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As you may know if you've watched ESPN at any point over the last few weeks, tonight debuts "Knight School," a six-episode reality show detailing the quest of sixteen young men to be chosen as a walk-on to the Texas Tech basketball team.

This guy expected to hate the show, but ended up liking it, despite noting that the show is "very self-promoting." Not really a shock, considering that I don't think anyone at ESPN is even allowed to create anything that couldn't be described as "self-promoting."

Ultimately, I don't think the show will do much to help Bob Knight's image. Even if he acts on camera like a white Al Roker, his critics will still be able to say things like, "I'm sure they edited out the part where Knight threatened to kill all who refused to have "Myles Brand Sucks" branded on their right thigh." The real winners here? O'Reilly Auto Parts.

The first episode airs tonight at 10 p.m. on ESPN, and replays at 11 p.m. on ESPN2, for those of you enjoying the NBA All-Star Game festivities.

Knight School [ESPN.com]
'Knight School' actually better than expected [Gainesville.com]