December 1, 2009
Tiger's Escalade escapade
By GARY LOEWEN, SUN MEDIA
In the aftermath of Tiger Woods' car accident in the wee hours of the morning after U.S. Thanksgiving, the golfer has announced on his website that he will skip his annual charity tournament -- the Chevron World Challenge -- this week.
This will allow time for bruises on his face and ego to heal.
It also means we won't be getting answers any time soon to questions that have arisen out of the peculiar one-car crash outside of Woods' Florida home.
Here are a few of the most pressing issues:
a) Isn't Tiger usually much better at executing the bump-and run?
b) Was it quick-thinking on wife Elin Nordegren's part to grab a golf club and smash a couple of windows of the Escalade to help her husband, or should she have tried the door handle first?
c) What club did Elin use to smash the windows ... indeed, does Tiger have a rescue club in his bag?
d) How fast does one need to drive a vehicle to convert a fire hydrant into a movable object?
e) Tiger has chosen to remain silent about the incident. Shouldn't he just take an unplayable lie?
f) Alleged eyewitness reports say Tiger was barefoot. Does he know it's illegal to drive in Florida without shoes?
g) How will the crash affect Tiger's driving statistics on the PGA Tour?
A headline in London’s Sunday Express on Woods’ woes: “Was he fleeing the ire of the Tigress?”
Woods on his website: "I'm human and I'm not perfect."
Us magazine on Rachel Uchitel, who has denied having an affair with Woods: "Her mother has told friends her daughter has dated New York Yankees' Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez."
Cowboys rope 'em in
While a new survey shows that the Montreal Canadiens are Canada’s most popular hockey team, SportsBusiness Journal confirms that the Dallas Cowboys are definitely "America's Team."
That is based on TV numbers for prime-time NFL games since 2006.
In 16 appearance on Sunday night or Monday night, the Cowboys are averaging 19.152 million viewers.
The Indianapolis Colts are second at 16.664 million, followed closely by the New York Giants, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.
The Buffalo Bills are 17th at 13.185 million.
There is one potential flaw: The Detroit Lions are the one team that hasn't appeared on Sunday or Monday night since 2006.
So, it is possible that the Lions are really and truly "America's Team" ... just no one knows it.
Just you weight
An underwear model and personal trainer in Australia gained 88 pounds in three months just to experience the lifestyle of his hefty clients, ESPN.com reports.
Now that's dedication.