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  • #61
    Okay, didn't get a chance to read all - My take:
    • Open mike season on the 'other' F-bomb (Watch some of the Rahm clips from The Sentry) - Not sure if this a purposeful change, or lack of crowd noise, I've NEVER heard more F-bombs on a golf telecast and I watch the PGA each and every week.
    • WHY the F would JT not just say the aforementioned F-bomb?? There are SO many other great words to scream that don't start with F that would get him an easy pass.
    Another said they haven't used 'that' word in 40 years, completely agree. It was sadly acceptable when I was a kid, but today 'that' word is up there with words that start with 'N', or 'C' that you simply do not utter if you have any semblance of intelligence.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by golfingtime View Post

      You learn something new everyday.... I never equated that with homophobia.

      God I'm naive.....
      My gay friend was called that, and took it as a compliment...

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      • #63
        What I don't understand is the context in which the slur was used.

        Was it in response to a bad shot? If so, I don't get the connection. Countless times I've used the Great Australian Adjective in response to one of my own bad shots, but never a homophobic slur. I dunno...
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        • #64
          Originally posted by Benz View Post
          What I don't understand is the context in which the slur was used.

          Was it in response to a bad shot? If so, I don't get the connection. Countless times I've used the Great Australian Adjective in response to one of my own bad shots, but never a homophobic slur. I dunno...
          He missed a putt. I would never swear on those occasions, as it would not be surprising nor unlikely.
          Last edited by QuentinJJ; Jan 14, 2021, 08:01 AM.

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          • #65
            I've probably said it under my breath and many other things far, far worse after a bad shot. Not proud of it at all. This game will drag it out of you eventually.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by SeanAvery2point0 View Post
              Not the best choice of words, not the end of the world. Apologize, pay a fine, make a donation to a relevant organization, and move on. This happened to Morgan Rielly a few years ago and he's still one of the most popular and well respected Leafs players.

              You can really tell who played team sports in their teens, and who played sax in the school band.
              LOL I did both. I blame it all on the sax.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by 4underthru9 View Post

                Apologising does cut it, do you actually believe him? If it's in him to say it in the first place, then it's there in his DNA, and it ain't going to go away with a pathetic apology.
                What would you propose happen to Justin then?

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Benz View Post
                  What I don't understand is the context in which the slur was used.
                  I think most agree that completely eliminating such slurs from our vocabulary is a change for the good. Intent and context should matter through that change IMO. Unfortunately part of cancel/outrage culture is that intent or context is irrelevant. Although that "rule" is often selectively applied.

                  Was reading recently how linguistic traps have become a weapon in the SJW movement and media. Essentially expanding the definition of words like homophobic or racist to trap as many people as possible and then apply punishment based on the original narrow definition. It is a hardline means to an end.
                  Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by xrox View Post
                    I think most agree that completely eliminating such slurs from our vocabulary is a change for the good. Intent and context should matter through that change IMO. Unfortunately part of cancel/outrage culture is that intent or context is irrelevant. Although that "rule" is often selectively applied.

                    Was reading recently how linguistic traps have become a weapon in the SJW movement and media. Essentially expanding the definition of words like homophobic or racist to trap as many people as possible and then apply punishment based on the original narrow definition. It is a hardline means to an end.
                    Fair enough.

                    However, I still don't know why JT would use it in particular in response to a bad golf shot.
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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Benz View Post

                      Fair enough.

                      However, I still don't know why JT would use it in particular in response to a bad golf shot.
                      Has he explained? If not, then we can only speculate (as many are doing). I think some of the context is safe to assume though. It was most likely not addressed towards someone other than himself or an object. Hating homosexuals (while possibly true) is a leap from that IMO. My speculative guess would be that he is stuck in old patterns of using such language as a put down. For many that time was long long ago.
                      Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.

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                      • #71
                        RL drops JT sponsorship

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                        • #72
                          [QUOTE=outthere;n3304006]RL drops JT sponsorship [/QUOTE

                          January 15, 2021 – At the Ralph Lauren Corporation, we believe in the dignity of all people, regardless of age, race, gender identity, ethnicity, political affiliation or sexual orientation. This is part of our longstanding commitment to foster cultures of belonging – in the workplace and in communities around the world.

                          We are disheartened by Mr. Thomas’s recent language, which is entirely inconsistent with our values. While we acknowledge that he has apologized and recognizes the severity of his words, he is a paid ambassador of our brand and his actions conflict with the inclusive culture that we strive to uphold.

                          In reflecting on the responsibility we have to all of our stakeholders, we have decided to discontinue our sponsorship of Mr. Thomas at this time. As we make this decision, our hope is that Mr. Thomas does the hard and necessary work in order to partner with us again – truly examining this incident, learning, growing and ultimately using his platform to promote inclusion.

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                          • #73
                            As predicted with Ralph Lauren/Polo. I would be surprised if Titleist/FJ doesn't follow suit...

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Benz View Post

                              Fair enough.

                              However, I still don't know why JT would use it in particular in response to a bad golf shot.
                              Perhaps admonishing himself for making a "weak" shot? I've heard golfers call each other "Sally" or similar when they come up way short on a putt.
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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by RS83 View Post
                                As predicted with Ralph Lauren/Polo. I would be surprised if Titleist/FJ doesn't follow suit...
                                If they do, he'll get picked up by another company in a second.

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