I wasn’t the biggest Bob Knight fan growing up. I didn’t grow up anywhere near Indiana. I was one of those IU freshmen who thought “The General” was Patton or MacArthur.
But as far as Bob Knight goes as a studio and in-game analyst, I love it. I can’t get enough of it. Whether he’s mentioning that Sid Hartman is “in the Jewish Hall of Fame” or exchanging banter with the referees during the game (something he’s never done before), he’s brilliant television.
But as I watched him team up with the venerable Brent Musberger (Did you hear Northwestern beat Michigan State? Wowzer!) cover Thursday’s Purdue-Minnesota game, I wondered what was going through his mind during the broadcast. The Boilers got a vital Big Ten road win, so for Purdue fans it was like getting your shaft stroked but your balls bit at the same time.
But what was The General really thinking? I mean after all it’s Purdue, and we know how he feels about the PUkes.
And then there’s this. (WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE, DUH!)