Surf wrote on Jan 5, 2010, 19:24:
but many men I know put women on pedestals and act as if they can do no wrong.
HellSlayer wrote on Jan 5, 2010, 13:14:
I am a Christian. With that said, I have a question for all those who are coming against Tiger. Are you sinless? Jesus said it the best. Let those without sin...cast the first stone! I am not justifying Tiger's actions, I am merely stated a fact. People can be anuses at times!
space captain wrote on Jan 5, 2010, 18:34:It's his image AS A GOLFER that they're buying.
wrong. its his image AS A PERSON, AS A SUCCESS, AS A HERO. what the fuck does AT&T have to do with golf? wtf does Gillette have to do with golf?
It's his image AS A GOLFER that they're buying.
tiger woods' personal image is a product he was selling to these corps. that image is now broken (tarnished, dirty, whatver), and therefore the corps dont want to buy any more of it. its totally relevant and pretty damn retarded you cant figure that outIt's his image AS A GOLFER that they're buying. If he stopped winning 5 years ago and they dropped him, I could see it. They weren't buying his image as an angel. Will EA sell less Tiger Woods golf b/c they don't dump him? Of course not. Neither will AT&T. Ostensibly this is a move to placate a small vocal minority of conservative religious critics, but forgiveness is one of the key tenets of Christianity, the dominant religion in both North America and Europe. So how does this make sense?
I applaud EA for not following the lead of AT&T and other stupid companies. If I cheat on my wife, should my company fire me? It's completely irrelevant.
I agree on the scummy point, however I've always found that putting people up on pedestals like we do with athletes and other celebrities is a bit unfair and silly. We have only ourselves to blame when they f*ck up and become human like the rest of us, showing skill in one area or another doesn't always equal moral superiority.
1. How do we know his wife wasn't putting out anymore? Maybe she is a total bitch and doesn't feel sexy after two kids that more than likely destroyed her once hot body. There's only so much of a woman's "I don't feel like it tonight..." a man can take before he will look elsewhere.No excuse can rationalize the behavior. He should get permission or get divorced. Anything else is dishonest. That being said, there's no reason for a company to change its business relationship based on golf with him. Now if he was a Evangelical preacher preaching fidelity everyday, I could see it.
American society is warped, perverted and sick. You can watch movies where people get their heads blown off, drink horse cum (Jackass 2 anyone?) and the movie gets an R rating, watch some tits and ass and its X rated. People like Tom Cruise make 15 million a flick, host costly wars for other countries, spend 80 billion annually on Israel, and forget our own people or those that try to help the ones truly in need.Well said. Priorities are F'd up.