Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-15-2006, 03:01 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,781
bobby knight fans out there?

as a diehard purdue fan, bobby is persona non grata around here.

so you see the tapes of him "putting the players chin up"? looks alot like a short stroked slap to me.

looks like assault and battery to me.

i cant figure out how he has stayed in coaching so long.

i keep thinking he will go out like woody hayes.

my brother in law admires him because he has won several national championships.

i dislike him because he is a low class bully!

tom w

__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-15-2006, 04:39 PM
GermanStar's Avatar
Annelid wrangler
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 4,932
You dislike him because you're a Purdue fan. The General is one of the finest coaches in the history of the game. He has always placed the welfare of his players above winning, yet still manages to win. That said, it does seem that he has wrestled with some anger management issues throughout his career, although I wouldn't count this non-incident among them. Had this been any other coach, I doubt that anyone would even care.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-15-2006, 04:53 PM
dynalow's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,599
Quote:
Originally Posted by GermanStar View Post
. Had this been any other coach, I doubt that anyone would even care.
x2.

And about 80% or more of various poll respondents agree.

But, Bobby, you've been gone from West Point (Discipline U.) for eons. Chill out.

And I do think he's got Woody blow-up potential.

Legends (and Generals) in their own minds?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-15-2006, 10:31 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by GermanStar View Post
You dislike him because you're a Purdue fan. The General is one of the finest coaches in the history of the game. He has always placed the welfare of his players above winning, yet still manages to win. That said, it does seem that he has wrestled with some anger management issues throughout his career, although I wouldn't count this non-incident among them. Had this been any other coach, I doubt that anyone would even care.

i totally disagree with the statement that he puts the welfare of his players above winning. he in my observation puts winning ahead of everything. he bullies his players mercilessly. intimidates refs and everyone he can. you probably have not seen all the stories we have seen here in indiana in the paper. throwing a lamp at someones secretary because she wouldnt do exactly what he wanted. on and on and on.

oh well. if you ignore all that he knows the game and how to finesse it as it unfolds.

but winning at any cost is not admirable.

for that reason i like mark martin as a driver because he is always straight and clean and i dont like anybody who wrecks folks to win races.

tom w
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-15-2006, 10:46 PM
cmac2012's Avatar
Renaissance Dude
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 21,402
The guy does seem to win games but he can have it. Low class bully it is. And an obsessive one.
__________________
cmac

1986 300SDL, 351K
1984 300D, 133K
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-15-2006, 10:59 PM
GermanStar's Avatar
Annelid wrangler
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 4,932
Quote:
Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
i totally disagree with the statement that he puts the welfare of his players above winning. he in my observation puts winning ahead of everything. he bullies his players mercilessly. intimidates refs and everyone he can. you probably have not seen all the stories we have seen here in indiana in the paper. throwing a lamp at someones secretary because she wouldnt do exactly what he wanted. on and on and on.

oh well. if you ignore all that he knows the game and how to finesse it as it unfolds.

but winning at any cost is not admirable.

for that reason i like mark martin as a driver because he is always straight and clean and i dont like anybody who wrecks folks to win races.

tom w
The man is famous for benching players (regardless of talent level) for behavioral or academic reasons, and has always insisted that his recruiting prospects graduate, which is one reason Indiana could never attract the talent of other highly regarded teams. His insistence that team play trumps individual stardom has been another. Still, he has taken lessor players and won national championships. Like him or not, Knight has always considered himself a father figure to his players, and assumed responsibility for teaching those in his charge how to succeed in life. He has always put the welfare of his kids above winning. You either know very little about the man, or just see him through the jaded eyes of a Purdue fan.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-15-2006, 11:16 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,781
i said my piece.

we seem to have different facts to reference.

have you by any chance read "season on the brink"? if you are a bobby fan it is a must read. it has some astonishing portrayals.

tom w
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-15-2006, 11:17 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 101
Bobby on Golf

Maybe you guys will enjoy this:

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1686662

Seems ole bobby even is a sell out for show biz--don't take it all so seriously T. W.--the only really meannie people are in the White House
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-15-2006, 11:19 PM
GermanStar's Avatar
Annelid wrangler
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 4,932
I never said he didn't have anger issues. Hey, if the folks in the WH could run the country like the General can coach, they'd be a lot more palatable.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-15-2006, 11:39 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,781
they have the bully part down pat. now about the winning part. (the war i mean).

tom w
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-15-2006, 11:40 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Doe View Post
Maybe you guys will enjoy this:

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1686662

Seems ole bobby even is a sell out for show biz--don't take it all so seriously T. W.--the only really meannie people are in the White House

i saw a video of outtakes of his golf show once.... it was hilariously profane!

he ended up throwing the clubs and such.

tom w
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-15-2006, 11:42 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by GermanStar View Post
The man is famous for benching players (regardless of talent level) for behavioral or academic reasons, and has always insisted that his recruiting prospects graduate, which is one reason Indiana could never attract the talent of other highly regarded teams. His insistence that team play trumps individual stardom has been another. Still, he has taken lessor players and won national championships. Like him or not, Knight has always considered himself a father figure to his players, and assumed responsibility for teaching those in his charge how to succeed in life. He has always put the welfare of his kids above winning. You either know very little about the man, or just see him through the jaded eyes of a Purdue fan.
funny, we always thought he was able to corrall a lot more talent than we had at purdue.

actually i agree with much of your post, but i think he is much too much of a bully with other folks, regardless of the positive traits that you have documented.

tom w
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-15-2006, 11:46 PM
GermanStar's Avatar
Annelid wrangler
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 4,932
Quote:
Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
funny, we always thought he was able to corrall a lot more talent than we had at purdue.

actually i agree with much of your post, but i think he is much too much of a bully with other folks, regardless of the positive traits that you have documented.

tom w
For a team with 3 national championships, IU has had very few players ever go on to the NBA. I'm a long-time Illinois fan, and Illinois has had far, far greater talent than IU, as has Michigan and MSU. In regard to your "bully" comment, I can't say I don't know what you mean. I'd be more comfortable with him myself, if he weren't quite so driven...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-15-2006, 11:50 PM
GermanStar's Avatar
Annelid wrangler
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 4,932
Quote:
Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
they have the bully part down pat. now about the winning part. (the war i mean).

tom w
Somehow, I doubt the General would have gone along with a non-conference away game in Baghdad...
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-16-2006, 12:08 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by GermanStar View Post
I never said he didn't have anger issues. Hey, if the folks in the WH could run the country like the General can coach, they'd be a lot more palatable.
Anyone who is all a twitter about that little tap in the jaw has never played organized sports. Even the kids parents are ok with it and so is the school admin. It is the reporter that wouldn't let it go during the press conference when they were supposed to be talking about the game that should be punished, not bobby knight.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page