Did Bo know typing?
January 18, 2005 2:46 PM   Subscribe

If you're "of a certain age," you probably remember that "Bo knows football." And he knew a lot of other stuff, too. But I'm not really interested in all that. What I am interested in is that Bo also knew typing. You know?
posted by *burp* to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total)
Is this a question?
posted by xmutex at 2:47 PM on January 18, 2005

I'm pretty sure that "Bo Knows Typing" ran in The New Yorker, concurrent with the whole "Bo Knows" phenomenon, and it was a fantastic bit of writing. I've searched, I've googled, I've looked high and low. I've even given up. But now I'm back.

Do I have the name wrong? Perhaps. Was I dreaming? I doubt it. Will I ever read it again? Who knows. AskMinistrator, please hope me!

On preview: It is now. (You beat me to the "more."
posted by *burp* at 2:51 PM on January 18, 2005


posted by *burp* at 2:52 PM on January 18, 2005

Bo Knows Fiction? David Racine, The New Yorker - 1991?
posted by milkrate at 2:58 PM on January 18, 2005

I have his biography "Bo Knows Bo," written with Dick Schaap. I'd guess that Schaap did most of the typing.
posted by Frank Grimes at 3:00 PM on January 18, 2005

Oh. Well, that was easy. Thanks.

I am an idiot, apparently.
posted by *burp* at 3:00 PM on January 18, 2005

Aiyyo Bo knows this (what?) and Bo knows that (what?)
But Bo don't know jack, cause Bo can't rap...

posted by Specklet at 3:04 PM on January 18, 2005

"Bo Knows Fiction," from what I know of it now (still have yet to actually read it again), isn't necessarily the most well respected piece of writing, but the opening of the piece really got me when I first read it. Great imagery.
posted by *burp* at 3:15 PM on January 18, 2005

Act like you know Rico
I know what Bo don't know
Touch them up and go, oh oh

Ah, the lyrical genius of Ini Kamoze... Thanks for reminding me of that Specklet.
posted by stovenator at 4:16 PM on January 18, 2005

i would think that a university football coach like bo schembechler would know typing ... he knew baseball, too
posted by pyramid termite at 5:24 PM on January 18, 2005

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