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Tiger Won't Succumb to Political Pressure
FOXNews.com ^ | Thursday, April 25, 2002 | By Radley Balko

Posted on 04/25/2002 10:31:46 AM PDT by rwfok

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:33:17 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

When Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship in 2000, the mutterings began.

Like all black athletes with "crossover" appeal, whispers echoed on about "tradeoffs" and "giving back," and about it being time Tiger developed a "social conscience."

A handful of sports pundits, including USA Todayís Jon Saraceno and one Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist, began the drumbeat: Itís time Tiger use his face and his personality to hock progressive causes.


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1 posted on 04/25/2002 10:31:46 AM PDT by rwfok
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To: rwfok
Tiger Woods is a class act regardless of his politics.
2 posted on 04/25/2002 10:34:34 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: rwfok
So why do athletes tend to lean right? My guess is because in sports, merit reigns supreme. There are no quotas or affirmative action policies to ensure that the NBA, the NFL or Major League Baseball "look like America."

Sport is uncompromisingly results-oriented. Outcomes are based on performance and efficacy is measured in cold, cold statistics. There are no championship rings for "most diverse offensive line" or "most multicultural starting rotation." Field an inferior team and you’ll lose. It’s that simple. It doesn’t matter what feel-good politics caused you to put your particular lineup on the field.

Great article. I enjoyed it immensely.

3 posted on 04/25/2002 10:37:08 AM PDT by Gophack
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To: rwfok
"Progressive" of course means liberal.

NOT true! In the early 1900's communism was having a hard time getting a foothold in the USA. Progressive was substituted for the word communism to make it more palatable for the sheep.

Progressive means Communist. Communists invented the word as used in the political sense.

4 posted on 04/25/2002 10:37:34 AM PDT by eFudd
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Tiger Woods is a class act regardless of his politics.

Not really. Did you hear what he screamed on national TV as he teed off on the 2nd hole of the Masters?

5 posted on 04/25/2002 10:39:59 AM PDT by AUgrad
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Did you hear what he screamed on national TV as he teed off on the 2nd hole of the Masters?

Dingell-Norwood?

6 posted on 04/25/2002 10:42:56 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: rwfok
This is kind of humorous considering Tiger doesn't really consider himself to be "black".
7 posted on 04/25/2002 10:43:07 AM PDT by FreeTally
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To: rwfok
Nothing makes a Republican out of you faster than seeing the tax bite on your income. These athletes make good money, and they want to keep it just as much as the rest of us do.
8 posted on 04/25/2002 10:43:29 AM PDT by blau993
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To: AUgrad
Did you hear what he screamed on national TV as he teed off on the 2nd hole of the Masters?

Let me take a guess that it was approximately the same thing I have been known to holler as my ball slices off toward the woods.

9 posted on 04/25/2002 10:45:56 AM PDT by blau993
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To: rwfok
Great article, thanks for posting.
10 posted on 04/25/2002 10:46:13 AM PDT by agrace
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To: FreeTally
Tiger Woods is more Asian than he is black. His mother is Thai, making Tiger 50% Asian, while his father is a mixture of black and white, making Tiger something less than 50% black.
11 posted on 04/25/2002 10:46:56 AM PDT by Ed_in_LA
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my 'tiger' won't cave either

he tells PETA to shove it as he slaps the rodents around!

12 posted on 04/25/2002 10:48:24 AM PDT by rockfish59
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To: AUgrad
Did you hear what he screamed on national TV as he teed off on the 2nd hole of the Masters?

You obviously didn't hear him two years ago at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (on Saturday morning no less). That series of expletives eclipsed this year's Masters by a long shot.

(To be fair, I'm very glad that I'm not miked on those few occasions that I golf.)

13 posted on 04/25/2002 10:49:17 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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The irony is I bet Tiger Woods spends very little time thinking about race, unlike the "progressives".

Who's the racist then?

14 posted on 04/25/2002 10:50:34 AM PDT by shadowman99
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Tiger IS a class act...and what a talent. He also has a mind of his own. I remember when the Slixter tried to get him to do a photo op at the White House and Tiger told 'em "No Thanks".
15 posted on 04/25/2002 10:51:04 AM PDT by evad
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To: AUgrad
Um, No, what was it?
16 posted on 04/25/2002 10:51:12 AM PDT by denfurb
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Did you hear what he screamed on national TV as he teed off on the 2nd hole of the Masters?

Dingell-Norwood?

ROTFLMAO

17 posted on 04/25/2002 10:51:13 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: eFudd
Communists did not invent the word progressive and until this century hated and fought the Progressive Party as it existed in this country. Or do you pretend The Ole Bullmoose was a communist?

Only around the 30s was the word expropriated by Marxists.

18 posted on 04/25/2002 10:51:24 AM PDT by justshutupandtakeit
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To: AUgrad
Thats just bad golf etiquette.... I do that same thing and i dont consider myself to be classless.
20 posted on 04/25/2002 10:52:41 AM PDT by smith288
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