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When an idiot speaks, starring Bob Knight

Posted on: April 19, 2011 11:16 am
Edited on: April 19, 2011 11:17 am
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You don't like Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari? Fine. You have ammunition.

Calipari recruits kids he knows will spend one or two years on campus, kids interested more in pursuing the NBA than their college degree, and if that's the sort of thing that bugs you, complain about that.

Calipari has taken three schools to the Final Four, and two of them had to vacate that appearance because of NCAA violations involving a player -- not a coach, but a player. But if that's the sort of thing you want to lay at the head coach's feet, fine. Lay it there. Complain about that.

But what you can't do -- what ESPN commentator Bob Knight did do the other day -- is ignore the pile of facts at your disposal and make up your own. And come up with your own half-truth or even your own outright lie, and use that to attack John Calipari.

But again, that's what Bob Knight did the other day when he defamed the entire starting five on Kentucky's team in 2009-10 by saying, "Kentucky (that season) started five players in the NCAA tournament games that had not been to class that semester."

Interesting statement. But an outright lie. It makes Calipari, who clearly isn't on Knight's list of people he likes, look bad. But it makes five young men look awful, and unfairly so. Because John Wall went to class that semester and made the honor roll. Patrick Patterson went to class that semester and earned his degree -- in his third year. I don't know what Kentucky's other three starters earned that semester, but if Knight thinks they didn't go to school, well, that's all I need to know to believe otherwise.

Because Bob Knight has no idea what he's talking about.

I'm not big on, "So-and-so owes an apology!" But today, Bob Knight owes an apology to John Calipari, and to Patrick Patterson, and to John Wall, and to the rest of Kentucky's starting five. He said something awful about them, something blatantly untrue, and he needs to correct it.

But he's a bad guy, so he won't say a damn thing unless ESPN makes him.

So that's where we stand. What's it going to be, ESPN?

You going to allow this?






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Comments

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 7:01 pm
 

When an idiot speaks, starring Bob Knight

If you want the truth about  Bobby Knight talk to some of the kids that only played a couple of years at IU and then you will find out the real truth about the "General".  The Dirty truth about real SOB


But if you talk to most of the players that has ever played for him, you will hear what a great coach he was that looked out for his players like a father. You will alwats have certain players that don't like someone, that goes for any coach.



Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 10:23 am
 

When an idiot speaks, starring Bob Knight

Look in a mirror numbnuts!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: April 21, 2011 12:51 pm
 

When an idiot speaks, starring Bob Knight

my comments are meant for 2 people, myself and this baby killer doyel

And yet you posted them on a community board for everyone to see.  And made them to be as ludicrous as you could so as to get reactions.  And apparently keep a close eye on those reactions, given how quickly you respond to replies.  Nope, not believing that for a second.


go pull the stick out of your colon, wrap it in cotton candy and go lure a child to molest. either way get off your soapbox you loser

So much for my hope of a meaningful contribution.  Looks like my evaluation of your maturity was indeed spot-on.  No further work here necessary. 



Since: Apr 22, 2010
Posted on: April 21, 2011 12:22 pm
 

When an idiot speaks, starring Bob Knight

mauxdeverite......I will give you credit for some of the points you bring up about Knight.  But why didn't you also bring up the points about Knight slapping Coach Joe Hall of UK during a game or did you just forget about that ?  Did you also forget about Knight throwing a chair across the floor during a game.  Did you forget about him slapping one of his players during a game and that is on flim.  Did you also forget about the trouble he got into with police in San Juan ?  A lot of people like Larry Bird as a person and a basketball player, why did he leave or not play for Knight ?  I can go on and on about the problems Knight had with players and the media and numerous other people including the IU President.  Whether you want to admit it or not, Knight was SOB when he was coaching at IU.  After he moved on and had Pat to help control him he didn't have as much trouble.  If you want the truth about  Bobby Knight talk to some of the kids that only played a couple of years at IU and then you will find out the real truth about the "General".  The Dirty truth about real SOB



Since: Mar 18, 2007
Posted on: April 21, 2011 1:20 am
 

When an idiot speaks, starring Gregg Doyle

ESPN doesn't stop you from trashing Gary Williams and the Maryland program with lies, why should the policy toward Bobby Knight and Kentucy be any different?




Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 11:19 pm
 

When an idiot speaks, starring Bob Knight

or you could just not reply, my comments are meant for 2 people, myself and this baby killer doyel. that you feel the need to assertain my maturity because it offends you, means that you are exactly what is wrong with sports - thinking it's anything other than a game. go pull the stick out of your colon, wrap it in cotton candy and go lure a child to molest. either way get off your soapbox you loser.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: April 20, 2011 10:32 pm
 

When an idiot speaks, starring Bob Knight

PS - I know from good sources that doyel got that hammer at a gay s&m shop, and it's more for anal intrusions than looking tough

Sounds from your posts like your "sources" are a
lso being extremely influencial in your lack of transition to adulthood.  

Perhaps one day you'll look back and reflect on how much time you wasted trying to get complete strangers to react to you.  Or perhaps you'll continue to be immature and simply respond to this post with pointless insults like you have others.  Either way, sad, man.  Just sad. 

Why don't you surprise us all and make a meaningful contribution?  Show us how capable and mature you can be.



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 3:48 pm
 

When an idiot speaks, starring Bob Knight

I like that word - troll. People use it in the same way that the kids that got bullied in school would throw their hands over their heads and scream 'Uncle'.

So from that, I can infer that you were not only bullied as a youth, but have developed some sort of hatred for gays, since you think a fetish lifestyle is idiotic. Perhaps you were actually offended at the nazi party comment because you don't want gays sullying your own party? zacky11, just keep telling yourself "It's not my fault, it's not my fault....."



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 2:58 pm
 

When an idiot speaks, starring Bob Knight

Wow, if anyone looks like a trolling idiot on this board, it's you. Nazi party? Really?

Do you really have so little of a social life that you're reduced to flaming a sportswriter who, chances are, you don't even know personally?

And you'd know about anal intrustions and gay S&M shops, wouldn't you? Otherwise, why mention it? Might want to keep that to yourself, idiot.



Since: Jul 14, 2010
Posted on: April 20, 2011 2:05 pm
 

When an idiot speaks, starring Bob Knight

Doyel: "When an idiot speaks"

ironic much Doyel?


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