To shake or not to shake? Tiger Woods recently answered a question about what he thought about LeBron James actions after the Eastern Conference Finals. I am glad that now we have a golfers opinion on this situation. I was seriously worried that we had heard nothing from the world of golf on this controversy.
“Well, if you look at it, not everyone shakes hands after every game,” he said. “Football, a lot of guys just walk off the field. A lot of sports, they walk off the court or field. Hockey, they line up. It’s tradition. And it’s part of our sport, the tradition of taking the hat off and shaking hands.
“The history of our game is about sportsmanship. We call penalties on ourselves. I don’t see anybody in the NFL saying, ‘I’m sorry. I held the guy. Give me 10 yards.’ That doesn’t happen.
Can you actually imagine NBA players calling thier own fouls? Running backs spotting the ball? Pitchers calling balls and strikes? Come on Tiger! The reason you can do that in your sport is because its slow paced and might not actually be a sport, at least compared to any of the major ones.