Does winning take care of everything?

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Does winning take care of everything?

spiced spiced
If you haven't seen the new Tiger Woods Facebook ad, you can read about it here: link.

In case you can't be bothered to click the link, the ad shows him intently sizing up a putt with the phrase "Winning takes care of everything." and 'Tiger Woods, World #1' underneath that. The implication seems to be that, now that he's again the top-ranked golfer in thew world, his past mistakes no longer matter.

What do you think? DOES winning "take care of everything"?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes! Winning means never having to say you're sorry.
No! Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it, or how much they "win".
34  (87%)
Didn't Charlie Sheen say something like this?
2  (5%)
Tiger who??
1  (3%)
Other?
2  (5%)
Total votes: 39
Poll is closed
03/27/2013
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spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
I don't like him any longer after he was caught cheating on his wife.
03/27/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I'm a golfer - but not a TW fan. Family and trust are my paradigm - obviously not for this snake. Now that he has a new blond - he's winning again - I guess you ahve to give him credit for knowing what works.
03/28/2013
eri86 eri86
Nike, fail.
03/28/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
Very bad add from a company only interested in money.
03/28/2013
jennifur77 jennifur77
Just because someone is a "winner" doesn't mean what they did is okay.
03/28/2013
Virgingasms Virgingasms
I wonder if he'll still think that when his children find out about what he did.
03/28/2013
Britt&Rich Britt&Rich
And people wonder why there's so much self hate in the world.. if you're not a winner, you're clearly a loser. This sets a horrible example for younger people. This is also promoting "making up for" wrong doing by excelling in something else.

No, winning does not take care of everything. Wrong is wrong.
03/28/2013
spiced spiced
I'm glad everybody seems to feel the same way I do about it!

From my point of view, of course winning doesn't excuse anything. What infuriates me, though, is that in our society — not just in sports, although certainly there — winners routinely get away with murder, while not-so-high achievers are raked over the coals for lesser sins.
03/28/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
Nope. Not at all
03/28/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
If you haven't seen the new Tiger Woods Facebook ad, you can read about it here: link.

In case you can't be bothered to click the link, the ad shows him intently sizing up a putt with the phrase "Winning takes care of ...
Winning isn't everything.
03/28/2013
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
If you haven't seen the new Tiger Woods Facebook ad, you can read about it here: link.

In case you can't be bothered to click the link, the ad shows him intently sizing up a putt with the phrase "Winning takes care of ...
I'm sure to some degree winning takes care of things, kind of the same way a band-aid takes care of a wound. It covers it, but doesn't heal it.

I guess I'm not in the 'I hate Tiger' camp, though. I personally couldn't care less about someone else's relationship, I have my own to live through and deal with.
03/28/2013
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
Nope, they're two different things. His golf game doesn't make up for personal mistakes.
03/28/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
You have to take advertising with a grain of salt. I'm sure Nike has gotten the attention it wants, because I've seen this discussed on PTI and now here already.

bottom line, you have two people being paid to say something on TV. We do seem to live in a winner-take-all society mindset though.
03/28/2013
Roman  Petrosyan Roman Petrosyan
No! Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it, or how much they "win".
03/28/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
Just because he's a successful athlete doesn't mean he's not a crappy person. So no, winning doesn't take care of everything and it's incredibly arrogant for him to say such a thing. Just my opinion.
03/28/2013
js250 js250
A winner is a person who does the best they can at the task ahead. Not the person who achieves the best score.

The ad was successful. It made people notice and talk about it. Even negative press is good press to these companies and famous others....

I am not a fan--but never was. He had a not so good attitude in my book. This was from day one....
03/28/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
If you haven't seen the new Tiger Woods Facebook ad, you can read about it here: link.

In case you can't be bothered to click the link, the ad shows him intently sizing up a putt with the phrase "Winning takes care of ...
Horrible message...which is, sadly, probably true.
03/28/2013
jr2012 jr2012
Wow, that's just disgusting. I don't even care what he did in his personal life, the fact that it was said that him winning some dumb tournament somehow makes him some golden human being is ridiculous.

Winning means you were able to win that one thing that one time. Nothing else.
03/28/2013
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
If you haven't seen the new Tiger Woods Facebook ad, you can read about it here: link.

In case you can't be bothered to click the link, the ad shows him intently sizing up a putt with the phrase "Winning takes care of ...
Definitely not.
03/28/2013
bratcat bratcat
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I'm glad everybody seems to feel the same way I do about it!

From my point of view, of course winning doesn't excuse anything. What infuriates me, though, is that in our society — not just in sports, although certainly there — winners ...
I totally agree with the fact that "winning" doesnt take away form doing something terrible, and i too am continuously upset with how our society will look the other way when someone is a "winner." I mean this can be applied most recently to the OH rape case, but it's more than that and it's on a national level but most of the time it will go under the raider.
03/28/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
They're not related, and winning doesn't make him a better person.
03/29/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
I'm sure it's not what Nike was going for, but I find the message to be in bad taste.
It's seems arrogant and it turns me off to him even more.
It's kinda like "Hey, I can do anything I want and everyone should still worship me because I'm good at golf."
Um, no. That's not the way it works.
03/29/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Eh, it's unfortunately true in a lot of cases that winning seems to redeem. That said, at least for me, he's still a mediocre example of humanity. But since I don't really look to golf for role models, no big loss.
03/29/2013
Chastity Darling Chastity Darling
Not a fan. I don't like golf and I don't really care what anyone does in the privacy of their own homes (or hotel rooms). I don't care that he cheated on his wife, its not my business, and I don't care about his career...

I voted "Tiger who?" somewhat tongue in cheek. I know who he is I just don't really care.
04/03/2013
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