I’m just … I can’t … guys, I’ve been huffing antihistamines for the past week nonstop and drinking coffee/tea/Diet Coke by the gallon because deadlines don’t care if your husband brought a cold back from his vacation nor do they allow time for natural remedies like sleep and Keanu Reeves movies. And everything tastes like cardboard or metal or metallic cardboard because of the cold medicine, so I’ve been eating pretty much potato chips, sometimes. And forgetting to take my vitamins. And the insomnia is back with a vengeance and the time change didn’t help.
I’m not saying this to freak anybody out, this is how it works, but right now my brain is completely and utterly … It’s hard to wrap my head around the idea of driving a car, much less dissecting the news that CBS can think of no greater event in the decade than a guy who cheated on his wife playing a round of golf.
What I’m saying is, you’re going to have to take it from here:
As the formal part of its annual NCAA basketball Media Day drew to a
close last week, a reporter approached CBS News and Sports presidentSean McManus to talk about a subject other than college basketball.
“News?” McManus asked.
“Football,” McManus pressed again.
“The Masters,” McManus said.
The executive was told he was getting closer.
McManus smiled. “Tiger Woods.”
Yes, that man again. Last week a number of outlets, including the Associated Press, Fox Sports.com andNew York Times, reported that Woods wastargeting the Masters for his return to competitive golf. How big a media event will this be?
think the first tournament Tiger Woods plays again, wherever it is,
will be the biggest media event other than the Obama inauguration in
the past 10 or 15 years,” McManus said.
The reporter — taken aback by that claim — asked if he had heard correctly.
is hard to overestimate how much interest there will be,” McManus
continued. “Tiger Woods is the most famous, most recognized, most
accomplished athlete in the world, and his celebrity and prominence is
even larger than it was. When you look at the fact that he gave a very
simple press statement with no questions and every broadcast and cable
news network in America carried it with great interest, I think that is
an indication that whatever he does has enormous interest. And whatever
he does on the golf course for the first time since Thanksgiving will
be of interest to almost every man and women in this country.”
BECAUSE JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.