Down the road and across the bridge at Niketown World Headquarters, Chair Phil Knight says it doesn't matter that others see the magnificently managed image of his pitchman, Tiger Woods, dissolving before their eyes.
Tiger Woods, cougar hunter; Phil Knight has his back
"I think he has been really great," the Nike co-founder told Sports Business Journal as yet another (no. 14) alleged Woods mistress surfaced yesterday, a cougar whose proclaimed Tiger sisterhood includes porn star Joslyn James, wanted by the state of Washington for back child support.
"When his career is over," said Knight, "you'll look back on these indiscretions as a minor blip, but the media is making a big deal out of it right now." True. But kinesiologists if not Kinsey-ologists see it as a great human study, as well. Fifteen women counting, presumably, his wife? That's no blip, that's (insert cheap golf joke here).