Like it or not, the fallout from the Tiger Woods Thanksgiving morning car-wreck and subsequent infidelity scandal shows no signs of puttering out anytime soon. Indeed, while the gossip circuit continues to pry into the sordid details of Tiger's unfortunate "transgressions," fans around the world have reacted with varying degrees of shock, horror and outrage. Even formerly avid backers have come out swinging. Case in-point, one John Ziegler, founder of the First Church of Tiger Woods and accompanying fan-site tigerwoodsisgod.com, decided last week to "disband" his order in response to the recent revelations. Posting on his website, which now reads "the Damnation of the Tiger Woods," Ziegler explained his decision to join in the felling of his former idol:
The events of the past few days have revealed Tiger to be a serial adulterer, a blatant liar, and a selfish coward. While I am sure I will always respect his ability as a golfer, that was only a very small part of why this much misunderstood web site was created and why it became such a big part of my life.
As I have documented in my columns below, Tiger is clearly no longer deserving of being seen as a role model or a hero and he has needlessly squandered his unique potential to be a positive force in our country and the world. While I am relatively sure that Tiger will make a comeback from this sad episode and that there will be great moments for him in the future, I personally am done with Tiger Woods and I doubt that I will even care very much about whatever else he might achieve on the golf course (for someone who once vowed to make sure he lived until he saw Tiger get to 19 major championships, I have a hard time believing I can write those words with such ease).
Needless to say, Ziegler won't be renewing his domain name after the expiration date rolls around.
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