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Tiger Woods Sex Tape

Posted by TopOfTheThread on December 30, 2009

Here’s the Tiger Woods  Sex Tape — it was bound to happen…

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Tiger Woods – Pitchman – Driving Ratings

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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Michael Jordan versus Tiger Woods – who’s more clutch?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 11, 2008

I came across this Michael Jordan video…

and then started wondering who was more clutch, MJ or Tiger?

Both Michael and Tiger were/are the most clutch players in their sports.
Michael was not only the most talented player of all time, but was clutch when the game was on the line. Tiger is clutch and continues to make the important shot when the tournament is on the line.

The edge needs to go to Jordan. Not because he was better, but because of the sport he played. Tiger is awsome and the best golfer ever. The difference: in golf you are not double-covered by two 6 foot 8 inch athletes. Golf is a great sport but it is man vs the course and environment. Basketball is man vs man, or multiple men vs man.

This is not meant as a slight against Tiger. When his career is all over, he will probably be the winningest golfer of all time.

Hoops vs Golf… The basketball player was the better athlete… and more clutch.

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Barry Bonds, et al, and Additional Repercussions of Performance Enhancing Drugs Use (Dara Torres)

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.Dara Torres, 41 year old Olympic Swimmer, with child

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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