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Who should play
Bill Frieder?


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Bill Frieder
ESPN is making a movie about Bobby Knight and the 1985-86 Indiana Hoosiers, and Page 2 solicited your help to cast some key roles in the film about the volatile basketball coach.

Below are some of the best suggestions from the hundreds of messages sent in by Page 2 readers for choices to play the role of rival coach Bill Frieder of Michigan, which beat Indiana on the last game of that season to win the Big Ten title. Check out the suggestions, then vote for the best suggestion in the poll at left.

We'll reveal the winning choices for each role next week.

Based on "Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers," the best-selling book by John Feinstein, ESPN's first made-for-TV production is due to air March 10.

Steve Martin

Just give Stevie a bad haircut and I think he could pull it off.
Tom Klein

Bill Pullman

Pullman would be perfect as Frieder. He brings an "I am not completely here" attitude, but can have the explosiveness of coach Billy.
Sergio Salinas
Rocky Mount, N.C.

Leslie Nielsen

The best thing would be Newt Gingrich, but I don't think he's up to it.
Craig Feenstra
Liberty Township, Ohio

Christopher Walken

Shady Character plays Shady Character.
Lansing, Mich.

Ed Begley Jr.

Have you seen Jr. lately? (Like in HBO's "Six Feet Under"). Perfect!
Campbell, Calif.

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