Nov
18
2010
Tiger Muzzles Mike & Mike
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods will call in to chat with hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenburg on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning at 7:30am EST (in about 6 hours). In the anticipation of the one-year anniversary of Tiger’s Thanksgiving night car crash. As you probably expected, Team Tiger included some restrictions in the fine print, which SI‘s Richard Deitsch shared via Twitter:

Got some interesting info about ESPN Radio’s interview with Tiger Woods on Thursday morning:

1. Tiger will be live for the half-hour interview.

2. There will be no callers.

3. There is one major restriction that reps of Woods asked ESPN.

From an ESPN spokesperson:

“Tiger’s people asked we not ask him specifically about the details of his car accident of last Thanksgiving night. Considering Tiger’s been asked about the details of the accident many times during the past year at various press conferences, golf tournaments and by ESPN and has declined to answer each time, we agreed to that request.”

4. Woods’s reps also asked that ESPN not ask how much time he spends with his former wife, Elin. (ESPN reps said they had no plans to address this topic, anyway)

5. ESPN will make an on-air disclaimer about the Thanksgiving content prior to the live interview as well as subsequent re-airs of the interview.

6. Why did Tiger opt for Mike and Mike?
Said an ESPN spokesperson: “ESPN’s various entities are always seeking interviews with the day’s most compelling and newsworthy personalities… Tiger had been on Mike and Mike several times and Mike and Mike had developed a good relationship with Tiger over the years, so his people reached out to us agreeing to have him on.”

Wake me if he says something besides the usual platitudes. (I know, it’s early and a weekday, but you can always Merf’s Tiger Woods Interview Drinking Game.)

Now, this is a hypothetical situation that would never ever happen, so just play along. Let’s say someone spiked Tiger’s coffee with a truth serum and you could actually call in to ask him one question, what would it be? Remember, anything you freaking desire or your eccentric imagination conjures up and he’d answer 100% honestly. Only one! Me? I’d have to go with, “Do you have Michael Vick on FaceTime yet?”