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“Reader Emails,” Ratings, & Tik Tok and Golf Bags

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Oooooohhhhh, another crazy day in Bachelor Nation with Golf Bag-Gate. We’ll get to that momentarily. A few of you have mentioned the fact that my last few podcasts have been just myself and/or it’s been a while since I’ve had a “Bachelor” contestant on. I’ve mentioned the reasons why that’s the case, but assuming my next two guests don’t postpone, the next two weeks podcast guests will be old school members of “Bachelor Nation,” but two people who definitely figured prominently during their season. Yeah, most of you johnny-come-lately fans might not remember them, but they definitely were big deals back in the day. I don’t wanna jinx anything, but I’m scheduled to record with them over the next two days. One will run tomorrow, the other will run next week. My schedule is going to be a little hectic next week, and I’ll briefly fill you in why tomorrow. Not an ideal situation, but, life happens unfortunately. So look for that podcast tomorrow as it should be an interesting one. I’d really like to do “Bachelor” people for most of my podcasts, but the strangehold this franchise now puts on their contestants, and only approving them for “Bachelor” related podcasts is keeping my hands tied. There’s nothing I can do.

Ratings are in and, as I suspected and told you last week, episode #2 dropped pretty significantly due to being up against the Clemson/LSU National Championship. Lets lets look at the last two “Bachelor” seasons first two episodes:

Ep. 1 – 5.1 million viewers (1.5 rating) vs. Clemson/Bama
Ep. 2 – 5.6 million viwers (1.7 rating) vs no football

Ep. 1 – 6.07 million viewers (1.9 rating) vs no football
Ep. 2 – 5.37 million viewers (1.6 rating) vs Clemson/LSU

So as you can see, when there’s a major event on that’s grabbing over 20 million eyeballs, it’s almost impossible for your show not to drop. Every show across the board was down from their previous week premiere. And since the “Bachelor” always debuts on the first Monday in January, it will always be up against the National Championship and/or the semifinals. Like Arie’s season’s first TWO episodes had to compete against the semi’s and the national championship. However, adding the two up from both seasons, Peter is a little ahead in overall viewership and rating. Next week I’m sure it’ll be back around 6 million then climb every week from there unless they have a non-Monday show somewhere, which always draws lower numbers.

There wasn’t anything sent to me yesterday more than a Tik Tok video from someone claiming that because Peter and Hannah Ann had pictures with seemingly the same golf bag, that they knew the ending of the show. No need to post the Tik Tok because it’s utterly stupid. All they did was post the two pictures in question then make claims that means the season is spoiled:

What this is is…nothing. Or something. There’s nothing whatsoever in that picture that 100% definitely claims Peter is with Hannah Ann. When Arie and Becca post IG photos from the same backyard on a Happy Couple weekend, that’s a spoiler. When Kaitlyn and Shawn accidentally snap a pic of them together in bed, that’s a spoiler. When Nick is on a plane coming back from the final rose ceremony and talking about what happened, that’s a spoiler. When Andi’s (back in the day when Snapchat used to show “favorites” – the people you snapped with the most) top “favorite” on Snapchat was Josh, that’s a spoiler. This is nothing. I’m telling you, for every “see they have the same golf bag, that means they’re together” email I get sent, I’ve got something else completely opposite for you that could point to Peter being with Madison. And they both can’t be right. So basically this info is just…a thing. Nothing concrete. Like, if you want a Peter and Hannah Ann ending, you can pretty much create a narrative based on any flimsy piece of evidence you see. Same for Peter and Madison. This is one of those instances. Basically, anyone has a 50/50 of guessing the right person. People are looking for more solid answers than that.

If you wanna take it a step further, we can. Look at what we’re talking about here. A golf bag. There is nothing in any of Hannah’s zillions of IG pictures that ties her to golf. Looks like that was just a photo shoot. And Peter’s picture was from an IG story where he was clearly doing an ad for Calloway, so we don’t even know for sure if that’s his bag. Furthermore, I’ve played golf for many years. Do you know how many red, white, and black golf bags there are out there? And while they look similar, there isn’t 100% definitive proof that those are the same EXACT bags. But for the sake of argument, let’s say they are. I still don’t get it. Why would either one of them have the other persons golf bag? If Peter and Hannah Ann are doing any sort of Happy Couple visits, they’re not playing golf together. Or exchanging golf bags. Or having one leave their bag over with the other. It’d make more sense if in some photo Peter posted, he’s wearing something, or has something, that specifically 100% can be linked to once being something Hannah Ann owned. Or vice versa. I think because the finale spoiler isn’t out yet, people are grasping at straws for anything they possibly can. But when you get sent the same thing over 100 times yesterday and people think they’ve stumbled upon the finale spoiler, it’s just kinda comical. Nothing about these photos 100% proves anything, like the examples I gave above which did. Those are the type of things I’m interested in. Not golf bags because there’s nothing definitive about it.

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  1. ss1949

    January 15, 2020 at 8:42 AM

    OK. Lets look at the photos closely Steve. First, he’s hitting Mavrik woods. They JUST came out in the last day or two. This would make HIS photo very very recent. Second, both bags are very very very similar and this is a distinctive bag. The kicker is this. It appears she is carrying Mavrik woods! if this is the case then they are linked. I couldn’t directly copy the image but left you the link. If this fails just google mavrik woods and click on images. They look very close to me and I think the two photos of her and him are linked. What do you think after seeing this????

  2. ctrealitygirl

    January 15, 2020 at 8:57 AM

    I closely examined both photos to see if they were taken at the same time and same location. Trees are bare in both pix, but sky is brilliant blue in Peter’s pic, while sky has wispy clouds in Hannah Ann’s pic. He’s wearing long pants and long sleeve top or jacket while she’s wearing shorts/skirt and sleeveless top, which suggests different temps? So, not conclusive that the two are linked.

  3. crushonspivey

    January 15, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    For the poster questioning if Victoria F. is a narcissist, I doubt she is. She doesn’t fit as she is emotional, and narcissists aren’t. It’s a huge component for them. But histrionic personalities are, and she could fit it better. Not saying she is that, just that women tend to be histrionics and men narcissists more often. The emotionality is the give away. Different sides of the same coin. And in our modern social media era, this problem is becoming more and more of an issue for girls and women. As is narcissism for boys and younger men.

    Which makes them all perfect candidates for this franchise. This show is full of people with these characteristics. Makes for better TV.

    And as a golfer, I think the bag thing has a 75% chance of being a clue. More likely than not. So many bag and club options out there that this is combo of bag and clubs being a coincidence is unlikely. Especially with one set men’s and the other women’s clubs. I think they were together golfing. Doesn;t mean they are the final 2 though.

  4. shenanigans

    January 15, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    By his own admission, Steve doesn’t know the ending of this season, which is fine. Why, then, is he SO sure that (1) the golf bag isn’t a clue and (2) Hannah Brown isn’t a factor moving forward. As Steve admitted, Steve DOESN’T KNOW the ending, which means that it could easily be Hannah or Hannah Ann.

  5. gupton13

    January 15, 2020 at 12:17 PM

    Ok husband is a teacher golf pro at our club. Her clubs are pings not Mavericks… Also peter uses Callaway clubs. Which is why he tags Callaway. Her clubs are a set of Pings that are very old and not brand new! Plus her G5 cover in her bag if you look up it is a Ping Cover… no connection on clubs. Callaways have golf heads and older Ping clubs have red. Her bag if it was a Callaway , Callaway is very distinctive on labeling on their bags I mean their logo is all over bag! As you can see on his bag how it is very much logo ass Callaway. This has been confirmed not just by my husband but another sleuth .

  6. gupton13

    January 15, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    This her picture of the G5 cover which is Ping clubs and cover. Go look at G5 covers and hers matches a Ping wood cover.

  7. gupton13

    January 15, 2020 at 12:33 PM

    Sorry I meant to had link since we can’t post Pics

  8. dogmomma

    January 17, 2020 at 6:24 AM

    There are so many articles coming out mentioning Hannah Brown as the potential Bachelorette again. It looks like ABC is really keeping that news out there, which might mean that we definitely won’t see her again on Peter’s season except if they bring her out to announce her as Bachelorette on Peter’s finale.
    As far as the golf bag, if Hannah Ann never played golf before and she just recently took it up, it could be because she’s with Peter and he plays golf. I doubt they were actually playing golf together because the season would be spoiled. I don’t see things working out if he picks her. She doesn’t seem ready to settle down. Not many of the girls seem ready to settle down or mature enough to handle a real relationship.

  9. wavecatchingmom

    January 18, 2020 at 10:10 AM

    crushonspivey, do you mean borderline personality disorder? If so, I agree with you. People with BPD are surrounded by conflict and drama… whereas narcissists are more clever about enlisting an entourage to do things for them. In that regard, narcissists can play up emotions in order to manipulate people, but I agree with you that her energy is more chaotic than NPD. I watch this show for the psych experiment aspect. Both disorders are extremely hard to treat because people suffering from them do not usually seek to get better/be better, especially if comorbid with Bipolar issues.

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