Tiger Woods' Punishment: Watch the Raiders

Colin MehiganCorrespondent IDecember 14, 2009

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 10:  Tiger Woods of the USA answers questions from the media at a press conference ahead of the 2009 Australian Masters at Kingston Heath Golf Club on November 10, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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As part of his penance for his adulterous behaviour, Tiger Woods should be locked into a darkened room, chained to a chair, and forced to watch every single Oakland Raider game since the Super Bowl defeat of 2003.

Upon emerging from such a harrowing experience, I am sure Tiger would severely regret every single one of his “transgressions.”

However, it would also act as a form of therapy. He would observe the 34-13 humbling of the Raiders by the Washington Redskins this past Sunday. Tiger would be able to watch at first hand the total and utter ineptitude of quarterback JaMarcus Russell and the Oakland Raiders' offensive line.

Indeed, the inability of the Raider offensive line to protect the quarterback is similar to the inability of Tiger's PR team to protect him from the parade of female acquaintances lining up to sell their salacious stories.

The performance of the Raider offensive line against the Redskins was very much emblematic of Tiger's life right now—disorganised, chaotic, and out of control.

Meanwhile, the less said about JaMarcus Russell, the better. We all know his failings, and his teammates appear to have moved on with Bruce Gradkowski at the helm, leaving Russell to either sit on the sidelines or throw interceptions.

Ironically, Tiger Woods on the golf course is the embodiment of everything that the Raiders are not: successful, driven, determined, focused, and unwavering in the pursuit of victory (attributes which would perfectly describe the Raiders of the '70s).

Al Davis could do no worse than to follow Tiger Woods' example of admitting to mistakes and apologising to the fans.

At least Tiger did that.