Bobby Knight is apparently back in his element, creating basketball mania and then becoming the star of the show, only in Lubbock instead of Bloomington.
Mo matter what you think of Knight, you have to admit some magic has gone out of the state since his departure. Never mind all this Red State-Blue State political folderal. At one point, you could define yourself as a Hoosier by how you regarded Bobby:
1. Always loved him, always will.
2. Always hated him, always will.
3. Praised him for a long time, then ended up embarrassed for having been so willfully blind to his shortcomings in order to defend him.
Put me in that third category. I think it's fair to say few people were ever neutral about Bobby Knight. And, come on, isn't it healthy once in a while to get so passionate about something that, in the long run, really doesn't matter? Gosh, I miss the big lug.