Doug Gottlieb Is Not Dick Vitale

Friday, March 09, 2007



From The DesMoines Register....Via The Big Lead's Roundup.... comes an interesting story about Doug Gottlieb and Iowa coach Steve Alford.

Apparently Gottlieb has a source that says Alford is going to be replaced in the offseason. While Iowa officials are denying the story....Gottlieb is sticking to his guns.

Gottlieb, meanwhile, discussed the matter during a teleconference this morning.

“All I can tell you is, I wasn’t making an editorial comment,” Gottlieb said. “I was reporting based upon a source that I had.”

Gottlieb added: “Just so you know, it was edited a little bit stronger than the note I sent in to ESPN The Magazine, that Steve Alford may be in trouble.”
I'm beginning to see why Dickie V might not get into the Hall. His "ass-kissing" of coaches really does take away from his reporting. Great job by Gottlieb (whom I've always enjoyed) to stand by his story. It's like knowing your Best Friend is cheating on his girlfriend, and you don't know whether to tell her or not. I know coaches make a ton of money, but ADs and GMs do some shady things behind their backs at times. Alford should be thanking Doug.....well, he should be packing his bags first because he's had 8 years to help Iowa and hasn't done jack.

I don't know why Altman would leave Creighton for a bad Iowa team, but I guess if the money is right you never know. Also....didn't Creighton beat Iowa in the tournament a few years back? Interesting.......

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:00 PM

10 Comments:

Remember when everyone was slurping Steve Alford for the Indiana job?

Doesn't look quite so good now.

Signal to Noise said...
Mar 9, 2007, 12:39:00 PM  

Maybe its one of those 'you have two choices: Leave or Get Fired' kinda things?

Sanchez said...
Mar 9, 2007, 1:01:00 PM  

wait wait wait... its like knowing your best friend is cheating on his gf and not knowing if you should tell her??? WHAT?? AA, I expect a retraction of that analogy...your manhood is at stake...

Mar 9, 2007, 2:10:00 PM  

You only tell her if she's super hot and you want to tap that ass.

MDG said...
Mar 9, 2007, 2:43:00 PM  

WCT6, AA can't help it that he's not shady :)

awful gf said...
Mar 9, 2007, 2:49:00 PM  

man law AA, man law

Mar 9, 2007, 4:28:00 PM  

Gottlieb is a douchebag

Anonymous said...
Mar 9, 2007, 7:16:00 PM  

Dickie V also seems to be on a season long push to make sure Tubby Smith doesn't lose his job. Do coaches pay this guy or something? Guy should be in congress.

Anonymous said...
Mar 10, 2007, 9:44:00 AM  

Doug Gottlieb is complete idiot and a scumbag.

myroommatescreditcard said...
Mar 20, 2007, 9:43:00 AM  

Gottlieb is actually brighter than Vitale who maiintains the identical act for eternity.

You think Gottlieb is an idiot?

Dude you just faced yourself biggtime.

Keep licking on Vitale.

mike834 said...
Mar 24, 2007, 9:07:00 PM  

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