Since I’m sure many of you have been playing Jim Nantz’s tribute to ‘10 Memorial champ Justin Rose on loop, you were probably very disappointed when you received the notice that it was no longer available. As was I when I received this email from Vimeo:
Your video ‘Jim Nantz’s Tribute to Justin Rose(12347010)’ has been removed for violating the Upload Rules of Vimeo.com:
Vimeo does not allow TV shows, movie trailers, or stuff you found on the web.
If you believe this was an error, please reply to this email in a civil manner with your reasoning (“I see other people do it” is not a valid reason).
Controversy! But I do see other people do it! Like all the time. And why is this my first notice from Vimeo? (I’ve been asked by the watchdogs of other organizations to take down clips, like when Boo Weekley dropped the F-bomb.) The only explanation I can fathom is that CBS found it embarrassing for some odd reason. Worry not, though! I’ve uploaded Nantz’s touching reading — courtesy of my TV, Flip camera and especially CBS Sports — to YouTube. You’re welcome.