Diehard fans live and die by their favorite teams and players. Teams, owners, competitors—they not only live to win, but they work tirelessly to ensure that the folks who loyally buy tickets and drain their checking accounts at the nacho stand continue to put their asses in the seats.
Whether it's collegiate, professional, or amateur athletics, someone has to run the sport, someone has to play it, and many people need to not only watch the games but spend money on it. So, when powerful folks—whether it be owners, general managers, big contract players, et al—seem to be sailing the angry seas without so much as a compass, it's glaringly obvious.
The problem is often that that rudderless individual is either too proud, too insulated, or too naive to cede the fact they are in over their head. Even as years go by and the worst kept secret evolves into the clarion call of every beat writer and columnist who sniffs blood in the water.
These are the 20 Sports Figures Who Don't Have a Clue.