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Tigerís good-guy image manufactured from start
NY Post ^ | 11/30/09 | PHIL MUSHNICK

Posted on 11/30/2009 2:14:55 PM PST by OldDeckHand

We ca never allow it to be only what it is. Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer in the history of the game. We can’t stop there. No, he’s also the world’s greatest human.

And to suggest anything less means you’re the one with the problem. Hmmm, perhaps you even have a problem with the color of Tiger’s skin. Team Tiger, you may recall, dropped that hint, early.

So if you know what’s good for you, stick with the story, especially you TV guys: Greatest golfer, greatest human. Got it? Now don’t forget it.

But the world’s greatest golfer has a lot in common with all of us. He has character flaws. We’re just not supposed to know that the world’s greatest human is human.

NBC News’ Kristen Dahlgren on Saturday, described Woods as the man with the “golden touch and sterling reputation.” Of course, she did. Why would she think or report otherwise?

It comes as thin surprise that Woods and Team Woods have been less than cooperative with authorities in the three days following his 2:25 a.m. domestic car wreck/whatever the heck happened. From the time he was 15, he was taught to beat the rules.

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Excellent article on the fabrication of America's sports heroes, as suggested by "the invisib1e hand".
1 posted on 11/30/2009 2:14:56 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

I remembet that Nike PC Ad and had the barf bag out. I heard similiar stories about what a jerk Tiger’s caddie is but two huge ego jerks together make a great “pair”.


2 posted on 11/30/2009 2:19:35 PM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

I really can’t give a rip about this guy. Too many other more important things going on beyond Tiger.


3 posted on 11/30/2009 2:22:32 PM PST by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: OldDeckHand

‘fabrication of America’s sports heroes’

Sad that America puts athletes up as heroes. Clearly, we are the real frauds.


4 posted on 11/30/2009 2:22:47 PM PST by BGHater (America is a Kakistocracy.)
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To: OldDeckHand

These morons are making me sympathetic again towards Woods. I couldn’t care less about his personal life and as long as Woods and his wife are not brawling all the time, I think the state of FL should leave them alone. Having a fight now and then is hardly unusual for couples.


5 posted on 11/30/2009 2:25:36 PM PST by JLS
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To: OldDeckHand

It is pretty lame to start piling on Tiger. Of course he is human. I pray for him and his family to work out these issues.


6 posted on 11/30/2009 2:27:16 PM PST by Always Right
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To: OldDeckHand

substitute tiger with Obama. talk about manufactured hero!


7 posted on 11/30/2009 2:27:44 PM PST by sappy (PeLIEsiSucks)
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To: OldDeckHand

They just love to build them up and then cut ‘em down when they prove to be human. It is all about ratings, they could give a hang for these humans except for the income they are able to generate using their names.


8 posted on 11/30/2009 2:28:12 PM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: BGHater
Sad that America puts athletes up as heroes. Clearly, we are the real frauds.

The cult of celebrity is the modern form of idolatry. Nowadays, the images aren't carved in stone, and the communicants don't offer goats and chickens, but the new idolatry works the same way as the old.

9 posted on 11/30/2009 2:28:36 PM PST by thulldud (It HAS happened here!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Whatever Woods is or isn’t, this mush from the SludgeMedia says nothing other than they think they have a gotcha story.


10 posted on 11/30/2009 2:28:49 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: JLS
"Having a fight now and then is hardly unusual for couples."

Bruises, cuts, scratches, golf clubs through windows and wrecked automobile, fire hydrants and trees ending with an ambulance ride to the emergency room - what kind of couples are you hanging out with? Alec Baldwin, is that you?

11 posted on 11/30/2009 2:30:10 PM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: Colvin
I really can’t give a rip about this guy. Too many other more important things going on beyond Tiger.

The important thing to remember is that the article is as much about liberal fabrication and political correctness. Tiger, Obama, minorities and liberals in general? All untouchable and far more worthy of praise (and protection) than the rest of us.

12 posted on 11/30/2009 2:31:49 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Always Right
It is pretty lame to start piling on Tiger.

I suggest you ask Fuzzy Zoeller about it.

13 posted on 11/30/2009 2:33:03 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: tiki

Team Tiger is much to blame for all the attention on what happened as the media. Tiger earns earns huge amounts of money for endorsements, has his own tournament already named after him, and used his fame to get a Congressional earmark for his center in Orange County, (yes we ponied up for his Tiger Woods Learning Center). The cost of all this fame is you lose your privacy in today’s culture. If he wanted a more private life he could of just played golf but no he wanted to be one of the most recognizable names in sports.


14 posted on 11/30/2009 2:34:47 PM PST by C19fan
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To: OldDeckHand

Because Woods had a fight with his wife, he’s suddenly an awful guy?


15 posted on 11/30/2009 2:36:18 PM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: thulldud
"Nowadays, the images aren't carved in stone, and the communicants don't offer goats and chickens, but the new idolatry works the same way as the old."

I think that's right. It's just not in today's modern society, where the ubiquity and saturation of the media is so complete, but it goes back centuries. Before the sports stars of th 20th century, we had the outlaws of the wild west. And before that, we had the Indians and the men who chased them. And before that - for an all too brief period - we had actually heroes, the Founding Fathers and the Generals of the American Revolution.

16 posted on 11/30/2009 2:37:43 PM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: popdonnelly

“Because Woods had a fight with his wife, he’s suddenly an awful guy?”

That’s what I was thinking....


17 posted on 11/30/2009 2:40:41 PM PST by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: popdonnelly
"Because Woods had a fight with his wife, he’s suddenly an awful guy?"

Well, I'm not sure if I'd put it quite as benignly as that. But, be that as it may, no it doesn't make him an awful guy. But, as the author of the piece points out, it makes him something quite contrary to what the media and commercial establishment wanted us to believe he was - perfect.

Whatever problems Tiger and his Wife faced last week, he's only compounding them now. There's a a sentiment of populist outrage in America right now - rich people getting away with things the average wouldn't. While an attorney would tell him to keep his mouth shut, in the long run, that might be the worse decision he could make.

18 posted on 11/30/2009 2:41:19 PM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Tiger strikes me as being similar to the late Ted Williams in his total dedication to his craft. Nobody would seriously want to emulate Ted Williams in anything but his ability to hit a baseball. His personal life was a disaster and he could really nurse a grudge — just ask any sportswriter.


19 posted on 11/30/2009 2:42:30 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: OldDeckHand

I know nothing of golf, and less about Tiger, but the passion the media has for deifying their black heroes sounds familiar.


20 posted on 11/30/2009 2:43:45 PM PST by pallis
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To: OldDeckHand; BGHater
I don't follow golf so I don't know much about Tiger Woods. I really don't care about him. Or any other "professional" playing a kids game. I don't see the point of "pro" sports of any kind and I certainly don't consider any of these guys "heroes". Sgt. York was a hero, Audie Murphy was one too. We have had lots American heroes. Tiger Woods is no hero. We have many heroes on the ground in far away places, risking their lives. We have heroes in blue and heroes fighting fires. But a guy knocking a little ball around? Hero? No way.

The best thing I can conjure up about this Tiger Woods "thing", whatever it is, is that I've seen pictures of his wife and if he does not want her anymore or she does not want him I'm certainly available. She can give me a call.

22 posted on 11/30/2009 2:49:41 PM PST by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: Always Right

Statement from Tiger Woods

11/29/09

As you all know, I had a single-car accident earlier this week, and sustained some injuries. I have some cuts, bruising and right now I'm pretty sore.

This situation is my fault, and it's obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I'm human and I'm not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn't happen again.

This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way. Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible.

The only person responsible for the accident is me. My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.

This incident has been stressful and very difficult for Elin, our family and me. I appreciate all the concern and well wishes that we have received. But, I would also ask for some understanding that my family and I deserve some privacy no matter how intrusive some people can be.

23 posted on 11/30/2009 2:50:21 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Colvin

I agree with you fully. I was just saying the world is a mess with our dear leader and the climate hoax and they write about a made up man. We are so ......


24 posted on 11/30/2009 2:50:48 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: Always Right
Tiger Woods 911 Call
25 posted on 11/30/2009 2:51:24 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Sorry, I don’t know that anything other than a car accident happened. And I suspect neither do you.


26 posted on 11/30/2009 2:53:06 PM PST by JLS
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To: OldDeckHand

So, how many of the POS journalist’s have trashed THEIR wives? Hmmm?


27 posted on 11/30/2009 2:53:27 PM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: JLS

If Woods called 911, HE MADE it police business. With all the bad publicity surrounding domestic beefs, and potential law suits, cops have to respond, and investigate. It’s usually in the R&Ps. Hell, when I was an ADA, the County Exec issued an order that in ANY charge of domestic abuse, an arrest HAD to be made.

Believe me, the calls cops like handling least are domestics.


28 posted on 11/30/2009 2:53:55 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Always Right

Tiger unable to play in Chevron World Challenge

Injuries from car crash to prevent his participation
11/30/2009

Due to injuries sustained in a one-car accident last week, Tiger Woods will be unable to play in the 2009 Chevron World Challenge.

"I am extremely disappointed that I will not be at my tournament this week," Woods said. "I am certain it will be an outstanding event and I'm very sorry that I can't be there."

"We support Tiger's decision and are confident the strong field and excellent course will provide an exciting week of competition at the Chevron World Challenge, said Greg McLaughlin, Tiger Woods Foundation President & CEO

Woods will not participate in any other tournaments in 2009 and will return to action next year.

29 posted on 11/30/2009 2:54:09 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Always Right

Reputed 'Other Woman' Denies Affair with Tiger Woods

By Michael Y. Park
Monday November 30, 2009 08:00 AM EST

The so-called "other woman" whose name has surfaced in the wake of Tiger Woods's accident has hired a high-profile celebrity lawyer and issued an adamant denial of any relationship with the golfing champ.

"I did not have any involvement with him [Woods]," Rachel Uchitel told E! News. "Whatever was written in the Enquirer was not said by me, it was said by two people that claimed they were friends of mine, but they're not." She added: "I am overwhelmed, so I hired Gloria Allred to handle the situation. I don't want to get this much attention, and I wish everybody would leave me alone."

30 posted on 11/30/2009 2:54:49 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: All
Just so everyone knows... ya don't need an attorney to refuse to talk to the police. But, if the police are pressing you, then you might want to get one. Otherwise, never talk to the police under any circumstances...

And with the police always looking for a charge to put on someone (Hey! It's their job... LOL...), the best advice that you or I or anyone can get is to never ever talk to the police under any circumstances, anywhere at anytime...

Talking to the Police by Professor James Duane

Professor James Duane’s now famous 5th Amendment lecture - popularly known as “Don’t talk to the police!” - has amassed a considerable internet following. The lecture, given as part of Regent Law School’s spring preview weekend.

31 posted on 11/30/2009 2:55:34 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: OldDeckHand
A partial quote from a news article...

[ ... ]

Woods met Florida's legal requirement by providing police with his driver's license, car registration and proof of insurance, and is not obliged to volunteer medical records, video from home security cameras or anything else investigators might want, prominent Florida lawyer Roy Black said.

"Any lawyer with a brain in their head is not going to allow him to talk to the police because nothing good can come of talking to the police," said Black, who defended William Kennedy Smith, a member of America's Kennedy clan, against a rape charge, and radio host Rush Limbaugh in a drug fraud case.

Woods said in a written statement on Sunday that the accident was his fault and was "obviously embarrassing to my family and me." He called irresponsible the "many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me."

[ ... ]

The Florida Highway Patrol said it had not made any comments on Woods' medical information, an apparent reference to a published report that investigators were seeking a search warrant for the hospital where the golfer was treated to obtain his medical records.

[ ... ]


32 posted on 11/30/2009 2:56:33 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: OldDeckHand
Fires, burns, cuts, frying pans, knives - what kind of people are YOU hanging out with?!

Answer: chefs. =P

Waka waka waka!

33 posted on 11/30/2009 2:56:40 PM PST by cdbull23 (What's going on in my brain? Check it out: www.cainsbrain.com)
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To: OldDeckHand

Looks like Phil Mushnick (haha) is a typical leftard, jealous of a successful self-made man.


34 posted on 11/30/2009 2:57:10 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us. Pray for America.)
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To: PzLdr
If Woods called 911, HE MADE it police business.

Not necessarily. He caused some damage to a neighbor's property & a city fire hydrant. NOT reporting the accident would have been a violation in and of itself.

35 posted on 11/30/2009 2:57:45 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: JLS

Not sure of the circumstances exactly but it seems the little lady from Swedan whooped the worlds greatest golfer


36 posted on 11/30/2009 2:57:54 PM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go.)
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To: PzLdr

I see so you are admitting to being one of the bad guys who are undermining the US by undermining marriage. Aren’t you proud.


37 posted on 11/30/2009 2:58:05 PM PST by JLS
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To: OldDeckHand

I’ve always been a Phil Mickelson fan myself. Maybe because he’s a southpaw, or because he and his family seem fairly grounded. One wonders what Eldrick would have done if wifey was in the same boat as Phil’s wife last year?

Oh, and just because Mr. Woods can’t compete in “his” tournament this week, why can’t he show up to watch over things? If it means so much to him, you’d think he’d have the decency to put in an appearance.


38 posted on 11/30/2009 2:58:22 PM PST by ssaftler (Borg Queen Obama: Resistance is futile!)
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To: pallis

Tiger is not a “black hero.”


39 posted on 11/30/2009 2:58:45 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us. Pray for America.)
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To: JLS
"Sorry, I don’t know that anything other than a car accident happened. And I suspect neither do you."

Please contact me immediately. I have won the lottery, but do to extenuating circumstances, I am unable to collect the money directly. If you send me a certified check, made payable to "cash", I will happily send you my winning ticket. Thank you for gullibility understanding.

40 posted on 11/30/2009 2:59:07 PM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: OldDeckHand
Here's an interesting comment in an article...

"If we're unable to meet with him, we'll move on with our investigation," Montes said. But she called the delays "very unusual, because it's such a minor accident."

Now, if the police are saying that this kind of delay is very unusual for "such a minor accident" -- then by inference and conclusion, I would say that the "charges" could only be "minor" too.... LOL...

41 posted on 11/30/2009 2:59:41 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: tiki

Amen, tiki, this is what it’s about for the media -— and it’s a flaw of human nature -— to build someone up to heights of fame and fortune and then make sport of bringing them down. It’s ugly.


42 posted on 11/30/2009 3:00:33 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us. Pray for America.)
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To: buccaneer81

Tiger is not a “minority.”


43 posted on 11/30/2009 3:01:44 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us. Pray for America.)
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To: PzLdr
You were saying ...

If Woods called 911, HE MADE it police business.

Well, I guess since he didn't make the 911 call, by your statement it's not police business then? :-)

Tiger Woods 911 Call

44 posted on 11/30/2009 3:02:28 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: JLS; PzLdr
"I see so you are admitting to being one of the bad guys who are undermining the US by undermining marriage. Aren’t you proud."

Investigating and prosecuting instances of domestic violence is undermining marriage? Wow, that is some twisted logic.

45 posted on 11/30/2009 3:02:52 PM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: Tallguy

Tiger is not a redhead.
(Just kiddin’ ya.)


46 posted on 11/30/2009 3:03:26 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us. Pray for America.)
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To: La Enchiladita
Tiger is not a “minority.”

He said he's a "Cablanasian" ;-)

47 posted on 11/30/2009 3:04:10 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: OldDeckHand

I don’t think Woods himself has ever self promoted to do more than make money.

Being called a “hero” by the media is not something you want done, because as soon as they build you up, they will try to tear you down.

I remember Charles Barkley, who got loud and upset at even the suggestion that he might be a “role model”. He insisted that he was in it for the money, that anyone who thought he was a role model was an idiot, and those trying to make him into a role model were double idiots. It was a respectable snarl, and I thought better of him for it.

Well, Woods is in the same boat, and even more so. To start with, he *is* a superb golfer, and has changed the game forever. Plus, he too has been cautious not to be subverted to the purposes of scoundrels, namely Bill Clinton, who did everything he could to try and glom on to Woods fame like a lamprey.

By making a huge amount of money, which he has been judicious with, I might add, he understood that he is now the target of every ambitious scoundrel, con-artist and potential litigant in the world. We can but hope that he has a bullet proof prenuptial agreement with the Swedish woman he married.

I would not be surprised if “the other woman” figured that she could take him for a sucker, as she has seemingly done so with other celebrities in the past. And, of course, the police would be thrilled to be involved with busting either a big name like Woods or his wife, or both.

Yes, he is a target, and he knows it. So to those who criticize him, especially ink-stained wretch journalists, it is best to consider how well *they* could golf a game, before trying to tear down someone who has remade the game.


48 posted on 11/30/2009 3:05:07 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: OldDeckHand
People knowing how to play the system isn't new. It's sad, but not surprising. What bothers me the most is that, when exposed, it's either looked upon with apathy or admiration. People who figure out a way to circumvent rules shouldn't be admired. Wrong is wrong regardless of who does it, how much talent they possess, how hard they work or any other attempt at rationalization.
49 posted on 11/30/2009 3:05:26 PM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: OldDeckHand
I could give a rat's a$$ about Tiger's personal life.He IS the best golfer I have ever seen. Athletes are like the rest of us - human beings with all of our flaws.Some are genuinely nice human beings like Stan Musial, Kurt Warner, Albert Pujols and some had a reputation for being jerks like Ty Cobb, Ted Williams,Barry Bonds...
50 posted on 11/30/2009 3:05:26 PM PST by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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