When you think excellence in sports commentary, you think Glenn Beck. Alongside such extraordinary sportscasters as Bob Costas, Bryant Gumbel, and Greg Gumbel, Beck is known for his ability to communicate the action on the court with a quick wit and a deep understanding of the fundamentals of the game. While Glenn doesn’t like to show off his sports commentary skills, he made an exception this morning on radio to talk about the BYU basketball team’s adherence to principles and values while maintaining success in the NCAA Tournament.
“If we want to talk about sports, may I just do one thing here and then we'll get into the real show. BYU, if this isn't the blessings of living by higher standards, I mean, everybody thought they would be out including me, and I know nothing,” Glenn said of BYU’s success in the NCAA Tournament so far.
Pat made sure to interject, saying, “I'm helping with this story because it's a sports story.”
“ Brandon Davies who was kicked off because he was having sex with his girlfriend which is against the standards of the, obviously the church. It's a church‑run school,” Glenn said.
“So they kicked him off and he was the star player and there's very few, maybe Liberty University would do the same thing. Very few universities that would actually hold to those standards,” Glenn said.
“I'll bet you the alumni associations gave more money because of that decision,” Beck said, noting the importance of adhering to values to alumni of the school.
“It was amazing. But I did see reports earlier on from media saying, why would you do that?” Glenn said.“Because there is something called standards. It's not about the game. It's how you play the game.”
“And he signed the standards. He knew what he was getting into,” Stu said.
“All students. Not just athletes but all students, you sign the honor code,” Pat added.
Despite his admiration for the team, Glenn admitted he wasn’t sure exactly where they were in the tournament. “I'm worried about the destruction of the planet. I'm sorry I'm not up on the little basketball game,” he joked.