Just what we need. With so few true unblemished American icons, it looks we're about to lose another one. More than a million entries listed on the Google blog search. Speculation and unconfirmed reports flying left and right. Denials unending. Trash talking. Unremitting jokes about his "driving" (golf driving and car driving, get it?).
Can't we just let it rest? Can't we just take a break? Can't we just let it play out?
Bunk. He may have some explaining to do--e.g., to the police and his
family. But why does he owe his fans an explanation? Because he's a
great golfer? Because his endorsements sell products? Sorry, but the
logic doesn't work. If Woods had based his career on a claim that he
was a perfect man or that he was preaching high morals (like some
preachers who have been shown to be human), then he'd "owe" his fans an
This will go on for months on end. It'll be like picking a scab until
it's raw, as every newspaper, gossip monger and night news program goes
at the man. It'll be another media frenzy that should be an
embarrassment to the profession--if you still can call it that.