I saw a rather rude tweet from a guy yesterday directed at Bubba Watson regarding his watch.
bubba u are a solid dude. But please quit blinging out watch worth more than than an avg person makes in a lifetime. Lame.
Bubba responded to the guy, stating that he didn’t buy the watch and that he was being paid to wear it by a sponsor. Later Bubba must have deleted that comment because it is gone.
After digging a bit more I found that my buddy Ryan Balangee of NBC Sports and Shane Bacon of Devil Ball wrote articles yesterday on the watch Bubba Watson was wearing. The watch, by Richard Mille, is valued at $525,000. I tried to go to the Richard Mille web site to read about the watch, but the Flash animations and things flying around made me almost barf. As I waited and waited for more animations and things flying around to load I got more and more nauseated. I left before all of those things could load. I couldn’t take it. But that is a rant for another day…
A large amount of negative comments about this watch prompted me to comment on Shane’s thread and here.
Here are a few of the boneheaded comments:
Just another example of vulgarity from the rich and famous.
Pathetic….all the want and need in the world and this guy flaunts this excessive indulgence . Sick, insensitive and callous.
A typical sports star with the attitude that everything is for me.
Before you guys criticize Bubba you should get your facts straight
Bubba is sponsored by this company, who provided him this watch to wear and is PAYING HIM. Like most players on the PGA Tour, every damn part of is outfit, golf bag and who knows what else is sponsored and provided for him, down to his socks. Hell, I bet even his underwear is sponsored.
Stop criticizing Bubba for buying a half million dollar watch and not feeding all of the hungry children or paying off your foreclosed mortgage. He didn’t buy the watch. Get your facts straight.
Stop with the class warfare crap while you’re at it
Regardless of whether this guy, or any other famous/rich person or athlete buys an expensive watch or car or house is really their business. Buy a clue and stop criticizing Bubba for doing his job and living the American dream by excelling at a sport/business and reaping the benefits of it. Get off your couch, stop eating cheese whiz, rise up off your ass and make your own million bucks instead of attacking others who have the balls and determination to do it. When you make your million you can do whatever you want with it, including feeding hungry children or buying expensive watches.
EOR (end of rant)…