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Duke Blue Devils (that rat faced scumbag)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by Jeffcat, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Jeffcat

    Jeffcat Banned

    does anybody agree with me here? i give their team credit even though i think they are overrated but how is it everytime the game is on the line they manage to somehow catch some miraculous break and manage to win. it must be nice being a duke fan and knowing the luck is always going to fall your way. they already made their half court prayer vs va tech earlier this year. while more realistic indiana manhandled them after the first 5 minutes when duke gained a huge lead. and then tonight vs BC the BC player went up for a layup with the clock winding down and sheldon williams OBVIOUSLY fouled the BC player and everybody else including vitale and the fans saw it with ease yet since duke has their way it doesnt get called and game over duke wins. dukes luck is just mind blowing.
     
  2. OH10

    OH10 *

    I makes no sense, but I hate Duke, love their Arena, hate their fans, admire their coach, and hate the media love affair with them.
     
  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    fuck dook.
     
  4. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    It totally makes sense to me - I fuckin' hate 'em.

    Take the arrogance of Notre Lame, and the Johnny-Come-Lately attitude of That U, and put it on a basketball court, and you've got Dook.

    I gotta give Ratboy credit where it's due though. When he's not whining about that ONE call that went against Puke once upon a time (which Dookie V no doubt informed him of) - he's a class act.
     
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I would say that Duke is basketball's media equivilent of Michigan and Notre Dame football, but Duke actually wins national titles occasionally.
     
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  6. Golferdow01

    Golferdow01 East-Coast Living

    "Luck is when preparation meets opportunity" Duke fulfills this statement year in and year out. I respect the Blue Devils despite the anti-Duke sentiment of this thread.
     
  7. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    I love watching them lose, but respect the hell out of them. Bonus points to Coach Kryzaihlbfbfsski for turning down the millions the Lakers offered him. Lets hope Coach Matta does that when his time comes.:biggrin:
     
  8. Spazztic1

    Spazztic1 The Squirrel drinks to make the pain stop.

    My Aunt and Uncle are Professors at Duke so I have been a Duke fan almost as long as I have been a Buckeye fan. It was tough a few years ago when the Bucks played them in the ACC-Big Ten shoot-out. I was rooting for tOSU, but was still a little torn about Duke. I just hope it doesn't happen again. I gotta go with the Bucks but still don't like rooting against Duke. As for the Luck comment. I think it's just a matter of Coach K having them prepared for any situation and Duke having the mentality that no matter the circumstances that they can win. You knock Duke for this "Luck". Yet during the run in 2002 we were all talking about it not being luck and just being a mentality. You can't have it both ways. Duke I think is like the Buckeyes under Tressel in that they have a coach that prepares his players. And thath the players really buy in to the TEAM concept and have a mental toughness about them. You can complain about the Duke call last night, but just remember the "pass interference" call in the Fiesta Bowl. A win is a win in my book. Plus that was one play in a 40 minute game for Duke and a 60 minute game for the Buckeyes. Give credit for them to even capitalize on a play like that at the end of the game.
     
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  9. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    Regardless of pro/anti Duke sentiment, this statement is absolutely right. It shouldn't have even been a controversial call.
     
  10. Jeffcat

    Jeffcat Banned

    i would typically agree with you but when they throw up a prayer of a half court shot off balanced on the run and it goes in and they win and when they dont call a foul on a guy that almost lands on his back its a different story. and yes i respect duke even though i hate them:biggrin:
     
  11. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    bullshit. they get every call known to man. that was just one play, but if you want to count all the bad calls that go in dook's favor over the course of 40 minutes, you're going to need to take off your shoes and socks.
     
  12. GrizzlyBuck

    GrizzlyBuck Junior

    I hate to be redundant, but I hate Duke. They do seem to get every call, although since I'm rooting against them, I may not notice the calls (if there are any:biggrin: ) that go against them. Watching their game last night a Duke player (not sure which one) barreled down the lane and pushed off with his forearm, passed the ball to Williams who bulled a BC guy over missed the shot, then got two free throws because a BC guy looked at him funny (ok maybe a bit of overembellishment:wink2: ) All that said, coach K is a great coach and maybe an even better person and his teams are always well prepared and seem to take advantage of nearly every opportunity the other team or the officials give them.

    Speaking of hate, while I respect Dickie V's passion for the game, there have been many games that I have turned off or just refused to watch because he was doing the call. If I hear him say "diaper dandy" or "babyyyyy" or -blank- "is going to be a star" again I may spew. That being said when he's saying these things about Oden, Cook, Lighty and Conley next year it might not be so grating. :biggrin:
     
  13. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    No kidding. I remember Duke Vitale a couple of years ago, when Duke was at North Carolina. At the end of the game, the refs called a foul on a Duke player, and he started screaming (well, no surprise there) "See! There you go! So many people complain about Duke getting all the calls, but there's one that went against them! See!"

    Overlooking the fact it was so obvious a foul that the refs never would have gotten out of the building without accusations of gambling interests and that North Carolina gets almost as many calls as Duke does, Vitale's rant was enough to show that a) Duke gets all the calls at home (100%) and about 90% on the road, and b) The commentators know it as well as the fans. It's not like it's even a "secret"...it's patently obvious.
     
  14. Jeffcat

    Jeffcat Banned

    yea i pretty much wish dick vitale would burn in raging hellfire. the guy is prolly a grandpa yet he is out there yelling a crack addict the whole game. ive never heard that guy talk normal ever. his wife has to be suicidal.
     
  15. High Lonesome

    High Lonesome Hook 'Em

    I completely agree with you, I love the way they always play hard, i love coach K's almost militaristic approach, if I had to start a basketball program I would model it after duke. I can understand why so many hate them as they are beloved by the media but what i don't understand is why UNC doesn't get that same hatred. I think that it has to do with the style in which they play and I for one love it. It reminds me of one of my favorite longhorns of all time Brian Boddicker.
     
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