Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Wednesday 12/02 Quickie: Tiger, Bowden, Dunlap, Notre Dame, AI, Big Ben, More

Have you listened to that voice mail? I couldn't help but lead the SN column today with Tiger. Not because a star athlete -- star anyone, really -- having an affair is particularly novel. In fact, it's all-too-typical; it doesn't matter if it is the greatest athlete of our generation.

But the titillation is always in the details: Listening to Tiger's fairly desperate voicemail message was riveting. Reading his text messages was crazy -- you'd have to be a robot not to be curious. Partly, it's because we don't know anything about Tiger; partly, it's because he is an empty vessel that we all project our own hopes and dreams for our own lives into:

Best in the world at his job.
More money than he'll ever need.
Beautiful model wife and cute kids.
And, for many of us, he's our age.

More you'll find today:
*We'll remember Bowden for the streak of Top 5 finishes.
*Carlos Dunlap: Ugh.
*Why isn't Notre Dame hiring Brian Kelly?

Lots more. Complete column here. More later.

-- D.S.

1 comment:

Robert said...

My guess on why Kelly hasn't been hired yet is because he is apparently openly pro-choice and ND fears he might use his status as ND head football coach as a pulpit. The university wants to hire someone with the same beliefs as the ND administration.