You didn’t think I would avoid this topic, did you?
I am not going to make any moral judgments about his indiscretions…we have all done that already.
I am only going to judge the statement he made. (Reading comprehension test)
That was the most canned, rehearsed, insincere caca I have ever seen. He read from a prepared statement he had no part in writing, looked up at the camera only to say one word at a time, then went back to reading from the paper. Is that the best PR a billion dollars can buy with 3 months to prepare?
Seriously…He should have gone on Oprah said he was sincerely sorry he hurt his family, cried and have Oprah give him a hug sometime in December/January. It would have been mostly forgotten by now and he’d have played at the Accenture.
NFL players have been involved in killing people and came back with very little backlash from the fans. We all have different levels of self righteous indignation over what Tiger did…but when it comes down to it, we all want him back on the Tour so we can root for him or against him. We forgive and allow murderers and PED users back into their sports with open arms. In this context, what Tiger did was a mere blip on the radar compared to other athletes. Fans generally forget heinous acts by their sports heroes and getting back on the field and performing is what makes them forget faster. Ray Lewis and Leonard Little anyone????
I don’t blame him for this PR faux pas, I blame his handlers. He has too many yes men around him and they either enable him or don’t stop him from making some horrible decisions. So I guess it is his fault…for surrounding himself with yes men.
There was a great line from The West Wing. It went something like, “President Bartlett likes to surround himself with smart people who will disagree with him.”
Tiger should take heed.
I believe that winning majors is the most important thing to him. That is why I say he will be back by the US Open…by the Masters would not surprise me.
BTW-this post is a test in reading comprehension and I will be grading all comments accordingly as you rip my opinions. 🙂