Let me start off by saying that I don't care what Tiger Woods did. I don't care about his private life. I don't care about his character. I don't care about his wife. This is not about any of that. This post is dedicated to the downfall of American Media (yes, I know that happened many times before, but this is a whole new level).
My issue is that something as unimportant as Tiger's promiscuity can overtake the airwaves for an entire day. Every and I mean EVERY station (AM radio and TV) had the press conference on. It got as much press coverage as THE PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS TO THE NATION! That defines insanity. The only thing anyone should be caring about in this situation is when Tiger is coming back to the tour. He didn't even address it. He said that he will eventually return but he can't be sure when that will be. I don't care about anything else.
Another thing that irked me is the fact that he was able to demand just who heard the speech live and in person. Once you do something that you need to apologize publicly for, you lose your right to determine who is allowed entrance to your press conferences. He had members of the media who weren't invited to be there live stationed in a hotel ball room OVER A MILE AWAY FROM THE CONFERENCE. They should have just stayed home. Tiger Woods has lost his social status and should not warrant this type of treatment.
The bottom line is this: An issue that is normally left for TMZ has infiltrated ABC, CBS, ESPN and CNN. This cannot stand. In a time where the Olympics are going on, the last thing I want to hear about in the sports world is this. It is truly sad.