I woke up this morning to today’s headline screaming that a Knight Quit. More precisely, “Bob Knight Calls it Quit.”
Bobby Knight is, of course, the greatest basketball coach in the history of the world! (Did I just write that?). You can’t argue wins and losses: 902 victories, three national titles, 32-0 Season at I.U., Olympic Gold, and an unforgettable chair throw.
I’m not sure that Bobby Knight would want to be a Knight of MSA. He doesn’t seem like much of a joiner. I don’t know if he “Drinks” and, even though I have seen evidence of a terrific sense of humor, I don’t think we can exactly call him “Merry.”
But, he is a brilliant “Thinker” and Knight, like all good Knights, is a fervent reader of biographies – especially of successful men and woman.
You can say a lot about Bobby Knight, but he is a winner. Do the means justify the ends? Should I hate the sin but love the sinner? Should I judge him for his actions?
The way I see it, I cannot, as a Knight of MSA, judge him – at least until I’ve walked a mile in his sneakers (Sneakers, now there’s a word you don’t see much anymore!).
So, a toast to the Knight of College Basketball. Whether you remember him fondly as you drink your pint, or curse him “good riddance” as you piss your ale, here’s remembering the legacy of Bobby Knight.
Sir Bowie of Greenbriar