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BILL WALTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bill Walton is a verbal acid trip: Temecula dirt edition

If there’s one thing about Bill Walton, he’s wiling to talk about everything but the game. There will be some analysis thrown in, however, it will come in-between thoughts about volcanoes and just about anything that comes into his head. This season, one of the common themes during ESPN Pac-12 games with Dave Pasch and Bill Walton has been Temecula references. They began during...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Walton talks volcanoes during Arizona-Cal game (Video)

Pac-12 college basketball analyst Bill Walton went off the rails a little bit during the opening half of Saturday night's game between Arizona and Cal to have a discussion on volcanoes.Walton was covering the game on ESPN with play-by-play man Dave Pasch.  One minute, Walton is talking about Cal junior guard Jordan Mathews and describing his offensive potential with the term "explosive...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Walton is a verbal acid trip: Volcanoes edition

Bill Walton has once again provided us with fantastic material. During Saturday’s Arizona-Cal game on ESPN (a rare appearance by Walton on the Mothership), Walton began talking about volcanoes and not just any volcanoes, but a series of volcanoes that have been erupting all over the world. Walton’s partner Dave Pasch was as usual being his straight man self. Walton just continues...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Walton is a verbal acid trip: Arizona at UCLA edition

Once again, Bill Walton was the gift that kept on giving Thursday night. Assigned to the Arizona-UCLA at the fabled Pauley Pavilion on ESPN2 with regular Pac-12 partner Dave Pasch, the game which was mostly a UCLA blowout for much of the second half turned into a barnburner at the end requiring a Bryce Alford three to win the game for the Bruins, 87-84. Great call by Pasch here....
Via Awful Announcing
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Listen: Bill Walton says he “majored in biology — on sorority row”

Bill Walton has made a career out of saying hilarious, curious and downright puzzling things as a broadcaster. We’ll put this one in the funny category, with maybe a sub-category of creepy. During Saturday’s ESPN telecast of the St. Mary’s-Cal game, Walton shared this sly nugget about his days as a student on the UCLA campus. “I majored in biology at UCLA,” he said. ...
Via Awful Announcing
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Walton, Phil Jackson block fan’s view at Grateful Dead concert

Don't you just hate when you pay good money for tickets to an event and you get stuck behind tall people obstructing your view? That's what happened to some unlucky fans at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, but at least they have an awesome story to share. Newark Star-Ledger sports columnist Steve Politi shared this awesome photo on Twitter Saturday of his brother's view at a Grateful...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Walton has some words of advice for Derrick Rose

If anyone can relate to what Derrick Rose is going through, it’s Bill Walton. Long before there was Rose, Penny Hardaway, Grant Hill, Brandon Roy, or any other promising NBA star whose career was derailed by injuries, there was Walton. Walton was a three-time college player of the year and led UCLA to two national...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Walton says Michael Jordan was 'basically average'

It’s always fun to hear Bill Walton call basketball games, because you never really know what he’s going to say next. He was on the call for Wednesday night’s Oregon-USC matchup, and he made a comment about Michael Jordan that made many fans and analysts alike scratch their heads. We’re not sure if he was tired at the time, or if he just wanted to generate a reaction from...
Via The Sports Daily
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Walton Said Some Pretty Crazy Things About Michael Jordan On ESPN Tonight

Wednesday evening, Bill Walton was the color commentator for the Oregon-USC men’s basketball game on ESPN. As usual, the former UCLA star said some pretty colorful things.  The most controversial words to come out of Walton’s mouth centered on the player many believe to be the greatest of all time – Michael Jordan.  First, Walton attempted to insist Jordan isn’t the best...
Via College Spun
February 11, 2015  |  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...
Via Diehardsport
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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