Just as I was about to explain that there’s nothing on this planet to believe in, I now feel even more comfortable making that declaration, as Tiger Woods will no longer be wearing the red Nike shirt on Sundays.
Woods announced on Xwitter on Monday that the 27-year relationship between him and the Oregon-based company has come to an end. He expressed gratitude for his years as one of Nike’s featured athletes and announced to the world that he is „turning a new page.“
Whatever his next endeavor may be, I assume it will serve him better than Nike currently can, but I will still take a moment to indulge in some melancholy as more of my youth disappears into the abyss.
As popular as Michael Jordan is, I never really associated him with the Nike Swoosh. The Jumpman logo has been his personal brand since the late 1980s. The old commercials would end with a voiceover saying, „Air Jordan, by Nike.“ LeBron James has a lifetime deal with Nike, but he also has his own empire.
Woods and that Swoosh fit together like his hand in one of his golf gloves. In recent years, he wore a custom Nike logo on his cap, but he won his last Masters championship in 2019 while sporting the Swoosh on the black cap and red shirt. His association with Nike is like that of the mayhem guy with Allstate and the old „Like a Rock“ song with Chevrolet.
I never thought there would be a day when Woods would swing a golf club with anything other than a Swoosh on the chest. He ended his statement with „See you in LA.“ This means that Woods will unveil a new look at the Genesis Invitational in early February.
Breakups are part of life. The awkward but endearing relationship between Gerri and Roman ended on Succession. Cardi B and Offset are fighting again over issues, and of course, the bromance between Jordan and Charles Barkley is one of the most unfortunate breakups of all time.
The public shouldn’t have a personal interest in people’s private relationships, but who doesn’t strive for love or at least stability? Certain people and things just feel like they’re meant to be together. That’s why writers continue to hope Abbott Elementary won’t just leave a romance between Gregory and Janine. It just feels right, and the audience needs to work a little harder to have that feeling rewarded.
They should be together forever, just like Nike and Tiger Woods. From the audience’s perspective, they were great together. They made each other better and looked great as a pair on a Christmas card.
After almost 30 years together, they have decided to choose their own paths. The rest of us shake our heads, gaze wistfully out the window, and wonder if there really is such a thing as lifelong love.