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Why is Tiger Woods so classless?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by InmanRoshi, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    In tournaments where he has a double digit stroke lead, why is he still trying to make birdie on the final hole? He's obviously trying to show up the other playesrs.

    I also noticed Michael Jordan intentionally tried to make his shots when the Bulls were clearly the better team and winning by large margins.

    What are we teaching our children? That it's okay to be a whole lot better than the other kids? What about the other kids self esteem? Why can't they all get first place trophies?
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    There are good analogies and bad analogies.
  3. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Tiger isnt playing against other players he is playing against the course. But I do think you should get a prize for stupid post of the day.
  4. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    And this is BY FAR the latter of the 2.

    A lot of the professional golfers dont even look at the leaderboard if they think they are close to the top.
  5. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I've never played competitive golf, but I'm pretty sure the goal is to have a lower stroke total than your competitors. I don't believe they hand out money prizes in the PGA for having your "personal best' day on on that particular course.
  6. Royal Laegotti

    Royal Laegotti Dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy!

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    Really, do they award the course a trophy if it beats Tiger??;)
  7. D-TownRadio

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    HAHAHAHAHA I have never heard anything dumber then this!!! You have to be kidding me!?!?!? You must not be a golfer because in golf it isn't all on one game you add up your scores throughout the tourney and thats how ya win so you are not supposed to stop trying and also you are not playing one on one there are lots of players and you don't get to see how well everyone is doing all the time and finally in golf the gam can ghange in a matter of minutes where as football when you have a 40 point lead and are place to make another 3 there is no need to go for it on 4th down just to get another 7. It was classless and you my friend are not to bright... LOL stupid people make me laugh.
  8. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    I actually have attend the San Diego Golf Academy, a 2 year associates degree school where they teach you to run/manage a golf course and how to play better mentally and physically. Trust me, you aren't playing against your competitors and if you are, you are going to most likely lose. You are playing solely against the golf course.
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Yes, intentionally shanking a drive is very much similar to going for it on 4th & 2, up by 38 points in the 4th quarter.

    IR, you're a smart guy, but this is a really dumb thread.
  10. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I honestly can't believe IR started this thread.

    Ouch ! :eek:
  11. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    LOL, yea but it hasnt happened yet.
  12. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    LOLOL I know a sign of brightness is omitting punctuation so Ill try to be bright and explain it to you that when you have a 12 stroke lead heading into the final hole then trying to score birdie on a hole that is completely irrelevant at that point must be trying to show up your opponent because it really serves no other purpose other than some people think a competitor should give it their all at all times
  13. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    I agree with your point, but I don't think golf is a good comparison. A sport that is timed like basketball is a better comparison than a sport like, tennis, golf or baseball that doesn't have a clock. The clock has a lot to say about whether a team has a realistic chance of coming back to win.

    Also, Jordan sat the bench in many games when his team had a big lead.
  14. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    I saw this thread and I had to come back.

    I for some reason would not doubt that if Tiger shot a 80+ at a course, the employees would put up a poster or something of the kind that "Tiger shot and 80 here."

    :banghead:
  15. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I didn't say purposely shanking a drive ... I said going for birdie on the final hole when you already have a 12 stroke lead. Your analogy is stupid.
  16. D-TownRadio

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    hy in nascar when Jeff has the lead why doesn't he just pull over and rest for a few seconds... LOL
  17. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    A lot of players who have a 12 stroke lead dont try to birdie the last hole. They play conservatively and try to hit the middle of the fairway, get on the green in regulation, and lag the ball up to the hole and have a really easy putt for the win.
  18. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Actually it should be Jimmie J. :D
  19. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    What's the difference between intentionally shanking a drive and intentionally shanking a putt?

    Also, part of the purpose of running out the clock by only rushing is to END the game quickly. How would taking more strokes end the tournament more quickly?

    Again, stupid analogy. Give it up.
  20. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    Hey,everyone is allowed a mulligan. I'd recommend IR take one.

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