Through the lens of Beck's sophomoric powers of deduction, one could argue that OJ and TW
are similar. Both are (or were) sports heroes who quite publicly flouted their shattering of that pesky taboo that the late Gene Rodenberry gamely tried to bury when Capt. Kirk kissed Lt. Uhura on the mouth.
Of course, OJ killed two people and tried to haul ass out of town. That and he wasn't exactly at the top of his game when the crimes occurred.
Amid the sludge of faux sanctimony, it's heartening to see that golfers the caliber of Jack Nicklaus have had the class to say that the TW
saga is private. And as much of a buzz-kill as that is for us schlubs who secretly long to live vicariously through our favorite celebrities, NIcklaus's take just about sums things up.
The flatulent ramblings of ESPN hacks and on-shift marriage experts notwithstanding, the matter is private. It's none of our business.
As Aaron 747 said,
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Quite a few people who spend a lot of time on the road have an understanding with their partners. This is not a black and white issue if you'll pardon the pun.
The race issue does rear its hideous head because of Tiger's tacit proclivity for White chicks.
As Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock notes, from there the whole thing takes on a type of missing blonde woman dynamic -- a la Natalee Holloway. And everybody is pretty much off to the races, from TMZ on down.
It's an open secret in showbiz circles that Robert DeNiro likes Black women. But for some reason that just doesn't have the "traction" of Tiger's lust for Swiss-Miss types.
As with OJ, the celebrity media is gorging itself at the trough of that tired old stereotype about the dark-skinned (sexual) athlete tapping fair-skinned women at pleasure.
It reminds me of that riff by Tyler Durden -- Edward Norton's alter ego in Fight Club
. Durden (Brad Pitt) tells Norton:
"All the ways you wish you could be, that's me. I look like you wanna look, I fuck like you wanna fuck, I am smart, capable, and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not. "
Indeed, how many White golfers and moralists for-hire secretly pine for the ability to -- paraphrasing an old commercial -- say "I'm