The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
To answer the original question: Yes, Billy Packer is the biggest tool in college bball. An interesting note, however: most Duke fans I know feel the same way about Packer. Those who hate Duke tend to want to think that, but he's just as bitter about Duke as the next person. He is an ACC apologist but he doesn't have any extra love for Duke. Duke rejected him in their recruitment back in the stone age and he went to Wake Forest as an alternative.
As for the foul...Coach K, Henderson, Coach Williams, Hansbrough, Frasor, Danny Green and Reyshawn Terry all concurred that the foul was not intentional. Hansbrough went so far as to say there was no bad blood and Williams called Henderson a "great kid".
Finally, to give a little more context to one of the other remarks, Coach K's comment about not having Hansbrough in the game came right before he also said he shouldn't have had Henderson in the game. He said both teams probably should have had their walk-ons in.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I really thought Coach K put Henderson in as an enforcer.
"I'm virtually free to do whatever I want, but I try to remember so is everybody else..." - Todd Snider
As for the foul. I agree with others that Henderson was frustrated and intended to foul Hansbrough very hard, mostly as to not give up an easy dunk. I have no problem with him giving a nice hard foul in that situation, I was taught not to give up easy dunks or layups, make 'em earn it. Unfortunately for Henderson the ball came loose before he got there and ended blasting Hansbrough in the nose. I think it deserved a flagrant foul, but I don't think he should have been ejected.
Coach K took a time-out almost immediately preceding the foul on Hansborough. Someone who saw the game will have to chime in as to whether or not Henderson was a sub during that time-out, but I find it more than a little interesting that Coach K called a time-out with that little amount of time remaining and the foul just so happened to occur seconds afterwards...
And I saw the game and I'm pretty sure that Henderson was already in, but I can't remember with 100% certainty.
I can't remember either, but in any case, Coach K wouldn't have likely used Henderson as a thug anyways. The kid is the best friend of Wayne Ellington..a freshman...and by all accounts a wonderful young man. He has also been one of Duke's best players the past two games and had been perhaps their MVP to that point in this game. He woulda been a heck of a strange choice to rough someone up.
I heard a call-in fan one time ask him if his middle name was "Fudge".
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
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