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Dark Knight 01-17-2010 09:01 PM

Who ruined their sports career more? Gilbert or Tiger?
 
Close call imo. Gilbert probably will never play basketball again, but Tiger was on top of the world and fell dramatically.

Who do you think ruined their sports career more?

jumplvlan23 01-17-2010 09:15 PM

Tiger Woods by far.
It's not even a question.

Gilbert will be back in the league. I don't see how he can be banned for life.

jeffb 01-17-2010 09:16 PM

Never play basketball again?? That's a massive stretch!

They'll both be fine. But Tiger was a bigger name and has lost more.

Claudius 01-17-2010 09:50 PM

The second Tiger decides to grow up, he'll be fine.

zachus 01-17-2010 09:50 PM

The Tiger Woods situation got blown way out of proportion, IMO. Anyone put in that situation with that kind of money, that level of fame and spending that much time on the road would be hard pressed not to act the same way.

Can't say the same about Gil.

Superjudge 01-17-2010 10:03 PM

Tigers career is ruined?

I mean I am aware that his marriage is ruined, but I'm not to sure his ability with the 9-iron of flat stick are going anywhere.

He'll be back in action before his originally announced deadline, and he will continue being the best Golfer this planet has seen to this date.

Gurk 01-17-2010 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by zachus (Post 312634)
The Tiger Woods situation got blown way out of proportion, IMO. Anyone put in that situation with that kind of money, that level of fame and spending that much time on the road would be hard pressed not to act the same way.

Can't say the same about Gil.

+1

Yes he cheated on his wife but that doesn't affect his career in any way. He'll be back and he'll still be the best. Gil just sucks, no one even wants him

DVS 01-18-2010 12:20 AM

Tiger Will play in the Masters thus leaving him not to miss one major. Yes he did lose his marriage and short term lost some money as well but if he plays the "Kobe" card he'll get it all back. When Tiger comes back for the Masters it will be the highest rated golf tournment in history and if he actually is in the last group on the final day it'll be one of the highest rated telecasts in history.

I know I'm speculating but when Gilbert hits the hardwood he'll be an afterthought

Windex 01-18-2010 02:32 AM

Woods id golf, they want him back
Gil isn't basketball, not an all star, injuries ruined his career before the guns

Acie 01-18-2010 08:19 AM

Tiger will be fine.

Gilbert will be back too.

LX 01-18-2010 08:44 AM

It depends on what is meant by career. I consider Tiger's career to include all of the endorsements, and those are just gone. So much of his career was built off of his image, which just isn't going to be the same ever again. I mean people who couldn't give a shit about golf could get interested in Tiger before. Now it's going to be nothing but the golf hacks of the world that show any interest. The money for that just isn't the same.

Belsius 01-18-2010 09:47 AM

Im not a fan of golf at all but TIger Woods will be back and probably crush his rivals again. GIlbert will be back, hes career was already going downhill, but he will want to clean his image and proof that he can still play.

Superjudge 01-18-2010 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by •LX• (Post 312788)
It depends on what is meant by career. I consider Tiger's career to include all of the endorsements, and those are just gone. So much of his career was built off of his image, which just isn't going to be the same ever again. I mean people who couldn't give a shit about golf could get interested in Tiger before. Now it's going to be nothing but the golf hacks of the world that show any interest. The money for that just isn't the same.

dude, the sponsorship cash is only gone because he's taking time off.

trust me, they will be lining back up once he's back.

As for Gilbert, guns are always a bad move, always. I just can't help but feel a little disgusted about how society always wanna tear down people who are a little different. Yes he had guns, so do half the fucking players in the league. You think that was the only time something like that has ever happened. It got press because he is an eccentric guy that many people don't get. Dude made some bad choices but isn't a monster.

He's a regular guy.
He's a good father, or so I hear anyhow.
He owns guns, as do a tonne of americans, both registered and not.

So why is he being arrested and permanantly banned from basketball? Because he speaks his mind too much for the comfort of the NBA management.

I think its a joke.

Barracuda 01-18-2010 11:18 AM

Hey, Tiger's opened doors to new kinds of sponsorship deals.

Trojan condoms?

Booze companies will be all over him.

Cologne - they like the womanizing sexy types. He can pull that off, maybe.

Etc...etc...

INSIDER 01-18-2010 11:39 AM

if tiger wanted, he could play golf today... cant say the same about arenas.
Tiger hasnt ruined his career. he had lots of sex, big whoop. he'll be back winning tourney's and fans over in no time. i mean, look at Bill Clinton, he got a BJ in the white house (and probably more), yet everyone loves that guy. And he was the president for goodness sakes. Toger is an athlete... nothing more. he'll be fine.

Arenas is just a moron who will sit out this year (and maybe next year), and by the time he weasels himself back in the league, he'll be old and worthless.
his career is on life support.
Tiger is taking a break because he wants to. Arenas is taking a break because he is forced to. big difference.

Windex 01-18-2010 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barracuda (Post 312838)
Hey, Tiger's opened doors to new kinds of sponsorship deals.

Trojan condoms?

Booze companies will be all over him.

Cologne - they like the womanizing sexy types. He can pull that off, maybe.

Etc...etc...

Viagra

Superjudge 01-18-2010 11:52 AM

I'm not sure it's fair to call Arena's a weasel.

By the way, why has this Critter - whats his face been so exempt from any blame or attention?

They were acting like dicks, and they both had a gun.

lonewolfpoet 01-18-2010 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 312847)
I'm not sure it's fair to call Arena's a weasel.

By the way, why has this Critter - whats his face been so exempt from any blame or attention?

They were acting like dicks, and they both had a gun.

I think both guns were owned by Arenas.

Also the big problem is not that Arenas owns a gun, but he brought them to the stadium which is expressly forbidden and he should have known that. I don't for one minute believe he didn't know it was against the rules. There are other ways to keep your firearems away from your children. This excuse about not wanting it around his daughter I don't buy that. He obviously still wanted to own the guns because he didn't get rid of them or sell them.

INSIDER 01-18-2010 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 312847)
I'm not sure it's fair to call Arena's a weasel.

By the way, why has this Critter - whats his face been so exempt from any blame or attention?

They were acting like dicks, and they both had a gun.

i didnt call him a weasel, i called him a moron...
but i did say he'd "weasel" himself back into the league eventually, because i'd suspect him to serve his time - then when he's eligible to play agian - he'll say how sorry he is, say all the right things, talk about how he's matured and that he's so sorry - but it'll all be a big lie and joke. just like when he issued that statement 2 weeks ago issuing a heart-felt apology to everyone, then 12 hours later he makes those gun gestures with his hands before the chicago game.... like its some big joke.

weasel.
end of story.

Superjudge 01-18-2010 02:04 PM

a lot of weasels in the NBA then.


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