Bobby Knight once had an instructional golf show and it looked awesome
By Alex Myers
Legendary college basketball coach Bobby Knight is as well-known for his temper as he is for the three NCAA Championships he won at Indiana University. Therefore, it shouldn't be any surprise to learn he can get a little hot under the cardigan on the golf course as well.
In a clip of golf-related outtakes, Knight is shown hitting balls, reading scripts for commercials, and of course, getting very frustrated and cursing. A lot. If you've seen this before we apologize, but it's worth your time again -- if you don't mind the explicit language.
There are plenty of gems in the 10-minute clip from Knight, who is currently a college basketball analyst for ESPN. Here are two of our favorites that we can actually write in print:
"Pizza Hut is to appetite what Jack Nicklaus is to golf." Huh? And. . .
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"What better way to get back in your wife's good graces after spending a day on the course than by doing something at home. Economy Plumbing can help you with anything you want to do in the bathroom or the kitchen. Take a crap, uh. . ." At which point everyone in the room broke up laughing.
Most of the outtakes are from Knight's instructional golf series called "Golf Your Way." Yes, apparently, Bobby Knight co-hosted an instructional golf series once upon a time. And yes, it looked awesome.
This past March, Knight went on Golf Channel's "Feherty." Here's video of the coach, who was known as "The General," teaching the host how to properly toss a chair, something Knight famously did out of anger at what he thought was a bad call in a 1985 game against Purdue.
"Sometimes people have to be shown more than told." Well said, Bobby. We're sure your golf show was chock full of instructional nuggets like that as well. If only we could see it. . . . Wait, you can buy "Golf Your Way"?! Is it too late to change my Christmas list?
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By Luke Kerr-Dineen
It's Bob Barker's 90th Birthday today! To celebrate, we made five GIFs of the time he issued Happy Gilmore a beatdown.
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In case you don't remember, it all started when Happy Gilmore punched Barker out of nowhere. Yes, Bob was complaining about how bad Happy was playing. . .but violence? Really, Happy?
Fine. You wan't to play game? Barker will show you what's up.
To his credit, Happy did give him a fight at one point.
But come on, people. This is Bob Barker we're talking about.
Happy Birthday, you 90-year-old stud.
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By Alex Myers
A prominent Northern California youth golf coach has been arrested on 65 felony charges of child sex abuse, SFGate.com reported. Livermore police said Andrew Nisbet, 31, sexually assaulted several boys ages 12 to 17.
Nisbet is well-connected in the golf community. The PGA Director of Instruction at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore, was responsible for the creation and/or development of several youth golf initiatives, including the GRIP Junior Golf Academy, which he runs.
In a story on KTVU.com, Det. Steve Goard of the Livermore Police Dept. said, "He [Nisbet] used a lot of the promise of stardom, expensive gifts. It was just a slow, grooming process in which he knew exactly which kids he could perpetrate this crime and be successful."
On Tuesday, before news of Nisbet's arrest broke, he was named the winner of the Northern California PGA Section's 2013 Junior Golf Leader Award. In that press release, it mentioned Nisbet starting a program called "The Race to Pebble Beach" in which golfers can earn a round at the famed course.
A testimonial on the GRIP Junior Golf Academy's website from Rudy Duran, Tiger Woods' childhood coach, calls it "The best I have seen. . ." Nisbet's bio says he has instructed more than 90 golfers who have gone on to play collegiately, as well as coached pros on the Japanese and Asian Tours.
Nisbet has been recognized as a US Kids Golf Top 50 Master Teacher and has helped run the US Kids Golf World Championships in Pinehurst for the past five years. In February, Davis Love III presented him with the PGA Junior League Golf Trophy at the annual PGA Merchandise Show. He has been fired from his job and is being held in jail without bond, according to SFGate.com.
Nisbet's arrest came after two students came forward. A third victim has emerged since, meaning more charges against Nisbet could be coming.
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