Quote Of The Day: Stephen A. Smith Goes In On Poor Little Tiger Woods…Calls His Speech “Soap Opera-ish”

- By Bossip Staff

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.

Deservedly so!

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…

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  • Somali Ninga

    Co-sign!!!
    The fact Tiger’s press conference was the same day as the Accenture World Championship didn’t help his situation! Accenture was the first sponsor to drop T.Woods!! SMH

  • alexis

    atleast someone called Tiger on his bull, becuase thats all that press conference was & made me miss the View!

    he only was apologizing to those sponsers that took back those milions !

  • missy

    Who cares!!! My boyfriend thinks the same with me. He- is eight years older than me, lol. We met online at- Agemingle @ co–m a nice and free site for Younger- Women and Older Men, or Older Women and Younger Men, to- interact with each other. Maybe you wanna check out or- tell your friends.

  • Punk Azz Tiger

    HAHAHA!! I totally agree with this guy.

  • T.Banks

    I agree totally with S. Smith, that BS was worst than the Chris Brown speech. I don’t support Tiger anyway, so he really just need to go jump off a cliff or something.

  • s.i.y.t

    truth!!!!!!! he put it better than i could.

  • Britchick91!

    4 f@ck sake when will u folks stop caring

  • NEISHAJAY23

    “friday’s farce was a woods infomercial” i completely agree with this dude

  • Mike

    Stephen Smith is my dude. He tells it like it is.

  • Please Stop

    Tiger Woods speech was a waste of time. I don’t care if he was cheating on his gold-digger wife. His wife will stay because her broke azz will get nothing if she leaves…she must wait 10 years to get 6 million. That goes to show you that she is in it for the money…most women would leave because nowaday cheating, with AIDS on the rise, isn’t a risk anyone should take…rich or not! Tiger is stupid for getting married to soon. His wife was pushed on him by his handlers just like they do all big sports figures…Look at Kobe, Michael Jordan, etc. They cheated on their wives because they wasn’t ready for marriage and children. So, now Tiger is paying for a mistake publicly. Damn dummies!

  • Somali Ninga

    @ alexis
    dont be mad that u missed the view. Friday’s episode was a stupid Dog show!! really dumb…SMH

  • hollabackgirl

    The fact that he had to have a press conference to apologize is a damn shame. They’re making this seem like WW3. Come on now.. some private things should be left private. Yeah he effed up and it’s not right but men and women do this EVERYDAY.. since the beginning of time. I was at the gym and saw this ish on every TV screen.. this is getting more press than when the plans hit the towers. SMH.

  • Britchick91!

    wtf is going on w/ the comments lol

  • It's Me

    Stephen is my guy, I like that way he commentates on issues… O well he told it like it should be told…If I were Tiger I would leave my wife…

  • Giants13

    tiger’s damage control team did a good job crafting a speech…tiger did a good job delivering the speech…any man who wants to dog tiger is probably is an ugly mofo…..now understand, im not condoning tiger’s actions..what he did was wrong…but i’m a man, who is attractive and gets hit on occasionally…to date, i have not fell to temptation..i love my woman and have the dog ish out of my system….but if i was a dude who was called erkel in college and i came across some millions, i would feel entitled too….tiger’s no different than any guy who has options….ugly or fat dudes are bitter….i dont wish steven a smith this predictament but if he happens to fall into this situation, may the world show him the shitty face he’s showing tiger

  • sh

    Woods needs to donate his disease azzz to the “CDC”. Who cares if he doesn’t want anyone to follow his family. Too bad that’s the price of fame.

    Continue to lie Woods…..

  • WhatAWorld

    Tiger doesn’t owe any of us anything,especially some grown man looking for a pat on the back from media massa’s.Now I know why I really don’t like this clown,what’s going on in your house,UGH!

  • Dionna

    I really don’t understand. Tiger is a professional golfer. What he does in his private time is none of our business. He didn’t hurt me so he doesn’t owe me an apology. He hurt his family and this should be a family matter. He’s an athlete. He is not a preacher. He’s not a politician who passes laws that govern how we live. He swings a golf club. Some want to say he should be a role model. I think that’s true, but only for the sport he plays. How many times will this happen. We build celebrities up to the status of gods, then learn they are imperfect like the rest of us and it’s such a big deal. Tv stations are putting every woman on their program who claims to have had an affair with Tiger. The one who says she was pregnant twice, but never told Tiger, smells like bs to me. At the end of the day, who are we to judge if his apology was authentic? That’s for his family to decide. Some of us need to sweep around our own front door…

  • Gimmeabreak78

    I usually hate Stephen A. Smith’s commentary, but he made some valid points in this case.

    Though I personally think Tiger Woods truly is sorry for what he did, I think the press conference was more to salvage his endorsement deals than to offer a mea culpa to the world.

    I found it particularly interesting that in the apology that he lectured the media on treating his family respectfully, yet he didn’t find the time or the heart to do that himself in the first place.

    I hope Tiger’s marriage survives this, but I doubt it will. Whether it does or doesn’t, I as a selfish sports fan, hope he gets back to kicking butt on the golf course asap, because he is the only person in world who could make golf even remotely interesting to me.

  • UrHeinessDaQueen

    Ok,who actually thought that this press conference,apology speech was his idea? lol
    He did what he was told to cover his azz & most important regain his endorsers trust once again even though I found that totally unnecessary/foolish but oh well.
    Anyways,yeah yeah,blah,blah he cheated so what? happens everyday amongst regular folks as well as politicians but because the 1/2 black,pro golfer,highest paid athlete Tiger Woods did it,it’s this big catastrophe? please! lmao
    On to the next please—->

  • UrHeinessDaQueen

    Plus I still don’t think his marriage will last after all this regardless so what-ever!
    The media needs to focus on things that matter not bs…next—>

  • HEARTLESS

    Stephen A. Smith has every right to be mad at Tiger Woods because he Stephen A. Smith is a broke A.Z.Z nicca

  • BleuSavoy

    i don’t understand why he owes the public an apology … his infidelity is between him, his wife, and their lawyers …

  • Tay

    Tiger said “I am a role model, i take this role seriously”. So, yes he does owe those kids whom looked up to him an apology. He treated his family worse than anybody ever could and now say respect them. He did not respect them. When you sell yourself to the public, you need to stick to the brand you put out there.

  • foxxy cleopatra foster

    Stephen always speaks the truth. These athletes think their above the rest of the population. He lets them know they should be lucky to be in the position they’re in. How many people you know have careers doing the thing they love more than anything and get paid millions to do it? Not Many.

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