Posted on: February 11, 2008 5:38 pm

Pat Knight makes me giggle


Did you see that steaming hunk of crap coming from Pat Knight's, er, mouth in this story here about replacing his father at Texas Tech?

Unbelieveable. I believe the money quote comes when Pat says, "I don't think I would have been able to live with myself if I'd taken a different route, maybe a safer route, try to go to a smaller school or work it that way. Really, I just thought 'What the heck, I love it here.'"

What smaller school is he talking about? Every smaller school says no to Pat, who tried to get the head coaching jobs when they were vacant at Wright State, Fresno State, New Mexico State and Loyola (Ill.) See, in the coaching community Pat Knight is known as something of a silver-spooned knucklehead.

So don't act like you did anyone a favor, Pat. You had no other options. You never have had any other options.

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Pat Knight
Posted on: February 9, 2008 12:35 pm

Pot, Meet Kettle (the Illinois AD)


OK, so this is funny. Not funny, ha-ha. More like funny, hahahahahahahaha.

The athletics director at Illinois, Ron Guenther, has issued an apology to Indiana and Hoosiers freshman Eric Gordon for the profane way some Illinois fans treated them Thursday night. It was a classy move, this apology, considering the unclassy way Gordon was treated on occasion by -- again -- a handful of fans. Not the entire crowd.

What I find funny is that Guenther is the same guy who treated his own players last year with no class at the NCAA Tournament, a display I witnessed and then wrote about. The story created a ruckus at Illinois, with some people wanting Guenther fired and other people wanting me fired. Anyway ...

Guenther never apologized for his behavior that day. The closest he came was in this story, when he basically apologized for my decision to report what I heard and saw. Here's the money quote:

I feel badly that (Doyel) felt he had to print it.

So there you have it. Illinois fans were a bunch of boors Thursday night, as decreed by Guenther. Takes one to know one, I guess.




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