Nov 14, 2008

Sam Woods - Tiger's Tot Already Very Influential














According to a recent article on Forbes.com, Tiger and Elin Woods's adorable little girl Sam, is one of the five "most influential children, of a celebrity couple." Or, in tabloid-speak, she's one of "Hollywood's Hottest Tots". She rounds out a list that includes Suri Cruise, and several of the Jolie-Pitt kids.

The results were based on both awareness data for the kids, and consumer appeal rankings for their celebrity parents, and Forbes put it together by gathering press clippings, web presence and polling data.

Many analysts feel that these young'uns may become even more mediatically important in the darkening economy, by providing the public with a source of sought-after brightness. Because as one expert put it, "It's much more fun to look at cute pictures of Suri, than think about how much your 401(k) has decreased."

What I find ironic is that while Tiger's extraordinary fame is often attributed to his transcending golf into popular culture, this article surmises that Sam (who is too young to have made a name for herself athletically) owes her mega fame to the fact that she transcends pop culture and appeals to sports fans as well as celebrity buffs. Thus Dad and daughter both appear to transcend and conquer...just in opposite directions.

Photo: Reed Saxon/AP Photo

9 comments:

  1. She's soooo cute! I can see why she's influential. :o)

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  2. Apparently, even the people at Forbes are bored. Sam Woods hasn't transcended anything other than a few sizes of baby clothes.

    Since when does Forbes Magazine write garbage that belongs in National Enquirer or Cosmo ?

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  3. @ courtgolf, I was thinking the same thing. Then I remembered that magazines...practically all magazines... are desperately struggling to survive. Lots of them are using their on-line versions to float more "popular" (ie. tabloidesque) stories in an attempt to ...transcend...their less "popular" niche...and hopefully...survive. That's the way it is today. And with the economy tanking and ad $$ drying up, if such stories can garner more market/advertisers it may mean the difference between surviving and not surviving. Lot's of very venerable publications are going to go down, you know.

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  4. Yep - I do know - but it doesn't excuse garbage like this. Sooner or later, and it's looking like sooner, people get tired of having their intelligence insulted. We already have enough of a problem with ignorance and stupidity in this country - we don't need traditionally intelligent publications stooping to this level.

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  5. I think the article made a good point though, the people aren't going to probably want to go too heavy on the financial news for the next while. Even for the finance buffs it's getting pretty frustrating since no one seems to know what's going on or what's next, including Paulson, Bernanke and the guys currently in charge.

    No, we'd all prefer to see endless photos of sweeties like Sam, and forget the 401Ks.

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  6. I think it's just another way to keep Tiger in the news...even if it's his daughter!

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  7. I'm pretty sure the little Obama girls are going to push Suri, the Pitts and Sam right off the Hot Tot's list.

    The entire first family are going to dominate the headline from now on. News headlines, fashion headlines, lifestyle headline...and even tabloid headlines. They're just that wonderful.

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  8. I agree the magazines are clutching at straws here. Give me a break! Who gives a *^%# whether someone's toddler is influential or not?? Perhaps this dry spell will force the closing of rags that need to be shut down. The market is so saturated at this point, only the strong will survive.

    I also agree with pink diva golf. It is an excellent way to keep the golden boy in the news during his recovery period.

    My post tommorrow is going to be about an article I just saw on Dressing Your Midlife Middle. Oh Yeah! Heady stuff, huh?

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