Monday, October 16, 2006

The Pink Panther goes too far

I don't have anything against the color pink. In fact, I'm quite fond of it.

I also don't have any problem with Paula Creamer declaring her devotion to the color pink. Gimmicks are good for marketing.

However, all things in moderation.

Maybe her collision with the Pepto Bismol truck on Sunday at the Samsung World Championship was in recognition of Breast Cancer awareness month. Even if it was, come on, Paula! Would an accent color hurt so much? Even a pink golf ball? I'm glad you weren't in the final group because I couldn't have handled having to look at you long enough to watch the coverage.

I usually like the fashion choices she makes, which, coming from me is probably insulting since my own fashion choices often end up looking like garanimals.

I remember an unfortunate incident of my own from when I was about 12 years old. My favorite color at the time was purple. Somewhere, there are actually photographs of me on a ski slope wearing purple ski pants, a purple parka over a purple turtleneck and purple sweater, with purple gloves, a purple hat, purple earmuffs and purple sunglasses. I looked like a human grape. I wonder if when Paula is older she will want these photos of her to disappear as much as I hope those photos of me never see daylight. The difference is I was twelve and just out having fun with my family. Paula Creamer, while still quite young, is a professional golfer on a world stage.

So, Paula, chalk one up to the mistakes column and learn from it. That saying about there not being such a thing as bad publicity is for those who can't get the good kind.

Next post.


Cathy said...

I love her statement! Okay, an accent color would have been nice but presumably her support of breast cancer awareness is admirable. Good choice, Paula.

The Golfer: The Golfer

TartanGolfGripsDotCom said...

LOL - The line about the incident with the Pepto Bismol truck almost made my Diet Coke come out my nose, I laughed so hard...

Funny post - I was thinking the same thing at the Longs Challenge, that what started as a differentiator has become a bit much (sometimes)...

Mike said...

You're right, Chick. I think she shouldn't wear anything at all!!