Seems Everyone has a “Bob Knight is a Dick” Story, So Here’s Mine

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Update: On this Flashback Friday, Bob Knight told Dan Patrick in a radio interview this morning that he will never return to Indiana University. He even went so far as to say that he hopes all the administrators he had issues with are all dead.

In other words, Bob Knight comes off as a real dickhole, just as you might expect. It’s genuine, as the one time we ran into him, he was every bit a dick to us as he appears to be on television and radio. Our interview occurred in South Bend in February of 2011, and we published it then, and re-publish it again today.

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Seven Infamous Sports Meltdowns: Knight, Iverson, Mora, Artest, Brett

After witnessing the antics of Ndamukong Suh on Thanksgiving in Ford Field, it made me wonder where I would rank his nervous breakdown with other memorable sports mishaps through the years. This is certainly a list that will stir debate and naysayers, but that is the point of any sports blog. A negative reaction is much more preferable than indifference.

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Bob Knight Headlines College Basketball Hall of Fame

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Two of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s greatest players – Virginia’s Ralph Sampson and North Carolina’s James Worthy, are part of the 2011 National College Basketball Hall of Fame induction class. Joining Sampson and Worthy for enshrinement will be coaches Bob “The General” Knight (for the greatest Knight exclusive interview in history go here) and Eddie Sutton, players Cazzie Russell and Chris Mullin and contributors Joe Vancisin and Eddie Einhorn.

The Class of 2011 will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday, November 20, 2011, at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City as part of a three-day celebration of college basketball.  On November 21-22, Missouri, California, Georgia and Notre Dame will compete at Sprint Center in the CBE Classic.

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Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach Puts Player in Closet

By Alex Simon

If you thought Texas Tech was playing with fire when hiring Bobby Knight, Tech was messing with a forest fire by not firing head football coach Mike Leach when they had the chance this offseason.  And if the accusations against Leach are true, then hall of fame hardliner Bobby Knight looks like a true mench.

Red Raider redshirt sophomore receiver Adam James, son of ESPN college football analyst Craig James, filed a complaint about being mistreated by Leach after suffering an injury.

A source close to the family said James sustained a concussion on Dec. 16, was examined on Dec. 17 and told not to practice due to a concussion and an elevated heart rate. The source said Leach called a trainer and directed him to move James “to the darkest place, to clean out the equipment and to make sure that he could not sit or lean. He was confined for three hours.”  James said Leach told him that if he came out he would be kicked off the team.

According to the source, Leach told the trainer, two days later, to “put James in the darkest, tightest spot. It was in an electrical closet, again, with a guard posted outside.”

Leach has been suspended in light of these accusations and will not coach their bowl game.

Douchebracket Banks Regional

Welcome to the d-bag bracket, a tournament deciding the most insufferable douchebags in all of sports. Please feel free to comment as much as possible, because your feedback will help determine who advances to the Final Four.

This is the bracket compiled by site founder Paul M. Banks

1. Bobby Knight-
Where do you start with this asshole? My heart goes out to his players and his children. Pat Knight is both, so he must have the highest pain tolerance of any human being alive.

2. Roger Clemens-
Quite possibly the worst liar in all history, Clemens’ used artificially enhanced brute strength to dumb down and destroy the intellectual element of strategy and finesse essential to the art of pitching. Great role model for kids too!

3. Notre Dame fans w/ no connection to the school-
Imagine if your school had the power to recruit fans based on ethnicity and religion. Then whenever you attended a game/alumni event featuring your alma mater, you could be surrounded by ignorant front-runner bandwagon jumping douchebags.

4. Over-commercialization & self-promotion of Sportscenter-
Remember when you were 14 and you stayed home from school and watched the replay of SC over and over again in the morning? It was easy to do then because the show was actually about stats, highlights and numbers- not promoting a cultural product of Disney or a crappy domestic beer

5. Eric “Basketball Judas” Gordon-
Indiana’s pathetic season has helped drop his seed down, but he still stabbed Illination in the back, just so he could ally himself with the biggest scumbag of college basketball

6. People who think Chris Berman is funny-
Unless you’re 9 years old or a huge fan of 70s rock, how can you find this bloated bloviating Bristol blowhole amusing? Are Bachman-Turner-Overdrive jokes about Eagles fullbacks that important in your life?

7. Peyton Manning’s incessant commercials-
He really does have a face for radio. Some of his ads are well-written, but they lose all their humor after the 4th or 5th showing. After the 3,456th showing, someone needs to be shot.

8. Pro-Chief Illiniwek zealots-
In a world with a climate crisis, an employment crisis, economic crisis, a healthcare crisis, the U.S. stuck in two unwinnable wars and whole host of other pressing issues, your pet cause is gonna be…perceived oppression by the p.c. police against a frat boy dancing for 5 minutes at halftime? GET A LIFE!

9. Anti-Chief Illiniwek zealots-
It’s not like there’s a shortage of causes in the world. With all our problems, we need grassroots involvement to show our corporate and government (perhaps I’m being redundant there) leaders that the people want to see results in things that matter. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM!

10. People who think Barry Bonds didn’t use ‘roids-
There are tons of people who think Saddam was responsible for 9/11, there are people who think Bush, Cheney et al did not deliberately lie us into the Iraq war. Likewise there are millions of idiots who think Barry is being oppressed by a racist witch hunt. I’d don’t want to sound old and crotchety, but in my day we believed in simple facts. Basic truths are not optional to believe in.

11. ESPN’s Tim Tebow coverage-
That’s wonderful that he embraces his faith so openly; and goes on service missions that exhibit/fulfill his devotion. But you know what? I don’t give a shit! I don’t care what this overrated athlete does in his spare time away from the limelight- which will stop shinning on him after next football season. I can’t wait until he plays in a low level arena league, and there’s no more sycophantic coverage of this dbag.

12. Chase Daniel-
Would have been a bubble selection or NIT until the Alamo Bowl, when ESPN felt the need to show close-ups of the 5’9” QB’s family for the final 20 minutes! Outside of the Daniel family, WHO CARES!!?

13. U of Michigan grads, fans-
There’s a reason Wolverine fans are despised by fans of EVERY other school in the Big Ten. Yes, your school has some great graduate programs, but you didn’t go to medical school there! Yes, when the auto industry was rich and powerful, so was this school, but today Detroit is ready to entirely collapse, UM is a safety school for our nation’s smartest kids and you probably live in a Ypsilanti double-wide. And yes, your football team has a lot of proud moments- they all occurred decades before you were born.


14. Tyler Hansbrough-
Not even the best player on his team, let along the conference or the nation. But don’t tell that to Dickie V. and the Eastern Seaboard Programming Network.

15. Illini fans who incessantly bitch about bad calls- They’ll probably blame Dr. Chester Frazier’s injury on the refs too

16. Drunken, baseball illiterate Cub fans edges out Indiana ‘s circus clown warm-up pants in the play-in game.

I don’t hate the Cubs or their fans. I’m also totally fine with the fact that the local media slurps Cubbie Blue and gives much less attention to the White Sox. What I cannot tolerate though, are the LP Trixies and Trixymales that drink themselves retarded (ok, they’re more than halfway there sober), think Mark Grace is still on the team, and puke on the sidewalks in my neighborhood.

Bubble Burst

-The chick in the Progressive Insurance advertisements

-Former Iowa coaches (Bruce Pearl, Steve Alford etc.)

-The sight of Charlie Weiss