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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby Dig It » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:27 pm

Frank Delicious wrote:But then again everyone loves some good schadenfreude.

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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby Frank Delicious » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:32 pm

I will agree with everyone who is saying him sleeping around with a bunch of nobody hoochies is dumb as hell because when you're the most famous athlete on the planet you're bound to get caught eventually.

If you're a rich dude who wants to sleep around, you got to make sure you sleep with famous married women so if they go to the media it will ruin their marriage and reputation also. Come on rich married guys, think this through. Also never sleep with a tranny, there is no good way to spin that.

Also LOL at the ex-husband of one the porn stars he slept with claiming Tiger sleeping with his porn star wife ruined their marriage. He says all she could talk about is sleeping with Tiger. He's got to be pretty good to have a porn star obsessed with his "abilities".
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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby Flipflat » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:33 pm

Frank Delicious wrote:^ this is a pretty unfunny joke.


She attacked him with a golf club (allegedly). I don't care how much someone has cheated on you, you don't go after someone like that. But she gets a pass and Tiger's the bad guy.
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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby JimW » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:41 pm

Flipflat wrote:But she gets a pass and Tiger's the bad guy.


That's because the best ball golfer in the world having his wife chase after him with a golf club because he cheated on her is freaking hilarious.
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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby Roy » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:47 pm

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I am saying that it is my opinion that those with the least perceived dirty laundry, get the hammer twice as hard when we start to find something we didn't think we would.


Thats true. It wouldn't be the headline story if it was John Daly.

Anyone else notice John Daly getting tons of interviews about this and giving advise to Tiger :lol:
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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby Luke » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:53 pm

Di Caprio isn't low key, he's annoying.
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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby Frank Delicious » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:32 pm

Roy wrote:
Dig It wrote:
I am saying that it is my opinion that those with the least perceived dirty laundry, get the hammer twice as hard when we start to find something we didn't think we would.


Thats true. It wouldn't be the headline story if it was John Daly.

Anyone else notice John Daly getting tons of interviews about this and giving advise to Tiger :lol:


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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby Roy » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:21 pm

Ha :lol:
Most people I know prefer Daly over Tiger anyway. and for good reason
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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby Dogma » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:30 pm

Bradley Walker wrote: I have never seen the media so eagerly and joyfully jump on a celebrity in my life.

You don't remember when Britney lost her kids, shaved her head, etc.? Or how much people loved it when Martha Stewart got arrested? Or any of the numerous stars who had nude photos/videos of them released on the internet? Even John Gosselin, who is pretty much a nobody, takes up a huge amount of space in the news.

People love celebrity drama. They also love a mystery that takes some time to unfold and allows for some speculation and debate along the way. With Tiger they got both. Tiger's bizarre car accident started the recent interest in him because it didn't make sense. It snowballed from there as a little bit more of the story came out each day rather than all at once. And in the end it was shocking not that he'd had an affair, but that he'd (allegedly) had so many and had managed to keep it a secret for so long. Plus his wife is beautiful too, which makes for great photos.

He's no different from any other celebrity. Unless new information continues to come out, in a month no one will care except golf promoters. It will be someone else's turn.
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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby discspeed » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:13 pm

I always though Tiger's low key image was honest...He was low key and kept all media in check because he was trying to get away with something. This is why the story is so big. If he was an obvious playboy, then no one would really care. He was half enigma/mystery, and half all american family man. Now the mystery is revealed and the other part out the window.
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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby black udder » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:48 pm

Exactly. He was lying and cheating on his wife. Neither trait is a positive one.

Many of his endorsements were based off him being both super skilled AND squeaky clean.

This is something he brought on himself 100%.

There are plenty of people doing something fantastic, but not making money off it. He could have been the best ball golfer of all time and not signed endorsement deals nor played in PGA events. He chose to do that because he felt he could make a lot of money.

Somebody else said if he'd stayed single, nobody would have cared, and I agree. The problem was getting married and then hiding all the infidelities.

I can't feel any sympathy either. Not because I think he deserves it, nobody does, but because he has the resources to deal with it. He's set for life financially, can do whatever he wants, wherever he wants - hell, he can probably buy an island and live there the rest of his days with his family being waited on hand and foot. Or he could just divorce her and screw every woman he sees.
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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby Parks » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:50 pm

Replace Britney with Tiger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmvkRoEowc
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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby Roy » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:59 pm

discspeed wrote:I always though Tiger's low key image was honest...He was low key and kept all media in check because he was trying to get away with something. This is why the story is so big. If he was an obvious playboy, then no one would really care. He was half enigma/mystery, and half all american family man. Now the mystery is revealed and the other part out the window.


And then he cashes in. He could get DFL at all the tournys and still make more than the winner,

Anyone else disappointed about the gatorade thing? I liked the Tiger Forcus stuff. I hope they come out with something similar to replace it.

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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby Timko » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:52 pm

I have listened to Michael Wilbon (half of ESPN's PTI) talk about the current state of media in comparison to his beginnings as a journalist for the Washington Post. When the main avenue of information was via print, a reporter could act as a buffer between the subject of the article and the public. Stories during this era focused mainly on the athlete's performance on the field. Off the field incidents were covered only when the affected their performance. I think that's why people like Jordan weren't vilified in the media for their off the field actions: they were winning.

I wonder how many people would think less of Michael Jordan if stories like these had broken when he was still playing basketball? People will often argue that they have a right to know, but I think the bigger question is why would we want to?
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Re: The raping of a Tiger

Postby black udder » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:19 pm

Furthur wrote:I have listened to Michael Wilbon (half of ESPN's PTI) talk about the current state of media in comparison to his beginnings as a journalist for the Washington Post. When the main avenue of information was via print, a reporter could act as a buffer between the subject of the article and the public. Stories during this era focused mainly on the athlete's performance on the field. Off the field incidents were covered only when the affected their performance. I think that's why people like Jordan weren't vilified in the media for their off the field actions: they were winning.

I wonder how many people would think less of Michael Jordan if stories like these had broken when he was still playing basketball? People will often argue that they have a right to know, but I think the bigger question is why would we want to?


Some good points. Being a Dallas Cowboys fan, you hear a lot about Tony Romo's love life and does that impact his play, etc. What the guys in the media have said is that Troy Aikman was the same, but as recent as the 90's, the news and action wasn't as instant as it is today. Jordan and others could do a lot without having to face the scrutiny of the media.

Now, Hollywood celebs have to deal with photographers camped outside their homes, restaurants, etc. just looking for a picture. These days, it's not so much about "is it newsworthy?" as it is "will it sell?" What seems to be selling the most right now is the sensational stuff, it doesn't matter if there is any relevance to the information, it's just "juicy".

There was a time when being a journalist meant telling somebody about a person or event and making the reader connect to the written word. Now it's just "here's the latest celeb cheating/beating/drinking/binging/caught being bad" - either photos, videos or second hand stories from any source. We are catering to the lowest common denominator now.

Idiocracy, here we come.
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