Blog Entry

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

Posted on: February 19, 2010 12:56 pm
Edited on: February 19, 2010 2:12 pm
 

ORLANDO, Fla. -- When will the celebrity media leave Tiger Woods and his family alone? Don't hold your breath.

Woods made a passionate and defiant plea – more of a demand, really – to the press and paparazzi in his speech Friday to leave his wife and kids alone. He said tabloid photographers had stalked his 2-year-old on the way to daycare and implored people to back off.

Woods' kids attend a pricy daycare located about 1.5 miles from my house.

There are currently eight photographers camped outside the daycare at this very moment, presumably hoping to get a money shot of Elin Woods as she picks up, or drops off, her children.

Message ignored.

Comments

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2010 1:56 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

The previous poster got it right.  The paparazzi already knows where his wife and kids are.  And for celebrity stalkers- that information is pretty easy to come across in our information rich internet.  Elling isn't telling any secrets that isn't easily accessible. 

Woods' kids attend a pricy daycare located about 1.5 miles from my house, in a tiny town called Gotha. Now- that said...this provides absolutely no value to the story. 



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: February 19, 2010 1:52 pm
 

It's Steve Elling!

I know I'm a couple of days late but now I know what to give up for Lent that won't be too challenging temptation-wise:  reading anything by Steve Elling!

I am usually the last person to blast the regular writers for Sportsline.  I understand that their job, in some cases, is to provoke reponse, and judging from the comments they receive, there are plenty of people who are provoked.  I don't HAVE to agree with them, although I find that more often than not I do.  I do not expect every piece of information to be absolutely correct.  Even Woodward and Bernstein missed quite a few times vis-a-vis the accuracy of their stories.  I forgive the misspellings and the biases. 

But this most recent post by Elling is just plain irresponsible, hardly newsworthy, and, to a certain extent, self-serving.

I wish I could say, Steve, that it will be a long 40 days, but I'm sure they will fly by.

 



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2010 1:46 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

Yea, you are a real a-hole. Why would you give the location of where his 2 yr. old goes? Are you that much of an ignorant idiot?

It's one thing to bother Elin but to bother the child, the innocent child who didn't ask to be bothered by morons like yourself and other paparrazi?

Get a frikin clue you frikin moron.



Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2010 1:45 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

I find it interesting that Tiger decided he should be treated like everyone else.  By choosing his path, he bought into the tabloids following him around.  That IS being treated like everyone else (Brittney, Lindsay, etc.).  It is part of the entire package - he gets fame, infamy and $1B.  He also gets hounded by scum.




Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2010 1:45 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

Elling needs to go on Oprah and confess how addicted he is to the life of Tiger Woods.  What a sad existence you must have, Steve.  You should have followed Rick Reilly's lead...he has been nothing but classy today in response to Tiger's statement.

You have lost my respect the last 24 hours, Steve...and I used to be a fan.



Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2010 1:42 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

Elling is a piece of shit. Why don't you just give out the address while you're at it?



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2010 1:40 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

hey Elling you're just as creepy as those paps for even writing this worthless article. Thanks for wasting 2 minutes of my life! Dont give me "they are just doing their job bullsh)#". The line of work they do is downright weird and I hope them getting their money shot of Elin picking up their kids makes them sleep better at night!



Since: Feb 26, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2010 1:38 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

I think I will forward this story to the foks at IMG, and to Tiger Woods's management team in case they missed it. I think it is important that they know that know that CBS Sports is not interested in Tiger's family's privacy, or safety for that matter. Not that Tiger is an important component of CBS Golf coverage.

It's much more important that we know that his kids go to daycare near Steve Eling's house (how again is that relevant?).





Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2010 1:37 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

Tiger needs to shut his fat mouth about what the media does.  HE started this whole mess, HE knows what happens to people and their families when the media finds a scandal to exploit, HE as been in hiding for 3 months while his family has to brave the outside world and their prying eyes and now he wants to "protect them"?  HA HA HA HA....how about not banging hoes while you're married with kids?!  That would be a good way to make sure the media doesn't chase your family around for pictures of you after a scandal.  And also, if it's too late to stop your "sex addiction".....then come out earlier to give the media what they want....YOU.  By you hiding, they had to chase the next closest thing.  Screw you Tiger.  YOU started this.  YOU should have known this would happen (right or wrong with how the media leaches handle it).



Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2010 1:37 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

Why would you reference where his kids go to daycare?  Does a celebs kid have to get kidnapped before someone starts using their head.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com