The Cat's Out Of The Bag
February 23rd, 2010
As most of da media was shackled in a hotel conference room, Tiger Woods came clean (no pun intended) and laid it all out there in 13 ½ minutes which is longah than most..... press conferences. (ha ha ha - every pun intended - ha ha ha)
In a very carefully (scripted) prepared "statement" (Click hea' to read da transcript), Tiger admitted his discretion's and adulterous behavior. Well, at least said wat he wanted (needed) to say.
Why did he have to? I have no frickin' clue.
Well besides da millions he lost in endorsements and trying to rebuild his "name", seriously, why did he have to? Did his "extra-curricular" activities diminish his god-like abilities on da golf course? Was his golf game errant? Did he lose his power to intimidate da leaderboard? Did he actually have to come clean?
His personal actions is of his own. His actions outside of golf is nothing to emulate now dat we know wat he likes to do on his spare time BUT his actions IN golf is something to aspire to…… well at least a part of it cause there's no way we're hitting 300+ yard drives or stopping da ball on a dime three feet away from da hole.
So why has da media, fellow golfers and just about anybody dat "knows" Tiger gone berzerk? In our "in your face pop culture world", why can't he deal with his personal life personally? Everyone wondered how come he nevah come out and say anything in da beginning but no one recogmaticed dat he's one to keep his personal life separate from golf... or at least he tried to. Evah noticed dat he's hardly on camera wen he loses? From wat I read once, he didn't want to be a distraction from da winnah - oddahs would say he's a poor loser depending how you look at it.
Da braddah messed up BIG TIME…… in his PERSONAL life, not his PROFESSIONAL life. If he loses sponsors, so be it. If he loses endorsements, so be it. That's the companies prerogative to distance themselves (shhh, no tell Nike) but no mattah, he's still one bad okole on da golf course and no doubt he'll earn more than his share of winnings in future tournaments.
No get me wrong, I DO NOT agree one ounce wit his digressions, be it an "addict" or not, but I do believe he has da right to a personal life. Just because they (sports figures/celebrities) are in da spotlight doesn't mean dat their personal lives (should) are included. We should respect dat since da only real thing we know about Tiger - or any oddah sports figure/celebrity - is wat they do on da field/course/court/screen etc.
Everyone messes up so why is his infidelity worse? Just because he's a big name? Look at dis short list of those who cheated: Kobe Bryant, David Letterman and let's not forget Bill Clinton. All famous in their repective careers, then infamous for their adulterous behaviour and now still trucking along in their respective careers. Did their affairs affect their unmatched talents of shooting a basketball, tell a joke or "negotiate"? I tink not cause they still doing wat they doing.
Look at all da sport figures dat actually HAVE disgraced their respective sport by "cheating" wit drugs or gambling or da act of cheating itself. They haven't been chastised when their "infidelities" to honor their sport was broken which had a DIRECT impact to their respective sport's outcome. Da only player evah to remain "exiled" is Pete Rose.
For those who say Tiger was a role model to look up to - but not now - and dat he's nothing more than da son of a motherless goat, wat I say is, NEVAH YOU MIND! Instead, use him as a prime example and tell your keiki dat while he is "invincible" on da course, he's human. He has problems like da rest of us…… strive to be BETTAH than him on da course and no be like him off da course.
People are screaming dat he disgraced da game of golf and put a bad mark on it.
Uh, hello! Golf had NOTHING to do with it. He in fact did more for golf in his short ongoing career than any oddah golfer in history, period.
Wat he did was disgrace was his wife, children and family and for dat he has to man up and do watevah it takes for THEIR forgiveness, not ours.
Wat people are pissed off about is dat their "hero" wasn't purrrfect as they made him out to be and for dat, pitchforks are being sharpened and da noose is being prepared. Since wen do you worship a hero/role model you know nothing about? Seriously, there's not dat many people who know ANYTHING about Tiger's "real" life oddah than his golf life so why try to emulate someone you barely know into your own personal life?
Wat do you tink? In dis day and age of affairs running rampant, should da public have a "say" in someone else's life? Should Tiger have done a press conference? Did he owe da public an apology? If so, why?
All's I know is dat on da course, he's still da intimidating red meat eating Tiger!
Off da course, he's a pussy….cat.