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Your Opinions on Tiger Woods' Statement

Sat, Mar 20 2010 9:09 PM (51 replies)
  • oppy
    286 Posts
    Fri, Feb 19 2010 10:14 PM

    I was just wondering what all of you thought about the apology that Tiger Woods gave yesterday. Personally, I thought it was well done and truly sincere. But most of all I just want to see him back on the golf course.

  • OaktheToke
    409 Posts
    Fri, Feb 19 2010 10:41 PM

    I don't know about sincere, but it certainly was well orchestrated, except of course when they lost camera 1 for 10 seconds during one of the most important parts for him to make eye contact.  

    I do think the the part where once again chastised the media was sincere for sure.

    It was very rehearsed and coached, yet perhaps mostly authentic.  At least he did take the blame square on his shoulders, which is more than I can say for other star athletes in dicey situations.  Seemed like a lot of "therapy-speak" in the wording.  I guess only time will tell his true feelings when he gets back to live play and has live reactions to situations and questions.

    On a golfing note, it was nice that he addressed his golf etiquette towards the end.  He has acted like a brat on the course over the last year or so and it would be nice if he cleaned that up a touch.  Wonder how he would like it if the kids at his foundation where hucking clubs on the range.

    I think it's safe to say that was a side of Tiger that none of us have seen before.

    If I had to grade it a birdie, par, or bogey....................I would give him a par.

  • Snaike
    3,678 Posts
    Sat, Feb 20 2010 12:52 AM

    His mention of his foundations and the work they will continue to do...  and his 'demand' for the paparzzi to leave his wife and kids alone...

    These were the points HE wanted to make.

    Everything else was his handlers and sponsors.... coached, rehearsed, controlled and orchestrated.  ( Wow, interesting things happen when you only allow one camera in the room and it dies, midway through your 'impassioned plea' for forgiveness.  Ooops)

    Scheduled today to screw with Accenture ONLY.  This 'monumentous announcement' could have/should have come last Monday.

    About as sincere as a hooker before she gets paid.

    I would like to see him back on the golf course showing us what he can do... until then, shut up and go get the help you need.

    Triple bogey.

     

  • bluescouse
    1,185 Posts
    Sat, Feb 20 2010 12:57 AM

    I'm planning a weekend away with some friends soon and have booked a spot on national television on my return to apologise to my wife and family for any indiscretions I may commit whilst I'm away.

    Well, you never know.

    Lost ball!

  • Infinito3010
    3,689 Posts
    Sat, Feb 20 2010 6:55 AM

    In other words he is human and makes mistakes.  This one being a dousey.  However, If the people would let it die instead of dragging it on.  They will drag it on.  It appears that people don't have anything else better to do with their time. I for one respect the man's ideals in regards to privacy.  Let the wounds heal so he can get back to the golf course.

  • GITrDONE
    701 Posts
    Sat, Feb 20 2010 7:33 AM

    All three of the lame-stream media stopped regularly scheduled programming to cover this spectacle.This billionare is on T.V. apologizing for slepping with a porn star,oh no wait, she wants him to apologize.I guess birds of a feather.Only in America will you see something so disgusting.

    I do apologize but let's not forget I can hit a golf ball 350 yards.That should over shadow any porn star affair,shouldn't it ?

    P.S. What Woods was really saying was if the 3 media outlets don't leave him alone he won't be playing in any of they're televised tournaments to help boost the viewership.It was actually a public threat more than anything,directed at ABC,NBC and CBS.The Golf Channel had since enough to know that golf fans aren't interested in whatever he had to say.

  • andyson
    6,415 Posts
    Sat, Feb 20 2010 8:45 AM

    Snaike:

    His mention of his foundations and the work they will continue to do...  and his 'demand' for the paparzzi to leave his wife and kids alone...

    These were the points HE wanted to make.

    And rightly so, nothing wrong with that.

    Snaike:
    Everything else was his handlers and sponsors.... coached, rehearsed, controlled and orchestrated.

    No doubt there were words in there he didn't want to say, but had to.   Its part of being an adult.     I'd say he got good advice from his staff and therapists on what needed to be said.  And better to be coached and rehearsed than to appear the bumbling, fumbling, idiot.

     

    Snaike:
    ( Wow, interesting things happen when you only allow one camera in the room and it dies, midway through your 'impassioned plea' for forgiveness.  Ooops)

    Scheduled today to screw with Accenture ONLY.  This 'monumentous announcement' could have/should have come last Monday.

    You need to read/re-read his statement, he never asked or made an 'impassioned plea' for forgiveness.  He asked his friends for help. and to find room in their heart to one day believe in him again.  To me it says he knows what he did is unforgivable.  And that point goes to sincerity.

    The "scheduled today to screw Accenture" is a common gossip, tabloid  rag item along with Elin hitting him and him using PED's.  I think he added the statement thanking his friends at Accenture and players in the WMPC field for understanding why he's speaking today.  It needed to be addressed.

     

    Snaike:
    About as sincere as a hooker before she gets paid.

    I would like to see him back on the golf course showing us what he can do... until then, shut up and go get the help you need.

    Triple bogey.

    "About as sincere as a hooker before she gets paid."  An attempt at humor and I understand why you didn't use the original simile.

    I thought the apology was very sincere. Making his statement to friends and the public was a step in his therapy.  Good for him!

    He birdied it.

     

  • andyson
    6,415 Posts
    Sat, Feb 20 2010 8:50 AM

    GITrDONE:

    The Golf Channel had since enough to know that golf fans aren't interested in whatever he had to say.

    Hey Larry, The Golf Channel didn't have any sense either, I watched Tiger's speech live on the Golf Channel.  It was on CNN too.  Ridiculous, but true.

     

  • Snaike
    3,678 Posts
    Sat, Feb 20 2010 9:14 AM

    Hey Andyson... but the Golf Writers Association got it right.

    They know that this was orchestrated to happen on this day, for this reason, by this control freak, and they said 'no, thank you'.

    Of course all the media tuned it in... of course everything in the world has to stop for his big 'apology'. and of course the brass/players at Accenture MMPC are going to be 'ok with it'... This announcement on this day was (imho) designed by a control freak to screw with the first sponsor to drop him.  Everyone in the world with a passing knowledge of TW was tuninng in to see what he'd say. 

    Tell me what the folks at Accenture were supposed to say about this (/sarcasm) 'sincere' (/sarcasm off) apology?...  Are they supposed to tell the world how 'unhappy' they are with his choice of timing?  Are they supposed to mention how much has been taken from them by TW?  No, they will smile and nod and agree that they are OK with it.....  While privately seething at his decision.

    Why Friday?  Cuz he was headed back to therapy.  Was this news?  Did he not know last week that he was headed back to therapy?  Was this a surprise... Like, "Tiger, you have 2 days to get your poop in a group cuz you're headed back into the big house, man."

    No.  He took the spotlight from Accenture, from the Olympics, and everything else that happens on a weekend, just to pretend to be sincerely apologetic.

    Look, he only needs to apologize to his wife and family.. and it doesn't take a television crew for that.  What did he say.... "As Elin pointed out to me, my real apology to her will not come in the form of words; it will come from my behaviour over time."  No camera necessary.

    He can apologize to golf by getting his ass back out on the course and growing this sport to it's full potential.

    He can apologize to his sponsors by voiding his remaining $100 million contracts until the public trusts him again.

    He doesn't need to apologize to you and me, frankly because what he did he didn't do to us.

  • andyson
    6,415 Posts
    Sat, Feb 20 2010 11:04 AM

    And the reason given by the GWAA for not accepting the invitation to attend:

    “To limit the ability of journalists to attend, listen, see and question Woods goes against the grain of everything we believe.”

    Not any tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theory.

    He needed to apologize to his fans for the deception he created with his image.  I'm a fan and accept what he said.  Obviously your not and don't.

    I'm OK with that, no problem.

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