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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: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 10:59 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Sporting News Player of the Year: Anthony Davis.


POY > Big 10 Freshman of the Year.




Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 10:43 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Link to the INDIANA HOOSIERS athletic page and announcement of Cody Zeller Big 10 Conference Freshman of the Year.
Cody Zeller plays for the INDIANA HOOSIERS.

http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/m-

baskbl/ind-m-baskbl-body.html 



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 9:35 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Just announced today:

Sporting News Player of the Year: Anthony Davis.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 9:34 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Lone,

This alone PROVES you have no credibility.



Bobby Knight is the most beloved coach in basketball .  Gene Hackman's portrayal of him in "Hoosiers" is legendary, and "Hoosiers" is the best sports movie of ALL TIME.  IU already spanked UK like a redheaded stepchild, thanks to Cody Zellar, the NCAA rookie of the year. 


How in the HELL did I even glance over this and not respond. Must have been distracted by watching Kentucky smack Florida around yesterday.


Anywho......

Gene Hackman did NOT portray Bobby Knight in "Hoosiers". He potrayed legendary Milan, Indiana high school basketball coach Norman Dale. "Hoosiers" is about a small town high school basketball team that goes on to win the legendary Indiana Sweet 16 basketball tournament in the 1950's, or, around the same time that Bobby Knight wa splaying at Ohio State University. In fact, the movie had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Indiana University.


And I get called stupid, trailer park trash, etc......

Here's a link to the movie.




Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:32 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Gentlemen and UKsmithfan:

Discourse has digressed from comments on the article’s merits and gone off topic.

Returning to the matter at hand, allow me to weigh the evidence and summarize the proven facts:

  1. Coach Knight is an established college basketball legend, knowledgeable and highly sought after for his  expertise on the game.  He is a professional analyst, and paid for his esteemed opinions.

  2. University of Kentucky has had a pitiful strength of schedule, plays in a weak conference and has not won an NCAA championship in this century.

  3. UK lost to Indiana University, in a game in which Cody Zeller, Big 10 freshman of the year, outscored Anthony Davis by almost 2-1.

  4. Calapari has not won a single NCAA basketball championship.  Zip, Nada, 0.  If he ever does, it will be vacated because he has no respect for the integrity of collegiate athletics.

  5. Coach Knight won three NCAA Basketball titles, and can project a winning team.  He is under no obligation to give false hope to a team he recognizes as an ultimate failure. 






Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:17 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

 I will be in Louisville for the Kentucky derby for a week,so if you just give me your info I would be glad to meet you and see if you can make me run.



I guess shoveling horse sheit is the only job you can get, so you will be in a perfect place. 

And, I never said that I would make you run. One "redneck" comment from you, and you'll be running for your life from all the Kentucky citizens who DO take that talk seriously. Doesn't bother me one damn bit. 



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:14 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

He'll threaten you and keep pushing and pushing until you get banned by CBS.  Do not respond to him anymore.



Oh, trust me.....he won't get me banned. 


But he is a douchebag.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:12 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Rajon Rondo = Kentucky = Celtics. 


No other team to root for, and he IS a former Kentucky player, and the Celtics are among the greatest teams in NBA history. Plus, they have had Walter McCarty and a few other Cats.



Took a job in Indianapolis 3 years ago. Better money. People do this all the time when they want a better life for their family. But, you have no family, and probably are unemployable, so I don't expect you to understand. Unless you transferred from one McDonalds to another, due to probably getting fired for putting too much salt on the fries.


I work 8-4. Go to the gym each day from 4-5 while I wait for my wife to get off work. Came home, fixed dinner, did dishes, helped kids with homework, packed lunches for tomorrow, watched Alcatraz, read up on how Syracuse has been cheating for 11 years now, and likely will vacate their 2003 National Title, watched Gonzaga/St. Mary's, and am not responding to your douchebaggery crap. 


Enough said.  



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:26 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Like I told you I wil give you the gun and see what you wil do I will shove the gun down yours or any other BACKWOODS REDNECK INBRED HICK FROM KENTUCKY'S THROAT

BRIAN8BALL, AKA BIGBANGTHEORY17.  This is a sports site, we don't need you threatening people.

Go away man. Find another site to torment people on.....

This is getting old.  



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 9:23 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Uksmith,

How about we do this.You take off your panties and man up.I will bet you 5k that Kentucky does not win the Ncaa tourney.And I know you are too poor to accept this bet,but before you say anything and make yourself look like a punk.You choose a lawyer and I will call him and  a contract that if Kentucky wins the tourney you win but if any team from the Big East or ACC you pay me.

Who the hell do you think you are.MEONE TO PUT A GUN IN THEIR MOUTH AND PULL THE TRIGGER.

I did not threten to kill anyone I just said I will give you a gun and lets see if you have the balls to use it.Because in NYC there have been many a man like you with a big mouth that pulled a gun and got it shoved down their throat.And I accept you threat I will be in Louisville for the Kentucky derby for a week,so if you just give me your info I would be glad to meet you and see if you can make me run.


BRIAN8BALL... YOU'RE BACK !!!!!  

CBS Members.  Rangerswin12 is really the old Brian8ball and bigbangtheory17.  He'll threaten you and keep pushing and pushing until you get banned by CBS.  Do not respond to him anymore.


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