Introducing ESPN's "Knight Watch"

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

EB at The Dagger came across an interesting new segment for ESPN's College Basketball viewing audience, and it stars everyone's favorite Coach....Bobby Knight. The premise is simple. Knight picks a player, breaks down his game in a film room, and everyone is more knowledgeable. Well as EB points out, the first "Knight Watch" on Blake Griffin is full of fail....

There are a couple of good nuggets in there -- having Knight call the pump-fake his favorite move took me back to basketball camps as a still-budding blogger -- but ultimately, the last sentence just blows it away: "In time, if he stays in college basketball, will be one of the two or three most dominant players as a senior."

What?! Um, Coach Knight? Blake Griffin is already one of the two or three most dominant players in college basketball. As a sophomore. In fact, I'd say he is the most "dominant" player in college basketball this season, even if he's not the "best," which he might still be. And no, he's not staying in college basketball. Give up that pipe dream immediately.

If Knight is going to be telling gamblers who to bet on this March, he might want to figure out who all the good players are. Just sayin'.

'Knight Watch' Watch: In which Blake Griffin has a chance to be really good (The Dagger)


How is that full of fail? It's Knight's opinion. Just because Griffin dunks a lot doesn't mean he's the most dominant.

Sorry AA, but you've been reaching a lot lately and this is one of them. That segment was good. I like Knight as an announcer...a welcome change of pace since he's actually talking about the game and not hyping himself.

Sean O said...
Jan 13, 2009, 2:55:00 PM  

maybe knight has a higher standard of "dominant" than MJD?

Anonymous said...
Jan 13, 2009, 3:56:00 PM  

That's full of fail?

Because MJD didn't agree with Coach Knight's assessment, that's "full of fail"?

Uh, if I gotta take someone's opinion on a college basketball player, I think I'm gonna go with Coach Knight. You know, the guy with the most wins EVER, including an NCAA title.

MJD + AA + this post = EPIC fail.

Anonymous said...
Jan 13, 2009, 4:10:00 PM  

In the world that Knight lives in, there is no such thing as leaving college early for the NBA. That is why he fails.

GMoney said...
Jan 13, 2009, 4:23:00 PM  

It should be noted that Eamonn Brennan wrote the entry and not the MJD himself.

CommanderCacho said...
Jan 13, 2009, 9:11:00 PM  

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