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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
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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?








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rangerswin12
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Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 3:39 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


Now that's not very nice. Undecided


I thought we were friends. Innocent


Threatening to kill someone isn't very nice. Frown


And calling ALL people from Kentucky inbred hicks is more stereotypical than anything. Surprised



I was actually born and raised about 5 miles from Cincinnati. So, technically, I'm NOT a redneck. Sealed



But, come on down to Kentucky, and I'll be sure to show you some real rednecks. Let you call them inbred hicks, and see how fast you can run away before they skin you alive!! Surprised







Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 3:32 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

The ACC has 4 teams in the top 25 and the Mighty Sec has 2.I REST MY CASE



4 ranked teams and the 6th best conference, vs. 2 ranked teams, and the 4th best conference.


Yea, that really rests your case.


4 ACC teams at 4-12: Boston College, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, and Maryland at 6-10.


THAT is why the ACC is the 6th best RPI conference.


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Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 1:54 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

The AP Top 25 shows the following ACC teams ranked:

Duke
UNC
Florida St.
Virginia


The Coach's Poll shows the following ACC teams ranked:

Duke
UNC
Florida St.



Can't seem to find that mythical 5th team. Who would that be?


SOOOOOOOOO......I looked at current RPI, thinking Ranger may be, once again, confused.

Duke
UNC
Florida St.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 1:50 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Smith-  Why did you give him a link?  If he can't spell, he definitely can't read.




I guess I felt sorry for the douchebag. How hard is it to CLICK on the LINK and READ what the conference RPI rankings on 3/5 REALLY are? For him, pretty hard.



And, I LOVE how he keeps coming back for more punishment.


Gun to the mouth Ranger.....end it all now.


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