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AT&T ironically dumps Tiger Woods

Daniel Eran Dilger

AT&T has tipped the scales of ironic behavior by dumping Tiger Woods, apparently because it doesn’t want to be represented by a figure who cheats his partner and screws anyone willing to sign up for service.

Perhaps the company should have instead signed up Woods as its primary spokesperson. Who else could better explain that while AT&T can’t really be trusted about what it promises, it’s still pretty good at what it does in terms of speed and technique. Luke Wilson is less convincing in saying that AT&T’s 3G is the faster and more world-savvy than Verizon’s.

  • http://bkpfd.org qka

    And what number irony is that club they used on Mr. Woods?

  • gus2000

    “AT&T: We’ve Lost Our Wood”

  • msidoric

    Awesome post Dan — best to you in the new year!
    Thanks also for your superb Snow Leopard Server book.
    Tremendous resource for us in the trenches.

  • http://crankyoldnutcase.blogspot.com/ The Mad Hatter

    AT&T has tipped the scales of ironic behavior by dumping Tiger Woods, apparently because it doesn’t want to be represented by a figure who cheats his partner and screws anyone willing to sign up for service.

    The impression I got was that you didn’t have to sign up – flash some T&A at him and – WHAM.

    I feel sorry for his wife. She must have been mortified, especially when she learned the scale of his skirt chasing.

  • http://jonnytilney.com Jon T

    Happy New Year Dan. And to all fellow readers of RDM.

    As regards Apple, it goes without saying that the the 2010’s will be a very, very good decade for us!

    Hope the mending is well under way and that you are restored to full health very soon.

  • GQB

    AT&T dropped Tiger faster than they drop calls.

  • http://jonnytilney.com Jon T

    In my timezone it is 02:02 and we have welcomed in the new year with friends in the best fashion… so I hope you who have the evening to come will have as much fun!

  • Seacube

    In the book, “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe,” Ford Prefect said to something to the effect of, “Eathman, if your god is out to get you it doesn’t really matter what your do.” While this is usually taken to mean that god will get you even if you watch out, it is a very astute observation of human nature and the business of scandal. Build the up before you tear them down and don’t leave a dime of profit on the floor.
    Good luck AT&T, but don’t think the Newz doesn’t have it’s sight on you. Happy Freak’n Newz Year. ;-)

  • Dafydd Williams

    That’d be “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”, surely?

  • http://www.marketingtactics.com davebarnes

    Snarky.
    cf. Dan Dilger.
    Meow!

  • Dafydd Williams

    And here we are: from “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”.

    Hesitantly, Arthur picked up one of those things that looked like pears.

    “I always thought that about the Garden of Eden story,” said Ford.

    “Eh?”

    “Garden of Eden. Tree. Apple. That bit, remember?”

    “Yes of course I do.”

    “Your God person puts an apple tree in the middle of a garden and says do what you like guys, oh, but don’t eat the apple. Surprise, surprise, they eat it and he leaps out from behind a bush shouting`Gotcha’. It wouldn’t have made any difference if they hadn’t eaten it.”

    “Why not?”

    “Because if you’re dealing with somebody who has the sort of mentality which likes leaving hats on the pavement with bricks under them you know perfectly well they won’t give up. They’ll get you in the end.”

    “What are you talking about?”

    “Never mind, eat the fruit.”

  • jpmrb

    Don’t worry Tiger, 2010 is YOUR year!
    & thanks to Daniel for all his posts, they can’t be touched.

  • Dorotea

    Fun post.

    I am now tired of talk about the Tiger and hope the story dies.