Tiger Offered Endorsement Deal Worth $100 Million…From a Gambling Website
Here’s a new idea, Tiger. Instead of apologizing for all the terrible things you’ve done to your family and all the lies you’ve told over the years — why not embrace your new image? Rather than fretting about the millions of dollars you’re missing out on as sponsors drop you left and right, why not seek out new sponsors — ones who want you to essentially say, “I’m a scumbag, I’m still rich, deal with it.” That’s exactly what Calvin Ayre, founder and owner of the popular online gambling website Bodog, would like Tiger Woods to do. In fact, he’s willing to give him $100 million dollars to do it. Here’s what Ayre had to say about his offer to Woods, courtesy of CTV News via Sports by Brooks:
“If Tiger would just come clean and admit he likes to do the same things I like to do, I think he’d fit our brand perfectly. As is always the case in these situations it is the fact that you are living a life that is not true that actually causes the problem. If he’d just come clean and admit ‘This is who I am’ that I think there would be a lot of opportunity for him with a different image.”
Ayre is obviously a very smart and successful businessman, so he must know as well as we do that there’s no way Tiger is going to agree to something like this — no matter how much he offers. If nothing else, he’s creating enough of a buzz just by making the offer known publicly. I have to admit it is interesting to think about, however. While Nike is running ads that are meant to more or less showcase the humility Tiger supposedly feels, there’s a whole new industry out there waiting for him to embrace his “bad boy” image and become even more wealthy doing it.