Can somebody explain to me why people feel the need to criticize Tiger Woods for his mouth? He is a grown man playing in a highly competitive event after a five month lay-off. Who here doesn’t let one of Carlin’s seven words fly after an errant tee shot?
Can CBS and Jim Nantz, or any of the other networks, complain when they dress the tee box with extra microphones? Seriously, they want to bring the experience to the fan, yet they don’t want to offend anybody. Sports take place in the heat of the moment, to borrow an old cliche, and no one can expect any athlete to behave differently.
Sure, some are able to keep their emotions under control. Phil Mickelson, who also has a large following, kept his mouth clean throughout the weekend. But, it is unreasonable to have the same expectations of two different people.
And before anybody tells me, I know Tiger said he would be showing more respect for the game as well as keeping his emotions under control, but can we really believe that? Of course not. He said it for the PR move, not for sincerity, and I’m not even going to bash Tiger for that. I could care less.
I don’t see and hear sport commentators griping when a dugout mic picks up the errant F-word in baseball. Better yet, why don’t we wire every lineman in football, both offense and defense, and hear what goes on at the bottom of the pile? Or does that ruin the sanctity of the game as well?
Unfortunately, this guy is still free to terrorize the innocent.
[This is an ongoing EJSIC series leading up to the new college hoops season. ESPN broadcaster Mike Patrick was featured in Volume 1.]
Hello college basketball fans. It’s almost time for the new college basketball season to tip off, and it should be an exciting one.
It will be compelling watching the season unfold and getting the answers to the following questions:
- Can Kevin Love finally get UCLA over the Final Four hump?
- Will Lute Olson be able to return to the sidelines and lead Arizona back to prominence?
- Will Tyler Hansbrough ever live up to the hype?
- Can John Calipari’s Memphis Tigers build on their recent successes?
- Will the Selection Committee ever listen to me?
I’m sure that you have other burning questions I might not have thought of yet. Since I’m no longer paid to watch and comment on the games, sometimes these things fall through the cracks. If I’ve missed something, please leave a comment below and we can discuss it at great length. I have plenty of time, believe me.
While I have the opportunity, I’d like to deliver a big “I told you so” to those spineless ad-revenue whores at CBS. I was the most knowledgeable analyst in the game, and you know it. That game WAS over, you cowardly pricks.
Oh, and Jim: I’m glad you’re so happy with your new black friend. You two look really cute together. No wonder you’re getting divorced.
Okay, I think I’ve said enough.