December 01, 2005

Annika-Pretty Good For a Girl: Satire

posted by Bill Lumbergh to golf at 12:36 PM - 21 comments

I shall now refer to Babe Didrikson Zaharias as "The Big Lady of Golf," for that is evidently who she is. This charming (charming!) article kept reminding me of this lovely ladylike lady.

posted by chicobangs at 01:10 PM on December 01

"We do not allow hotlinking to this site", chico! BAM! the absolutely adorable doll of golf's lighter, gentler side -- this one's gonna have me laughing for some time. Thanks, Bill L.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 01:16 PM on December 01

Grrrrr. I checked the clickthrough and everything! For I know a lovely lady when I see one, and Miss Emily Howard (just like Annika!) is very definitely a lady, who does ladylike things, like attend operettas and golf from the ladies' tees and press flowers and wear dresses and such, oh yes!

posted by chicobangs at 02:16 PM on December 01

Because that's what she is... she's a lady! Hilarious stuff (both from the Onion and from Little Britain) - and as with all good humour, made all the funnier by being only very slightly removed from the truth of some people's views.

posted by JJ at 04:33 PM on December 01

Thats no lady...

posted by StarFucker at 11:41 PM on December 01

"She's a man, man!"

posted by JJ at 05:09 AM on December 02

Well, you have to admit, she does look a bit mannish.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:37 AM on December 02

Well, you have to admit, she does look a bit mannish. I suspect to most of you guys, any female athlete who's not a twirl gurl would look "a bit mannish", and apparently studies support this. A MTF transgendered person once told me that there's research showing that it takes three or four "female" cues -- high voice, wearing clothing associated with women, etc. -- to make up for one male/neutral "cue" and cause someone to identify a person as female rather than male. In other words, we tend to see people as male until proven otherwise. So much for looking "a bit mannish"; to paraphrase Simone de Beauvoir, when women look like human beings, we see them as looking like men.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:09 AM on December 02

She's a athalete! Whaddya want? They can't all look like Mary Kate Olsen, thank god. Not and drive 285 off the tee. I remember how shy Annika used to be, even after she reached the top of her sport, and I think it's very cool how she's come out of her shell and is able to do things like bring stunt-skirts to skins games and be so accessible to casual fans while still winning every other tournament she plays. That's really cool, and not at all required of a champion in any sport.

posted by chicobangs at 09:11 AM on December 02

Also, what miz bat said.

posted by chicobangs at 09:12 AM on December 02

I think the male cue on Annika is her massive biceps. She's huge. Michelle Wie is not mannish, but still crushes the ball. Proof that the golf swing is more timing and technique than brute force.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 09:18 AM on December 02

It's been my observation over the years that the guys who dis female athletes tend to be the weaker, introverted non-achievers. Real men tend to take it all in stride and can give credit where credit's due.

posted by drevl at 11:07 AM on December 02

Yeah okay, drevl... Your observation is wishful thinking at best...

posted by StarFucker at 01:17 PM on December 02

I suspect to most of you guys, any female athlete who's not a twirl gurl would look "a bit mannish", and apparently studies support this. Sorry, LBB, cannot agree with this. When the USA Women's soccer team was coming to mainstream media prominence in the late '90s I found quite a few of the players hot. And Katerina Witt, lots of top-level volleyball players, more than a few from the WNBA, plenty of swimmers, a bunch of tennis players.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:42 PM on December 02

Oh, how I long for the days of the East German lady athletes.

posted by willthrill72 at 03:58 PM on December 02

l_b_b, it was a line from Austin Powers. Nothing more. Sheesh.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:35 PM on December 02

TBH, gotcha -- sorry, didn't get the reference. I saw about half of the first movie and that was it. I liked Dr. Evil though. (considering myself sheeshed)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:20 PM on December 02

Annika pretty good for a girl I think she is pretty good period.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:34 PM on December 02

What about Aunt Flo?

posted by yerfatma at 08:38 PM on December 02

"I hear their periods attract bears."

posted by chicobangs at 10:48 AM on December 03

See, that was it...I forgot to use quotation marks.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:34 PM on December 03

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