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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Great post Czabe. Still miss hearing ya’ll in the mornings.

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    Scott Shirey

    Dinosaur? Ironic that “dinosaurs” are the very things we rely upon to do ANYTHING in this world in fossil fuels. As such, fathers are STILL the majority rock by which the financial well being of many households depend. If doing your job makes you a dinosaur and not a candidate for Father of the Year, then my old man sucked…but I really appreciate the money he made that kept me debt free in college.

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    Matt D.

    This is just another non-story story for sports pundits to mewl about. Golf is an individual sport, so if he doesn’t show up it’s all on him. He might have reviewed all the facts above (money, course, etc.) and said “Hey, I don’t really need to go, and this will make me look great to my endorsers.”

    If this is so important, if the cro-magnon athletes need to “get it” then why aren’t these guys crowing about team sports that are playing games (MANY games) on holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving when we should ALL be with our families and friends, let alone dads. Call be when Ben Roethlisberger chooses to be with his kids on Christmas instead of playing against the Texans.

    Oh, and people need to stop complaining about NBA teams sitting guys when the coach decides they need a rest. Why should Golden State care about the Wizards ticket sales? If rested guys give you a better chance in the playoffs, then so be it. Ask the Caps how great it is to win the regular season and fail in the playoffs. I’m not saying the Caps lost because they were tired, I’m saying winning the regular season doesn’t keep the coach from getting fired… that’s why coaches make the decision to sit guys. Fans want trophies.

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    Derek B.

    Doesn’t Phil donate large sums of money to this school? Couldn’t the school reschedule this meaningless ceremony (it’s just high school, folks) to a time that would have allowed Phil to play the US Open and attend the ceremony? Who does this school think they are??

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      Couldn’t he just play Thursday and Friday before deciding? If he is 10 back going into Saturday, he hops on his jet and the decision is easy.

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    Pete O'D

    Czabe , the older i get (52) the less I care about pro sports , I love golf but realized long ago that if I missed an event , major etc. the results were still the same and had zero effect on my life , that said I DON’T GIVE A FUCK!!!! But I do love you , keep the postd coming bro. Oh and play Laurel hills sometime , my favorite NOVA layout.

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    What is Phil doesn’t like Erin Hills and this is his semi-credible excuse not to play?

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    Wil Kastning

    Why does he get a pass for taking up a spot some alternate could use? He isn’t giving the next guy up much notice. Just withdraw and be done with it.

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    Mr. Czaban,

    Ahh, the fallacy of the excluded middle. The choices are not saint or monster, but a whole range of labels much more subtle. I think you probably know that.

    You were not at the mike this afternoon. Are the only options for you not being there saint or monster? Of course not. Phil made a decision for his reasons as did you. I understand you having skin in the game for your show, what’s your skin in the game for Phil? Phil or not, it’s still the U.S. Open and it was one fantastic tournament.

    I get you make money for your opinions. Perhaps you should actually opine on something meaningful. Oops, you talk about sports. I am pretty sure the vast majority of the world’s population would love to have something so trivial to occupy their time. In stead of, you know, things like their next meal?


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