10 January 2008

Golf Channel Has At Least One Ball

Kelly Tilghman has been suspended.

The Golf Channel said "There is simply no place on our network for offensive language like this," (referring to that lynching thing) and gave her two weeks in the rough. The Golf Channel's statement is remarkable, considering no disciplinary action was planned just a few hours before. I blame Al Shaprton.

Personally, I am not a fan of the Reverend. However I applauded his consistency in calling for Tilghman to be fired. Until I read that he said her comments were the same as Don Imus'. If you read below, you know I think Tilghman's comments were considerably more offensive. Sharpton's statement proves he's a glory hound, more concerned with his getting his face out there than with the cause he's supposed to represent. On the other hand, I can't blame him, it works. He's become an integral part of this whole debacle for no apparent reason.

So Tilghman is suspended and she could still be fired. Stay tuned. This will not be going away. According to the Associated Press: The suspension ends in time for the Buick Invitational on Jan. 24, when Woods will make his 2008 debut. I'm sure Tilghman and woods will hug and smile for the cameras, and we'll all be talking about this again.