February 19, 2010

Thoughts on Tiger

A few scattered thoughts:

- I'm still not entirely clear why Tiger Woods needs to apologize to anyone other than his wife. I also don't see why he needs to step forward and endure an extended episode of self-flagellation. I also don't believe for a second that he's a sex addict- he's a guy who likes to get laid, who's going through the motions of rehab because he doesn't want to get divorced.

- At this point, I would just like for Tiger to return to golf, and I don't want to hear from any more sportswriters who seek to remind us, every single day, how ashamed we should all be to be sports fans. And I reiterate my position that when all is said and done for Tiger's career, the sex scandal will be a mere footnote.

- This would've been a better idea, Part I: "Tiger Woods Returns to Sex"

- This would've been a better idea, Part II: From a Chuck Klosterman/Bill Simmons chat on ESPN.com, six years ago, as they debated the most shocking thing that could possibly happen in sports:

If Tiger Woods called a press conference and then (a.) retired from golf, (b.) said he was gay, (c.) made several casual anti-Semitic remarks, (d.) punched a female golf reporter in the face, and then (e.) refused to comment on any of these issues (to anyone) ever again ... that would be pretty shocking.
Tiger, of course, did none of the above. But if he'd done any of the four, it would've been much more interesting than the press conference that actually happened.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 19, 2010 04:01 PM
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