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Bill Walton made a glorious return to ESPN tonight

Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Oregon upset Arizona, but the real story was the return of one of the 12 best color commentators in the history of broadcast TV.

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.

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