Well, at least it wasn’t drugs, I guess.
Y’know, I’m the last — literally the LAST — person to accuse someone before the evidence is in. But it’s starting to look really bad for our boy Tiger Woods. So far he has eleven — count them —ELEVEN — women claiming extramarital affairs.
And Tiger’s sponsors are starting to notice:
Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) — Advertisements featuring Tiger Woods have disappeared from prime-time broadcast television and many cable channels following reports of his extramarital affairs, according to data from Nielsen Co.
The last prime-time ad featuring the 33-year-old golfer was a 30-second Gillette Co. spot ran on Nov. 29, according to New York- based Nielsen. Woods also was absent from ads on weekend sports programs tracked, including NFL games, Nielsen said.
The No. 1 ranked golfer’s standing with the public has plunged in the wake of reports of infidelity that followed a Nov. 27 car accident outside his home near Orlando, Florida. Woods’s ranking among celebrity endorsers tumbled to 24th from 6th, according to the Davie Brown Index, which is used to gauge the ability of personalities to influence shoppers.
The Pac-10 pulled an advertisement featuring Woods, a Stanford alumnus, from the Dec. 3 Oregon-Oregon State college football game, Jim Muldoon, a conference spokesman, told CNBC. Woods has endorsement agreements with Accenture Plc, Nike Inc., PepsiCo Inc.’s Gatorade, Tag Heuer International SA watches, Electronic Arts Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co.’s Gillette. None has said they’ve changed their marketing.
The golfer’s $110 million in annual income from endorsements and tournaments, as estimated by Forbes magazine, hinges on his standing with consumers. Woods ranked as the world’s fourth-highest paid celebrity in the 12 months through June 30, the magazine said. In October, he became the first athlete to top $1 billion in career earnings.
“If I was one of the advertisers who had Tiger as my pitchman I might want to rest it for a while until this stuff blows over,” said Gary Carr, director of national broadcast at TargetCast tcm, a New York-based media buyer.
Did I mention that Woods has ELEVEN women claiming extramarital affairs?
And Two of them are Porn Stars???? (No wonder his wife was chasing him with a golf club. Imagine the disease possibilities . . . ) And, sorry, I’m not excerpting anything from that reference article. Click through if you must, but I won’t — It’s just nasty.
And just to make things as badapparently Tiger let one of the women take naked pictures of him, too.
Playgirl’s rep Daniel Nardicio confirms to Life & Style that the online magazine has received photos claiming to be Tiger sans clothes. But until the photo is proven to be real, don’t expect to see it online. “We’re currently trying to authenticate the photos before we make any decisions on purchasing the Tiger Woods pics and ascertaining the value,” Nardicio tells Life & Style.
In my opinion (which is worth exactly what you paid for it), naked pictures or movies are like tattoos. Eventually somebody will see them, and you’ll wish you hadn’t done that.
In Tiger’s case, it may be a $1 Billion dollar mistake. I’m sorry; but there is no woman in the world worth losing $1 Billion to sleep with.
But in a culture without shame or repercussions, nobody seems to care any more.
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