Thursday March 8, 8:00 am. – Early morning
- I had to get up early to be on 1430's morning show. The show went well but I won't lie, I was half asleep. We spent more time talking about the cowboy bar then we did basketball but it was fun none the less. Alright guys I'm going back to bed for a while.
Thursday March 8, 3:00 pm. – Bob Knight Press Conference
- I just went to Bobby Knight's press conference and the man truly is a great entertainer. He got on some journalist pretty good. Here is what happened.
Reporter: He's averaged 6 minutes a game for the year. What is it that you saw today that made him – (Knight interrupts)
Knight: "This isn't nuclear science. When he made a three, I left him in a little longer. And then he hit another three and I said, goddam, I left him in a little longer. Then he made a helluva drive and I said damn, stay in there."
Classic. It was at that press
conference where I realized how lucky of a man I am to be doing this. I had
goose bumps. The controversial legend that I've grown to love over the years was
in the same room as me. I wanted to ask Coach Knight a really stupid question
just so he'd go off on me, but I also realized that I'd never have a job in this
business again if I did. Imagine his reaction if I would have asked him about
choking Neal Reed. What if I would have asked him who ends up winning
Thursday March 8, 4:42 pm. –
I really wanted to see Baylor win
this game. Those kids have been through a lot and they really play hard. Plus,
- Wow we just saw Kevin Blackistone and Jason Whitlock down here in the media room. For those of you who don't know, Blackistone is the guy from the Dallas Morning News that appears on ESPN's Around the Horn. Whitlock is on ESPN's Sports Reporters. Bottom line is the dudes are like idols to me. I think I'm going to go shake Blackistones hand I'll be right back.
- Five minutes later
Ok I chickened out. I doubt he even knows that the Scout
Network exists. I need to learn to go after these guys. Mugsy Bogues for
instance, I wanted to get my picture taken with the little dude but Blum talked
me out of it. I can't listen to Blum any longer. I can't and I won't. If I see
Mugsy one more time, which I'm sure I will since the dude if following me around
- Alright gentlemen, I'm going to go get some food before tip-off.