April 09, 2008

Those Memphis Blues Again

NOTE: I wrote this for a Boston-based website, but it has resonance beyond Beantown, I think. This will be my final post at Hang Time and I hope you've enjoyed the ride as much as I have. Hope to see you all again next basketball season, somewhere, somehow.

SAN ANTONIO -- They have Gus's fried chicken, we have Kelly's roast beef. They've got Elvis, we've got Aerosmith. Visitors there can see where MLK was killed. Visitors here can see where JFK was born.

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February 28, 2008

Knight Joins His Nemesis

Well here's a headline you don't see everyday...

Bob Knight hired as analyst by ESPN for NCAA tournament (AP)

Um, excuse me?

For a guy that's absolutely loathed the media for the last 42 years, it's hard to believe that Bob Knight is about to join us with his own analysis and commentary.

After all, you don't have to dig deep to see how Knight really feels about the media...

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December 18, 2007

Best Wishes To Vitale Following Throat Surgery

Anyone who has watched or listened to ESPN's Dick Vitale this season has noticed a decidedly more understated and, to some extent, quieter Dickie V. Whispers around the broadcasting icon had surfaced in recent weeks that perhaps he was having throat issues.

Those rumors have now been confirmed as ESPN announced today that Vitale has undergone throat surgery and will be off-air until February. The contents of the announcement follow. All of us at CSTV and CSTV.com wish Dick a speedy recovery and look forward to his return for the end of the season.

Just to add some levity to the situation, we now have the answer to the question: Who is the only man able to shut up Dick Vitale? Dr. Steven Zeitels. Bah-dump-bump.

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