Tiger Woods Main Problem Was That He Got Married, Unlike Derek Jeter
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If Tiger Woods Had Been Single, Would Anyone Have Cared? Of Course Not. Jeter Had The Right Idea.

12/14/09 in Golf   |   Pat   |   5232 respect


Everyone is condemning Tiger Woods for sleeping with pretty much every woman he meets, but what would have happened if Tiger had taken a page out of Derek Jeter's playbook, and stayed single for a while? Like the ingenious Ryan Parker pointed out, Tiger could still be the king of the world, if he hadn't been married. He could have slept with porn stars, night club floozies, and any other random woman who suited his fancy, and no one would have batted an eye.

Is Tiger being treated a little unfairly by the largely hypocritical media? Of course he is. But he brought it all on himself, by getting married when it's obvious that he still wasn't ready to act like a husband. He should have just tried to be like Jeter.


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2/18/10   |   CorneliusButterfield   |   3 respect

Tiger Woods has a problem. All we ask is that he is working on it. We'll go with what ever he says. Who watches a golf tournament without Tiger? “I have a problem, I'm working on it, golf is my life, and I'm coming back.” All we need to hear. Fans will be happy, sponsors will be happy, GOLF will be OVER JOYED! CoreneliusButterfield.com

2/18/10   |   mikecubbie69   |   65 respect

All this stuff about corporate images is well and good, but was anyone really that naive to think Woods is invulnerable to the same desires as other well to do public figures who may have strayed, like Jordan or Bill Clinton? Hes a human male......Should we really be suprised? And how many of you, if you were in his position, would have not been tempted by these women? I find an incredible amount of hypocrisy in this. Tiger Woods has to offer a public apology, because a few hypocritical media people were offended? I dont think Tiger has to say shit. The only person he has to answer to is his wife. I think everyone should be happy hes talking at all. I mean, really, its not like he used steriods.
As to the question at hand, Tiger probaly should have stayed single!

12/17/09   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

billiePAL1998 wrote:
THE IRONY OF BEING FAMOUS..... people expect you to be flawless!!!

It is not that hard to stay faithful to the person you married.  It really isn't.  And besides... One indiscretion would be looked upon far different than 15!

12/17/09   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

jswol54 wrote:
I know that, but what's that got to do with this argument?  I'm saying that if MJ was in his prime today, all of his extramarital affairs would be much more known.  MJ didn't have to deal with the TMZs, Facebooks, and FanIQs of the world back when he was playing. 

His bad decisions off the court were quickly forgotten because they we weren't subjected to them all day, every day.  Out of sight, out of mind. 

And it's not just that.  Jordan has been out of the public eye for years and years now.  His publicity is a fraction of what it was when he was playing.  Hence, no one cares.  Woods is at the height of his career.  If he had retired from golf, left the spotlight, the turmoil over this would be considerably less.

12/15/09   |   billiePAL1998   |   2796 respect

THE IRONY OF BEING FAMOUS..... people expect you to be flawless!!!

12/15/09   |   fremontguy26   |   24 respect

jswol54 wrote:
I know that, but what's that got to do with this argument?  I'm saying that if MJ was in his prime today, all of his extramarital affairs would be much more known.  MJ didn't have to deal with the TMZs, Facebooks, and FanIQs of the world back when he was playing. 

His bad decisions off the court were quickly forgotten because they we weren't subjected to them all day, every day.  Out of sight, out of mind. 

it shouldnt matter if hes in his prime, he still loked at a as a role model for kids no matter if he still playing or not, hes the greatest basketball player ever so being in ur prime dont matter

12/15/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

fremontguy26 wrote:
Mj jus got divorced a few years ago go look it up

I know that, but what's that got to do with this argument?  I'm saying that if MJ was in his prime today, all of his extramarital affairs would be much more known.  MJ didn't have to deal with the TMZs, Facebooks, and FanIQs of the world back when he was playing. 

His bad decisions off the court were quickly forgotten because they we weren't subjected to them all day, every day.  Out of sight, out of mind. 

12/15/09   |   fremontguy26   |   24 respect

jswol54 wrote:
MJ went through his prime when the internet was still in it's infant stages.  Sites like Facebook, TMZ, etc. were unknowns.  Back then we didn't have nine thousands ESPN stations either. 

Either way, I'm glad that MJ didn't have to go through that because no matter who comes along, His Airness will always be my idol. 

Mj jus got divorced a few years ago go look it up

12/15/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

jswol54 wrote:
MJ went through his prime when the internet was still in it's infant stages.  Sites like Facebook, TMZ, etc. were unknowns.  Back then we didn't have nine thousands ESPN stations either. 

Either way, I'm glad that MJ didn't have to go through that because no matter who comes along, His Airness will always be my idol. 

If MJ was in his prime right now, he would have a completely different image. And people probably wouldn't care about Tiger Woods anymore, because MJ would have stole the show. And probably broken the internet, with the amount of people who were trying to look up his latest affairs.

12/15/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

fremontguy26 wrote:
MJ's was jus a few years ago

MJ went through his prime when the internet was still in it's infant stages.  Sites like Facebook, TMZ, etc. were unknowns.  Back then we didn't have nine thousands ESPN stations either. 

Either way, I'm glad that MJ didn't have to go through that because no matter who comes along, His Airness will always be my idol. 

12/15/09   |   cbcdmd   |   40 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Tiger also has much worse taste in women than Jeter. Jeter has gone out with starlets, while Tiger was hitting cocktail waitresses and randoms. Advantage Jeter.

HUGE advantage Jeter in every way possible.

12/15/09   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

wrote:

With everything else that goes on in the world who cares what Tiger does in his personal life. I love to watch him as a golfer. Does it make him a bad man...no because he has done more good than harm to others.(except those directly involved)  He should have stayed single for sure.

Tiger Woods is  human and   had done mistakes but are you happy of his downfall?

12/15/09   |   pat53v

But Tiger is not single and he should have known better. I use to think that Tiger was a real class act, that's out the window. As far as class goes he could learn alot from Jeter.

12/15/09   |   bigraidersfan   |   2 respect

He may have an addiction. Who knows??? From now on I am changing his name from Tiger Woods to Cheetah Woods.

12/15/09   |   billiePAL1998   |   2796 respect

Nobody's perfect..... are we envious of Tiger? or are we just happy that somebody famous commits mistake the way we do?

12/14/09   |   idahoproducer   |   130 respect

CalBoomer wrote:
Actually, there are some subtle lines in the social sands here. As an athlete, Woods can do whatever he wants, inside or outside of his marriage, and it's really nobody's business. Unfortunately, golf is still a country-club sport with a different clientele than the NBA. And more women play golf than basketball. So, whereas isolated adultery might be tolerated, indiscriminate banging is not. And then there is the matter of being a spokesman for corporate America. This endless catting around just does not mesh with being a symbol of steely perfection and rectitude. The unmarried Jeter is looked upon as cool no matter what his sexual preferences are. The married Woods does not get that pass. A more interesting  comparison would be Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt Chamberlain never married and claimed to have had sex with 20,00 women. He was never particularly castigated for his behavior, but then he never made much money as a corporate sponsor. The real problem with Woods is not his golf, which has nothing to do with personal morals or behavior, but rather with his artificial image as a corporate sponsor, which is the source of most of his income.

Very well stated Sir, top to bottom.
Especially, your last sentence.
Terrific summation!

12/14/09   |   idahoproducer   |   130 respect

BluDevil wrote:
I just think Jeter has better handlers feeding him talent than Tiger does.

Interesting point. Tiger's into sluts

12/14/09   |   fremontguy26   |   24 respect

jswol54 wrote:
MJ had the advantage of not going through the internet/high-tech cell phone/digital age.  His indiscretion was pretty well known, but it's forgotten faster wen it's not in your face 24/7.

MJ's was jus a few years ago

12/14/09   |   bayou71PR   |   94 respect

jswol54 wrote:
MJ had the advantage of not going through the internet/high-tech cell phone/digital age.  His indiscretion was pretty well known, but it's forgotten faster wen it's not in your face 24/7.

You know no one wants to say it but the only reason they are making a big deal is because he has become the O.J. of 2009. The only difference is that he was man enough to walk away so give the man a break.( FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO DID NOT UNDERSTAND HIS BLACK SHE WHITE)

12/14/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

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Great points and well stated. And for the record Jeter's sexual preference is 'more please.'

12/14/09   |   CalBoomer   |   43 respect

Actually, there are some subtle lines in the social sands here. As an athlete, Woods can do whatever he wants, inside or outside of his marriage, and it's really nobody's business. Unfortunately, golf is still a country-club sport with a different clientele than the NBA. And more women play golf than basketball. So, whereas isolated adultery might be tolerated, indiscriminate banging is not. And then there is the matter of being a spokesman for corporate America. This endless catting around just does not mesh with being a symbol of steely perfection and rectitude. The unmarried Jeter is looked upon as cool no matter what his sexual preferences are. The married Woods does not get that pass. A more interesting  comparison would be Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt Chamberlain never married and claimed to have had sex with 20,00 women. He was never particularly castigated for his behavior, but then he never made much money as a corporate sponsor. The real problem with Woods is not his golf, which has nothing to do with personal morals or behavior, but rather with his artificial image as a corporate sponsor, which is the source of most of his income.

12/14/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

fremontguy26 wrote:
i jus find it funny how everyone made a big deal out this and not when Michael Jordan did it.

MJ had the advantage of not going through the internet/high-tech cell phone/digital age.  His indiscretion was pretty well known, but it's forgotten faster wen it's not in your face 24/7.

12/14/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

wrote:

With everything else that goes on in the world who cares what Tiger does in his personal life. I love to watch him as a golfer. Does it make him a bad man...no because he has done more good than harm to others.(except those directly involved)  He should have stayed single for sure.

I agree, but it does sorta tarnish his image, no? 

12/14/09   |   fremontguy26   |   24 respect

i jus find it funny how everyone made a big deal out this and not when Michael Jordan did it.

12/14/09   |   ChiTown123   |   111 respect

 If Jeter was married and this happened to him, they would STILL build a bridge in his honor. 

I must say though Jeter does seem to have better taste in women (other than the one Tiger prolly doesn't get much from these days, his wife).

12/14/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Tiger also has much worse taste in women than Jeter. Jeter has gone out with starlets, while Tiger was hitting cocktail waitresses and randoms. Advantage Jeter.

I just think Jeter has better handlers feeding him talent than Tiger does.

12/14/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Tiger also has much worse taste in women than Jeter. Jeter has gone out with starlets, while Tiger was hitting cocktail waitresses and randoms. Advantage Jeter.