Sunday, February 28, 2010

Whoa, Tiger!

A couple of months or so ago, Tiger finally come out and apologized for his, ah, indiscretions. It's obvious that his public relations, image consultants, spin doctors and the workers of the almighty make it disappear voodoo, advised Tiger to use the, "I wrote the speech myself" approach. Did it work? Well, the jury is still out on that one.

Tiger chose to speak to a few hand picked, handcuffed media people, in a news conference without any real questions in a situation where he was in total control, as always. Noticeably, Tiger's mother was there but Elin, his absolutely gorgeous wife, was absent!

Headline news was made on Sunday March 21, 2010, when Tiger gave two separate five minute interviews to ESPN and the Golf channel.

Now, I don't know about you but I was expecting something more substantial. Will we ever get all the details? No and maybe we shouldn't. But I quote "it's all in the police report" was not what I expecting. Did I mention that headline news was made?

Tiger sounded more like he was he was sorry for getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar, than he was for getting caught cheating on his wife with numerous hoochies!!

Leading up to the Masters, in Augusta Georgia, this weekend Tiger has given another interview in hopes of satiating the masses need to know the sordid details of his fall from grace and subsequent rehab. Nothing new of consequence was revealed, although Tiger did reiterate how sorry he is for letting us, the little people, along with his wife, family and close friends, down.

I am glad to see that Tiger has had at least one good friend, that will stick with him through thick or thin. Good, old reliable Nike!! Could that friendship have anything to do with the fact that Tiger Woods is Nike Golf?

The hardcore golf fan has already moved past the "Tiger" debacle and just wants to see Tiger, do one thing, play golf.

Of course, Tiger-gate was a huge story of epic proportions and the non-sports media went excessively overboard. Now the media circus keeps billing Tiger Woods at the Masters as the second coming of Jesus Christ; everyone is going to watch him!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Super Half Time?

The Super Bowl of Sunday February 7, 2010, was the most watched television program in American television history. The Saints prevailed in a thrilling 31-17, come from behind victory.

However the half time show was a real blast...... a blast from the past!! "Who played the half time show?" "The Who." "Who?" "The Who!" "Who?" and on and on. Since the Janet Jackson, costume reveal of 2004, the National Football League has gone all conservative, aiming to please middle-aged men.

Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and The Who. In my opinion, the lone bright spot was Prince in 2007 and he seemed pretty tame. The NFL was aiming for the young hip crowd with Jay-Z and Rihanna, in and out of the commercial breaks and the geriatric set, with the 60 something rockers of The Who, at halftime! I suppose if you subscribe to Rolling Stone magazine, you are happy!!

Who next? No pun intended. The Grateful Dead? The Beach Boys? Pink Floyd? I witnessed the Super Bowl at a huge Super Bowl event with over a hundred attendees and we simply muted the volume, hit the bathroom and topped up on snacks for the second half.

Oh well, there's always next year to get it right!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Agent Zero!

Old news by now, but Gilbert Arenas was suspended last week for the rest of the National Basketball Associations season, for his felony gun charge and subsequent ridiculous behavior.

His initial sorry explanation for having the unloaded guns in the locker room, was for the safety of his children. Ah, note to Gilbert, buy a safe! Next!!!

Today (Feb. 2/10), in the Washington Post, Arenas issued the obligatory apology. "While I regret a lot about this incident, letting the kids down is my biggest regret." Blah, blah, blah! No kidding!

Isn't it all double speak, anyways? After the incident and before the pending suspension, wasn't Arenas caught with his guns a blazing, so to speak? Making light of the matter by pretending to shoot teammates with his hands during an on-court huddle before a game! Yeah! Sorry! Sorry he got caught.

Actually, I feel sorry for Arenas. He was just battling back from a couple of season ending knee surgeries. Leading his team, the Wizards, in scoring and assists averages and now this.

Well Arenas, it's all on you brother. It's all on you. I guess the moniker "Agent Zero" is very appropriate.