Something to Make Your Blood Boil

The Fayetteville Observer delves into the implications of The Foul for this game.  I encourage you to read the whole thing after reading this quote from Mike Krzyzewski.  WARNING: Please put away all fragile objects and dangerous tools before reading this quote.

“It’s unfortunate,” Krzyzewski told reporters on the ACC coaches conference call. “And the person it’s most unfortunate for is G.”

30 hours until College Basketball Armageddon 2008, Part 1…

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19 Responses to Something to Make Your Blood Boil

  1. C. Michael says:

    How do you even respond to that???

  2. MinnyTarHeelFan says:

    This just shows the arrogance of the Duke program. A real man would have stepped up, said “What I did was wrong” and apologized. Instead, Henderson and Coach K(rybaby) play the victim card. No wonder none of players can make it in the NBA.

  3. 52BigGameJames says:

    hey, no biggie–Wayne and GH are cool wid it. To hell with the fan abuse-one “excessive foul” deserves another imo. Examples abound as to how to physically communicate the collective displeasure. Just review any Duke game and take your pick of any cheap shot. Personally, I like a subtle, but well-placed knee to thigh–no broken bones, just a deep thigh bruise reminder. 🙂 Hey, it’s just hard play right?

  4. Josh Bowling says:

    Let’s take a look at how Duke justifies hard fouls that they give out, and apply their logic to them. That’s easy to do. Eye for an eye philosophy here.

  5. S Ruffin says:

    Apparently, he is ventilating his concern for the character of his player over the shattered nose of Mr. Hansbrough. Krzyzewski’s response is troubling and misguided.
    If Coach K honestly believes what is quoted above, he could use a good psychiatrist.

    I personally do not think Mr. Henderson’s character is soiled. He’s just
    somewhat “stained” from this incident of last year. Also, Henderson’s association and influence with one who could mimic Hitler if he grew a mustache doesn’t help.

  6. Stuart Crampton says:

    How appropriate that Bob Knight retires before the UNC-dook game. Seems to me that it underlines the losing philosophy of the Jerk Coach family tree to which Coach K belongs, and the selfishness masquerading as principle within coaches like Knight and Coach K. Knight retiring before the season ends is like Coach K blaming his worst season on his assistant and allowing him to be canned, only worse. When Roy passes Coach K and Knight in wins it will be a good day for basketball.

  7. w says:

    how many college coaches retire mid season?

  8. maybe he’s not a coach, but a leader of men…

  9. Wilson says:

    Better yet, how many come back mid-season to boost their win total?

  10. Chris says:

    I honestly don’t see what the big deal is. We’ve long known that K is a jerk……why should we be surprised and agonize over this one example of his being what he is. It’s the same but worse with Bob K…………..he’s just a jerk and jerks act like jerks. Let them be what they are, and let’s just be proud that Tyler and Coach Williams acted like gentlemen in the matter, and represented Carolina as we should be represented. Dean Smith started a tradition of excellence in both sport and character at Carolina which continues to the present, and in my humble opinion, that’s all that counts. I could care less about Duke, their coach, or their players.

  11. Tarheel Brn&Bred says:

    It’d be one thing if “G”angster only had ths one elbow to show for. but he doesn’t. I swear he throws at least one elbow a game at someones head. Paulus is no better … of course, he has no talent and needs to get by on doing what he has to regardless of the last 2 games.

  12. 52BigGameJames says:

    I’ve observed that too B&B. Shame is, he’s a great player without that–nonetheless, I’m from the school of “don’t get mad, get even”…one of the very few complaints I have about Dean.

  13. Chris says:

    “Dont get mad, get even” is a bunch of 3rd grade bs. Why be so whiny? Why complain about the refs? Why be so paranoid? The Duke players don’t get any favors. It’s a basketball game. Let them play, let the refs ref and stop being so whiny.

  14. 52BigGameJames says:

    exactly where did I complain about the ref Chris? As far a s whiny goes, it frankly used to be embarrassing to witness Dean chastise opposing players for “roughing-up” his guys. I’ll agree it should be a gentleman’s game, and all for good sportsmanship when it’s warranted which is most of the time, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a player who defends himself…and I might even make the case there’s something wrong with a team-mate who won’t step in if he feels it;s warranted. Pardon bro, but you seem to be in the extreme minority on this one.

  15. Stuart Crampton says:

    I predict that Tyler won’t lose his cool but I think one of the dook players will bait him resulting in a technical foul on coach k once the refs call a spade a spade. Also predict Obama will win New Mexico

  16. Chris says:

    I guess my point is that we’re beating a dead horse. No sense in continuing to flame the fire. I’m proud of the way we reacted to the incident, and Duke was Duke. Let’s move on and crush them tonight.

  17. Josh Bowling says:

    BigGame, I support your point of view totally with regards of how to handle a situation properly. No sense in continuing to take a back seat while being mulled over all of the time. If the officials are not going to do their job by allowing this to continue, then someone needs to handle the situation and why not by a teammate? BTW, we are not the only school that complains about the officials, nor are we the only school that has witnessed bad behavior from Duke. To say that this is something that is limited to just UNC and its fan base is erroneous.

  18. Chris says:

    It’s just whining.

  19. 52BigGameJames says:

    last word from me on this-players take their cues from their coaches, and their playing style is directly reflective. Henderson is a very physical, yet outstanding player. Frankly, I love his aggressiveness-wouldn’t hurt for a couple of our guys to have some of that. The refs handled the situation appropriately in my mind, so I’m not complaining (whining) about that. I absolutely DO believe however, that Henderson was belligerently reckless on the play, precisely because he and his coach HATE having their asses handed to them, and reacted in “skreet-fashion”. I don’t advocate dirty play, but I heard a story about a State Center in the early sixties that represents my philosophy: seems Stipanovich was being mauled underneath on every rebound, but the ref let it go. Stip warns the player to back off, but the warning goes ignored. Next time down, he grabs the rebound with one hand, and plants his elbow in the solar plexus of the player glued to his back. Needless to say, neither the ref, nor Stipanovich had to intervene after that.

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