Can’t we all just get along? It looks like we may need a congressional hearing to determine exactly what Trip Isenhour’s (above) intentions were when he took aim at the Hawk. “It was unfortunate, but there’ll be plenty of time for me to tell my story,” Isenhour said on the Golf Channel’s PODS Championship, his first interview since news broke that he killed the protected bird. “It’s one of regret and remorse that it happened, because I’m certainly sorry to hurt a migratory bird, or any bird for that matter.” The Humane Society is of course chiming in-not that I disagree-Isenhour should fined, suspended, whatever- but come on people- let’s check our moral compass. We’ve all been annoyed by a cackling bird before, so it’s not hard to imagine that a professional golfer would take aim at the hawk in attempts to shut it up- but we aren’t talking about dogs here, it is a bird. I’m not dismissing it- dude is an asshole-but do we really need Favre-like coverage of this?
I live in a small beach community that is also home to flocks of wild parrots. The plump birds start swaking their brains out before dawn-essentially dividing this town into two groups: ‘love the parrots’ or ‘hate the parrots.’ Many of my friends have voiced their aggravation by proclaiming “Im gonna kill those fucking parrots” over Sunday brunch. So there’s no doubt in my mind that Isenhour chased that poor hawk down (don’t tell me it was a lucky shot) in attempts to shut it up. But really, don’t we have better things to talk about, like say…how English babe Nick Dougherty (above) handled the heat during the Maybank Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur?
Or those poor fools who were hurt and stabbed during the brawl at Deportiva Cali V America de Cali soccer game? At least 80 people were wounded after “clashes broke out” between the rivals in the 82nd minute of the match…hooligans lit flares and police fired tear gas to try to control the crowds-which spread onto the field and around the Pascual Guerrero stadium…