Tiger Woods may have 99 problems, but a billboard ain't one
Unless you've been living under a rock or out on a beautiful cruise, you know that billionaire golfer Tiger Woods has had a tough few months. Not only did he have to face the music earlier this month by publicly apologizing via live television for his extramarital affair(s), but earlier today another one of his sponsors, Gatorade, decided to drop him because of the controversy.
There was some good news for the troubled golfer. Recently PETA proposed to erect a billboard with Tiger's image on it with an all-caps headline reading "TOO MUCH SEX CAN BE A BAD THING." That was the hook. In smaller type was PETA's real message "... for little tigers too. Help keep your cats (and dogs) out of trouble: Always spay or neuter!"
Apparently Tiger (or his people) were able to convince PETA to pick on someone else as its de facto sex spokesman. For not only did the animal rights activists decide not to use Woods' image on their billboard (instead opting for disgraced South Carolina governor Mark Sanford), PETA has deleted its blog post that announced the plans for Woods to be on its billboard.
Will any of this hoopla encourage people to spay or neuter their pets? Only time will tell.
-- Tony Pierce
Photo: Tiger Woods drops his putter and puts his hands on his head after missing a birdie putt in the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla on June 16, 2008. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times