Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What's It Really About?

It's been easy for me to stay out of the Tiger Woods sex fiasco because, really, it's not my business. I'm sick of celebrity bad boys and girls in the news and have learned to tune them out-- Until now.

Thanks to The Masters Golf Tournament and Tiger's big debut after rehab, this little ditty has been on the airwaves....


"Tiger, I am more prone to be inquisitive to promote discussion. I want to find out what your thinking was. I want to find out what your feelings are, and did you learn anything?"

It's supposed to be Earl Woods, Tiger's father, speaking in the commercial.

Yes, we all know Nike is standing by their man. And yes, Tiger is facing the music so to speak. But bringing his late father into the whole sorted, nasty, mess is, in my opinion, tasteless-- proving to me, that it really is all about money.

What do you think?
Welcome to www.TheFiftyFactor.com - Joanna Jenkins

61 comments:

  1. Like you, I haven't paid much attention to Tiger Woods. I never understood why this was such a big deal. I mean, yes, he is a pig. Like you, I don't think this is any of my business. But what does his being a pig have to do with golf? I think this is a private matter between Tiger and his family. As for his father on the commercial. Makes a distasteful situation, even worse.

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  2. I truly love Tiger Woods talent, of course I don't know him as a person only as a sports fan. I think he is trying to show everyone he is back on track and listening to the lessons his parents taught him....not sure it works though. I think they should of let his dad RIP but knowing his father through the media I am sure he would of done whatever he could to help his son. All of this is very sad and I am praying that his problems will work out between him and his wife and family, it is not up to us to judge him but for them to decide what kind of family life they want. I pray for all of them, especially those innocent children,
    ........:-) Hugs

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  3. The commercial is distastful. It is all aimed at 'fixing' his public image and making him bankable again.
    What he has done in his private life should stay there.

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  4. Like all commercials, it's meant to evoke a response, preferably a favorable one, for the product. What do I think? I couldn't care less about the entire affairs, and I resent that it continues to be thrown in my face through the TV screen, which, I know, I could always turn off.

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  5. He is a billion dollar brand and when one's behavior is in direct opposition to that brand that person does have a responsibility to be accountable. He is representing a company. If he were one of my employees and his actions tarnished my company he would be gone. In turn I have a responsibility to my clients for integrity that I must uphold. Why should it be any different for celebs or just that more money is involved? I have never understood the double standard for these people in the limelight.

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  6. That's just tacky. I already knew that Woods made poor choices. Now I know that Nike has too.

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  7. This is taking image building or rather rebuilding a bit too far I will say!

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  8. I could write a whole blog post in response here about this - suffice to say that I too am tired of this. Instead, I'll just say that I couldn't agree more, both with you and with Hilary's punchy and precise response above.

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  9. I agree tasteless! I'm over him and all the other bad boys/girls! Seriously he is a dog!

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  10. Unfortunately with the media going crazy over Tiger and others making wrong choices we hear about them, even if we don't want to. I too really try to stay out of it because it is a private matter. Besides I'm sure if I looked hard enough in my backyard it would need weeding. smile....
    This is the first time I heard the clip. OK I do hav a curious side of me and wonder the reason Nike used his dad's voice. Maybe it has something to do with their close relationship, the father figure...
    Any how thanks Joanna for always giving me the latest. My best was the Florida women. smile...xo

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  11. Funnily enough, one of the major Swedish dailies wrote about Tiger just this morning - saying that his life and affairs are really none of our business.

    I agree - who know what is true and what isn't once the media gets their hands on it and makes a tragedy so tasteless.

    I'm keeping well out of it.

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  12. I try to avoid this stuff. I continually am amazed at how this is news. I think they need to relook at priorities and let a family mend its own mess....but then again its all about image and money....I don't know just makes me shake my head. I think it very poor taste to bring the father into this. But I am not one to judge. Just my thoughts on this. Take care. I am not a huge golf fan either.

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  13. I think this has been in the mainstream for too darn long. Let the man play golf - his skill as an athlete has nothing to do, as far as I'm concerned, with his lack of personal integrity or concern for his family. It saddens me that this man, who is a role model to youth, whether he wants to be or not, is sexually indiscriminate in a time of increasing STDs, unplanned pregnancies, etc - but I do wish his personal business could remain private.

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  14. Everyone has said it all!! Poor choices complied with more poor choices!! Enough already!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  15. You are so right and of course it's all about money - but then I imagine he's just doing what his PR people tell him to do. It's all BS anyway...

    These things happen to people. To me, this is a PRIVATE matter between Woods and his wife and family. What has any of this to do with the media, America, or the rest of the world?

    Publicly, he's a great sportsman playing his sport well and advertising sports products - PERIOD!

    I doubt that the private behaviour of most of his persecutors in the media (or many of the rest of us for that matter) could stand up to such close scrutiny either. "judge not..." and all that.

    Who cares who anyone (male or female) is screwing except for those directly involved?

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  16. Hmm, this is odd at the best. Tasteless and creepy. I am like you, I stay out of all this.
    Zuzana

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  17. I hadn't seen this one until now. I don't like it and am really surprised that Tiger agreed to it!

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  18. Girl, u know its all about the money... You know the public has probably stopped buying Nike and stocks have dropped... Nike is probably trying to save their own azz now... Also if Tiger's daddy is brought into the picture, so to speak, then maybe its to show that there is some integrity in the Wood's family?... I hear you about these celebrity brats.... then again some regular males act the same but aren't called out on the table since they don't have any celebrityism...

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  19. I think that he is just a golfer, plain and simple. I really have no other interest in anything else concerning him.

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  20. I am a bit over the whole Tiger Woods saga, really now it is between him and his wife but this new Nike advert is really a bit of. Just a distasteful way to sell sorting equipment.

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  21. sex sells. bet they'd never make a commercial highlighting a guy thats been faithful...

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  22. Well said...leave the man and his family alone.

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  23. What's the next step beyond 'tasteless'? It's half a dozen steps beyond that, whatever it is.

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  24. I like Brian's comment. Why can't our heroes be the nice guys? Why don't they make commercials about spouses who are faithful? Like you, I have not been sucking the juice out of the bones of the bad boys' antics. Way too busy with my own life.

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  25. I always thought Tiger was a class act, boy was the wool pulled over this naive farm chick's face! Through all the media coverage I've been askin' myself what would Tiger's daddy say if he were alive? I sure bet my barn boots that he would have never been part to this tasteless commercial.

    Joanna, you have yourself a beautiful day!!!

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  26. I agree with PJ above, it has all gone beyond tasteless. Hopefully it will mostly go away once the Masters is over.

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  27. Joanna, like you, I try to avoid all this crap. I am so sick of celebrities gone bad stories. Politicians, athletes, and actors, oh my! The thing is, I never expected Tiger Woods, an athlete, to be a saint. He's just a damned golfer. He's not my priest or my pastor. I never put golfers up there on pedestals, and they are not my heroes. They are so low on my scale of interest that it's hard for me care about their silliness. I just wish I didn't have to listen to it on the news 24/7. I'd rather watch "Glee" reruns.

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  28. I loved watching him play golf; don't think his personal life is relevant to that. Will Probably watch hinm again. tacky to use his dad in this. I say to the media, emough already.

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  29. I loved watching him play golf; don't think his personal life is relevant to that. Will Probably watch hinm again. tacky to use his dad in this. I say to the media, emough already.

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  30. Very poor taste. I say "Just Don't It" to Nike products.

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  31. Anything to get people talking.

    Tiger looks bloated and tired. And it's always been about the money for most athletes.

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  32. Yes, ick. Plenty of other golfers who are good at their game and full of integrity deserving our attention!

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  33. Tiger is an ANIMAL!!!

    ah aha hah a

    No really!

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  34. Dan and I both believe if you are married or in a committed relationship, there should be NO OTHERS that do for you what HE or SHE does for you, regardless of excuses (trying to be delicate here). BUT, if he wasn't in the public eye, we wouldn't know a thing about this, would we??

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  35. I can't believe it!!

    Desperate man, desperate measures.

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  36. Really?? That's just stupid! Looks like Nike wants to sleep with Tiger too.

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  37. Ugh! I saw that! I could care less ...or is it couldn't care less? Let me rephrase! It is impossible for a human being to care less than I do about what Tiger did, but I think it's incredible tacky to drag his father into it.

    I'm sure Nike will take note of my displeasure, don't you? Bwhah-ha-hah-ha! ;)

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  38. Tiger's always been good at playing a round...

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  39. It is about the money. Nike is a company, they make money. The trick is they make you think there is more to it.

    I don't golf and am surprised by how the business channel CNBC is all over this story. Does their audience really care that much about it?

    Now the big twist to the story is the come back. I could care less.

    How about some coverage of a nice blogger that enjoys her niece's visits and her family?

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  40. Yet another benefit to not watching tv!

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  41. Ooooo this is so creepy....I hate it. yuck.

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  42. The press spends too much time on people like Tiger or Michael Jackson, etc and not on the important things like our country and what our government is doing to us.

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  43. I don't really care about Tiger Woods, though I do feel sorry for his wife. I don't think this commercial helps his situation at all or raises people's recent opinions of him. It just makes things worse.

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  45. That ad is just dumb and dumber. I paid little attention to Tiger before his shady behaviour was outed but now I look at him and think exactly what Kristina P said, except I use the word dickhead instead. They've made too much about his "comeback". I think he should have stayed away a bit longer. He was hardly gone and before you know he's baaaaaack. Go back away - a few years would be good.

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  46. I don't know what to think about all of this Tiger and Jesse foolin' around. I just wonder how many wives and girlfriends are actually going to believe their husbands and boyfriends when they say "I'm going to play a round of golf with my friends."

    Hmmmmmm, really?

    I'm trying to catch up with you and all of my other friends. I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately. Thanks for your comment the other day.
    Working 30 hours a week, being sick for 36 hours and resting more has set me back a bit.

    Hope you are happy and well.

    Hugs!!

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  47. I really don't care about the personal lives of the famous. they do the same dumb things that the average guy or girl does.

    For the rich and famous....so much of who they are is about image and when it gets tarnished they have no choice but to go into a recovery mode. Tiger is going to do whatever it takes to repair his image and the commercial is only the beginning.

    Regardless of how he has f---d up his personal life...I am thrilled that he is back on the golf course. I never watched golf or cared at all about golf until he came along. I have no problem watching Tiger the golfer without thinking about his personal life.

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  48. no comment
    well, maybe an "ew"

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  49. The man doesn't interest me much at all, as I am not a golf fan nor a fan of sleazeball husbands. But, he is everywhere. As far as I can tell, he hasn't owned up to anything beyond vague "bad judgement." But as we know, if a man can hit a golf ball, or dunk a basketball, or hit a curveball, he can do pretty much anything and be forgiven by his fans. Me? I think they should be deported. Where? Anyplace but here.

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  50. I can't even bring myself to watch it.

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  51. I agree the ad is tasteless and all about money. Don't know what they were trying to prove except that they want to sell products. On a completely different subject have you seen that young boy from Taiwan singing a Whitney Houston song? Brilliant!

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  52. Nasty nasty boy. Goodness knows what will become of him - I just hope his wife and kids survive intact .

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  53. Oh yuck. The only word that I think applies to Tiger any more is disrespectful. This is why I actively TRY to avoid any contact with "the celebrity world".

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  54. I never cared much for Tiger Woods to begin with. He may be an amazing golfer, but he seems pretentious and condescending, in my opinion.

    I think Nike was off the mark with this ad. It seems a little pathetic and tasteless to me.

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  55. Ugh. Sick of the whole thing. If he was an accountant, even a genius accountant, no one would give a rat's ass. Why do we care what celebrities do? Haven't we learned by now that celebrities/athletes are just people and they all screw up as bad as every body else. Sometimes worse because they think they are immune.
    Whaddevuh...I'm so over it. Get off my tv!

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  56. I don't know why they give these people so much air time, it just encourages them. I feel sorry for his family, but don't give two hoots about how he is feeling!

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  57. i so agree with you. have a nice weekend joanna- the sun is finally out here- hugs!

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  58. The commercial is distastful. It is all aimed at 'fixing' his public image and making him bankable again.
    What he has done in his private life should stay there.
    post free classified ads

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  59. Yeas -
    Learn from Monica Lewinsky - don't get caught doing something that you don't want to get caught doing.

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  60. Oh I have never seen that but its incredibly creepy. And so incredibly sad. Tiger is a corporation, an entity not a human being. It just makes me feel sad. There are so many narcissistic people in the world who are successful and get fawned over and given everything they want. They then believe that everything is theirs for the taking. It makes me sad. What a horrible superficial life. One day he will wake up alone and cant play golf anymore and it will hit him what he has missed out on.

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