Too soon for Tiger Woods cover?

Check out the cover of the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine:

The news of Woods’ repeated infidelity and subsequent stint in a rehab clinic for sex addition broke less than a year ago and since then Woods has attempted to rehab his image.

But I think the words “NOBODY’S PERFECT” next to a shot of Tiger looking off into the distance with the sun rising behind him like he’s Jesus or something is a little inappropriate. The phrase “nobody’s perfect” is good for a husband to use when he forgets to take the trash out or when he rips a stinky fart but can’t blame the dog because it’s not in the room.

I realize that the cover and story about an athlete’s quest for perfection, but the image of Tiger still brings to mind scandal, and that’s not going to change for a while.

So what do you think? Appropriate or inappropriate?

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Tiger on the road to divorce?

I guess this still qualifies as news…

TMZ has learned Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are trying to strike agreements on child custody and division of assets … and then quietly and quickly file divorce papers to end their marriage.

Boy, this came from out of left field. Wait, no it didn’t. Did anyone really think that the couple would put Tiger’s infidelity behind them and stay married?

Guys Night Out

Bill Simmons on the Masters

In his latest column, Simmons gives his take on the 2010 Masters

[Masters chairman Billy] Payne couldn’t have scripted it any better. Instead of a disgraced adulterer winning with his wife nowhere to be seen, the tournament ended with a married couple hugging. Perfect. Right out of the 1950s. Just like Augusta. The bubble remained secure.

Unfortunately for Woods, it’s time to leave that bubble and join 2010 again. It’s a world that may include drunken hecklers, catcalls, fans taking photos during his swing, more airplane banners, TMZ cameramen, unsubstantiated rumors and media troublemakers starting trouble just for sport. It’s a world where my wife watches two people hugging and hates Tiger Woods because of it. It’s a world where, if he slips and drops an F-bomb during a tournament, the moment will be replayed again and again. It’s a world where Phil Mickelson is now the most popular golfer in the world, hands down, nobody else coming close.

Simmons also noted that Augusta does such a good job of controlling its crowd that Tiger didn’t have to deal with much in the way of heckling this weekend. That could change in upcoming weeks, however.

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Tiger Woods getting heckled from the sky

The Last Angry Fan has a good post about who might be behind the aerial jabs aimed at Tiger and his recent history.

Rhonda Cook, an intrepid reporter for AJC, did a swell bit of investigating, and found out that the banners were set up through a Toledo, Ohio ad agency, but the company, Air America Aerial Ads, would not reveal who actually purchased the banners.

But don’t be too disappointed–there’s more on the way. Four more of the Tiger-bashing aerial ads will grace the skies over Augusta before the weekend is through.

It didn’t seem to have much of an impact on Woods, who shot a 68 on Thursday.

I just hope some reporter has the balls to ask Tiger about the signs.

Update: SPORTSbyBROOKS reports that the plane has been grounded by the FAA.

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