Anyone can make mistakes. However, not everybody sells their *
IMAGE * for Millions and millions of dollars...CHOOSING to portray themselves as
"UPRIGHT" "HONEST" "FAITHFUL"ETC,ETC, ETC.Tiger has built an
image that tells the WORLD...BUY what I suggest. Purchase items and ideas I
endorse, BECAUSE I am TRUSTWORTHY. He is NOT faithful, he is NOT
trustworthy, he is NOT honest, he is NOT upright, NOT a good father, NOT a good
husband. So WHY should we pay him Millions based on THAT image?
Yes, he's a great golfer. So FREAKING what?There are
millions of DADS and HUSBANDS that are faithful, that ARE good, that ARE
honest.You men, your reward is yours everyday, and greater rewards
await! The millions of $ dollars only mean it is much harder to get into
heaven!God bless the unheralded faithful husbands and fathers!Tiger...get it together, and good job being a good golfer...that means a
"And yet people do it all the time. What makes Tiger Woods any different from
any one of us who may have done something similar?"Actually, Ing,
people don't do it all the time.I have been married to the same
woman for twenty years, and have been faithful to her the whole entire time. I
don't have 12+ women coming out of the woodwork all confessing they have had
affairs with me because I "haven't done something similar." Do you
get it? We common folk don't think we are above the laws and moral codes that
govern the rest of humanity. We are subject to our conscience.Apparently you are more like Tiger and less like the rest of us. Get a clue!
Ye Olde Sage Sayeth:#1 You play with fire, son, you get burned#2 You
do not need to conquer other woman to be big man, you be a big man by conquering
your desires#3 You will have to tell the truth at some point. Is it not
better to make the first story true rather than the 10th?#4 Fidelity may
be olde fashined, happiness is olde fashion also, and the two are closely
aligned.#5 If there were no gods to punish you for your sins, you still
need be true to yourself, for regrets punisheth the most severe.#6 Your
parents raised you, their job is done, your job is to raise your children in how
to find happiness and fulfillment. Your example is the most potent teacher.
Childrens eyes are always open, ears always hearing.#7 A ship load of 30
foot putts can never make a poor father a good father, a poor husband a good
Getting caught just means his years of living a double life on the dark side
eventually caught up with him with full force. Hopefully this will be a motive
for him to make a profound change within himself. We all have our weaknesses and
gratefully don't have to be under a national spotlight like Tiger.I wish the
best for him and his family in these very difficult times.
I used to think highly of Mr. Woods. Sadly, not anymore man! I hope he loses
everything he has. Would be Justice served! Joseph.
"Two weeks" didn't undo Tiger. Almost no one turns into adulterers, bank
robbers, dope addicts, or murderers overnight. We all have weak spots, and most
of us know which ones we have and do a pretty good job of controlling them. But
when we yield once and find that conscience, morals, ethics, or fear are no
obstacle, the second time becomes easier. Thoughts turn into words, which lead
to deeds, which become habits, which form character, which ultimately determines
destiny.** "Even though he is a high profile person, he is entitled
to his private life." **As long as they haven't yet been caught with
their pants down or some other smoking gun in their hand, they love the
headlines, the limelight, the public acclaim and adulation. Then, when the
inevitable happens, they want "privacy." Oh, but it isn't for
themselves. They want privacy to protect their innocent and traumatized
That is right, all Utahns are bad and racist. No leaps to judgment there. One
person makes a dumb comment and then you associate the whole state with them.
From the comments, I can't tell who has the most prejudice.
through not only golf, but his squeaky clean image. Now he wants "privacy" when
scammed the world. Never followed him and don't care for golf, but even the
mighty Jordan and Kobe will be remembered just as much for their indiscretions
as their accomplishments. Was thinking Tiger was something different, but alas.
He deserves the scrutiny allowing the world to know he is not what he claimed
to be through his marketing. Hope his wife takes him to the cleaners.
I understand the guy wants the women, but why get married? He didn't have to
get married, he could have been like Derek Jeters. Instead he tries to play
both sides of the fence and messes up his wife's, kid's and his own life.Ok one more question. How dumb is this guy? One of the most famous
people in the world and he thinks he won't get caught? And a waitress from
Perkins? WOW. This guy is king of the down-grade.
This could not have happened to a better guy! I love it! Reap what you sow
A recap? This was more than a recap. This was journalism at its finest, not some
hypocritical (sic) report you'd find in tabloid mags or TV. Yeah, the mainstream
media is so pathetic. Why should they dare report on anything but the sport or
business ventures of Mr. Tiger Woods, a VERY PUBLIC person, who benefits
financially TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars over his lifetime from sponsors who
invade the privacy of tens of millions of television viewers and magazine
readers globally. Funny, I didn't read into Mr. Dahlberg's report anything about
worship, nor was that word ever used. That was your inference. Bottom line: If
an individual makes the choice of promoting him or herself to the extent Mr.
Woods has, expect to live under the microscope. Sadly, he will join these
others: Michael Jackson molestation charges; Marilyn Monroe dies under
mysterious circumstances; O.J. Simpson murder trial; Kobe Bryant rape trial;
John Belushi overdoses; Hugh Grant busted for soliciting prostitute; Martha
Stewart imprisoned for insider trading; Woody Allen marries his stepdaughter.
Get the picture? America does.
This has no effect on his swing. He's a golfer. He is not a governor from South
Carolina giving speeches on moral issues.I bet this will just
increase his ratings.
"Tiger Woods had to be a happy man as he settled into a seat on his private jet
. . ." Happy man? How happy can a person be who knows he's
cheating on his wife and infant children? The spirit and soul of anyone with a
sense of right and wrong and even the most basic of religious upbringing would
be continuously tortured by his burning conscience.
What, nothing new to report on Tiger today, so we do a re-cap?? The media is
pathetic and while Tiger has obviously made mistakes that he has to deal with,
he owes none of us anything, including the hypocritical media. Anyone who
worshipped Tiger as a man, unless they knew him personally, needs therapy. The
guy is the greatest golfer ever to play the game... worship his golf, fine.
Allow your kids to worship him beyond that... stupid, as has been proven over
and over as professional athletes who are placed on a pedestal for being good at
a sport, fall from grace when their personal lives turn out to be less than
perfect... er, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, etc., etc. People who are judging
Tiger and preaching about his sins are naive. I'm not defending the guy, just
saying he was doing what many other pro athletes do... along with other 'high
profile' people... even past presidents....LOL So easy to sit in judgement
though, so I'm guessing the 'high and mighty' shall continue to do just that.
Good grief. This didn't shatter a legend, it shattered an *image*.His public image as one the squeaky-cleanest of all sports celebrities has
gone down the tubes, sure. But even if he never plays another round of
professional golf, he'll still be a legend--because he's a better golfer than
anybody ever has been. He'll be legendary like Jack Nicklaus and Babe Ruth
because he's that good.Now don't get me wrong, I'm not defending the
sordid hidden life the guy had. There's no way to justify doing that to your
wife and children. And yet people do it all the time. What makes
Tiger Woods any different from any one of us who may have done something
similar?Fame and money. Fundamentally he's no different than anyone
else with talent and drive.The so-called public outrage? Please.
It's just an excuse for profiteering piranhas to take their pound of flesh and
sell it to a greedy public that eats this stuff up like mindless zombies.
Just can't get past the Obama thing huh? What's the connection anyway, the
article's about a golfer? Oh yeah, they're both black. Must chap your your
hide every day to be reminded a black guy is your president. Too funny, an
article about a golfer, and all the sad little man can do is cry about a
president he didn't vote for. Hilarious. Utahn's are AWESOME!!!
It never occured to me that Woods might be faithful or equipted with moral
character. Like Obama, he is a creation of the media. No one shoud be
surprised at this glimpse into his real life.
The gifted athlete is coddled in high school, then flattered and protected in
college till they think they are not accountable because they have never been
held accountable. All of a sudden this little bit or arrogance pops up and bits
them in their achilles heel. Down they come with a crash and they wonder what
happened and have no clue how to handle this adversity.
Even though he is a high profile person, he is entitled to his private life.
The sport will miss him. I hope he gets some stuff figured out. In the mean
time, I don't imagine he will have to shop off the generic food shelf.
Sexual immorality causing problems in one's life?Nah, it couldn't
Woods' spoke of the virtue of privacy.While that's a nice thing to
have, what about the virtue of sexual faithfulness to your spouse?Wise men and women still know this matters more than $3Million appearance
Turns out his dad had no idea just what a dud this guy actually is. Watching
this all unfold has been one entertaining tale. Why does unbridled fame, talent
and wealth so often lead to such disastrous decision making? I guess being a
highly disciplined golfer means nothing about ones self-discipline. Have fun
digging yourself out from this one Tiger. What a tool.
Hopefully he can turn the negative choices into a positive by turning things
around and committing to better choices.