Tag:Tiger Woods
Posted on: December 11, 2009 8:42 pm

Grinds my Gears

You wanna know what grinds my gears? People in the 19th century.  Why don't they get with the freakin' program.  It's called an automobile, it's much faster than a horse!

Well, not to sound like Peter Griffin I need to vent about a couple of things that are grinding my gears.  First off,  I really hate how the media digs and digs and digs on people until they get their story.  Like this Tiger Woods business.  Here is a respected sports figure and role model.  I know the guy messed up and committed some personal woes, but this guy deserves his privacy.  I mean, it is NONE of our business what he does in his personal life.  He is a human just like the rest of us and makes mistakes.  I am in no way defending him because I aboslutely hate infidelity and I am in no way a Tiger fan. I HATE golf!  But this guy really deserves for people to leave him the F alone and let him deal with the personal business.  I just hate the way the media needs to keep talking about a story over and over again until something juicy comes up for them to talk to.  Now it is to the point where Tiger is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the game.  Not because he can't handle the stress of the game, because he knows he will be hounded by the media and will have to answer the same questions over and again, because the media won't let it go.  Let the guy be in peace!

Fair weather fans grind my gears!  These are the fans that will be all about the trendy team of the moment, the hot team or the streaking team.  I am a Tennessee Titans fan.  Have been for about 11 years now.  I started getting interested in them in 99 when, yes, they were doing well and on a Super Bowl run, but I stayed with them, through the 4-12 and 5-11 seasons.  The ups and the downs.  But bandwagoners jump on the train because it is interesting and fun, but when things go south and the moment passes they are off onto the next thing.  I am sure a lot of people jumped on the Titans bandwagon when they started winning since Vince Young took over, but after they lost to the Colts, a lot of the Bandwagoners have gone away onto the next hot team.  It just drives me crazy.  If you want to be a fan, find a team and stick with them.  I look at my uncle, who is a die hard 49ers fan.  He is born and raised in the bay area and have rooted for them since the beginning. He wears his red and gold just as proudly now as he did in the glory days when the Niners won all their championships.   To me this is what it means to be a fan.  To root for your team in the good and the bad.  Be just as passionate about them when they are down as you are when they are up.  It is easy to root and cheer for a winning team, not so much for the losing ones.  So fair weather fans:  either find a team and stick with them or go home and start watching more golf or something.
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