Former Indiana head basketball coach Bob Knight again drew the ire of the Big Blue Nation this past weekend. So what did he do this time? When asked on ESPN, the station that employs Mr. Knight as an unbiased analyst, which number one seed is the most susceptible to an upset in the third round, the old coach answered with a snarl, “That team from the SEC.”
It is well documented that Bobby has no love lost for Kentucky or for head coach John Calipari. If you will recall, a few years back Knight called Calipari and the Wildcats out for not caring about going to class and other such nonsense. At the time of his statement, Kentucky had the second highest GPA in the SEC after Alabama. Yes, the Wildcats had a higher GPA than Vanderbilt.
This didn’t stop Knight from his blabbering, or should I say, lack there of. Just weeks before he called Kentucky “That team from the SEC”, he was on the ESPN radio show “Mike and Mike in the Morning”. When asked to give the top five teams in the country, he left Kentucky out completely despite the fact that they were ranked #1 at the time. Neither host called their coworker out on his blatant omission of the best team in the country.
Obviously coach Knight is ignoring Kentucky on purpose. He refuses to say “Kentucky”, “Wildcats” or any form whatsoever that may imply that he is referring to them.
So, how do we combat this geriatric blowhard’s discontent and disregard for our beloved Wildcats? Give him a taste of his own medicine: ignore him.