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Lindsey Vonn makes fun of Tiger Woods apology

Feb 22, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

Time Magazine’s Sean Gregory has a pretty funny account of U.S. ski darling Lindsey Vonn mocking Tiger Woods’ televised press apology on Friday. Vonn didn’t catch the event live on TV; she walked into an interview room at Whistler just after it had concluded. But witnesses quickly clued her in on what had been said. They then described how Woods hugged several people in the front row of the group that had come to hear him speak, including his mother and a couple of other women. This prompted Vonn to quip:

“They’re like, ‘Yeah, you’re awesome, you go have that sex.’ “

But by the time she walks into a room at the USA House in Whistler for an interview, Woods’ nationally televised statement — they get NBC’s Seattle affiliate up in the Canadian mountains — has ended. “I really want to see that now,” says Vonn, loose and cheery despite wiping out the day before during the super combined event, denying her a chance for a second straight medal.

And like millions of Americans, Vonn can’t help poking fun at Woods’ staged event. When a member of her Vonn-tourage tells her that Woods gave a few friends hugs after ending his statement, she cracks, “They’re like, ‘Yeah, you’re awesome, you go have that sex.’ ” The room breaks into a laugh. Then she describes a skit she would want to perform if asked to host Saturday Night Live: picture Vonn at Woods’ podium, blue backdrop and all. “There’s something you don’t know about me,” Vonn says in a faux solemn, apologetic voice. “Tiger, you’re like my idol, and I too have a sex problem.” More laughter. “That would be freaking funny.”

Vonn was later asked about celebrity sports scrutiny in a post-Tiger Woods world.

“Well, I’m married — to her ski coach, Thomas Vonn, since 2007 — “so I don’t have that problem,” she says. “But, um, I guess he’s married too.” Then she turns serious. “I mean, I guess if you have secrets, you have an issue. I’ve kind of been open about everything.”

Vonn also said that she’d like to host Saturday Night Live.

“I’m hoping for it,” she says. “I’ve got to call [NBC Sports chairman] Dick Ebersol to see if SNL will have me. I have some ideas.”

Hmm, she might make a good Elin Nordegren.
In other news, I just realized that Tiger’s big speech on Friday preempted the first 30 minutes of The View. Uh oh. Those biddies are going to grind him into a fine powder today.
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Lindsey Vonn Makes Fun of Tiger Woods Too! [Time]
Lindsey Vonn On Tiger: “You Go Have That Sex” [SportsbyBrooks]

  1. Sara S - Feb 22, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    Hey, guess what? You people who AREN’T making fun of that scumbag’s apology are in the minority!

  2. TheChoad - Feb 22, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Double A, for banging Mike’s wife, I’m going to boycott all of your batteries until you retire!!

  3. dw - Feb 22, 2010 at 4:20 PM

    Only thing is there were still 3 skiers to ski, the 2 that beat her and Anya Paerson. So I guess your duh comment was woefully inappropiate.

  4. jojo - Feb 22, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Right on VW!

  5. GUNS527 - Feb 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Wait to go Lindsey! YOU ARE CLASS. These nimbles that think Tiger can apologize his way out of his ‘deeds’ are just as much part of the problem. That is why so many of these personalities behave like they do. They have an ignorant fan base that only think of the sport/event etc. When you dig a hole and fall in, you better dig yourself out. Golf, or any sport for that matter, doesn’t need low-lifes like these. There are enough ‘good folks’ who can replace them-in a heart beat! You want to be on the top? Then earn it. If you want to stay on the top? Keep earning it. You mess up? Too bad, you lose your throne.
    Lindsey can say that – and I can say that. But if she messes up, or I mess up, well, then it’s time to shut up AND TAKE THE HEAT. No one care about me because of who I am; Lindsey? Well just keep earning it and you will do what we expect of you. Say what you want, you earned it, but mess up, well we know where you go. Tiger is a low-life, he deserves what is said! He quit earning respect when he let his hormones start talking! Tiger? You and your supporters make me WANT TO PUKE!

  6. GUNS527 - Feb 22, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Oh by the way, if you really listened to his joke-of-a-speech, whoever wrote it for him, certainly blew it. Tiger grabbed that paper seconds before he walked to the podium, he had no clue what he was about to read.

  7. Jim Blankenship - Feb 22, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    Not religious tripe, just a plain fact. When you talk about any person, then you are just as bad if not worse than than the one you want to judge. Look in your own closet before you open your mouth. Remember the old saying “Its better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you are ignorant, than open it and have them know it.” And dsmith4444 we can do without your editorial, and your superior than thou attitude. Now I am sure you will again reward us all with your thoughts about mine and others who comment, but when it is all said and done, your comments, mine or any others, wont matter one damn bit.

  8. jaywwl - Feb 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Having watched a lot of the olympics and quite a few of her interviews, I am shocked she was able to discuss something other than herself for more than 30 seconds. She seems to be one of the more unsportsmanlike, melodramatic and self absorbed athletes at the games. She is the only American athlete I have rooted against. The conspiricy theorist in me questions the severity of her leg injury. Was she just trying to gain some attention going into the games? Was she really ever honestly contemplating not skiing? Maybe she should try being a little more gracious in her own interviews before she starts taking shots at other people.

  9. Ed - Feb 22, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    Sounds like she’d be great for a Tiger skit on SNL ….as one of the other women. Really low class.

  10. steve - Feb 22, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Lindsay is awesome. It’s so great to see someone who will speak their mind even if it is against, “oh great and mighty one, Tiger.”

  11. Larry - Feb 22, 2010 at 7:26 PM

    What’s interesting is that Tigere’s plane was spotted at the Mesa, Az, airport today (a suburb of PHX) after he said he has to go back to rehab. I have no idea if he is changing rehab centers but Arizona’s best rehab and addiction facility is located about 50 miles NW of Phoenix in Wickenburg, Az. Hope Tiger isn’t back in Az. looking for another threesome or spending time at friend Charles Barkley’s house in Scottsdale. Barkley has his own addiction problems it seems. Then again maybe someone else is borrowing his plane?

  12. JLubers - Feb 22, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    Lets face it the guy got every thing coming to him, far as I’m concern golf is better without him. He blows up on course and then runs back to get a blow job, then I here his caddie stevie won’t tolerate heckers, then they better stay off the course because he deserves everything he gets. Better yet the first tee they should just turn there backs to him the guys a loser.

  13. J - Feb 22, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Who the heck is Lyndsey Vonn…better yet, who cares.

  14. Greg - Feb 22, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    Linsey Vonn it amazes me how you could compete and win a Gold medal in the olympics yet be that stupid! You are a complete fool to comment on Mr. Tiger Woods. Your parents, you, your children and your future generations will probably not accomplish what Tiger has accomplished as an athlete. I thought you were an athlete however, you’re just a fool. Are you mad that Tiger hasn’t screwed you? You have just shown the the world that you are equally capable of making tremendous stupid mistakes. Well ….whats funny is that you used the same things those whores used…YOUR MOUTH!
    What a disappointment you are for America. Two days after winning a gold medal you show us what it takes to bring a great athlete down…..A ho’s MOUTH!!!!

  15. Ihate people who are idiots - Feb 22, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    you realize that that is virtually impossible for you to do because I guarantee you that you like some of the stuff the the sponsors are affiliated with for exanmple say u like pepsi but you dont want to have anything with beer so you declare a total boycott well Anhieser-Busch owns budweiser(bud light) and they own pepsi and pepsi post and so on and so forth

  16. mac - Feb 22, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    …”They’re like, ‘Yeah, you’re awesome, you go have that sex.’ ”
    Man this chick is retarded…

  17. hop - Feb 22, 2010 at 10:01 PM

    You are pathetic for sticking up for tiger mike, the only thing Vonn forgot to say is “tiger you go have those steroids”.

  18. Who Dat - Feb 22, 2010 at 10:22 PM

    “I really want to see that now,” says Vonn”
    Haha, yeah as much as I wanted to watch womens Alpine skiing. Like who even cares about that. Hopefully she’ll make a blooper video of her flooping down a hill and bumping into trees. Now that would be a gold medal I would respect.

  19. GO AWAY - Feb 22, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    LINDSEY, PLEASE GO AWAY!!!
    I am tired of your allegedly injured shin, husband/coach, fat butt and bronze medal…opps I guess you can say I am tired of you…please disappear with the Olympics…IF YOU RUN FAST ENOUGH YOU CAN CATCH YOUR FALLING FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEACE OUT!!!

  20. Lindsey - Feb 23, 2010 at 12:51 AM

    If Tiger hadn’t embarrassed himself like that then I wouldn’t have had the “material” to mock him with … and my sponsors could care a less about you considering many of them took a hit when Tiger’s affairs (multiple) hit the media.

  21. DrewBreesus - Feb 27, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    When will this girl go away. Now NBC is plans to let her play a role on Law and Order. Lindsey is just too fake for me. Great athletes dont fall on their face in big events. We had over 200 athletes at this Olympics and NBC has to show up Vonn 24/7. I’m sure those other families wanted to see their kids too.

  22. rod - Feb 28, 2010 at 12:10 AM

    COME ON GET OFF THE TIGER WOODS CRAP. I AM SICK OF HEARING ABOUT THAT LOOSER. I HOPE HE LOSES EVERY SPONSER HE HAS HAD AND NEVER WINS ANOTHER GOLF TOURNAMENT AS LONG AS HE LIVES . ISN’T THERE ANYONE ELES OUT THERE THAT YOU PEOPLE CAN TALK ABOUT EXCEPT WOODS ??

  23. rue - Feb 28, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    WHAT LINSEY VONN A GOLD MEDAL SKIER IN THE 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS CAN’T MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT TIGER WOODS RIDCULOUS STATEMENT OF APOLOGY BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN??? GIVE ME A BREAK HOW MANY OF YOU BONEHEADS OUT THER HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT SHE HAS PLEASE STAND UP. WHAT NO ONE–WELL THAT SAYS SOMETHING. HOW MANY OF YOU QWOULD EVEN SPEND THE VAST AMOUNT OF TIME TO PUT IN THE LONG GRUELING HOURS TO PRPARE FOR THE OLYMPICS ?? NO OWN ?? SHE HAS ARIGHT TO SAY WHATEVER SHE WANTS. I THOUT HER COMMENTS WHERE HUMEROUS !!