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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Like Manny Pacquiao: Tiger Woods falsely accused on PEDs

"Some people have made up things that never happened and said I used performance-enhancing drugs. This is completely and utterly false," Woods said. (Associated Press)

Maybe Good Friday came a bit early for Tiger Woods.

Today was his day of public apology and contrition and he quickly squashed those rumors about an insanity plea. You know, that he was just crazy about blondes with ample chests. Or that he is turning a new leaf and will engage in extramarital romps with more brunettes and redheads.

As a hack golfer, I greatly admire Woods' consummate skills on the course. But, even if you are his worst enemy, you could see that his slice of humble pie, served up for the world to seem, did not go down easy.

But, hey it is a start. Look, said start and not "tart."

The apologetic words were nicely written and he read his script well. I'm glad he did not slip up and say "it takes 10 to tango" or anything like that.

But let's put Tiger's slumber parties and pajama games aside because I must have missed any accusations about the golfer using steroids or other PEDs.

It must have happened, though, because he carefully denied it.

Now he and Manny Pacquiao have something in common besides Asian roots and besides being incredibly wealthy.

Imagine that, Woods claims to have been falsely accused of using PEDs.

Maybe it's open season on Nike endorsers as Woods and Pacman also have that in common.

It could have been instructive for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Sr., for Paulie Malignaggi and for all the others who keep claiming that Pacquiao is a drug cheater.

But I doubt that any of them are golf fans.

Woods and his advisers were smart to control the media feeding frenzy by taking no questiions and by even isolating the invited media types off premises.

It's called controlling the message.

It's called one and done, you won't see any more mea culpa, mea maxima culpas from Woods.

This mea culpa was quicker and slicker than the bungle in the jungle by baseball superstar Mark McGwire.

Woods just one putted his apology and finally put his sexcapades on the back burner.

What will the tabloids do now for fodder?

Maybe, someday, Pacquiao's accusers will render their apology.

But I wouldn't hold my performance enhanced breath for it.

Author: Michael Marley

Source: examiner.com

1 comment:

  1. OT: I like watching Manny Pacquiao again and again. I like especially Manny Pacquiao's amazing hand speed on the Double End Bag. It's so awesome!!


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