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Tiger on Thursday: TV or not TV?

Posted on: March 31, 2010 8:41 am
 
Two of the key questions relating to next week's Masters involve how club officials will handle the pairings dilemma and when Tiger Woods will hit his opening Augusta National shot.

That is, which unlucky saps will be paired with Woods in the first two rounds, putting them in the eye of the storm as he concludes a 144-day layoff after enduring one of the biggest public-relations disasters in sports history, and how much will be seen on TV?

Just for the record, below is the complete list of his playing partners at Augusta since he turned pro, courtesy of the Associated Press. Also note the tee times, which are interesting in that the ESPN broadcast window on Thursday is from 4-7:30 p.m. Based on past history, it seems fair to say that in a best-case scenario, only his back nine will be televised live. The latest he has teed off is 1:52 p.m.

If he tees off in the morning wave, before noon, it stands to reason that nary a shot will be seen live on the network since he'll likely be finished by 4 p.m.

2009 _ 1:52 p.m.    Stewart Cink, Jeev Milkha Singh
2008 _ 10:45 a.m.  Angel Cabrera, Stuart Appleby
2007 _ 1:52 p.m.    Paul Casey, Aaron Baddeley
2006 _ 10:23 a.m.  a-Edoardo Molinari, Robert Allenby
2005 _ 1:33 p.m.    Darren Clarke, Carlos Franco
2004 _ 1:30 p.m.    a-Casey Wittenberg, Thomas Bjorn
2003 _ 10:44 a.m.  a-Ricky Barnes, Angel Cabrera
2002 _ 10:53 a.m.  a-Bubba Dickerson, Toshi Izawa
2001 _ 12:57 p.m.  a-Mikko Ilonen, Mike Weir
2000 _ 10:58 a.m.  a-Aaron Baddeley, Stewart Cink
1999 _ 10:38 a.m.  a-Sergio Garcia, Tim Herron
1998 _ 1:30 p.m.    a-Matt Kuchar
1997 _ 1:44 p.m.    Nick Faldo

(Note: a = amateur):
Category: Golf
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Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2010 1:26 pm
 

Tiger on Thursday: TV or not TV?

Exactly.  As a married man with 2 young boys thinking of what he did makes me wanna puke.  Only a disgusting human being disrespects his family that way, no exceptions.  Those children as they get older will hear about this forever.  They will always be Tiger's kids and all they are going to hear for a lifetime is how their dad did this and their dad did that.  It will honestly never end. Why do you even CARE???  As long as you aren't doing anything wrong, you don't have to worry about what the next man does if it doesn't directly affect you.  If your sons admired and worshipped Tiger, that's your fault.  You should be their hero, and if you are a religious man, they should be worshipping whatever higher power you believe in.

If everyone took care of their own house, and tended their own gardens, there's be no one to cheat with, would there?  So instead of just going ONLY after Tiger (I'm sure he barely broke a sweat when it came to the involvement with those women, as they were probably falling over themselves to get to him), why not ask why those women found it necessary to go after a man they knew to be married??  Where was their moral compass at?  It takes two to consent, otherwise its rape, and so far, none of them are reaching out to Gloria Allred for anything more than what they feel Tiger owes them for being "one" of his Mistresses.

Also, when you're probably making less than 6 figures a year, are you really in a position to care about how two children, who will NEVER have to worry about college, a job, etc, a day in their life??  Don't you have something better to do with your time than complain about how his children will be shamed for the sins of their father?  You only have to look at someone like Paris Hilton to see that she doesn't even care what people think about HER and she's just the Heir to the empire (like Tiger's kids are), so that should tell you that celebrities as well as celebrity children will always be treated different regardless of what their parents do. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2010 1:25 pm
 

Tiger on Thursday: TV or not TV?

 In Elling's mind, cheating must be must much worse than "alledged" rape, killing someone.


Supersquad.  If you're going to make an argument then at least try and make some sense.  First of all, Tiger didn't "cheat".   An example of cheating could be you're at a bar with your buddies and you get drunk, a girl hits on you and something happens. Not justifying it and I certainly wouldn't do that to my kids and wife but hey, that's cheating.

What Tiger did was live a double life.. big difference.  What Tiger did to hurt his family was planned on a daily if not hourly basis.  He hired people to watch for him as he was in places he shouldn't be and payed them to shut their mouths so nobody finds out.  He deliberately hurt his family on a daily basis for a very long time knowing full well what he was doing... that is not cheating....

And believe me, although the obvious answer to your question is that yes, rape and murder is worse you obviously don't have children or a wife that can count on you because if you did you wouldn't understand that Tiger has affected his wife and especially his children's lives for the rest of their lives...




Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2010 1:19 pm
 

Tiger on Thursday: TV or not TV?

For you to get that worked up by what Tiger has done in his life says a lot about who you are as a person. You need to take a deep breath and open a window. I'm a husband and father of 3 young children who used to adore Tiger. But I made sure my kids never saw him as "super human"; he was always a man. So when he was found to have cheated on his wife and kids with all of these women, I just shook my head and laughed. I said "what an idiot" and moved on with my life.  Based on your comments, you should get some counseling and put more energy into raising your children. 

By the way, I'm glad that you are a perfect man, husband, and father. We should all want to be like you someday.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2010 12:46 pm
 

Tiger on Thursday: TV or not TV?

Having threesomes with porn stars while having a wife and kids on the side is totally acceptable for a man who is the face of a professional sport, and has millions of kids looking up to him


Exactly.  As a married man with 2 young boys thinking of what he did makes me wanna puke.  Only a disgusting human being disrespects his family that way, no exceptions.  Those children as they get older will hear about this forever.  They will always be Tiger's kids and all they are going to hear for a lifetime is how their dad did this and their dad did that.  It will honestly never end.

Furthermore if not for the fact that children and adults alike purchase products and services that Tiger endorses he would only be worth less then 1  tenth of what he is today.  Over 90 percent of his career earnings were from sponsorships and agreements that had nothing to do with making cuts or winning a golf tournament.  That money being paid to him had everything to do with having a great reputation and being a good dad... something he clearly has never been...

I hope he misses cut after cut.. I hope the hecklers never stop and I hope the pressure is so great that Tiger needs another few months off after a tournament or two.... he's a disgusting puke of a human being and not worth pennies let alone the money he's making.

He's an embarassment to his wife, his mother, his father that passed away and most importantly his children that obviously don't have a real father figure.  Kids are better off growing up without a dad and with just a good single mom then learning off that scumbag.....

May he suffer greatly the rest of his life and live in misery.  I for one will cheer when he misses an easy put or miscalculates a shot and misses terribly.  I will cheer even louder when he misses a cut and make sure my kids grow up knowing that scumbags like him are useless and they should never ,, and I mean EVER look up to any athletes.. especially scum like him.




Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2010 12:33 pm
 

Tiger on Thursday: TV or not TV?

You're right..Tiger did nothing wrong.  Elling is way off.  Having threesomes with porn stars while having a wife and kids on the side is totally acceptable for a man who is the face of a professional sport, and has millions of kids looking up to him.

Tiger is a complete tool.  He should seriously consider quitting golf and focusing on pornography, especially with that last bit of news coming out verifying he has one of the largest "members" around.  Good for you Tiger.  You da man!

And people blaming the guys he hung out with?  Jordan?  Barkley?  What?  Is Tiger Woods 6 years old?  ooooh....the peer pressure!! Hes an adult, who should be able to make decisions all by himself. Lame

 

I hope the pathetic loser doesnt even make the cut at the Masters, so we dont see his ugly face on TV for the last couple days.

 




Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2010 12:05 pm
 

Tiger on Thursday: TV or not TV?

It must also be remebered that his tee times were always arranged so that he was shown the most on Friday afternoons as people were finishing work for the weekend. So, I'm much less concerned about how much we see Thursday vs. how much we see of him on Friday (that should be Elling's story). This is just Elling trying to put his negative, Tiger hating spin on it. "unlucky saps", "biggest public-relations disasters in sports history". Really? why is it that?. In Elling's mind, cheating must be must much worse than "alledged" rape, killing someone.

As much as sportsdvl hates to admit it, the ratings for him on the weekend - when/if he makes the cut - will be astronomical. Despite/in spite of what has happened, he is what people want to see.

Jealous much sportsdvl? Wink



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2010 11:51 am
 

Tiger on Thursday: TV or not TV?

Tiger Woods is the reason most people tune into golf tournaments


That's not true at all and is one of the biggest myths that exist in sports.  Sure, MORE people may regularly tune in compared to when Tiger isn't golfing but certainly not MOST... Big difference betwen most and more.....

Golf was around long before Tiger was even born and was extremely popular before he came around.  Short term yes, he makes a difference.  But if Tiger was to retire tomorrow golf would be everything, people would make adjustments, etc.

People GOING to these events aren't going just for Tiger..... of course SOME would.. but not most.... and as far as the Masters goes, Tiger could disappear into his sexual fantasy world forever and never swing a club again and they'll pack the Masters in... because that event is way bigger then Tiger could ever become....

As for the article, I think the question is not how much we'll see of Tiger it's how much are we really going to see of anybody else?? For the record Tiger is the reason that this year I will not watch the Masters much at all....  he was off a long time and all the focus will be on him,, much more so then any other time.... 

I'll watch something else this time around and wait for the networks to get their fill of Tiger before I come back...




Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2010 11:11 am
 

Tiger on Thursday: TV or not TV?

Tiger Woods is the reason most people tune into golf tournaments.  That may not typically be true for the Masters, but given the fanfare surrounding this year's tournament, people even more compelled to watch him.  I daresay a higher percentage of viewers than normal are tuning in for the sole purpose of watching Tiger. 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2010 10:58 am
 

Tiger on Thursday: TV or not TV?

If you tune in just to see Cheetah then you are a very sad loser.





Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2010 9:52 am
 

Tiger on Thursday: TV or not TV?

Come on, man. Give Elling a break. Whether you like it or not, millions of people are interested. CBS didn't get to where they are by having their writers write what nobody reads. You read it, didn't you!!
Now, what upsets me is when people respond with nothing really to say... Most of them grab at any straw they can just to get their response out. You know, like trying to insult a writer for writing about what just may be the most "read" topic in existance at the moment.


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