Dumbed Down Media

Discussion in 'Golf' started by Don Wassall, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

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    Have you caught the hype of late about Vijay Singh becoming golf's first 10/10 man, the first to win 10 tournaments in a year and also $10 million?


    The first part, winning 10 tournaments in a calendar year, would indeed be a great achievement should Singh pull it off. But the second part is completely irrelevant.


    Any player in the past could have won ten tournaments if he was good enough. But it's only in the past15 years that a really good player could win one million dollars in a year much less ten million.


    Jack Nicklaus led the money list eight times between 1964 and '76, winning between $113,284 and $353,201. In 1980 Tom Watson became the first golfer to win over half a million dollars. In '88 Curtis Strange was the first to win over a million.


    In short, calling Singh golf's first 10/10 man is like calling the Red Sox baseball's first 4/125 team -- the first to win four straight games in a playoff seriesand havea payroll of at least $125 million. Stupid media!
     
  2. Guest

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    as usual, it's about the bling, bling.
     
  3. right winger

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    That's typical of the pap that comes out of the media. I guess people are supposed to mindlessly think "Wow that Vijay Singh must be the best golfer ever after Tiger Woods, because Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer never won $10 million in a season."

    Everything is always presented as better now than in the past, when the reality is that many things were better in the past than they are today, especially when it comes to people's character, integrity, and the ability to think critically. Instead of thinkers, society is filled with superficial, pseudo-sophisticates who can spit out random trivia facts without the ability to connect the dots or put things in perspective.
     
  4. Guest

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    couldn't have said it better myself[​IMG]
     
  5. Bart

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    Can't tell you how many times I've seen this sort of hype for Woods and Vijay. Even when they are way down on the leaderboard they are promoted over everyone else. Oh boy, Vijay is seven shots behind and still gets the photo splash.



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  6. Bart

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    Yahoo Golf has just replaced Singh's photo with Campbell's. Hmmm, wonder if they check out this site from time to time?
     
  7. Colonel_Reb

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    Vijay Singh looks like he's on speed! That picture just looks weird!
     

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