We don’t often write about golf here at the Deuce, but when something like this comes along, I almost feel compelled. Seems that Tiger Woods: sex addict, drug abuser, and recipient of multiple knee surgeries, at one point considered walking away from professional golf and becoming an Navy SEAL. To wit: Read the rest of this entry
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If you thought that Tiger Wood’s female troubles weren’t going to have an impact on the sales of all things Tiger, look no further than with his video game. Copies of EA Sports “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11″ were down…WAY DOWN. According to Destructiod:
According to GamesIndustry.biz, sales were down 68% year-over-year across all platforms, but the drop for the Wii version was the most precipitous at 86%; with some simple math, that comes out to a meager 38,100 sales in June 2010 versus 272,400 in June 2009.
Wow that is HUUUUGE. Don’t think Nike and any other company using Tiger’s likeness to sell their shit isn’t paying attention to this. Makes one wonder where Nike’s Tiger apparel sales are currently as compared to a year or two ago.
I’m betting they aren’t nearly as good. I mean who wants to be caught rollin’ around town decked out in Tiger’s gear. Even if you fashioned yourself as a bit of player, if you’re wearing that gear you have got to be radioactive to women. There will be a fallout zone of at least 5 feet around you for sure.
No wonder he’s not winning anything right now.
ed. note: Yes, i do know the headline is using horrific grammar. It is supposed to be horrific.
Awesome video made by the good people and friends of the Deuce at Wondershot, Tiger and Elin in an eHarmony-esque commercial. Great for a laugh. Check it out.
Irish online sports betting site Paddy Power lost a bit of money over the weekend when they decided to pay out over $2 million in wagers on Tiger Woods to win the PGA Championship on Saturday…before he even teed off for round 3. This, obviously, did not work out so well for the betting site when YE Yang came from no where and won the event on Sunday. Meaning they not only lost that $2+ million that they already gave away for nothing, but they also had to pay people who bet on Yang at 150/1.
The guys that run this sports book might be the boldest dumbasses you have ever heard of in your life.
The best thing about this all is that the book isn’t trying to get the money back. Some other sportsbook might try some real shady things to get their cash back, but not Paddy Power. They gave it away before they should’ve and they paid the price, taking their medicine like the men they are. That is a bookie that I can get behind there and I’ll willingly give em this little free advertisement in this space for their huge blunder.
From Paddy Power Blog