Sports Are For The Fun and Games; and Not The Soap Opera Drama

R SContributor IFebruary 19, 2010

WINDERMERE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Tiger Woods practices golf outside his home on February 18, 2010 in Windermere, Florida. Woods will make a statement at the PGA Tour headquarters this Friday morning (February 19, 2010), according to a notice on the PGA Tour's web site.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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            Athletes are individuals that have great talents; that make them the target for everyone’s attention and judgments.

Today was the day, Tiger Woods “apologized for his indiscretions” and became another athlete to be sent to the gallows of public scrutiny. I am not trying to defend Tiger, but what I am trying to say is why do we care so much? Hundred upon hundred of other sports and non-sports figures have committed the same act or worst acts. Does he really deserve all of this attention? Was it really a shock to think that a successful athlete with million and even billions of dollars didn’t have any skeletons in his closet?

Tiger cheated, plain and simple. I can name dozens of regular individuals in the same boat. Cheating is nothing new, I bet a homemade milk shake that 80% or more of the 10 people who will read this has cheated or been cheated on. Maybe it is just me; I just don’t understand why people are up in arms because of this. Is it because Tigers is a popular figure in mainstream media? True, he is a huge star in Golf. I admit I have no interest in Golf besides seeing him. Golf is cool to play and have a few beers with the bros, but it is slow game of hitting a little ball into a hole. Not really a highlight reel made for TV that we must see. Tiger what you did was horribly wrong in my opinion, but still that is your business. I don’t watch golf for you personal life, I watch it to see you drive 300yard+ shots and sink 50ft putts.

We should just let this go…It may seem entertaining now because we are not the one in the lime light. But I wouldn’t want anyone to be in my business if I was in his shoes. I know that sound hallow. I am not a famous star or a super athlete, but it really isn’t any of our business. The fact is that we don’t want people in our personal live snooping around. There are many of us who believe that he is such a high profile individual, we have the right to know…I really, really, really think that is DUMB. Come on now, I have yet to see someone in their right mind, famous or otherwise say get up into my business you all have the right to know everything.

In MY Opinion… this issue has gone far enough. For all of you people who want to get more details. Let me say this to you, you guys need a hobby. Like stamp collecting or pottery. Private matters should stay private matters. How would you like it if I was up in you space 24/7 writing articles? Lets just all keep our skeletons in our own closets and deal with them in a private manner.