In case you haven't noticed, I'm Old School.
I go back to the time when the boys were the ones who went out behind the barn and bragged about their conquests.
Now it's the women who do the bragging. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
But they're not shy about it. They march right out and unload on national television.
But that's not my point. Tiger will pay his penalty, and more, but as I watched the Tiger women tell their tales on TV, it made me wonder: Is there anything people - men AND women - won't do anymore to get on television?
Freud thought that sex was the driving force in human nature. But in this age of reality television, the White House gate crashers, phony stories about kids in balloons and Tiger tales, he may want to rethink that theory.
I think getting on television has become the dominant force in American life.
No matter how tawdry the tale, how ridiculous the costume required, how cheap the stunt, people will do anything now, tell anything, to get on television.
Somehow, they seem to think it validates them. Shame? What's that?
"I had a romp with Tiger," "I snuck in the White House," "I made a fool of myself, but so what, I got on television. Now I AM somebody."
Sorry to break the news, but no, you're not.