April 2003: Glen Grunwald addresses fans
After struggling through the disappointing and injury-plagued 2002-2003 season, many frustrated Raptor fans were on the verge of giving up hope. Enter silver-tongued playboy Glen Grunwald to masterfully placate the hometown crowd. After the team’s final game of the season, the charisma-soaked GM sauntered to centre court and boldly predicted the Raptors would improve, after winning just 24 games. Glenstradamous further mesmerized the crowd with a series of even more brazen prognostications, such as the sun would rise in the morning, and that “no one in this building will live past 150 years old—that goes double for you Lenny.”
A little known fact is that this Dubious Moment has manifested itself within public relations circles as a term to describe a necessary, but cringe-inducing public apology. Media are still speculating when Mel Gibson will schedule his "Grunwald" with offended Hollywood Jews.