Where never is heard ... a discouraging word

Mon, Dec 14

Confused by North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams' reportedly having a visiting fan thrown out of the Dean Dome for heckling free throw-shooting Tar Heels forward Deon Thompson with a tepid, "Hey Deon, don't miss it!" during the late stages of a blowout victory?

Don't be. As Williams himself later explained, "I don't think anybody should yell anything negative at our players. Period. Let's don't make it a bigger thing than it is. But I just don't think anybody should yell negative things toward our players (when) you come in on our tickets to watch our game."

Our tickets. Our game. Nothing negative. Period. Got it. As a public service -- and with Williams' perfectly reasonable fan directives in mind -- Page 2 offers the following guide to appropriate Dean Dome behavior: