Too many times Syracuse basketball and its head coach Jim Boeheim has been the target of Doug Gottlieb's made-for-publicity rants. And at this point giving Gottlieb anymore attention would be just adding fuel to his fire.
But last night after Boeheim snagged his 903 victory after a 78-53 blowout of Rutgers, Syracuse's favorite person to hate got in to a entertaining Twitter exchange with coworker Seth Davis that led to both parties saying each other was "high".
(ESPN's Brent McMurphy is still trying to confirm these reports.)
Boeheim just passed Knight on the alltime list. Not that he's a great coach or anything. @gottliebshow— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) January 3, 2013
@sethdavishoops if u think JB has had the same impact on hoops as Knight u are high— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) January 3, 2013
Davis responded with a Tweet (which is now deleted) that defended Boeheim and ended with "u are high."
To make sure all of Twitter knew the pair were just ribbing each other, Davis did Tweet this.
@charlie_simpson Doug is actually a good guy with a kind heart but please don't let his secret out— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) January 3, 2013
Yet, Gottlieb wasn't going to let his opinion on Boeheim and Syracuse die. He kept sounding off with awful points.
@miner_steve sad that most Cuse fans know I'm right,only they think they are allowed to be critical— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) January 3, 2013
Big games are decided by 1-Half court offense/defense 2-shot selection 3-timely substitutions= coaching @sethdavishoops— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) January 3, 2013
Knights teams played 7-10 less games (no conf tourney - less games overall)and played round robin vs Big Ten when Big10was king #facts— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) January 3, 2013
Though, before he stopped ranting he was able to give Boeheim a nice back-handed complement.
Oh, Doug. How you warm our hearts.