I wasn’t going to think too much about this, but then I read the blog entry (that’ll be posted below) from yahoo buzz and I thought that it was interesting and funny and that it should have a place on the blog.
Confirmed: A Tiger Walks on Water
by Mike Krumboltz
August 27, 2008 04:43:17 PM
318 Votes Tiger Woods is one of the most dominant athletes alive. But is he really a mortal like the rest of us? Footage of the golfer walking on water has some folks wondering if he’s actually something more… divine.
Well, not really. The footage was just a viral video. Still, though obviously a joke, the clip has started a firestorm of buzz. So what’s the story? Apparently, in an older version of the Tiger Woods video game, players could “walk on water” when their golf balls landed in the drink. Fans of the games noticed this and pointed out the bug by uploading clips to the Web. EA Sports, the publisher of the series, decided to have a fight back by posting a video of Tiger casually strolling on water a la Jesus. The clip concludes with, “It’s not a glitch, he’s just that good.” In your face, gamers!
Naturally, news that EA had gone to great lengths to have a little fun stirred up the bloggers. An article from USA Today notes that the video is getting millions of views and that another of Tiger responding to a Rubik’s Cube will likely garner a lot more eyeballs. Meanwhile, Mashable writes that it is nice to see major companies like EA “get” the Web subculture. Indeed, a clever response to customer criticism goes a long way. Finally, though the ad may seem original, TrendHunter points out that this isn’t the first time an athlete has been compared to Jesus Christ. In “The Theater of Dreams,” an upcoming musical, David Beckham gets the whole son of God treatment. No word on whether he trades in his cleats for sandals.
And, so, I went on youtube to grab the video:
I liked this, it shows humor and I’m sure they don’t have any ill feelings towards the people who are angry or worried or whatever they are. Some people should just not be so tightly wound and laugh every now and then. This is part of the reason why we in the US are in such a “politically correct” stage and we’re an embarassment in the world because we just don’t take jokes anymore. Sadly, where “growing up” used to be not saying the jokes, now it seems that some people need to grow up just to take the jokes.