Angry White Dude: Tiger's Only Human
The media created the monster known as Tiger Woods.
He was going to be the dude who broke all the records.
He was the bro whom nobody could beat.
When Woods wore that Stanford Cardinal red shirt and black trousers on the Sunday round, it was over before it even started.
He was going to make sure that Jack Nicholas was pushed to second-best of all time.
The media set the bar so high that nobody could ever live up to unbelievably stupid expectations.
Tiger had it all.
He was closing in on the Golden Bear for most majors won: 18. He has 14.
Tiger seemed to have it all.
If we were smart, we would've known that what seems wonderful and perfect on the outside is most of the time a ticking bomb waiting to explode.
Not quite, dude.
Tiger cheated on his wife with a gazillion ladies. His wife left him and all that money. OK, she took half of it with her.
If you looked at Tiger's body back then, you'd have seen certain signs of PED use. Nobody wants to talk about it, or the cheating, or the sex addiction thing.
If you talk bad about Tiger, you're white, and you don't write for South Park, you're certainly going to be called a racist.
Tiger is just a man, and he's clearly a man with issues.
We all know that he was stopped recently by the Jupiter, Florida police around 2:00am, booked, and jailed on suspicion of DUI.
- He had to be awakened.
- His car was idling in the right lane with the blinker on.
- He couldn't walk a sraight line.
- He failed a variety of sobriety tests, but
- He blew a 0.00 on the blood-alcohol test.
It emerged later that the prescription medication he took for his back issues figured prominently in the situation.
What I find disturbing is a man like this -- one of the most recognized people in the world -- didn't have one friend who'd drive him somewhere.
Not one person who would call him a cab.
No significant other who could simply take his keys and help him avoid the entire situation.
I think it's time to stop wondering when and if Tiger Woods will play golf again. I think it's time for people to start reaching out and trying to help a man named Eldrick Tont Woods.
We need to focus on the human being, not the celebrity athlete.