By Gregory Moore
I wanted to wait until the dust settled on Tiger Woods and his infidelity.
I didn’t want to go into the Tiger bashing that became the talk of all airwaves for the past nine days. After all, I can only take so much of Nancy Grace’s pompous ass or Jasper Parnivek talking about how he’s lost all respect for the very man who controls how much he makes. After all it’s easy to talk about how you lost all respect in front of a camera but will he have the balls to actually say that on the golf course? Oh wait, Tiger will make sure Jasper never plays in a PGA event where he’s at; that is if Tiger really wanted to make Parnavik’s life a living hell hole.
And I’m tired of everyone talking about how being in an interracial marriage has its own stresses.
The bottom line, as so many other writers before me have said, is that our society puts athletes up on high pedestals and expect them to be ‘perfect’ when in reality the majority of them are big time hounds or “dawgs”.
And so, did it surprise me that Woods cheated on his Swedish wife? Yeah.
But did it shock me into an anti-Tiger diatribe? No.
Today I’m just scratching another athlete off the list; that’s all.
For you see as long as we keep these guys up there on the pedestals, they are going to fall.
Michael Jordan did it.
Magic Johnson did it.
Muhammad Ali did it.
Steve Phillips did it.
Kobe Bryant did it.
James Worthy did it.
Pick a well-known athlete and most likely he has committed adultery/infidelity on his spouse.
That’s life in this day and time.
If it happens in the movies, why should we be shocked in the real world?