February 19, 2010
Posted: 12:25 PM ET
It's hard to believe there are hundreds of reporters, dozens of cameras and television trucks waiting to get credentialed to get into a room where they can watch Tiger on television. Because only a select group of reporters were allowed to be in the room with Tiger, the rest of us get to watch it a mile away in a hotel conference room. In fact, there were even cameras shooting pictures of the television where Tiger was going to appear.
Why they didn't watch in their hotel rooms you ask? Probably for the same reason I tried to get a seat up front – as close to the television as possible. For the excitement of it all, to feel the energy in the room amongst all the media. It's mostly men as sports reporters tend to be male. Most cover golf, and probably covered Tiger for many years.
Though journalists are supposed to be unbiased, everyone had an opinion afterwards. But before voicing any opinions, they wanted to know what women thought of what tiger said. Becoming one of the few women here, a number of reporters (many from the Golf channel) came over to ask if now I forgave Tiger and if he would be pardoned by the public. Of course, as a journalist for CNN, I took the 5th.
Don't get me wrong, it's not JUST sports reporters here. It's an international story too, which is why German TV is here. Jason Kennedy of E!, and Kevin Frasier of Entertainment tonight are all here as well. Then there are those few people in the room who just snuck in for the free food. At least I got a seat up front – right near the big screen TV.
NOTE: We'll be discussing Tiger's statement on tonight's LKL – tune in at 9pmet and join the discussion now! How did you think Tiger did?
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