Monday, December 5, 2011

The morning Bell for Monday December 5th, 2011

Today's honorary bell ringer: Tiger Woods

Two years after his entire life went down the shitter, Tiger Woods is a winner again. I can just hear the execs at the PGA screaming in ecstasy. Ratings basically triple when he plays on Sunday, so you can imagine what that means for their bottom line. Down one stroke with 2 holes to play (on the course, not in his bedroom), Woods birdied 17 and 18 to win by one. Love him or hate him, he's the only thing that makes golf on TV watchable.

I was always fascinated by that story. It proved that no matter who you are, if you fuck around on your wife, you're finished. He's Tiger Woods. After Oprah and Obama, he was the most recognizable human on the planet. He made $100M a year for 10 years straight. Nobody, not even Michael Jordan his his kind of global reach and appeal. And he pissed it all away to bang porn stars and hookers. Totally worth it.

In NHL news, only western conference teams were playing yesterday. So basically, we don't care.

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