Golf Channel's Chamblee On Advice: 'Good Stuff, Not Like Getting Hunting Tips From Cheney'
Golf, too? If there was one sport you'd think might be immune from the liberal slant that has invaded too much of sports reporting, it's golf. The fairways-and-greens guys are known for generally being Republicans.
But out of the blue [green?] on a Golf Channel show this afternoon, host Brandel Chamblee took a cheap shot at Dick Cheney with a rather nasty hunting reference.
Chamblee, who before retiring from the PGA Tour had one win in 370 career starts, was discussing with co-host Rich Lerner the putting woes of the affable Jason Gore . . .
RICH LERNER: Jason Gore—a lot of people want to know, because they like Jason, they remember him at Pinehurst at that U.S. Open. What's happened to Jason do you think?Lerner seemed a bit shocked, emitting an extended "oooh!"
BRANDEL CHAMBLEE: Well you know, it reminds me almost again of the City Slickers video where the guy says "if you could just do one thing." And he really struggles with one area of the game. Tee to green, he's got that part. Last year he was the best driver on the PGA Tour, and he lost his [playing privileges] card. The reason is he really struggles from inside ten feet. He said that he went to Captain Faxon, Brad Faxon [known as one of the greatest putters ever], to get putting tips. This is not like getting hunting tips from Cheney: this is the good stuff right here, this is exactly, this is the guy you need to go to.
Suggestion to Mr. Chamblee: stick to calling the birdies and bogies and lay off the cheap political cracks. We conservatives need at least one refuge on the sporting dial.