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Rory McIlroy Tells BBC Commentator to Shut Up About Getting New Caddy

Rory McIlroy posted a 1-under par in the first round of the Irish Open, including a double-bogey on 18, prompting BBC golf commentator Jay Townsend to say on Twitter that McIlroy’s course management could benefit from a new caddy to replace JP Fitzgerald. His suggestion? Stevie Williams, Tiger Woods‘ longtime bag man, who was recently fired. McIlroy was none too pleased, tweeting that Townsend should shut up, as he’s a failed golfer and his opinion means nothing. Ouch.

Townsend replied by saying he stands by his statement, and McIlroy replied by saying he stands by his caddy. Townsend replied to that by saying, “As you should, I respect that.”

(H/T to Weed Against Speed)

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Michael Vick A No-Show For ESPN First Take

Michael Vick is elusive on and off the field.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback canceled a scheduled appearance on ESPN First Take on Friday from Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando.

If you ask the Eagles or Vick’s spokesperson, he was never asked to appear on the program.

ESPN allegedly setup the interview through the Maxwell Football Club, who was giving Vick an award for his comeback season.

“I did not receive any media requests from ESPN’s for Michael’s appearance,” said Chris Shigas, Vick’s spokesperson. “No one ever asked Michael Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles or my agency for an interview request. Apparently, ESPN set up this interview with the Maxwell Football Club without Michael’s knowledge.” Read more