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Morning Tweet: Tiger Woods is Michael Jackson (hoo hoo!)

Feb 23, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

It’s true; I unfollowed Jason Whitlock a while back because he finally went over the line with one of his outrageous opinions. It was his extended Twitter debate over which HBO TV series was better; The Wire or The Sopranos. While I have no real opinion on that, I do bristle at the fact that he completely left Deadwood out of the equation, which was a better drama than the other two combined. Since the three were all more or less contemporaries, I feel that my show was as slighted as E.B. Farnum during a meeting at the Gem. As Mr. Wu would eloquently (and NSFW-ly) put it, “San Francisco c———-!”
But somehow I caught the tweet you see above (couldn’t have anything to do with her profile picture, nope), and so clicked on the link. Interesting take by Mr. Whitlock in the Kansas City Star on how Tiger Woods’ situation is starting to take on a Michael Jackson hue … and amusingly, he even uses that word. Excerpt:

I cannot stress to you how much it pains me to write this. You would be hard-pressed to find a more passionate fan of Michael Jackson and Tiger Woods than yours truly.

But it’s impossible to deny that fame, fortune, corporate manipulators and fathers hell bent on producing once-in-a-lifetime entertainers stripped Jackson and Woods of anything approaching normalcy when it comes to human interaction.

Perhaps pale from being away from the golf course and stuck in hibernation born of embarrassment, Woods’ complexion on Friday even resembled Jackson’s late-life hue.

Check out the column here; it’s well worth your time. I’ll bring the canned peaches.
Tuesday is never a straight line. It’s a forest, And like a forest it’s easy to lose your way … To get lost … To forget where you came in.


What you missed while deciding that the Tampa strippermobile > than the ice cream truck …

* The ladies of the The View rate Tiger Woods’ apology speech. Yeah, just try and get a word in edgewise.

* U.S.-Canada hockey redux, with the women this time. Another round of the Canada Song!

* Kent State sideline reporter may by the ‘Boom Goes the Dynamite’ for a new generation.

Sadly, the trip began with five people in the canoe.

  1. zack - Feb 23, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    You know what Rick if you are trying to compare Tiger Woods with Michael Jackson you are dead wrong. Both icons are super stars. Both have fame and fortune. If the media would let Tiger Woods and wife Elin live their life people like you would not have a job. Every body knows Tiger is a superstar. If that was Jack Nicklaus would you be comparing him to Elton John? Tiger will be back to play golf on his terms. We all know Golf needs Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods don’t need Golf. Tiger made his apology to the public what else do you people want from him; to get on his knees,I don’t think so. I know Tiger committed adultry, I am not upholding for what he did, it was wrong. What he did is between him and his wife Elin.He does not owe anyone else an apology.The mistresses that are involved knew he was a married man, and if there is any apology to be made they should be apologizing to Tiger. Mr. Chandler one question for you. Have you ever committed Adultry? Look in the Mirror when you answer this question. GO TIGER WOODS

  2. Rick Chandler - Feb 23, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    I believe your comment should be aimed at Jason Whitlock, who actually wrote the column. The opinions are his. Mr. Whitlock can be contacted by opening your window and yelling “free cake.”