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Skip Bayless Rips Rickie Fowler


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#1 SoCalTitleist

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:14 PM

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:16 PM

Bayless is the trolliest troll that ever trolled. Nobody takes him seriously, including Skip Bayless

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:17 PM

It's best to skip Skip.

Edited by WolfWRX, 19 June 2017 - 12:19 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:18 PM

Winning a major is really hard. Phil Mickelson is a top 10 all time player and didn't win one until he was 33

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:19 PM

Clueless loud mouth uninformed talking head looking for attention


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:22 PM

No one cares what Bayless has to say about anything.
I have a excellent short game. It's unfortunate that it starts on the Tee.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:24 PM

who is skip bayless?  I mean how much does a know nothing like that get paid ?
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:28 PM

Bayless and Stephan A were brutal and now shannon sharp are unwatchable .  Copied the complete show and moved it to FOX . That's pretty bad .

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:29 PM

Lets see.. Skip wasn't good enough to play in the US Open, whereas Ricky led and contended for the win.  mmm.. And to think Skip actually has the guts to call Ricky out on something that he could not do himself.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:29 PM

 bladehunter, on 19 June 2017 - 12:24 PM, said:

who is skip bayless?  I mean how much does a know nothing like that get paid ?

Whatever it is it's too much!

I have a excellent short game. It's unfortunate that it starts on the Tee.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:30 PM

How bad does a sports talking head have to be to make Stephen A. Smith look like the voice of reason?
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:37 PM

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:38 PM

Bayless just wants to elicit a reaction.  He probably doesn't mean 90% of what he says.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:39 PM

Bayless does not have a clue about ANYTHING
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:40 PM



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:40 PM

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:43 PM

Mr. Bayless' move to Fox Sports brings the pressure to drag those declining viewers over from ESPN... ratings data shows this move has only had a nominal effect.  One has to wonder how Fox feels about this...  my guess is their original ROI model is somewhere in a dumpster at this point.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:44 PM

Looking back through the mists of time, there was a time when Skip was a genuine, award winning journalist.  That does not pay as much as being paid to stir the pot on a variety of quasi-entertaining media platforms.  Kind of a shame, because he was good, now just a troll, filled with faux outrage and misinformation.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:45 PM

Bayless still has a career? he didn't learn his lesson from the time he called Troy Aikman gay?

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:46 PM

 jonsnow, on 19 June 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

How bad does a sports talking head have to be to make Stephen A. Smith look like the voice of reason?

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:52 PM

Skip.....It's not only his name, it's also a great recommendation regarding any attempts at journalism he makes these days.

Edited by Dpavs, 19 June 2017 - 08:13 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:59 PM

I'm not a Bayless fan and probably would have never even known about his comments were they not posted here, but he has a point. Some of these young guys seem to want Tiger-like adulation and marketing, yet they aren't nearly consistent enough to warrant it. I thought Harmon pretty much nailed it in his comments to Rickie last year.

Some of these guys could benefit by taking a page out of the Vijay playbook - close out a tournament on Sunday, fly to the next site that evening, and  be out on the new range Monday morning with the alignment sticks/umbrella, towel under the arm, water bottle, etc. Rinse and repeat. It took him all the way to #1 and had at least one guy asking, "Tiger Who?", lol.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:04 PM

It makes me ill the money this troll gets paid.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:04 PM

Well it's not fair to blame Rickie's branding on not winning.

I think he is jumbling together a couple different things.

One thing is the branding that draws attention to him, the other is the quality of his play vs his potential.

If Rickie didn't have a striking look and a very very defined image (bright colors, flat-brims, etc), would we have the same expectations?  There are a lot of damn-good PGA Tour players that just wear normal clothing, play under the radar week-in-week-out, and occasionally have runs at majors.

Then there are players (many of whom probably don't last long on the big tour) who might (I say might because I actually can't think of any) have a image, a certain demeanor that is unique in one way or another.  Beef Johnston, and his signing with Arby's...

As for his potential; it is great.  But as many people point out, today's tour is not just competitive, but any week anyone in the field can and will win.  Nobody CONSISTENTLY is performing, so unfair to call out Rickie.

I give these guys credit for keeping at it with a demanding lifestyle.  At least Rory admits Golf is now a business for him, not fun nor about prestige.

It'd be real easy for Rickie or some other of his peers to shut the door on pro golf and still live in the 0.1% (or 0.01% for a few of em) lifestyle.

I dunno, he showed up and played hard like the rest of the 155 who didn't win.  But it's pro sports (an entertainment business in the literal sense), which serve the audience.  His golf is fair game for criticism, but l think his lifestyle and capitalization that exceeds his golf resume (I don't mean anything by that other than he has more cash than normally-dressed peers with same career earnings/stats) should be kept out of it.


Now, if the expectations ARE high partially BECAUSE he has more attention drawn to him because of his brand, well.... like I said, I don't know if someone with his golf resume could be criticized for not winning a major.

Back in the day that whole thing went to consistent multi-year multi-winners, repeated contention in majors, etc.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:06 PM

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:15 PM

 SoCalTitleist, on 19 June 2017 - 12:14 PM, said:


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:17 PM

This thread is doing exactly what Skip Bayless wants.  He's generating controversy because that's what he gets paid to do.  And his net worth shows it.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:17 PM

Skip Bayless talking about golf=John Daly talking about healthy lifestyle.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:23 PM

Skip is just FOX's version of Brandel Chamblee, even though Brandel did play. Say what ever you have to, to get a response out of the viewers, even if it is the dumbest stuff ever!!!

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:32 PM

Who pays attention to someone who wears 5 pounds of makeup. I don't.

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