Fart-Gate Officially The Dumbest Sports "Scandal" Of The YearDashiell Bennett8/04/09 11:00amFiled to: Fart-gateTiger WoodsPgaTiger Woods farts35EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkSo this is actually a thing now? Several major media outlets devoted real newsprint to the mysterious case of Tiger Woods' non-flatulence. Lawyers got involved. Official statements have been issued. Answers have been demanded. How did this come to be?Blame the blogs, of course. (Including us.) But how were we to know that CBS would actually send takedown notices to YouTube, claiming copyright violations against the people who uploaded five second clips of a fart sound? Or that CBS would claim to have investigated the matter and ruled out Eldrick as the culprit? It's a breathtaking display in how to turn a stupid video you wish would go away into a viral smash hit. Not silent equals very deadly.