Athletes in confessional mode

Publication Year:
2010
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Repository URL:
http://stars.library.ucf.edu/onsportandsociety/791
Author(s):
Crepeau, Richard C.; <p><a href="http://viaf.org/viaf/65282553">Crepeau, Richard C., 1941-</a> (VIAF)</p>
Tags:
Arete; Sport and Society; American Sport History; Baseball; Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Professional athletes, Humiliation, Tiger Woods, Sex scandal, Public opinion; Professional athletes; Woods, Tiger; Sex scandals; Corporate sponsorship; Humiliation
expert opinion description
What is it about the media, and by implication, the public, that we seem to require a public confessional from our fallen heroes and icons? As I watched some of the Mark McGwire interview with Bob Costas I wondered if it had started with McGwire looking at the floor and saying, "Forgive me Bobby, for I have sinned." I trust it did not, even though it might have added to the ambiance.