Jeremy Schaap Is Still Not A Fan Of Bobby Knight

Friday, March 14, 2008

You'd think that Jeremy Schaap might be willing to let bygones be bygones now that Bobby Knight is on his team. That's definitely not the case. The NY Times got a hold of Schaap while on vacation and he had this to say about his nemesis....

Knight toys with the notion that he is part of the media, which he isn’t. He’s an expert witness, not a reporter. On Wednesday, he prefaced a comment by saying, “Not being a member of the media; rather, being a consultant,” which prompted [Digger] Phelps to say, “You’re media, sitting there. You’re media. Get used to it.”

Schaap, on vacation and not upset at missing Knight’s opening night, said: “He has a long way to go before he’s as good as Digger Phelps. And I mean that 100 percent.”
Wow. If ESPN wants ratings, get those two on-air together post haste! I don't think there's any love lost between Schaap and Knight.

At ESPN, Recruits Aren’t Welcome, but Coaches Are (New York Times)
Bob Knight's ESPN interview with Jeremy Schaap (Indy Star)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:11 PM

17 Comments:

I'm not on Bob Knight's side--EVER. But if Jeremy Schaap thinks he'd be working for ESPN if his last name was Adams, he's crazy.

J.J. said...
Mar 14, 2008, 2:30:00 PM  

I wouldn't blame Schaap for holding a grudge for the rest of his life. Knight is fucking crazy, and what he said to Jeremy was completely messed up.

Anonymous said...
Mar 14, 2008, 2:53:00 PM  

If his last name was Adams, with his "talent", he would not even be working at a paper in Bristol.

And apparently anonymous did not read the interview. Schaap will never be is father and that was all he said.

Sam said...
Mar 14, 2008, 2:59:00 PM  

“He has a long way to go before he’s as good as Dick Schaap. And I mean that 100 percent.”

-- RM Knight

Lozo said...
Mar 14, 2008, 3:26:00 PM  

What is it about Schapp's reporting that you folks dislike?

joepadon said...
Mar 14, 2008, 3:41:00 PM  

It's the nepotism that I think everyone is referring to. He always seemed kind of smarmy to me.

Mar 14, 2008, 3:43:00 PM  

Fair enough...I was just curious. I am all too familiar with nepotism and believe it should be eliminated.

joepadon said...
Mar 14, 2008, 4:07:00 PM  

The world still doesn't like Jeremy Schapp.

GMoney said...
Mar 14, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

My last name is Costanzo- my Dad is a paralegal here in Pennsylvania.

His last name is Schapp and his Dad was a famous author, sports journalist, and talking head.

Based on that information ALONE...who do you think's gonna get at job at the worldwide leader???

By the way- don't just blame Jeremy here...lets count the dads that got their sons jobs in sports announcing...

The Buck's
The Albert's
The Brennamann's
The Kalas'

And that's the only ones I can come up with...

One more thing...when I graduated college, I got a job as a part time sideline reporter for a low power TV station that broadcast HS Football games- and was grateful for the opportunity...

Joe Buck became the PBP guy for the Orlando Magic.

-30-

Canio Costanzo said...
Mar 14, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

@canio

Plus how many college and pro coaches have had brothers or sons on staff ?
(Stoops / Bowden / Schottenheimer to name a few)

There is only one way to settle this steel cage PPV fight. ESPN would have a gold mine on their hand.

jg said...
Mar 14, 2008, 4:21:00 PM  

Also...

Jim McKay's son is/was a producer for ABC Sports...

Al Michaels brother is/was a sports producer- worked for NBC and CBS...

Kevin Harlan's dad is none other than Bob Harlan, the outgoing President of the Green Bay Packers...

-30-

Canio Costanzo said...
Mar 14, 2008, 4:29:00 PM  

@jg:

The Jeremy Schaap/Bobby Fischer steel cage match would've been better. Fischer's attacks on Schaap (both of them) were a lot more personal.

Anonymous said...
Mar 14, 2008, 4:49:00 PM  

Since you asked, there are a lot of things I don't like about Schaap. Nepotism first, the way he says his name when he tags his stories are second.

Nepotism is horrible, but it's REALLY bad in sports. Three of Fox's top play-by-play guys (Joe Buck, Thom Brennaman, and Kenny Albert) are all legacies. That's a ridiculous ratio. And that doesn't even include Guys like Schaap and the entire Caray family.

And it part sour apples, because I know I'm as good as those guys. But I didn't go to the Newhouse School or my daddy didn't do it before me. Thank God I found something else I love.

J.J. said...
Mar 14, 2008, 6:21:00 PM  

Whom do you think Jeremy dislikes more: Bobby Knight or Bobby Fischer? At least one is dead. There's not that much hate for one lifetime.

Anonymous said...
Mar 14, 2008, 8:54:00 PM  

@anon 8:54:

I don't think Bobby Knight slurred Jeremy's dead father with anti-Semitic epithets (to my knowledge) in front of cameras like Bobby Fischer did in Iceland. Jeremy Schaap would piss on Fischer's grave every day if he could.

Mar 14, 2008, 9:07:00 PM  

@jg:

Just look at my "handle"...if you can't figure out the nepotism there you don't know college football.

joepadon said...
Mar 15, 2008, 1:07:00 AM  

Mmmm....I can taste the bitterness from here. Goes really with the whine.

Anonymous said...
Mar 15, 2008, 12:06:00 PM  

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