Dec 12, 2009

The Tiger Woods Scandal Continues


Well the latest news on the Tiger Woods scandal is that Gillette is either scaling back, phasing out, or taking a break from his endorsement of their products. In the midst of all of the chaos and constant coverage I would like to voice a simple, WHO CARES? I am not downplaying what he did. It is a shame that he had so many indiscretions that threaten to rip his family in two.

The truth is that we are not helping matters. If there is hope for Tiger’s marriage there won’t be when the media is finished chipping away at it. Does anyone remember Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey? Their relationship was scrutinized, analyzed and questioned to the point that it fell under the strain. Tiger and his family have asked for privacy during this time so that they can sort all of this out. We as a gossip-saturated society are not allowing it. If we didn’t jump at the chance to see a scandal or gawk at someone else’s misfortune we would be a lot better off.

Well, let’s put all of this aside for a moment and let me go back to my original comment. WHO CARES? I mean come on people! The man plays golf! What's next, a chess scandal? If this were Michael Jordan, Wayne Brady or Derek Jeter I could at least understand why there is such a fuss. When the O.J. trial filled our nations tabloids and newscasts, at least it was a scandal about a formerly great sports star. Golf is a game not a sport. What if soccer players rode a cart to where they would kick the ball? What if hockey players had someone skate around with them carrying their stick? I mean come on people really; this game is like pool, cornhole or anything for the Wii. In fact ping-pong has much more action than golf. Now that I have made all of the golfers out their mad, let me say that I know it takes skills that I do not have. Come to think of it, so does Double Dutch.

The bottom line is that the Tiger scandal is overplayed, malicious, and frankly none of my business. Since it is before me daily, I am reminded to pray for Tiger, his wife Elin, and their two children. It is my hope that he will face the consequences, embrace the guilt and work to salvage what he has tarnished. As for throwing stones, (verbal or literal) let’s continue to follow the example that Jesus set with the woman caught in adultery, when he said, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."


7 comments:

Shanna Goldin said...

i totally agree!

Donna said...

Who cares???? God cares and I care but, I don't want to keep hearing about every move he makes. We just need to know that they need our prayers....big time!

Inside Nate's Head said...

Obviously I care! I said that I am praying for him. I am just making the point that I do not need to know about every case of infidelity just because someone is famous.

Amber Komoroski said...

I agree as well. This is something that should be dealt with privately and people should at the very least realize that his wife and children did not wish to be put in this position and this is embarassing and hurtful to more than just Tiger Woods.

He who has been changed said...

Maybe the real problem is that people have to often tried to justify sin, when weeds are left alone they soon take over - choking out the good.

Susan LaDeau said...

I totally agree! I am happy that ever poor choice I have made in my life isn't in the headlines. I pray his family can heal and you are right the pressure of the media isn't going to help. . .love your blogs!

Donna said...

I was agreeing with you! That's why I don't like making comments, I come across wrong and it's interpreted totally different than what I meant to say.