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  1. Dave Stapleton

    The Ringer

    Appreciate your response. I think we are both around the same age and likely a similar life cycle of observing his career. Now who is streaming Cannonball Run? I need my Dom Deluise fix!
  2. Dave Stapleton

    The Ringer

    I really need to rewatch this immediately. Is it streaming anywhere? John ... you're pretty tough on Bill and I have always wondered whether those who are really tired of his act followed him back in the DGB days. I definitely see his warts and turn him off when I am not feeling it but I just...
  3. Dave Stapleton

    RIP Bill Russell

    Just another personal anecdote. Growing up as a teenager in the 80s I was raised on the Celtics. These were formative years of my relationship with my dad. We enjoyed the 80s Celtics together (on TV and at the old Garden) but I could always sense his love and fondness for those past teams...
  4. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    I think they needed to acknoweldge the threat and hit it head on rather than threatening it's members and underestimate the concerns. Absolutely valid approach to call the defectors wrong and explain why their concerns aren't worth discussing but I think it was wrongheaded.
  5. Dave Stapleton

    2022 PGA Tour

    I have not been terribly articulate bacause I don't have the answers but cshea seems to express a lot of what I am saying. Look at the ABA. They had a lot of gimmicky things that were tried to get interest (or in theory improve things). Many of these were simply dropped while others ended up...
  6. Dave Stapleton

    2022 PGA Tour

    I said something similar in the Open thread but the PGA and European Tour are going to have to rethink their strategy. Simply digging in and villifying those leaving for LIV simply won't work. This will not be won with threats or through the courts in my opinion. I agree that no successful...
  7. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    At this point the LIV players have to believe that eventually they will get their cake and eat it too. The more that leave the more likely the PGA won’t be able to shut them out. I just think the PGA handled this all wrong. I don’t know how they will resolve if all this comes to pass but...
  8. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    He definitely had chances early that are going to haunt him. And we should stop defending the non-choke position. Only one poster said so and we are just giving it air.
  9. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    See Rory gets criticized for not playing controlled and letting it get away. He played the final round like a leader should. He had lots of opportunities and no putts were made. He lost by 2 strokes to the lowest round ever at St A at the Open. If he played super aggressive and lost then...
  10. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    Would be fun to see both young and McIlroy make their putts
  11. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    Some good golf being played by the leaders
  12. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    My last comment on the topic. I have said, if the issue is Saudi money and all that, then say so. The head of the R&A was specifically asked this and he refused to comment. My guess is because both the PGA and Equropean Tour frquently engage with the Saudi's and accept their money for...
  13. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    Who says? I don't know why these guys are being held to a different standard compared to other athletes. Criticize them for chasing the money if you want but the over the top sanctimony is really nauseating. And I did acknowledge that I do criticize them for the Saudi angle. My point is that...
  14. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    I totally agree with the Saudi angle and feel taking that blood money is very problematic. However, I find the rest of all this sanctimoneous BS and feel the PGA, R&A, DP Tour and others are being exremely petty and obviously scared. I agree that those like like Reed and Keopka should keep...
  15. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    It’s weird seeing Tiger enjoy simply being there and not only winning.
  16. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    There really should be more talk about the PGA Tour pension. The pension amounts are based on performance so Tiger probably has a ridiculous amount in his pension (billion?). From what I have heard, the PGA is ripped at the LIV players because they are still entitled to their pensions and...
  17. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    Yeah Chamblee really nailed it. His short game is just not good right now and it's killing him.
  18. Dave Stapleton

    The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

    Stupidest rule in golf. Tiger hits in a perfect spot but gets penalized for hitting into a two inch area.