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Your Opinions on Tiger Woods' Statement

Sat, Mar 20 2010 9:09 PM (51 replies)
  • Middle4man
    368 Posts
    Mon, Feb 22 2010 6:07 PM
    I can't decide who's the bigger porn star, that woman or the media. As a former journalist, I found out in a quick hurry how things are run and how different they are from what instructors try to teach in even in the best journalism schools (I went to Arkansas State in Jonesboro, which has a rich journalistic teaching tradition; the best is said to be in Columbia, Missouri, home of the Tigers). For those of you who know the term "yellow journalism" know that this term applies today even more so than it did in its origins, around the turn of the last century (and I can't believe we can talk about more than one century in our lifetime). Today's media has sunken to National Enquirer levels, and it won't be going away anytime soon, especially with the proliferation of today's technology. "Anything for a story" seems to be the mantra, and the whoring media applied another layer of lipstick and an extra spritz of perfume when this Tiger thing broke. It's sickening to watch, so I didn't bother to watch them wooing each other to see who would mention the bordello first. That would have been the lemon juice in the paper cut. It was only after I graduated that it dawned on me how ludicrous this journalism profession can be. It was a class I took in my junior year, and I later placed it in the lengthy list of oxymorons that we find humorous, alongside military intelligence: Journalism Ethics Thanks for hearing me out. I feel better.
  • donsprintr
    2,060 Posts
    Wed, Feb 24 2010 7:36 AM

    Yawn ....

    BIG YAWN ...

    MONSTEROUSLY BIG YAWN ...

    and an opinion ...

    gossip breeds gossip ...

    nuff said

  • SweetiePie
    4,925 Posts
    Tue, Mar 16 2010 4:39 PM

    SweetiePie:
    I will be shocked if Tiger doesn't play in the Masters. He will be there.

     Oh my, right again. And very happy about it...not for "being right", but for being correct.

  • SweetiePie
    4,925 Posts
    Tue, Mar 16 2010 7:34 PM

    Also, for those who gamble, put $100 on Tiger to win all four majors this year and don't forget to buy gold which will hit $2000 per ounce...

  • Snaike
    3,678 Posts
    Tue, Mar 16 2010 8:40 PM

    Ah SP... I am going to have to disagree.

    If I were a betting man, I'd take that benjamin and place it on TW to miss the cut.

    If he doesn't play any warm-up (tavistock, etc) I expect him to falter a bit.

    Sure, he may be back playing golf, but....  it's gonna be a circus.  Thank God Augusta has such a strangle hold on that tourney... you just know there's not going to be any antagonistic reporters.

  • Richard4168
    4,309 Posts
    Tue, Mar 16 2010 8:56 PM

    SweetiePie:
    for those who gamble, put $100 on Tiger to win all four majors this year

    I'll take some of that action. Tiger will not win all four majors in 2010, starting with the Masters.

    Tiger's good, real good, but he ain't that good.

     

  • SweetiePie
    4,925 Posts
    Tue, Mar 16 2010 10:24 PM

    Richard4168:

    I'll take some of that action. Tiger will not win all four majors in 2010, starting with the Masters.

    Tiger's good, real good, but he ain't that good

    Richard4168:
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    Richard4168:
    I'll take some of that action. Tiger will not win all four majors in 2010, starting with the

     

    Well, bless you Richard but you are not in the position to cover the odds on my bet. Fact of life. If you enjoy eating humble pie you will find it much better crow. LOL

  • Snaike
    3,678 Posts
    Tue, Mar 16 2010 10:55 PM

    William Hill is offering 33-1 odds that Woods will win all four majors in 2010, 16-1 odds that he will win three, 4-1 for two and 11-8 for one. Bettors can also get 5-4 odds that Woods will not win any of the majors, but he has to play in all four for the bets to be valid.

    I don't know, SP... according to this website your $100 could return $3300.  I don't know that you could make an assumption that our friend Richard couldn't cover that.

    5-4 odds he wins none.  This one is more believable.

     

  • Richard4168
    4,309 Posts
    Wed, Mar 17 2010 6:16 AM

    SweetiePie:
    If you enjoy eating humble pie you will find it much better crow.

    Touche Sweetiepie. I've eaten crow, and humble pie a plenty in days past. It's very bitter to the taste, but sweet in the stomach.

    For your sake SP, I hope Tiger pulls it off. Very unlikely though IMHO.

  • TarheelsRule
    4,731 Posts
    Sat, Mar 20 2010 5:10 PM
    Hard to bet against Tiger winning at least one. The US Open is at Pebble Beach, the British Open is at St Andrews, the Masters of course is at Agusta so those are 3 courses he dominates at. I think the PGA is at one of the Kohler, WS courses but those courses are generally long and difficult which plays into his hands as well. I don't think he will win at the Masters, too much rust on that putter and the wedge game. US Open at Pebble Beach is probably 3 - 2 odds and at St Andrews probably 2 - 1. I would always take the field against Tiger in any tourney as would any sane better but I think he gets one and probably the US Open.
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