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
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.”