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December 9, 2009

Tiger Woods ads vanish from TV

Posted: 01:14 PM ET

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Tiger Woods is all over the TV, but his ads haven't been.

According to media tracker Nielsen, the last time a commercial featuring Tiger Woods appeared on television was Nov. 29. The 30-second Gillette ad aired during NBC's "Football Night in America," the pre-game show that broadcast prior to the Sunday night football game between the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots.

The ad featured Woods, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Spanish basketball phenom Ricky Rubio and an announcer who says, "Here's to confidence," and aired eight times during November, according to Aaron Lewis, a spokesman for Nielsen.

Since then, no Woods commercials have aired, not even over this past weekend during the Chevron World Challenge, the golf tournament hosted by Woods since 2001.

The move to pull Tiger ads was not unexpected. CNNMoney.com reported last week that sponsors have opted to continue their business relationships with Tiger but would hold back their commercials for several weeks.

"Brands that planned to use Tiger in any meaningful way in the next few weeks would be looking to perhaps do something else, both out of respect for Tiger and because now isn't the best time to have him out there peddling their product," Paul Swangard, managing director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon, told CNNMoney.com on Nov. 30.

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A. Smith, Oregon   December 9th, 2009 2:09 pm ET

Larry, word on one of his mistress's taking some nude cell phone photos and offering to sell them must have quickly spread across many board offices which have a invested interest in Tiger Woods.

Regretfully outstanding athletes and individuals in the future will likely have very strict personal conduct clauses now included in many corporate advertising contracts as corporate America races to build up fire walls protecting themselves from any public perception of unethical or immoral behaviors.

It's sad when you see in print supposed comments from young children that are 'supposedly informed' of Tiger Woods plight and were previously a fan, now they are angry and disgusted with him. Such 'parenting' sounds like the German Brown Shirts which programmed children like puppets to act and speak for them.

I rather doubt children have any idea on the personal pressures that fame and fortune bring to someone as talented as Tiger Woods along with the various opportunity's and temptations on every corner.

We recently have repeatedly seen this occur with various infamous Republican Senators and Republican politicians that saddle up on the blazing saddles of Christian Bible Thumpers which to me is a greater hypocrisy.


Ted   December 9th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

Poor Tiger, he is being cruzified for something that every top manager of those sponsor companies did for years. Or do you think they refuse a little strange love?

What hypocritical nation are we, as soon as we hear a word to do with sex we turn our eyes to heaven, close our ears, grab the Bible and quote Psalms from it.
Meanwhile we have the biggest porno industry in the world.

Tiger, you have enough money so just cool it and let this storm go by. President Clinton also survived after that lunch in the Oval Room.


Kristin   December 9th, 2009 3:08 pm ET

Lion? Tiger? Bear? PIG!!! 'As a man soweth, so shall he reap'...
Yes, they really should publish a list of all of those famous or otherwise contributing to the delinquency and deterioration of our country by supporting that sick disgusting filthy industry. The storm isn't outside of him, it is within him.


G.Wanamaker   December 9th, 2009 5:54 pm ET

D&A Investigations, Inc. in Orlando has information re: Tiger Woods.
Isn't D&A Investigations (dgator.com) the same private investigator
for Casey Anthony? Are they working for Tiger Woods, his wife or
family? What is the Casey Anthony, D&A Investigation, Inc. and Tiger
Woods connection?


Cali MJ Fan   December 9th, 2009 6:44 pm ET

Think it is time to allow Tiger recover from this humilating aspect of his actions. Give him some privacy. Enough has been reported that damage has been done.

Wonder how the National Enquirer would have felt had Tiger committed suicide from their story?

Meda, there's no point in oversaturating every aspect of his life.


Dodie - CA   December 9th, 2009 7:21 pm ET

ay papi .... ay papi .... ay papi ..... I wonder if you could consider that as prayer and quoting her version of psalms too?


sparkie martin   December 9th, 2009 7:44 pm ET

Tigers personl situation is just that personal..you guy hype..and hype based on your news writer .producers / interns ,,every media outlet is on tigers D....and for only of speculation..you need to get a grip..and seek facts..nothing but facts...has anyone since he crashed his own suv on his property seen tiger out and about like others..has anyone ever seen him out with another women..NO..NO..NO...allegation for these hoochie mama..is dispecable..you guys ary like maury provichs..baby mama drama...and the sleeze that Jerry Springer brings to television..we have urged and told the Tiger to say nothing..just show up at his next golf meet and play golf...sponsors have made money so if they wish to pull out..Cool! no big deal for tiger but big deal for venues and tournements and television like yours..sparkie martin


sparkie martin   December 9th, 2009 7:52 pm ET

tiger has not cheated ,,nor proven that he cheated..you and your media pull the trigger ..on a potential..tiger is the best of the best..you have no evidence..no information..its a private matter..he has a awesome home in greece..and in milan..and in macau..and in brazil..he does not need golf..golf needs him..and you guys need to keep your job..and if he says later gator! who will it be...no fodder...no foul


michael armstrong sr. TX.   December 9th, 2009 8:23 pm ET

Good that leaves more air time without comercials except i like that Micheland commercial with all the sqished critters.


Frankie   December 9th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Tiger Watch 2009! Who wil air the first commercial? Tojan's Condoms maybe?


cmm   December 9th, 2009 10:31 pm ET

I'm wondering why we haven't heard about the "Tiger," scandal on Larry's show. The fact that he wasn't tested for DUI, as everyone else would have been under the same circumstances, etc. Haven't heard a word. If it was any other scandal, it would have been on every night.
Does anyone know why Larry hasn't had any discussions on his show regarding the "Tiger."


kat   December 9th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

Larry, unlike many, President Obama has already contributed the million dollars to CHARITY! Why has that not made news? Why is his travel so questionable? Why can't the media for once stop dishing dirty and dish kindness and truth at soem point?

All these foolish people are yalking about him being for war, Obama cannot just pull the troops out! These chatter box idiots need to stop and think if they were in his shoes if they could even handle it.


Joanne   December 10th, 2009 12:31 am ET

@A. Smith-not sure what the far right Republicans have to do with Tiger. Marriage is marriage in and by itself. If someone betrays his/her spouse, it doesn't matter what his politics or religion are. Infidelity stands by itself. Clinton was close to the Bible as well if you recall. Does every issue need comments posted about the political party one doesn't care for. There is the far left ad the far right; then there is the middle where most are. It seems only the far left or far right who have to continually drag politics into every post.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:23 am ET

Look I wanted to start a web log or blog about how Tiger should divorce his wife and lose his endorsements if thats the case. He may not be a billionaire then but he would be multimillionaire and he would have his some degree of happiness and sanity. I wish he could have custody of his children if it came to that. That
was messed up of his wife to beat on him with clubs even if he did cheat several times. I wonder what her behavior was like which led him to cheat. I bet she didn't even head up any of his fundraisers, charities, etc. She might have thought that all she needed to do was a be a pretty Swedish supermodel trophy wife and have his children-Just the prestige of being Miss Tiger Woods. I think he should start dating Selita Ebanks if he wants a supermodel–at least she's Black and extremely beautiful . You remember her? Nick Cannon's supermodel girlfriend before he got with Mariah. He bought
her that ring that Mariah is wearing now.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:23 am ET

He could take some time off from golf and finish a terminal degree in economics. He DID go to Stanford and got a Bachelor's in it. Elin, golf, and endorsements do not a Tiger make! I bet HE could help fix this economy. I feel for the two small children. At least they are young enough for this situation not to affect them too badly. I sincerely hope Kultida is holding up well, I know the mother in law is not.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:27 am ET

I just heard Ms. Ann Coulter. BOy is her logic screwed!! Really! Some one with her educational and law background needs to watch her semantics when speaking. She said that Elin LOVES Tiger or else she would not have done what she did! What she did was the opposite of love! And this coming from someone who has on a dress that looks like it came out of a porn catalogue on cover of her latest book that children will see on the shelves! She also said that this is worse than Bill, Hillary, and Monica. Bullcrap! At the time Clinton was the leader of the most powerful of the superpowers (America). TIGER MAY LEAD A GENERATION BUT NOT A NATION!


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:28 am ET

Tiger sounds like he is suffering form the same malady that the R&B singer Eric Benet was suffering from when he cheated on Halle Berry (sexual addiction). See the resemblance in status and the good looks of everyone in each situation (Tiger and Elin–who is a SUPPOSED model/nanny and Eric and Halle Berry who is an Oscar award winning actress. TIGER IS HYPERSEXUAL NO DOUBT AND MAYBE ADDICTED TO SEX BUT THAT IS NOT HIS FAULT! He is seeking validation from without and not within–and that is a HUMAN trait not a cheater trait. He is young, virile, focused, and not even 34 years old yet. I heard he can bench around 500lbs so that says alot for his strength and stamina. He has his whole life ahead of him, and that should not be thwarted by a false "trophy wife" whom he married in his rise to fame. Its almost as if he reached the billion mark–and she was like OK I'm good now.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:28 am ET

How can Ms. Coulter say that Elin was not after his money. Why is she wanting to move back to Sweden now instead of standing by her husband's side? The figures I heard she was getting was 300 million 55 million and 5 million. If these contractual arrangements are what love and marriage has come to then he needs to leave her and her drama! Golf still loves him and so do his fans, mother, and children! And Ms. Coulter you need to stop siding with those like you (ie Elin) instead of the true victims which are the children and Tiger most of all. He is an enduring icon no matter what–and what is she really....? Right no answer.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:30 am ET

Again Larry–there are many, many beautiful women out there that can fulfill Tiger and his sexual needs. Among them are supermodels Selita Ebanks and Tyra. And if he still desires Caucasian women there is Daotzen Croess! The texts he sent sound as if he was searching for validation externally that "he is the man" He got it somewhat from the game of golf but apparently not from his wife therefore he sought it elsewhere. People are tearing Tiger down now but–WHAT ABOUT THE CLUB WIELDING CRAZY LADY! Tiger Black women LOVE you, there is acceptance there trust me. Don't allow this fiasco to weaken your spirit or your manhood. As for the unprotected sex–he is a Capricorn so capriciousness may be a factor–but moreover hypersexuality also played a part in that lapse in his judgement.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:30 am ET

Well at least we know that he is human and not perfect like the media tried to make him out to be for so many years.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:31 am ET

A Mansion now? Get real. This is a downright scheme and machination–a ploy to say the least. It disgusts me as it should YOU Larry. Ms. Coulter needs to tackle stories that she can relate to because apparently she cannot relate to this. Stop the spin for a minute and look at the central man and marriage issues. And please do not forget the children and Tida his mother. And if she even thinks about taking his children from him (for more money!!!)–then I will try my best to mobiize vociferous nationwide support for a hero that the media is tearing down. They are just as much his children as they are hers (and this is natural law not legalese.) If she truly loves him, she will work it out even if it was 1000 women! Love knows no boundaries or limits–apparently she has met hers. She is the source of his unfulfillment.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:32 am ET

Larry, allow me to side with Elin just for a moment. Judging from the timeline of their marriage of about 6 years what may have occurred is what I relate to the male's refractory period but dealing with a woman and her pregnancy cycle and body. As we know, Tiger is very virile and assertive of his masculinity; perhaps when after she had her children she was not prepared to engage in sex–especially with someone like Tiger. Perhaps during this period when she was not as receptive to sex as he was, this may have turned him away to seek validation and affirmation elsewhere–especially after the birth of a child or any of the many tourneys that he has won. I could see where the breakdown in romance may have occurred. However, that does not excuse neither him for infidelity nor her for beating on him and taking this to the next media-hyped level instead of trying to work it out like a true loving wife should.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:34 am ET

Now Larry, It seems to me as if the mother came over here from Sweden to make a stink and then settle her daughter's affairs to buy this mansion in Sweden that I am hearing about. That is not cool. She needs to stand by Tiger's side, not run away. If she is woman enough to beat him with a golf club then she should be woman enough to stand by his side as he takes a media and image beating. Tiger has done too much for sports, golf, children, and the world to let something like this tarnish his image or reputation–let's get real–and he is YOUNG and virile. And Elin take the children-NEVER!!. How could you bequeath two small fragile children to a woman who just beat their father with a golf club. I am beginning to see why he was self-medicating. Elin needs to be a true woman and wife and stay in the states (FL) and weather this with her husband of six 'loving' years I hope. Remember there are 2 very small children who do not need to be separated from either mother or father. Get back with me Larry.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:35 am ET

What is this about Elin being a twin? I dont know what is true and what is false anymore in the media because if Elin is a twin this could get really weird. Tiger may need to consider polyandry. I am at my wits end!


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:38 am ET

Larry, I think I had some sort of revelation. If it is true what I hear about Elin being a twin and then the conflict I'm having between her being a supermodel or a nanny–Im thinking one twin was Justin Parneviks nanny and the other was maybe a supermodel in Sweden. That means those two girls could have actually been trying to fool Tiger in this relationship–say Elin left for Sweden for a supposed trip to see her mother but instead of her returning her sister did–this could have happened numerous times during the 6 year marriage. Those girls could have been doing anything while in the other's place. You see what I mean weird? They could have set this up from the beginning. Whose to say if both children are Elin's? If Elin is a twin could a DNA test distinguish if one child were Elins and the other her sisters? Horrendous if this were the case! One could be her sister's. That's weird and there was ONE wedding 6 years ago. This could have really screwed Tiger's mind up whether he realized that he was getting two for the price of one or not. That is psychologically a very scary situation and I feel for him if this is the case. Now I am just putting together what I hear in the media and when I speak with others who follow this story. By the way my educational background is in social work and psychology. You see what I mean by Tiger may need to consider polyandry. I know that is not legal in the US but do you know where it is legal? He could maybe use that route. AND AGAIN, she should NOT have hit poor Tiger with his own golf clubs after all that man has done for the world and the world of golf. The ploy to get the children is sickening because that means more money on top of the millions already promised her. Larry, I would like to come to your show and speak on this. How could I do that? Because if she (Elin or whoever) ends up marrying someone in Parneviks circle then it was a set up from the start. Some of this may be stretched but I am sifting through this just as you and the rest of America are.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:39 am ET

Tiger if you read these blogs, If polyandry is not the answer for you then see if Selita Ebanks is available. She is already on the Forbes list for the successful supermodels, and I know that there is only one of her! She is Black, beautiful, and judging from Nick Cannon's taste she would be perfectly suited for someone of your stature, status and possibly your stamina and virility too. You could leave that situation altogether and begin anew with her if she is available. I am sure she would forgive you and be flattered regardless of this mess.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:42 am ET

Tiger try to set a precedent and keep custody of your two beautiful children if it comes to that. She does not deserve them although she/or her sister may have birthed them–still trying to figure out the twin, nanny/supermodel Elin identity conundrum. You and your mom deserve them more.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:58 am ET

If the situation were true about Elin and her twin trying to fool Tiger, I bet that infuriated Elin that not even her and her sister were enough for him sexually.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 7:00 am ET

Larry, I feel that you could be a key player in standing up for Tiger through this and helping him retain custody of his children if it comes to divorce. Your influence is profound just like Tiger's is.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 7:25 am ET

After all of this blows over I FEEL THAT TIGER NEEDS TO BE TIME'S MAN OF THE YEAR OR HIMSELF RECEIVE A NOBEL FOR WHAT HE HAS GONE THROUGH AT THE HANDS OF HIS "LOVING" WIFE AND THE MEDIA.
And too, like Chris Brown and Rihanna males shold not hit females where Chris may have but Tiger absolutely did not–The overarching principle here is that females should not hit males either. It IS a two-way street no matter what anyone says. One does not justify the other–especially since he did not touch Elin in a violent way with his hands.
As for the self medication, I liken it to Heath Ledger (pressures of fame, fortune, and personal life and possible unfulfillment) with Elin or her twin or whomever it was he married that day.
I wish Johnny Cochran were alive to assist Tiger throughout this: endorsements, divorce, child custody, everything.
They did it to Michael Jackson over many years, now the media is doing the same to Tiger but at warp speed.
Tiger consider either Selita Ebanks, Tyra, Daotzen or if one does not satisfy you try a country that accepts polyandry if this ends up how it is shaping up to end.


Ted   December 10th, 2009 9:09 am ET

James C. T.

It seems you have a diarrhoea of the mouth so please wipe it!
Or are you a politician practicing the art of talking a lot without saying anything?


Ford Hanf   December 10th, 2009 12:32 pm ET

I heard Tiger's latest is an Irish lass, named Kathleen Mulligan, they keep re-doing it, over and over again!


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 1:02 pm ET

I heard a great point today from my friend about how Tiger had no real child hood due to the stringencies of golf and maybe some pressures form Earl. He never had a real girlfriend young (is this true?) He is just being a promiscous man at the wrong time in his life. This will hopefully be a learning experience for him–although the media is tearing him down I do not feel that he feels torn down.


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 1:04 pm ET

Tiger. Being trained in psychology I can tell you please do not let this whole ordeal denigrate or emasculate you. I know it hasn't but I feel I must say this. Many good Black or Cabliniasian men, if you still prefer, go through trials such as these and are turned off from women forever. Do not feel that way. Stay true to your manhood and who you are and who the world has grown to love. It will work itself out. I really see you and Selita Ebanks hitting it off forever! Keep the blessed mentality of man/woman for ever. You might have made this mistake, but a loving beautiful woman (like those Ive mentioned) will be flattered, pleased, and eager to take the Tiger!


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