"I don't really care," he said with an impish smile. "It's all about the Dodgers. I don't think anyone really watches hockey anymore." [Freep.com]I'm sure that Nike
"Oh, yeah, I've gotten a lot of grief over that," Woods said. "I love the sport. I love watching it, but I don't like watching it on TV. In person it's absolutely incredible, what they're able to do and what they can do. TV doesn't do justice to that. But then, a lot of sports are the same way.It wasn't perceived as funny because... it wasn't. Hockey fans could have told you that Tiger was a liar back then. Who needs TMZ?
"I said what I said and I was trying to be funny about it, but people didn't perceive it that way."
In November of 2009 the Orlando Sentinel reported "that neighbors found him lying shoeless and snoring on his Isleworth street after he plowed his SUV into a fire hydrant and tree."
The incident triggered an avalanche of character defamation, as a cavalcade of waitresses, porn stars and mistresses of all sorts, began selling their sordid stories involving the golfer to the media. If his personal life crisis weren't enough, allegations of HGH use now threaten to tarnish his professional life.
Now fast forward to the 2010 NHL Playoffs. It is June, and now two years removed from Woods' heinous comments. Billy Guerin is asked about his thoughts on Tiger Woods:
"Tiger? I don't really care," he says with an impish smile. "It's all about the Red Sox. I don't think anyone really watches golf anymore."**A hockey fan never forgets, Tiger!
By the way, people will be watching hockey while Tiger is on sabbatical. They will be watching hockey long after Tiger retires too. Could there be a more classic example of misplaced importance on celebrity and "hero" worship than Mr. Woods? The lesson learned (or not learned) here: When it is all said and done, only Jesus and Sidney Crosby are perfect. Only they have the power to walk on water, save souls and such...
** Bill Guerin's quote is both futuristic and fictional. In no way should these disparaging remarks be attributed to Bill Guerin. They are merely manifestations of the hockey plumber's ridiculously malicious and child-like mind.