Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tiger Will Be On Mike And Mike, But Don't Expect Much Of What You Want
On Thursday, Tiger Woods will be on ESPN's popular morning show "Mike and Mike," joining hosts Mike Golic and Greenberg for half an hour starting at 7:30 AM ET. Tiger, who shies away from nearly any interview is doing this a day after jumping on the Twitter bandwagon as part of his "media rehabilitation," but is he really going to be some sort of new Tiger that tells all?
Nope, not really. The interview has restrictions, as you'd expect, and Richard Deitsch explains them.
2. There will be no callers.
"Tiger's people asked we not ask him specifically about the details of his car accident of last Thanksgiving night. Considering Tiger's been asked about the details of the accident many times during the past year at various press conferences, golf tournaments and by ESPN and has declined to answer each time, we agreed to that request."
4. Woods’s reps also asked that ESPN not ask how much time he spends with his former wife, Elin. (ESPN reps said they had no plans to address this topic, anyway)
So, yeah, Tiger will be on, in his usual media self, giving us just enough to make us listen (I'll be listening, at 5:30 AM my time). I'm sure it'll be disappointing, like most of his press conferences, but I have to say I'm a little intrigued to see how he acts with two guys that tend to shy away from the tough stuff, but might get into it a little.
Is this a new Tiger? Probably not, but it's fun to talk about.