Hold That Tiger…Ramble

Tiger Woods’ announcement to take a break from golf is sad.  I don’t personally know him or his wife or what their relationship is to each other. The other woman that have come out to me are spotlight seekers. Did they really like Tiger? Why step forward to be painted as ‘the other woman’? Do they care that the Woods have young children? Unlike The Gosselins, the Woods are not prone to live out their private matters through the media.

When Britney Spears got married in Vegas, I remember waking up to Danielle on Z100 (I haven’t listened to the morning shows since then) screaming that she owed “us” the public an explaination. Why? There are plenty of celebs out there who remain out of the public eye unless they are doing charity work, promoting their work or walking a red carpet. We all know now that Britney was on a slippery slope at that point, her every move documented to sell papers.

Tiger is now taking a break from the way he makes his living and provides for his family. When Kobe Byrant was accused of rape and now has the number one selling jersey in the NBA. Rape vs. consensual sex among adults… Kobe vs. Tiger. Several of Tiger’s famous atheletic friends like Magic Johnson have been on talkshows saying Tiger should have come out in the beginning and apologized. He has, it’s just been through his website because that’s his way, not your way, not the way that is demanded. He’s not an elected politician like John Edwards.

Do we make too much of these affairs in America? The French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been divorced twice and is now married to Carla Bruni. I think it’s hard enough to have a relationship and deal with the surrounding immediate forces like family members. Can you imagine what it would be like to have the whole world zooming in on your unhappiness? It’s the holidays…the most wonderful time of the year.

My heart goes out to your family Tiger even if you are a dog, your wife and children don’t deserve to be dragged through the mud, certainly we don’t need to hear 911 calls and see your mother-in-law on a gurney. Nor for that matter did we need to see Michael Jackson on a gurney. Peace on earth, good will to all.


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