Mar 16th 2010 8:58AM Mike, the guy emptying the port-a-potties was the one who made the joke. I'd be willing to bet he said it tongue-in-cheek - you know as a joke???
Mar 15th 2010 1:38PM First of all, a family suffered a loss: a husband and father. That alone deserves respect. Secondly, it would be "no one under 35 would know" - not "know one under 35 would know's" - perhaps you might want to check your spelling and grammar. Third, if you read the article, it quite clearly explained exactly who Peter Graves was - a classy actor, who was excellent at his craft, and about who one never heard any trash talk. Go back to watching movies made since 1990, please.
Mar 13th 2010 7:34AM Beukboom - you state that Elin is "frigid." You know this how?
Feb 19th 2010 5:34PM If he truly meant what he said, then bravo. Keep his private life private, and let the athlete go back to do what he does best: play golf. Keep your nose clean, Tiger; be true to yourself and your family and your religion; show respect, as you stated you would, for the game to which you have given and which has given you so much in return. The rest will fade away. Be ready for some heckling when you do return, be graceful in the face of criticism and come back and be the outstanding athlete you can be.
Feb 13th 2010 4:39PM Dear MysteryChick: If what I wrote was too long for you, please don't read it. It's really simple.
Feb 13th 2010 12:53PM I have a few opinions, which I'd like to express.
1) It saddens me that most of the comments I've read here have been vitriolic backlashing from one poster to another. The thinly-veiled obscenities don't make anyone sound more intelligent. I realize this is a very emotionally charged issue, but just to use this forum to "yell" at each other is a waste.
2) As far as Tiger's infidelities are concerned - they are really none of our business. Whatever he may have done or not done is between him and his family. That said, I agree that Tiger (or his "handlers") has/have portrayed himself as a role model for kids. It's difficult to explain to, say an 8 year old, why his favorite golfer hasn't been heard from. Too many details surely aren't necessary. But eventually, those 8 year olds get a little older and read articles about Tiger and find out what the news media tells us really happened. I have been in Elin's position (had a husband who cheated) and it's a horrible place to be. The women who were so happy to tell the world that "Tiger said he loved me" are idiots, and have equally as much blame for his infidelity as he does. After all, it does take 2, correct? So, I don't believe Tiger is the ONLY one to blame in this situation. Could he have NOT cheated on his wife? Absolutely! Many, many men do NOT cheat. However, if the 14 (or however many it truly is) women had said, "NO!" then perhaps he might not have strayed. We have no way of knowing. All I'm saying is that while he is accountable for his behavior, he isn't alone in accountability.
3) Tiger is a tremendous cash cow for the sport of golf. We've all heard the reports about how viewers have dropped off by 50%, etc. He brings (or brought, I should say) his sponsors a great deal of money with his fan base, for which he was well compensated. In my opinion, anyone who says, "Well I just won't watch golf until Tiger is back," isn't a true fan of the sport. I watch golf as much as possible. Did I enjoy watching Tiger? Definitely! He has a physical grace, a natural talent, and makes some of the most incredible shots I've ever seen. But he is far from the ONLY reason I watch. That would be like only watching football, for example, as long as my favorite quarterback is playing. The minute he retires, I'm done watching football? Hardly! I like the SPORT, not just the PLAYER. Obviously, it's a matter of personal choice as to whether someone watches or not. The other issue that I'm not particularly crazy about, is if Tiger is supposed to be a "role model for kids" - I would really like to see him dial back the club-throwing, foot-stamping, etc. That doesn't send a great message of good sportsmanship, which presumably is partly, at least, where the whole role model thing comes in.
4) And finally, the matter of Tiger "owing" his fans an explanation. I don't think so. He's not an elected official, with responsibilities and authority which affect the way the country runs. He doesn't "owe" anyone anything, with the exception of his family. The ONLY reason I think he should definitely have an interview with some respected journalist, is because when he does come back to play golf, it will be a circus otherwise. It still may be somewhat of a circus - fans will be yelling crude comments, making jokes, trying to distract him, booing, cheering - whatever they may do. That I don't think is fair to the other players. Imagine trying to play competitive golf with all of that going on. Not fair, in my opinion.
And all of the above is just that: my opinion. If I have offended anyone, I apologize in advance. I mean no offense. All I'm doing is expressing my OPINION. Thanks!
Feb 12th 2010 1:18PM If any of Madoff's properties sell, I would hope the proceeds would be given to the people he bilked out of their life savings!
Feb 11th 2010 9:36AM The cameras and film crew were explained - the premise being that a new "reality" show was being filmed about people getting into entry level jobs. They repeated that several times throughout the show.
Feb 10th 2010 2:42PM What an unkind and insensitive thing to say! Phil Harris didn't work because he was greedy! He worked because he had to, and because he loved the sea. What on earth would possess you to say such a thing? Do you work? I do! Does that make me greedy, because I want to work and pay my bills? What an idiotic and stupid thing to post! Go away!!!!!
Feb 10th 2010 9:11AM I am so sorry to hear this news. Phil Harris was a unique man, with a heart as big as the Bering Sea. I hope Josh and Jake can continue in their father's tradition. My deepest sympathy to all who loved him. A loyal fan.