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Tiger Woods Falters, but What Makes a Real Sports Hero?

By David Lynn On February - 22 - 2010

Recent weeks have shown a mix of highs and lows in the sports world: Winners of their respective events at the Olympics would definitely be at career highs. Tiger Woods, on the other hand, would be at a low.

It was while reading an article about his press conference that I saw something that really bothered me at the time, and has been on my mind a lot since. I don’t remember the exact quote, but in essence it said that Woods can no longer be seen as an American hero.

My first thought: I didn’t realize he was a hero.

Maybe my definition of the term is different than a lot of people's, but in my opinion being able to hit a golf ball a long ways and make loads of money does not make you a hero. If money were all that was necessary then Bill Gates would be a hero, as would numerous Middle Eastern leaders made rich off of oil.

Reading that article really got me thinking about what it means to be a true hero, and I came to a simple conclusion: Man...

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