He’s baaaaaack! I was keeping my fingers crossed that Bill Walton had retired from broadcasting; that he’d bicycled into the sunset; that he’d decided to just rest on his laurels as a one-time great basketball player. But, no. He has returned with his sidekick and foil, to make watching UA basketball games on tv an irritating and almost unbearable experience.

He thinks of himself as a Renaissance man with his phony cultural and geographical references. And what’s his point in repeatedly saying that his broadcast partner is wrong about insignificant things? Or “Why do you hate my grandchildren?,” Walton asked him numerous times during the Texas A & M game.

To use Walton’s favorite phrase, “Oh please.”

Peter Bourque


Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.


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