My friend, Charlie, and I had a funny conversation yesterday about Tiger Woods.
He asked me what I thought about the situation. I thought carefully before I answered.
“His actions don’t surprise me,” I said. “All black men cheat, don’t they?”
I thought I’d get a rise out of him, but I didn’t.
“The only problem is, Tiger didn’t know he was black,” Charlie said.
both laughed as we talked about Tiger’s wife, doing what a lot of
sista’s would have done; she took it to the street and attempted to
beat his ##@&** with a golf club.
Now, we all know that a person’s decision to be unfaithful or not has nothing to do with race.
Sex is sex and alot of people get caught up.
Tiger has always been peculiar to me. He spent so much time early in
his career making sure the world knew he was “Cablinasian,” not black.
spent his life living in the “other world,” and to some degree setting
himself up to make sure “we” don’t get confused about who he is.
example, he did what a lot of black athletes do: He followed the
unwritten rule to marry white and get himself a trophy wife.
and I agreed that every time a black person commits an indiscretion,
the media goes into overdrive to tear that person apart.
Remember O.J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant?
you get caught creeping, nobody cares what you call yourself, nor are
they concerned with how many green jackets you’ve won.
Tiger just got the memo.
Now, while so many people waste time asking the question, “How could he?” I’m asking, “Why wouldn’t he?”
Here’s the deal. By nature, he’s an athlete, a champion, right?
thrive on competition. That competitiveness breeds the need to win and
conquer. Tiger simply extended who he is naturally off the greens and
into the streets.
I don’t feel sorry for him, and what he did was wrong.
When are high-profile men (especially brothers) going to learn that they’ve got to keep their private parts to themselves?
At the end of the day, he’s just a man whose “trophy wife” wasn’t good enough for him.
Below: “Tiger’s Christmas Card.” One of the many Tiger Woods jokes making the Internet rounds.