Monthly Archives: April 2014

Thursday Thoughts: May 1, 2014

Kareem: Read Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s perfect analysis of the NBA owner Donald Sterling situation. Tiger Woods, Meet Al Gore:  The video game media have apparently been taking journalism lessons from the golf media.  The golf video game genre “was invented … Continue reading

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Tuesday Thoughts: April 29, 2014

Worth Reading: Nice piece from the BBC on Laura Davies and her views on a number of things, including Charley Hull. Geoff Shackelford: The more I learn about this guy, the more I like him.  Read what he recently wrote … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods Fairy Tale Debunked in One Chart — Woods Not the “Needle Mover” You Have Been Led to Believe

Take a look at this chart from Sports Media Watch: The Tiger Only golf media spin machine has been running in overdrive, trying to convince the world that the poor television ratings for this year’s Masters were caused by the … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: April 24, 2014

How Did I Miss This? Drew Magary’s “At Least The Tiger Woods BS Machine Is As Healthy As Ever” at Deadspin is a great read.  Here’s a sample.  Go read all of it: During major broadcasts, you will still hear … Continue reading

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The Making of a Tiger Woods Myth, or The Fifteen-Billion Dollar Meme

You’ve heard it by now: Tiger Woods being injured will cost golf $15 billion.  Oh, wait, could cost golf $15 billion. Josh Sens wrote it, attributing the number to — at least in part, it would appear — Brad Adgate, … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods Isn’t the “Needle Mover” You Have Been Led to Believe

Coming Soon!  An examination of the chart that busts the myth that Tiger Woods is an unprecedented “needle mover.”

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Lanny H Needs Your Help

No, this isn’t a fundraiser.  What I need is for someone to tell me where this idea that Tiger Woods “made golfers rich” came from.  By every measure I’ve been able to find, golf purses rose faster before Woods arrived … Continue reading

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