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Tiger's Handlers Have Had It!? The Nickelback Concert? Really?

Rob Shuter says his sources inside Tiger's handling team are fed up that Woods took in a Nickelback concert while he's trying to repair his marriage. Of course, they aren't truly bothered about the act of the concert attendance, but the appearance of Tiger going without his wife. 

"Everyone around team Tiger has been working 24/7 to regain control of his image. Everything from carefully releasing pictures of him jogging to staging a press conference for his return to playing golf. No detail was too small to be overlooked," an insider tells me. "Then after all that work and planning, Tiger decides that he must attend a concert by his favorite band and dance backstage while his wife is away. It's a disaster."

Actually, all the work and planning was the disaster. A guy going to a concert while his wife and kids are out of town is not a disaster! In fact, I find it refreshing that he's trying to get out instead of holing up in his house.

So where does Woods stand with his crew, who have been brought on to restore his once-flawless public image?

"Everyone is at the point of giving up trying to help him," my source says.

Wow, maybe there's hope for Tiger's future after all!

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Tiger's a Nickleback fan ? Will these sordid disgusting revalations never cease !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
04.22.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLongy
What's a Nickleback? But really, if Tiger's handlers are this dense (we already know they are) then he needs to ditch them and just get on with his life. No one will forget what we have learned about him, but this is exactly what he needs to do if redemption is possible (and it always is possible in this, the land of the sentimental second chance).
Nickelback? Whatever shred of respect I still had for Tiger is gone.
04.22.2010 | Unregistered CommenterC Roberts
Jeez. My 16 year old boy gave up on Nickelback like 4 or 5 years ago! Money doesn't buy taste, I guess.
04.22.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMM
He spun a chair around by its timber back and sort of sat on it with his arms folded under his chin while he looked at me without saying anything. When I said I was impressed that he needed a whole chair to carry the weight of his testicles he seemed to relax a bit and only hit me twice.

"We need you again. The silly bugger is breaking curfew. What can you do?"

I wiped the blood off my face. "Does this involve donkeys and ritual sacrifices in Ponte Vedra?"

"No. Unless you can't come up with a better idea."

He hit me again.

"I'm working on it" I said.

They were all glad to hear that and decided to leave me alone until 7am. If I didn't have a plan by then we'd be talking donkeys again. I had to think of something. I wiped the rest of my blood off my face, just to fill in time while I thought about this.

I'm thinking 80s boy bands. It's now 4am and they're coming back in three hours and I'm imagining lots of gloss and glamour and prettiness. A row of pretty boys with lots of teeth. And some line dancing to show off their hips.
04.22.2010 | Unregistered CommenterPickworth
No surprise...Hootie & The Blowfish played at his wedding.

Lady Gaga would have been the PR disaster.
04.22.2010 | Unregistered CommenterNRH
Nickelback. Tiger you are a dodo bird.

With all your money buy some cool. Good Grief. Go to Coachella and act like you dig the Dirty Projectors or something. damn. You really are so sheltered. So in your own little rich corporate world. Your man Jay Z was there.. Ha. Ok at least your not some Vampire Weekend fan...
04.23.2010 | Unregistered Commentervwgolfer
I guess it makes sense; Tiger needs someone to remind him of who he is.
04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Nickelback? Seriously? Nickelback?

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. One of the words often used to describe Nickeback is "vulgar".
04.23.2010 | Unregistered Commenterlongtimegolffan
Nickelback is a douche-bag band, so I'm not surprised that it's Tiger's favorite band. I can't wait until video of Tiger dancing backstage hits YouTube because it's going to be hilarious. I wonder if Bell and Stevie were trolling the crowd looking for trashy white chicks, who would be interested in meeting Tiger backstage.
04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTruthsayer
The " handling team" was willing to stick with Tiger through 15+ adulterous affairs, but the handlers are at the point of giving up on him because he went to a concert?

Who are the starters on that team?
I would give anything for video of Tiger dancing.
04.23.2010 | Unregistered Commenterannika
TW has more than enough money for himself and several generations of offspring. He should get rid of every endorsement, agent, image consultant, etc. Go and play golf tournaments when he wants and live his life without constraints or interference. Kind of like the rest of us (but with more money.)
04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohnR
What wife?

It's over.
04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterGolfFan
the handlers didn't give up on him because he went to a concert, they quit because he went to a nickleback concert

for them, this is ~10 times worse than doing the pancake waitress
04.23.2010 | Unregistered Commenterblader
Agreed with NRH. To see Tiger at a Lady Gaga concert mouthing the words to "Poker Face" would be a huge problem.

And as for his image, I'm not sure that Us is a reputable source, but if she's really going to divorce him, then the image isn't going to be fixable. Maybe a divorce is best for Tiger. He can play golf, do his whores and live the life of luxury.
04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe O
Nickleback's whiney, she's left me and my life's gone to crap songs (which all sound exactly the same) should fit right in with where Tiger appears to be right now.

I wonder if he bought a tee shirt?
04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTodd
Golf Fan-
Too true.
Woods has clearly made the decision to dump the wife and kids and embrace the Charles Barkley lifestyle.
Little Tiger rules Big Tiger.
04.23.2010 | Unregistered Commenterjjshaka
looks like tiger's taste in music mimics his taste in mistresses
04.23.2010 | Unregistered Commenterjmr
There's simply no Nickelback defense.
04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTXQ
Excellent, TXQ!

But if Nickleback is so awful, why do so many Shackelfordians know so much about them? I had never even heard of them, but taste in popular music is a funny thing. I once went to a Grand Funk concert in the Jacksonville Coliseum and was practically deaf for the week after. I also saw Linda Ronstadt dressed as a Girl Scout, and Mrs. Ghost is something of a DeadHead. But look how I turned out...OK, maybe you're all correct.
Ky, Linda Ronstadt has a fantastic voice no matter the genre. And re old bands, I think a lot of David Bromberg's and Leon Russell's stuff still holds up. Check out Leon's version of Dylan's "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" and Bromberg's "Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues." Never gets old.
04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTXQ

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