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Sports fans don't care about Tiger Woods. Not really. We don't particularly care about any athlete. What we care about is an athlete's ability to impact history, ours and sports'. That's why there is over-the-top emotion directed toward any athlete who flirts with rewriting history. Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds come to mind easily. Personally, I hated Michael Jordan throughout his playing career because I sensed early on he would be a threat to my belief that Magic Johnson was the greatest basketball player of all time. Tiger Woods was/is supposed to surpass Jack Nicklaus as the world's greatest golfer. Many of us, particularly those of us who ignored golf before Tiger, want to witness that bit of history. On the other side, there are the longtime golf fans -- and a few bigots -- who want to see golf's history preserved. That's it. That explains our three-year breath-holding about whether Woods will recover from his Thanksgiving-bimbo nightmare. We're not rooting for or against Tig...
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