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Poor Elin
By Richard Lee King   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Monday, August 30, 2010
Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010

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"You might just as well change her last name from Nordegren to Kardashian. Has a certain familiar ring to it, doesn’t it? She seeked fame and fortune. She got both…. the easy way, on the coattails of a famous black American athlete." She got just what she deserved.

 

POOR ELIN
© copyright August 26, 2010 Richard Lee King
 
I’m sorry. I know I’ll be punished for saying this.  I'll probably go to hell...  But, I’ve been reading my sports page. There’s a big article receiving top billing. WOODS’ EX-WIFE ENDS SILENCE. Yeah, Right! Poor Elin!!!!  And it’s not to excuse Tiger’s behavior, but she goes from the lowly nanny of a second tier professional Swedish golfer, (who’s biggest claim to fame is that he plays golf with the bill of his cap turned up and that he was the one who introduced her to Tiger Woods) to become the wife of the most famous and wealthy athlete of the last decade.  She marries the man considered by many to be the best golfer in the world, certainly during the last 15 years, if not in the history of the game; A man who has the largest endorsement contracts from all the largest companies and a man who makes over a hundred million dollars a year. She marries him and becomes world famous, a world traveler, (wealthy beyond anyone else’s wildest dreams) and the mother of two beautiful children, all because of this man. 
 
After a few years, she discovers he’s been cheating on her (repeatedly we’re told) and like approximately 50% of the women and men of the world, or at least here in the United States, she becomes a divorcee.  Unlike the largest majority of the other divorcé’s she is still wealthy beyond reason,,,,, after the divorce!  “I’ve been through hell,” she tells People magazine.
 
Does anyone think; that if Tiger had been just any other black man in America; grinding out a meager living; never having appeared in the sports pages; never having appeared on the cover of every sport related magazine; and many more not related to sports not only in America, but around the world; if he were a black man not owning his own plane and not being world renowned and filthy rich and the best at what he does;  does anyone believe that this beautiful, blonde, Swedish, “Nanny” would have selected that black American as her intended target?
 
Not on your life! 
 
You might just as well change her last name from Nordegren to Kardashian. Has a certain familiar ring to it, doesn’t it?  She seeked fame and fortune. She got both…. the easy way, on the coattails of a famous black American athlete. Still a familiar ring? 
 
Poor Elin. She got exactly what she deserved and a hell of a lot more. There are probably at least 10 million beautiful “natural” blondes in America who would trade places with her in a heartbeat.  And probably at least one more Kardashian.    

 © copyright 2010 Richard Lee King,  

 

ADENDUM:  

ADDENDUM:  To those of you who have commented about this article…… Going in, I realized my comments were more than a bit harsh. I had just read my sports page and they seemed to be recommending her for Sainthood. I was trying to point out that there are millions of ladies, probably many of them more deserving, who did not come through their divorces in the great shape that she did. (Men too) The article that I read was so top heavy on “POOR ELIN” that it got my "dander" up. Yes, she was wronged, but she's not the first, won't be the last and probably, just probably, came out of the whole experience better than anyone else ever has. We all thought that Tiger was so noble. Well guess what, he's not. Was that really such a big surprise?   Wealthy athletes, black or white, suddenly come into all this money and "respect" and the biggest majority of them just do not handle it well. That’s a real understatement in Tigers case, but I wasn't commenting about him. That line is just too damn long.

    

 

 

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/27/2010
OH, RICHARD...HOW I DO FEEL FOR YOU AND I PRAY THAT YOU WILL 'REALLY' THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU'VE SAID AND HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART. YOU ARE LOOKING AT THIS SITUATION FROM ONLY ONE POINT OF VIEW...CAN WE LOOK AT IT FROM ANOTHER? SUPPOSE...YOU'RE WRONG? IS IT NOT POSSIBLE THAT SHE REALLY LOVED HIM? IS IT NOT POSSIBLE THAT THE MAN SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH...JUST HAPPENED TO BE RICH? SHE NEVER FLAUNTED HER POSITION, RICHARD, SHE WAS A GOOD WIFE AND MOTHER WHO PREFERRED TO BE IN THE BACKGROUND. HOW DO YOU CONDEMN A YOUNG WOMAN BECAUSE SHE MARRIED A WHEALTHY MAN(WHITE OR BLACK)AND THAT MAN ERRED TO THE POINT WHERE EITHER ONE OF THEM(THEY TRIED)COULD 'REPAIR' THE DAMAGE THAT WAS DONE. EACH INDIVIDUAL HAS A DIFFERENT TOLERANCE FOR PAIN(PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL)WHAT ONE WOMAN COULD OVERLOOK... SHE, OBVIOUSLY, COULD NOT. AND I DO BELIEVE THAT IT IS BECAUSE SHE LOVES HIM STILL...THAT SHE FINDS IT SO DIFFICULT TO FORGIVE HIM. FORGIVENESS WILL COME EVENTUALLY, BUT THE WOUND IS TOO FRESH AND IT WILL TAKE A LONG TIME TO HEAL. HE WAS WRONG RICHARD, HE REALLY WAS AND WHAT MAKES IT SO SAD IS THAT THIS BRILLIANT GUY DID NOT EVEN CONSIDER THE TERRIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS ACTIONS...HIS CHILDREN, HIS WIFE, HIS CAREER, HIS NAME...EVERYTHING! FOR A FEW 'STOLEN' MOMENTS OF ADULTERY...HE WAS WILLING TO TAKE A CHANCE WITH FORFEITING EVERYTHING THAT HE SHOULD HAVE 'VALUED' SO MUCH MORE. I FEEL SORRY FOR HIM...I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN, TWO SONS. AND EITHER ONE OF THEM COULD MAKE THE SAME AWFUL MISTAKE...IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE...YES, THIS IS TRUE, BUT WHEN ONE TAKES SUCH A CHANCE AS HE DID, THEY MUST BE WILLING TO BEAR THE RESULTS AND THE POSSIBILITY THAT THEY WILL NOT BE FORGIVEN AS EASILY AS THEY THINK THEY SHOULD BE. I WISH SHE COULD HAVE FORGIVEN HIM, BUT THE FACT THAT SHE CAN'T DO IT RIGHT NOW DOES NOT MAKE HER A GOAL DIGGER...SHE WAS IN IT FOR LIFE, THEY STOOD BEFORE GOD, SAID VOWS, MARRIED ONE ANOTHER AND SHE PRODUCED CHILDREN FOR THIS MAN. IT WAS HE THAT PLAYED THE WRONG CARDS. WITH ALL HIS MONEY HE CANNOT EVER 'BUY BACK' WHAT HE HAS LOST...HE IS A VERY PITIFUL GUY WHO QUITE POSSIBLY HAS LOST THE BEST WOMAN HE HAS EVER HAD. SURE HE CAN ALWAYS GET ANOTHER, AND ANOTHER, BUT FOR NOW... POOR ELIN...AND POOR TIGER. THINK ABOUT IT RICHARD...WHAT IF IT'S NOT LIKE YOU THINK...WHAT IF SHE REALLY LOVED HIM? THANKS FOR SHARING, LOVE AND BLESSINGS, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by David Maclellan 8/27/2010
Hmmm, I'm not brave enough to back you up on this one Richard, but I don't think you should go to hell for your opinion, you are entitled to it like everyone else! Good luck with this one mate, lol,
With antiseptic and bandages at the ready,
Dave
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/27/2010
Richard I'm very surprised and saddened at this article. Not because I'm defending anyone or judging the other but simply because you or I cannot know what was in Elin's heart when she married him, What might have been her true feelings and motives, her depth of commitment to him or all about the marriage they shared. Obviously she was committed enough to give him two children. This article sounds very judgemental and misogynistic to me and I would never have expected it from you.
Reviewed by Susan Bergeron 8/26/2010
i DARE YOU TO GIVE tIGER EQUAL RANT TIME ON THE PAIN HE CAUSED HIS WIFE....BET HE DOESN'T MISS A PENNY EITHER....
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 8/26/2010
Spoken like a true male. I could 'debate' this with you for hours but it's not worth sending my blood pressure higher. Remember it takes TWO to make a marriage. When one is busy cheating, he's evidently not trying to be the other half of the 'TWO'. Don't throw Elin completely under the bus. As far as we know, she didn't CHEAT. When you mention the two beautiful children, it sounds like a wonderful gift from the wonderful husband. She spent 9 months, swelling up bigger and bigger, TWICE, carrying and nurturing these babies with her own body in order to bring these babies into the world. What did he do? Oh that's right. He took care of the hard part. He planted the seed. And I'm thinking the 'planting' is much more enjoyable than the 'harvesting'.

Enough said,
Your Donna :)



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