There's a great scene right at the end of "Animal House" where everyone's rioting insanely, and ROTC dork Kevin Bacon is trying to ... well, here, let me show you:
Why am I referencing this? Oh, no reason.
In completely unrelated news, television executives have said that they think golf and TV can handle life without Tiger Woods. "We're all looking forward to him coming back, but until then we're doing perfectly fine," said Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports.
Oft-quoted statistics indicate that TV viewership in tournaments where Woods doesn't play plunges as much as 50 percent, and advertising revenue loss if Woods doesn't play at all this year could range from $10 million to $20 million. But here's the interesting fiddling-while-Rome-burns take: the extra viewers who show up for Tiger tournaments aren't really the viewers advertisers want, ergo it's not that big of a deal when they're not around.
Yeah, I'm not really buying that either.
Anyway, there's speculation, but until TW comes back, that's all it is. Let's deal in some hard reality. Do you watch golf if Tiger's not on? Do you watch golf if Tiger is on? Are your TV habits going to change Post-Hydrant? Or do you use golf on TV like many
of us people, as an opportunity to catch an afternoon nap? Have your say in the comments below.