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Watch your throat, Doug Gottlieb

Posted on: February 28, 2008 6:01 pm

Thank you God.

Or Norby Williamson.

Or whoever it is that got this deal done. Because what you've created is an opportunity for television greatness. And by greatness, I mean the possibility that Bob Knight will take Digger Phelps' highlighter and stick it up his you-know-what live on the air. Can't wait to see Hubert Davis take issue with Knight's halftime breakdown. Or what happens when some production assistant tries to tell Knight he needs to sit up straight or look directly into the camera.

Seriously, the possibilities are limitless.

Which is why I'm thrilled ESPN has reached an agreement with Bob Knight.

He'll join the network for its NCAA Tournament coverage, and is there any chance this thing goes off without incident?

My guess: Absolutely not.

Knight has been so volatile in so many on-camera situations throughout the years-- just do a YouTube search, you'll see -- that it's difficult to imagine him not snapping at some point, and all any of us can hope is that when it happens the cameras are rolling. Barring a major letdown, he's either gonna call Jimmy Dykes an MFer, choke Doug Gottlieb or throw Jay Bilas' chair straight across the set. So again, thank you God ... and get ready for your name to be taken in vain live from Bristol.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bob Knight

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2008 12:17 am

Watch your throat, Doug Gottlieb

Hey Parrish, does your inbox ping you when you when you get messages on your old threads?  I guess I'll find out.  We all know of your immense hatred for Knight (if I remember correctly, topped off because two compact-car-bound dorks that were writing a book--that still has yet to reach the presses--were stood up by Knight?), but you really have to stand up and be a man and say how 100% wrong you were about Knight and television.   I told any and everybody I knew he's be a brilliant studio analyst.  I tuned in most nights as I wanted to hear good analysis and not ESPN's personality-driven crap.  I think we got this most of the time.  So anyway, no blow ups as you had hoped.  I really think your giant bias here masks your normally good writing.   ESPN was smart enough not to put him with Gottlieb (who, mutually exclusively, I can't stand) or Pat Forde (known Knight-hater).  They put him with Digger, Dick, and Bilas (Coach K, thus Knight disciple).  It worked with out a hitch and I hope he returns this year for some regualr season too.  Time for you to step up and admit even if you hate Knight, he did a good job as an analyst.

Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: April 11, 2008 12:05 pm

Watch your throat, Doug Gottlieb

Well, here we are April 11, 2008 and Bob Knight has made it through his first tenure as ESPN analyst. What slam do you have for Coach Knight now? I think he performed admirably, and did an excellent job. He seemed to be much more insightfull than Digger and some of the other clowns! I think Dickie V. kept looking to Knight as his hero and needed approval for every statement he made. What is your take on the subject? Let's play backseat quarterback NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2008 12:45 pm

Watch your throat, Doug Gottlieb

He is going to be a studio coreespondent. he won't actually be calling games, he will be previewing them, breaking hem down at half time and wrapping them up afterwards.

He will probably be fairly calm and boring and will get tired of being on TV pretty quickly.

Since: May 27, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2008 12:07 pm

It's already begun

Today on Mike & Mike, Bobby already drew his line in the sand when Greeny tried to ask him about Indiana. Knight told him that he wasn't following the Hoosiers and didn't know enough to comment on it. When Greeny tried to dig deeper, Knight told him, "I appreciate your doggedness and asking these questions but as far aas I'm concerned this subject is over and done with." OOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Bobby likey to BURN!!!!!

Should be interesting the next few weeks

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2008 10:34 am

Watch your throat, Doug Gottlieb

I'm amazed that nobody remembers when Bob Knight actually did some free-lance commentary. This was back in the early '80's when the Big Ten abd ACC had a post-season senior all star game series. I know they played one year at Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. It was televised and they brought in Dick Enberg, Billy Packer and Al McGuire from NBC. Knight joined the crew for the telecast and he was SENSATIONAL...knowledgable, funny, articulate. Truly one of the all-time grea telecasts. Knight could easily have quit coaching after his last championship and gone into broadcasting, where he would have been a true legend. He was that good...

Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2008 10:03 am

Watch your throat, Doug Gottlieb

Dickie V and the General are good friends.  I don't see that happening.

Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2008 12:31 am

Watch your throat, Doug Gottlieb

I hope he gets paired up with Dick Vitale. Love to hear Dick's ranting all of a sudden change to a garble as Knight chokes him and beats him with a chair.

Not that I'm violent or anything, just bipolar.

Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2008 10:19 pm

Watch your throat, Doug Gottlieb

Hey....ain't nothing wrong with some "must see TV".  Does the FCC have an in studio fine-writer? I'd love to have that job.

Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2008 9:16 pm

Watch your throat, Doug Gottlieb

Thank you, Parrish for a wonderful article.  I get sick of Doug Gottlieb going on and on about how bad Bobby Knight is/was and how great Eddie the drunk Sutton is/was.  He's always comparing the two.  The only problem with that is the General never had the nice violations that the Drunk had.

Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2008 8:11 pm

Watch your throat, Doug Gottlieb

Hey Parrish,

Too bad you won't be there so he could throw you to Purdue

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