Your reaction to Tiger's statement: Is Tiger mentally retarded?

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  1. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Cuz that's about what he sounded like in that speech today.

    So robotic and it sounded as if he didn't know how to pronounce some of the words and was so methodical in his speech. Obviously he knows how to pronounce the words, but that's the appearance it had. I can see why he doesn't do speaking engagements.

    It was crap.

    And the arrogance once again of being pissed about the fact that we believe he was attacked by Elin. Get over it.

    Tiger blows.

    I hope you never wins a golf tournament again.
     
  2. Krypto

    Krypto Huh?

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    it was too rehearsed. SO I am guessing his wife made him do this to publicly embarass him.
     
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  3. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    His private life means nothing to me. I love his accomplishments and skills as a golfer so I hope he comes back and continues to assault the record book.
     
  4. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

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    The problem here is tghat too many people love him for what they think he is, not what he really is.

    Probably the GOAT, but not a good guy, which is what he makes his big endorsement $$$ on.

    My biggest problem with him is that he is bigger than his sport, which isn't necessarily his fault.

    NOBODY is bigger than their sport in my opinion.

    Especially as big a personal fake as this guy is.

    He brings the non-golf fan and the young to his sport, which is why he is so beloved by advertisers.

    I have always respected his golf game, but his over the top control freak act and arrogance have always been distasteful to me.

    I agree with you Izzy, I hope dude never wins again.

    I really want to go to the Open out here at Pebble in June, but if he's playing in it I will not be there.

    Reputation and personal behavior matters.
     
  5. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    He always sounds kind of robotic, and maybe he really doesn't read aloud that well. I know a lot of well educated people that just can't do that.

    As for what he said (and I take into account that he's had a lot of time to think about it; he didn't wait until he announced that he'd make a statement to start writing it), I think he did as well as you could hope for. I like that he didn't mince words in saying that he thought he was "entitled", that he knew what the moral boundaries were and he chose to break them. I like that he defended Elin and didn't make any attempt to deflect blame to anyone for his actions other than himself.

    I wish he would have been more specific about improving his behavior on the course when he comes back. As an avid golfer and father of a son who's learning the game, I feel its important that the world's best golfer set a good example for appropriate etiquette on the course, and he's a frequent violator. I guess that goes along with the whole entitlement mentality that he confessed to in his statement.

    And I'm not bothered at all by his call for people to leave his family alone. I say that as a person who's never gotten into "celebrity journalism." I frankly have nothing but contempt for the segment of the media that takes on the mission of making sure that no celebrity has a private life, and disdain for the segment of the public that gives that media a paying audience. My caring about this whole Tiger episode goes only as far as wanting to know when he'll play golf again, and natural human sadness that what appeared to be a happy family was not, along with natural human hope that they can get it together. I care not one bit about the details of what happened, or what he's doing to fix it.
     
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  6. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    Pretty damn judgmental of you. Not many people have been idolized and showered with billions of dollars before the age of 21. How would anyone handle that?

    I'm sensing the green-eyed monster here.
     
  7. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    Agree. The four letter tirades and burying the club in the turf set a poor example.
     
  8. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    I really don't care. He was robotic, but it's really no one's business, unless he wants to tell us all how he got down in 4 somes with pornstars. But the media doesn't see it that way, and he will continue to get butchered in the media, as long as he doesn't answer their questions. Do i like that, no i don't, but that's the way it is, and it's fan's and readers of the national enquirer and all those other tabloids like tmz who are to blame. If people didn't want to knock people off pedestals that they themselves put Tiger on, this wouldn't be a story, its all about the money, and the unquenchable thirst for famous people's lives.

    It's sickening actually, i mean real news gets passed up, because Paris Hilton goes to jail, etc, etc. Its stupid, i mean 3 people getting shot at a University in Alabama is not as newsworthy as who Tiger Woods banged?
     
  9. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

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    For someone who has been paid WELL (9 times more for endorsements than for his sport) to ostensibly be a role model this guy sure is a creep.

    I don't care if my heroes are flawed, but this guy is wayyyy over that.

    I guess we oughta let him off the hook because all he cared about was money and chicks, and had no role models to help him along the way, including his parents?

    He's 34 with a family.

    And now gets off the hook because he leverages everybody to bury this until it blows up?

    I feel no complusion to idolize famous folks like this.

    Even if they are the GOAT.
     
  10. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    nobody should be idolized, except parents by their children.
     

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