Lanny H Golf is going “Tiger-free” in 2016. A reader tells me we should not do this, that there is a need for balance against the tigerstream golf media.
But here’s the thing: Tiger Woods discussions bore me and have bored me for a long time. My fun comes from embarrassing the Yay-Tiger golf media. Or making Hank Haney answer for his naivety (or coverup). Or forcing PGATour.com to remove Woods from their headline photo. (As always, Emily Kay deserves the credit for bringing up that issue.) There were several moments like that, and there will continue to be — if something of substance arises.
I have to be honest with both my readers and myself. I have zero interest in hearing the same tedious, repetitive foodfights over Tiger Woods again and again and again.
And again and again and again. And again and again and again. I had way more fun last year with jalnichols and the Euro Seven thing than any Tiger Woods topic.
We have already pointed out every falsehood and cover-up, every piece of misinformation and propaganda. We have already pointed out the bias of the media (even if we don’t fully understand it). Am I supposed to be “outraged” that that CBS shows Tiger Woods and his kids so much at Augusta? That is obviously just one more attempt — one of a million — to revive Woods’s moribund image. At this point, do I really need to point them out?
It’s common knowledge the golf media is a PR machine for Tiger Woods.
I wrote an article comparing the golf media to infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (“Tiger Woods vs. Adolph Hitler (parts 1 and 2)“). I wrote that three-and-a-half years ago, and I stand by every word I wrote. What else needs to be said?
Go do a Google News search on “Huff Post Sarah Palin.” Seven years after Palin was last relevant, Huffington Post continues to churn out article after article after article about Sarah Palin. The Kardashians continue to be “famous” and dominate entertainment/celebrity news.
Feeding the cattle, as the L.A. Times reporter once put it.
So, tell me, am I expected to “weigh in” on Tiger Woods being named assistant captain or whatever for Davis Love III at the Ryder Cup? I don’t even care about the Ryder Cup, and I’ve never given one thought to an “assistant captain” in my life. Am I suddenly supposed to join in a “debate” about whether or not this was “a wise choice” or “good for golf” or if it will “re-energize Tiger”? Tiger Woods can move to the Australian Outback and live with dingos and I wouldn’t give a crap. I can’t imagine the coverage of the Kardashians is any stupider than the coverage of Woods. Just because some idiot thinks Woods and/or the Kardashians are fascinating doesn’t mean I must.
I want no part of it. Woods being banned from the Hall of Fame for PEDS… that would be news. Woods finishing T17 at Greenbrier, Woods being named assistant captain for Ryder Cup… get the hell away from me. That’s clownish and I have no time for it. My angle has always been to shine a light on the idiocy, the dishonesty, the corruption, in the golf media. However, at this point, even that is repetitive.
Anyone desiring a Tiger Woods foodfight can go to golfchannel.com. They’ll continue pushing out Tiger Woods articles long after the Huffington Post tires of Sarah Palin.
[Disclaimer: I still plan to create a Tiger Woods PED FAQ, and I still plan to publish my “Lucy Li vs Tiger Woods” years-in-the-making epic. The latter is not really about Tiger Woods, but he is mentioned several times.]