Hold That Tiger!

Mia M. Jackson •  Sideline Pass • Up close and sporty! In 1995, Tiger Woods played his first U.S. Open and withdrew due to injury. Since his start, he's won the tournament and won it decisively. He won his first U.S. Open in 2000 with a score of 12-under-par, the lowest score relative to par ever posted in the major tournament. To date, his only the 5th player in history to lead the U.S. Open tournament from start to finish....more

Office of the Cheater

by Lianne Castelino www.WhereParentsTalk.com They say politics makes for strange bedfellows.  THEY are so darn wise.  Would THEY also know then why so many politicians, Arnold Schwarzenegger being the latest, make such phenomenally poor choices in their bedrooms? What is it with these so called "public servants"?  Do they forget how to serve their own wives and children? How many of them now have we all had to listen to as they flail around in public professing their guilt over extramarital affairs. ...more

Betrayed Wives: Are They Senseless?

People magazine placed Elin Nordegren, wife of Tiger Woods, on its cover a couple of weeks ago. After months of silence following disclosure of her husband's various affairs, she finally chose to tell her side of the story.She admitted that she'd had no idea of Tiger's transgressions, prompting one Tweeter (and many other Tweeters and bloggers) to ask, "how could she not know? Is she senseless?"...more

Co-Parenting After a Divorce: Gleaning Advice from Bloggers

What do Sandra Bullock and Jesse James, John and Elizabeth Edwards, and Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have in common beyond the fact that the men are all cheaters (oops! Did I say that aloud?) They are all engaging in some form of co-parenting, making it work as parents even if they couldn't make it work as a couple. ...more
I agree that if at all possible, co-parenting is the best option for children living in a ...more

The View of “For Better or For Worse”

From JFK to John Edwards to Eliot Spitzer, Prince Charles to Picasso, from Kobe to Tiger and countless other celebrities, these men promised ‘for better or for worse’ and yet each had an extramarital affair or two. While women too commit their own sex scandals, it’s the male affairs that take center stage the most. But women do share the spotlight in affairs – mostly as the victimized wife. Placed before their peers, the wife must decide whether or not to uphold the concept of ‘for better or for worse’ after their husbands have broken their own shared vows first. Divorce is not an easy decision....more

My Advice to Tiger Woods: Change Your Name

Tiger Woods was born Eldrick Tont Woods. A man of mixed descent, the traditionally Thai name Tont reflects his mother’s Asian heritage. I don’t necessarily follow the world of golf too closely, so I did a little research on him for my blog post on this topic and learned that he has been given lots of names over the years: everything from Athlete of the Year to Athlete of the Decade....more

Tiger Woods isn't to blame

As I walked along a grassy path, I could hear men murmur "Wow, she's even better looking in person." A couple of guys yelled, "You're the best blogger ever!"  Shyly, I glanced into the crowd and locked eyes with a man who looked like Gerard Butler. "I loved your post about unplugging toilets," he managed, tears welling in his soulful eyes. "No one gets me like you do.  Is there any chance we could meet for coffee?" ...more

An Open Letter to Tiger Woods' Mom About the Creepy Nike Ad

Dear Tilda Woods, I've been thinking about you this week, wondering what it feels like to be Tiger Woods' mother as he returns to the Masters and to his role as a product spokesperson. I have two sons of my own -- and my 21-year-old is a jock who soaks up a good amount of my time and resources with his athletic pursuits -- so I can imagine that your feelings are complex. You think it's going to get easier when you get them out of school, but it's only an new beginning, isn't it? ...more

I'm in! Very well written! I'd love to hear an ad with Mrs Woods laying the smacketh down! ...more

Men Behaving Badly

Men Behaving Badly: Life Lessons  The stories keep coming at us, with a common theme that can’t be ignored: Men behaving badly.  Eliot Spitzer, Tiger Woods, John Edwards, and let’s not forget (or excuse) Bill Clinton.  Yes, the women involved with these men don’t exactly get gold stars for morality, but they also haven’t upheld themselves as standard-bearers of the public trust.  To say nothing of family trust.  As these icky morality plays unfold – almost daily sometimes – I am shocked by how I’m not really shocked.  And neither are mo...more