Wonder if this ever happened to Tiger Woods? We mean, on the golf course, of course. We’re sure in his many escapades in Vegas he’s seen a woman in a canoe bloodied and knocked unconscious by an errant tee shot. That’s like the second most popular show after the Blue Man Group, right?
Whoever these guys are, they should probably be looking for a lawyer at this point because they could be charged with assault.
Debbie Longen and her husband, Bernie, were in their canoe Sunday evening in Forest Lake, Minn. when she was struck. Their fishing trip on Shields Lake collided with a round of golf at Forest Hills Golf Course at about 8 p.m.
“We heard a ker-plunk in the water. We didn’t pay much attention to it,” Debbie Longen said. She paid attention, though, shortly thereafter. “I thought at first I’d been shot but then it dawned on me I’d been hit by a golf ball.” “Next thing you know I heard a ping and, smack, Debbie flew of the seat face down in the canoe,” Bernie Longen said.
The two were about 100 yards from the 15th hole when it happened. They saw four young men and two carts nearby. “The blood came down her face and shirt and started to pool in the canoe,” Bernie Longen said. “Their only comment was, ‘We were hitting the ball that way,’ and I just said, ‘B.S.’ Next, Bernie said they got in their carts and left.
Sports groupies? Sure we know they exist. Part of being an athletic “rock star” and, for the single men, considered one of the perks.
But importing in women using Facebook and–horrors!–Myspace, for an away game and stocking an entire hotel floor with them? Now that goes a little beyond picking up a young honey at the locker room door to take back to your hotel room. Apparently this little tradition was kept a secret in the NFL until the Kansas City Chiefs’ Dwayne Bowe opened his big mouth to ESPN The Magazine last week.
We’re wondering how popular he is with his teammates at this point? Here’s more from ESPN:
No one, at least inside the organization, wants to talk about Bowe’s story, the one he told to ESPN The Magazine for last week’s edition. He said teammates arranged for women they met on social networking sites to meet them at a hotel during a road trip to San Diego in 2007, his rookie season. Calling it “importing,” Bowe said the women were flown in three or four days in advance and took up the entire floor of the hotel. He said the women knew just about everything about the players.
“You hear stories about groupies hanging out in hotel lobbies, but some of my teammates had it set up so there was a girl in every room. The older guys get on MySpace and Facebook a week before we go to a city; when a pretty one writes back, they arrange to fly her in three or four days in advance,” Bowe told ESPN The Magazine.
Outside the team, it’s caused quite a stir around Kansas City, a juicy plotline for an ordinarily run-of-the-mill part of the offseason.
No, it doesn’t look like he got hurt, but Nyjer Morgan does make the effort to throw his glove in disgust as the ball rolls around on the warning track and the batter rounds third for an inside-the-park home run.