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Tiger Worship
Opinipundit ^ | 10/9/11 | traderrob

Posted on 10/09/2011 7:30:30 AM PDT by traderrob6

Foxsports has this headline: Tiger still in hunt at Frys. How ridiculous is that, he barely made the cut and is presently tied for 38th. The only think he's "in the hunt" for is the parking lot.

This reminds me of the infatuation of the media with Obama. It doesn't matter how terrible his performance is, he's still just wonderful.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: golf; loveaffair; obama; tiger
Foxsports page: http://msn.foxsports.com/golf
1 posted on 10/09/2011 7:30:32 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

Kinda like the medias Steve Jobs worship.


2 posted on 10/09/2011 7:40:41 AM PDT by ully2
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To: traderrob6

Rush Limbaugh once devoted an entire show—all three hours—to praising Woods. I wonder if he still fawns over him?


3 posted on 10/09/2011 7:46:12 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: traderrob6

No worries, Tiger will mount a charge to 37th and we will every one of his shots.


4 posted on 10/09/2011 7:50:47 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: traderrob6

Pic of TW is on the Yahoo Golf page, of course. The storyline says “Tiger Woods showed flashes of his former self on Saturday, but is too far behind to have a realistic chance to win.” In reality, he shot an undistinguished first round of 73 and is 9 strokes off the lead! Check out the video of the spoiled prima donna throwing his driver after a 161 yard tee shot.

http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/blog/devil_ball_golf/post/Video-Tiger-Woods-made-cut-but-did-not-like-th;_ylt=AjJCxxM0ZsTktosIH3P10SsogsUF?urn=golf-wp6231


5 posted on 10/09/2011 7:53:12 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: traderrob6

He is not playing well, but over the course of a pretty long career he has been a golf phenom. “Past their sale date” athletes and “personalities” are used to sell things all the time.

He may lacking in the character area, but he’s a golf great for sure.

And, it’s not like he tortured dogs or bet on the game for instance.


6 posted on 10/09/2011 7:55:55 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: traderrob6
Relax. Tiger Woods was within 3 shots of the lead at that point. The headline has been revised. One of the all time biggest names in golf will make headlines when he does well, and when he stumbles. It is a fact of life.

There is nothing to like about Tiger's personal life. However, Tiger will always be known for his once exceptional golf game. Many people yearn to see his game return to top tier again. Tiger at his best was awe inspiring for golf fans.

7 posted on 10/09/2011 7:56:23 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: SuzyQue
it’s not like he tortured dogs or bet on the game for instance.

Good point.

8 posted on 10/09/2011 7:58:39 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: traderrob6

Tiger Woods was a star until the PGA started steroid testing. After that, he flamed out. He’s the Brady Anderson of golf.


9 posted on 10/09/2011 8:04:08 AM PDT by namvolunteer (We draw the Congressional districts this time)
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To: NautiNurse

The headline is still up and a -3 yesterday was not an extraordinary round.

Look at the whole page 2 of the 3 video story’s are on Tiger.

He’s rated 60 something in the world for crying out loud, he doesn’t rate the attention let alone the media man crush.


10 posted on 10/09/2011 8:05:45 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

ESPN is the worst at worshipping sports stars. I can hardly watch ESPN anymore because of that. Whether it’s Tiger, or Lebron, or Kobe, or Vick, or Jeter.....and if there are no Yankees or Phillies or any East Coast team in the baseball playoffs, you can forget about getting any real coverage for your “flyover” team.


11 posted on 10/09/2011 8:09:53 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: namvolunteer

Tiger could always do porn movies or sell sexual aids on cable. ;-)


12 posted on 10/09/2011 8:32:14 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: traderrob6

It’s a shame your nose is out of joint this Sunday because of a golfer. I wish you all the best.


13 posted on 10/09/2011 8:47:14 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: traderrob6

Same thing with Michael Vick and Donovan McNabbit.


14 posted on 10/09/2011 9:27:51 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: NautiNurse

Au contraire, I’m having a wonderful Sunday but thanks for your concern.


15 posted on 10/09/2011 11:20:05 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: SuzyQue

I agree, he is a golf phenom.

I also think he inspired people to take up the game. I know it is an expensive sport but it is something one can do well into retirement....I live across from a golf course , I don’t golf myself but I sure enjoy the beauty of the greens.

Tiger went from the great golfer with a wife and two kids to woman coming out of the woodwork selling their stories to anyone who would listen. It all has to take a toll on him personally and professionally...and yes he made his bed and now he has to lie in it, no pun intended.....


16 posted on 10/09/2011 11:28:09 AM PDT by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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To: traderrob6

TV ratings for golf tournaments are nearly double when Tiger’s in it than the same tournament if he isn’t. Everybody likes money, and pimping Tiger makes the networks plenty of it.


17 posted on 10/09/2011 11:31:34 AM PDT by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: Kimmers

Agreed, Kimmers, but that wasn’t my point.

I think I was going more for a glass house/cast the first stone kinda thing. At least I am now after reading the other comments on this thread.


18 posted on 10/09/2011 11:45:53 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: SuzyQue

I know that wasn’t your point but then I started rambling and sorry for the rambles....agree on the glass house/cast the first stone....sad for his kids.....


19 posted on 10/09/2011 1:39:10 PM PDT by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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To: Kimmers

I guess I did too. I’m having trouble finding myself defending Tiger Woods, but there you go.


20 posted on 10/09/2011 2:19:37 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Kimmers
he made his bed and now he has to lie in it

My old Granny liked to twist that around a little, with "You buttered your bread, now sleep in it".

21 posted on 10/09/2011 2:35:02 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: SuzyQue; Kimmers

The point of this thread was NOT to chatise Tiger Woods for his past behavior disgusting as it may have been. In the arena of sports there have been far worse.

My intention was to highlight the fact that the media is still unbelievably enamoured with a man that hasn’t won a tournament in 2 years, he’s ranked 60th+ among world players and may never have another significant win yet the media continue to treat him as though he’s rated #1 in the world and winning tournaments right and left.

Affirmative action for has been golfers? Who knows but I do know one thing for sure, In the 30 years that I’ve followed the PGA, no golfer has received the positive press regardless of performance that Tiger Woods has enjoyed....Not even close.


22 posted on 10/09/2011 3:33:34 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: SuzyQue

23 posted on 10/09/2011 9:57:28 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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