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It's a glorious day at Pebble Beach, the leaderboard is starting to take shape's celebrity day at the AT&T National Pro-Am interspersed with every CBS promo imaginable.

The silver lining? This year's athlete representation is as good as I can recall, so hopefully some of them are friends of Lance Barrow and we'll get to see them play.

Either way, here's your place to get through golf's second longest day together.

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Year after year, the Saturday coverage of the ATT Pro-Am is universally disparaged by any TV-watching golfer with a keyboard. We have the focus on the unknown CEO's (That's MISTER Sugardaddybigbucks to you,) minor-league and shriveled "celebrities" such as Gary Mule Deer, Chris Berman, Tom Dreesen, Oliver Hudson and "scratch golfer" Kenny G among other luminaries.

My question is: just WHO is CBS catering this coverage to when it plants Faldo and Nantz by the 17th tee so nobodies such as Jake Owen, Charles Kelly and "comedian" Jackie Flynn can plug next week's gig in the Get-Bent Horseshoe Lounge at Harrah's in Henderson, Nevada? Is it housewives who just can't get enough of these Q-rating dropouts or does CBS think the Actual Golfing Public really wants to get a look at the swing of Brent Baier or Chris O'Donnell or Andy Garcia?

I've said it before and I'll say it again: you can have your Saturday blimp shots of Pebble because if it means I have to sit through more "harmonizing" from hot-twenty-years-ago Huey Lewis and Darius Rucker just to see a few professionally-struck golf shots, I'll skip the entire broadcast.

Real golf on Sunday.
02.9.2013 | Unregistered Commenterbenseattle
Is there anything worse than Romo strutting around like he's a tour pro?
02.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterReverse Eagle
At least there's a college basketball blowout delaying things!
02.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKS
Nantz just called it ''one of the special days in golf'' Yes,, like ''special ed.''
02.9.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
did my best to time my second shovel of the day to overlap with the CBS crew's intro. Got it at 3:20, and forgot that IBF may be the most insufferable of 'em again. Kudos, benseattle -- who is this telecast for? for JN and IBF to wax hyperbolically poetic? for everyone at CBS to say, "Another promo for us!" The GC coverage from 12:30-2:30 was nice and peaceful. Lots of golf, no "over-the-top" and repetitive hosannas to PB. If weren't watching w/my father, would probably mute and put iBuds in my ears.
02.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterScoop4
They should have an over/under on the number of shots shown by pga pros in the 3 hours of coverage, I'm saying 24, or 23 in the last 2.5 hours
Does Phil own a shirt that's not black or white?
02.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
heard on yesterday's telecast from the "not famous" Monterey Peninsula Foundation founder that changes are planned for holes 12 & 14? I know what's being pondered for 9, but what about those other 2 holes? Anyone know?
02.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterScoop4
Gary McCord is in his element! That is not intended as a compliment.
Too bad NBC couldn't loan out Peter Jacobsen for the week and really put the icing on the cheese(cake).
02.9.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdbh
Clint hardly plays golf anymore, typical once you are responsible for running a course you never get to play.
02.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPABoy
I kind of thought Romo's swing looked like a pro!
02.9.2013 | Registered CommenterGeoff
Did Phil comment on the slip & fall after the round? Without knowing the answer to that question, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he does not make it into the starting gate tomorrow -- that was brutal, he easily could have broken a wrist and his back will be sore later. Where he took the spill didn't have a lick of sand....smooth rock with a coating of algae, slicker than ice. He will never make that mistake again!

They said Romo made 5 birdies on the back 9 on his own ball on at Spyglass on Friday!

The best swing all day on that slo-mo cam was some TV guy, and lefty dressed in brown clothes. Not sure what his name is but that was one helluva good looking move he put on the ball...
02.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
If you weren't watching you missed Clint Eastwood's Brent Musberger impersonation of a dirty old man when he asked on the celebrity athletes if he could analyze some of the "curves" outside the ropes. Three people at once tried to quickly change the subject as if it never happened.
02.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterFWIW
@FWIW - I heard that "curves" comment and cringed as well. In case anyone doesn't know why he said it, he was referring to Verlander's GF, current SI cover girl Kate Upton. Very weird, and much more inappropriate than what Brent said.
02.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
In the counting my blessings dept, the star of yesterday's show, Berman, thankfully was relegated to one of the non televised courses. Small blessings...
02.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
<< In the counting my blessings dept, the star of yesterday's show, Berman, thankfully was relegated to one of the non televised courses...

It is for this reason, and this reason only, that I will not die choking on my own vomit in my sleep tonight.
02.9.2013 | Unregistered Commenterbenseattle
Re: Romo, of course his swing looks professional. Lord knows he's a better golfer than quarterback....
02.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRanchobob
You have simply no idea how crass this coverage is on our side of the Atlantic. Bad and all as watching Z rated celebs is -at least you guys Stateside know who they are!!
Havent watched the Clambake for years and dont intend to now either..
02.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterIrish Golf Nut
@ Irish Golf Nut

I feel for you. The only thing that even comes close for us is The Dunhill. Maybe I'm just getting old, but I think it's worse now. Or maybe we were so starved for golf back in the early and mid 70's that Phil Harris's long putt story( told every freaking year) wasn't as irritating as watching some CEO missing from 18 inches.
02.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHilltop
Benseattle's question remains pertinent: Which audience are they aiming for? Does CBS have a notion of attracting, say, the female numbers that now flock to the Olympics. (And to the Superbowl now, from what I see in my neighborhood.) We'll have to check out the ratings. For myself, I know that yesterday was a PERFECT day for golf on TV. I had shoveled a million tons of snow and could really have used a nice broadcast from the California coastline. But I knew what maddening commercial bilge awaited on that Saturday broadcast, and I didn't go near it. Me and a few others, it appears.
02.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterClaude
I'm starting to detest Deadspin more and more each day.
02.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Strangelove

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