Lindsey Vonn is a gold medal Olympic skier and a world champ. She also learned her craft right here in the Twin Cities on the mean slopes of Buck Hill. As such, she is now, and forever, ONE OF US.
But now that Vonn and Tiger Woods are officially dating -- Tiger dropped the news on his Facebook page today, along with some standard-issue holiday card photos of the couple -- we have to pose this question:
Is Tiger now, by extension, ONE OF US?
Minnesotans love nothing more than tangential claims to celebrities. If you so much as drove through the southern tip on a road trip in your youth, and you go on to do great things, you could be ONE OF US.
Well, Tiger is now dating one of our claimed accomplished sports stars.
In or out? And how much do we want him?
Oh, and by the way, Tiger wrote this:
Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating. We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes.
That's a nice sentiment, and it should be possible. But we cannot imagine it will happen.