… or maybe not HORDES, but at least me.
I don’t know I care, as it has zero bearing on his ability as an athlete, but, as I’ve discussed many times before, Tiger made a living selling his image as a clean-cut family man, not just as an athlete, so with every endorsement he loses, I cheer a little inside. And outside. And then I discuss it with everyone I know, even though no one cares as much as I do.
He’s already lost Accenture, Gatorade, AT&T and others, and his endorsement earnings were down $22M year over year, but now – yeehaw! – Gillette is the latest sponsor to tell him to hit the road. And after all, he still has Nike.
2009 wasn’t exactly a spectacular year for our fine golfing friend, and I would say that it’s relatively rare for athletes to truly reap the consequences of their actions – after all, $22M down, the dude is still left with $70M, and that’s just for ONE YEAR. And yet, you have to wonder (hope?) if others will follow suit.
Tiger Woods on his knees
Jonna is stoked that the Patriots clinched home field advantage and remains as riveted by Tiger (and Elin) as ever.