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The Tiger Soap Opera Continues…

ESPN has reported that Tiger Woods is at a sexual addiction clinic in Mississippi – Read the story

What do you think about this?  I think it’s part of the weird soap opera that is becoming the Tiger Woods story.  Whether this is a last ditch effort to try and save his marriage and/or his reputation, I don’t buy that he’s a sex addict.OK, I’m sure there are folks out there who are, but this is part of Tiger’s PR push.  If you thought Mark McGwire was phony (which I didn’t), what do you think of Tiger?

History is filled with celebrities and athletes that just basically think they are above the law and morals.  The bigger they get, the higher above the law.  Michal Vick, Plaxico Burress, Roger Clemens are all recent and prime examples.  Tiger’s no different.  Regardless of the fact he has a Swedish model for a wife, he believes that because he is Tiger Woods, he can do what he wants.  This isn’t about sex. It’s about power.

Babe Ruth was the iconic figure of his generation.  The Bambino was legendary for his escapades with women (he was married), booze, and the night life.  Tiger probably wishes the times haven’t changed. Babe Ruth would be all over the front page of ESPN today.

I believe this is a cover up to win good graces.  I think Tiger will be back by The Masters in April.  I agree with Geoff Ogilvy that he should talk before he walks the course.  I don’t think he will.  The Masters is an easy return.  The gallery police are pretty strict at Augusta.  Waits until he hits the U.S. and British Opens.


Extra Points:  It is reported that the Oakland Raiders are interested in Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh.  I have one piece of advice for him.  RUN. Don’t turn around. Run straight back to Palo Alto.  Even though I’m a Dwag fan, I’d never wish that on anyone.

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The Weedin Jersey Curse – Why I Won't Be Getting a Locker or Lee Jersey for Christmas

I’m ecstatic about the two huge news items of the week – Jake Locker’s return to Washington for his senior season and the impending Cliff Lee trade to the Mariners.  But, don’t expect me to run out and get their jerseys or put them on my Christmas list.  Why?

It’s the curse.

You’ve heard of the Curse of Babe Ruth and the Boston Red Sox.  You’ve probably even heard of the Curse of the Billy Goat and the Chicago Cubs.  I never put much credence into curses until it happened to me.

Every jersey I ever bought or have been gifted has spelled doom for the player.  Here’s the evidence…

1 – Brian Bosworth.  Right after he became a Seahawk in 1987, I went out and purchased a #55 jersey.  The next thing you know, The Boz is getting run over by Bo Jackson and run out of the NFL after 3 years as a bust!  24 career games and 4 sacks.  Nice.

2 – Mark McGwire.  I am a huge baseball fan and I was mesmerized by the Big Mac-Sammy Sosa home run chase in 1998.  My daughters bough me a McGwire jersey.  The next thing you know, he becomes a poster child for the performance-enhancing steroid era and his reputation is out the window.  Nice.

3 – Michael Sinclair.  After Sinclair led the Seahawks and the NFL in sacks in 1998, he signed a big new deal.  I went out and bought a white #70 jersey.  This was a no-brainer.  Great guy, great player, lifetime Seahawk.  The next thing you know, he develops diabetes and is out of the NFL three years later never having come close to double-digit sacks again. Nice.

4 – Deion Branch.  Right after the Seahawks traded for Branch, he became the big new name on the team, wearing his lime-green gloves. I received his #83 jersey as a Christmas present in 2006. This was going to break the curse.  The next thing you know, Branch has become the oft-injured Hawk who has never materialized into the player we expected or was when he was with New England. Today, he’s barely hanging on as a reserve.  Nice.

Note – I did buy a #7 Brock Huard University of Washington jersey (see photo) AFTER he left for the NFL. It was on clearance and I got it for a great price.  I hope the curse didn’t have anything to do with the multiple head injuries that cut short his NFL career.


Anyway, you can see my problem.  As much as I want to support these guys, I can’t take the chance and have that on my conscience.  Maybe I just need to go out and buy a Larry Fitzgerald, Vladimir Guerrero, or Oregon Duck jersey so it will curse them.


it will probably backfire.  And then I’d be stuck with them, too!

If anyone knows how the Curse of the Bambino was broken, give me a call!


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