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Published December 02, 2009, 09:26 AM

Further Review: Travails of Tiger, AP playing with the lead, and Mauer extension

(WDAY Sports) - Not that we needed a reminder that the perfect people most of the time aren’t, but it appears that “Hydrant Gate” has America and probably the world captivated. The travails of Tiger, tonight on Further Review.

By: Steve Hallstrom, WDAY

(WDAY Sports) - Not that we needed a reminder that the perfect people most of the time aren’t, but it appears that “Hydrant Gate” has America and probably the world captivated. The travails of Tiger, tonight on Further Review.

Where Tiger goes after he signs his scorecard is none of our business, unless you're the CEO of Gatorade who pays him a bazillion dollars because of who he is and we've learned more than we'd like about who he is this week.

These voice mails and text messages are more embarrassing than they are damaging, but the endorsements he gets from Mrs. Woods are probably not real sturdy right now. She's home with a newborn and a 3 year old, he's out, shall we say, playing a round, but I don't think less of Tiger as a man, because I never put the man on a pedestal to start with..

The golfer yes, the man no. Charles Barkley was right. Athletes are entertainers and are not always going to be role models. It's a strange catch 22, they should realize they have a responsibility to young people, but parents have a responsibility to teach their kids that you have to separate the person from the performer.

So let me get this straight, with 3 minutes to go in the game, Adrian Peterson, who was questionable with an ankle injury coming in was carrying the football with a 29-10 lead? This is why I am not sold on Brad Childress as a football coach, a decision maker during the heat of battle. Running backs have been known to take hits to the knees that end their seasons. What would have happened, if…

Ron Gardenhire's confidence this afternoon about getting Joe Mauer signed to an extension this winter tells me he's got inside info from both sides that it's just a matter of time. Good news if you're a Twins fan.

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