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Bob Knight Is as Excited Today as You Are, But Likely For Different Reasons

None of you are going to read this because the internet is sleeping in until the games start (YES!!!!11!!) at Noon -- you must save your energy and excitement for the first session. Bob Knight, on the other hand, simply cannot contain his enthusiasm for the start of the Tournament. I’m sorry, did I say “Tournament”? I meant Russian figure skating. Yep, that’s where the coach’s head’s at: ↵
↵⇥While breaking down the brackets on Mike and Mike in the Morning, Knight abruptly stopped and changed the subject. ↵⇥

↵⇥"Now, before we go into any more basketball, I've got to tell you about the best athletes in the country, and they aren't American, they're Russian," Knight said. "They're Russian ice skaters. I went to see them last night at the Riviera with (wife) Karen, and the title of the show is Ice. This was the most incredible athletic scene for an hour and 20 minutes that I've ever seen. Unbelievable." ... ↵⇥


↵⇥"Don't forget the Russian ice skaters," Knight said. "I'm telling you, these guys, it must be 40 people, men and women, and they are the most athletic people. ... There's a girl that gets 11 hoops going at one time from head to toe while she's skating. ... I've never seen a group of athletes like this." ↵⇥

↵If he likes the figure skating, wait until he gets a load of this ice hockey stuff. They have these guys who can skate and handle some sort of frozen donut object with these things that are like L-shaped baseball bats. Then, they hit the donut into these nets that are like basketball hoops ... but BIGGER! It’s fabulous, truly guys. Unbelievable. You simply must check it out. Man, Russia is CRAZY! ↵

↵Anyway, sorry, what were you saying about college hoops? Ah, right, the Tournament. I like the one-seeds. ↵


↵(H/T: The Dagger) ↵


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