No. 477: "Game Boy"

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No. 477: "Game Boy"

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Knight denies the first item on this list. "I would have to be an absolute moron—an absolute moron—with the things that have been laid on me to grab a kid in public, or curse at a kid in public, as apparently it's been said that I did." (I have not seen him in a clinical setting and so cannot say if he is an absolute moron.—Ed.)


When just a young high-school coach, Knight used to rant and rave in the halls and, from time to time, throw a kid up against a locker. When he coached at West Point, he grabbed one of his players by the throat and backed him up against a wall. So many memories. The tirades, the chair-throwing. In 1993, he pulled his son from a game and appeared to kick him in the shin. Knight will turn 60 soon. He will receive two years pay at $170,000 per. But that can't take away the sadness.

"We're going to move," Knight told the Sporting News, "and that'll be difficult. I've been here since 1971 and I really like the area. I can play golf, I can catch 50 bluegill in an hour, I can go turkey hunting, and I can slap around the students; I'd like to see some sissy boy in the English department try that. The place has fit my lifestyle."

A late edition of the Sporting News would have included a correction, noting that Knight said nothing about slapping around the students for 20 years, had it actually printed that phrase, which it did not.

Peter Leonard's Punctuation Follow-Up

I have no idea why the biography of Hammarskjöld on the site uses the Dano-Norwegian form of the umlauted "o" (diagonal strike), but the proper vowel in the context of a Swede would have two dots.

Youth (and Jon Delfin) Wants To Know Extra

Ignoring that the Bush camp's denial of Gail Sheehy's diagnosis of dyslexia leaves the conclusion that he's simply stupid, can you confirm what I thought I heard on a sound bite this morning? Regarding the RATS image in the TV ad, G.W. (I think) denied the use of "sublimible advertising."

Common Denominator

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