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Has the Tiger Woods saga been too well covered?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 14th 2009 8:04PM
After a long day of whining and moaning about fictional characters' motives and twisting plot lines, I like to unwind with a bit of less believable reality: the evening news.

The only thing is this week, my days haven't ended with my daily dose of death and destruction. For instance, the most visible story on last week's roll of the NBC Nightly News was the never-ending Tiger Woods saga, starting with his growing roster of steady girlfriends and ending with his lost endorsement deals. The majority of last week's broadcasts featured the latest news at the very top of their broadcasts.

It's even worse on the cable news networks. The story has been updated and broken over and over for what seems to be every hour on the hour and these are networks that stopped giving time to sports stories when ESPN cornered the market.

Is it just me or is Tiger-gate getting too much coverage?

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David

Enough is enough. Let the man alone. If it were you or me would we get tis muuh attention?

December 17 2009 at 12:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brian & Calvin

This is the first I've heard of it.

December 15 2009 at 8:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ferne

Some badly-worded sports news sites have been comparing Tiger Woods to OJ Simpson and even Michael Jackson. But maybe some of these sites, listed on Dozensports.com, have a point. Is Tiger Woods another in a long list of black superstars shot down by the predominantly white media?

December 15 2009 at 10:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chrysee

I don't really care at all if a dude I don't even know cheats on his wife. It's really none of our business.

December 15 2009 at 8:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

I just want a separation between the sports and non-sports channels. The sports guys need to say what effect the top celebrity on the PGA tour has economically on the tour. The rest is rich guy who likes white chicks cheats and lies and his friends (enablers) claim to have had no idea.

December 14 2009 at 11:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

Tiger has ALWAYS gotten too much coverage.

He will be fine. More importantly, so will the PGA.

December 14 2009 at 11:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MCW

Here's a thought. If it's such an important deal that everyone feels the need to re-tweet - just ban him from the PGA Tour, and that's that. We'd never have to see him again - not that anyone ever cared to in the first place.

I don't really need to see someone hit a ball with a metal rod. I've seen it once before, and once was too much.

December 14 2009 at 10:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jason

E!'s 'The Soup' making fun of tiger woods media coverage. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbh43w_the-soup-tiger-woods-media-coverage_fun

December 14 2009 at 10:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
YouFaceTheTick

It took until now to ask if this got too much attention? It got too much attention the second some reporter "broke" the story. It's a non-story. A sports guy/celeb has affairs. Yawn. Next...

December 14 2009 at 10:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David Gunter

This is yet another story that the media jumped on and began a feeding frenzy of ridiculous proportions.Once again every channel and even individual programs had to try and one up each other with tid bits and details,interviews and exposes and innuendo about a story that not one single person beyond Woods and the involved women actually needed to know about beyond the surface.Yes Tiger Woods cheated and that one fact needed to be known because of the image he had built on and role model he had made himself but nobody needs to know more than that.Yet the media will never learn so these types of overexposed non-important stories will continue,while other much more worthy stories go under reported or not reported at all.

December 14 2009 at 8:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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