"There's a famous line in Shakespeare," Davidson says. "In King Lear the Fool says to King Lear, 'Too bad you grew old before you grew wise.' And so the theory is, maybe I started to get wiser as I grew older."
Davidson's Shakespeare is in need of Rust-Oleum, but the Important thing is that he got here, that he got to Wise. Some men go their whole lives, can't find Wisdom with a AAA road atlas. Three days after meeting Davidson, you stand in front of a Santa Monica hotel. You are waving goodbye to Dennis Murphy, who now runs a professional roller-hockey league. Abruptly, Murphy comes back to you. There is one more thing.
Smiling, he says, "You don't think Gary's interested in getting back into the sports business, do you?" No, you say. No, he isn't. Gary Davidson would rather manufacture brassieres than get back into the sports business.