Thursday, December 10, 2009

Heap 'o hypocrites. . . and maybe something else

I don't give two shits about pro golf, Tiger Woods or pro anything sports, but this makes me wonder: Why the fuck don't people just mind their own fucking business and keep their narrow minded, self righteous, bullshit opinions of others to themselves.
This is between the guy and his women. Nobody else needs to be involved or even know about it yet it's national news.

"Well known sports figure goes out and gets some nookie on the side." That's big news? I wonder. . . would this be getting as much coverage and would these white preppy golf pros be reacting so negatively if Tiger Woods was an all American white boy instead of an all American black boy? Perhaps therein lie Tiger's sin. He's simply to wrong color to be playin the game of golf so well.

Fellow PGA pros speak out on Tiger Woods: 'A phony and a fake'

By Jay Busbee

This is how bad it's getting for Tiger Woods: even his fellow pros are now starting to speak out against him.

First it was Jesper Parnevik expressing his frustration and disappointment, saying he "probably thought [Woods] was a better guy than he is." But Parnevik's outrage is understandable, given that he was the one who initially introduced Elin Nordegren to Tiger Woods.

Now, however, two players with no apparent direct connection to the scandal are taking their shots at Tiger. Ben Crane, an eight-year pro with two wins on the PGA Tour, and Charles Warren, a six-year veteran of the PGA Tour, each sharply criticized Woods, on the record, in the current issue of Life & Style magazine. (Visor tip: Sports By Brooks)

"This is no surprise to anyone who knows Tiger," said Crane, pictured above. "He's a phony and a fake and he can't retain that squeaky-clean endorsement deal any longer."

Crane also hinted that Elin Woods could have known all about Woods' alleged extramarital activities. "She's no fool," he said, and speculated that she possibly "turned a blind eye because of the money and the kids and the lifestyle he provides."


Patricia Hannigan said...

I think there definitely is a racial component to some of the criticism of Tiger Woods. It's not being discussed at all however as it can't be proved and the minute someone would try to bring it up they'd be accused of pulling "the race card".

Herbert Weaver said...

It does sound like the old story of black guy getting rich in sports, being celebrated by everybody, then getting pulled back down for the entertainment of the public. It's been going on ever since Joe Lewis.

Stimpson said...

Yes, race is a factor here, and Tiger Woods's infidelity really is a private matter.

But there is a class dimension to this, as well. Could a working-class drive his car into a fire hydrant and tree, and then get away with telling the cops he won't talk to them about it?

TRUTH 101 said...

Race? Well, yeah. There are always those that want to blame misbehavior on race. Those people are idiots.

I can't say I blame anyone for being disappointed in Woods' behavior after all his facade of family man.
I don't have a problem with him being made sport of given his hypocrisy.