CN From Dallas: Updated Diary Before the Game

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, 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 Knight School? Oh the possibilities. Alright fellas, I'm going to watch the end of the Georgetown game and then head into the arena to watch Baylor upset Colorado.

 

Thursday March 8, 4:42 pm. – Colorado pulls it out

-          I really wanted to see Baylor win this game. Those kids have been through a lot and they really play hard. Plus, like most Iowa State fans I'm not to fond of Colorado in anything. It was great hearing all of the Iowa State fans in the arena cheering for Baylor though. Iowa State fans are the greatest. They were booing as much during this game as they do in Hilton. I love it! I'm not encouraging booing but I love their passion. I saw Gary Thompson in the arena. Gary looked like he was having a good time. What a classy guy.

-          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 Dallas, I'm going to talk to him.

-          Alright gentlemen, I'm going to go get some food before tip-off.


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