Monday, April 5, 2010

Does It Take 992 Apologies Before We Can Move On?

I don't know about you folks, but I am getting sick and tired of hearing Tiger Woods apologize. It seems like every week there is an article about Tiger Woods apologizing. I mean come on now, the man has apologized to his wife, his fans, his co-golf players, the world, his mistress... Jesus Christ, does it take 992 apologies for a black man to be forgiven? Or is the media trying to kill Tiger's self-esteem and confidence? Is this their way of destroying the man's ability to play golf by making him keep his head down in shame--destroy his concentration on the game? Or is Tiger a glutton for apologizing?

Bill Clinton didn't have to apologize that much, nor did the governor of South Carolina. For goodness sakes, is another apology gonna change anything or magically erase his adulteress affairs and they just disappear. After all of the apologies Tiger has given, one would think that he is apologizing for each and every affair he ever had and other men's affairs as well. It is beginning to look more like a Catholic confessional penance that never ends. In addition, even his homewrecking mistresses want an apology from him.

How long is the media gonna drag him through the apology syndrome? The man apologized once and that should have been enough. In fact, he shouldn't have had to apologize to anyone but his wife and family. No one else has to live with him, sleep with him, or put up with his cheating ways but his wife. If she and him have settled their differences and made up then people on the outside ought to be going about minding their own business.

It is time to let go and let the man go on and play golf in peace, so that television ratings for golf will go back, golf fans will once again fill up the stands, and Tiger can continue to kick some butt on the golf course. Please tell Tiger to stop apologizing! I don't know about you folks but I think I am coming down with an allergic reaction to apologies. Can we just get through the rest of 2010 without anyone else apologizing for anything?


Black Diaspora said...

Granny, I think Woods, himself, is shocked at this public thirst for retribution, and that it has gone on for so long.

In my heart of hearts, I don't believe that a major white golfer would have been pilloried to this extent.

And now we have Michael Steele saying that a black man in the United States in a high profile position (such as our president, and now Tiger Woods) doesn't have as much of a margin for error as someone white.

Coming from Steele, he must be really feeling the heat to resign: He has, in the past, attacked the president for saying what he's now saying.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

It's more to it than that. Tiger thought if he denounced his black identity, that he would be treated different. Michael Steele, well, he has to learn a few lessons and one of them is that everyone that smiles in your face is not your friend. The other is that when he wakes up in the morning he is still a black man in America. Flunkies never get nowhere, but emasculated when their done with them.