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Does the Media Need to Lay Off Tiger?

Posted on: March 8, 2010 9:22 pm
 
Over the last few months the life of Tiger Woods has been dissected in the public eye and I feel that the media is more to blame than he his. Now I realize that he did make a mistake and maybe if he wanted that lifestyle he should have never gotten married, but can you blame the guy? If I was Tiger Woods I for sure would be letting women throw themselves at me, but I might have been a little more picky.

Tiger has lost sponsorships and millions of dollars but I am not sure that is because of his "infidelity", or if it just because he is not playing golf at the moment and I think that everyone just has the assumption that these companies don't want Tiger as the face of their company. If I have learned anything about business it's that these guys love money and Tiger makes a whole bunch of money for these companies so as soon as he steps back onto the golf course I have a feeling his sponsorships will be running back to him.

As a sports fan and a lover of golf I find the PGA without Tiger just not worth watching as much. It's the NBA without Melo, Kobe, or Lebron, the NHL without Sid the Kid and Ovechkin, the MLB without... well... the Yankees. My point is that as long as the known best is not participating it's like watching who is going to take second. I understand it is extremely difficult to win a professional golf tournament but for everyone that is winning one while he is on his quest to fix his reputation, congrats, you won without having to play the best.

As a golf fan I want Tiger back as soon as possible but I am not really sure that is going to happen. He obviously doesn't need the money and I believe he is trying to fix his marriage or his reputation or both so it might take some time for him to show back up on the golf course but I think we need to cut him some slack and let it go.

It's pretty unbelievable as a society that we become so interested in this tabloid media crap and the way it can ruin people's lives. Now I think Tiger will be just fine and it will start once he gets back onto the course and wins a tournament so coverage begins to focus back on him winning golf tournaments rather than his personal life. We the public let Kobe of the hook for his "adultery" and he even got accused of rape in the process.
Category: Golf
Tags: Tiger Woods
 
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Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: March 10, 2010 4:41 pm
 

Does the Media Need to Lay Off Tiger?

The media cannot be opinionated?  The real nature of the beast is that the media IS OPINIONATED and as hard as they try to concele it, it's blatently obvious that they cannot get enough of it.  The sad reality is that the media and our society look so highly upon these sports figures as though they were gods.  A reality, but a sad one.  When you repeat the story day in and day out and play host to tons of interviews from people who cannot help but give us their opinions, the media is a catalyst in this whole equation.  Maybe if people grew up and finally realized that their favorite athletes aren't the golden boys of humanity then maybe this wouldn't be such a shock and the media wouldn't cover it so much.  I'm NOT ignoring the reality that this is what the media does and has done for years.  But from my standpoint, it's about time we grew out of it.  I'll never understand people who obsess over Hollywood celebrities and their relationships.  Who cares?  This is the same exact thing.  Stop putting these guys on a pedastal just for their athletic accomplishments and take them at face value.  I love many athletes, I am guilty of it.  But take what they do with a grain of salt and don't let their lives run yours.  The media feeds off our obsessions that I quite honestly don't understand one bit. 

I hope Tiger comes back and rips the competition apart.  



Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2010 8:00 am
 

Does the Media Need to Lay Off Tiger?

When has the media been anything else but what they now are. They report FACT'S. It is not like us writing threads ,we can and are very opionated, the media cannot be . They have to report things as they are. They are not trying to be the worlds moral police they just report what is no more no less. When you are a big celeberty and put on a big pedastel you better not only talk the talk but you better walk the walk OR THE MEDIA WILL EXPOSE YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU WERE PERCEIVED TO BE. Expose you they will like a new born baby. IT is their job it's what they are payed to do. Besides, these day's you very rarely read or watch the media and see anything cheery. Except maybe sports,and even sports have their down side in the media when athletes don;t behave as pepole think they should. IT's the nature of the beast.



Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2010 7:40 am
 

Does the Media Need to Lay Off Tiger?

I don't how the media is more to blame than Tiger Woods is. Did the media go and set up all these affairs for Tiger just so they could sell new's papers magizine's etc.? I'LL answer my own question, NO. When he was playing golf all these years on route to becoming a billionaire that's all you heard on sports, if you consider golf a sport is Tiger Woods TIGER this and Tiger that Tiger Tiger Tiger, geezzzz. He was held in such high esteem that the cameras and news paper media was focused on him constantly. So his True Colors came out finally and everybody found out that their demi-god was a whore monger. Now is all the media attention he got when he was everybody's role model any different than all the attention he is getting as a sleez bag? Tiger himself built up this reputation as the perfect dad and hubsand and all around family man. Tiger himself has also built this reputation as womanizing sleez. So yeah, he made his bed now he has to sleep in it and he has been sleeping in it with 12 different women. The media has the right to tear apart Tiger's life, so maybe he can one day rebuild it. For his sake and the sake of his chidren because there not going to be a pretty blonde wife in it,well not the one he has now anyway i hope he rebuild his life. I truely do. Then maybe he can be a role model for real.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2010 7:10 pm
 

Tiger needs to make the media move on

The media will lay off Tiger eventually....but Tiger is ALL to blame.

Tiger went silent and disappeared for 3 months.

3 months!!!!

All anyone could do is speculate.

Finally, the man speaks and we should just let it go.  Not everything is on your terms Tiger.

His weird, controlled press conference which was completely awkward was a bad move.

Not talking for 3 months was a ridiculously bad move.

He needs to play gold and quick. 

Win a major and some tourney and in a year it will be gone.




Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: March 9, 2010 6:19 pm
 

Does the Media Need to Lay Off Tiger?

All Tiger had to do to avoid the scrutiny was not take all that endorsement money and stop being a public figure.  He decided that fame was worth the risk and is paying for the consequences of that decision.




Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2010 5:39 pm
 

Does the Media Need to Lay Off Tiger?

Golf is so boring.
Besides, it's not a sport. It's an activity that even fat, boring, bald men can be good at. Sorta like bowling only with smaller balls (like the golfing pros).
Tiger is rich beyond rich. He is a celebrity who should be held to the same standards as any other celebrity (see Charlie Sheen, or Mel Gibson
Clooney).
Furthermore he deserves what he gets for leaving his hot, young blonde wife at home, while having blanket bingo with skanky whores.
Tiger is no god.
He's a golfer with lots of bucks. The lawyers of this country want his bucks. Let them have it.

 




Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2010 5:29 pm
 

Does the Media Need to Lay Off Tiger?

Live by the sword - die by the sword.

TIger makes millions upon millions off of his image and perceived personality.

Now that has been shown to be a domineering, manipulative man with no self control, why should the public / press lay off?

The press was not asked to back off when showing is fist pumps, interviews, gold shots ad nauseum.....  Now that he does not like the subject matter, the press should stop?  Ridiculous.

Tiger Woods is a no good husband, father and business partner for most.

Great golfer, as if that really matters when he gets home.....



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2010 3:00 pm
 

Does the Media Need to Lay Off Tiger?

Yes, it's about time they got around to covering something more important in our lives that actually affects us, instead of trying to be the moral police of the world and showing us all the terrible things Tiger did.  Maybe I'm just apathetic.  And maybe more people should be as well.  He had affairs, he sought help for a "sex addiction".  There, what more is there to know?  Move on and tell me something I don't know.  I will admit, I'm dissapointed in Tiger, but at the same time I'm even more dissapointed that it's so popular nowadays for people to flaunt themselves as the moral police of America.  The unfortunate reality is celebrities like this are given so much spotlight where they are held higher than most other individuals as role models to look up to.  Hopefully by now with the amount of issues plaguing so many star athletes that we will learn to take what these athletes do with a grain of salt and realize that what they do on the field does not translate always to how they behave off it.  



Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2010 1:05 pm
 

Does the Media Need to Lay Off Tiger?

no i think the media needs to double their efforts if they are going to get tiger to crack in two
they have also failed miserablely in tagging elin with the paparatzzi
come on what could they possibly be doing not to have her tailed 24/7
the media should have talked to more golfers about tigers indiscretions
not once have they cornered tigers mom to get an opinion
a bunch of slackers thats what they have turned into sad.....  but true!



Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2010 12:43 pm
 

Does the Media Need to Lay Off Tiger?

Tiger is the standard by which all other golfers are measured. His morals and personal life leave something to be desired. His personal life is just that, HIS. His abscence on tour has seemed to have a postive effect because now it is anybodys game and that is what I tune in to watch-The battle for victory not the fight for second. The PGA needs to highlight the bombers and the hot tempered emotional train wrecks. that is where the ratings are.


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