I could give you some context for some of the things Bill Walton said on ESPN's telecast of Oregon/Arizona, but it really wouldn't be all that helpful. They are better enjoyed as spoken word poetry:
- Phil Knight: The most important man in the history of all sports.
- That was one of the nine worst possessions in the history of Oregon basketball.
- "The tide has turned, the lost sailor is now wandering around, dazed and confused." "Did you just say the lost sailor?" "Yes."
- They come at you in waves, like the big tidal flow over the Nestucca River coming in around the central Oregon coast. A thing of beauty.
- I have seen it all. In 2013, a man drove to the foul line and stopped. Mark this date down in history.
- This is a game right here. You've got the fate of the known world in the balance.
- "It's the biggest game in the history of this building." "The building is only two years old." "Still history."
- Heppner, Oregon. You've got to make a pilgrimage there.
- If that becomes a problem, we might as well just put white gloves on everybody and tape their mouth shut. Which is what you would like to do with me, I realize it.
Never change, Bill.