July 26, 2007 by Colin
Wow. What a month for professional sports. Which is the worst personal failing currently staining the reputation and future of a professional sport?
- Jordan and Eric Staal, two National Hockey League players are booked for “harassing passing motorists” after a bachelor party in Minnesota (that’s right – NHL players go to Minn. to party!)
- National Basketball League referee Tim Donaghy is accused of fixing basketball games he both officiated AND bet on;
- Michael Vick, the quarterback for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, is implicated in a horrid dog fighting training camp;
- The parade of bicyclists caught doping just continues, effectively eliminating the race leader and three Top-5 contenders from the Tour de France.
The crisis management skills at NHL head office aren’t being called upon, but every other sport has been facing a nightmare.
I bet Barry Bonds is glad everyone chipped in to overshadow the great debate over whether Bud Selig will be at the ball park when Bonds breaks the great career home run record.
[tags] NFL, NHL, Staal, NBA, Tour de France, bicycling [/tags]