I'm at the point of information over load.
First up Tiger Woods:
While I'd rather go back to the old, Tiger Woods and Two Pickled Eggs that I wrote about a couple of Master's ago, but we are now stuck with the Media Circus Tiger Woods.
Today at 11 Mr. Woods will speak and the entire nation will be watching. Tiger will say a few words, squeeze out some tears and offer up a weak mea culpa, when his statement is over the world will make a collective groan and life will go on.
In my opinion there is nothing Mr. Woods can say at this point. He has made himself out to be a fool with an awful lot of money. Should he return to the PGA tour it would only make for an insane sceptical, an absolute mess that would take away from the game with constant heckling from the gallery which will not make for a very family oriented event.
Even today's press conference isn't a press conference as the press has been limited to 3 reporters one from AP, Reuters and Bloomberg. Even the Golf Writers Association of America has boycotted the event. The rest of the media will watch via closed circuit television at a nearby Marriott.
The Charlotte Observer's Ron Green, Jr. takes an incredibly soft tone with his piece "Will The Real Tiger Please Stand Up."
But seriously is there any question that Tiger Woods could answer that wouldn't become fodder for SNL?
There is nothing Tiger Woods can add to the game of golf or to the Professional Golfers Association Tour. Tiger you are done, please sit down and shut up.
Word on the street is that Chief Monroe has recruited Sonja Gantt to spin his recent bold face lies into a necessary way of doing business. WCNC will air the complete one on one with Sonja Gantt on Monday at 6PM. Cedar Posts has learned that Monroe will make some of his most astounding claims to date including that he has saved the city of Charlotte millions of dollars.
WCNC has also reported the CMPD had more than 200 Internal Affairs investigations last year.
Crime Numbers Fact or Fiction? According to WBTV's Sharon Smith:
"The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department reports crime was down in all divisions for 2009. The crime reductions were significant, 18-percent lower when it comes to property crimes; 21-percent lower when it comes to violent crime.
At the same time, the caseload for Mecklenburg County Assistant District Attorneys is up. New numbers from the Administrative Office of the Courts, which tracks cases filed across the state, shows several hundred more felony cases from July 2008 through June 2009. The AOC report shows the number of burglary cases jumped by 443, larcenies by 434, but robberies went down by 129 cases filed." The entire WBTV report is here. Props to Belinda and Molly Grantham for pointing CP to this story.
So Chief Monroe claims that crime is down, but the Mecklenburg County DA's office says they are prosecuting more crimes than ever before and so crime is up. Could this be why CMPD no longer reports arrest numbers? Who to believe?
Word is the Rob Tufano and Ray Tarasovic are on their way out. More about that later.
And ..... Frisbee Football returns but this time it is off duty. WFAE's Greg Collard has the details here.
Worst Tweet of the Day:
CarolinaScanner-Longs SC #Horry Male stabbed at 2446 Plantation Drive near Freemont Rd. HCPD on scene requesting EMS.
Tough course on the Women's downhill sent a hafe dozen women into the snow and made for NASCAR like television, but Lyndsey Vonn (Gold) and Julia Mancuso (Silver) survived.
The always very animated Mancuso would go on to win silver in the combined event when Vonn caught a ski tip and went down on the last leg of the course. Vonn was well on her way to second gold medal before her fall.
Shawn White makes a Double McTwist 1260 look easy and takes gold again. I and my humble Indy garb will now stay off the half pipe for the rest of the season.
Men's figure skating Evan Lysacek won gold and Johnny Weir signed a deal to be on the 3 dollar bill.
Johnny Weir PETA Doesn't Like Him Either
I know that's not P/C but Weir (5th) who has a name that rhymes with ??? might rethink the flamboyant Lady Gaga costumes and just skate, after all I don't expect same sex pairs skating anytime soon.
Blindfolding your 11 month old kid and making a video tape of him bouncing off the walls and tables is not a good idea.
Just ask Delmer Frank James Doss and Amber Lynn Burgess of Stanly who were arrested for child abuse for just "having fun".
That's all folks!