It looks like there may be an opening with Nike. They need a new spokesperson, someone who is able to make good decisions and knows how to live within the law. Troubled Tiger has failed this criteria and now Big Ben has strayed from the path for the second time in less than a year.
I have a suggestion for Nike to go in a new direction. Maybe they need to walk away from all of the male super jocks and go down a family friendly avenue for their ads. Show some kids running fast and jumping high wearing Nike's newest. Hey it worked for PF Flyers! Anyway, it seems to me that the ad agency needs to reevaluate their strategy.
Perhaps it's time for all of us to reevaluate. As a society, it seems, we need to help these super jocks down from their pedestals. Obviously, they aren't worth looking up to and they can't handle the pressure. Look at what we are teaching our kids; drugs, gambling, murder, violence, rape, more drugs, oh and play some ball too. NO. If we want our next generation to be responsible politicians, athletes, bankers, CEOs, then we need to teach them responsibility.
Remember when you were in school and played sports? If you were in danger of failing a class then you were suspended from the team until you could bring your grades up. Education first, sports second. Not anymore. Now if you are in danger of a failing grade you may go in front of a review board and talk your way back onto your team. Sports first, education second. I know of a kid who was a star soccer player for his high school. He went to homecoming with his date, got blind drunk and drove his car into the side of a house! Miraculously no one was hurt badly. The car was totaled as was the house. It took 6 months to renovate this house. He was required to go in front of a review board and explain this incident but was told by the coach and administrators not to admit that he had been drinking. They had no proof either way as the case was going to court. He skated and so did the school and soccer team.
Ok, I'll climb down from the soapbox now, I've said enough. I will add that grandmoms wear Nikes too and I could model the hell out of a pair of walking shoes and I AM AVAILABLE.