Posts tagged ‘Duke’

April 7, 2011

The Duke Curse & Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving - NCAA Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Charlotte

Being a UNC Tarheel fan people would expect me to hate on Duke and everything they stand for (which I do), but in this post I’m going a different route. As I sat back vibing to the eclectic sounds of Gilbere Forte’s Unbreakable, I came across an article about Duke’s Kyrie Irving and his announcement of going pro. Instantly, thoughts of “was this a good decision” and “what about the CURSE?” popped into my head. So this had me thinking about the “Curse.” When it comes to the Duke curse I vehemently argue and point out the ineffective Duke players that have left Duke for the NBA. After further examination of this curse I realize that there is a loophole.

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March 21, 2011

Grant Hill’s Misfire by Jonathan Weiler

Finally, an article that makes sense of this whole fiasco. People love to overreact about a few words and not even bother to pay attention to the context in which those words were used. I just skipped to the good stuff in the article. ENJOY!

Jonathan Weiler:

In that world, I suppose it’s unsurprising that Jalen Rose, the son of some of the meanest streets in America, is being attacked far and wide for comments he made about Duke and Grant Hill in the Fab Five documentary that aired on ESPN on Sunday night, particularly Rose’s comment that he thought all Black players who went to Duke were “Uncle Toms.” And it’s also unsurprising that Grant HiIl, the son of privilege, is being praised for his response in yesterday’s New York Times to Rose’s comments.

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March 16, 2011

Grant Hill’s Response to Jalen Rose

Grant Hill didn’t take to kindly to Jalen Rose’s thoughts as a 17 year old kid in regards to being an “Uncle Tom.” It was only a matter of time.

“The Fab Five,” an ESPN film about the Michigan basketball careers of Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson from 1991 to 1993, was broadcast for the first time Sunday night. In the show, Rose, the show’s executive producer, stated that Duke recruited only black players he considered to be “Uncle Toms.” Grant Hill, a player on the Duke team that beat Michigan in the 1992 Final Four, reflected on Rose’s comments.

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February 9, 2011

The Rivalry

UNC vs. Duke is the greatest rivalry in college basketball history. It may be one of the best rivalries in all of sports. Think of one better, I dare you. Tonight Duke shall fall!

February 2, 2011

Why I Can’t Stand Dick Vitale

Everyone knows who Dick Vitale is and if you’re really familiar you’ll know what gets him hard. COMMENTATING DUKE GAMES. I swear every Duke game I’ve watched since I was in high school this guy goes ape-shit when they play. Vitale goes on and on about how wonderful the Duke players are even if 90% of the players he talks about don’t even make it to the NBA. This anger isn’t coming from a North Carolina fan, its coming from a basketball fan. There seems to be a bias when he’s on-board for a Duke game, he rarely talks about the other teams players until they do something great, which is fine if he wasn’t groveling over all the Duke players before the tip-off. Dick Vitale is a big reason as to why college basketball is so popular now, but all I ask for is some exposure for the other team. Don’t get me wrong Duke tends to blow out the opposition, I give them that, but up until last year they haven’t won any championships since Jason Williams played which was 2001, so what happened to all the other teams that won those titles between then? Vitale didn’t ride for them the way he does for Duke. If you notice, every Duke game that’s on ESPN who’s front and center yelling “ooooh baby! yeeeeah baby! Coach K, I wanna blow you!” Dick Vitale. I dare you to say I’m wrong when talking about this, just watch the Duke game tonight and I bet he’ll be there commentating and jerking off at the same time. If I happen to be wrong then the Gods have answered one of my prayers. Maybe.