Terrelle Pryor passes Tiger Woods on list of richest athletes

June 8, 2011 by  
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Terrelle PryorAfter maintaining his position as the second-highest paid athlete in the world for more than three years, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor finally passed Tiger Woods on the list of highest-paid athletes with earnings of $76 milllion over the past 12 months.

Pryor, who decided on Tuesday to skip his senior season at Ohio State, raked in about $45 million from selling Buckeye memorabilia, $20 million from selling autographs and $11 million in other assorted improper benefits.

Rounding out the list at No. 3 is NBA star Kobe Bryant with $53 million, followed by recent top NFL draft pick Cam Newton at $49 million and USC freshman running back Dillion Baxter at $47 million.

Woods gets warm welcome back from behind those bushes

April 9, 2010 by  
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Excited to see Tiger Woods return from his trip behind those bushes over there, fans cheered on the world’s greatest golfer in Friday’s second round of the Masters.

Woods, playing in his first tournament since last November, hit his first tee shot into the deep rough and disappeared as he went to find his ball. 20 minutes later, Woods resurfaced and was showered with unending praise by oblivious fans.

“He was gone for quite a while,” said one long-time Woods fan. “I didn’t even think his shot went that far into the rough, but he stayed in there until he found it.  How can you not cheer for this guy?”

Woods would go on to hit 26 total shots into the deep rough through 18 holes, but still managed to shoot a 70 on Day 2 of the Masters. Despite his struggles to keep the ball on the course, Woods was cheered on by fans each time he returned from the tall grass, often with his shirt untucked and a wide grin on his face.

“I’m pretty sure he was f-kin’ someone back there,” said another Woods fan. “In fact, I think it was my wife. But, what’s done is done. I’m willing to forgive him as long as he can golf his ass off. That’s all that matters.”

Adulterous, billionaire athletes with hot wives don’t need our sympathy

December 12, 2009 by  
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I’m not one of those sadistic a-holes that gets their kicks from seeing other people’s destruction, but I’m certainly not someone that’s feeling sorry for Tiger Woods when he brought all of this on himself.

To feel sorry for Tiger is to act like he’s a complete moron and you don’t become the world’s top golfer and make the kind of money he does as a complete moron. Save your sympathy for guys like Sean Taylor or Pat Tillman, but not for a guy that knowingly risked everything he built over more than a decade just to get a nut off.

We all make decisions in life, and Tiger’s was to get grimey with about a dozen loud-mouthed skeezers rather than stay at home with his wife. I think when you’re Tiger Woods, you have to know that if you get caught, it’s not gonna be like Joe Sixpack getting caught cheating, it’s gonna be like Tiger Woods getting caught cheating. He’s owned a television before and knows how the media jumps on celebrity misfortune. He knew what Kobe Bryant, Bill Clinton and about 50 trillion other men went through after dipping their nugget in the wrong sauce. So, why am I supposed to feel sorry for the storm that’s come down on him now?

Too many people wish they were given Tiger’s gift to be able to play golf and make billions at it while maintaining what once looked like a nice family. It’s the same story of a guy that wastes the talent so many other people wish they had. Tiger enjoyed the lifestyle he made for himself. He enjoyed being on top of the heap of far inferior golfers and all of the perks and endorsements that came along with it. If he didn’t, he could have pulled the plug at any point and went home just like Dave Chappelle did.

Call me weird, but I’m big on personal responsibility and this guy ran through the scenario of getting caught and made the decision to just do it anyway. It’s called thinking with the wrong head and I know there are few women that would defend what he did, but I’m one guy that could honestly care less how badgered he gets by any of this as long as he’s not physically injured…by anyone other than his wife.

Aside from the fact that he brought this down on himself, he doesn’t need anyone’s sympathy since this will generally be forgotten in a couple years. Few people look at Kobe as a rapist and no one really cares that Michael Vick is on the Eagles anymore, and that was only a couple months ago.

I’ll follow whatever else happens in this Tiger saga not with anxiety or bloodlust, but with a general curiosity to see how he comes out of it, since everyone knows he will. So, yeah…I don’t think he needs your pity at the moment.

Tiger Woods withdraws from hot cocktail waitress

December 3, 2009 by  
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Tiger Woods announced on his website that he has pulled out of a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, a woman he has hosted countless times over the years.

“I’m extremely disappointed that I will not be able to finish my business with this woman,” Woods said in his statement. “I’m pretty sure it would have been [expletive] fantastic, but out of respect for my wife and children, I decided to withdraw midway through and hope everyone will respect my decision to do so.”

Woods cited getting caught with his pants down and a Swedish foot-in-ass as the reason for the sudden recoil.

“As a result of the events of the past week, I have also decided to cancel all other affairs for the rest of 2009,” Woods continued. “By next season, this will have probably blown over and I’ll decide when I will return to the game. Better and more sly than before.”

Tiger Woods withdraws from own tourney, won’t attend [ESPN]