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Saturday
Sep152007

"Choking freaking dogs!"

From a reader, one of six rising up early enough to catch The Golf Channel's Solheim Cup morning play.

The first morning match sees the Europeans get back to all square at the 18th when Sherrie Steinhauer, with the U.S. dormie, misses from inside three feet. Europe makes the putt and gets the half point. Golf Channel goes to commercial and the music rolls but the commercial doesn't kick in. And in that moment of silence Dottie screams "Choking freaking dogs!"

Our observant reader also noted that at the next commercial break, "they cut out so fast that Brian Hammond almost didn't complete his sentence!"

Nearly makes me want to rise early tomorrow just to watch. Nearly. 

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Reader Comments (11)

That is so awesome...what would you pay to hear just what the announcers say at break? Can you imagine Johnny Miller off-mike?
09.15.2007 | Unregistered CommenterRH
Miller off-mike is just like Miller on-mike -- far less
humorous than he thinks he is and far too anxious for someone to laugh at his jokes.
09.15.2007 | Unregistered CommenterDan Hicks
Did she really say, 'freakin'? That's a little disappointing. There's a more appropriate word starting with the same letter.
Otherwise, good on you Dottie.
09.15.2007 | Unregistered CommenterDBH
Dottie's right, the American lassie's should be whipping the Euro gals. Several badly missed short putts have kept the Euros close. Make it seven Goeff, because I've watched it, and it has been riveting stuff... as good as ANY Ryder Cup... tough conditions and pretty good play on a track that sets up like Sryglass Hill (the "old" glass, before they softened it up!) on a bear of a day! Pepper is as insightful and candid as ANY commentator in the game. The rest of those announcers in women's golf are a weak bunch for the most part.Tune in on Sunday and you might see some pretty electric golf... I'll certainly take that entertainment over the Fed-ex annunity nonsense.
09.15.2007 | Unregistered CommenterSir Real
Yeah, Dottie is a pretty good on-course reporter. I'd much rather hear stuff like that than stuff like "He doesn't like to make bogeys" or any number of other "duh" statements or BobbyClampettisms. I've always enjoyed biased sports commentating. It's more fun when there's some passion involved, even if it's against your side.
09.15.2007 | Unregistered CommenterJosh Hoisington
She's my favorite commentator, so I hope this doesn't submarine her career. It will be interesting to see whether the U.S. players laugh it off, get fired up, neither, or both.

As I've been watching it on TV live, I'm looking forward to Sunday.
09.15.2007 | Unregistered CommenterCBell
I'm loving Dottie more and more with every new thing I hear about her, and she is absolutely the brightest new light on TV. Swearing on camera was the only entertaining thing Curtis Strange ever did on TV. I think her old pals will take this as it should be taken - she cared as much or more as anyone when she competed, she still cares, she still wants USA to win. God bless her, and I'm a European supporter.
09.15.2007 | Unregistered Commenterlloydcole
Yeah, that's just it; she cares. Possibly more than some of the competitors. I'm sure they all care...but sometime it looks like they're having a little too much fun?
09.15.2007 | Unregistered CommenterJosh Hoisington
c'mon dottie... that's what you said? doesn't even make sense. unless you're comparing the girls to dogs? what? it was windy, it was cold, it was wet. kind of what you came off as at a past solheim cup. are you sure you weren't talking to the golf channel producers? they must've been late with your starbucks latte.
09.16.2007 | Unregistered Commenterben her
What did Ben Her just post? Clarification, please! Dottie is Johnny, Johnny is Dottie, and both are vital to honest and experienced reporting.
09.16.2007 | Unregistered CommenterRonald Montesano
Dottie Pepper couldn't carry Judy Rankin's err, jock. Neither can Johnny Miller, who is obsessed with choking.How about some swing analysis?

NBC is unwatchable, right Rog - right John

Bleeeaah.
09.17.2007 | Unregistered CommenterJames H.

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