In the world of golf, Tiger Woods doesn’t get criticized too often but just recently, Golf Channel analyst and columnist Brendel Chamblee criticized Woods for the violations he had this season accusing him of cheating. This doesn’t come as a surprise as apparently, Chamblee has said bad things about Woods before. Woods eventually came out and spoke to the media about Chamblee’s column. “All I am going to say is that I know I am going forward,” Woods said according to Sporting News. Of course, many fans are angered at Chamblee for the column after he gave Woods an “F” grading in his column despite Woods winning the Player of the Year award. Look, I’m not a fan of Chamblee, I mostly read guys like Jason Sobel, Shane Bacon and Michael Collins. I also, am not a fan of Woods either and I’ve made that clear before.
So basically, my attitude is that Tiger should just suck it up and quit whining because if he can’t stand the heat then he should get out the kitchen because this kitchen cooks gourmet grub, not hamburgers. This is the same Woods that never takes offence to racial remarks whether it was Kelly Tilghman’s “lynching” joke or recently with Sergio Garcia’s “chicken” joke yet he’ll get all upset when someone gives him a poor rating. The guys just brushes off racial stuff like it’s no big deal and that’s one of the main reason’s I never respected Woods and it’s a shame because he’s a great golfer but if you’re going to cry and moan about something that you’re supposed to ignore but you ignore something that you should take some type of action to, then something’s not right. Look, if you’re going to ignore racial comments then you should ignore this too, that’s all I’m saying because writers tend to criticize, it’s kind of part of the job.
Nobody has to be forced to bow down to you if they don’t want to. It’s obviously working for Chamblee isn’t it? It’s garnering attention right? Even Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg spoke out, “I’m all done talking about it and it’s now in the hands of the Golf Channel,” Steinberg said also according to Sporting News . There will always be a columnist that will criticize and being from Chicago, I’ll always see some type of criticism in writing as well as in other big cities like New York, L.A. Dallas, and Atlanta but that comes with the territory and it’s one of the reasons we enjoy reading certain columns because you know they’ll write something that’ll stir up some conversations. Of course not all columnists are going to criticize, and we love them too but I’m saying that the controversial pieces are the ones that get the juicy attention. Of course unless the writer is a racist scumbag like Phil Mushnick then that’s going a bit too far. That dude should be fired but anyway, I can’t feel bad for Woods at all because he rarely gets any criticism and when he does, everyone loses their minds and it’s quite “eye rolling”.
The man has gotten nothing but good fortune and has been pampered all his career. Even when he wasn’t playing well, experts picked Woods to win tournaments and he’s received mostly positive media attention. So what, the man can’t get criticized? I think that’s silly because it’s a part of sports and always will be and it’s one of the best things about it. and another thing; Tiger Woods wouldn’t be where he is today if it wasn’t for the media and I just wanted to pint that out. It’s nearly impossible to get rich and famous without some kind of media attention, it just is. Media is what makes the stars and I’m going to stand by that until someone tells me why it’s not true and please friends, feel free to do so, I’d love to get your opinions on this and this situation as a whole.
So basically, I’m not trying to exactly trying to defend Chamblee but I’m defending media as a whole. The people who criticize are just doing their jobs. It’s their opinion and I mean come one, if everybody agreed with everything and just kissed every athlete or celebrity’s toes then life would be kind of boring. So in all honesty, Tiger and his agent should have never spoke a word because they never took action on any of the racist comments so there’s no reason for them to say anything on something as minor as this. Suck it up Tiger and Tiger nation and I say this in a friendly way because I love everyone and besides, Chamblee apologized anyway.
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