Jesse James, Tiger Woods – Why Should We Care?
Jesse James and Tiger Woods have taken over the tabloids with their marital infidelities. Jesse James is of course married to Oscar-winning Best Actress Sandra Bullock, and Tiger Woods is the world’s greatest golfer. Allegations paint both men in very negative lights. They cheated on their wives multiple times. And they and their wives are now in the media spotlight because of it. The Tiger Woods affair scandal has become pathetic.
Why should we give either of these men any attention?
I’m not looking to judge, but clearly the things they did don’t fall under role model behavior. Not that either asked to be a role model, but they both profit from being in the public eye, and their faces cover magazines in the supermarket checkout. They're hard to miss.
It’s a sad situation. Part of me wants the public to ignore Tiger Woods and Jesse James. They lived their own lives, they made their own mistakes, they can deal with their own transgressions. And their wives can decide for themselves whether to forgive their husbands and stay married, or get a divorce.
But part of me wonders if something can be learned from the affairs of Tiger Woods and Jesse James. Maybe there’s a bigger lesson.
Tiger Woods’s transgressions came to light when he wrecked his SUV in the early morning hours. He was barefoot, his wife was swinging a golf club, details were kept from the public. Tiger Woods then fessed up to having affairs, and a parade of mistresses came to light, complete with voicemails and text messages “proving” their side of the story. Of course, sexy text messages are a smoking gun for any affair. And apparently, the texts Tiger exchanged with one lover, Joselyn James, were raunchier than your garden variety dirty text messages. Tiger's alleged mistress recently released text messages he sent her to the media, and another mistress, Jaimee Grubbs, also released texts from Tiger.Continued on the next page