Friday, December 11, 2009

Still searching for real role models...

I just read Tiger Woods' statement that he will be taking a leave of absence from golf in light of his ongoing media storm stemming from his infidelity. This proves to all of us that athletes and celebrities are not beyond human and must not be put on pedestals of kings.

It's tough to write this because I have long been an avid fan of Tiger's. He's the best sports figure we've had since Michael Jordan left the Chicago Bulls. He's built a worthwhile foundation and has inspired millions of kids to play the game of golf. But this news is tough to take in stride.

That's surely why Tiger is taking a break and it's definitely why we must continue to search for and identify real role models beyond fame and riches.