ok so Tiger apologized

to everyone but the women who he also hurt. baby steps.

we have all had temptations. we have all hurt people who have believed and trusted in us.

its really too bad that tiger has so much money because money really does change everything and im sure that money influenced the speech he gave. for example it’s hard not to suppose that the reason he didn’t mention his alleged mistresses is because of either the possibility of lawsuits or because of the payouts hes already given.

the interesting thing about the money in regard to tiger is this – unlike other athletes, Tiger has decades to earn ridiculous amounts of money. so if he had to pay out millions to each of his alleged mistresses, who cares, he can make large sums of cash simply by returning to golf.

there was a time that the busblog had advertisers. there was a time when because of the content of this blog the advertisers pulled out even though during the time that they were sponsors the hits here doubled and their financial sponsorship didnt increase a penny.

when they pulled out not only was i majorly disappointed, but ultimately relieved because being stifled does not mesh with the reasons for starting a blog.

likewise, the failure of giving a full and comprehensive apology to the human beings youve hurt because of pressure or fears surrounding advertisers and finances doesnt mesh with the reasons for becoming a golfer.

if i was tiger i would have said everything he said including this: “im a golfer. i hit balls with sticks. i was trained and coached from an early age to use those sticks to whack those balls, but clearly i still have a long way to go in regards of honesty and in regards of what it means to be a responsible man. i was a terrible man to the women in my life, particularly those who were intimate with me and who trusted me.”

all relationships are tough: romantic, professional, personal, public, media, virtual… and as good as i think Tigers speech was this morning, i think it was a huge mistake not to address any responsibility for the feelings of the women he used. yes they knew he was a married man, but for some reason they kept finding themselves with Tiger. its hard for me to believe that he didnt lead them on. sure the women were adults and knew that being in an adulterous relationship with someone who is lying to his wife means that he is just as likely to lie to everyone else.

but on the day that all the networks are broadcasting your apology, you cannot leave out the other people who you hurt.

with that said, i thought the gloria allred post-speech press conference was inappropriate and unnecessary and i wish i hadnt seen it because now i feel like part of the problem.

update: the mighty mighty LA Now blog tackles this question and gets a wide variety of reactions in the comments

i cant believe a guy flew his plane into a building

because of the IRS. dude just pay your taxes. clearly if you have an AIRPLANE you can figure out how to pay your taxes without losing yr mind.

i cant believe NBC is in last place and insists on screwing up everything they can, an now the Olympics. why is it past midnite and i still havent seen the mens finals in figure skating? does nbc really think its biggest audience will a) totally be cool with having to wait 4 hours after an event happened to see it b) be awake and alert after midnight to root on their skater which Twitter has already announced the winner?

i cant believe people stay in sad deals for so long. smart people. beautiful people. successful people. im not talking losers hanging on for dear life to the last strand of acceptance that they’ll ever get. im talking rock n roll rock stars frozen in bad scenes. fascinating, sad, and somehow freezes me from stepping up and saying whats so obvious.

i cant believe that the celtics can only beat the lakers without kobe by one measly point. playing down to the level of ones opponent is one of the lamest aspects of human nature.

i cant believe i get to see randy newman tonight. the very same singer songwriter pianist grammy winner who i saw way back in college when i had the chance to see BB King with Stevie Ray Vaughn or The Who or Randy Newman, and i picked the piano player and was totally satisfied with that choice until SRV died in that copter crash.

i also cant believe that so many people i know dont even know who Randy Newman is. maybe im hanging out with too young of a crowd again. but for reference: short people, i love LA, why i love mankind, old kentucky home, rednecks, political science, sail away, louisianna 1927, the girls of my life, my life is good, falling in love, you got a friend in me. youtube em.

but finally i cant believe i didnt go running last night. its supposed to rain for the next few days and when it rains in LA the whole world collapses and i, like most of LA, resort to becoming hermits because people truly cant drive around here when it rains. which is bad if youre running. at night. like i do. which is why my bod is so Situational.