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Old 12-12-2009, 10:57 AM  
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Default Tiger Woods vs. a real slow news day

I, for one, am getting tired of hearing about Tiger Woods on the TV news.

Don't get me wrong. I'm glad that the man is healthy and has a robust sex drive. But, what he does off the course is a matter that should remain between him, his family and possibly his doctor.

The man is in good company. Consider Jimmy Swaggert, Bill Clinton, Prince Charles, and so many others who had some obligation to set an example for the rest of us. Tiger had no such burden. The only people that adored the guy were other golfers, all of whom were old enough to tell right from wrong and make their own decisions.

Leave the Tiger alone. Let him solve his problems.


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Nestor, thats the primary reason I've have abandoned watching network news. Get a public figure to screw up and it's now the focus of all that matters. I just don't get it, the fascination with other peoples drama. But I guess network TV is full of programs dedicated to the life issues of others. The Tiger situation is really a sad commentary to the human condition. A guy who had all the money he could spend in a hundred lifetimes. A beautifully spouse, great kids and all the adoration one could want. What was so missing in his life he had to sleep with anything that could fog a mirror? I just don't get it. In my career as a roofer we have worked on some of the Biggest names homes in the music business and some movie folks and what I've found is that most are not very nice people away from the spotlight, they also don't like to hear the word no. Last summer I was on a re-roof, slate job that was scheduled to last 3 months. I started getting pressure from music star homeowner to bring in more roofers, no wasn't what he wanted to hear. I stood my ground and we finished 3 weeks ahead of schedule. They are so use to getting everything, that what we take for granted is lost after the 1 million.

Oh well, I heard Tiger was going to change his name so as to make a new start in life. His new name....wait for it....Cheeta


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I think a big part of the problem is that the TV stations set aside a certain amount of time for their news broadcasts every day, and if it's a slow day in the news room, then even the least worthy news stories get aired. That's when they tell you about the dog that climbed a tree and had to be rescued by the fire department... and the latest about Tiger Woods personal life.

Also, there's a News Editor who decides what news stories to air, and in his opinion, we're more interested in Tiger Woods cheating on his wife than we are about what's happening right now in Copenhagen.

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Ya know what? No matter how bad a day I'm having I can look at myself in the mirror and say, Wow, my day is better than Tigers day, today...
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Ya know what? No matter how bad a day I'm having I can look at myself in the mirror and say, Wow, my day is better than Tigers day, today...
Not so much 2 weeks ago?

I personally don't care either. The news is getting worse everyday.
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The news is getting worse everyday.
Yeah, I heard Tiger Woods got refused entry to a Christmas Party thrown by O. J. Simpson because Simpson felt that associating with Woods might be bad for his image.
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Funny!
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I think what Tiger did is great, he took some of the heat off the government.
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You know your right since this happened I have been more willing to invest.
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The Media I guess is making things worst. Also, that should be a personal problem of Tiger to solve. I am also sick and tired of hearing this news every single day. I hope they will leave him alone soon.


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