Friday, May 14, 2010
You've Got to be F-ing Kidding Me
As I expressed earlier on Friday, Jerry Rice basically stole a spot from a golfer that, you know, might actually have a shot at not finishing dead last. Rice, who used to be a pretty good football player, shot an opening round 92, and followed that up with an 82 (which is still the third worst score of the week), but is now disqualifying himself.
Why? Because his goddamn caddie used a range finder at one point. A RANGE FINDER!!!! dkjfdkfjdkfjadkgkjg
Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice has been disqualified from the Nationwide Tour event Friday because his caddie used a scope to check yardages.
Rice called the error a rookie mistake and apologized to BMW Charity Pro-Am officials. That means Rice won't take part in Saturday's third round, the last one before the field is cut for Sunday's finale.
A rookie mistake? A ROOKIE mistake?! Not knowing about a player's through-line is a rookie mistake. Or having your caddied tend the flag when you're putting from the fringe? That's rookie. Using something that has always been illegal ever since golf was invented, and will continue to be illegal on the Nationwide and PGA Tour isn't a rookie mistake. It is absolutely ignorant, disrespectful and flat out idiotic.
That would be like the Dallas Cowboys asking me to catch a few balls in a game against the New York Giants, and right when I got the ball, I stabbed the cornerback in the leg with an ice pick. "Oh wait, you can't do that?! Ice pick stabbing is illegal? My bad, just didn't know the rules!"
At least Rice said he'd never play in another Nationwide Tour event again. If he does, maybe he could see if they'd let him use a cart, or maybe just count his front nine score. What? He's a rookie!