Pete Rose once interrupted his postgame shower to chew out my colleague Rick Reilly while he—Rose—was wearing only shampoo.
In sports there are eight million such stories in the Naked City. And half of them have been written by the serial streaker Mark Roberts, an Englishman who put the XXX in Super Bowl XXXVIII, to say nothing of Wimbledon, the French Open, the International Synchronized Swimming Championships, a Real Madrid-- Barcelona match, the Olympic bronze medal curling match in Pinerolo, Italy, and September's Ryder Cup in Ireland. By now Roberts has been seen in the nude by more people than Michelangelo's David, and the 41-year-old is not through with his naked ambitions. Exhibitionists, by definition, crave exposure.
Me? I'm an inhibitionist, and I couldn't have chosen a profession for which I am more poorly suited, simply by virtue of being suited.
Rest assured: If you ever run into me in a locker room, I'll be dressing you with my eyes.
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