The Never-Ending Fascination with Tiger

Seriously. Someone explain this to me, as I just don’t get it. I won’t even touch on moral failings, but what is the allure of someone who can walk up to a non-moving target and hit it pretty well? Do people wet their pants over him because they once played a drunk round of golf and feel they can now somehow relate? How does the word athlete end up alongside his name? How does a 3 under par performance draw millions of viewers and a bench/squat/deadlift manages to draw a few family members and curious onlookers? Someone shed some enlightenment here.

MONEY, ADVERTISING, PRODUCT PLACEMENT, SPONSORSHIP, POPULARITY WITH OLD OUT OF SHAPE RICH WHITE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CALL THEMSELVES “ATHLETES”. Sorry bout the caps, I got distracted and didn’t notice and I don’t feel like retyping.

I don’t get it either…

I think it has been touched on but; Rich white people play golf- these same rich white people spend a lot of money on shit, ergo companies want to associate themselves with golf to have rich white people buy their product. If rich white people suddenly got into Olympic lifts then there would suddenly be a market for it sponsorship wise.

Personally I am impressed he had the balls to cheat on his Swedish supermodel wife with a waitress, how the fuck did that happen; a porn star I can understand but a waitress? She had to be doing the freaky shit, damn voodoo poon.

Try playing a halfway decent round of golf and you’ll probably appreciate how hard it is to “walk up to a non-moving target and hit it pretty well”

It may not be as physically demanding as other sports, but there is certainly a lot of skill involved

[quote]thogue wrote:
Try playing a halfway decent round of golf and you’ll probably appreciate how hard it is to “walk up to a non-moving target and hit it pretty well”

It may not be as physically demanding as other sports, but there is certainly a lot of skill involved[/quote]

No argument there. But, I still don’t think you should be called an athlete for playing golf. Chess requires a lot of skill too.

[quote]biglifter wrote:

[quote]thogue wrote:
Try playing a halfway decent round of golf and you’ll probably appreciate how hard it is to “walk up to a non-moving target and hit it pretty well”

It may not be as physically demanding as other sports, but there is certainly a lot of skill involved[/quote]

No argument there. But, I still don’t think you should be called an athlete for playing golf. Chess requires a lot of skill too.[/quote]

It kinda pisses me off when Tiger is referred to as the greatest “athlete” of our generation. Fuck that.

[quote]biglifter wrote:

[quote]thogue wrote:
Try playing a halfway decent round of golf and you’ll probably appreciate how hard it is to “walk up to a non-moving target and hit it pretty well”

It may not be as physically demanding as other sports, but there is certainly a lot of skill involved[/quote]

No argument there. But, I still don’t think you should be called an athlete for playing golf. Chess requires a lot of skill too.[/quote]

Target shooting, poker, pro fishing, nascar, and curling all require a lot of skill. Do we call these people “athletes”?

Let me put it this way:

When you can complete an entire game of your choice without breaking a sweat at any point, you are not an athlete.

[quote]hungry4more wrote:
When you can complete an entire game of your choice without breaking a sweat at any point, you are not an athlete. [/quote]

Lol QFT.

Yeah, I’m gonna have to go with the rich white folks thing as well. Because seriously, what else could it be? The people that watch golf, play golf; then inturn buy Eldrick’s things.
I can name at least five sports (not including the four majors) that are lightyears More entertaining to watch and take more athletic ability than golf does.
Michael Jordan and Tiger shouldn’t ever be in the same paragraph.
Go watch some rugby league if you want to be entertained.

[quote]hungry4more wrote:

[quote]biglifter wrote:

[quote]thogue wrote:
Try playing a halfway decent round of golf and you’ll probably appreciate how hard it is to “walk up to a non-moving target and hit it pretty well”

It may not be as physically demanding as other sports, but there is certainly a lot of skill involved[/quote]

No argument there. But, I still don’t think you should be called an athlete for playing golf. Chess requires a lot of skill too.[/quote]

Target shooting, poker, pro fishing, nascar, and curling all require a lot of skill. Do we call these people “athletes”?

Let me put it this way:

When you can complete an entire game of your choice without breaking a sweat at any point, you are not an athlete. [/quote]

I heard there was a movement to put poker in the Olympics. I shit you not.
Might as well put tic tac toe in there too.

[quote]bluefingas wrote:

[quote]hungry4more wrote:

[quote]biglifter wrote:

[quote]thogue wrote:
Try playing a halfway decent round of golf and you’ll probably appreciate how hard it is to “walk up to a non-moving target and hit it pretty well”

It may not be as physically demanding as other sports, but there is certainly a lot of skill involved[/quote]

No argument there. But, I still don’t think you should be called an athlete for playing golf. Chess requires a lot of skill too.[/quote]

Target shooting, poker, pro fishing, nascar, and curling all require a lot of skill. Do we call these people “athletes”?

Let me put it this way:

When you can complete an entire game of your choice without breaking a sweat at any point, you are not an athlete. [/quote]
I heard there was a movement to put poker in the Olympics. I shit you not.
Might as well put tic tac toe in there too.[/quote]

#1 - Would that be in the summer or winter olympics?

#2 - Will there be drug testing?

[quote]hungry4more wrote:

[quote]biglifter wrote:

[quote]thogue wrote:
Try playing a halfway decent round of golf and you’ll probably appreciate how hard it is to “walk up to a non-moving target and hit it pretty well”

It may not be as physically demanding as other sports, but there is certainly a lot of skill involved[/quote]

No argument there. But, I still don’t think you should be called an athlete for playing golf. Chess requires a lot of skill too.[/quote]

Target shooting, poker, pro fishing, nascar, and curling all require a lot of skill. Do we call these people “athletes”?

Let me put it this way:

When you can complete an entire game of your choice without breaking a sweat at any point, you are not an athlete. [/quote]

Amen I have had so many arguments with dumb asses who will call anything a sport.

He had a great opening round today, he shoat a 68 with 2 eagles and could have gone at least 3 shots lower had he made a few more puts.

But I agree people need to get over this phenomenon, its been like 4 months or something

Sports involves a sense of team. Baseball, basketball, football, american football, all of it. Those are sports. You’re actively competing against another group for the championship. You’re not taking turns competing against the terrain.

The TEAMS should be the variable, not the playing field.

darts, horse shoes, bowling, golfing, and shooting are not sports, although a display of skill in any of these things is still impressive.

[quote]WormwoodTheory wrote:
Sports involves a sense of team. Baseball, basketball, football, american football, all of it. Those are sports. You’re actively competing against another group for the championship. You’re not taking turns competing against the terrain.

The TEAMS should be the variable, not the playing field.[/quote]

So boxing and tennis(singles) aren’t sports?

[quote]Ronsauce wrote:

[quote]WormwoodTheory wrote:
Sports involves a sense of team. Baseball, basketball, football, american football, all of it. Those are sports. You’re actively competing against another group for the championship. You’re not taking turns competing against the terrain.

The TEAMS should be the variable, not the playing field.[/quote]

So boxing and tennis(singles) aren’t sports?[/quote]

<<<<<<<<< Can’t wait to see where this goes

[quote]Ronsauce wrote:

[quote]WormwoodTheory wrote:
Sports involves a sense of team. Baseball, basketball, football, american football, all of it. Those are sports. You’re actively competing against another group for the championship. You’re not taking turns competing against the terrain.

The TEAMS should be the variable, not the playing field.[/quote]

So boxing and tennis(singles) aren’t sports?[/quote]

yes. two people are actively competing against one another. hm. before this gets too out of hand, allow me to clarify. A whole team is one entity, really. Yeah, you have big names out there on the back of a jersey, but it really comes down to the team moving as one.

one person can be a team, i guess. when I think of a team, i think of a faction. an entity with a goal. whether that entity is 1 or 100 people is really up to the rules of the game.

the take away of this is that the people, team, or person is what stands between you and victory. not the environment.

the pieces on the chess board, not the board itself.

you don’t have someone in bowling trying to block your shots. you don’t have to change tactics based on their actions. There is no offense and defense in bowling. So to me, bowling is not a sport.

does anybody here agree with me or am i really out of line? because none of this sounds crazy to me.

[quote]WormwoodTheory wrote:
you don’t have someone in bowling trying to block your shots. you don’t have to change tactics based on their actions. There is no offense and defense in bowling. So to me, bowling is not a sport.

does anybody here agree with me or am i really out of line? because none of this sounds crazy to me.[/quote]

Totally agree.