There's More To This World Than Tiger Woods

Steven ResnickSenior Writer IApril 1, 2010

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19:  Tiger Woods makes a statement from the Sunset Room on the second floor of the TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour on February 19, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Woods publicly admitted to cheating on his wife Elin Nordegren but maintained that the issues remain 'a matter between a husband and a wife.'  (Photo by Joe Skipper-Pool/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods cheated on his wife—and it seems like the world has come to an end. The poster boy of who you should emulate as a role model has become mortal.

Now that Woods has become mortal, the news about him is getting old. 

From companies dropping sponsorships to media people questioning his honesty: The question becomes, in the grand scheme of things, does Woods' cheating scandal really need to be followed on what seems like a daily basis?

The answer is no! 

Maybe the luckiest thing for Woods so far has been the stories regarding Jessie James cheating on Sandra Bullock. Yet, even with the news of James going into rehab, Woods still manages to make the front page. 

There's a blog referring to a Vanity Fair article that is supposedly casting doubts on Woods' honesty and who his connections were.

Another story concerns his wife not wanting to join him at the Masters—which Woods announced as the tournament when he would return to golf. 

Besides stories of Woods, you can't even go on Facebook without seeing a mention of him. There's a group I saw that was called "I Hate Receiving Texts from Tiger Woods at 3 a.m. Asking for Sex."

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Besides Facebook, the jokes about Woods' cheating are getting old, as well.

But isn't that what most people like to do: Hear about someone else's major mistakes and let them not forget about it? Like, somehow, if Woods is knocked down a peg, maybe somehow we could be at his level?

When you look at it, though, how does Tiger really affect your life, day in and day out?

Unless you're lucky enough to be in his group, it doesn't have an effect on you at all— except to make a comment about the situation that Woods has found himself in. 

Then, other stories have been in the news of late that should get way more attention than what is going on with Woods—regardless of whether he's being honest or not or if his wife is going to be at his side at the Masters.

A few days ago, there was a story about a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide—and at least 10 people were charged with a crime in relation to it. Most of the charges stemmed from bullying in the classroom, whether physical or verbal.

Now there's something that would be a good thing to talk to your children about: How to treat people with respect.

What about the Hutaree group, who had planned to kill a police officer?

There was another story about a man pleading guilty to planning to kill numerous black people, including threats against the president of the United States. 

Besides those stories, what about the politicians who have been threatened after the health care bill passed? Heck, even the health care bill is big news—and yet it takes a backseat to Woods' personal life or Bullock's. 

Just look at the front page of Yahoo instead of seeing those stories. There is a picture of Bullock, and two different magazines pretty much used the same picture of her as the cover. Then there's the picture of Woods with the previously mentioned Vanity Fair article questioning Woods' honesty.

At this point, with the return of Woods imminent, be prepared for another media frenzy with Woods. Soon, people—regardless of being a fan or not—will hear what Woods has been up to: Basically, what he's had for dinner, what he had for breakfast, who he had a practice round with, etc.

So as the Masters fast approaches, be prepared for a 24-hour constant news cycle about Woods—regardless if it's on ESPN or on a local news station.

I, for one, will not be suckered into it—because I know there's more to life than hearing that Woods had a waffle for breakfast with a glass of milk and two eggs. 

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