RHYMES AND REASONS
The Comeback Cat
Reflections on Tiger's return to golf; PLUS, The Lion King and a Tiger's Tale
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
April 9, 2010
The Come-back Cat
With one life down and eight to go
And in that brand new Nike ad
we see the cub
(and hear his dad)
confronting Tiger in his cage
inquiring "Whatcha learn?"
Is Nike cashing-in on sin?
Exposing what's in Tiger's den?
Or is this brilliant marketing
that helps the golfer heal?
Can dethroned tigers reclaim crowns?
Or are they banished and thus bound
to prowl the PGA in vain?
Only time will tell.
* The new Nike ad in which Tiger Woods' father's voice is heard speaking to his somber-faced son reminds me of that scene from The Lion King where the deceased Mufasa speaks to his son Simba.
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