Tip of the Iceberg

tiger-woods-flexing

The shock value is over, at least for now. Short of video footage coming out of Tiger Woods dressed as the Gimp from Pulp Fiction and Rush Limbaugh playing the role of Zed, most of us are now just numb to the philandering charges. The bigger question is how many other athletes are on pins and needles?

Indeed, if the world’s most dominant and recognizable athlete, largely portrayed as infallible in every sense, is brought down to the bottom of the low-character well, certainly no one else is immune. Unconfirmed reports suggest that since the Woods story broke November 28th, florists across America haven’t been able to keep flowers in stock. How many women on the side now see a big pay check staring them in their slutty face, particularly in this bad economy? How many other voice mails are out there? How many videos? How many love letters and emails? How much “hush money” is being paid out (Even that wasn’t enough for Tiger Woods)? And just how many big time athletes watch the Woods saga, knowing their own reputation and family’s well-being is teetering on the brink of collapse?

Once the king of endorsements, the endorsements that follow are not exactly what he had built his life on to this point.

Lakers forward Ron Artest called Woods, “The perfect role model for me and my sons for longer than anyone I have known”

Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis said, “If he could keep that a secret and aint nobody came out and told on him, hey, congratulate him”

What’s more is that they have said these things amidst a perhaps larger controversy coming out with regard to Tiger using per enhancing drugs. Victor Conte, infamous steroid provider turned canary, and one of the two main men to bring down so many athletes and ruin the credibility of Major League Baseball, has suggested that Tiger Woods has used performance enhancing drugs.  “Wonder why Tiger has had such a strong libido? Could it be the same reason he gained 30 lbs of muscle? Is there possibly a connection?” Not that I place a great deal of confidence in the character of Victor Conti, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned from both Conte and Jose Canseco, its that where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

And sure, it’s easy to point the finger at Tiger. Maybe because he’s the only golfer that appears to be in any kind of shape. You have your Craig Stadler’s stomach physiques; Phil Mickelson’s man-boobs followers, and the rest of the tour being of an awkwardly gangly and lanky build. Though not a hulk like Barry Bonds morphed into, Woods is definitely larger and noticeably more muscular than when he first hit the tour, and his detractors will surely call for an investigation.

If there is any evidence of Woods using performance enhancing drugs, that would almost certainly blow the infidelity stories out of the water. There is no athlete now, nor has there ever been, bigger than their sport. There has never been a sport that needed an athlete more than the athlete needed it. Woods is that athlete, having transcended the sports popularity generationally, racially, and globally. Well on his way to shatter the sport’s greatest achievements of total major victories, how many of those would be called into question were someone to hang on to an old needle, or have his signature on a prescription for HGH?

We may just be at the ti[p of the iceberg.  Stay tuned.

We could be looking at the tip of the iceberg.shock value is over, at least for now.  Short of video footage coming out of Tiger Woods dressed as the Gimp from pulp[ fiction and Rush Limbaugh playing the role of Zed, most of us are now just numb to the philandering charges.  The bigger question is how many other athletes are on pins and needles.
Indeed, if the world’s most dominant and recognizable athlete, largely portrayed as infallible in every sense, is brought down to the bottom of the low-character well, certainly no one else is immune.  Unconfirmed reports suggest that since the Woods story broke December 7th, florists across America cannot keep flowers in stock.  How many women on the side now see a big pay check staring them in their slutty face, particularly in this bad economy?  How many other voice mails are out there?  How many videos?  How many love letters and emails?  And just how many big time athletes watch the Woods saga, knowing their own reputation and family’s well-being is teetering on the brink of collapse?
Once the king of endorsements, the endorsements that follow are not exactly what he had built his life on to this point.
Lakers forward Ron Artest called Woods, “The perfect role model for me and my sons for longer than anyone I have known”
Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis said, “If he could keep that a secret and aint nobody came out and told on him, hey, congratulate him”
What’s more is that they have said these things amidst a perhaps larger controversy coming out with regard to Tiger using performance enhancing drugs.  Not that I place a great deal of confidence in the character of Victor Conti, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned from both Conti and Jose Canseco, its where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
And sure, it’s easy to point the finger at Tiger.  Maybe because he’s the only golfer that appears to be in any kind of shape.  You have your Craig Stadler’s stomach physiques; Phil Mickelson’s man boobs followers, and the rest of the tour being of an awkwardly gangly and lanky build.  Though not a hulk like Barry Bonds morphed into, Woods is definitely larger and noticeably more muscular than when he first hit the tour, and his detractors will surely call for an investigation.
If there is any evidence of Woods using performance enhancing drugs, that would almost certainly blow the infidelity stories out of the water.  There is no athlete now, nor has there ever been, bigger than their sport.  There has never been a sport that needed an athlete more than the athlete needed it.  Woods is that athlete, having transcended the sports popularity generationally, racially, and globally.  Well on his way to shatter the sport’s greatest achievements of total major victories, how many of those would be called into question were someone to hang on to an old needle, or have his signature on a prescription for HGH.
We could be looking at the tip of the iceberg. shock value is over, at least for now.  Short of video footage coming out of Tiger Woods dressed as the Gimp from pulp[ fiction and Rush Limbaugh playing the role of Zed, most of us are now just numb to the philandering charges.  The bigger question is how many other athletes are on pins and needles.
Indeed, if the world’s most dominant and recognizable athlete, largely portrayed as infallible in every sense, is brought down to the bottom of the low-character well, certainly no one else is immune.  Unconfirmed reports suggest that since the Woods story broke December 7th, florists across America cannot keep flowers in stock.  How many women on the side now see a big pay check staring them in their slutty face, particularly in this bad economy?  How many other voice mails are out there?  How many videos?  How many love letters and emails?  And just how many big time athletes watch the Woods saga, knowing their own reputation and family’s well-being is teetering on the brink of collapse?
Once the king of endorsements, the endorsements that follow are not exactly what he had built his life on to this point.
Lakers forward Ron Artest called Woods, “The perfect role model for me and my sons for longer than anyone I have known”
Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis said, “If he could keep that a secret and aint nobody came out and told on him, hey, congratulate him”
What’s more is that they have said these things amidst a perhaps larger controversy coming out with regard to Tiger using performance enhancing drugs.  Not that I place a great deal of confidence in the character of Victor Conti, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned from both Conti and Jose Canseco, its where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
And sure, it’s easy to point the finger at Tiger.  Maybe because he’s the only golfer that appears to be in any kind of shape.  You have your Craig Stadler’s stomach physiques; Phil Mickelson’s man boobs followers, and the rest of the tour being of an awkwardly gangly and lanky build.  Though not a hulk like Barry Bonds morphed into, Woods is definitely larger and noticeably more muscular than when he first hit the tour, and his detractors will surely call for an investigation.
If there is any evidence of Woods using performance enhancing drugs, that would almost certainly blow the infidelity stories out of the water.  There is no athlete now, nor has there ever been, bigger than their sport.  There has never been a sport that needed an athlete more than the athlete needed it.  Woods is that athlete, having transcended the sports popularity generationally, racially, and globally.  Well on his way to shatter the sport’s greatest achievements of total major victories, how many of those would be called into question were someone to hang on to an old needle, or have his signature on a prescription for HGH.
We could be looking at the tip of the icebergThe shock value is over, at least for now.  Short of video footage coming out of Tiger Woods dressed as the Gimp from pulp[ fiction and Rush Limbaugh playing the role of Zed, most of us are now just numb to the philandering charges.  The bigger question is how many other athletes are on pins and needles.
Indeed, if the world’s most dominant and recognizable athlete, largely portrayed as infallible in every sense, is brought down to the bottom of the low-character well, certainly no one else is immune.  Unconfirmed reports suggest that since the Woods story broke December 7th, florists across America cannot keep flowers in stock.  How many women on the side now see a big pay check staring them in their slutty face, particularly in this bad economy?  How many other voice mails are out there?  How many videos?  How many love letters and emails?  And just how many big time athletes watch the Woods saga, knowing their own reputation and family’s well-being is teetering on the brink of collapse?
Once the king of endorsements, the endorsements that follow are not exactly what he had built his life on to this point.
Lakers forward Ron Artest called Woods, “The perfect role model for me and my sons for longer than anyone I have known”
Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis said, “If he could keep that a secret and aint nobody came out and told on him, hey, congratulate him”
What’s more is that they have said these things amidst a perhaps larger controversy coming out with regard to Tiger using performance enhancing drugs.  Not that I place a great deal of confidence in the character of Victor Conti, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned from both Conti and Jose Canseco, its where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
And sure, it’s easy to point the finger at Tiger.  Maybe because he’s the only golfer that appears to be in any kind of shape.  You have your Craig Stadler’s stomach physiques; Phil Mickelson’s man boobs followers, and the rest of the tour being of an awkwardly gangly and lanky build.  Though not a hulk like Barry Bonds morphed into, Woods is definitely larger and noticeably more muscular than when he first hit the tour, and his detractors will surely call for an investigation.
If there is any evidence of Woods using performance enhancing drugs, that would almost certainly blow the infidelity stories out of the water.  There is no athlete now, nor has there ever been, bigger than their sport.  There has never been a sport that needed an athlete more than the athlete needed it.  Woods is that athlete, having transcended the sports popularity generationally, racially, and globally.  Well on his way to shatter the sport’s greatest achievements of total major victories, how many of those would be called into question were someone to hang on to an old needle, or have his signature on a prescription for HGH.
We could be looking at the tip of the iceberg.
Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitthis
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • StumbleUpon
  • Print
  • email
  • Digg
  • LinkedIn
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Mixx
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Reddit

Comments

One Response to “Tip of the Iceberg”
  1. Steve Aredas says:

    Great article! more than “Just the tip” of the needle may have punctured his Pad Thai arse.
    Lets hope its not true , because “a level playing field” is more important in Golf than it is in the MLB, where at least 80% of the league was juicing along with Barry and Clemons (aka two BIG LIARS.)

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!