The thesis I never wrote

A comparison of Bobby Fischer and Bobby Knight. The first name thing is purely coincidental. Fischer (the controversial world chess champion who ultimately lost his marbles) and Knight (the controversial basketball coach who may or may not have lost his marbles) evidently share an overpowering I’m-right-and-you’re-not mindset. This spills over into a very rigid approach to their respective professions. Fischer had very limited,  dogmatic selection of chess openings in tournament play – his defense of the King’s Indian was legendary. Knight’s strict adherance to man-to-man defense and motion offense strikes me as similar.

File under “interdisciplinary studies”. Would have been a good thesis.

Maybe someday.

Probably not.


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