July 24, 2014

Dodger Fan Tiger Woods Pisses off Philadelphia Enquirer During NLCS

OK, so you if you visit our blog frequently, you know we highlight Tiger Woods’ love for the Dodgers from time to time. Tiger was again in attendance cheering on the team, this time in Frank McCourt’s box, no less during game 3 of the NLCS at Dodger Stadium. Tiger was featured on the Jumbotron and many photos were snapped of him (see above).

Now, I realize that there weren’t many A-list stars at the game (none, really unless you count the likes of Ryan Seacrest or Danny Devito – heck, Fox was reduced to talking about Mary Hart and Pat Sajack in the crowd), but clearly the loss to the Dodgers has folks from Philadelphia looking to take shots at anyone – including Tiger Woods.

In his morning diatribe, John Gonzalez of the Philadelphia Enquirer wrote the following about Tiger Woods:

Tiger Woods: He was at the game. If he’s healthy enough to cheer on the Dodgers, he should be healthy enough to be on the golf course. I’m now certain the guy faked his injury.

WOW – that’s the best that they could come up with? If you read the article, you’ll see how Philadelphia is in an all-out cryfest about EVERYTHING that happened in the game. This includes:

1. The crowd getting on Moyer for beaning Russel Martin in the first inning
2. L.A. fans doing the wave
3. Various chants for Manny Ramirez
4. Chase Utley being called out at second base (insert “ha ha!” cry from the Simpsons bully here)

Hey Philly – you are still up 2-1. Time to man up and acknowledge that this was never going to be a sweep and take the good with the bad (see our earlier posts on the series as an example)

carry on…

Tiger Woods Love Dodgers, Hates Hockey

Tiger Woods is an L.A. Dodgers Fan
If you read the DodgerFan site often, you’ll know that Tiger Woods is a Dodger fan and has a prized Sandy Koufax autographed baseball in his home. He paired this love for the Dodgers with a quip directed at the NHL this past Monday when asked for a prediction about the Stanley Cup. From SignOnSanDiego.com:

During a conference call Monday to promote the PGA Championship near Detroit, Tiger Woods was asked whether he was picking the Red Wings or Penguins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals that night.

After joking he’d rather talk about the Dodgers, Woods said, “I don’t think anybody really watches hockey anymore.”

Attaboy, Tiger! Now if anyone was actually watching the Dodgers last Sunday night instead of the Lakers, we’d really have something to talk about

UPDATE (6/11):
Tiger opted to “clarify” his statement about hockey while taking part in a news conference via satellite at Oakland Hills on June 2 after internet sites exploded with negative comment from hockey fans over the comment.

“Oh, yeah, I’ve gotten a lot of grief over that,” Woods said Tuesday. “I love the sport. I love watching it, but I don’t like watching it on TV. In person it’s absolutely incredible, what they’re able to do and what they can do. TV doesn’t do justice to that. But then neither does — a lot of sports are the same way.

“It is what it is. I said what I said, and I was trying to be funny about it, but people didn’t perceive it that way.”

Tiger Woods gets personalized Sandy Koufax Autograph

Tiger Woods is an L.A. Dodgers Fan

Tiger Woods’ autograph is hard to come by.  He gives it very sparingly and uses Upper Deck to help limit forgeries that typically flood the market for autographs.

Tiger himself has only asked for two autographs in his entire life.  The first was from boxing great Muhammad Ali.  Who was the other?

Dodger great Sandy Koufax.

Why Koufax?  It turns out that Tiger Woods is a lifelong Dodger fan and has always felt that Sandy Koufax, along with Jackie Robinson, epitomized what the Dodgers were all about

Said Woods, “I’ve been a Dodger fan my entire life, and Koufax is the man.  For pitchers, you wouldn’t think of any other player.  During [five years in the 1960s] nobody could catch him.”

Tiger actually secured the autograph by reaching out to his sources at Upper Deck.  He mentioned to them that if any of them had contact with Koufax, could they possibly ask for an autograph.  The next time that Tiger bumped into his Upper Deck source, the rep handed him a baseball with a personalized inscription.

Woods has placed the ball amongst his other trophies and memorabilia.  “It’s at home in my bedroom, sitting right there.”

Tiger Woods – Golf Superstar and L.A. Dodgers Fan!