of me that likes that Sergio is using the ol' Tommy Boy bee trick to get out of a bad situation. 

 

GOLF AND THE MOVIES

 

Of course if there was ever a time for a good-good in the movies, it was probably this scene in Swingers

 

Granted there is nothing special about this particular scene but Swingers really is a great movie of that particular generation. There is a great oral history of the movie in Grantland that is definitely worth a read if you are a fan.

 

Of course the saddest news of the week is the passing of Harold Ramis, the director of Caddyshack. Here's a nice little clip of Ramis talking about Caddyshack. (h/t @KylePorterCBS).

You have to love the quote, "I don't have a perticular fascination with rodents, it is just that gophers are relevant on golf courses."

 

There are too many scenes from Caddyshack to select a greatest. One comes to mind because of Rory's recent very-lame video (no fault of his own) introducing his Bose bag. It turns out Ramis thought of this years ago.


 

HONESTY AND TRICK SHOTS

 

We've seend an endless number of trick shots on YouTube. The plate shot is good for its brevity and we'll give "Chip Hoch" credit for posting his outtakes too. The same guy also hit the shot through the jug of milk calling the vidoe "Got Milk?" ... which may have cause the milk advertisors to abandon the entire "Got Milk?" campaign. Happy Chip? 


 

DO NOT WATCH IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH GIRLS IN BIKINIS

 

As pormised, here is the Web-Redemption for Mike on Tosh.0

 

Happy to be back. Cheers and see you next week. 

 

Douglas Han

@theteesheet

 

 

Tue

29

Oct

2013

Golf Videos of the Week (10/29)

After out first ever one-week hiatus for GVOTW, we're back! It's clearly the off-season in golf (I don't care what the PGA Tour schedule says) and we had to finish installing hardwood floors at TheTeeSheet world headquarters.

 

 

JOHN DALY WAS AT A DISADVANATEG BECAUSE HE TYPICALLY EATS WITH HIS HANDS

 

Fun video by the European Tour on picking up golf balls with chopsticks. 

 

Of course the funniest part of the video is the results at the end in which: (a) Migeul Angel Jiminez somehow tied Chinese golfer Wen-chong Liang (maybe Jimenez is the world's most interesting man); (b) John Daly withdraws again!; and (c) the headline was no criticism of JD, the same is probably true of Jeev Milka Singh ... who was suspiciously absent.

 

 

SHE SEEMS OLDER THAN 16

 

Lydia Ko's made a cool video announcement about turning professional helped on by rugby world superstar Israel Dagg. Ko certainly shows a level of comfort in front of the camera alongside the charismatic and confident Dagg. She was certainly more comfortable than a certain basketball player merely deciding to change professional teams.


HAPPY FEET

 

The swing through Asia also brings us this video from Rickie Fowler's Instagram of some players and friends at what appear to be a spa.

 

If you're wondering what's happening:

 

MORE ON "SOAPS"

 

While we enjoy looking at attractive women as much as the next red-blooded male, the whole term "WAGS" seems to be a bit played out and demeaning (in case you don't know, it's an acronym for "Wives and Girlfriends" and usually accompanies sexy pictures of Paulina Gretzky et al. in bikinis). Of course we don't want to stop objectifying people's bodies, we just think we should be politically correct about it. Thus we propose SOAPs: Significant Others and Alternative-lifestyle Partners. That way, the WNBA doesn't feel left out.

 

Anyway, this week in SOAPs, we have Lindsey Vonn on the Today Show talking a bit about what she learned from Tiger. Matt Lauer seems to have missed the two obvious questions: (a) did Tiger learn anything from her; and (b) did she use platelet rich plasma therapy on her knee like Tiger?

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Lauer's softball questions were innocent enough. However, the possibility of this train-wreck appears to be real.

 

It is easy to be critical or all high and mighty about this being the end of western civilization (which of course it is). But in reality, the problem may be that overall it seems harmless. The real danger may be that it is boring. As a person who limits his reality television to Top Chef (and shouting designing advice at the TV while the wife watches Project Runway and simultaneously trying to maintain a heterosexual masculinity), one need to simply look at the commercials on Bravo TV to see where our society is headed. Tour Wives is going to have to step up the inanity, vacuous-ness and cleavage if it plans to go anywhere. Just saying. 

 

 

RICE & ARNIE

 

Switching gears to some a more cerebral woman, here's a clip of Augusta National member Condi Rice teeing it up with Charlie Rose. She looks like she has a pretty good turn.

 

The King made quite the entrance to the Wake Forest football game a week back (via Kyle Porter's CBS EyeOnGolf)

 

WHILE WE'RE YOUNG ... AND KENYAN IF POSSIBLE

 

The Speedgolf World Championship was this past weekend (via Geoff Shackleford). We were rooting for Christopher Smith whom we introduced you to last June on GVOTW. He finished eighth. A great idea was to invite five-time Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat to participate.

 

 

CUTE AND FUZZY WABS ... BUT WOULD MICHELLE WIE EAT THIS?

 

Truly, the only reason I noticed this caterpillar on a golf course video was this has somehow received over 12,000 views. These little guys are all over the place up here in the northeast (btw, WABs are Wives and Bugs).

 

 

DRUNK GOLF (OR "GOLF" AS MOST OF US KNOW IT)

 

Here's a fun clip of Justin Timblerlake on the Jonathan Ross Show (a British talk show) from this spring playing golf and doing tequila shots. The main point is that there should be more drinking on television talk shows.

 

We leave you with one of the craziest videos of the week from the world of sport ... the new world record for biggest wave surfed.

 Cheers!

 

Douglas Han

@theteesheet

 

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Thu

17

Oct

2013

Golf Videos of the Week (10/17)

 

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER AND GOLF SHOULD HAVE AN OFF-SEASON EDITION

 

House renovations have taken over TheTeeSheet headquarters and yours truly has been laying subfloor and installing a new hardwood floor. 

 

We present this belated Golf Videos of the Week with limited commentary.

 

 

THE BIG WIESY IS NOT THE BIG QUEASY!


One of the best of the week.

 

Actually seems kinda cool and I would definitely give this a shot. This country has come a long way since John Bender on the culinary front.

 

 

THIS WAS HOW I IMAGINED PHIL AND TIGER PLAYED PING PONG AT THE RYDER CUP

 

These guys clearly have some fun making these fake videos and they even did a golf one this month.

 

We knew the golf one was fake as soon as we saw the jeans. C'mon!

 

 

JASON DAY HAS NICE TEETHAVOID HOCKEY

 

Sure Jason Day looks uncoordinated on the ice but he is actually doing really well for the first time on the ice. Better than most adults their first time out there.

 

Day's nice chompers brings into contrast most hockey players. Just last week New York Islander Captain John Tavares had to handle his own orthodontic work on the bench.

 

Keep in mind non-hockey fans, Tavares is no goon. He's one of the top skill guys in the league. The code in hockey is that loose teeth are no reason to leave a game. Take that divers in soccer and basketball.

 

 

GOLF MAY BE SAFER FOR KIDS

 

Couple fun videos of kids this week. The first kid is cute so we dare you to criticize the forgiving hole.

 

This little girl has a decent swing ... and she did all this while Stacey Lewis was heckling her.

 

 

WHY GOLF SHOULD ENCOURAGE PHONES AT TOURNAMENTS

 

Golf should be encouraging and not discouraging fans using cameras to video action. It's time to embrace fan involvement. Fan videos can be amazing and just create more interest in the game. The can supplement telecasts and show the passion of both players and fans. 

 

Take this recent example from baseball.

 

Imagine getting fan perspective of amazing golf shots and great moments on the course. It can only help interest and excitement for the game.

 

Another example last week came from the world of ursine tetherball.

 

WE DISAPPROVE IN THE OBJECTIFICATION OF EITHER SEX AND CREEPY GUYS OGLING GOLF CART GIRLS

 

That said, we have no idea what this is but we couldn't not include this is GVOTW.

 Cheers!

 

Douglas Han

@theteesheet

 

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Tue

08

Oct

2013

Golf Videos of the Week (10/8)

 

PRESIDENTS 'SUP


It's not that there is anything to hate about the Presidents Cup. It simply does not inspire. Sure the actual cup itself is ugly and the International Team logo is lame, but that's not the problem. It just doesn't seem to mean anything. Maybe that's why the players seem so relaxed in general. Hell, even the wildlife doesn't get too excited. Never mind the players, the squirrel should be checked for Ritalin and beta-blockers.

 

The better photos of the year came from Amanda Dufner's Instagram account.

 

Nice pic and it says a lot about how much the guys must like Fred Couples. That said, it also seems pretty clear the Presidents Cup is not that big a deal to these guys. It is clearly more of a fun time to hang out rather than relief and joy over winning.

 

I do like the idea of the giant heads making it to golf.

 

Not to beat the point to death, but this is more like three groomsman having a drink after the reception rather than competitors stressed out in the middle of a serious competition.

 

I get it. It's fun. It's social. The Captains didn't even care about the singles match-ups -- which at least could have created some interest. The reality is the players don't want the pressure this time of year. Fine. Let's just not pretend it is anything more than a fun exhibition.

 

Do you think Lindsay would joke around with Tiger like this in the middle of a major championship?

 

This is how relaxed Tiger was.

 

One of the fun things about match play is that you see players (even Phil) try some stuff they wouldn't try in a stroke play event. Here, Phil tries a crazy shot, hits the tree and then even gets the crazy skip off the water to stay dry. It's the kind of shot that is usually pulled off by your lucky buddy who ends up winning your match by one ... and then have to listen to the 18-handicapper explain how he crushed you over the beers you had to buy. 

 

As an aside, anyone who wants to criticize Keegan Bradley over using the long putter - he can pick you out of a crowd.

 

Finally, one of the lasting highlights of the Presidents Cup was the streaker on the last day. Stephanie Wei actually has an appropriately nutty interview with the harmless streaker in this fun piece

 

We have nothing bad to say about young women (or men?) willing to take off their clothes and run around. It is actually refreshing to see how relaxed and cool everyone was about the whole thing, from the players to the police to the Muirfield Village staff.

 

The Streaker is attractive enough but her exhibition does show us the difference between attractive and sexy. The Presidents Cup Streaker was just too damn fast to be sexy. This would not appear to be a problem with Dustin Johnson's fiancée this week who released this video.

 

CLUTCH/LUCKY SHOT OF THE YEAR AND WHY STACEY LEWIS  SHOULD COME BACK TO TWITTER

 

Shanshan Feng has the clutch shot of the weekend. It was so lucky that is caused Stacey Lewis to quit Twitter. Lewis was really sore about this one and  before completely deleting her account, she had a series of pissed of and passive-aggressive tweets:

 

Congrats to Shan Shan on the win, crazy shot at 18. Very disappointed in fans in China this week."

"Between all the cameras and cheering when I missed putts. It was just really hard to have fun out there. On to the next."

"Btw what (sic) till you se the shot on 18 that won it! Let's just say it involved a rock and the flag stick.

Lewis should have stayed on Twitter. There was nothing wrong with her comments and if anything, it was good to see here competitive fire and how much she hates losing. If anything, it makes me like Lewis more. It was a crazy shot by Feng on 18. It probably was hard to have fun when everyone is cheering for your opponent. Feng's awesome shot on 18 did involve a flagstick (and probably a rock). 

 

Now, just because we like Lewis showing her true feelings doesn't mean she was not being a sore loser (which is fine -- especially right after the match). In truth, although Feng hit a lucky shot, it is important to keep in mind:

  • Feng was leading going into the 3rd round
  • Both Feng and Lewis shot 68 in the final round
  • Feng's shot on 18 was a result of her going for it. Sure she may not have hit the hot she wanted but she was clearly going for the green but probably to the safer side. Even though Feng did not hit the shot she wanted, the ball essentially tracked the entire way directly at the pin, bounced once hard in the rough and off the flagstick. If Tiger hits that shot, we would wax on for days. It's not like the ball bounced out of the hazard she bounced it off a bridge in the middle of the water and onto the green.
  • Feng is not some lucky flash-in-the-pan. She was ranked 9th in the world before this tournament and shot.
  • Yes, the Chinese can be a bit loud and occasionally obnoxious -- have you ever been to dim sum at noon on a Sunday? Even so, Lewis should try to embrace this huge market because it will be good for the LPGA and good for her. As the top ranked American player, Lewis should see China as an amazing opportunity (see Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods).

 

Okay, so Lewis lacked some grace. The great thing about Twitter and social media is that it can give us insight into a player's emotion in near real time. Lewis was grousing because she wanted to win. Who hasn't felt the same way after a tough loss? This is the kind of raw emotion that makes Twitter more fun and the players more real. 

 

Stacey Lewis: come back to Twitter! You're allowed to be a bit sore after losing. Embrace the passion - don't hide it away. You seem to have quit for the exact reason you're worth following.

 

 

NOW THIS WOMAN HAS A REASON TO GROUSE

 

The co-host doesn't seem that apologetic.

 

MORE TRICK SHOTS AND STUNT DRIVING 

 

We've all seen numerous trick shot videos from various sports including golf. Even so, there is something hypnotic about these trick shots - not all of which use golf balls.

 

For not particular reason, a guy doing a wheelie in a golf cart.

 

 

EVERYONE LOVES JACK

 

Even these professional hockey players who have likely done a bunch of ceremonial puck drops seem genuinely happy to be in a picture with Jack.

 

Of course this golf season has had numerous controversial and complicated rulings and penalties. In contrast, we provide you with some honest simplicity in calling a penalty from the NHL's opening week.

 Cheers!

 

Douglas Han

@theteesheet

 

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Fri

04

Oct

2013

Golf, Golfers, Google Instant Search and The Human Condition

 

We just had to copy the oft-done but fun Google searches. We saw it most recently in a funny bit by the Sports Pickle for the NHL season preview.

 

To be clear, the Google Instant search results are more a mirror to the public than the topic itself. We couldn't simply put "is" after every golfer because it typically comes back as "douche", "jerk", "asshole" etc. That's just the price of being famous -- whether  you are Tiger Woods, John Mayer or Mother Theresa (although in the latter's case, Google Instant may not add "is dating").

 

One way or another, the result can be entertaining.

 

As we mentioned, this one is standard for most celebrities (aside from the "asian" result -- which oddly does not come up for Ian Poultor or KJ Choi).

 

Here's evidence Jason Dufner is having an impact.

 

Dufner himself has an odd one.

 

People also love the look-alikes.

 

Phil has Hugh Grant which may be a stretch -- but at least he's considered handsome. Rory, Carrot Top is no compliment.

 

 

I admit I looked up the Jack Nicklaus fiver. Also, you know you're on the back nine when Google is filling in questions as to whether you are alive. 

 

Although, maybe it's worse if you're playing and people don't even know it.

Ouch.

 

Proof of ESPN's reach I suppose.

 

Next, I'll assume it's a tramp stamp.

 

Now, what about golf in general?

 

The Carolinas have got to be pissed about the last one. Israel?

 

With all due respect to Herbert Warren Wind and John Feinstein, golf and literature don't often intersect .. except maybe on the Google servers:

 

Ask Henrik Stenson about the first one.

 

Next, never let it be said Tiger is not having an impact on the African American involvment in golf ... wait ...

 

I like a four-layer with urethane cover when it comes to golf, but I have never been this curious about my own anatomy.

 

How small is this boat?

 

Clearly this speaks of the level to which political discourse has sunk.

 

There is a solution: this whole government shut-down and gridlocked Washington D.C. could be resolved if caddies simply started paying taxes.

 

Here's to an exciting finish to the President's Cup this weekend.

 

Cheers!

 

Douglas Han

@theteesheet

 

Thu

03

Oct

2013

Presidents Cup Logo Contest

Win a sleeve of premium golf balls (your choice)!

Sure we'll watch the President Cup for some good golf. It's fun and it's always nice to see golf in a format different than the standard stroke play tournament. 

 

However, who is kidding who (whom?), there is simply no passion and no sense there is anything really at stake. 

 

One of the funnier things about the Presidents Cup is the apparent need to give the International Team a logo. It is so lame that not only is it difficult to imagine rallying behind it but it is plausible a player may want to tank a match so as not to be forced to look at it.

 

It did make us think of various good and lame fictional flags in the world of fiction. Here's nine other mostly made-up flags we mixed in with the lame Presidents Cup International Team flag.

 

How about this? The first person to name them all (via email or Twitter me) wins a sleeve of premium golf balls of your choice.

First to name these 10 Flags wins -- click to enlarge
First to name these 10 Flags wins -- click to enlarge

 Cheers!

 

Douglas Han

@theteesheet

 

Wed

02

Oct

2013

Golf Videos Of The Week (10/2)

WHO CARES ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS CUP

 

Does anyone really care about the President's Cup? If you're American, is it really possible to get worked up to cheer against a bunch of Aussies, South Africans and Canadians? It's kind of like cheering against the staff at the ski resort if you've ever gone skiing in the Rockies: polite, handsome and likeable. The Japanese kid is even super-likeable. On the other hand, if you're Australian or South African, is there any real victory or pleasure from beating a team that get's crushed by the Europeans every two years? 

 

Team competition needs passion and regrettably, there is none here. Instead of passion and winning, the primary focus of the week seems to be how nice the gear is (not that great btw) and who Tiger is playing with and how they will do. We like following Tiger as much as anyone ... but in this case: big whoop.

 

It's time for a real international competition to get the competitive juices and emotions flowing. 

 

Everything you need to know about the emotional resonance of the President's Cup can be summed up as follows: the most memorable moment in the history of the event is journeyman Woody Austin falling in the water.

 

Case closed.

 

Fortunately, Jason Dufner provided the rare bit of entertainment his week at the President's Cup at one of the sponsored press pieces.

 

In hindsight, the only thing that would have made the Woody Austin spill more interesting would have been the possibility of aligators.

 

 

MAYBE GATORS AREN'T SO BAD (ASIDE FROM AARON HERNANDEZ)

 

The Gator Boys are somehow back on GVOTW with this clip.

 

The funny thing about these videos from the Gator Boys is that they make alligators seem less dangerous. Once you realize that a fat guy with bare feet and electrical tape can essentially play with an alligator, they don't seem that scary (the gator not the fat guy ... who still seems scary).

 

Anyway, in case you missed it, the best nature video of the week is this release of a little bunny.

 

Jimmy Kimmel may have ruined everything because I now suspect he is behind this. 

 

 

BEST ON COURSE FIREBALL SINCE CADDYSHACK

 

We were probably the first to link to this last week. Who knows what it's about but if you've ever wanted to see a golf cart on fire, here it is. 


Look, the Supreme Court said Casey Martin could ride a cart, burning them is not going to change that.

 

 

HANDSOM MEN IN CABS

 

We didn't need any more proof that Adam Scott is basically a likeable dude (aside from the long putter). Decent effort by SI's Golf.com for a candid interview in the back of a car in New York - but Scott is just not that engaging.

While Scott appropriately puts Tiger's accomplishment in proper perspective, he's probably not a bigger star because he is dull (see Dufner above for more fun).

 

In recent memory, the best handsome-man-in–the-back-of-a-NYC-cab for silent intensity (there is a Golden Globe category for that) had to be the end of the under-appreciated Michael Clayton.

 

This was a close second.

 

IS THERE A WEEK WHEN JOHN DALY IS NOT IN THE PARKING LOT WITH A BUNCH OF DRUNK GUYS EGGING HIM ON TO DO SOMETHING INVOLVING HITTING A GOLF BALL?

 

This video is making the round this week. Seems to me there must be one of these with John Daly every week.

 

It is somewhat more interesting this week knowing that only a week before, a guy tried this with a non-professional golfer (sobriety unclear) with somewhat worse results.

 

Daly has done this stuff before with beer cans and Fehertys.


The beer can version gives a little insight and context to Daly's life in that the videos reveals:

  • at least one "git 'er done!" shouted
  • a "doggonnit!" shouted (possibly "daggummit")
  • a guy weating denim overalls ... possibly unironically.

 

 

GOLF SHOULD PERMIT CHANTING AND SHOUTING DURING SHOTS


Here's an idea for post-PGA Championship golf: change fan etiquette rules to allow pictures, noise and chanting during shots. It will give fans a chance to get involved and feel part of the action. Does it really matter? Right now the fall is just a big cash grab with no real meaning. We may as well make it fun.

 

Check out the amazing Pittsburgh Pirate fans last night as they take a page out of the book of hockey fans. The fans are chanting the opposing pitcher's name to try to rattle him. The results are awesome.

 

It is probably no accident this is from Pittsburgh where Penguins fans are intimately familiar with fans chanting opposing players names (typically goalies) to try to rattle them. A recent excellent example is the Winnipeg Jet fans taunting Dwayne "Rollie" Roloson.

 Cheers!

 

Douglas Han

@theteesheet

 

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Wed

25

Sep

2013

Golf Videos Of The Week (9/25)

The GVOTW are a day late this week due to unforeseen circumstances ... but there is always a silver lining. By being a day late, we thankfully missed out on the FedEx Cup rap (yes, rap) that lasted day or two on the Internet before being taken down Presumably someone with judgment demanded it be removed like NBC, the PGA Tour, the participants in the video, the United Nations, a local mall cop ... anyone). As we've said here ad nauseum, non-urban people doing parodies of 'fun' raps is a perilous endeavor. Unless you are under the age of six, please avoid at all costs. It's been weighed and measured ... and found wanting.

 

 

IS IT BETTER OR WORSE THAN A CLUMP OF DIRT


We were the first (?) to show you this video last week via Twitter

 

It's a good reason to follow @theteesheet on Twitter.

 

From a glass half full standpoint, it could have been much worse for the guy had it been Laura Davies teeing up her ball using your mouth. For those of you too young to remember, this is how they did it in the old days.

 

DOES ANYONE CARE ABOUT THE FEDEX CUP

 

Let's face it, the Fedex Cup is boring. There simply has to be a better way to finish off the year after the PGA Championship. We'll be considering that in the weeks to come.

 

Consider this, the most exciting part of the FedEx Cup was not Henrik Stenson's win or even Jim Furyk's round of 59. The best part was probably Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner's pairing in the last round of the year. 

If there's any more proof needed that a 30 player field at the end of the year is not much more than an exhibition, this is it. We are big fans of players having fun and loved Keegan's move. However, let's not pretend the FedEx Cup is much more than a huge cash grab at the end of the year. Can you imagine Bradley or any player doing that at Augusta?

 

The two were out of the tournament and FedEx Cup by the fourth round, but clearly had good side bet going -- as so well pointed out by Kyle Porter of CBS Sports.

 

It's not hard to illustrate the lameness of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Consider the FedEx Cup playoff top 10 plays video is over six minutes long but generates almost not passion.

 

Now let's compare that to a little over 4 minutes summarizing the 2013 NHL Playoffs

 

The point is not to try to compare two radically different sports (both of which I love). The point is that to be a true playoff, there has to be something at stake more than money. There needs to be passion, emotion and the potential of making or adding to one's legacy. Did it matter that Henrik Stenson won? Does it change his legacy. No. If Tiger had won the FedEx Cup playoff this year, would we look at his 2013 season any differently? No.

 

It's time to tinker with the FedEx Cup again.

 

 

NOW LET'S TALK REAL MONEY

 

Stenson didn't make the big money last week. That title goes to Rockstar Games and Grand Theft Auto V which pulled in an estimated $800 million dollars in the first 24 hours of sales. For those of you not familiar with modern video games, the top releases have now eclipsed Hollywood blockbuster movies in terms of initial and likely overall revenues. 

 

As for golf, the game embeds a golf game and the Internet has already been swamped with videos of the golf in GTA-V. Here's one of the most popular [NSFW language]:

 

Um ... if you were unfamiliar with the violence and point of the Grand Theft Auto series ... well, that kind of is the crux of ths whole thing. The golf club is likely one of the more genteel parts of the game. Good times.

 

 

THE BLONDE LEADING THE BLONDE

 

Farmer's Insurance's advertisements with Dick Fowler, P.I. are back this week with its weakest installment. 

 

It seems writing goes out the window once you get a hot blonde in the cast. Blondes somehow made writers dumber. 

 

Even Golf Digest got in on the blondes-for-clicks bandwagon (I recognize we are guilty here too) using SI Swimsuit model and cover girl Kate Upton to try to sell magazines.

 

At least Arnie kept it classy as Upton wore a demure outfit ... which turns out to be sexier anyway. For those of you that don't know your Internet history, although she is now know for her Sports Illustrated covers, Upton actually was the first Twitter-generated supermodel. Her rise to fame really started with her fully-clothed viral video from 2011.

 

DA-DA-DA ... DA-DA-DA

 

Finally, Bubba Watson led one of the latest ESPN SportsCenter promos released this week. 

 

Great timing as we rated the best golfer-based "This is SportsCenter" promos a couple weeks ago in GVOTW. It would not be surprising to see Watson get his own soon.

 

 Cheers!

 

Douglas Han

@theteesheet

 

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