We have a Hall of Fame filled with many players who played in a segregated era and said nothing, who either took amphetamines or looked the way while others did and probably even players who said nothing about the gambling and betting on baseball they saw around them.
I shared a panel with MSG President Scott O'Neil. The audience wanted to know if the Knicks will sign LeBron. O'Neill said Knick fans are going to be very very happy for the next decade. Take from that what you will.
The final stop in my tour of poorly-timed sports marketing missteps: the soon-to-be-boring soap opera of Tiger and his lillies. Woods was an untouchable until a mere two weeks ago; now sports marketers don't what to do with him.