Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Tiger Woods

there are plenty of professional writers out there writing all kinds of stories about the greatness of tiger woods, so i'm not going to compete with them. i will make a statement that i've been thinking about for a few months, however. i'm sure most people will think i'm crazy, but i've concluded that tiger woods will be the president of the united states some day and that i'd vote for him if he ran today based just on his inner strength and drive for greatness. there is a purity in the way he approaches golf and life. i've never seen it before in anyone.



Anonymous Phil said...

There is a fine line between inner strength and stubborness. Frankly, his image has always struck me as a little too over polished. Reminds me of the Olsen twins in that regard.

8:25 PM EDT  
Blogger Matador said...

You seriously need to cut back on the meds if Tiger Woods reminds you of the Olsen twins.

8:42 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

There is a fine line between inner strength and stubborness.

i agree, which is why i would vote for tiger, but never george bush -- strong vs. stubborn.

lest this become a political debate, let me say that i have no idea what tiger's politics are, but i do know that i've never seen someone so comfortable in his own skin. i've also very rarely seen someone with a presence that completely dominates everyone around him. it's quite amazing. for some reason you're interpreting it as over-polish, but really it's that "it" characteristic that makes someone presidential. that incredible personal charisma that makes people turn around when someone with it walks into a room. very few people have it. reagan had it. clinton had it. neither bush had it. jimmy carter didn't have it. gerald ford didn't have it. kennedy had it.

tiger has it. people don't just follow tiger for his golf skill, and certainly not for his personality (which he never lets through). they follow him because he's has a compelling and commanding presence.

9:02 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

i'd like to add that the main promise i see in tiger's strength is that he'd be strong enough to *not* be corrupted by power. i'm pretty sure that i've never met or seen anyone else that i can make that statement about.

i could be way off base about this, of course, since i don't know what is really going on in his head, but i truly believe this. the purity of his approach to golf and how he pours his essence into every shot he takes is one of the most amazing things i've ever seen and i believe that earl woods is/was correct in his belief that tiger could probably change the world if he put that focus into something grander than hitting a ball into a hole.

9:11 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have "IT".

But I don't think I could fool anyone into thinking I'm beyond corruptible....

- Joe

10:48 PM EDT  
Anonymous Josh Parry's Internist said...

"It" = oozing sores?

2:11 PM EDT  
Blogger Matador said...

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2:41 PM EDT  
Blogger Matador said...

And there goes Fraley. Dave Spadaro at da Iggles' site is reporting he's gone to Cleveland for a 2008 draft pick.

Did Mccants do enough Friday night to get the nod over Gaffney? The game wasn't on here so I can't comment first hand. From what I read, he's out played Gaffney thus far.

2:46 PM EDT  
Anonymous Phil said...

Buh-bye Josh Parry and Spach. Interesting that McCants and Gaffney both got cut. Very surprised to see Ware and Wynn go.

6:07 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very disappointed to see J.R. cut. They should have cut Mikell but who am I?

As far as Wynn and Ware going, they blew some very basic stuff during the pre-season, and with the other emerging talent, they were just casualties....

I am abosilutely excited now. We have 3 QBs who could effectively start in this system, so I'm not as worried as I was in the past. I don't see QB as a single point of failure anymore.

Still worried about the birds against the run as I don't think we made enough of an effort to get good LBs, and I'm still worried about our own running game. We're relying mainly on 2 guys to stay healthy. Two guys who have never been able to stay healthy, to stay healthy......

Still, can't wait. But first thing's first.

Go Penn State! Notre Dame sucks!

- Joe

11:34 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else want to grab the Bullet back from Carolina since they just cut him? Great special teamer, knows the system, can back up weak and strong side. I'd take him back.

Who else on the waiver wire peaks any interest? Davenport? Charles Rogers? Dayne? None excite me too much, but neither does their RB stable-Mahe and Perry both suck.

Interesting that Philly's best Fb ever got cut. Even more interesting that Seattle wanted him.


2:18 PM EDT  
Anonymous Phil said...

Parry didn't get cut. He got traded for a 2008 draft pick (I guess they were out of 2010 picks).

4:28 PM EDT  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

No Bullet, no f-ing way. A little surprised with the cutdown. I think that they needed another receiver, kept maybe one too many lineman, and those young backers may turn out to be players...a little surprised they kept Short considering he is just a special teams player...thought Roper and Daniels had a better their running back situation is practically dire....Dayne signed with the Texans and despite his size he is not a "big" back....their depth at RB is really atrocious considering that Mahe was a lock to make this team. I think Davenport is also hurt....Moe Williams got cut...yippee....Lee Suggs? What does it tell you when you can't make the Browns, though. I think that the receiver that Denver cut would be a nice addition, he'll get snagged soon. I bet that they sign JR Reed to the practice squad. I think that we were all dead on with Parry and the staff realized that he just wasn't worth keeping....I really figured it was Tapeh's job to lose...he really can be a big back and can run....I love Nick Cole....he is like a tubby little ball of fire and when he lined up at FB, he totally floored a Jets backer to get Tapeh and TD. We'll see, I wouldn't be surprised for a little fenagling with the roster of the next couple of days...we'll see, but thank God the pre-season is over!!

10:13 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J.R. Reed is a Ram......
Damn, although I really wanted him to land here in Philly, I am actually very happy for him that he was able to come back from that injury and get a roster spot somewhere.

- Joe

9:23 AM EDT  

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