Wednesday, April 9, 2008

You Have Got to be Kidding Me!!!!!

*cough* *cough* *gag* *sputter*

Sports Illustrated has decided that Lance Mackey is the second toughest athlete in the world. Second to who?

Tiger Freaking Woods!!!


Needless to say Alaskans are spitting nails. Even some in the golf world are stumped. Tim McDonald of Travel Golf stated in his blog "I used to live in Alaska. I covered the Iditarod, usually from a warm, dry place. Still, I ventured outside long enough to know that to drive a team of sled dogs 1,100 miles over some of the most hostile terrain on the planet and in weather that would kill aliens from Pluto requires a little more toughness than playing 72 holes of golf over four days."

Oh this definately looks more strenuous than mushing two one thousand mile races in one month. To quote one commenter on the Anchorage Daily News website....."Woods isn’t even tough enough to wear Mackey’s underwear."


Anonymous said...

WTF is right. Who are they kidding? TOUGH? Golf? Yeah, right. This makes me SICK.


KC said...

Tiger Woods is a phenomenal athlete, yeah, but tougher than Mackey? Someone took leave of their senses when they wrote that article.

... or maybe they didn't. It sure is getting a lot of attention.

Sweetiepie said...

that was a good one to post. thanks for stopping by and happy WW!

Becky said...

Tiger Woods?! That's like comparing Pavarotti to The Dixie Chicks...or-or-a HumVee (the original) to a Cadillac Escalade.

I'll concede that Tiger Woods is a skilled golfer. But I'm sorry...somehow the fact that Tiger wears slacks and designer golf shoes to participate in his sport doesn't seem very 'tough' to me at all.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

I'm not surprised (but still pissed). Marketing... Tiger Woods pics and articles sell a lot of copies. And there's a lot more rich golfers buying nike crud than there are rich mushers buying sleds. In fact, there aren't any rich mushers so how can SI and Nike make money off of mushers? Gads, I'm cynical...