Thursday, November 16, 2006

No More Mr. Nice Guy

I am sorry but I am just a little ambivalent over the latest Bobby Knight brouhaha. I have seen the video and I am sorry but it appears that it wasn't a violent slap but rather a little attention getter. I would be up in arms with the rest of the sports nation if it wasn't for the fact that the kid that received the pop and his parents all say that it is no big deal that it was nothing. I have always thought that no harm equals no foul. The only thing that gets me is the complete disregard that Bobby Knight always has had and always will have for every damned person on the face of the earth that does not bend over backwards to kiss his pompous ass.

He knows that with his history, the eyes of the sporting world and many that do not care about sports at all, are planted firmly on him. Yet he continually goes out of the way to prove to his detractors that he is the ass that they paint him out to be. So maybe the little attention getting slap was no big deal but it is just one more incident in a long line of incidents. When they are added up all together it paints a picture of how a winning coach is not necessarily a winner.

In case you haven't heard the story of the incident, click here.

29 comments:

The Phoenix said...

Slapping that kid was way over the line. He needs to be fired.

David Amulet said...

I'm not too worried about this. Coaches left and right will get kids' attention by yelling, tugging shirts, raising chins, etc. If it weren't Bobby Knight, nobody would care. In this case, he's not asking anyone to kiss his ass ... he's just asking them to let him coach.

So I agree that Bobby should have known better. But what he did is not worth getting fired over--especially because the kid and his parents think it's just fine.

-- david

Big Pissy said...

He's still coaching?

I thought they'd gotten rid of him a few years ago....

Jim said...

you best post ever, except for the field trip

yellowdog granny said...

oh crap..i watched it and heard what the kid said...it's no biggy..must have been a slow sports news week...
not saying ole knight isn't an asshole and should have been kicked out years ago over shit he has done..but this one is not one of them...

Jim said...

your

Bruce said...

Knight doesn't give a rat's ass what anyone thinks, and that's his problem. He also He lives in his own world and just doesn't get it as a result.I don't like Knight at all, but this thing has been blown way out of proportion, IMO. Should he be disciplined? That's not up to me, and frankly I'm already tired of it. ESPN was all over this yesterday like a rabid dog on a bone, and acted like Knight had killed someone's dog.

Crazy Dan said...

I like Knight he is entertaining.

Ben said...

Some people want to be bigger than the game, and star of the show.

I wonder if he's one of them ?

michaelm said...

I will say that Knight isn't in it so people will say, "My, what a nice guy."
Over the years, he's done what needed to be done to get the most out of his kids.
And although I don't agree with all of his antics, he's occasionally really fun to watch.
He strikes me as the Buddy Rich of college basketball.

~m

Mike said...

I think it's such a big things because HE'S the one that did it.

Anonymous said...

hey fuzz
OFW here, I gave up and started over.
The great-white-knight has an anger problem. That, and he is an ass. What was the kid suppose to do, he is thinking of his ball career. So he sucked it up. What team will want him if he is known as Bobbys bitch.
I will see you sunday on the field, what could be better, horses and cowboys! No napping during this game! Yee haw

Catch said...

why do people put coaches up on pedastoles (sp)...most of them are assholes that couldnt play a game if you paid them. They cant play..so they coach.

starbender said...

I think this is BULLS#%T!!! I agree, it was an attention getter. I don't feel he HIT him. It was no smak-down...
What a ridiculous world we live in.
:o

Since I haven't seen U around my place, :"( I thought I'd say hi!!!

: )

phred said...

I think the whole thing was blown out of proportion.
Yes,Bob Knight is an ASS.
See my post on 7/15/06 for first hand details.
We had the Dixie Chicks, and now Bob Knight..
Buddy Holley deserves an apology.

Phats said...

I absolutely 100% detest this man. He is a big baby, and when things don't go his way he pushes people around. Now that being said, I didn't think much of the incident, mostly because I have seen his past antics. Kicking his son, head butting a player, threatening to whip a player, and of course throwing a chair. While I can't stand him our rivalry is not nearly as fun without him. Although now we get to get to take down Sanctions Sampson!

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:P fuzzbox said...

phoenix: A lot of people feel that way. I think Tech hired him just to butts in the seats. He has at least done that.

david: I agree with your point although it is hard to side with Knight. He is such an ass.

big pissy: I think that his retirement is looming very close.

jim: Thanks!!! I appreciate that.

granny: I doubt he would be fired from Tech if he went out and pissed on the Double T at halfcourt.

:P fuzzbox said...

bruce: It was a big deal over nothing it does seem.

cd: Not a dull moment with Knight around.

ben: He does demand attention.

michael: Sometimes I wonder if he will come out the Woody Hayes of Basketball.

mike: Probably.

ez: Good to see ya back.

catch: You certainly have a valid point.

:P fuzzbox said...

starbender: Sorry bout that. I try to catch up on my days off. I'll head by in a sec and try to catch up. I hope that those pop-ups have disappeared over at your place.

phred: Yeppers.

phats: Yeah the rivalry y'all had was intense. I wish y'all could get him back. ;)

simon: I haven't been asked bout that in awhile. Glad ya like it. I will give you a read.

starbender said...

No-I still have pop-ups! I can't get them off--but BLOGGER can. Every time they remove them--someone puts them right back on! When I find them--I shall Keeeel them! :o

...and I'm just harmlessly harrasing U, it's a tough job, but someone has to do it! (besides Angry Joyce, that is)

' ]

phlegmfatale said...

I dunno, it seems the coaching industry attracts a certain ass-holey type of person.

Paige Burns said...

He is an ass and shouldn't be coaching in my opinion. I don't think kids should be coddled but they still need respect, something which Bobby Knight doesn't give anyone but himself.

LisaBinDaCity said...

Bobby is just of another era. When coaches got away with all kinds of sh*t.

Keshi said...

hehe it's such ppl that make it to the news :)

Keshi.

Phats said...

Bobby Knight is a jackass plain and simple

:P fuzzbox said...

starbender: Angry Joyce does a good job. Believe me.

phlegmmy: I know that I had a few good examples throughout my school years. You are most likely correct.

paige: I doubt Knight and giving respect is used in the same sentence many times.

lisa: Yep, it is time to end the Woody Hayes style coaching days.

keshi: Sad but true.

phats: That's it in a nutshell.

Anonymous said...

I read in my local paper "Welome to Knight school, school of hard knocks"-phunny but true

jane said...

This won't be a popular statement, but I think Knight should be banned from coaching at any educational institution. If he wants to coach the pros, fine. I'd like to see him try to slap one of them around..yeah, even "tap" them.
They've got their own set of rules for this obnoxious pompous jackass. They're sending a pretty fucked up message to the kids.