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David Feherty’s patriotism was for sale with jump to LIV golf

It has lengthy been stated that patriotism is the final refuge of a scoundrel. But typically patriotism is among the many first shelters taken by a scoundrel.

Last month, David Feherty, who has spent a long time protecting the PGA Tour on TV (the comical, witty Northern Irishman first labored at CBS then NBC and NBC’s Golf Channel), bolted for the Saudi-government-backed golf tour.

Since then, he has had bother getting his story straight.

This month, in a match of candor, Feherty stated that he took a monetary pledge of allegiance to the Saudi mullahs for the money — and solely the money.

Last month, it was a special story. In a launched assertion, he defined and excused himself in a pile of phrases he’d have lampooned as garbage:

“As a storyteller, this can be a one-of-a-kind alternative to assist write a brand new chapter on this sport’s historical past. LIV Golf is growing concepts and improvements which might be going to develop the viewers and interact the following technology of gamers and followers.

“I’m excited by the energy LIV Golf is creating, and I’m eager to contribute to a world class broadcast production that has a vision towards the future.”

David Feherty
David Feherty
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Sure, no matter he says.

Now let’s journey again to 2010, when Feherty lined himself in purple white and blue, vigorously waving the American flag like Betsy Ross at a yard sale.

He’d simply taken the oath of United States citizenship close to his residence in Texas, and Feherty instructed The Dallas Morning News {that a} journey to Iraq to go to U.S. troops lastly satisfied him.

“I wanted to be able to call them my soldiers, my pilots, my sailors. I have the benefit of living in this country, and it is maintained by them. … Thomas Jefferson said we need soldiers and teachers, and it is as true now as it was then.”

Very touching.

And Feherty, recognized for his pungent wisecracks, grew very severe and keen to let the world know that America was his, and he was America’s. E pluribus unum!

But now he owes his soul to the Saudi authorities, which simply final week sustained its historic legal guidelines that deny basic human rights. They sentenced a 33-year-old girl, Salma al-Shehab, to 34 years in jail for tweeting that she was fed up with the best way Saudi rulers proceed to deal with girls, forcing them to be subservient — slaves — to males.

In March, Saudi Arabia beheaded 81 males, principally minority spiritual dissidents, in someday. But as those that knew murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi may attest, the Saudis have a approach to silence dissidents.

And that is simply the newest out of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this century, beginning with the well-founded suspicion and proof that Saudi Arabia helped finance and plan the 9/11 assaults wherein 15 Saudis, doing the bidding of fellow Saudi Osama bin Laden, hijacked U.S. flights to bloodbath 3,000 Americans.

And there goes David Feherty, American patriot. He proudly took the pledge of allegiance, sang “Glory Hallelujah” about our navy preventing terrorism, then took the dough from Saudi dictators. What a man.

Won’t see basic like 1969 twin invoice anymore

Last week throughout a Mets telecast, Gary Cohen recalled one of the vital outstanding days within the historical past of the Mets and baseball: Sept. 12, 1969, a doubleheader towards the Pirates in Forbes Field’s final days.

In the primary recreation, Jerry Koosman beat Bob Moose, 1-0. Koosman went the entire approach and, although batting .056, drove in the one run with a base hit.

In the second recreation, Don Cardwell beat Dock Ellis, 1-0. Batting .186, Cardwell, too, drove in the one run with a success. He was relieved within the ninth by Tug McGraw.

That not possible day put the Mets in first place by 2 ¹/₂ video games.

Cohen didn’t point out it, however such sensational video games can not happen due to Rob Manfred Baseball, which has excluded pitchers from hitting, in favor of principally feckless designated hitters, doing their half to create the bottom batting common in MLB historical past.


In a TV world gone nuts, Fox pays Colin Cowherd $6 million per year to blab inaccurate or fabricated nonsense to weekday audiences.

Borrowing from the Mike Francesa Plan, Cowherd persistently invents “facts,” then pretends he by no means spoke them or denies that he did, regardless of recorded proof.

Last week, as chronicled on Twitter by @BackAftaThis, Cowherd gave his skilled tackle injured Jets QB Zach Wilson.

First he stated Wilson has nothing to worry as a result of “New York has the best doctors on the East Coast.”

Though that is perhaps true, Cowherd appeared unaware of what had already been extensively reported: Wilson was being flown to Los Angeles for his knee surgical procedure.

Then Cowherd added that Wilson “has no history of injuries.” Last season he missed 4 video games to an PCL damage.

A reported $24 million over 4 years for a rotten guesswork artist who doesn’t clear up after himself.

Rook has posing down pat already

Wednesday, the Braves introduced that 21-year-old rookie Michael Harris II signed an eight-year, $72 million contract.

That night time, with the Braves trailing the Mets within the ninth, Harris hit one to deep right-center, then stood close to residence to admire his blast.

But his “home run” smacked off the fence. Harris’ double or triple grew to become a single.

Braves rookie Michael Harris II turned a sure double into a single because of his home run pose, The Post's Phil Mushnick writes.
Braves rookie Michael Harris II turned a positive double right into a single due to his residence run pose, The Post’s Phil Mushnick writes.
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In different “the game has changed” developments, Astros supervisor Dusty Baker, who performed for some terrific groups, did what none of his managers would’ve dared: He threw in a successful hand.

Houston led, 2-0, two out within the eighth behind Jose Urquidy, who’d allowed 5 hits and walked none. But after an infield hit, Baker yanked Urquidy for Rafael Montero, who by no means obtained an out, however allowed three hits, two walks and three earned runs.

From 2-0 winners, Baker made 4-2 losers. And these analytics-afflicted, baseball-destroying managers — sheep — would and can do it time and again and once more.


This year’s Rob Manfred World Series — the November Classic — begins Oct. 28.


So the quantity is 23. You should buy off 23 girls who’ve accused you of sexual assault and nonetheless play the identical season within the NFL.


The Manning Family appears to have wised up, not seen in these ritzy sports activities playing adverts aimed toward younger suckers. Or possibly their subsequent group endorsement will probably be for a string of pawn outlets.

Left to right: Eli, Peyton, Archie and Cooper Manning
Left to proper: Eli, Peyton, Archie and Cooper Manning
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It’s robust watching a talented batter such because the Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo underachieve by hitting into or attempting to hit by way of the shift. He in any other case would possibly hit half-swing doubles to make the shifters shift.


Howie Rose’s Mets radio associate Wayne Randazzo doesn’t appear the kind to make bother, thus when he calls the Manfred extra-innings computerized runner rule “goofy,” I believe he despises it.


The Mets-affiliated Brooklyn Cyclones have so many promotions hooked up to booze, it’s no small marvel area entrance/exit portals traditionally have been referred to as vomitoria.

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