Knowing is half the battle against Doug Gottlieb

Orange hater extraordinaire Doug Gottlieb must have seen a lot of pointed SU questions in his queue when he showed up for today’s ESPN.com chat, because he started it by saying this: “Ok—Let’s start with the Cuse–they were great last night and the big key was putting Wright on the pine and letting Rautins on the floor—barring a collapse in the BE tourney—I think they are in… Ok Cuse fans… .”

For those who don’t know, Gottlieb has been Public Enemy No. 1 at SU since early 2005 when, early on in his stint at ESPN, he accused some Big East teams, including Syracuse, of playing non-conference schedules so easy they were “fraudulent.”Gottlieb wasn’t the only one knocking SU’s early season schedule that year. Here’s Jimmy B.’s response to the haters:

They don’t know what they’re talking about so I don’t pay much attention to them. … One guy in particular was in our league for a minute or two but he couldn’t play in it. He seems to do the most talking, probably because he wasn’t a very good player and he’s not very smart about basketball.

The essential piece of information alluded to, but not explicitly said, in Boeheim’s response is that Gottlieb transferred to Oklahoma State from Notre Dame after his freshman year after he allegedly stole his roommate’s credit card and ran up hundreds of dollars worth of charges. So “fraudulent” probably wasn’t the wisest choice of words.

Now you know…

UPDATE: Visit our friends at TNIAAM for the latest shot Boeheim fired at Gottlieb.

4 Comments

  1. Posted February 28, 2007 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    Pork chop sandwiches!

  2. Posted February 28, 2007 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    I thought these announcers were supposed to give their unbiased opinions? WTF??! Gottleib needs to STFU…

  3. Posted February 28, 2007 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    …transferred to Oklahoma State from Notre Dame after his freshman year after he allegedly stole his roommate’s credit card and ran up hundreds of dollars worth of charges.

    According to that article, you don’t even need to say “allegedly.” The article says he was “convicted.” And it’s pulled from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, so I assume they’ve done their research…

    And it seems “no chance” to get in has turned into “99% chance.” Jimmie B. has a point about guys like that losing credibility.

  4. Posted February 28, 2007 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Pork chop sandwiches!

    God that smells good…

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