Thursday, February 25, 2010

Can Tiger Woods Be Redeemed?

The world can breathe a big sigh of relief. Tiger Woods has apologized. It's time for the media to give him some space and privacy.

After months of speculation and rumors of many affairs,  Tiger has apologized for his behavior. In a 14 minute televised speech,  he admitted that he had affairs and was sorry for his behavior. He asked for privacy for his family and blamed nobody but himself for his actions. He mentioned that he was going into treatment the next day and did not say when he would return to playing golf. 

Ok, the apology is a nice touch, but many questions still remain unanswered. Why did he crash that night, and why such secrecy around it? Why did he cheat? What took him so long to finally admit his mistakes? Can he still be a good role model? Can Tiger redeem himself in the public's eyes or is he finished?

Don't get me wrong. No one is a saint. We all have said or done things that we regret.  Nobody is perfect.

If Tiger wants to regain his creditability and save his marriage, it's going to take a great deal of effort and time. Once respect, trust and creditability are broken, it's very hard to regain it. No matter what happens, it can never be what it once was. You make apologies and try to make amends forever, but some doubt still remains. Once betrayed, you ask yourself, can you ever trust  again. Is there anyone to still believe in?

Ok, Tiger you said you're sorry, that was the easy part. Now here is the toughest part. You want us to believe in you again. Prove that you have changed.

You want to be redeemed, this time you're going to have to really earn it!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Prayers Go Out to the Loved Ones of Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili.

Prayers go out to the loved ones and teammates of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili. 

Kumaritashvil passed away Friday after crashing during a practice run hours before the opening ceremonies. The 21 year year old was near the end of his practice run, when his sled slammed into a pole coming out of a turn. 

Even though we may be from different countries and speak many different languages, we are all united by our love of sports. 

May his spirit and the message of the games endure.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Is Rich Rod Right?

Rich Rodriguez is making news again.

This time the University of Michigan head football coach is in the news for defending one of his prospects Demar Dorsey.  Dorsey was involved in 3 home invasions when he was younger. Although he was arrested in the incidents, he confessed  to 2 crimes but was never convicted.  Ok, he is considered to be one of the best defensive backs around, but is Rich Rod doing the right thing by giving him a chance at Michigan?

Yes, I'm aware that some people can turn their life around. Can Dorsey stay on the right course? Is he what was needed at Michigan? 

Rodriguez is rubbing some Michigan fans the wrong way lately. Whether it's been two losing seasons under his watch, alleged NCAA violation over practices, his recruiting of Dorsey, many are questioning if Rich Rod was the right choice as coach. With all the questions of his tactics surrounding Rich Rod, why was he hired in the first place? Is Rich Rod the right fit for Michigan?

Only time will tell if Rich Rod deserves to keep his job at Michigan. My advice to Rodriguez,   start proving why you deserved to be hired as coach. If you really want to keep your job, act like it.