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Friday
Feb192010

There's No Crying In Golf Channel Post-Game Coverage!

Tiger didn't cry during his humiliating statement reading, but Charlie Rymer did?

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Butch up, Charlie.

Seriously, and then the host asks Charlie if he could have posed one question to Tiger, what would it have been. And Charlie said, "Nothin'. Tiger said it all."

Charlie, you are an incurious man.

My question: "What would your father have said about all this, Tiger?"

Oh, and if you or someone you know has battled demons, just say so. Don't go pieces, bro.
02.19.2010 | Unregistered Commenterstyled
Today, I suppose, was a day for Tiger and Golf Channel to "own." Tomorrow, the print media will own the day. I think the print media will be in a fury. Golf Channel did not distiguish itself. Alex Micelli is slowly turning himself into a Golf Channel star. And Jim Gray, who almost always puts me on edge, had some great commentary this morning. The Golf Channel regulars -- Lerner, Tilghman, et al -- were a disgrace.

If good folks are talking about "12 steps," this day will have been one step forward and two steps backward for Team Tiger.
02.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterChuck
You've got to be kidding
02.19.2010 | Unregistered Commenterorchardist
Idol worship, or is Charlie just a sensitive kind of guy ?

Styled - The answer to your question: Earl would have wanted in on a 3-way.
02.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterOld Hornet
Dear Chuck, I know you didn't mention him by name but :"The Golf Channel regulars -- Lerner, Tilghman, et al -- were a disgrace." - I don't agree with because:

In my opinion Nick Faldo said some of the most poignant comments of anybody anywhere on this topic. He didn't ass-lick, he also didn't slam him, but he said basically "get on with it" and I think that is true. This farce about "rehab" and "therapy" and treatment is BS. The only kind of therapy that could possibly help Tiger is to find out what it is in his childhood that causes him to seek "mini marriages" with all the women he sleeps with. One thing is clear, Tiger was not only looking for sex from these women, he was looking for committed relationships, in other words: LOVE. He has problems from his childhood that have caused him to go looking for girlfriend after girlfriend. He is deeply insecure when it comes to romantic relationships and desires to be loved by every woman he comes in contact with. A few weeks at some scam "sex addiction" clinic ain't gonna cure that. His words are practically worthless now, he should just start playing golf and hope people forget all about this when they seem him hit amazing shots again. Unfortunately, he's not going to do that.
02.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterFred
Fred, I think that Nick Faldo has been doing some really good all-around work for Golf Channel, and today was no exception. I mentioned Lerner and Tilghman; I could have added Charlie Rymer and Steve Sands, and several others. Nick Faldo, we'd both agree would not be on that list.

It is almost a pity that they put people like Brandel Chamblee (who has an expression as though he is wearing a shock collar in case he says the wrong thing), and Frank Nobilo and Curt Byrum -- all very good golf commentators -- in the position of having to comment on this. It is pathetic. This should have been a day for John Hawkins, Alex Micelli, Jim Gray and Rex Hoggard. Golf Channel will air an interview Vartan Kupelian if the are doing their job, and if they aren't simply a green-grass Home Shopping Network.
02.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterChuck
Fred

I think you'd make for a great guest appearance with Britt Hume - two people who seem to think they know so much about what's wrong with someone else, so quick to tell them what to do, and so sure that no one else could possibly have as good, or a better way of dealing with it. WHEN YOU'VE NEVER EVEN MET THE GUY.

Didn't watch or listen to any GC coverage, but did catch Feherty talking to Couric about it.

At this point the guy's brought the world toppling down on himself and his family, he appears to be trying to deal with in a serious manner, and as Feherty said, he's been underestimated before and proved people wrong- maybe it's simply time for everybody to sit down, shut up and root for him to get it together.

Personally was glad he mentioned that he'd gotten away from one of the basic tenets of Buddhism, that searching outside oneself for fulfillment of any kind will only create and/or sustain suffering. One can only imagine the temptations that the richest, most revered athlete of all time has been faced with.

If you don't believe he's trying to fix himself, that's perfectly fine. And heck, if you think your amateur armchair psychology is somehow in any way related to the reality of the situation that is Tiger Woods' life, well, knock yourself out.
02.19.2010 | Unregistered Commentergolfboy
those tears are Charlie realizing that his ratings will stay down as long as tiger is out of golf....
02.19.2010 | Unregistered Commenterhitter
Sorry you're such a fanboy golfboy, you drank the coolaid. Tiger's dream-team of PR people create this type of media scrum for people like you and Feherty. (who is widely considered the biggest Tiger bum-kisser in the business) Tiger has never, and will never truly believe he is wrong on anything. He is sorry he got caught obviously, he is sorry some of his mistresses have told the media how he informed them his marriage was a scam to earn more endorsement dollars, and he is sorry the lid has been blown off his lifestyle. He will now do what his PR people tell him and complete what is considered an acceptable amount of time in "rehab" - then he will begin rebuilding the empire that makes so much money.
A few years ago David Duchoveny was sent to one of these "sex rehab" clinics, it was done to bring more attention and ratings for the upcoming season of "Californication" on HBO. In case you think that there is any hint of honesty and genuine regret in any of these types of things, PR people make incredible amounts of money and the reason they do is because they are making even more money for their clients. This apology today was a carefully crafted first step of an even more carefully crafted comeback strategy to maintain earning power and wealth. Faldo is correct, Tiger should do away with all the "therapy" smokescreens and just play golf the way he can and hope he wins back his fans. By the way, if you want to believe he is going to magically change the person he has developed into through the course of 30-odd years, in a few weeks at a rehab resort - "knock yourself out"
02.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterFred
crocodile tears
02.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim
Charlie might be crying because he finally saw how fat his face looks on television.
02.19.2010 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
don't believe there's any "magic" involved Fred. If the guy works hard, which he has proven in the past very capable of doing, he can right his life. that was all I was saying.

If we concede, and this will be difficult for you, that he is in fact in therapy and trying to get things sorted out, I can't imagine that there is a therapist alive who would have suggested subjecting himself to anything greater than this one publicly humiliating scene, before getting any further along in treatment.

But as you don't seem to think the guy is anything more than a money grubbing pr puppet, can't imagine you'd make any concessions to anything other than once the charade is over it will be sos.

have a lovely weekend.
02.19.2010 | Unregistered Commentergolfboy
No one will ever confuse what is on Golf Channel as journalism from what comes from their usual on-air talent. Miceli has been the canary in the coal mine since this all went down three months ago. He has guts saying what most golfers think. John Hawkins was right behind him.

ESPN was awful this afternoon. They ran the entire "statement" twice in an hour Outside the Lines special for some unexplained reason. Most of the people on two separate panels were practically high-fiving Woods' efforts. One columnist for the Orlando Sentinel even commented "do we really know any of these athletes?" Maybe I missed something, but isn't that what the press is supposed to be doing, informing their readers about the sports figures of the day? At least the GWAA didn't go along with this shame, especially when so many of them have been accused of being toadies for Woods by the main stream media.
02.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick in CT
Where was the apology to all the women he lead on with his BS as he was having his way with them?
Not one word!!!!! He is still the same selfish, self absorbed, tourtured soul he's been. He says he isn't above the rules everyone else must live by and then not 5 minutes later is scolding the tabliod press for intruding on his family life.

Tiger...wake up you idiot! Your days of absolute privacy control ARE OVER. When you made the windfall profits based on a false image...you become fair game when the sham is revealed. It may not be right or pleasant...but that's the way it is. The tele-statement was a farce. That PGA TOUR set might as well have been a funeral home. The continued, pathetic handling of this is as JV as it gets.
02.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSir Real
Perhaps it was because he missed the Dixie Cup this year.
02.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmporer's Lackey
Rymer is an embarrassment shows how minor league Golf Channel is when they take ESPN's weakest links and promote them!! Hey, why haven't they gone after Andy North, the blandest guy in all of TV who at least won 2 Opens? Go on a diet please Charlie and learn to speak better English.

Faldo says TW must really be mad at the golf media. Faldo's still mad at the golf media (British), but a distinction should be made between sports/golf media and tabloid/other media who have been hounding Woods' family. It's not Larry Dorman chasing his kids and mom, hope Tiger realizes the diff.
02.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterFatso
Shack,

Who is this Candy Ass?
02.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark
Shack,

Not the PGA Media Guide crap?

Who's Mommy?

Who's Daddy?

Who's Charlie's Sugar Daddy?

Where is this Candy Ass getting his money?

Who put this Embarrassment to Journalism on the Golf Channel?

Spill it, Shack. Don't make me call your mother. Again.
02.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark
Holy Christ.

Was Kann politely trying to say Charlie, why the f@@@ are you crying?

Harden up Chuck.
02.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTighthead
Sir real,
be real "those women he led on", those women knew what they were getting into and probably hoped for some type of pay day eventually. They should have just asked for money to keep quiet, years from now most of them will be living on studio apartments eating pet food. I am not defending Woods but do not elevate these bimbos, to the status of the harmed.
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