"Patrons" vs. "Fans"

"Patrons" vs. "Fans"

Post by Matthew S. Da » Tue, 14 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Anyone know if the Masters comittee commanded CBS always to say
"patrons" instead of "fans" during the Masters telecast?  I've never
heard that word used so many times.

 
 
 

"Patrons" vs. "Fans"

Post by Ed E. Pol » Wed, 15 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
> Anyone know if the Masters comittee commanded CBS always to say
> "patrons" instead of "fans" during the Masters telecast?  I've never
> heard that word used so many times.

   Had you not made this post today, I would have.  I also noticed the
   "patrons"  tag.  Not "fans".  Not "spectators".  Patrons.
   Since everyone seemed to be going out of their way to say it,  sure
   seemed like word came down from wherever,  "Anyone caught not using the
   term "patron" to refer to the groundlings we have to have around here
   this week will be banished to McCordville."

   How Silly!!!!

   PS - Will someone pulleeezzzeee teach  Bobby Clampett how to
        pronounce the word "to"?

   Great tournament this year!   Had to love the Sunday back nine action!

 
 
 

"Patrons" vs. "Fans"

Post by Robert J. Dietri » Thu, 16 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>> Anyone know if the Masters comittee commanded CBS always to say
>> "patrons" instead of "fans" during the Masters telecast?  I've never
>> heard that word used so many times.

>   Had you not made this post today, I would have.  I also noticed the
>   "patrons"  tag.  Not "fans".  Not "spectators".  Patrons.
>   Since everyone seemed to be going out of their way to say it,  sure
>   seemed like word came down from wherever,  "Anyone caught not using the
>   term "patron" to refer to the groundlings we have to have around here
>   this week will be banished to McCordville."

>   How Silly!!!!

>   PS - Will someone pulleeezzzeee teach  Bobby Clampett how to
>        pronounce the word "to"?

I asked the same question last year.  That's when it started.  Clampett is
the worst.  He must have used patrons 100 times.  What a suck up.  Venturi
still called them a gallery.  

Bob Dietrich

 
 
 

"Patrons" vs. "Fans"

Post by Michael Merv » Fri, 17 Apr 1998 04:00:00

I always thought a patron was someone who supported the arts or was
philanthropic.  Perhaps Masters tickets are so costly that anyone forking
up the dough is regarded as a patron.  Yeah, very pretentious but, aside
from the Masters' "kissing-up",  I still enjoy Clampett and Venturi
commentaries.