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Girls Will Be Girls
Rick Reilly
May 31, 2004
To find a grown man willing to be humiliated and embarrassed by the 14-year-old, par-5-gobbling female phenom golfer known as Michelle Wie, you need to find someone used to humiliation and embarrassment. You need someone with his own 14-year-old daughter.
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May 31, 2004

Girls Will Be Girls

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Oh, and Rae and Michelle speak a language unfamiliar to leading anthropologists. On one hole Michelle won a bet from me, waved her index finger in the air like Beyonc� and declared with a grin, "Ya betta rec-uh-NIIIIIIIZE!!!"

And Mr. Hip replied, "What?"

Her shoulders slumped, and she grumbled, "Ask your daughter. She'll know."

So I did. One night Rae had her FANS up full, not hearing a word about her chores. So I suddenly wagged my index finger and said, in fluent Beyonc�, "Rae, ya betta rec-uh-NIIIIIIIZE!!!"

She stared at me for a good 20 seconds and then said, in all sincerity, "Dad? Will you promise me something?"

"Sure, Pumpkin."

"Will you promise to never, ever do that in front of my friends?"

I promise...I'll only do it in front of the boys.

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