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judge_smales Donating Member (752 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 11:16 AM
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What the hell is wrongt w/ Bobby Knight?


He got in a fight w/ the freakin' UT Dean at a QuickyMart. What is this guy on?
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 11:18 AM
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1. Testosterone Poisoning.
For the longest time, Mrs. V. refused to watch one of my favorite films, "Hoosiers," because she was afraid it was about that idiot.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 11:18 AM
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2. Would that question be easier to answer if it were phrased differently?
Such as:

"What the hell ISN'T wrong w/ Bobby Knight?"
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 11:20 AM
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3. Well, it was the Chancellor of Texas Tech...and at an upscale grocery...
He does have anger management issues to be sure.

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/gen/ap/BKC_Knight...
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 11:22 AM
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4. I heard it was a salad bar as well
Knight's gotten the team playing well this year. A NCAA birth is pretty likely at this point.
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Taeger Donating Member (914 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 11:52 AM
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8. The Madness of King George

Knight, like many uber-successfull people was surrounded by sycophants for too long. He lost all perspective because no one could or would stand up to him.

Getting axed from IU came as a great shock to Knight. He thought he was beyond any of the discipline he so lavishly brutalized his players with.

In the end, he's just a hypocrite. He demands SO MUCH from his players, but so little from himself.

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jimbo fett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 11:24 AM
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5. Is there any question? He's an asshole.
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 11:40 AM
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6. Bob Knight is just another
Idiot asshole jock. Anyone who went to high school in this country knows the type.
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ArkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 11:44 AM
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7. Maybe someone should turn him on to a good
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 11:54 AM
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9. You know what I think is funny about Knight?
They same people who love Knight hate Latrell Sprewell for the same reason. Gee, I wonder why.
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 11:54 AM
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10. Osama bin Laden had a magic mirror
Every day, he would go into the small cave that housed it, then would say "Mirror mirror in the wall, who's the biggest bastard of them all?" "You are, master," it would always reply. It made him very happy. One day, however, Osama stumbled out of the cave with a shocked and stunned look on his face. His bodyguard said "Boss! What happened, what's wrong?" Osama answered, "Who is this Bobby Knight guy?"
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alwynsw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 12:13 PM
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11. Time for another school to say "Good Knight" to Bobby
Just goes to show - once an asshole, always an asshole
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 12:15 PM
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12. Hypocritical moron...
Preaches discipline and respect to his players, while having NONE of his own....
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 12:22 PM
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13. I'm SO glad he's not OUR problem anymore!
Don't need to put as many cops on the detail when IU comes to Mackey anymore....
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 12:26 PM
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14. My sister worked for an agency in Indiana that treated abused children...
She threw a fit when they hired Bobby Knight to be the speaker at their fundraiser. "He hits the kids on his team" is what she told them. "Get Lou Holtz to do it, he doesn't hit the players on his team!". Lou was ND coach at the time.

Bobby Knight is scary. I wonder what the drop-out to NBA rate on his teams was-Isiah Thomas left after a very short time at IU to play for the Pistons, partly because he hated Knight.
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Wonco_the_Sane Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 12:49 PM
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18. Great Coach, Bad Temper
He will likely retire in a few years as the winningest coach of all time. His temper and the media hype surrounding it are a problem he just can't learn from. His drop-out rate is as low or lower than anyone's. His players from IU have a higher graduation rate than the University. (According to the records) ((Check out the great interview from Playboy a few years ago))--Also reference any book about him, authorized or otherwise. Money and academic scandal are nowhere to be found in his long history. He's just an ass-hole, thats all. But, I am a fan, so take that as you will. (He's a jerk, but he's my kinda jerk) :) :)

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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 12:27 PM
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15. Abusive Jerk
Edited on Tue Feb-03-04 12:28 PM by supernova
whom I can't believe still has a job.

BK needs to crawl back under the rock from whence he came.
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 12:32 PM
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16. Unfortunately
He knows how to coach basketball, and since he does, there will always be a college out there somewhere that's desperate or greedy enough to hire him.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 12:39 PM
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17. *Snort*
He knows how to coach basketball...

He knows how to bully and intimidate. Is that really coaching?

Dean Smith is a coach. Mike Krzyzewski is a coach. Lou Holtz is a coach. And you know what? They do it all without bullying their players. And the guy who coached for so many years at Pitt, forget his name at the moment.

Anybody who thinks Bobby Knight is good coach needs to have their head examined, especially the people who hire him. :crazy:
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Wonco_the_Sane Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 01:07 PM
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19. "Anybody who thinks Bobby Knight is a good coach..."
Knows basketball. Wants to win without cheating, and puts up with his unfortunate temper. Coach K learned how to coach under Knight (without the attitude) and so did many others.

BTW he also brings mega-bucks ($$$$$) into the schools. Check out the IU library, and cancer research dollars.

like I said earlier I'm a fan, so grain of salt and all. :) :)
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