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Part 2 of the series: Is Coach K a jerk or a genius

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by NCScrub, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. NCScrub

    NCScrub Member

    http://www.fayobserver.com/special/2010/12/coachk/coachkpart2.aspx
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Why can't he be both?
     
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I actually don't think he's a complete jerk, but as so often happens, even with people better to know than K, success has bred pomposity in an equal proportion to said success. And he's been VERY successful.
     
  4. Mark  DeCotis

    Mark DeCotis New Member

    Very unique and interesting format in dealing with a major sports figure.

    Does anyone know if it appeared this way in print as well?
     
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I had never read that he didn't accept the apology from the Indy Star.

    Good for him.
     
  6. service_gamer

    service_gamer Active Member

    I'm assuming that this was covered plenty last March/April, but I still ultimately side with the Star on this one. I won't argue that they looked amateurish, yet I find Coach K's response to be more foolish. Getting riled up about a cartoonish bull's-eye in the midst of an obviously satirical illustration (which ultimately extolled the coach and his team, with the argument that only the absolute best garner such vitriol) is akin to me getting upset at the feline violence in Tom and Jerry cartoons because I'm a cat owner. Bottom line, it was a joke. That he basically threw the apology back in the Star's face borders on absurd, to me at least.
     
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think the bullseye on the head crosses the line. The mustache is funny, the other stuff is funny. Bullseye on the head not so much, especially if you've ever received a death threat, which I'm sure he has.
     
  8. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but if someone apologizes ...

    This wasn't Belushi smashing the guitar and saying, "Oops, sorry." It was clearly a mistake and the apology was sincere. Not accepting the apology reveals more about K than the original incident.
     
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    A mistake is spelling Krzyzewski wrong.

    A colossal fuck-up is putting a bullseye on his head.
     
  10. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    OK, so it was a colossal fuck-up. Does that mean you wouldn't accept the apology of someone who committed a colossal fuck-up?
     
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Eventually? Yes.

    But I like that he didn't let them immediately off the hook.
     
  12. golfnut8924

    golfnut8924 Guest

    I would consider Bob Knight to be a jerk.

    I would also consider him to be a genius.

    I don't think it's necessarily an either/or kind of thing.
     
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