Thursday, December 10, 2009

Caught A Tiger By The Tail.

Tiger Woods and his multiple affairs has been very good for the news business. “God Bless Tiger Woods”, said Yahoo! chief executive Carol Bartz. “This week we got a huge uplift: Front Page, News, Sports, Gossip. He just filtered through the whole place. It is better than Michael Jackson dying; it is kind of hard to put an ad next to a funeral”. Mental Note: In the world of online news, divorce is preferable to death. Gotcha.

I honestly don't see what the big deal is. Certainly, this is the most interesting story to come out of the sport of golf since it was invented. But, that's not saying much. Woods' rampant infidelity flies in the face of his carefully cultivated squeaky clean family man image. He's not the first golfer to be caught with his putter in the sand trap, but he's certainly the most famous, and seems to be well on his way towards being recognized as the Wilt Chamberlain of golf.

Even Woods' recent announcement that he'll be taking an indefinite break from golf isn't really news. Of course he's going to take a break. Things are going to need to cool down so that won't have to endure the creative color commentary that will ensue from this social debacle. I can almost hear it now (assuming here that I fell asleep on the couch and somehow the TV got tuned to golf. Hey, it could happen!): "Woods swings back and.....A SHOT! My God, he drove that ball like it was Rachel Uchite after hours at Tao".

He'll be back for Augusta, he'll start winning again, and this will all be old news. The sooner this happens, the sooner I can go back to ignoring him.

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