Ok, I am not here to bash Tiger Woods...I think the media has been doing a great job of that.
A few things have come up that bother me ~
#1 ~ The Los Angeles Times ran an article yesterday in the sports page, written by David Wharton (I couldn't find it to post here) anyway, he mentioned David Rosen and his book "Sex Scandal America"...Rosen says that the expectation that celebrities should openly atone for private behavior dates at least back to the Puritans....calls it the ritual of public shaming.
(Wharton) Originally , this practice intended-rightly or wrongly-to preserve social convention, but Rosen believes any such trappings may have fallen away.
(Rosen) Now we're at the tail end of the morality tale. We're just watching it as entertainment
. There's no moral grab."
The one gal that came out and admitted at an affair with Tiger first, was shown last night on television....at a club I think(?)...anyway she was all smiles...her reply to the camera "No comment".....
No comment?...she sure had A LOT to say the day before...to anyone that would listen!!
I heard something on the news this morning...sorry can't remember who said it...but the person said that these stars are usually watched by someone that takes care of them, when that stops they get into all kinds of trouble...Tiger's dad in this case..after his dad died there was no one there for Tiger (guess his wife doesn't count
)...anyway he called it Professional Sports Star Syndrome...
sa-weet..."it" has a name
I am not a big fan of Tiger...greatest golfer ever...arrogant on the course IMHO
Why do we watch and care about this stuff? Is it REALLY entertainment?