Just give me the truth!
All I want is the truth!
Why is the American golf media continuing to claim Tiger Woods is a popular sports figure? It is a constant insult to the intelligence of golf fans and a slap in the face of those who think women deserve equal rights to men. Let’s lay the cards on the table:
|Top 5 Active Golfers by N-Score|
|Source: Nielsen / E-Poll|
Only 17% of the public like Tiger Woods. Clearly, the American public does NOT care for Tiger Woods. Yet the golf media will not acknowledge this.
The American golf broadcasts are insulting. For crying out loud, probably 17% of Americans pulled for the Russian hockey team in 1980! Can you imagine Brandel Chamblee calling that game?
“Oh, gee, the Americans won. But, I’ll tell you what, the Russians really were skating better than they have in a long time. Are the Russians ‘back’? Well, it’s too early to say, but things look very good for them in 1984. Let’s go to Kelly Tilghman who is interviewing Jim Craig.”
Kelly: “Jim, this has to be a big day for you, playing against a great team like the USSR. Do you feel honored that you got to play them? Do you think they are ‘back’? Do you think the USSR will win in 1984? Did the Soviets show you today that this game was a fluke, that they will soon dominate again?”
Jim Nantz: “Well, the Soviets didn’t get the gold, but they showed everyone they are ‘back.’ It’s too bad the Americans won, but we witnessed a Miracle on Ice today.”
Silly? Of course. Yet that is precisely how the American golf media covers golf. 83% of people can’t stand Woods, yet the golf media pretend he’s Captain “Sully” Sullenberger.
If you want to obsess over him because people detest him — and will therefore watch to pull against him — then admit that! Hire a few on-air personalities who will say things like, “83% of Americans hate this guy, and that string of ‘f–ks’ and ‘g—-ms’ shows you why. And holy cow, enough with the pouty baby faces. How old is this guy emotionally, two? Back to you, Joe Blow.”
Joe Blow: “I hear you loud and clear. Nantz-y and Brandel-y and Miller-y claim, ‘The fans still love him.’ We need to start IQ testing our ‘golf talent’ if they can’t read Nielson/E-poll reports. The vast majority absolutely detests this guy, but our cowardly liars continue to blow smoke up the asses of our viewers.”
Stop lying to us, Golf Channel! Stop lying to us, NBC! Stop lying to us, CBS! And, ESPN, how about giving us the TRUTH this week!
Instead of saying Woods is “popular” or “polarizing,” tell us the truth: Woods is seen as a lying sleazebag who is detested by 83% of our citizens.
Woods’ popularity is equal to British Petroleum during the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster! How many news reports in June 2010 claimed BP was “still popular with Americans”?