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Why is it so fun for everybody to beat Duke basketball?

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  • davidvanwagener Jan 21, 11:38 a.m.
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    For the same reason it was fun to beat UNC and Smith in the 70s: it's very hard to do.

  • randythorntonv3 Jan 20, 8:31 p.m.
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    Honestly, it's because of the combination of the fact that they are really good and the arrogant... View More

    — Posted by zanerx

    They really aren't that good though! 29 years with a coach who has many advantages over every... View More

    — Posted by larrys080 .v1

    You seem to have all the UNCheat talking points and excuses down. Good job.

    Why did you not... View More

    — Posted by randythorntonv3

    Of course K has 4 National Championships! The youthfullness of the Duke fanbase makes K out to... View More

    — Posted by larrys080 .v1

    So how many did DES have in 36 years at UNCheat?

    What did Roy's last two NC teams comprise of?

    So 4 NC's over 21 years doesn't impress yu huh? Name another coach that has that many.

    You really are just a simpleton.

  • larrys080 .v1 Jan 20, 8:25 p.m.
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    Honestly, it's because of the combination of the fact that they are really good and the arrogant... View More

    — Posted by zanerx

    They really aren't that good though! 29 years with a coach who has many advantages over every... View More

    — Posted by larrys080 .v1

    You seem to have all the UNCheat talking points and excuses down. Good job.

    Why did you not... View More

    — Posted by randythorntonv3

    Of course K has 4 National Championships! The youthfullness of the Duke fanbase makes K out to be some kind of God! Just seems like a low ammount of success over 21 years considering........Back to back doesn't impress me at all. Thats the luck of having players actually come back after winning one. That really never happens especially with todays players.

  • randythorntonv3 Jan 20, 8:19 p.m.
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    Honestly, it's because of the combination of the fact that they are really good and the arrogant... View More

    — Posted by zanerx

    They really aren't that good though! 29 years with a coach who has many advantages over every... View More

    — Posted by larrys080 .v1

    You seem to have all the UNCheat talking points and excuses down. Good job.

    Why did you not include his other NC's and that they were back to back.

    Why use a 21 year time period? Seems odd.

  • larrys080 .v1 Jan 20, 8:14 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Honestly, it's because of the combination of the fact that they are really good and the arrogant... View More

    — Posted by zanerx

    They really aren't that good though! 29 years with a coach who has many advantages over every other coach......american express gave him exposure, USA coach gives him recruiting advantages and a private institution that makes their own rules. Plus he coaches at a university that could care less about the other big revenue sport (football) therefore all the resources go to the basketball program! Any college could excel at one sport if they only focused on it!
    With all those advantages ONLY 2 national championships in the last 21 years and one was a "paper championship"! Let the young ones continue to celebrate their savior under false pretenses. Congrats!

  • 903 mens national championships Jan 20, 8:05 p.m.
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    Honestly, it's because of the combination of the fact that they are really good and the arrogant... View More

    — Posted by zanerx

    Because no UNC students have ever told me to Go to hell or eat s---!. And no State fans have ever done that either. Or Kentucky fans. Or Maryland fans.

  • zanerx Jan 20, 7:32 p.m.
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    Honestly, it's because of the combination of the fact that they are really good and the arrogant image they have built up over the years through factors such as floor slapping, K's surly appearance during games (even if it is largely intensity, not surliness), K's constant talk about "leadership," the flopping, the Laettner "stomp," the Chronicle incident, etc.

    An anecdote - I attended the Duke-Carolina football game this year. On the way back to my car, I and a lot of UNC fans were caught up in a bottleneck inside that small quad of dorms near the stadium. While waiting about 15 minutes for it to clear, we were repeatedly regaled by Duke students yelling, "Go to hell Carolina, go to hell! Eat s---!" Of course, we were trapped and couldn't just walk away; if someone had reacted to it, there could have been a riot. I've been going to college games a long time, and I've never experienced anything like that.

    After that, who wouldn't rejoice in beating 'em?

  • randythorntonv3 Jan 20, 3:14 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Remember the last time Duke had as many National Championships as UNC?!? Oh, and don't forget... View More

    — Posted by larrys080 .v1

    "That'll teach them to supplant us as the #1 basketball program in the ACC and make us have to... View More

    — Posted by Prof. Swahili

    +peach baskets

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    Not the case at all.....you are just like the typical Duke fanbase.......you didn't start... View More

    — Posted by larrys080 .v1

    So 30+ years is not a long time?

  • larrys080 .v1 Jan 20, 3:10 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    As an Orioles fan I fully understand why it's so great for other teams when they are lucky... View More

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    Remember the last time Duke had as many National Championships as UNC?!? Oh, and don't forget... View More

    — Posted by larrys080 .v1

    "That'll teach them to supplant us as the #1 basketball program in the ACC and make us have to... View More

    — Posted by Prof. Swahili

    +peach baskets

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    Not the case at all.....you are just like the typical Duke fanbase.......you didn't start pulling for them until they started winning which really hasn't been that long!

    By the way........didn't Duke play on those same "peach baskets"? Keep the excuses coming! Insecurity is so unattractive!

  • Toddler10-21 Jan 20, 9:25 a.m.
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    Agree with you Tar Heels Victory.

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