Posted by TopOfTheThread on May 5, 2012
I was just reading an article by John Berry – Record-Bee golf columnist called “Tiger’s Act Wore Thin with Haney By 2010.”
Here’s a short excerpt: …In November of 2009, Woods won the Australian Masters, and yet Haney was concerned about Tiger’s on-course behavior and mentioned that he thought that Woods was troubled. A few weeks later, Woods hit a fire hydrant outside his Isleworth house on Thanksgiving night. That minor traffic incident led to a deluge of tabloid stories on Woods, porn stars, Waffle House girls and infidelity….
Why do people root for Tiger Woods? I am not saying it’s wrong or right? It’s just interesting to ponder.
Will he break Jack Nicklaus’ record for winning the most Majors? Are we rooting for him to break the record?
We all know he is not the model citizen…
- He throws his clubs and is a hot head.
- He uses foul language on the course.
- And, according to reports, he is an adulterer and has had sexual escapades while his wife was home taking care of his children.
He swing may be something to emulate, but his character and certain ethics are certainly not something you want to duplicate.
Before that infamous 2009 Thanksgiving event, he was the poster child for golf and one of the world’s top Pitch-Men. Most people also believed he would break Jack Nicklaus’ record.
And now? Will he will win another Major? Is Jack Nicklaus’ record safe?
Is he going through a period of bad Karma? Everyone has good and bad in them. We all go through ups and downs in life. I am rooting for him.
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Posted by TopOfTheThread on December 10, 2009
On ESPN Radio 1050 AM this afternoon, Michael Kaye & Co chatted about Tiger Woods.
One of the crew spoke to whether this product will sell, will women’s opinions affect the sales, etc….
We all know endorsements are paid for. We all know celebrities get millions of dollars to pitch products.
Most of the money spent by these companies on celebrity endorsements is a waste. Let me rephrase that; there are very few products that I will purchase because of a celebrity endorsement.
- I am not buying a Buick because of Tiger Woods.
- I am not buying Nike Golf Products because of Tiger Woods.
- I am not getting an American Express Card because of Tiger Woods.
- I am not buying Tag Heur watch because of Tiger Woods.
- I do not drink Gatorade because of Tiger Woods.
I do watch PGA Tournaments when Tiger is participating. IMHO it tends to be exciting because he often seems to overcome odds and come back. I used to root for him.
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It was always interesting to watch tournaments and see him throw down his clubs and show poor sportsmanship. It was never addressed by the media because he is such a great athlete and his image was so pristine.
So let’s recap… he is one of the greatest athletes of all time… he often throws his clubs and curses… he cheats on his wife… hmm …
Now I will watch PGA Tournaments and hope he chokes… Hopefully Jack Nicklaus’ record is safe.
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Posted by TopOfTheThread on May 25, 2008
Willie – I am a Yankee fan. No matter what happens today and going forward, we will love you as a Yankee. Team player. Solid citizen. Good person. We would also welcome you back to Yankee Stadium.
Just like in a court case, when something is said, even if the judge overrules the statement, it is heard…. And it’s too late.
When an individual is stressed, drunk, cocky, or in a too-relaxed state, their “true feelings” are expressed. Restraint is gone. Inhibitions disappear.
This week, The Record of Hackensack, N.J. reported , Randolph brought up race when he questioned the way he has been presented by SNY, the team’s TV network.
“Is it racial?” Randolph was quoted in the story. “Huh? It smells a little bit. … I don’t know how to put my finger on it, but I think there’s something there.”
Willie did apologize the next day but it’s too late. You played the race card. It’s understandable. NY is a pressure-packed place. The media tries to lead you down certain paths.
But once it is out there, it is hard to forget. And unfortunately, it can create a permanent blemish or worse.
Here are examples of a few people who played or discussed race and disappeared from the sports scene. (Willie did NOT say anything as bad as this group.)
- Jimmy The Greek – J… makes comments to a Washington, D.C, television reporter about the physical abilities of black and white athletes… black athlete is “bred to be the better athlete because, this goes all the way to the Civil War when … the slave owner would breed his big woman…” Snyder apologized for the comments but his is over. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REFJxwQPQUY&feature=related
- Howard Cosell – Cosell saying “look at that little monkey run” to describe black receiver Alvin Garrett in a Washington Redskins game. Loses his job and quietly vanishes from the sports scene.
- Mel Gibson – Gibson makes anti Semitic remarks while being arrested and drunk. His true feelings come out while drunk. It makes you look at his reasoning for The Passion Of Christ. Gibson’s father is supposedly a Holocaust denier. I do not have first hand knowledge of this affect on his career, but he does not seem to be in the public eye. The reason Gibson, not a sports-related personality, is in this list is because of a great rant Denis Leary performed in the announcer’s booth at the Red Sox’ Fenway Park . (Denis Leary tells Mel Gibson to shove it. http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/40420/)
Willie — You need to kick ass on that team of yours and WIN GAMES! Excuses and apologies won’t cut it! This will be forgotten (or at least lessened) if you win.
(photos http://www.wbt.com and 2000magazine.com)
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Posted by TopOfTheThread on May 10, 2008
Dara Torress, 9-time Olympic medalist, 4-time Olympian, attempting to make her 5th Olympics at age 41. This is a hard working swimmer who has earned medals, and set a new American Swim record at age 41.
She is now a mother and has strategically trained and continued improving at an age when most athletes have long retired.
And, of course in this day and age, the whispers have started… It’s nothing that Dara has done. She does not exhibit any physical symptoms of drug use.. no acne… no enlarged muscles… anger… rages…
But, ever since Barry Bonds, Joses Canseco, Mark Mcguire, etc…. it is the easy route to accuse someone of cheating.
Dara has offered to take every test on a regular basis. WHY SHOULD SHE? This is absolutely no indication she has done anything wrong? She is being totally above board… taking the high road.
I guess anytime anyone does an out-of-the-ordinary athletic feat, they will be accused of cheating.
- Tiger Woods and John Daly hit the ball further than anyone else… HGH… Drug test please!
- Cal Ripken played in 2632 consecutive games… HGH… Drug test please!
- Javier Sotomayor (Cuba) is both the indoor and outdoor world record holder in the high jump 8 feet and 8 feet ½ inch), respectively… HGH… Drug test please!
Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?
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