Bill Walton is a verbal acid trip, 2014 NIT Edition

On Monday, Bill Walton was assigned to the National Invitation Tournament second round game between Arkansas and Cal for ESPN2. Given the nature of the NIT, Walton is a bit looser than normal with his commentary. And given the fact that Cal-Arkansas was a double digit game for most of the contest, it allowed Bill to explore the space within his own mind. Roxy Bernstein was the play...
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Bill Walton totally confused by shot of Andrew Luck

ESPN college basketball announcer Bill Walton often seems a little out there when calling Pac-12 games for the network. Perhaps that’s because he is out there. Walton and Dave Pasch had just finished up an interview with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (who Walton kept calling Bob Marley) when the camera shot to Andrew Luck, the Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Walton confuses Richard Sherman for Bob Marley

Bill Walton had a bit of a gaffe while announcing the Stanford-Colorado basketball game on Wednesday night. Andrew Luck and Super Bowl-winner Richard Sherman were in attendance for the game. While cameras spotted the two sitting next to each other during the first half, David Pasch asked Walton if he knew who Richard Sherman was. Walton then announced that he not only didn’t know...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

This is the most Bill Walton clip ever

The long, strange trip of Bill Walton rolled into Eugene, Oregon Wednesday night as he and Dave Pasch called Washington-Oregon on ESPN2.  The highlight, naturally, was nothing basketball related.  Dan Dakich was in studio for the evening and he did the very risky thing of asking Bill Walton a question.   Dakich asked Walton which musical groups were on his personal Mount Rushmore...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Walton Unknowingly Becomes The Recipient of the Nerdiest Video Bomb Of All-Time

Video bomb’s have just been taken to the next level thanks to a young Cal fan who was attending the Cal vs. Stanford game on Thursday night.  As the second half was just about to commence, Bill Walton and Dave Pasch dove into some analysis of the first half and what the teams can do better in the second. That is when the magic happened. Check out the young Cal fan in the front...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Walton Calls Tyreke Evans’ 360 Layup The Only Way Bill Walton Can

Tyreke Evans pulled off a pretty spectacular move against the Phoenix Suns Thursday night. Evans split the defense at the top of the key and then pulled off a very cheeky 360 layup, leaving the defense in awe. It was Bill Walton’s commentating that stole the show however. In typical Bill Walton fashion, Walton compared Evans to the likes of Einstein, Da’Vinci and Steve Jobs....
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Walton photobombs Bill Walton

Bill Walton isn't quite done announcing this college basketball season as he's working a couple NIT games for ESPN.  That includes tonight's first round game between Stanford and Stephen F. Austin in Palo Alto.  The evening has already provided us another slew of memorable Walton quotes, like "Timeout on the court here! The Lumberjacks, trying to sharpen the teeth...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Walton Drops Acerbic Ray Lewis Limo Joke...on ESPN

Bill Walton, working the Pac 12 Tournament, drops a Ray Lewis in the limo joke. On ESPN. The moronic new employer of a certain sketchy ex linebacker. Straight man Dave Pasch seals the... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Walton jokes about Lewis, Simmons

While working the broadcast booth at the Pac 12 Tournament, Bill Walton cracked a limo joke about fellow ESPN broadcaster Ray Lewis, as well as Bill Simmons.

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March 15, 2013  |  1 Comment

Howland responds to Bill Walton's criticism

UCLA great Bill Walton has outwardly expressed his dislike for Ben Howland as UCLAs head coach. On Thursday night in UCLAs 59-57 win over Washington, he didnt pull any punches criticizing Howland, stopping just shy of saying the UCLA head coach should be fired. In his work as an analyst on the Bruins nationally televised game on Thursday night, Walton continuously criticized the...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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