Tiger’s Trials

February 22, 2010

Tiger Woods Press Conference

All Rise, the Honorable  Judge of Main-stream Media is here in the court of public opinion.   Well, were you one of the 100 million people who tuned in to the press conference of Tiger Woods on Thursday, I was.   Hi-jacked by the news stations and forced to watch it might be a better way to put it.  I think they even interrupted Curious George or Dinosaur Train on PBS to broadcast the press conference.  My son was mad.  Here a few thoughts on the whole situation before I drop it never to be brought up again, because, well I really don’t care.  I’m not a golfer, I don’t enjoying watching it, and honestly,  I don’t care.

I thought the speech was a good one, he seemed to cover all the bases and I really thought he said the right things to the right people.  I appreciate how he wants to keep certain matters private.  I think that is something that many young people can learn from today.  Resist the temptation to post on Facebook everything you are doing  no matter how personal or private it is.    I think my favorite is “Going to take a shower.”  Thanks for telling usand don’t forget to wash behind your ears!!

Secondly he, owned up to his mistakes.  He admitted what he did was wrong and he took all blame and responsibility for his actions.  This was a breathe of fresh air in the John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Steriod using Baseball players era where people continue to deny the truth in order to save face.  It’s amazing how forgiving the world is when you say, I’ve made a mistake and I’m sorry. 

Last, enough with all the post-conference commentary and picking-apart of his speech.  Can’t we just let his words speak for himself and not ponder if he meant what he said or not.  The only persons that would know that would be God and Tiger Woods.  Just let his words speak for themselves and take them at face value.

Saint and Colts in the Superbowl, so let’s talk Favre?

January 24, 2010

Favre going down!

Just finished watching the NFC throw down between the Saints and Vikings.  Good game that went into over time.  The Vikings lost the game I think just as much as the Saints won it.  Fumbles and interceptions were everywhere.    I was watching the post game breakdown on EPSN and after the initial highlights of the game, where do the sportscasters go to?    “Will Brett Favre retire or not.”  Way to steal the spotlight from the Saints and waste it on a question that no one will know the answer for another 6-7 months.  You just had to be the first one to ask didn’t you. 

Just goes to show you that we are a drama driven society.  We can’t enjoy our day without a little bit of drama.  In the post-game interview with Favre it was only about 4-5 questions into the interview and someone asks him if he will retire.  His answer was just to talk it over with the family and then make a decesion.   I will have a poll up soon where you can make your prediction on who will win the Superbowl, but one thing I won’t have is a poll about whether or not Brett Favre will retire or not.  So you will have to rely on the folks at ESPN for your poll results about.   They probably have a poll up now!