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Remember that feud between Tiger Woods and golf writer Brandel Chamblee? Well, one guy who I sometimes take time to enjoy reading his column is current PGA Tour star and major champion Geoff Ogilvy who is also a great writer and he stood up and wrote about his thoughts on the situation.
“The idea that someone in the media should somehow not be able to call it the way he or she sees it … doesn’t sit well with me,” said Ogilvy according to Emily Kay of SB Nation who I also enjoy reading.
“Because we are pampered in so many areas of our lives, we perhaps have unrealistic expectations when it comes to the media,” he said.
He also mentioned that Tiger should give good answers to questions and that broadcast and print journalists need to stop acting like “cheerleaders” for players and pretty much be realistic about their thoughts. What Geoff said was freaking awesome. I couldn’t agree more with him. Because that’s why some of these players like Tiger are so spoiled because he’s so used to getting the royal treatment when he knows full well that life isn’t always Disney World. See, now Tiger wants to complain about everything a writer says that doesn’t sound right to him. The same goes in other sports as well. I mean when Tiger’s agent were threatening lawsuits and everything, that’s going way too far. I was always taught growing up to not listen to what others tell me and that’s what he needs to learn and he’s like 16, 17 years older than me.
Instead of crying like a baby and sucking on a bottle of milk, ignore what people are saying and do what you do because as journalists, it’s our JOB to give our honest opinions whether the player likes it or not and Tiger would have learned that a very long time ago if all the journalists didn’t spoil him all of those years. Yes, he’s had an unbelievable career but even when he sucked for a while writers and broadcasters were still riding the Tiger express. And now that leaves us with this. A spoiled Tiger Woods that’ll whine about every little negative thing a writer says. Well, guess what? Writers do this for a LIVING. They get PAID for this stuff and people read the stuff that may be controversial.It’s how they get food on the table. Sure, Tiger heads may dislike anything negative said about him, but they read it right? It catches their attention right?
So obviously it works! So, basically Geoff slapped both media members and Tiger in the face a bit and I love it because he is spot on with what he’s saying and I so glad he wrote the piece for Golf Digest. I’m definitely not a cheerleader or at least I try not to be. I try to be as honest as I can on things! Because I know you guys are real people so I want to have real conversations, not make something sound like it’s not me. So, to summarize: Media members need to stop spoiling Tiger and Tiger needs to stop crying is one way to put it how Geoff said it. Way to go homie! Nice way to shut that situation DOWN! I can imagine a Marv Albert call on it….”OH! Geoff Ogilvy! With the throw down on both Chamblee and Woods! Someone call a DOCTOR!”. Throw Gus Johnson and Michael Collins in there and you’ll have an amazing broadcast! It should be very interesting to see what Tiger or Brandel say if they run into Geoff anytime soon.
So, as always let me know what you guys think! Do you disagree with him or are you all for what he said? You can read more of what he said here.
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Posted in Gossip, Rumors and tagged Brandel Chamblee, Geoff Ogilvy, Golf Channel, Golf Gossip, Golf News, Golf Rumors, PGA News, PGA Tour, PGA TOur Gossip, Tiger Woods, yardbarker by Colin GP Mieczkowski with 7 comments.
How about you input president obama's name in the place of tiger on every sentence. why are some people put on a pedestal so tall you are not allowed to tell even the truth. stupidity is why, white guilt taught in the classroom for 30 years, finally shows its ugly head in teh form of racism. nice job liberal union teachers you pussified 100 million people.
I know Kal, I love it. People need to understand that part of a journalist's job is probably going to be to criticize because it gets the reads, views, listens, etc. Tiger just needs to suck it up is all. At the same time, the journalists are silly for spoiling him all of these years too. Appreciate your comment Kal :)
Wow! This is as biased as it gets, is this what you "journalists" get paid for? To give one-sided and biased opinions of a story or event? Isn't there some sort of obligation to tell the whole story? Thanks at least for providing the link to Emily Kay's article where we can get all sides of what Geoff had to say and not just your account.
Well, I didn't let journalists off the hook Bruce. I said that they need to stop treating Tiger like a new born child pretty much and trust me it's annoying. I said what I said in the defense of journalists because athletes and celebrities don't understand that the point of the job is to give honest opinions. It may sound biased but it's the truth and the truth must be told because a lot of these big stars don't understand the job that a journalist does. I'd say the same thing even if I wasn't writing trust me. Because guys like Tiger and Geoff are zero if it weren't for the media. Sorry if you got rubbed you the wrong way! Appreciate the comment though Bruce, glad you were able to speak your mind and no problem for the link, Emily's great :)