Friday, January 07, 2011

It's Only A Game

Golf Digest just announced that they will no longer carry Tiger Wood's column in their magazine.  And, even more embarassing, Tiger Woods will no longer be on the cover of the new release of "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters."

You may remember that last year he shared the cover with rookie Rory McIlroy.  That was the first year Tiger hadn't been featured solo.  This year the cover will feature the yellow flag at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Sales of the game have dropped by around 50% since the news of Tiger's infidelities pretty much flooded the media.

Tiger Woods will still appear on the PlayStation 3 Collector's Edition of the game, which will cost $10 more and include five additional courses.  Maybe it will, indeed, be a collector's item.  It may be the last version ever released.

This one really should be a collectors item.  When they put Favre on the cover they thought he had retired and put him in his, what everone at the time thought would be his last, Green Bay Packer's uniform.  Of course by the time the game came out Brett was playing for the Jets.  Now, don't you agree, that should make it a collectible?

And, in the more hubris department, New York's Mayor Bloomberg still refuses to say where he was during the early morning of our Christmas blizzard saying "I have a right to a private life the same way you do."  Really, even when a blizzard is paralyzing the city and it is shutting down because noone seems to be in charge? 

And this from a man whom many susupect of having presidential aspirations.  I don't think so.

Kettle Black in Brooklyn was one of the places that Mayor Bloomberg did visit for his photo-ops on streets that were plowed.  A bit of an interesting choice seeing as how back in April there was a huge brawl there that resulted in a Port Authority cop getting his jaw broken and a firefighter getting stabbed.  And, just a few days after the Mayor's visit, the principal owner of the Kettle Black, a former firefighter, pled guilty to cheating the state and city out of over $1 million taxes.  He is due to spend 90 days in the slammer after making restitution of about $1.5 million.  The owner of Kettle Black, that is, not the Mayor.

It is snowing here again, but big fluffy flakes that are melting as they hit the ground.  I can already hear Mayor Blommberg crowing about what a great job the city did this time around, keeping the streets clear and the trains running.

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