POLL QUESTION – JUNE 21

First of all, and I will start EVERY article with this paragraph, sports pales in comparison with what is occurring with the Coronavirus. Hopefully, the columns that I, and the rest of our correspondents, provide you is a momentary escape from the trials and tribulations that Americans, and the rest of the world’s population, are experiencing. The COVID-19 is not a video game that you can press reset and get a new life. This is real and dangerous so, above all, be prudent and stay safe.

First, and foremost, Happy Fathers Dad to all the Dad’s out their.  Take a minute, if you still can, to reach out and touch base with your father while you still have that opportunity.

After you and dad have had that father-son bonding conversation, remember that it’s another Pleasant Valley Sunday.  That means it’s time for the Its Sports Magazine/Knights Sports Productions weekly poll question.

This week’s choice will be the second part of four-part question.  This weeks stumper, and you probably already figured out where we’re going with the next three queries, is:

WHO IS THE GREATEST LIVING COLLEGE COACH CURRENTLY COACHING OR RETIRED?

Another great cross section of opinions from our contributors.  Numbers are down a little but I attribute that to the holiday weekend.  Hey, family comes first especially in these times of uncertainty.

Plus, have some outstanding commentary from a few of our guys on my Saturday column.  It’s so good that I’m going to post tomorrow.  Stay tuned for that one but, until then, enjoy.

JOHN LENTZ – NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL ANALYST
Bobby Knight

BARRY JENKINS – GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Nick Saban

GABRIEL DIBIASE – NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ANAYLIST
Coach K

JASON RUBIN – AFC EAST CORRESPONDENT
After extensive research, it came down to 2 names: Mike Krzyzewski and Nick Saban. I have to go with Coach K.  His longevity, staying with one program for 40 years and his amazing  and unparalleled consistency have him as the greatest living college coach today in any sport.

JEFFREY NEIL FOX – PUBLISHER OF ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
Bobby Bowden

LEO HAGGERTY – EDITOR OF ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
Mike Martin.  The former Florida State Baseball mentor is the ONLY college baseball coach that, over his 40-year tenure in Tallahassee, has eclipsed the 2,000 victory plateau.  Martin retired with a record of 2029-736- which, if you do the math, comes out to just over a .730 winning percentage.