Monday, November 30, 2009

Smart move?

There's no doubt that Tiger Woods is well within his legal rights in declining to talk with police about the car accident outside his mansion late last week, but one wonders whether he's doing himself any favors by not being upfront about what went down. At this point, the facts appear to be as follows: In the wee hours of Saturday morning, Woods reportedly mowed down a fire hyrdrant and hit a tree with his Cadillac Escalade while leaving his driveway. When emergency personnel arrived, they found him bleeding from the mouth and going in and out of consciousness. His wife reportedly used a golf club to bash out the back windows of the Caddy and help him from the vehicle. Woods initially gave indications that he would talk to police about the wreck, but after putting them off for a couple of days, he sent his attorney out to give officers his driver's license, registration and proof of insurance. Legally, that's all he has to do. But from a public relations standpoint, his refusal to address the details of the wreck publicly are leading to the very kind of speculation he'd be better off without. "This is a private matter, and I want to keep it that way," Woods said in a statement. He may very well wish that it were a private matter, but Woods happens to be the most famous athlete in the world, who puts himself front and center with multimillion-dollar endorsement deals, and when he starts slamming into fire hydrants and trees with his luxury vehicle, it's big news. Especially since it follows by mere days a National Enquirer report that Woods had been seeing a nightclub hostess and that they were together in Australia when Woods played in a golf tournament there. No one has suggested that Woods was drunk when the wreck occurred, but some certainly are left to wonder whether he was speeding away from his house after a go-round with the missus. Others have suggested that the mouth injuries the golfer suffered might have been inflicted by an angry spouse, not the steering wheel of an Escalade. Still others question how Woods could have had a wreck such as he reported being involved in and not have the airbags of the Caddy deploy. And is it remotely possible that Tiger’s bride bashed out the windows of the SUV before the wreck, perhaps as her hubby was hightailing it out of the driveway? As the AP asks in a story today, if Woods just made a driving blunder, why wouldn't he simply talk to the police and tell them that? Hmmmmmm.

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Blogger PRIguy said...

While I agree that the circumstances surrounding this fiasco are titillating and possibly salacious, I applaud Tiger for wanting to keep his privacy. I read an article yesterday headlined something to the effect of, "Why Tiger Must Come Clean Now." It went on to say that he owed his fans and the media an explanation. Why? Why does he "owe" anyone an explanation? If he cooperated with the police, then that's all he's required to do. He "owes" no one a thing.

I'm curious, though, what would compel one of the most famous and recognizable people in the world to want to have an extramarital affair knowing that there likely is a camera within ten feet of anywhere he might go.

Personally, I don't care about this story. If he's boinking someone else, well, I hope it was good because he's going to lose a ton of money for that booty. And if he's not, then let him return to what little privacy he has left.

November 30, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Anonymous x anonymous said...

" boinking someone else "

Is that like throwing the hot dog down the hallway?

I have one simple rule when it comes to the po po's.

1. If they are asking questions about you or someone you care for, remember that this is a investigation! You can exercise your rights and you should. Let the STATE PAID WITNESS (the cop)find other witnesses and do his job.

November 30, 2009 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I think we all have more important matters to wonder about. No matter what the answer really is, will it change your opinion of him? If it changes your opinion, he won't know or care so, I think we have more important matters to wonder about like the War in Afghanistan.

November 30, 2009 at 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter what Tiger says or doesn't say, people will speculate about what happened and possibly hit on the truth. But more likely they'll speculate wildly about domestic disturbances, wife beating and affairs. I applaud Tiger for standing his ground and saying "Mind your own *&^%^%$$ business" to everyone. How many people that we never hear about run into fire hydrants for trees at 2 a.m.?

November 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Entertainment of America said...

For all that is holy, why are we talking about this? This man has never done nothing more than hit a ball with a club!

We should be talking about climate gate!

November 30, 2009 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Brant said...

Was "Climategate" the word of the day on Glenn Beck's show or World Net Daily? It seems to be the "talking point" du jour for the right-wing set. In reality, it's a tempest in a teapot. Even if one small group of scientists was involved in some skulduggery, it in no way counters the mountain of evidence that climate change is very real, and that humans are contributing to the destruction of our own environment. The real discussion should involve what our policies should be in regard to addressing environmental issues, and believe me, I'm not some tree-hugger. I do not believe, for instance, that we should impose stringent environmental controls if countries such as China are going to do nothing. In our current economic mess, that is senseless.

December 1, 2009 at 6:25 AM  
Anonymous entertainment of america said...

Al Gore is running around the US telling our kids that they are smarter then their parents. Well, in my first science class I was taught that plants like co2. 40 years later we have people that want to tax you cause your alive? I'm afraid a lot of people can't see the forrest because of the trees. It's all cycles. The Sahara Desert use to be an ocean, before there was people. It dried up! Why? We have had ice ages, and they have melted. Why? Cycles?

December 1, 2009 at 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Tiger do something to piss off the climate? How did Climategate get in this thread? But since it is ... the thing about global warming, real or imagined, is that it has no immediate effect on us. For all their claiming that they want a better life for their kids, no one gives a penguin's patootie about what happens after they're dead. Now, if someone could prove that a tidal wave would swamp the US and stop the NFL games next week, someone might actually care. But they'd probably blame Al Gore for not insisting that NFL stadiums float.

December 1, 2009 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

For the record. I think Glenn Beck is a cracked pot and I don't read the the World Net Daily
but since we finally got around to Climategate. This is what I have said before on Scott's site...
I don't dispute climate change, I dispute throwing trillions of dollars to the Government to mismanage and still not be able to stop the cycle. >_< We didn't cause the Ice Age and we didn't fix the Ice Age, but it still happened. If we are heating up, well we are heating up. I do my part as has been suggested. I reduce, reuse and recycle and that's my part. I want to keep my money to care for my family and friends.

December 1, 2009 at 11:36 PM  
Anonymous weather nuts said...

Al Gore for not insisting that NFL stadiums float.

If Al Gore could make a stadium float he would sell it to you then find away to pay a tax to him cause it stops summer!?

December 2, 2009 at 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Big Papa said...

Did Mr.Woods run a escort service at night?

December 8, 2009 at 1:33 PM  

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