Dear Tiger,

Thursday, 10 December 2009
I don't understand the pressures of being a professional athlete and I certainly don't know what it's like to be a millionaire.  However, I do know what it is like to love someone, say wedding vows and be apart from my partner.

Why did you think you could get away with having no respect for your wife and living the life of a severe womanizer?  Because of your money?  Because of your popularity?  Because of your talent?  Thank God your chauvinistic behavior is now out in the open and people see you for what you really are:  dishonest and promiscuous.

I was a fan of yours.  To me, you were sophisticated, classy and a good father.  I also thought your wife was quite lucky to be with a man like you.  Now, I'm disgusted.  You didn't just fall prey to temptation and have an affair, you constantly sought women out (dozens? hundreds?) while you were married for only one purpose: sex.  Do you even regard women as anything other than a sex tool?



Elin must be so sad.  Your children will have to read about and cope with your actions when they are older.

Hopefully you can get some help for yourself.  You seem to have a sex addiction and your golf score (or bicep size) can't help you with that. 

Sincerely,
Me

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Behind the scenes:  Man calls the newsroom tonight and wants to talk to the news director.  I said "Sorry, sir, she is not available may I take a message?"  He says, "Yes.  You need to tell the girls on the news to get their hair outta their faces!  They just stand there and flick their hair and those girls...they need to get the hair outta their faces 'cause we can't see how pretty they are!"  I said, "I'll pass along your comment, sir but these are professional women, not girls and I can assure you they aren't on TV just to look pretty. Have a nice night."

13 comments

L.A. Price said...

O hai Denae,

substitute chauvinistic for 'shovenistic' and you will have restored good grammar.

Denae said...

Excellent help - thank you!

Thabang Motsei said...

Actually D you spelled chauvanistic correctly!

Anonymous said...

In the end, Tiger's story only proves the absolute and unrivaled stupidity of penises.

CC

Denae said...

CC - you know I can't agree because Tiger is the one that is "stupid" here. Not all men are womanizers.

Anonymous said...

No, Denae. Not all men. All penises. There is a difference. Many men think with there brain. God bless them for it. Others think with something else. That doesn't usually work out very well...

CC

Anonymous said...

Hi Denae,

I must begin by clarifying that I am not a Tiger Woods or golf fan...

Now, much as I respect your feelings and the disillusionment you feel with someone like Tiger Woods - do you really feel he ought to go through public scrutiny of such magnitude? We are all entitled to our vices, mistakes and goof ups...but is it really fair to sit on judgement and say the person is disgusting?

He might genuinely have a problem with monogomy - and like many addicts can't get over alcoholism or drugs, he can't seem to get rid of his fetish for new women every day...IT IS A DISEASE, not a CRIME.

For all you know...all this uncalled for anger and uproar the media has created might just shatter the already unstable man and force him to do something he ought not to...(he's already taken an indefinate break from golf, a sad thing for many fans)...

Worse is the fact that you link his so called crimes to the money and millions he has...do you know research shows prostitution & infidelity are more rampant among the really poor and homeless?

I completely sympathise with his wife Elin - but this attention is not doing her any good as well...she is in the limelight for a crime she did not commit!

I suggest we all remain balanced about something like this and not get carried away by our emotions. The human mind and existance is very complex and you can't club behaviour into good or bad, black or white...

Live, let live & learn from something like this instead of coming to a conclusion about someone's character!

Sorry if this sounds harsh...but nothing personal, just a comment on the overall frenzy.

Do replY!

Denae said...

Hi Anon - yes, glad Tiger has admitted to his problem so he can finally get some help. He is a public figure paid by advertisers so yes, he should face public scrutiny. We pay his billions of dollars. I've purchased Nike golf products. And Tiger's behavior has a lot to say about his character. How can we not come to a conclusion? Actions speak loudly and he wasn't forthcoming about his behavior until after his sponsors pulled ads. Thank you though, for your comments. Certainly food for thought.

Anonymous said...

Hey,

Thanks for replying!

When you say 'he is a public figure paid by advertisers' - do you sugggest that advertisers have a right to take on the role of moral police? They hire him for his popularity & not for his personal character attributes. Also we don't pay his billions of dollars...his skill at his game do...else every promiscuous husband would have been a billionare. His claim to fame is and should remain golf & not infidelity...

In fact advertisers and newspapers are raking in the moolah by printing lurid details of his public life...please don't be under the false impression that they are worried his character has been assassinated. The more the scandal the better it is for them...why do you think Britney is popular - not for her singing definitely!

Finally...most people who have extra marital affairs don't blow their own trumpet so its naive to expect him come out on his own...would you have done it? I wouldn't...

I am not propogating prostitution or infidelity...(although there are views among even philosophers that monogomy isn't natural) - all I am saying is - do not judge a person's character by one aspect of his life!

Sorry for being persistant...but I really like to brainstorm and understand varied opinions! :-)

Anonymous said...

Cheating is now classified as a disease? Ummm...no.

There is such thing as a sex addiction. However, Tiger doesn't exhibit any features of that...he was very calculated in his actions. Check out the phone messages and emails trying to cover up his actions. And he definitely was discriminating - tall, skinny blondes are his affair of choice. This is not a man that needs help from a therapist. He needs a swift kick in the butt by his wife. Maybe then he will get his priorities straight.

And I do think it is ok to say that repeatedly lying to your family and exposing your wife to sexually transmitted diseases is wrong. Absolutely wrong. Some may choose to live their lives in open relationships - good for them. But it appears Tiger's wife didn't make that choice. It was made for her.

CC

Denae said...

Anon - as a rule, I don't debate with people who conceal their identity but again, you have some interesting thoughts.

No, advertisers certainly shouldn't operate as moral police but we all know they bank on an image. Tiger no longer fits the image of a talented professional.

As I said in the original posting, an affair is one thing but this sexual tirade goes beyond that. He gave into his womanizing with reckless abandonment and I've lost respect for him. You haven't. That's okay. Those are the breaks of being a public figure in his case. You win some you lose some.

Chris F. said...

Tiger Woods like most people in the celebrity world become full of themselves. It is a long story, but don't allow the constant attention to swell your ego beyond what is manageable.

w said...

word.