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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?








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rangerswin12
Since: Mar 1, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:24 am
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Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:13 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

when Kentuckey losses to Syracuse


You mean, just like in 1996? Oh, wait. It was KENTUCKY (spelled correctly, mind you, and NOT Kentuckey, but even high school drop outs know how to spell Kentucky, unlike you) that won that game. And, Kentucky went undefeated in conference that year. I can EASILY see a repeat of 1996.


The Big East gets 10 teams in because they have the biggest conference in the country. But, for the record, Vandy beat, correction, OBLITERATED Marquette AT Marquette....you know, Marquette, the second best Big East team. Kentucky has already beaten St. John's AND Loserville. Syracuse was afraid to play on the road prior to conference play, and would only agree to play Florida in the Carrier Dome.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:08 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

 am really not a big fan of college hoops



Then why are your panties all bunched up over Kentucky fans defending their program against the biggest bully the NCAA has ever seen?


Bobby Knight, like you, is an enormous DOUCHEBAG.



Feel free to make whatever redneck, hick comments you want about me, my 4'10", 110 lb wife, and my three adorable children. My youngest son wears glasses to help him see, and takes human growth hormone shots each night to help him grow. Want to pick on that too? Does it make you feel like a big man? I bet it does. And that is sad.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:04 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Pops,


Good seeing you again. Hope all is well in Georgia for you and your family.


rangerswin12
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Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:49 am
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rangerswin12
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Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:45 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent


All this goober has is Kentucky baseball becasue lets face it the state of Kentucky does not have 1 other sports team that matters.Yeah great college football team they have or what about pro sports.The fact of the matter is too they have not won a championship in college hoops in 20 years either.This year will be the same Calapari can not win the Big Game.



The above is an illustration of mis-spelling,math and etc.

1.  the subject is basketball not baseball as you stated

2.  learn to spell before posting, so at least he can guess what you are attempting to say

3.  Wildcats won in 1996 and 1998 which was 14 years ago, not 20 years.

4.  Give us a break and unplug you internet connection.  Thank you



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:39 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Well I too have a degree and I also went to college for free on a scholarship for Ice Hockey.


Team manager and scooping up other player's teeth off the ice doesn't mean much now, does it?


But, if you did play, you obviously took one too many pucks to the head. Perfectly explains your "douchebaggery".




Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:36 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

All this goober has is Kentucky baseball becasue lets face it the state of Kentucky does not have 1 other sports team that matters.Yeah great college football team they have or what about pro sports.The fact of the matter is too they have not won a championship in college hoops in 20 years either.This year will be the same Calapari can not win the Big Game.


You forgot to mention that I am also a Kentucky BASKETBALL fan. UK's baseball team does OK.

Also, I like the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago White Sox, long walks in the park with my wife and kids, buffalo wings, puppies, sleeping till 8:30 on Saturday morning, Bud Ice Beer, horror movies, and the follow shows:

The Walking Dead
Justified
Hawaii' 5-0
House
Alcatraz
Breaking Bad


Never lived in a trailor, but have owned my own home since 1996. A very nice two story, 4 bedroom house in Noblesville, Indiana, about 15 miles to the northeast of Indianapolis.

Went to Northern Kentucky University, which is a school of almost 30,000 students, and just recently announced they would be joining the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2012.




Is there anything else you would like to know?






Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:30 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

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 "Hossiers". 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.



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