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Time for tame Tiger Woods to say sorry and begin rehabbing image before rejoing [sic] PGA
New York Daily News ^ | 02/18/10 | Mike Lupica

Posted on 02/18/2010 7:46:11 AM PST by OldDeckHand

When Tiger Woods sits down in Florida Friday with "friends, colleagues and close associates," he won't really be there to make amends, as his agent suggested Wednesday.

Woods will be coming back to launch a new, 2010 version of Tiger Woods, the same as if he were launching this year's version of his video game.

Woods doesn't want to take questions, so he won't, because he's still Tiger Woods.

But all husbands caught cheating - just once - probably wish they could find this soft a place to land.

The agent, an overbearing and wildly overrated huckster named Mark Steinberg, also said Woods plans to apologize for his behavior.

I'm sorry, didn't he do that about 10 girlfriends ago?

If speaking this way is the best Woods can do, he should skip us and go directly to the golf course.

It is the only place where he has ever been fascinating, until the world found out he could be just as fascinating cheating on his wife.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: accenture; cheater; golf; pga; tigerwoods; woods
In the big scheme of things, Tiger Woods' story really isn't all that important, but it is entertaining. He should have opened it up to the media, answered every question and then never spoken about it again. Just rip it off clean, like a band-aid and be done with it. This is one of the few times I agree with Lupica, about anything.

Incidentally, the title's spelling error is the NYDN's. Their editors must be on vacation.

1 posted on 02/18/2010 7:46:12 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Is the PGA going to suspend Tiger?


2 posted on 02/18/2010 7:47:53 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: frogjerk

Why would they suspend him? He’s the money-maker for the PGA.


3 posted on 02/18/2010 7:50:34 AM PST by sarasota
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To: OldDeckHand
Tiger should just go back to golf. The first few tournaments,he will have to put up with some idiot hecklers, but buy returning to life this will die down.

The secrecy of hiding out makes for nothing but tabloid bait.

4 posted on 02/18/2010 7:53:19 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: frogjerk

A white Tiger Woods would be ignored by the MSM. “Golf? Who cares. Oh, black guy! MEDIA!!!”

He’s sorry alright. Sorry he got caught.


5 posted on 02/18/2010 7:53:33 AM PST by TigerBait
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To: frogjerk
"Is the PGA going to suspend Tiger?"

Not in a million years. Woods could get caught standing on the 18th green with a dead hooker and a pound of blow, and he still wouldn't get suspended. He's the PGA's meal-ticket.

Plus, there's nothing criminal about being a philanderer, at least not anymore.

6 posted on 02/18/2010 7:56:20 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand
He only needs to apologize to his family really imho. Yes he can and will say he is sorry to his fans that held him up as a role model ect, but he owes nothing to the media, nothing whatsoever.

He embarrassed his wife terribly, to answer stupid questions from hostile media does not show respect for his family. What are they going to ask if given the chance? You know the answer!

A statement saying he apologizes to his fans, is more than enough, if I was advising him I would tell him to just as it appears he is going to do. He should conclude his statement by saying he is not going to address this ever again, its a family matter that will be kept private.

He doesn`t need to do any more than that!

I would also echo Brit Hume`s advice, that Tiger ask Jesus in to his life, oh ya and to vote for Sarah Palin!

7 posted on 02/18/2010 7:56:42 AM PST by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN or BUST.)
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To: OldDeckHand

This should be interesting if anything... Tiger Woods, Inc. trying to re-dupe the public with their tarred sh*t-sandwich. Maybe those mindless golf aficionados will buy it.. for me.... who cares?


8 posted on 02/18/2010 8:03:07 AM PST by Mashood
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Hopefully Tiger Woods will fade into obscurity. Any sport needs great role models and surely a new person, or group of persons who will rise to replace Woods.........and to reap the commercial endorsements.

9 posted on 02/18/2010 8:03:46 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: OldDeckHand
I think this February magazine cover show Tiger pretty much saying - F*** Off and mind your own business. But that's just me.

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10 posted on 02/18/2010 8:06:40 AM PST by Sax
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To: OldDeckHand

Why does anyone care what he does off the golf course?


11 posted on 02/18/2010 8:06:50 AM PST by dalereed
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To: OldDeckHand

This has to be the biggest non story story going right now. This is what ESPN specializes in. Making a story out of nothing. He’s going to read a statement apologizing about things we already know about. He’s not going to take questions.

Don’t insult our intelligence. If you’re going to hold a press conference, answer the questions. If not, then go out and play golf. I don’t want to hear media conceived machinations of how you’ve changed!!


12 posted on 02/18/2010 8:09:23 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: sarasota
Why would they suspend him?

Then why do they suspend other golfers for their off the course antics?

13 posted on 02/18/2010 8:11:12 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: frogjerk
Then why do they suspend other golfers for their off the course antics?

The expect them to act like Gentlemen. In fact to reinforce that they should create a Gentleman's Club. Attendance at the Gentleman's Club should be mandatory for all PGA members.

There, problem solved.

14 posted on 02/18/2010 8:15:28 AM PST by Sax
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To: dalereed
"Why does anyone care what he does off the golf course?"

Fair question. Because the guy has made over a billion dollars by coming into your home and selling everything from cars, to credit cards, to apparel, to razors to business consulting services by saying "This this product, because I'm Tiger Woods". So, people are going to ask the question, "Who's Tiger Woods". When people find out that "Tiger Woods" is a philandering, hooker buying, low-life reprobate, they may regret buying what he endorsed previously, and hesitant to buy what he endorses in the future.

When you make a living telling people what good in their lives - or what should be - you've willingly stopped being a private person, and started being a public person. You're fair game. His marriage - the sham that it was - was part of carefully crafted public image designed by the people who manage his image. When that image is a poor representation of the actual man, the hypocrisy and dishonesty become a story. Tiger Woods sold an image to the public as him being a family man. That image was a phony, and people want their money back.

That's not a paparazzi photo. That's a portrait put out by the Tiger Woods' media machine to craft his image and increase his marketability. That photo is a lie. People don't like liars.

15 posted on 02/18/2010 8:16:51 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

wonder if marxist Jeffrey Toobin has any comments too..

..screw the media, they are the scum on the scum morally


16 posted on 02/18/2010 8:17:46 AM PST by advertising guy (Consumer Of Confiscated LiqBSuers Czar)
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To: OldDeckHand

I don’t care whether he goes back to golf. I say that as someone who was a fan, but no longer. He can do whatever he wants, but I no longer respect him.


17 posted on 02/18/2010 8:19:48 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dalereed
Because he has used his squeaky clean image to sell products and become the Golden Boy of marketing.

Now as it all comes crashing down, the media is fuming that they will not be allowed in Tiger's presence while the Great One reads his proclamation.

Once he gets back on the course and out of his comfort zone, the press is gonna eat him alive. He is proving that even after all this, he still thinks he is above everyone else.

18 posted on 02/18/2010 8:24:28 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: OldDeckHand

Most Americans don’t appreciate BUMS posing as loving, humble fathers and husbands. Especially not when those people helped make the guy both wealthy and a folk hero. And MOST especially not when that bum plays golf—a GENTLEMAN’S game. Woods belongs in the NBA, not on a golf course.


19 posted on 02/18/2010 8:26:54 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: dalereed
"Why does anyone care what he does off the golf course?"

Best to pose that question first to his wife and to his commercials endorsees.

When the "role model" evaporates, so do many other things.
Ask Pee Wee Herman.

20 posted on 02/18/2010 8:39:19 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: OldDeckHand

I’ve never bought anything in my life because of advertising so maybe what you are saying just doesn’t make any sense to me.

I could care less what anyone does.


21 posted on 02/18/2010 8:40:12 AM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed
"I’ve never bought anything in my life because of advertising so maybe what you are saying just doesn’t make any sense to me."

Even so, clearly people do. If they didn't, companies wouldn't pay people like Tiger Woods hundreds of millions of dollars to endorse products. It must be an effective marketing tool.

22 posted on 02/18/2010 8:41:49 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: thefactor

I’ve watched him play golf but I couldn’t tell you anything that he tried to sell.

I couldn’t tell you what anything was trying to be sold by any person.


23 posted on 02/18/2010 8:42:05 AM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed

Good point. He doesn’t owe me an apology.


24 posted on 02/18/2010 8:43:42 AM PST by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: OldDeckHand
Tiger Woods is so incredibly sleazy that I wish for children’s sake he would just fade away. Even without the Tiger Woods sex tapes, stories of group sex, and jokes (likely a joke book forthcoming), he is forever tainted. This sociopath even out did Billy Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, and John Edwards combined as to number of mistresses at one time.
25 posted on 02/18/2010 8:50:16 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: OldDeckHand

Golf has to get like tennis. Loud crowd and vocal atmosphere. He would be run off the course. Golf is the “better then thou” game and fans have to be allowed to get into the game. IHMO>


26 posted on 02/18/2010 9:15:06 AM PST by Pit1
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To: OldDeckHand

Tiger doesn’t owe an apology to antone but his wife. And the whores, for dragging their name thru the mud.


27 posted on 02/18/2010 9:23:42 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: dalereed

Why does anyone care what he does off the golf course?

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You could help answer that question. You clicked into, read, and commented on a thread about what he does off the golf course.

Why do you, dalereed, care about what he does off the golf course. The answer you give us for yourself will likely be very similar to the rest of us.


28 posted on 02/18/2010 9:32:31 AM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

I clicked on it out of curiosity as to why anyone would give a damn.


29 posted on 02/18/2010 10:26:26 AM PST by dalereed
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To: OldDeckHand

fed up of hearing about him, he’s a bleeding golfer for crying out loud, that’s it but to hear this woman on fox talk you would think he was the second coming of Christ


30 posted on 02/19/2010 7:53:01 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: TigerBait

exactly

have you heard this woman on fox talking about him.

saying things like I can’t wait to see him and see what he looks like bla bla

I wish he would just shut up and disappear, and anyway who gives a flying crap about a golfer.

This is the problem with this country we have to many star struck fools and it’s the media who push this and the sheep follow


31 posted on 02/19/2010 7:54:31 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I’m just down the road from sawgrass and my wife said that we have our county police working there when they should be doing more useful stuff, we have traffic building up and all for what

a golfer, a frigging golfer and some are so star struck it’s pathetic.

FOX is being pathetic over this and this woman think is going to have an orgasm talking about this


32 posted on 02/19/2010 7:56:09 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: manc

you showed YOUR ass when you eard all golfers as WHO CARES ABOUT GOLFERS

I’m a golfer so BITE me


33 posted on 02/19/2010 7:58:05 AM PST by advertising guy (Consumer Of Confiscated Liquers Czar)
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yea who gives a flying crap about some dopey golfer who cheated.
yea you do

he’s just another dopey cheating rich celeb who got caught.

the problem in this country is that we have too many star stuck love ins with rich celebs

I do boxing and love the sport but even if I saw Manny P or mayweather walking down the road I would still ignore him.

Think of it you’re famous, you have money and you have these dopey star stuck groupies chasing you all the time.
I know I would laugh at them and think get a life or sort your life out

what a joke all of this is.

meanwhile in other news Iran is getting nukes, obama is looking to force Govt take over of health care, we have two wars going on and people dying but no stop the press, Tiger is going to talk

ARF
pathetic


34 posted on 02/19/2010 8:11:43 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: manc

FU


35 posted on 02/19/2010 8:12:28 AM PST by advertising guy (Consumer Of Confiscated Liquers Czar)
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To: advertising guy

F### me you say because I think it’s pathetic that we have some love star struck groupies hanging on to every word of his

pathetic, he’s a rich celeb golfer , a human being , he’s not God or nothing and for the comment about F### me then are you anywhere near me right now, I’m in st augustine near where your lover tiger is right now.
If not then I bet you might be coming to sawgrass which is near me so tell you what

tell me to F### me when you come here t my face tough guy

infact I am right at the world golf village, just two miles from there

I can be there in two mins if you like


36 posted on 02/19/2010 8:17:04 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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