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Tiger ... this is just sick

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by shotglass, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    He's taken a one-shot lead in the final round. Again.

    Just how far does this thing go?
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    All the way to the 18th, baby, yeah!
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    He was great for golf for 10 years, but I wonder if the effect is turning around now. If he wins every time he plays, will people quite watching?
  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    It's difficult to quantify, tony, but yeah, I think they will keep watching.

    It's reached the point where things feel right when Tiger is leading a tournament. And it feels uncomfortable when he isn't.
  5. I will keep watching.
  6. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I've always thought that was such a ridiculous sentiment.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I'm turning hoops off to watch Tiger.
  8. I'm not a golfer and won't watch either way, but I think people like to see a dominant athlete. I think they'd rather see this than an even field.
    Remember when people said women's tennis was more exciting than men's because there were no dominant guys? I haven't heard anybody say guys are boring now because of Federer.
  9. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    You know, I can't even dispute that. But I also can't dispute that this is the feeling. [/DougFerguson]
  10. the_lorax

    the_lorax Member

    It makes for a natural story. If there's one guy/gal whom everybody knows is supposed to win, it's interesting if he loses (shocker) or if he wins (how did he deal with the pressure?).
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Also, if it's a ridiculous sentiment, then you don't have 5,000 idiots around the tee screaming "BOO-YAH" on every drive. Those 5,000 would be rooting for him to hack it into the left-hand trees.

    Let's never forget that we're naturally caustic/questioning/hardened. A lot of these folks just prefer greatness to be great.
  12. I enjoy watching Tiger but a part of me wishes he had someone near him talent-wise to push him and see how he reacts. It does get a little boring on Sunday watching Tiger in his classic red shirt, black pants attire just slaughter a field of stiffs.
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