A Tiger or a Cheetah, Who Cares

SportsChLeagueContributor IFebruary 23, 2010

Did you hear the latest?!?  Tiger Woods cheated on his wife!  No seriously, I heard him admit it last Friday…  Okay sports and golf fans, yes, Tiger admitted to making a mistake, that he cheated and that he is sorry.  All better now???

     I am shocked and apalled at how many people thought Tiger Woods owed them an apology.  What a waste of time the press has spent since Thanksgiving trying to get a scoop.  Did Tiger give any juicy details or innuendo that the tabloid hawks wanted?  No, of course not.  He apologized (hopefully sincerely, it seemed to be so, but we’ll see…) to his wife and his sponsors for letting her down and losing them sales.  That’s it; it’s over, it’s done.  Finally, I hope. 

     How many times was the thirteen minute apology played and replayed this weekend? And all the talking heads analyzing whether he was robotic, or sincere or complaining a camera malfunctioned.  Man, cut the guy a break!  His marriage is on the rocks, he is separated from his kids and people want to nitpick his presentation skills.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone what he did.  He’s paying a steep price and deserves it, but that’s between him and his family.

The only person Tiger has to answer to is Elin and unfortunately fo him, she wasn’t there.  A telling point, don’t you think?  Did you really expect her to be?  You’ll have a hard time convincing me (and definitely her) that Tiger actually loves and respects his wife after having over a dozen flings some lasting over three years.  So Tiger, you blew it!  You got caught and now pay the price like every other human being.  So man up, move on and forget about her.  Time to pick up the sticks and get ready for the Masters.  As you, of course, found out on your yacht, there are other fish in the sea…  Hope you do better the next round…