Tuesday, April 01, 2008
I absolutely love this clip. Someone sent me an email last week that I had to get coverage of the Golf Channel during the Zurich Classic of New Orleans when Bubba Watson decides to confront Steve Elkington. Well I've found it.
PGA Pro Elkington decides to walk towards the green after his shot, and Watson isn't happy with the veteran. The Golf Channel picked it all up on their mics (NSFW, cursing)....
I love the audible F-bomb under his breath and then the gasp from the announcer after he says that vets can kiss his ass. Too funny. But the fun doesn't stop there my friends. Not only did the Golf Channel air it live....it aired the whole exchange during their replay on Friday....
Sure, auditory accidents happen, but at this point, they also should be anticipated. How much time is needed to finger the mute button, exactly? Hours, apparently. The Golf Channel said it re-aired the entire Bubba blast in its prime time replay on Friday night, with no editing.First lynching now this.....the Golf Channel is the gift that just keeps on giving. I need to start watching on Thursdays more often.
Oddly, the Golf Channel rightly saw fit to bleep out the objectionable language in its post-game news show, where the disagreement between Watson and Elkington was examined in detail, but let the objectionable language fly live and nationwide in the raw replay. That's irresponsible or lazy, if not a bit of both. According to Golf Channel spokesman Dan Higgins, there is no fabled seven-second delay on the broadcasts and the re-airing of the comments without editing was a mistake the network acknowledges.
"That's something we have to improve upon," Higgins said Monday. "We should have caught that for prime time and didn't."
On TV, some on course conversations better seen but not heard (CBS Sports)