The Cat's Out Of The Bag

February 23rd, 2010
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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.
 
 
 
 
 Braddah Lance Kwon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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41 Responses to “The Cat's Out Of The Bag”

  1. islandgirl in nc:

    That's the problem with people nowadays... they can't mind their own business. Yeah, sure, Tiger acted in a way that was not becoming of a husband, father and son. Let the man work it out for himself without any invasion of privacy. That's the problem with society. They tend to worship people who are sport figures, actors, etc that they forget these are human beings and we all have faults. His actions were inexcusable, but I mean is it really that interesting to know how much his wife or children are suffering? Why? That's just lame and sad. I didn't watch his apology or spend that much time reading about it. All I can say is the man is a brilliant golfer and the discipline he brings to the sport hopefully is a testament of how he can get his life back on course.


  2. jaydee:

    A lot of people have come out saying Tiger is a worthless P.O.S. because of what he did to his wife and children. Maybe he is, but everyone has "skeletons" in their closet. I know I do but then again that's my business, no one else.

    I get it that Tiger's a very public figure but at the end of the day he puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like everyone else. He screwed up, let him fix it the best way he can, and everyone move on. Life's too short to worry about matters that don't concern us.


  3. sally:

    THANK YOU, BL!!!

    Not screaming at you, but emphasizing...really...thank you! for saying exactly what I believe. It just goes to show that there are that many people who have so little in their lives that they have to live vicariously through other peoples' shortcomings.

    OR

    There are people who feel so guilty about their own faults that they relish the public fall of someone else.

    OR

    Gawd, people just need to get a life!

    Clean your own back yard before you point fingahs!


  4. sally:

    Whoo, dat felt guud. hee hee


  5. KAN:

    I've heard from people who have experience in dealing with 12-step addiction programs that a public admission and apology are part of the healing process. If Tiger really is in such a rehab program, it would make sense for him to do that.

    I'm disgusted that he used his talent and power in the way that he did, and I couldn't care less about his public apology. But I agree that his transgressions are private and that it's his and Elin's and his kids' business, not ours.


  6. ZX6R:

    yeah, personally, I don't really see what the big deal it. Yes he cheated on his wife. So what? It's his business if that's how he wants to live his life. I don't agree with it, but I don't have to associate with him either so it doesn't matter to me. I felt like his apology was aimed more at getting back his sponsors than making amends with the person he hurt the most, his wife. I don't remember him saying sorry to her in the statement, not like Kobe did, anyway.

    But people cheat every day, and no one makes an issue out of it. So why is it such a shock that a guy who is a good golfer isn't a perfect human being? None of us are, so....I just don't get it.


  7. Koreankanak:

    Tiger's personal life is his own. He did not break any laws and did not harm me in any way. Unlike Koby who actually was charged, Tiger was just guilty of his own personal choices. All I care is that he returns to the PGA Tour as soon as possible. And on his loss of sponsorships...as soon as he begins his winning ways again, the sponsors will flock to him. The ones that abandoned him will ultimately pay the final price of not having him. Let the guy clean up his own mess....it has nothing to do with us.


  8. Tahoe-gal:

    Ditto. At first, it was the shock of hearing about Tiger, but then when the lurid stuff was being divulged and he was labeled a 'sex addict'....come-on, gimmie a break. It's the old combination of power, money and opportunity. Sex addict my foot.

    Personally, I have no compunction to see a super-hero, or anyone else, fall from grace and I have not watched his speech or read the text. Don't intend to; does not interest me. I saw a flash of his face giving the speech when I was flipping channels and it made me feel icky. No thanks.

    I just want to duplicate his swing.


  9. 9th Island Girl:

    I agree that it's his and his family's business. At the same time, I thought it was good that he apologized to kids who are his fans, who considered him a role model.


  10. Ocean Lover:

    BL......I agree with everything you say. But the thought hit me, what if Tiger WASN'T MARRIED and he "plugged every hole on the course". ;-)

    Something tells me that it WOULDN'T BE THAT BIG A DEAL or get as much press.

    All I's knows is dat when he said "I do" the lesson he should've learned is that "I DID". Carousing and all when you're married and also arguably THE MOST RECOGNIZED FACE ON THE PLANET...........da buggah may have gone to Stanford but da bruddah NOT TOO SMART.

    OL


  11. EMM386:

    I really don't care about Tiger's personal life. What he does is his own business. Would I have liked it if he was faithful to his wife? Yes. Would I have liked it if he was more forthcoming about his actions sooner? Yes. That being said, it's his personal business. He didn't owe me an apology or explanation. The only people he owed that to was his family and friends. The only thing he owes me is the spectacular golf for which he made his name.


  12. matt:

    I've never been in the rough, 170 yards out with my path partially blocked by a tree and thought "man, I wish I had Tiger's morals". when I think of/admire Tiger Woods, it's always because i want his three iron stinger or flop shot or power fade.
    who cares what he does or doesn't do away from the course.


  13. M:

    Howzit BL!

    Tiger's private life should be left private but it ain't so when you are in the eye of the public. The rules don't apply when you are famous. The paparazzi and the news media will follow him everywhere because dats money for them to get pictures and the inside scoops.

    I feel sorry for Tiger but not sorry for what he did to his wife, kids and his family....


  14. bamboohouse808:

    I feel that Tiger needed to give that public apology. Although his "discretions" occurred in his private life off the golf course, that guy's affect on the world goes way further than those 18 holes(not the women, the golf course). He is the face of many corporate sponsors. He has his charitable foundation. Lot's of people outside of golf are attached to this guy, so when he looks bad, they look bad.

    Does he need their forgiveness? No. I'm sure his life would move along just fine if all those people cut ties with him. Does he owe these people anything else besides an apology? No. The only person who he needs forgiveness from and who he owes a lot more than an apology is his wife and family.

    Could he have done the apology sooner or at a different venue? Maybe. I just feel he needed to do it, just to do it. Now everyone, including Tiger, can move forward.


  15. rayboyjr:

    :D :D :D :D :D Good Morning Everyone!!! :D :D :D :D :D

    ... hey Braddah Lance ... yeah ... privacy ... what we all hope for ... but can't get all the time ...

    ... frankly, I don't really care about his personal life ... but ... the train wreck that is happening now ... is something we all will stop look at ... no matter if we don't care ...

    ... not sure that everything he does in golf is something to aspire to ... have heard and read many reports ... that he's an a$$ on the golf course ... cussing like there's no tomorrow ... and berating fans for little things ...

    ... but yeah, there's no questioning his game!!! ...

    ... Have a Good One Everyone!!! ...


  16. snow:

    omg... i agree with bamboohouse808! ;)

    while i agree that today's society is too niele, i think he was viewed by many are more than your typical sports figure. thousands of kids (and adults!) wanted to be like tiger... but where does that stop? at his swing? it's hard to draw a line between the man and that athlete that so many idolize. how many others idolize a sports figure or some other public personality and aspire to be like them? it seems, too, that tiger sucked up all the adulation thrown at him and rolled with it. having an idol doesn't mean you don't have a life or good role models at home, either.


  17. Braddah Lance:

    islandgirl in nc:
    All I can say is the man is a brilliant golfer and the discipline he brings to the sport hopefully is a testament of how he can get his life back on course.

    We're all hoping for dat. :smile:
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    jaydee:
    Maybe he is, but everyone has "skeletons" in their closet. I know I do but then again that's my business, no one else.

    Rogah dat!

    I get it that Tiger's a very public figure but at the end of the day he puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like everyone else.

    But I guess everybody like know if he takes 'em off just da same. :wink: :lol:

    Life's too short to worry about matters that don't concern us.

    I hear ya! Unless it means dat Nike will lower da prices on TW gear. :roll:
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    sally:
    Gawd, people just need to get a life!
    Clean your own back yard before you point fingahs!

    Eaaaaasy Tygah! :wink: Wooo-saaa

    Whoo, dat felt guud. hee hee

    Anoddah WWD! success.
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    KAN:
    I've heard from people who have experience in dealing with 12-step addiction programs that a public admission and apology are part of the healing process. If Tiger really is in such a rehab program, it would make sense for him to do that.

    You mean "public" in a national/world wide uku million people listening or to da addict's closest friends and family?

    I'm disgusted that he used his talent and power in the way that he did

    Hasn't anybody cast stones against da women he was with? Didn't they know/realize dat he is married WITH keiki? Or was da allure of a "supah star" an excuse to commit an unexcusable act?

    But I agree that his transgressions are private and that it's his and Elin's and his kids' business, not ours.

    I gotta admit, Elin is one tough wahine but I certainly hope da paparazzi leave their keiki alone.
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    ZX6R:
    I don't agree with it, but I don't have to associate with him either so it doesn't matter to me.

    I feel da same way.... jus' nevah like da fact dat people dat have nothing to do with it is all up in it.

    I felt like his apology was aimed more at getting back his sponsors than making amends with the person he hurt the most, his wife. I don't remember him saying sorry to her in the statement, not like Kobe did, anyway.

    Dat's wat a few "commentators" had mentioned also. It was like saying sorry but not sorry. Hopefully he did dat in "private".

    So why is it such a shock that a guy who is a good golfer isn't a perfect human being? None of us are, so....I just don't get it.

    Me neither. Even Jon Daly's domestic violence and alcohol abuse was WAAAAY more important because those are two issues dat affect WAAAAY more people indirectly.
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    Koreankanak:
    He did not break any laws and did not harm me in any way.

    He broke a moral law. :cool:

    All I care is that he returns to the PGA Tour as soon as possible. And on his loss of sponsorships...as soon as he begins his winning ways again, the sponsors will flock to him. The ones that abandoned him will ultimately pay the final price of not having him.

    I can bet you there's about 100 people dat don't want to see any of dat....... da PGA Tour membahs! Cause they like to actually have a chance to win a big one without Tiger in da hunt and a chance to actually hook up some sponsors too.
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    Tahoe-gal:
    ...but then when the lurid stuff was being divulged and he was labeled a 'sex addict'....come-on, gimmie a break. It's the old combination of power, money and opportunity. Sex addict my foot.

    You noticed dat too? Everytime a celebrity is in trouble it's some kine of "disorder" and going away for "treatment" yeah?

    I just want to duplicate his swing.

    I'd be fine wit duplicating just half of it.... da good half. :lol:
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    9th Island Girl:
    I agree that it's his and his family's business. At the same time, I thought it was good that he apologized to kids who are his fans, who considered him a role model.

    But dat's kinda my point. Then dat's da parents misguidance then. Keiki dat place these athletes as role models should be for their respective sport ability, not their character. They know nothing of the athletes character because there's no "intimate" knowledge of it like how you know your friends and relatives dat you look up to. It's up to a person to remain a fan or not but my view as a sports "role model" is to emulate wat they do in da sport to wat I want (try) to do.
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    Ocean Lover:
    But the thought hit me, what if Tiger WASN'T MARRIED and he "plugged every hole on the course".

    Gotta be you for tink dat one up. :lol:

    Something tells me that it WOULDN'T BE THAT BIG A DEAL or get as much press.

    Well I can hear da gallery at da next tournament saying and actually meaning, "Tiger.... You DA MAN!" :lol:

    ...da buggah may have gone to Stanford but da bruddah NOT TOO SMART.

    LMAO


  18. Scott:

    He's a good example of what happens when you shelter a young superstar, then throw accolades, money and fame at them the rest of their life. When they get a chance to rebel, they do it in a big way!!! He chose sex, some choose booze or drugs. I do think this will derail his golfing career, plus he's getting older, thus he won't break Jack's record of 18 majors. I am thankful for that.


  19. hawaiiobsessed:

    I have a question. Does being a "public figure", accepting the money that comes with endorsements and all of that, then obligate the "celebrity" ( sports or otherwise) to some standard of behavior? I am totally with BL on why are these people idolized when we know nothing of their character etc. What I am asking is, if he JUST played golf it wouldn't matter as much right? But he didn't. He put his name on face on a lot of products and made a lot of money by asking his fans to purchase the items he endorsed. Then he is obligated to behave ( or not!) in a certain manner. Just my opinion. What do you think?


  20. Bre:

    Wow! I thought with yesterday's blog about going to a doctor and then the title of today's (The Cat's Out of the Bag) I thought you were going to tell everyone you were going to be a daddy. Then I read it is about Tiger Woods. :( When is OL going to be an uncle? :)


  21. Scott:

    Another thought, you know who Tiger reminds me of......the Wizard of Oz. He was supposedly all powerful and mighty (which is what Tiger portrayed), but when the curtain was ripped away, we find a small little man tugging at strings to keep his facade alive. Imagine how many hundres of times Tiger had to cover his face, hide phone messages, sneak in all these sluts and cover it up. This whole thing hurts Tigers ego more than anything else. And, during his press conference he was acting so tough about protecting his family, when in reality he'd spent the last many many years treating his family like crap. What a hypocrite!
    Sorry BL, going a little crazy on this one :)


  22. BananaFysh:

    I'm tired about hearing about Tiger. Every time I turn on the tv, get something about him. Nuff already! This is between him and his wife and family. If all Tiger loses in this deal is some money and endorsements, he got away cheap.

    He could lose his wife and family. Don't forget what happened to Steve McNair - that dude is DEAD because of his infidelity.

    Oh well, these people made their choices ... now they have to live with them.


  23. hawaiiobsessed:

    good points Scott and BananaFysh! Yeah, if all Tiger loses is some endorsement money ( not like he is going to be standing in the soup line!) he will have gotten off easy. Steve McNair case- sad.


  24. Coconut Willy:

    Ainokea already. Whateva happens, happens.
    He made his bed, now he has to sleep in it. (With who, we don't know)

    I saw only bits and pieces of the speech, but I thought it was pathetic and scripted. Not sure if he even wrote it himself.

    Let the due play golf and in the end he'll have to pay the piper.


  25. Ocean Lover:

    @ hawaiiobseesed - "What I am asking is, if he JUST played golf it wouldn't matter as much right? But he didn't. He put his name on face on a lot of products and made a lot of money by asking his fans to purchase the items he endorsed. Then he is obligated to behave ( or not!) in a certain manner."

    BINGO! You hit it right on the head. With all the fame and fortune that Tiger got from professional golf....he REPRESENTS PROFESSIONAL GOLF and its understood that he IS HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD. That goes with the territory. Hell..........if I had that fame/fortune I'd make the Pope.....look evil. :twisted: (with all due respect to His Holiness) ;-)

    OL


  26. LRob:

    Finally. Someone in the news business with some actual common sense! Thanks BL for saying what A LOT of people feel. He's golfer. That's it. He's not a pastor of a church. Not a television evangelist. Not the President of the USA. He's a golfer. If someone's kids looked up to him as a role model for their lives, then they're failing as a parent. He's a golfer and nothing more. He didn't cheat on his sport, he cheated on his family.

    What I want to know is why America is getting after Mark McGuire? He cheated on baseball. He cheated so he can break one of the longest standing records in baseball history, yet he gets hired as a hitting coach. Now THAT guy is the scum of the earth.


  27. Braddah Lance:

    EMM386:
    ...That being said, it's his personal business. He didn't owe me an apology or explanation. The only people he owed that to was his family and friends. The only thing he owes me is the spectacular golf for which he made his name.

    Simple yeah? :grin:
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    matt:
    I've never been in the rough, 170 yards out with my path partially blocked by a tree and thought "man, I wish I had Tiger's morals". when I think of/admire Tiger Woods, it's always because i want his three iron stinger or flop shot or power fade.

    I'm usually OB so even his stinger wouldn't help. :sad:
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    M:
    The rules don't apply when you are famous.

    So it seems.
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    bamboohouse808:
    I feel that Tiger needed to give that public apology...He is the face of many corporate sponsors. He has his charitable foundation. Lot's of people outside of golf are attached to this guy, so when he looks bad, they look bad.

    So shouldn't he have just approched them instead of da world?

    I just feel he needed to do it, just to do it. Now everyone, including Tiger, can move forward.

    Dat seems to be da overall sentiment.
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    rayboyjr:
    ... the train wreck that is happening now ... is something we all will stop look at ... no matter if we don't care ...

    Classic rubbah neckers! :lol:

    ... have heard and read many reports ... that he's an a$$ on the golf course ... cussing like there's no tomorrow ... and berating fans for little things ...

    Not just fans but especially cameramen!
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    snow:
    ...thousands of kids (and adults!) wanted to be like tiger... but where does that stop? at his swing? it's hard to draw a line between the man and that athlete that so many idolize.

    But dat's wat I mean. As adults, we should recognize and separate da two. Well actually we have no choice unless you stalk them and read every single biography to find out "how" they live. We only "know" them through tv and da media, how can you "idolize" an athlete's "personal" side?

    I gotta tell ya. I saw one of my favorite athletes years ago, Jerry Rice. Wen I saw him, I went shmall kine nuts but not because he had money or a great looking family, I idolized his ability to catch a football nothing more, nothing less and da fact dat I was three feet away from him.

    it seems, too, that tiger sucked up all the adulation thrown at him and rolled with it.

    Yeah, I can only imagine wat was running through his mind and wat kine advice he was really getting.


  28. Rosette:

    well my advice pick a lover that don't talk! be more discreet!


  29. Rosette:

    if Tiger was discreet and didn't break apart DRIVINF LIKE A FOOL in the middle of the night ..then no problem!


  30. Rosette:

    well ....if he was more mature maybe he could have handle it better just between him and his wife.


  31. Hitman 24:

    Wazzup BL - What Tiger Woods does in his personal life is his business. In my opinion, he should have never gotten married if he wanted to have sex-capades. Then this would not be an issue.

    Also, I think he's a piece of sh_t for cheating on his wife when she was 8 months pregnant.

    But when he comes back to playing golf, I'll still be in awe of his talents and hopes he wins.

    But off the course, he's a piece of sh_t!!!


  32. snow:

    BL - we don't really truly know most people's "personal" side. i'm sure many of us have been surprized to find out that someone we know has had an affair or something along those lines. so, of course, we don't know tiger's... nor should we need to. but, i don't agree that it's an easy thing to distinguish the "athlete" from the man, especially for such a public persona like tiger. nor do i think that all parents should be explaining to their kids that they should only admire tiger's athletic ability. what about his work ethic? what about his charity work? he's done some good things on many fronts, not only on the golf course. when he puts himself in other venues, he forces us to see beyond his golf game. i'm not saying he (or any athlete) should be idolized beyond the field, i'm just saying that things are not always so cut and dried.


  33. KAN:

    @BL: According to Wikipedia (I know, I know, judge its reliability as you choose), these are the original 12 steps that were part of AA. See #5 for what I think Tiger did:

    1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
    2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
    3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
    4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
    5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to other human beings the exact nature of our wrongs.
    6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
    7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
    8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
    9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
    10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
    11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
    12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


  34. Braddah Lance:

    Scott:
    He's a good example of what happens when you shelter a young superstar, then throw accolades, money and fame at them the rest of their life.

    Was he really dat sheltered? Or do you mean dat he was so involved wit golf training dat he didn't get to live a "real" life like those child genius' dat don't go to prom and stuff li'dat?

    I do think this will derail his golfing career, plus he's getting older, thus he won't break Jack's record of 18 majors. I am thankful for that.

    So you're a Jack fan huh? :cool: I really no tink dat it'll harm Tiger's career. In time he'll get back all his endorsements and I'm surah he'll, sorry Scott, break Jack's record. In fact, it'll probably get him more focused as to disspell any negatives around him by distracting people wit his inevitable winning.
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    hawaiiobsessed:
    I have a question. Does being a "public figure", accepting the money that comes with endorsements and all of that, then obligate the "celebrity" ( sports or otherwise) to some standard of behavior?....What I am asking is, if he JUST played golf it wouldn't matter as much right? But he didn't. He put his name on face on a lot of products and made a lot of money by asking his fans to purchase the items he endorsed. Then he is obligated to behave ( or not!) in a certain manner. Just my opinion. What do you think?

    And dat is da whole debate about being a celebrity isn't it? :razz: One name kinda pops out is Miley Cyrus. She's still considered da "face" of Disney (Hannah Montana) and yet she is shown publicly getting drunk, been caught wit mild "domestic's" wit her "partner", smokes and does some crazy shtuff all out in public....... and yet she's still making uku bucks as "Hannah Montana".

    Ok, to quasi answer your question - Since he put his face to products he should be obligated to behave in a certain manner...... hmmm, I'd say it really depended on da product/service he was endorsing. Tink about it. His TW gear by Nike, Gatorade, Golf equipment - all those products he has his "face" on it and why do people buy it? To be "like" Tiger. Not cause he's a pretty boy or dat we want to put money in his pocket but because those who golf want to at least try and "ack" like him by "being" him albeit by products.

    Now if he was da "face" of "Addicts Annonymous" oh hell yeah he shouldn't have done wat he done.

    And dat's why I can assume why some celebrities refuse to endorse certain products...... to save face.

    While oddahs do it cause it's a job and they need to make money.

    So da question back to you then is, why "can't" they ack certain ways wen all they did was accept a job to endorse to make money?
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    Bre:
    Wow! I thought with yesterday's blog about going to a doctor and then the title of today's (The Cat's Out of the Bag) I thought you were going to tell everyone you were going to be a daddy.

    :lol:
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    Scott:
    Another thought, you know who Tiger reminds me of......the Wizard of Oz. He was supposedly all powerful and mighty (which is what Tiger portrayed), but when the curtain was ripped away, we find a small little man tugging at strings to keep his facade alive.

    :lol: Rogah dat!

    And, during his press conference he was acting so tough about protecting his family, when in reality he'd spent the last many many years treating his family like crap. What a hypocrite!

    True dat!

    Sorry BL, going a little crazy on this one

    Das wat we hea' for. :wink:
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    BananaFysh:
    Don't forget what happened to Steve McNair - that dude is DEAD because of his infidelity.

    Now dat was crazy!

    Oh well, these people made their choices ... now they have to live with them.

    Or without them.........
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    Coconut Willy:
    Ainokea already. Whateva happens, happens.
    He made his bed, now he has to sleep in it. (With who, we don't know)

    :lol:

    Let the due play golf and in the end he'll have to pay the piper.

    He may have to "pay" sooner than latah. :roll:
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    Ocean Lover:
    With all the fame and fortune that Tiger got from professional golf....he REPRESENTS PROFESSIONAL GOLF and its understood that he IS HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD. That goes with the territory.

    So does dat mean wen these celebrities get escorted through private airport doors, seated at dinnah immediately wen you was waiting in line to get in or get special treatment in any way dat it's "ok" cause they are at a higher standard than regular peeps and dat doesn't bother you none?
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    LRob:
    He's not a pastor of a church. Not a television evangelist. Not the President of the USA.

    :lol: Did you notice you mentioned all da "professions" dat had famous affairs? :lol:

    He's a golfer and nothing more. He didn't cheat on his sport, he cheated on his family.

    Rogah dat!

    What I want to know is why America is getting after Mark McGuire? He cheated on baseball. He cheated so he can break one of the longest standing records in baseball history, yet he gets hired as a hitting coach.

    But I'll bet you dat he'll be "forgiven" before Pete Rose. :roll:


  35. dihudfan:

    cheating is cheating, but when you are rich, it's an addiction and just need to go to the clinic to get cured... good to be rich... yeh???


  36. Ocean Lover:

    @ BL - "So does dat mean wen these celebrities get escorted through private airport doors, seated at dinnah immediately wen you was waiting in line to get in or get special treatment in any way dat it's "ok" cause they are at a higher standard than regular peeps and dat doesn't bother you none?"

    Of course it bothers me.......but then again, the "haves" vs. the "have nots" will always exist. :-(

    OL


  37. Braddah Lance:

    Rosette:
    well my advice pick a lover that don't talk! be more discreet!

    :lol:

    if Tiger was discreet and didn't break apart DRIVINF LIKE A FOOL in the middle of the night ..then no problem!

    Well you got dat right. If Tiger didn't crash, we wouldn't have found out.
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    Hitman 24:
    In my opinion, he should have never gotten married if he wanted to have sex-capades.

    True dat! I wondah why he did if he is an "addict"?

    But when he comes back to playing golf, I'll still be in awe of his talents and hopes he wins. But off the course, he's a piece of sh_t!!!

    Ditto.
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    snow:
    i'm not saying he (or any athlete) should be idolized beyond the field, i'm just saying that things are not always so cut and dried.

    Dat's true, it's not black and white but isn't dat a point of emphasis, as a parent, to relay da message(s) to your keiki? You mentioned about work ethic, charity and doing good away from golf but isn't dat "bonuses"?

    I always ask my players who's their favorite player? Then I ask why. Da only thing they know is dat the player is "good". They don't know if he/she is married and if the player has their own charitable foundation. So in essence, to them at least, it is black and white.

    Wat it sounds like you're saying is dat you have to take da "whole package" in role models.

    Let me ask you dis, if you had to pick between Tiger Woods or Michelle Wie to be your partner for a round of golf to win a million dollahs, who would you pick?

    Now if you had to pick between Tiger Woods or Michelle Wie to go to church with, who would you pick?

    See, you picked the "best" attributes for "your" needs..... why can't we, as fans, do/see da same?
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    KAN:
    See #5 for what I think Tiger did:

    5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to other human beings the exact nature of our wrongs.

    But is admitting to other human beings meaning a press conference? I tink da "admit" part is for the addict to admit face to face to people, not a general statement... at least so I've seen on tv shows. :grin:
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    dihudfan:
    cheating is cheating, but when you are rich, it's an addiction and just need to go to the clinic to get cured... good to be rich... yeh???

    :lol: Rogah dat and then nice to go to a clinic dat looks like a country club too yeah? :lol:

    E Komo Mai to WWD! dihudfan! Hope you'll drop by often! :wink:
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    Ocean Lover:
    Of course it bothers me.......but then again, the "haves" vs. the "have nots" will always exist.

    I have not cheated. :razz:


  38. Tahoe-gal:

    OK, bottom line...the guy is a sleaze-ball. He's in the limelight because he is a golf 'icon'...so what. He doesn't owe John Q. Public an apology...he might owe his fellow golf buds one, only because it casts a bad light on the ranks of professional golfers who have families, and he certainly owes an apology to his wife/family, but other than that...

    I am a fan of his extraordinary talent (only) and he does not need to air his dirty laundry to me or make excuses for straying from his vows. We take people as we find them, and some hold up to our standards, but many do not.

    He made money for the companies he represented with endorsements, and some of that money came out of our pockets...so what. It wasn't on a personal level where we were scammed; he didn't 'represent' us in any way. He was just an icon after all, not an idol, and he turned out to be flawed.


  39. hawaiiobsessed:

    I am with you BL on the Miley Cyrus thing big time! You asked me why "can't" they act a certain way just because they accepted money to endorse a product. I do agree to a point that it does depend somewhat on what the product is.....I am really going with Scott's point on this, Tiger presented to us this "image" which was not what he really was. If we had all known what his true image is he would not have had all those sponsorships and endorsement money. So that is my answer. :>) You can't present to us an image and profit from it and then have that image shown to be completely false and not suffer the consequences.


  40. Braddah Lance:

    Tahoe-gal:
    We take people as we find them, and some hold up to our standards, but many do not.... He was just an icon after all, not an idol, and he turned out to be flawed.

    Das jus' like finding out Santa Claus is not real yeah? :sad:
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    hawaiiobsessed:
    ...I am really going with Scott's point on this, Tiger presented to us this "image" which was not what he really was. If we had all known what his true image is he would not have had all those sponsorships and endorsement money. So that is my answer. :>) You can't present to us an image and profit from it and then have that image shown to be completely false and not suffer the consequences.

    Now I see wat you're saying! True dat!

    But I gotta add two more cents... ok, maybe a quarter. :razz: Da image he "presented", you're saying he projected a boy scout image then? Because his infidelities had nothing to do with his golf or his endorsements. AT&T or Accenture has nothing to do with marriage or personal relationships. It's not like he was a Budweiser spokesman but caught drinking Miller Lite.

    Buuuuut, because he wasn't true to his "image", he shouldn't have gotten all da endorsements in da first place right?


  41. hawaiiobsessed:

    Right! I didn't want to get dirty cuz you keep this blog pretty "clean" but you mentioned AT& T. Well, the commercials weren't on the lines of "you can text your mistresses dirty messages!" etc. You know what I am saying? I think you got it. :>)