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06.07.07

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE THAT DUKE FANS ARE AWFUL:

It's not college basketball season, but there's never a bad time to point out the truly loathsome nature of Duke fans--especially since Sports Illustrated has chosen now to run a fawning photo essay about the Cameron Crazies, or, as SI dubs them, the "Duke Superfans."

If you've got a strong stomach, you can go here to look at 13 snapshots of these heinous creatures (including the requisite pic of a crowd-surfing Dick Vitale). But it's the picture below that's most notable--since it reveals just how loathsome the Cameron Crazies really are.

Hmm, why does this Duke student think that the players on Georgetown (you can tell the visiting team is Georgetown by the player in the foreground) aren't smart enough to run the Princeton offense? It's not like Georgetown isn't coached by a former Princeton player and coach who's about as schooled in the Princeton offense as anyone other than Pete Carril. It's not like Georgetown didn't prove this past year that it's actually more than equipped to run the Princeton offense--and run it to great success. It's not even like Georgetown isn't a well-regarded academic institution. So what could the answer be? Search me.

[Thanks to reader AL for the tip.]

--Jason Zengerle

posted 1:29 p.m.
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posted by skipper2379 on 2007-06-08 13:41:25 [respond] 

Maybe it's meant as a commentary on how many Georgetown students go there after being rejected from ivies. Then again, the same is true for Dukies, and it's not true for anyone who plays basketball at either school.

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posted by superiorperson on 2007-06-09 16:51:32 [respond] 

How many African-American Duke players care that their "fans" have no respect for them? They must be paid plenty to put up with that stuff.

Do they hang with the lax team?

Obviously, they take the easy way out in the same way their coach, an USMA grad, did when he avoided service in Vietnam by coaching service ball.

... and of, course, the middle east. (33 of 35)
posted by superiorperson on 2007-06-09 20:14:48 [respond] 

p.s. If Mr. O. Wattad, who played his h.s. ball in west Tennesee shows at GU this August [I'm not sure he's been offered a full ride; he deserves one], what denigration will he experience if the Chapel Hill wannabees have to solve the, "relative movement and spacing offense," once again?

Mr. O. Wattad is a Louisianan by birth, born of Palestinian immigrant parents.

Perhaps, just as a tease, those people down there can wear vest loads of faux-explosives.


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