March 20, 2013 10:14 AM by Smash
Chicago Business – Comcast SportsNet Chicago Bulls analyst Kendall Gill has been temporarily removed from his on-air duties after a physical altercation with Big Ten Network analyst Tim Doyle in the CSN newsroom Tuesday evening.
The incident followed the taping of “Sports Talk Live,” a panel discussion on Comcast SportsNet Chicago that featured me, Mr. Doyle and Chicago Sun-Times reporter Herb Gould. Mr. Gill confronted Mr. Doyle in the newsroom over critical comments he had made on the air about Mr. Gill’s analysis of the controversial final moments of Monday’s Chicago Bulls-Denver Nuggets game. The referees ruled that what at first appeared to be a last-second basket by the Bulls would not be allowed, thus giving the win to the Nuggets.
The altercation happened right in front of me as Mr. Doyle and I were walking through the CSN newsroom on our way out of the building.
Mr. Gill approached Mr. Doyle and called him out for his comments, which escalated to a shoving match and ultimately Mr. Gill throwing a punch at Mr. Doyle. The two bumped up against a sign on the wall and a small amount of blood was drawn (though it was unclear exactly how) before the two were separated.
The title may be a little misleading, this isn’t a B1G Ten matchup in the first round of the March Madness pool, it’s a fight between two of its network stars: Kendall Gill and Tim Doyle. B1G Ten is getting some off court news now, in a good way. I mean this isn’t the worst news to come out but it certainly gets people interested in watching now. Hell my office is buzzing over it.
This is only the beginning of what I am sure will be a big bad juicy story. Expect a lot more madness off the court from these two as the college basketball world focuses on what’s going on this weekend with March Madness kicking off.
Tim Doyle is a pretty big guy and Kendall Gill is no shrimp himself. I would pay to see this fight, I mean a couple of washed up athletes throwing punches like Ron Artest in the Palace in Detroit. Extra points if “Suit and Tie” was playing in the background as they were wearing their…suits and ties.
Stay tuned, we will keep this updated. I’d take Tim Doyle in a 12 round decision.