Stephen A. Smith, who is known for talking a severe amount of yang yang, decided to give his opinion on Tiger Woods’ apology speech.
Check it out on the flippy…
From what we could tell on the television screen, about 40 people were in attendance. Purportedly, they were friends, family, loved ones, and a few journalists. And just 14 minutes later, after a teary-eyed Tiger Woods sobbed, stuttered, and cowered beneath the spotlight in ways he’s never done on the golf course, he bowed his head and walked away, looking totally defeated and humbled.
This is the price liars pay. Particularly those of the Tiger variety. You know: the kind who does something wrong and hides. Who convinces himself he’s the victim. Who screeches at the media to “leave my family alone,” while conveniently ignoring the fact no reporters were in attendance besides three journalists handpicked by Woods’ PR team to attend – primarily because they agreed not to ask questions.
So let’s pause for a second and give a sincere round of applause to the Golf Writers Association of America, which boycotted this charade of a news conference rather than succumbing to these offensive and insulting conditions. Go ahead and believe Woods was contrite. But let it be said right here: That is total and utter nonsense. Friday’s farce was a Woods infomercial. Whatever he was selling, I’m not buying.
While Woods’ words were predictably appropriate and contrite, everything else about his presentation, including his body language and the lack of fluidity in his words, reeked of someone desperately trying to salvage whatever was left of his stained image.
His pregnant pause while staring into the camera before saying “I’m sorry” was fake. His stuttering and stumbling over written words spoke more about his lack of familiarity with those words than his discomfort with speaking them.
The hug Woods gave his mother was made for the highlight reels. And his walking away from the podium, head bowed, puppy-dog faced, was straight out of the soap operas.
Stay tuned! General Hospital may call him soon.
“Many of you in this room are my friends. Many of you in this room know me. Many of you have cheered for me or you’ve worked with me or you’ve supported me,” Woods said, speaking in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. “Now every one of you has good reason to be critical of me. I want to say to each of you, simply and directly, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in.
“I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did was unacceptable, and I am the only person to blame.”
Sadly, after all of these months, Woods still doesn’t get it.
He probably never will.
SMH. Steven A. Smith stays running his mouth…