FWIW, I try to find guys that aren't true ass clowns to save my rooting interests for. There are just so many d-bags in sports that I find it fascinating and refreshing when an athlete rises above the miasma of over-indulgence, self-aggrandizement and arrogance that many pro athletes display. And you're right; it seems to be getting worse.
Sports symbolize more to me than the sport itself. I agree if you put your faith in an ideal (the Tebow example) you may set yourself up for disappointment. But while I can respect and admire the talents of the more elite athletes in their respective fields, I'm prone to really root for ones that convey some sort of appreciation to the platform and riches the sport has granted. And there are a few in all sports that seem to have the talent and the understanding how blessed they are.
MotorCityJoe- Since 2007: You talking to me?
My point is that you dont really know anything about Bubba Watson and the type of person he is and you don't have to look very hard at the PGA to see that choosing favorites based on whatever information they choose to show the public is a recipe for disappointment. That goes for every public figure btw.
Assume everyone is a scumbag, it's easier.
I realize I'm putting this here for you to read... but please, don't talk about it.
Turned into Terry's Town on here. How do I change the Footube channel?
I just like the way Bubba plays, so I was rooting for him.
I generally like any golfer that acts the opposite of how Tiger does when he hits a good or bad shot (phil, bubba, rory). So sick of seeing Tiger's douchebaggery all over the tv for so long.
I live in the golf world and know lots of teachers on tour, players........Tiger is well liked from what I am told but he is a unique cat, his confidence is not always what it seemed. He suffers from some nervous disorders, again from what I am told so take it for what its worth. I think Haneys book detailed some of this as well, though I have not read it.
"Between the promise and the payoff is the process -- and the process is the point."