Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Parrish: Kentucky Fans' Reaction Matches Knight's Stupidity

Gary Parrish of has an "interesting" take on the Bob Knight vs. University of Kentucky saga.

Parrish says Knight's stupid statement is matched by UK fans' "dumb reaction."

Here is an excerpt:

Best I can tell, what we have here is a 70-year-old man with a reputation of being out of touch and a history of dumb comments making another dumb comment that makes him again seem out of touch, and that's pretty much it.

I can't imagine anybody exited Knight's speech with a greatly different opinion of John Calipari or Kentucky because, let's be honest, most people don't take Knight seriously anymore on anything other than man-to-man defense. The majority of folks who would get fired up about Calipari having players who supposedly don't go to class probably don't think it ranks among the five worst things that happen at UK on an annual basis. Fair or not, Calipari's reputation is cemented. There are many shades to the Kentucky coach, no doubt. But the majority of people view him in a black-or-white way, and that's just the way it's going to be forever and always.

Complete Article

My Thoughts: I have nothing against Gary Parrish but he's reaching on this one. Bob Knight is still a public figure and even though he's a "70-year-old man with a reputation of being out of touch and a history of dumb comments" (as Parrish describes him), he still doesn't get a pass to slander college kids with now proof of wrong-doing at all.


leisa said...

Best as I can tell I must be a KY fan with "DUMB" reaction to Mr Knight and Mr Parrish..If you cannot say anything nice don't say anything at all...

Anonymous said...

if aholes could fly bob knight and gary parrish would be airports

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness...looks like someone stuck their finger in an electric socket...just look at that hair,ha!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful column by a wonderful writer.

Anonymous said...

I honestly think Bob Knights problem is he is too stupid to realize Kentucky wouldn't hire him for free. Who made him a General? Thats an insult to John Wooden and Adolph Rupp, and Dean Smith. ACC ESPN Folks just remember that. Shame there isn't a neutral sports network and I won't watch ESPN

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