Tiger Woods is just another example of a person being excellent at their profession, who had way too many naive people presuming he was also a great guy based on that. That’s really a pet peeve of mine. He is a great golfer, but that’s all most people really knew about him. Having a nice smile, which he should since he’s made a billion dollars & can afford cosmetic dentistry, and giving a good sound byte… doesn’t give him good personal values or character that anyone should admire.

In fact, there was a lot of prior evidence to the contrary long before he was caught cheating on his wife. Yelling & cursing at fans, having his caddy almost assault them, not signing autographs, etc… I am for one, am not surprised at all by the recent news. I kind of expect someone who started as a young child getting to run around golf courses, got to go to Stanford University cause of his golf skill, and has made so much money, to be overly cocky & self-indulgent.

If you want to be as rich or as skilled at something as he is, that’s great. But you should have never aspired to be the same kind of guy he is in general, or bought products just because he endorses them. Like 90% of his career earnings are off endorsements. Obviously his public image sold a lot crap he probably never even used himself, and just sold his name to. All those companies associated with him by paying for his image to represent their product, got exactly what they deserved by selling out to a celebrity endorsement.

Though it probably won’t long before some currently disappointed fans & companies return to thinking he’s a great guy. He’ll probably give a fake apology, and return to being great at his job, and many will just forget about all the current negative publicity. Like it was all made up by the media, when all that was really made up was the image of him being a great human being.

Same thing with Kobe Bryant. He cheated on his wife too, was accused of rape even, bad-mouthed his teammates, etc… and his reputation, fans, & endorsements all dropped for a while. But let some time pass, win a championship, and you’re right back on top like nothing ever happened.

Are people just absent-minded goldfish with a 3-second memory? It disgusts me to see people cheer & root for the people who have proven they don’t deserve it. I will not ever be buying the bullshit them & corporate america is selling, no matter how many apologies they make & how much time passes.

I have been a fan of Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Adrian Peterson going back to their starts in college football with Tennessee, Purdue, and Oklahoma respectively, even though I didn’t really like any of those schools or teams they were on that much. The 3 of them were great, I knew they would be great in the NFL, and they have been my favorite players since Marshall Faulk, who I followed from San Diego St., retired from the Rams. So with Manning’s Colts, and Brees’ Saints both undefeated, & Adrian’s Vikings being the next best team after them who has lost… this season is AWESOME! I’m hoping for the Colts vs the Saints in the Super Bowl after they both have undefeated season & knock those annoying Patriots out of people’s memory for a while. Though if they don’t go undefeated, or if the Vikings knock the Saints out in the NFC I would be just as thrilled still.

But do you think either will go undefeated, and who do you think will be in the Super Bowl?

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I currently have an Xbox 360 as my primary gaming console and I highly recommend it. My gamertag is goldengamingod. Tell me who you are if you add me so I don’t decline your friend request.

Though the people I discuss video games with are mostly all Internet friends, which makes the chart below pretty accurate. Except for the part if you like video games you should play on a PC. Consoles are built specifically for games, and are much better unless a specific game was primarily designed for the PC. Then it can suck on a console…

With Christmas & my birthday (Dec. 24) coming up, my thought for the day is why don’t more people have online wish lists? People can easily look up what you might like as a gift for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or any other time they might wanna get you something but don’t know what to get you. Save yourself the trouble of ending up with gifts you don’t really like, and make a wishlist! See if your favorite store’s website offers them. Amazon.com does, and you can even keep your exact mailing address a secret. They will ship the items purchased off a wish list directly to the recipient.

To follow with my thought, I made one with some random items I wish I had. Golden’s Amazon Wishlist