Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Greg Norman is the first to wake up and smell the (7-11 brand) Coffee...

If you are like a lot of folks, you are just glad to have a steady source of income - and would not be totally pi$ed if your boss said, "we need you to take a pay cut in order to guarantee that you and ALL of your co-workers get to keep their jobs". Meanwhile, we read everyday that pro athletes are making ever increasing demands for even more millions of dollars (can you hear me 'Quan ? Manny ? ) - seemingly TOTALLY unaware of a worldwide recession that scares the hell out of most normal folks.

Well - SOMEONE in the pro athlete ranks has finally woken up to reality. Who is that someone ? None other than the Shark - Greg Norman.... According to a report out of Brisbane (that's in Australia, ya'll...), The Great White One states ``Prize money's being scaled back in Europe, I wouldn't be surprised if prize money's scaled back in the U.S. just out of respect to every citizen and taxpayer over there who's suffering dramatically,'' the two-time British Open champion was quoted as saying Wednesday on the Australian Broadcasting Corp. Website. ``It seems like on the PGA Tour the players are still playing for a million dollars first week, like they're recession-proof." He further states ``I think there's got to be a lot of sensitivity shown. If I was PGA Commissioner that's what I would be recommending.''

Hats off to Greg Norman for recognizing that we are now living in a VERY different world than even a year ago. As far as the rest of the pro athletes who have not figured this out yet - well, ya better look around dude. Remember, it all starts with the CONSUMER who creates DEMAND for your product or service.

Hmmm - maybe that 7-11 coffee doesn't taste so bad after all....

P.S. - Mr. Tim - are you listening ????

1 comment:

One-Eyed Golfer said...

Since Greg Norman turned professional in 1976, there has been at least a few bonafide U.S. recessions and a few global recessions. He did not volunteer to cut back his earnings at that time; he enjoyed the full purses with everyone else. Now that his businesses are in financial trouble, he wishes everybody else to suffer along with him.

For those of you that don't know this, Greg Norman blatantly (and illegally) flies the Australian flag higher than the American Stars & Stripes at his home in Florida (that's in America, folks). He has been cited repeatedly and he thinks it is a joke. I have zero problem with people from other countries coming here, working here and living here. That is what America is all about. It is NOT about smug snobs wishing their misfortune on others.