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View Poll Results: I hate Duke basketball because...
They're overexposed and overrated by ESPN, Dickie V, and the selection committee
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18.18%
The players are whiners with a sense of entitlement
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0%
Christian Laettner [fill in other name] beat Kentucky [fill in other team] and I never got over it
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6.06%
I can't stand the Cameron Crazies and all the bandwagon fans
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0%
Coach K looks like a large rodent
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0%
They're the Dookies--do I need any other reason? (and all of the above)
16
48.48%
I don't hate Duke
9
27.27%
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I hate Duke basketball because...

Old 04-01-11, 05:26 PM
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I hate Duke basketball because...

Posting a poll for tournament time since the Dookies are already out.

(For the record, I don't hate Duke.)
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

They're overexposed and overrated by ESPN, Dickie V, and the selection committee
The players are whiners with a sense of entitlement
I can't stand the Cameron Crazies and all the bandwagon fans
Coach K looks like a large rodent
They're the Dookies-
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Old 04-01-11, 08:47 PM
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

There aren't enough reasons to hate Duke. I hate Duke so much.
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Old 04-01-11, 08:54 PM
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

They are a bunch of Uncle Toms. Poll fail.
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

I don't hate Duke. I don't root for them either. They are meh to me. I think Coach K is a great coach though.
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

I don't...
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

No hatred for them here. That said, I rarely pull for them in any situation since I'm more likely to root for the underdog/upset.
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

Lots of reasons, so I went with the "All of the above" option. Oddly enough, I kind of liked Duke to begin with. They were easy to root for against UNLV in '90 and '91. And after getting crushed in '90, it was almost a "Rocky" story beating them the next year. Plus, someone I went to high school with was a major player on that first championship team.

But the hate started in the 1992 season, when Laettner did that weaselly chest stomp move. And my hatred grew a few years later when I had to work at Duke for a few months, and experienced the arrogance and entitlement of the fan base first hand.

Despite that, Coach K always struck me as a class act. And not all of the players have been in the "whiny dick" mold of Laettner.
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
They are a bunch of Uncle Toms. Poll fail.
I forgot about that recent discussion
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

All of the of but mainly....

Christian Laettner beat Kentucky and I never got over it
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

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beat Kentucky
that's one thing to like about Dook
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

I don't mind the Cameron Crazies; I'm all for a fervent fan base. Coach K is rodent-like, but he runs a clean program (despite high academic standards), represents his sport well and won us a Gold medal in the Olympics. And I watched that Kentucky play live on TV in college and thought it was awesome. But they are so overpraised and over-featured on ESPN that they do get annoying.
And that Coke Zero ad has to go. It's like they have no idea that Duke is so universally hated.
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

I respect Ratface and the program, but I hate Dook because 1) I'm a Maryland fan and 2) overhype/overexposure.
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

Where's the "They get every close call/the refs have a hard-on for Coach K" option?
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

I'd add: they flop more than any other NCAA team. I'm talking about taking charges and not losing early in the 2nd round, which they've done too.

I voted for all of the above.
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

Because I was a Wake Forest fan as a kid
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

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that's one thing to like about Dook
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Re: I hate Duke basketball because...

Don't hate them. Congrats to a coach who has won 4 championships.
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