Sponsor drops golfer because… he likes Glenn?

There is a story burning up TheBlaze today involving an aspiring pro-golfer, the Bible, and Glenn. Until recently, it looked like Jeff Cochran may have finally gotten the ‘big break’ he needed to make it into the PGA. In January, Cochran was contracted by Virginia-based businessman Brian McMahon to help promote Nebraska Golf Card (NGC), a promotional operation “designed to give golfers reduced rates and access to private clubs.” But it now appears that Cochran’s Christian faith and appreciation for conservatives like Glenn and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) may be the reason he was dropped from his sponsorship.

“I mean everybody has their own right to their own point of view and whatever it is they want to do. God bless them,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “There are, however, disturbing ways to take care of things I think, and this is one of those cases.”

TheBlaze reports:

After playing most of the year for Nebraska Golf Card, Cochran’s sponsorship was abruptly terminated. The initial reason given seemed quite surprising — his support for Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz; Cruz’s father, Raphael; and Glenn Beck — but faith, and specifically a Bible verse, also played a big part in the termination of the contract.

The verse in question? Philippians 4:13, which reads, ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

In late October, Cochran, his agent David Reynolds and NGC’s Brian McMahon were at a dinner and the conversation turned to Cruz. Cochran says he praised Cruz and his father, Raphael, mentioning that he had seen the elder Cruz on an episode of “The Glenn Beck Program.”

Cochran told TheBlaze that his sponsor was taken aback by this statement and was also troubled by the fact that his business associate was a fan of Beck. Following his pro-Cruz statement, Cochran said McMahon asked him, ”Would you be willing to give up our support to stand with that wackjob (Beck)?” Cochran answered “yes” and said the dinner continued without any additional tension or drama.

According to Cochran’s agent, his client lost his sponsorship the very next day. The agent received an email from NCG announcing that it was pulling all financial and product support from Cochran.

“David, I have never had an issue with you or really Jeff for that matter, but this situation is very disturbing,” the email reads. “I have been tolerant of his religious views and even supported his off course speaking. However, I just can’t allow my company to be associated with these radical political views. The idea that Jeff would line up with the likes of Glenn Beck or Ted Cruz or any other individual interested in destroying America, just isn’t something I can swallow.”

Glenn explained that his staff learned of the story several weeks ago, and initially chose to not get involved. Subsequent events, however, led TheBlaze to go forth with investigating and publishing the incident.

“So we had this and it was brought to our attention… And I don’t want to get involved in something where his career is going to be made worse for it… If it’s his business, he has a right… I believe that if you have a problem with somebody in business, for any reason, it’s your call,” Glenn said. “We were in the process of of investigating the story, exchanging e-mails with Jeff Cochran and his agent, establishing a timeline of the events, when received an unsolicited e-mail from Brian McMahon of NGC.”

Mike Opelka, a writer for TheBlaze, received the following email from McMahon regarding NGC’s decision to terminate its sponsorship of Cochran

McMahon Note

“This guy is a dirtbag,” Pat said after hearing the letter.

On the other hand, Glenn had a slightly different take. “He has every right,” Glenn said. “Congratulations for having the courage of your convictions and admitting who you are. I have no problem with that. I have no problem with this guy. That’s what he believes. Now, I don’t know anything about his company at all. But, personally, I would rather know that – without any malice or anything else, I would rather know that…. If I was in the market for his card or whatever it is I wouldn’t get it. I would go and find some place else. If I really thought it was a really, really good deal then I would have to say, ‘Well, I mean look at the way he talks about Christians and the way he talks about other people. It’s his way or the highway. And so I don’t know if I would do it. I wouldn’t.”

Glenn asked the audience to pray for McMahon “because he’s got some sort of rage in him that comes from some place deep.” He also asked the audience to consider what they could do for Cochran.

“Now, if there’s a sponsor out there that wants to sponsor this guy in a golf tournament, Jeff Cochran is available,” Glenn said. “Forget about [McMahon]. We know who he is. He announced who he is. He’s proud of who he is. Good. Now you decide what you’re going to do about it. You going to do business with him or not? I think Jeff should be glad that he’s not. I don’t know Jeff at all, but he should be glad that he’s no longer in business with him… So now is there somebody that wants to sponsor him?”

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    John 15:18-25
    “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    We should start own own fund to sponsor this man for it is not right to kick someone to the curve because you can’t stand their views if they are good at their job isn’t that all that really matters. It is not like he pulled a Tiger Woods here. He was just standing up for what he believes so I say we start our own fund to help this man live his dream. Glenn you must interview Jeff Cochran.

    • tobias smit

      so where do we start just punch me in you should be able to get in contact and BTW Monk if somehow you can find me , I think we were in touch a few years ago ,can you check, please i was having some great talks but it all went away for a while

    • Anonymous

      That’d be an AWESOME interview. Glenn gives him much deserved publicity.

  • Steven A. Schnitzer

    Looks like a lawsuit to me!

    • Anonymous

      What possible grounds?

  • Anonymous

    Brian McMahon needs a Octorectomy, that is where you cut the nerve between the eyes and the rear, so you don’t have such a crappy outlook on life!

    • Anonymous

      Ha! That’s a good one!

    • jdgalt

      Someone’ll have to pull his head out before they can administer it.

      • CV63Veteran

        That is where the procedure called a “Plastectomy” comes into play. That is when they surgically insert a plastic window in their belly, so they can see where their going with their head is buried in, well you know 😉

  • Know Really

    This guy runs Nebraska Golf Card???? Wow, I mean I really am impressed. I think his “company” just reached the top of its game. It’s all down-hill from here after making such stupid statements. What an arrogant — and ignorant — person. Tolerant, too. (sarcasm)

  • Raphiki

    And here I was just planning a winter golf trip to Nebraska and was wondering where I could get a golf card! Oh will, guess I’ll keep looking.

  • Jesustheonlyway

    This McMahon had better consider his own words. Mocking God is treading on very dangerous ground. “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Matthew 12:36

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Marks/1266358046 Paul Marks

    The real “brainwashing” is what Mr McMahon has been a victim of. A lot of people, including a lot of wealthy people, have been led to a very dark place – a place where they worship the government, even (indeed especially) a bloated and wildly out of control government.

    • Anonymous

      They tend to worship themselves too. Romans 1:22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools…

  • Anonymous

    There’s really nothing weird about what this McMahon guy is saying.
    I just don’t think he realizes how big a risk he’s taking.
    Might be the end of NGC.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, please. What has this poor man been smoking, anyway? Conservatives call for a return to the very foundations this country was built upon and liberals run with the idea that, “Gosh! We’d be so, so much better if we turned America into just another dying socialist dream populated by mindless, self-serving, reckless, irresponsible, greedy, baby-killing morons bleeding the coffers dry in the name of ‘fairness’ to themselves only, at the expense of all others, especially future generations.” And yet he thinks it’s *conservatives* who are “destroying” the country? That Republicans are the ones who have damaged America? I’d say he was the one who’s been brain-washed, but this letter gives no indication the man even possesses that particular organ whatsoever. “Typical brain-dead drone of the liberal agenda” is the kindest description I can come up with for him. I think if he ever had a single, original thought of his own, one not deliberately planted in him by his liberal masters, he’d probably keel over from an aneurysm.

    This is what we get when a raging bigot who writes with all the style and debating prowess of a below-average 6th grader is given the stage. I have to say, though, his entire letter is a brilliant indictment on the lack of quality of our education system, if nothing else. B.L. McMahon should be writhing in embarrassment that he happily let the world see what a petty fool he truly is, but I’ve no doubt he actually believes he penned something to be proud of. Meh. When did liberals get to be so *tiresome*? At one point, I thought their silliness was at least mildly entertaining, but in the past 10 years or so, I’ve given up on finding even one who can produce any sort of case or argument with some standing merit, defending their side. How totally *boring* they’ve become, clinging to the same, worn-out beliefs progressives have pushed for decades – policies and ideas that are all easily shredded with the simple application of genuine facts (not to be confused with the many Liberal Made-Up-Because-They-Sound-Good Facts) and pure logic (not to be confused with Liberal Logic, which seems to operate on the notion that if it is factually not true, we can make it true anyway, by declaring it so, because we’re the greatest, specialest, most wonderfulest, smartest people to ever live ever! We’re so awesome, we can even bend reality itself to our will!).

    But Glenn is correct. McMahon has every right to let his unchecked childishness, ignorance of true history, blindness to reality, and fundamental stupidity guide his decisions. And we have every right to look at his laughable letter “defending” his total lack of character and complete absence of anything resembling intelligence and dismiss him as the unworthy person he has willfully decided to be. Cochran is most certainly better off without this particular sponsor tainting him by association. I used to say liberals must regularly drag the bottom of the humanity barrel in search of their followers, but recently I’ve begun to think they actually flip the barrel over and scrape their acolytes out of the slimy, nauseating ooze beneath.

    • Jonathan

      tisdnofn: What an excellent response. It’s too bad I can only vote this one “up” one time. Dang it, if only I could be a Liberal, I could solve that problem.

  • dan

    Destroying America?. If ever there was one who would be doing the destroying….this letter would be it….thinking is reserved for those who know big government is a big lie…..

  • Anonymous

    The venom that drips from the lips of progressives today is because their master, knows that his time is short, and what he faces when it’s up. Saul Alinsky’s book, “Rules for Radicals”, was dedicated to Lucifer, yet these people like McMahon claim, doesn’t exist? The tactics in that book are the same that are used by Lucifer in the bible…go figure huh!

    • defiant1

      good post, you go it right.

    • Anonymous

      I read “Rules for Radicals” once. Alinsky said that religious people only do good works to be seen by others, i.e. he basically classifies all people of faith as Pharisees. Anything or anybody with the attached label of “Christian” on it will be ridiculed badly by Progressives no matter what. Have you ever noticed that in order for a liberal to say something bad about Chrisianity, that have to tell a lie? I suppose they picked up that trait from the father of lies.

  • Jeff Lambeau

    Ahhhh! The glory of the Tea Party http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SSZJ6099yY

    • John Garrett

      Sorry this isn’t the Daily Kos.

      • Jeff Lambeau

        What the hell is the Daily Kos?

        • Anonymous

          An insanely Leftist publication/thinktank. By the way, thank you for reminding me of why I don’t watch Family Guy. I prefer the Simpsons.

    • Jeremiah Nierras

      So edgy.

  • Herbert Shallcross

    Mr. McMahon s obviously a rabid religious bigot. I have seen the failure of the Chick-fil-A boycott, and I wouldn’t recommend any sort of organized boycott against Nebraska Golf Card, but people who read this article should be able to understand what kind of man Mr. McMahon is, and whether they want to do business with such a person.

    • Anonymous

      As you pointed out, boycotts are part of our free enterprise system.

  • Anonymous

    What a nutbag. And twisted email. Why does he care about anothers personal views or likes or dislikes. That is the problem with liberals. They are sick intolerant and hate filled psychos. They wish people who are smarter than them and not walking around in a propaganda daze as they are, dead. I guess he decided to go with his power and fire him over murder. I’m sure a man of this caliber of ignorance is wishing him dead to his friends and fellow cattle. At least normal sane people and the majority of the planet that find Obama to be the radical insane freakshow will avoid NGC. Obviously this freak McMahon who apparently is a God hater and only abiding this honorable golfer in spite of his relationship with his God, also has a problem with truth. I’m sure he prefers the moraless sportsman. Over a person with standards and morals. Some company who wants to avoid getting mired in a shameful scandal down the line will snap Cochran up. P

    • Anonymous

      Your comments are full of hate. No one wants anyone dead over a golf sponsorship. Calm down.

  • http://www.theantiliberalzone.com/ Gunny G Alz

    Let McMahon reap what he has sown. He sows hate and discontent and malice. Reap the whirlwind.

  • Anonymous

    I assume the ngc is NOT McMahon’s only business. I searched without much success but would like to make sure I do not support any of his other business ventures. Anyone know anything more about him??

  • Anonymous

    McMahon is a self-absorbed, narcissistic, judgmental, arrogant fool. In other words, he’s a liberal.

    • defiant1

      But you are also describing Barry……….

      • Anonymous

        There are no words for Barry.

  • jalina susan stutte

    McMahon is a Jackazz and I will pray that he loses his wealth and standing by his idol Obama’s actions. Then he will want to crawl back to the people for forgiveness. I for one will not forget his actions.

  • Anonymous

    I suppose McMahon is a big Lib and thinks Obama is doing a great job too.
    Sad, because Glenn and Ted Cruz are the good guys.

  • defiant1

    Does anyone have either a mailing address or an email address for BL McMahon and what is the name of his company? I just cannot imagine a man like this successfully running a company. I would like to send this dirtbag a letter with my opinion on his deal and his hate! Just look at how intolerance has taken a hold of some fools in this society, sounds like an Obama drone. Thank you anyone.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think you’d end up feeling as satisfied as you might anticipate being. Anytime you argue with a fool, you shed a brain cell. Let the windbags in life air themselves out. The sooner the better.

    • Steve Neal


      I believe I found Brian. ASSOCIATED-STAFFING-INC is the company and Brian is the president and agent, where his wife Lori is its secretary and treasurer… So it appears they run a closed-shop with their closed-minds…

      http://www.associated-staffing.com/ Their “about us” corporate profile shows a bunch of community support and volunteerism, but a big ZERO for faith, local church support, or Christian beliefs.

  • Bobby Wilkes

    Glenn, A Nebraska, let me tee off before anyone else business man, is minor league dude. Why did you not sponsor this golfer yourself and fly him on a private jet to each event. Show up the Nebraska Kickback, shank, hook before slice and show him not only who rules but whose nice!

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    i guess i won’t be saying much since i can’t be mean.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently Glenn is not quite the brainwasher B.M. would have us believe. As one on the outside looking in (I am not a Christian) I suspect Glenn’s advice we not try to judge B.M. comes directly from Biblical directives, which C.J.C.L.D.S. view as G-d’s marching orders for mankind. .

    The tone of many of these comments reveals B.M.’s intolerance of beliefs different than his own is no longer an isolated case.. As Allen West is fond of saying: “Those who Believe in Nothing will fall for Anything. .

    Dwindling numbers of self-identified religious adherents (other than Islam) suggests Socialism’s invasion of America’s teaching and journalism professions has quietly changed America’s character right under our noses. Prolific YouTube campaigner and self-professed atheist,Pat Condell demonstrates one can eloquently propagate the tolerance once synonymous with western civilization without Holy Invocation.

    A highly-entertaining antidote for the poisonous claptrap invading the free world from Washington, D.C. would be a series of televised debates between Glenn Beck, Pat Condell, Caroline Glick and Allen West.

  • Anonymous

    Too many rich people worship themselves and that’s the problem. McMahon is part of the crowd that is pro-gash, pro-abortion, pro everything that once was considered immoral and deviant. It will catch up to him and his ilk. His venimous attack on Beck is not surprising. The US is not going to be divided by politics but by good vs evil and we know which side McMahon is on.

  • Liberalism Is Nonsense

    All the arguments for decisively defeating your liberal teachers and professors: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    Revolutionary Marxism failed, in part, because it deprived human aggression of the internal channel of private property, redirected aggression outward, and thus gave rise to the most ruthless dictators.

  • Anonymous

    McMahon is more against his politics than his religion and has said so. FREE ENTERPRISE. That’s how it works. Line up at Chick-Fil-A again. Don’t like it? Don’t sponsor/buy it. That’s America.

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