Here is the opening to my Tuesday column:

Tiger Woods is Mike Tyson, and Mike Tyson is Tiger Woods.

This is not to suggest Woods and Tyson have the same personality. Tyson was a thug who went to the slammer for rape, although he seems kind of lovable now. And Woods has a thin Stanford veneer from the minute or two he spent on the Farm. And Woods, for the most part, has controlled his public image in ways Tyson never understood or cared about.

But we are not talking about Tyson and Woods as people. Mike Tyson and Tiger Woods are the same athlete.

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