Comments: "dookies" aptly named

Up by 14 points with 12.5 seconds left, you might question the wisdom of still having your starters in the game.

And the media by NO MEANS is on Duke's side in this. Every media outlet I've read said it was intentional (and I don't think it was -- I think he meant to hard foul him, sure, but I don't think he meant it to bonk him in the schnozz) and the bloggers are all over Duke's ass.

Posted by Lisa at March 6, 2007 06:17 AM

Believe it or not... in our little provincial (and I can't begin to tell you how provincial it is here - nothing exists outside of Red Sox and the less important Patriots) they aren't buying Henderson's story either.

I didn't see this until now - I thought they were talking MBA cause I only caught a snippet. LOL. I'll see if any mention comes up this morning.

Posted by Teresa at March 6, 2007 06:34 AM

To put this into perspective, but with a different Devil: Cam Janssen did essentially the same thing to Tomas Kaberle of the Maple Leafs and got THREE games from the NHL. (Janssen also should have been assesed a five-minute major for charging during the game but got over, at least until Colin Campbell got his peepers on the video.)

Headhunting is inherently dangerous, and even though he "didn't mean" to break Hansbrough's nose, Henderson was aiming to put a hit on him.

Posted by Nightfly at March 7, 2007 02:22 PM

Just now heard the cross-talk on our sports station out here (WEEI) Jerry Callahan talking to Dale Arnold about a clothesline incident in the NHL last night. One of the NY Islanders tried to take off the head of another player it seems (since I don't know hockey, I can't remember the names).

In any case, they were arguing over which was the worse hit - the Islander guy or Henderson's hit on Hansborough. Jerry was arguing that the only reason he thinks the hockey hit is worse is because the guy has a stick. Dale arguing that Henderson's was worse because it was completely deliberate. Heh.

I saw NC State take out Duke last night (YAY) and the ESPN announcers trying to absolve Duke of any wrong-doing... Their "reasoning" such as it is - that Coach K has such respect for the game - if he thought his player had deliberately done something wrong, he would have added to the penalty. (Gag me!)

Posted by Teresa at March 9, 2007 07:25 AM