Outgoing Charlotte Bobcats owner Bob Johnson had some parting comments for the city Sunday, and they weren't very complimentary. On the same day new owner Michael Jordan promised to be more visible in the community and win over fans and businesses, Johnson said Charlotte did not do enough for him and his team, calling it a "close-knit, arrogant, sometimes incestuous town." Read more about that, plus get links to the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.

In his first interview since a November auto accident that led to a leave of absence and the revelation of several extramarital affairs, golfer Tiger Woods told reporters that he’s “done some pretty bad things in [his] life” and is unsure what sort of reception he’ll receive from fans when he gets back to golf next month at the Masters.

Throughout the interviews — one with ESPN, one with the Golf Channel — Woods said he had been “living a lie,” and regretted the “hurt” he had caused his mother and wife.

According to the Associated Press, ESPN will air a one-on-one interview with Tiger Woods tonight sometime after 7 p.m. EST. Tom Rinaldi is expected to conduct the interview with the 14-time major champion. 

 "I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don't know when that day will be."

-- Tiger Woods at his press conference, Feb. 19, 2010

Raise your hand if you still believe that sentence.



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Last week in this space, I wrote a column called “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth.” The premise of the piece can be summed up in a few simple sentences.



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A bunch of questions (and even a few answers) as a nation works on its bracket and CBS works on unfreezing Dan Bonner and Jim Spanarkel ...
 
OK, Kansas vs. the field. Whom are you taking?
 



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I would like to apologize to everyone.

That’s not to say I feel like I have anything to apologize for. Nor am I under the delusion anyone cares enough about what I do or say to expect an apology. I mean what I said quite literally. I would like to apologize. To everyone. Just because I think it would be fun.



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"Honey, don't you understand? Sure, I slept with 19 women. OK, I was wrong. Not huge. I agree. But that was when I wasn't a Buddhist!"

What a terrible job by Tiger this morning. Just another train wreck. If that was a round of golf, he shot about 78. Just scarily robotic. They should  have broke out the "Small Wonder" theme song when he walked to the podium.



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