Another great Whitlock article on Tiger/Celebrity athletes

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  1. CloneIce

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    I think he overplays race a little in this but he brings up some fantastic points with regards to Jordan and Shaq. I think the difference is the sport. I think the public just knows and accepts that other sports stars do these things. I think Tiger was more of a shock that a golfer did this than Tiger did it. I just love how he blast Reilly and at the same time rubs it in his face by mentioning Bill Simmons. I love Simmons and hate Reilly. I used to be a huge Tiger fan. I still am when he will play, however he is not the model celebrity that I once thought him as. No more. No more will I ever think a celebrity leads a pure life. Athletes and other celebrities do not lead a lifestyle conducive to being a role model. The people that bother me are the ones saying "O, he was supposed to be a role model for my kids." No, no he's not. YOu are supposed to be that role model. Athletes get paid to play a sport and entertain you, not to help raise your god damn kids. If you are relying on your kid growing up and doing the right things by watching athletes then I think you need to take a look at a mirror. Sorry, I got off on a rant.
     
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    cycloneML Well-Known Member

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    Whitlock is the man. He speaks the truth. Road beef? I love it.
     
  4. cyclonenum1

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    Good article. Whitlock is always thought provoking whether you agree with him or not which is what I like.

    Boy, ESPN is truly a "four letter word" for him.
     
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    Who knew Charles Barkley was right all the years, huh?
     
  6. CloneIce

    CloneIce Well-Known Member

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    Good post. People are acting like Tiger betrayed or hurt them personally. Its their own fault if they believe him to be some sort of perfect role model, he is a complete stranger to all of us other than his golfing.
     

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