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Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

Posted on: March 5, 2010 12:19 pm
 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The late Ely Callaway, who threw John Daly the biggest lifeline of his career 13 years ago, must be spinning in his grave like an old balata golf ball.

John Daly, whose brain has been divorced from his mouth more often than he's kicked his former wives to the curb, has done it yet again.

Just days after he drew critical fire for posting the cellphone number on his Twitter account of a reporter who wrote an unflattering story that Daly himself precipitated with a frivolous lawsuit, he has cast an outrageous accusation at the late founder of Callaway golf. 

In a story posted Friday by Esquire, Daly claims that the company, which signed him to an endorsement deal in 1997 when his career was skidding badly and generously agreed to pay off his millions in gambling debts, ordered him to take anti-depressants as a condition of his contract.

Without prompting, Daly in the interview claimed that he was taking Paxil at the behest of Callaway.

Daly: "... that (expletive) Paxil. That just blew me up. It bloated me even when I didn't eat. Headaches. Major, major headaches. That was all back in the Callaway days. They made me take it, else I lost my contract. The problem was, they kept putting me on one antidepressant, then moving me to another."

Interviewer: Who, Callaway?

Daly: “Yeah, their company doctors. And remember I had the shakes in Vancouver? That was all from going back and forth on those things. I told Mr. Callaway, I love you to death. I love what you've done for me, but you're killing me.”

Callaway died in 2001. The whole story can be found here: http://www.esquire.com/features/the
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As of noon Friday, Callaway officials had yet to respond.

Comments

Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 10:29 am
 

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

AAAA  ****Embarassed  sorry for the repost guys time for a new system and it wont be a tosiba! Its not behaving.... 



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 3:40 am
 

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

iM BEGINING TO WONDER HOW HE GOT THIS GIG OTHER THAN THAT FACT HE LIVES IN FLORIDA NEAR PGA HEADQUARTERS. HES REALLY addicted to DALY AND TIGER... HELLO WRITE ABOUT GOLF ALREADY  JOHN HAS TRIED TO PLAY THIS YEAR WITHOUT MUCH SUCCESS AND THE TIGGER(THE ONLY NICKNAME LATELY  THAT HE MISSED) HAS NOT ,SO FOR GOLF HE ISA NON STORY TELL HE PLAYS... ENOUGH TIGER THIS TIGER THAT ALREADY.BY THE WAY WITH JOHNS CHANGE IN BODY TYPE IT WILL TAKE A WHILE TO GET ON TRACK ESPECIALY SINCE HE CANT PLAY EVERY WEEK(SORRY FOR THE CAPS BUT THE KEY IS STUCK,THOUGH IM ALMOST FED UP ENOUGH WITH HIS ARTICALS TO YELL WITH CAPS AT HIM) ALSO SORRY IF THIS REPOSTS CANT FIND IT TRIING AGAIN



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 3:35 am
 

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

iM BEGINING TO WONDER HOW HE GOT THIS GIG OTHER THAN THAT FACT HE LIVES IN FLORIDA NEAR PGA HEADQUARTERS. HES REALLY addicted to DALY AND TIGER... HELLO WRITE ABOUT GOLF ALREADY  JOHN HAS TRIED TO PLAY THIS YEAR WITHOUT MUCH SUCCESS AND THE TIGGER(THE ONLY NICKNAME LATELY  THAT HE MISSED) HAS NOT ,SO FOR GOLF HE ISA NON STORY TELL HE PLAYS... ENOUGH TIGER THIS TIGER THAT ALREADY.BY THE WAY WITH JOHNS CHANGE IN BODY TYPE IT WILL TAKE A WHILE TO GET ON TRACK ESPECIALY SINCE HE CANT PLAY EVERY WEEK(SORRY FOR THE CAPS BUT THE KEY IS STUCK,THOUGH IM ALMOST FED UP ENOUGH WITH HIS ARTICALS TO YELL WITH CAPS AT HIM)



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 3:33 am
 

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

iM BEGINING TO WONDER HOW HE GOT THIS GIG OTHER THAN THAT FACT HE LIVES IN FLORIDA NEAR PGA HEADQUARTERS. HES REALLY addicted to DALY AND TIGER... HELLO WRITE ABOUT GOLF ALREADY  JOHN HAS TRIED TO PLAY THIS YEAR WITHOUT MUCH SUCCESS AND THE TIGGER(THE ONLY NICKNAME LATELY  THAT HE MISSED) HAS NOT ,SO FOR GOLF HE ISA NON STORY TELL HE PLAYS... ENOUGH TIGER THIS TIGER THAT ALREADY.BY THE WAY WITH JOHNS CHANGE IN BODY TYPE IT WILL TAKE A WHILE TO GET ON TRACK ESPECIALY SINCE HE CANT PLAY EVERY WEEK(SORRY FOR THE CAPS BUT THE KEY IS STUCK,THOUGH IM ALMOST FED UP ENOUGH WITH HIS ARTICALS TO YELL WITH CAPS AT HIM)



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 6:31 pm
 

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

Another slimey sportswriter



Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2010 5:32 pm
 

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

Steve Elling's attacks against PGA golfer John Daly have turned into a bit of an obsession. 

Case in point, Steve Elling goes to great lengths to distort the context of a story that appeared in Esquire magazine, in an attempt to suggest that John Daly is "impugning the deceased" Mr. Ely Callaway.  Elling implies that John Daly blames Ely Callaway personally for the actions of his company-appointed doctors, who mandated that Daly take certain treatments, including strong anti-depressants, as a condition of Callaway's sponsorship. 

Here's the issue. Daly never blamed Ely Callaway at all. In fact, anyone who follows golf knows that Daly had great affection for Mr. Callaway. Here is an exerpt from Daly's book. "If it hadn't been for my Callaway deal, I'd probably have had to declare bankruptcy". "At a time when other people were deserting me right and left... Mr Callaway had extended a helping hand. He saved me from financial ruin. He showed faith in me. And he did everything in his power to help me. I loved Mr. Callaway... It wasn't against him or his people or anything. I just couldn't go down a path that I knew would eventually destroy me."  THAT is what John Daly said and anyone wanting to read more can purchase Daly's book and read it for themselves. This has been part of the public domain for several years.
 
As if this bit of vindictive journalism wasn't enough, Steve Elling took a contemptuous swipe at anyone who would DARE be a John Daly fan, in his story about Twitter last week.

Rather than go into great detail, let me simply say that it is wrong for professional sports writers to act as if they have some sort of divine right to an opinion, while others do not.  Obviously, Elling, Freeman and Smitts have the right to hate John Daly, if that is how they feel, but it hardly gives them the right to disparage anyone else who might be a fan of John Daly.  It is also scandalous for these same writers to fight for their own right to freedom of expression, while demanding that the PGA Tour sanction Daly for asking his fans to express theirs directly.  

Lucky for Daly fans, I was able to confirm today that the PGA Tour has no intention of imposing any sanction against John Daly for his Twitter comments.

So, let me simply say to CBS Sports - We get it!  You hate John Daly!  Message received...

Let me also add that I am a fan of John Daly. I know him to be a great entertainer (in an often boring sport), I know him to be talented, I know him to be generous to a fault, I know him to be deep-feeling and passionate (also to a fault).  If he is excessive and flawed, then I would like Elling to tell me who isn't flawed in some measurable way.  Go ahead and cast that first stone if it makes you feel better, but in doing so, keep this in mind.

As a fan of John Daly, I am also the target audience of the PGA Tour.  I am in my 40s, I am highly educated, I am a high earning professional, I subscribe to almost every golf magazine, I travel to tournaments all over North America, I follow the game, I play the game well, I spend money on the game, and I am educated about the game. 

As such, it offends me when Steve Elling somehow appoints himself as keeper of the moral high ground, while using his position as a professional writer at CBS to abuse John Daly at will and wage a personal war at my expense. 



Since: Oct 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 3:45 pm
 

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

John Daly?  John is the illegitimate off-spring of Roy "Tin Cup" McElroy and Elizabeth Hasselbeck.  Inconsitent and short on common sense and brain power.  He is a low-life, high profile has-been jock.  He needs to say crazy stuff to get some traction.

He really sticks it to the establishment and that is fun to see.  Chain-smoking, beer guzzling, "I don't have a drinking problem" Daly, a lot of us love the Dope from Dardanelle, Arkansas.  We sit back and watch how many people keep helping a guy who begs you not to help him.  Ely Calloway has learned his lesson in a macabre sort of way.

Who will step up next to salvage the life and career of John? Tiger? Tim Finchem? Maybe Elin Nordegren will, pardon the expression, take a shot.




Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:47 pm
 

Get over Daly, Mr. Elling

Elling, you really have it in for this guy, don't you.  It's time you grow up and get over it.  The more you write about him, the more people will talk about him.  Maybe you like it like that.  Maybe you love to rip on this guy right and left because you have problems in your own life that you want to ignore.  After all, the best way to avoid your own problems is to scream from the mountain-top about the problems other people have.

Did you notice something at the end of the article written by Garry Smits?  His e-mail address AND PHONE NUMBER.  He put his phone number at the end of the article, and Daly put it on his Twitter.  Come on.

And I love how you write in the article that the Florida-Times Union received a copy of the PGA Tour's disciplinary file for Daly as part of the discovery process of the lawsuit, and even stated how this is not something the Tour makes public.  So this paper gives these private files to a writer so he can make them public (even though the Tour handles things behind closed doors, one-on-one as it should be).  All this in the name of getting back at Daly.

As the good book says, Mr. Elling:  "Before you try to remove the splinter from your neighbor's eye, remove the log from your own eye."  It's about time you think about that.




Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 1:31 pm
 

HUH?

After reading this article, I still am confused as to why this would be considered bashing Ely Calloway.

He seemed to be saying that the Dr.s and the drugs made him feel like crap, not that he was unappreciative of someone who had given him a helping hand. 

This seems more sensationalism than a legit story.  Maybe I am wrong, but i took from it a cry for help to Mr Calloway when he says the drugs he is on are killing him.





Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 1:26 pm
 

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

Yet you read his article.............troll.........


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