Seriously, is this what the designers at Victoria's Secret thought straight men would find sexy? If they think a guy has to be turned on by what looks like Road Warrior armor hodgepodged together from the kids section at a Dick's sporting-goods store, then they need to reacquaint themselves with both heterosexual men and sporting goods. For Chrissake, you can almost smell the Astroturf.
It wasn't the most elegant way to earn a goal. And the U.K. goalie who fouled up is getting reamed back at home for it.
But in the U.S., earning a 1-1 tie in the preliminary round of the World Cup against a country that takes their footie seriously is as good an excuse as any to shout an incredibly drawn-out "Gooooooaaaal!" as any.
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So some dude who cheated on his wife is going to play some golf today, and the sporting world is going nuts over it.
Seriously, though, it's a testament to just how powerful a sports figure Tiger Woods is to consider that he has already lost more business than Dita von Teese loses clothes at a hipster convention, and still has enough five-star endorsement deals to bankroll his own small country. (It would be called Golflandia, not to be confused with the putt-putt joint on Route 6.)
That's how big this return this is: Tiger Woods playing the Masters means that an entire workforce of Tiger-linked accountants, merchandisers, ad men, golf journalists, and what-have-you are off their keysters and making a buck again, stimulating our Tiger-deprived economy.
It's a huge responsibility, and there will be more eyes on him than usual, for obvious reasons.