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Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Posted on: February 29, 2012 11:33 am
Edited on: March 1, 2012 4:12 pm
 
Indulge me for a second and imagine this was college football season. And imagine there was a team, late in the season, that was demonstrably better than almost everyone else, bearing down on a spot in the BCS title game. Imagine that team was, say, Alabama. And imagine it had the likely Heisman Trophy winner in, say, Mark Ingram.

And imagine the most famous college football analyst in America, when asked about the top teams and players in the country, never mentioning the words "Alabama" or "Mark Ingram."

Couldn't happen, right? I don't care who he is -- Lou Holtz, Kirk Herbstreit, Gary Danielson, whoever -- no analyst could get away with that.

So why is Bob Knight getting away with it?

Why won't Bob Knight say the words "Kentucky" or "Anthony Davis?"

Knight was on the Mike and Mike show today, and he was talking about some of the top teams in the country. He glowed about Syracuse but never mentioned Kentucky, which is odd considering Kentucky is No. 1 in both polls. Of the 96 available votes in the two polls combined, Kentucky received 94 this week. Kentucky is the leading candidate not just for a No. 1 seed, but for the No. 1 overall seed, and is the overwhelming favorite of Vegas oddsmakers to win the title.

But Knight doesn't want to mention the Wildcats -- coached by John Calipari, whom Knight has verbally attacked in the past.

You could chalk that up as a matter of opinion, as Knight being vintage contrarian Knight, but not when you combine it with another recent segment of his -- when he was talking about the best players in the country. He never mentioned Kentucky's Anthony Davis, which is odd considering the rest of the country considers Davis and Kansas' Thomas Robinson not just the leading candidates for national POY ... but the only candidates for national POY. And as an added bonus, Davis is the presumptive No. 1 overall pick if he enters the 2012 NBA Draft.

But Knight doesn't want to mention Davis -- coached by John Calipari, whom Knight has verbally attacked in the past.

This sort of thing, coming from an analyst, is about as brazen and ridiculous as a coach throwing a chair across the court or grabbing a player by the neck and having it caught on video.

So why is Bob Knight getting away with it?








Comments

Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2012 10:16 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Can you elaborate on all the big away games KY has won against non-SEC foes? Hmm. Silence.

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***UK won the NT and beat all the pretenders who stood in their path. God, it feels good not to be silent.




Since: Feb 29, 2012
Posted on: April 5, 2012 10:22 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

My My, what an angry little fellow we have here.  Jealousy is not becoming you little man!!  Who won the title??  NOT IU !!



Since: Feb 29, 2012
Posted on: April 5, 2012 10:19 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Winners not whiners!!!  Keep dreaming Hoosier, maybe if UK stops playing for a decade or two you might catch up!!  Cool



Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2012 4:33 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Are you serious, uksmithfan?  Never abused anyone?  He said that "You have to beat those Coons!", and "He's ordering me to get some niggers in here."  Really.  You're comparing that guy to Bobby Knight?  Good luck with that.



Since: Mar 10, 2012
Posted on: March 10, 2012 10:41 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Where is your brain? Must be in your A _ _.  You seem to be about as arrogant as Knight.

Get real and look at the facts.  You have done a lot of wishful thinking.  What happened to

IU Yesterday  eh eh.   



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2012 8:46 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Hell Davis should just stay with Kentucky they probaly pay more than the NBA does. How else does a team get loaded with 5 star bluechip freshman.



Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2012 6:16 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

I gave over $20,000 in charity last year.  It doesn't make me better than anybody else. 

Sure you did.



Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2012 6:08 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

WOW you are a sponge bob fan. Figures




Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 1:15 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

So why didn't Mike and Mike ask John Wooden about his top seeds?  What's that?  John Wooden wasn't on Mike and Mike?  Really?  John Wooden isn't a sports analyst?  No?  Maybe he should be.  What's that?  John Wooden isn't even alive?  Then why was he invited on Mike and Mike?  He wasn't.  Then why are we talking about him?  We're not.  This has absolutely nothing to do with John Wooden or how many titles IU has and will continue to win.  This is about how UK has a pathetic strength of schedule.  Anthony Davis is one and done and will be sitting on the bench with Greg Oden counting his money and watching Cody Zeller play in three more NCAA tournaments.





Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 10:48 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Bob knight is not the greatest basketball coach ever.  That honor goes to the Wizard of Westwood, a true Hoosier and a class Gentleman by the name of John Wooden.  That is why UCLA has 11 NCAA titles and Knight has what? 4....  Of course he doesn't like Kentucky.  They have more titles than Indiana University and will probably get another one this year.   Knight the enfant terrible is just not worth the trouble.  The oly team that Kentucky really has to worry about is probably UNC from the ACC.


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