Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Secret Life of Tiger Woods: A Dateline Special

The most famous man in Golf has rapidly become infamous thanks to recently publicized indiscretions off the green. As Tiger shuns the media spotlight alleged former mistresses have come forward in droves to reveal salacious details about their affairs.

7 comments:

alana said...

I appreciate the forming of this new website; it gives me the opportunity to vent somewhere other than (yelling at) my television screen.

I am sick to death and totally disgusted with listening to the fugly, no-class skanks who claim to have had "affairs" with Lieger, yes Lieger, Woods.
They whine and cry and apologize to his wife as if that will absolve them of their part in his seedy schemes and scams. WHY do they think I care? Do they honestly think they are doing something of VALUE in confessing the sordid details of their one night stands? Is this how they will earn whatever they've been PAID by Mr. NoGoods? I don't get it.

What I do get, however, is that Nancy Grace is not doing anyone any big favors by re-hashing every ugly story, day in and day out, on her t.v. show. It's just gross. And BORING.
I've stopped watching her show; her subject matter had been headed to hell in a handbasket for some time, but coverage of the Lieger NoGoods story hit an all-time LOW. There's enough sleaze and slime in the world without seeking it out on television. Panelists have grown found of the "An indiscretion is one thing, but serial cheating is a serious character flaw..." comment. Well, I think ten minutes of an hour show is more than enough time devoted to this sordid story, and any more than that is just plain "blue journalism."

And I am sick of it.

fidosmommy said...

I chalk it all up to entitlement.
The more you are worth, the more powerful you are, the more you think can get away with. And the less you think people will hold it against you. They should let it slide because you're the King of Something.

Tiger got put on a pedestal because he's a whiz bang on the golf course. He's been declared some kind of American icon, a strong moral man. Did anybody ask Tiger if he was a stong moral man?
Or did we assume it? He didn't let us down, we let ourselves down by expecting something better of him than he was willing to offer.

Moral: Assume there is good in everyone, but there is also a lot of rotten in there, too. That way they don't have to crash off some marble statuatary base when they step off the mark, and we won't be having to watch Dateline specials on that crash.

We do idolize people, and then we
get disappointed in them. Maybe we should quit doing that. And maybe none of us - NONE of us - should think we are entitled to step off that mark because we can
do something better than the average person.

For the Moment? said...

I understand that Tiger did wrong, but I am sick of the coverage on it...it is like beating a dead horse now.

cindy said...

Tiger got put on a pedestal because he's a whiz bang on the golf course. He's been declared some kind of American icon, a strong moral man. Did anybody ask Tiger if he was a stong

yes, Tiger has stated that FAMILY is first in his life and that his wife and children are the most IMPORTANT "things" to him and come before golf or ANYTHING...making him appear to be what everyone expects out of a moral human being...he said this as late as the end of Nov. in an interview, just before the $#%^ hit the fan! or fans should I say... I am very upset with his behavior, making young teens everywhere think that this is how athletes should behave, and if you have the talent and the money you can behave any way you want in this life. Our youth, need some good, moral role models, where the heck are they. We need to stop paying these people this kind of money to go out an abuse a lifestyle that they do not deserve like this. And yes, we pay them, because we are the ones who buy the tickets to the games, or tournaments, buy the products they push, and so on! If not for us, where would they be? In their back yards, playing their little games in front of their parents.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Maybe a lesson learned here is to be more discriminating about whom we choose to idolize.

Perhaps merely fame and/or athletic prowess are not necessarily the stuff from which heroes are automatically made.

Maybe we should be looking in other places in real life to find those worthy of idolization.

Or maybe we should stop looking to idolize anyone, since we are all basically human, most of us doing the best we can with what we have.

Maybe quiet respect and admiration are enough for those whose integrity and empathy actually warrant our attention.

fidosmommy said...

Cindy,

Point taken. I don't follow golf and I don't follow Tiger Woods. I had no idea he had made the Family First statement. Thank you for the information.

As my pastor has often said, the people who TALK about moral uprightness and who make it a big issue are hiding something about their own moral behavior. Those who have nothing to hide don't need to bring the subject up.

She might be onto something there.
I'm not saying Tiger talked about it all the time, but in general,
the good Rev's thoughts might have some merit and bear remembering the next time we begin to label people as "moral" or "amoral" or
"immoral".

Thanks again, Cindy.

cindy said...

I didn't mean to sound like I was coming on so strongly fidos mom, but it just makes me cringe about Tiger...I do follow golf and I have two young grandsons who we are trying to get into the game also...my husband and I love the sport and we used to play everyday before the gs's came, but when we watch it together on tv, it is very hard trying to explain all the foul language Tiger uses when he makes bad shot or now trying to explain to the oldest his actions off the course. They do go hand in hand as some try to say they do not. These young children get idol images of these me and try to emulate their every moves including off the course, so yes I do think they need to act a certian way in public and out of the public eye as well, if they want to expect the public to feed their pocketbooks and give them the lifestyles they have grown accustomed too. I do feel he deserves some privacy when he chooses to keep his private life private, but they chose to bring their fighting into the street, not us. And he obviously did not try to hide his mistresses very well either. Very sad for uor young people.