I was disappointed in hearing about Tiger Woods and his transgressions.
But being a very high profile celebrity, it could happen to a multimillionaire, good looking, young stud.
He was a pure role model for kids as well as young adults and especially for African-Americans. He was on his way to becoming the world's greatest golfer of all time, the legend of golf.
But let's take a look at reasons for his downfall. I believe he was not so much a victim of success as he was no longer challenged. In golf, he was in charge with no barriers to overcome.
He had very little competition coming from his peers. In his personal life he married a beautiful, sexy lady who had most men drooling. He must have fit the mold of the type of man she was looking for.
He was in the right place at the right time. And with his good looks and magnetic personality, he drew people to him, especially good-looking females.
He had the best of the lot. He initiated contact with them and vice versa. In short, he controlled the situation around him.
It was like taking candy from a baby. He lost focus on the fact he was just married and with a child on the way at the beginning of one of his alleged affairs. As time went on, it was easy pickings and morality took a back seat.
Subconsciously, he knew he was wrong, but what the heck: Who is counting and watching him? He wasn't thinking about his morality and possible transgressions with one, two or more women. As long as he wasn't caught, nothing to worry about until his wife started to check out phone numbers and names on his cell phone. I guess you could say he was a victim of today's technology information age. Again, there was no challenge to overcome.
There was no challenge to overcome until his wife, Elin, entered the picture and then everything started to unravel. Tiger used to control the media but not this time. I guess the bottom line is she is going to divorce him and sue him for millions.
His sponsors are leaving him now and more will follow.
It is understandable why he is taking an indefinite leave of absence from golf. You golfers know that playing golf is an easy game but hard to play. And it is a mental game also.
What the future holds in store for Tiger is anybody's guess, but my guess is he has destroyed himself, and he can only blame himself.
Price increase disturbing
I've been reading about the increase in Penn State ticket prices.
As a frequent visitor to Beaver Stadium from Ohio and speaking for many visitors, the stadium is not very accessible and is having trouble accommodating parking for 100,000-plus fans.
I attended the year after parking and the tailgating areas fairly close to stadium were eliminated.
This is a Big Ten school, and the best they have to offer is walking a moon's journey up and down what looks like old cow pastures. It's a lot of fun when it rains, and the dirt roads turn to nothing but mud. An 8 p.m. game means hiking in the dark with no lighting to try and find one's car.
Shuttle service must be improved. Go to any other Big Ten stadium, particularly Ohio State, and there are more state troopers than you can count helping to direct traffic.
It's time to do something for the peons. It's doubtful I'll ever return under present conditions.