Thursday, February 18, 2010

Alex Miceli Rips Tiger Woods' for Accenture Announcement

Alex Miceli is a smart dude. He has a law degree from the University of Baltimore. He's worked for the Federal Government and Reuters. Oh, and he was smart enough to realize the Internet's potential, and started Golf.com in 1993, the first ever website dedicated to golf coverage. I'm sure when Miceli drew that up in his brain more than a decade ago, his reaction on Wednesday was something he'd hope would get picked up.

Miceli was asked on "Golf Central" what he thought of Tiger Woods' announcement that he'd be holding his first press conference on Friday at 11 AM ET, during the Accenture Match Play. His reaction was, in lesser terms, guns a-blazin'.

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Alex Miceli Calls Tiger Gutless from Stephanie Wei on Vimeo.


A part of this is true. Tiger has a history of stealing spotlights, and like Jason Sobel reported from Marana, when the Tiger news hit, the Accenture took a backseat, and even the players out on the course playing were being briefed on the situation. I think it's good to see people like Miceli speak up on this. Tiger has too many fans in the media (raises hand, blushes) that see him for what is good in the world, and not when he's being selfish. This is one of of those times.

Well done, Alex. That said, I hope you still have a job come this afternoon.

6 comments:

jg said...

Thank you Alex, for not being gutless and giving a truthful opinion. And yes, I hope the Golf Channel has the guts to keep you on the air. However, I don't think you will be invited into the "pool" on Friday!
Jack Galin, PA

walt young said...

its the popularity Woods brings to golf that allows people like you to have a job. get a life blowhard.

Steve M said...

Most people would say Alex who! That's the real reason behind his BS statement. STFU and he might keep getting paid!

Anonymous said...

Selfishness and gutlessness. Alex should know. That describes Miceli to a tee.

Anonymous said...

Alex Miceli is an unprofessional prick.

Anonymous said...

i hope that moron gets fired, how many times did they need to say at the press conference to keep the questions related to golf?