Billy Packer is out as lead analyst at CBS Sports. Much of the college basketball world is cheering this news. I have to admit Packer mostly annoyed the crap out of me. However, I will always give him credit for calling out the officials in the 2001 Final Four for blatantly favoring Duke.
I remember the Championship Game, Duke vs. Arizona, where Packer called a spade a spade. It was his moron partner, Jim “what a moment” Nantz, who thought the fans were booing because there were tons of Arizonans in Minneapolis in late March.
It was Packer who said, “they are booing the officials for these one-sided calls!”
Packer always shot from the gut, often without thinking, and he angered tons of fans throughout the country. Godspeed Packer.