Tilghman in rapid retreat after "Lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley" comment
Kelly Tilghman’s fast-rising career at Golf Channel has run flat into a brick wall after she brilliantly used the verb “lynch” along with the proper noun “Tiger Woods” in a sentence.
Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman has apologized after saying during Friday’s telecast of the PGA Tour’s opening event that today’s young players should “lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley.”
According to New York Newsday, a spokesman for the network said Tilghman apologized on Sunday’s telecast and has reached out to Woods’ representatives to express her regrets for the comments.
Tilghman, who played college golf at Duke, works as the main play-by-play announcer during The Golf Channel’s PGA Tour telecasts.
It does bring to mind some new mottos for the PGA, like, “The PGA Tour, those guys sure can lynch.” And “The PGA Tour: You’re welcome here, just don’t get too good.”
In all seriousness, Tilghman and the Golf Channel have handled this as well as possible, and it seems pretty universal that it was just a stupid slip of the tongue by Tilghman. Time will tell that, of course, but that seems to be the vibe.
So Tilghman will survive this gaffe, and go on to do big things at Golf Channel. Then she’ll move to movies, and make a couple bad pictures, and end her career by making bad soft-core flicks like Shannon Tweed, but not anywhere as well done. But, mind you, that will be all of her own doing. The Tiger remark won’t come into play at all.
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Asia for a time, I believe.
But that's not nearly as important as where I can find Shannon Tweed's soft core work!
It doesnt even seem to be making any wayves because this is the first Im hearing of it. (havnt watched TGC more than a few minutes this wknd).
I reckon we should replace Nick Faldo with presenter Jonathan Ross, his dress sense makes Ian Poulter look like a Republican, and as for language, he'd make John Daly seem pure as driven snow.
Tilghman is toast. No more sappy one-on-one interview for her with Tiger.
said it in response to something Faldo said, rather
than in the middle of astream of her own comment.
Seems like she could have had time to edit herself
before she opened her mouth. Unfortunate.... I bet
Tiger does hold it against her for a while, but won't
admit to doing so.
And if Woods had any class, that's exactly what he would say.
I don't really care for her announcing but she shouldn't be hammered for this incident. She should be hammered for being a weak tournament announcer. Move her back into the studio with those other guys like Marr & Hammonds. How about trying Frank Nobilo, Mark Rolfing or Dottie Pepper with Faldo instead?
Grow up. If you think that Tilghman was being bigoted, it's only because you're blinded by your own prejudice.
Oh, by the way, there was nothing wrong with what Zoeller said either. And Woods is a hypocrite. Around the time Zoeller made those remarks, Woods ridiculed homosexuals in a politically incorrect way while talking to a cab driver. So it really is the pot calling the kettle black.
Listen, pal, I'll tell you what side I've been on. I didn't grow up in some nice, lily-white neighborhood; I grew up in a big city and have seen anti-white bigotry and discrimination up close. That doesn't mean I'm hung-up about it, however, the way you are.
So, guess what? Not everyone cares about your "feelings" and is compelled to bend over backwards because of them. You can stick 'em where the sun don't shine, capiche?
Whether or not she's racist or just dumb, thats a comment you really do have to look twice at someone for. Just because you wonder, HOW does her brain go there? Because thats not a phrase most of us would use in everyday converstaion.
Its funny a white anchor can make that comment & the blame somehow falls on the Black (whoops! "Comblinasian") athlete she was referring to. i.e. Don Imus' comments was blamed on both hip hop & the oversensitivity of the Black community. While thats a very necessary converstation, it doesnt eradicate the original statement.
Same in Tilghman's case-if Woods had decided thats an anchor he didnt want to speak to.
Judge Smails: NO ONE is saying she was being literal or wasnt complinenting Woods. But I am saying it was so stupid & insensitive; she showed us a lot about her qualification.
Craig-of course if she said it about Phil Mickelson it wouldnt have the EXACT connotation. Last time I checked, Phil probably wouldnt have gotten lynched for speaking to a white woman back in the days that was done. But even if she DID say PM should be lynched, her choice of words would STILL be stupid, puzzling & insensitive.
Are you as entertaining at the dinner table or is this some internet, alias-only act?
Man it'd be great to have a beer with you someday.
Just kidding Judge ---You do amaze me however, Is there no end to your
asinine remarks ? That I'm not kidding about !!!!!
Of course, the nanny-cam will have to be on at all times.
Tiger Forgives her: Career saving for her.
BTW, I am not black or white.
Man it'd be great to have a beer with you someday."
The pleasure would be all yours.
You're a perfect example why brothers and sisters should not have kids. Did you finish High School Dude???!!!
Fuzzy??? God you're dumb!
been a slip of the tongue. But she said young golf
players should "lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley"
that took some mean thought and racial hatred to
say - especially on tv!!
Racism lives - we don't want to see it, feel it or
admit it. But it is engraved in some people's
Keep on allowing your country to be invaded by Third Worlders and you'll find out what real bigotry is real soon.
Have you read those news pieces about Hispanics in Ca. engaging in racial cleansing against blacks?
Al Sharpton [an FBI informer with overly-
processed hair] should be ignored
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Don't Hate, Appreciate and Congratulate!
If she returns to TV, I am turning the channel!
Don't Hate, Appreciate and Congratulate!
If she returns to TV, I am turning the channel!
they would have some people with some sense.
JUST A THOUGHT///////////
That was a brilliant, well thought out post.
That part that I could decipher, that is.
I especially appreciate your appraisal that "you don't give a rat's ass what school she went to, Kelly didn't learn very much."
And your take that "Kelly is a grown ass woman" is another gem.
Just for my own edification, Our Miss Brooks, what is your level of education?
From your atrocious spelling, lack of punctuation, and non-existent sentence structure, I'd say that you didn't attend school very long or very often. Fifth grade tops.
Alex USMC 1969-73
Nice to hear from you.
Never confuse American slang with the language used by Our Miss Brooks.
American slang has a lot of picturesque exaggeration and also some understatement.
Brooksie's diatribe contains neither. Her gutter trash talk is similar to what one might hear at a ghetto crack house.
Alex USMC 1969-73
You must really stop visiting ghetto crack houses - I mean this for your own good, you know. (Oh, you said "might" hear, not "does" hear - sorry).
Is that situation prevalent in the entire United Kingdom?
How would a "Brummie" write as he or she speaks?
It doesn't seem possible?
As far as the last sentence of your post is concerned, do they still teach the conditional mode in the UK?
The education system here goes through phases - sometimes pupils are encouraged to spell words as they are pronounced just to get them on the road, so to speak. Sometimes, even in universities, being able to express an idea is considered more important than grammar or spelling. Some of the job application forms I have reviewed have to be seen to be believed.
Can't do dialects for you, apart from a bit of well-known Geordie, but if it's just a regional accent, then words would be spelt the same way across the country, irrespective of how they were pronounced. I was just expressing a personal opinion that it now seems to be widely acceptable to write as one speaks.
I caught my premature correction just as I had posted it. Sorry.
In the US we have had similar radical attempts to change tried and true methods of teaching. All have been abject failures. But the revisionists are adamant. Their mantra is "change for change's sake."
My two somewhat petty favourites (spelling as spoken) are "your" for "you're" and "I could of" for "I could have" (just as prevalent in UK). I have no idea why these leap off the page to me and I have to force myself to concentrate on the point being made.
PS I nearly stuck up for you the other day. I can understand Maxwell deleting what were no doubt your injudicious comments, but threatening to block your posts because you called him an idiot! Or was that a little joke?
I was going to say "What a prig" but I dread to think what that might mean in American slang, so I won't.
How true. One need look no further than the posters on thes blogs to realize the extent of damage that has been done by these "progressive educators."
Also notice that the perpetrators of felonious assault on the English language are, for the most part, unaware of their semi-literacy.
This exchange about various dialects reminds me of a bit of litigation in which I was involved about ten years ago.
One part of the testimony was to be given by the elderly father of a British-born lady who had become an American citizen. This gentleman had live the great majority of his life in the city of Gateshead in Northeastern England.
I had been in written contact with this person, and his writing was nearly perfect.
Conversing with him by telephone was impossible for me. When it came to his testimony in court, his daughter had to be pressed into duty as an interpreter.
His local argot, numerous colloquialisms, and his exotic accent proved to be unintelligible to Yankee ears.
But he was as personable,intelligent and decent as any man I have ever met.
Maxwell had reason to be perturbed, I must confess. In my hasty characterization of him, I wasn't mindful of clinical definitions and thus denied him his just due.
An idiot is an individual whose I.Q. is in the lowest range that can possibly be measured, a moron has the mentality of an 8 to 12-year-old child, and an imbecile lies between those two points. Since Maxwell is an imbecile -- and not an idiot as I had so clumsily said -- my diagnosis of his condition was injudicious and imprecise. He did not deserve such a demotion.
I apologize profusely to Mr. Maxwell and resolve to not exercise my tongue in such a flippant fashion in the future. He is indeed an imbecile and should be recognized as such by all and sundry.
Now - I'm sure you have been following the LPGA Tour World Cup with bated breath. Did you hear what the announcer said? Blimey. There was an on-air apology within 30 seconds. I assume it was a colloquialism in SA but I wouldn't know for sure.
All right, you've piqued my interest.
What was it that the announcer said?
And why did it require an on-air apology?
Alex USMC 1969-73
SHE said with PERFECT enunciation "It's absolutely PI****SING down with rain". It was. I could sense a sharp intake of breath on the part of her two colleagues, but unfortunately they were not on screen. I would have given anything to see their faces. Then all 3 went on rapidly talking. 30 seconds later, another voice came on and made the usual "if anybody was offended" apology. I don't deny that I am familiar with the phrase, but tut tut - not before the watershed. Sorry it's not more shocking though.
That's all? I was hoping for something a little more risque.
As far as watching the LPGA, I have more pressing needs.
For example, I can watch the grass grow in the summer, observe paint drying in the winter, or listen to my last meal being digested. All more exciting than the LPGA.
During last year's British Women's Open, I spared myself the boredom of watching, and instead I read the preface and epilogue of Constance Garnett's translation of the Brothers Karamazov.
How about the question asked by a European PGA Tour player at their recent Players Council as to why the US PGA has 3 erectile dysfunction drugs banned on their list whilst the European Tour has only 1. What's that all about, then? Or as RonMon would say - "Just wondering".
hey - I can speak American!
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