Friday, December 04, 2009

Setting the record straight on Tiger

I have said nothing so far about Tiger Woods because I don't give a rat's rectum about him and his antics. If his wife is willing to accept a huge chunk of cash to "stand by her man" then that is between her and him and God.

But I am damned sick of hearing Woods described as the "greatest living athlete".

I know that he may well be the best golfer alive. Perhaps the greatest golfer ever.

But if a golfer is an "athlete" then so are bowlers, dart throwers, croquet players and pinball and video game enthusiasts.

Nothing against golf or darts or croquet or pinball or video games. Just if you do them you are not an athlete no matter how skilled you are.