Under the headline A Masters win would be too much too soon for Tiger Woods, some Kaplan sports columnist writes:
We know that bad things happen to good people. We cope with it. But when great things happen to people who have acted badly, especially if the bonanza comes fast and arrives ringed with robes of glory, don’t we have to draw the line? I’m forgiving, but my brain hasn’t turned into pimento cheese. If Woods has a tap-in to win the Masters, I hope his conscience helps him yip it and lip it. Win any other week. But not here. Not now.
Are all sports columnists this fucking stupid, or did I just happen to glance at the sports part of the webpage on a bad day?
If this guy wins a Pulitzer (which I’ll grant is pretty unlikely), I hope he’ll have the common decency to give it back if he cheated on his wife or girlfriend. Because I can’t deal with the cognitive dissonance of someone’s hard work and talent being rewarded if they’ve done anything wrong in their personal life.