What is it with managers helping damsels in distress?
Not that long ago we heard about Hull City manager Phil Brown talking down a woman contemplating throwing herself off the Humber Bridge.
Now another story. World Series winning coach, Joe Girardi, on his way home from the game, reportedly came to the assistance of a woman who had crashed her car, flagging down police officers to take care of the situation.
Amid so many whining, manipulative, selfish managers in sport (I’m naming no names!), it’s good to see there are a few knights in shining armour out there.
Or maybe we just forget that people in the public eye are human and decent at heart, like the rest of us?
Are you sure Phil Brown was talking her down or just trying to persuade her to shove over and give him some jumping room?
That could well be a possibility!
I think there are a few people in Hull who would have helped him, given half a chance.
Being an effectively helpful fellow citizen is great for headlines–when media outlets have gotten just enough of tragic, disheartening, or downright scary news.
Unfortunately, helping out one’s fellow (wo)man may not always be appreciated.
It certainly can be a good PR exercise, if nothing else. It’s interesting that soon after these stories emerge with famous figures, people start to speculate that there may be more to the story than meets the eye, and it may all be a set-up. Maybe we’re too sceptical, maybe just more savvy.
And thanks for the link – it was a good read. I’ll be sure to visit again.
Thanks, Steve. Glad you enjoyed it.