Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Coach Bobby Knight, We Salute You!

Unless you have been under a rock the past few days, you have probably seen the video footage of Coach "getting his players attention." In case you haven't, here it is:

Despite the fact that Texas Tech AD Gerald Myers had no problem with it, Michael Prince (the player in question) had no problem with it, and Mr. Prince's parents had no problem with it, the media made a mountain out of a molehill. In fact, some media outlets were calling for Coach's firing.

In an ESPN poll of 45,694 people, 72% said Coach did NOT cross the line with his actions on Monday.

A few quotes on the incident:

Prince was quoted in Tuesday's Lubbock Avalanche-Journal as saying, "He was trying to teach me and I had my head down, so he raised my chin up. He was telling me to go out there and don't be afraid to make mistakes. He said I was being too hard on myself."

"His parents were in total shock that anything was made out of this," Bob Knight said. "If Mike had his head hanging over a mistake again I'd flip his chin up tomorrow. I'm trying to get him to be the best player he can be and his parents' answer was that they didn't expect anything else."

It was only two weeks ago that Knight dismissed leading scorer Jarrius Jackson because the senior guard wasn't on the road to being eligible for the second semester and Knight didn't want him playing if he wasn't going to be available past December. "I kept him out of practice for a week and he progressed well and then I let him practice for a week and he progressed well and now I'm letting him play for a week and then we'll see how he's doing," Knight said of Jackson, who is averaging 24.5 points in two games so far this season.

The last situation says all you need to know about Coach. If you send your child to play for Bobby Knight, they will not be taken advantage of to win games. You will send your 18 year old to Lubbock Texas a boy, and he will leave (WITH DEGREE IN HAND) a Man.

I would also like to thank Miles Brand for dismissing the (soon to be) greatest coach in NCAA history from Indiana. As Coach prepares to pass Dean Smith this season for the most victories in NCAA history, I close with top 10 Bobby Knight sound bites.

Maybe if we still had Coach, my Alma Mater wouldn't have lost to Butler. GO IU!!!!!

Baba Ganoush, OUT!


Lala said...

The media is ridiculous.
How the fuck is that news worthy??

Jesus I wish they would do something good with their time.

angry ballerina said...

Dude, that's NOTHING. People just want something to talk about.....

Baba Ganoush said...

Yeah, I know I should not even have wasted time writing about it. I've met Coach Knight a few times, so I thought I had to get his back.

The Absent Minded Landlord said...

Welcome to the age of the 24 hour news channels. They gots to fill the time some how.

Baba Ganoush said...

That's true Landlord - I guess I'll take that over the constant flow of political banter.

Dan-O said...

The media made something out of a molehill??? Noooooooooo. when has this ever happened. I take it the media is all of bunch of ninnie muffin's who have never ever played a sport in their life....chess maybe.

Baba Ganoush said...

Hopefully, at least speed chess!