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2012-02-14 12:59:02 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Otto_von_Prawn: No, farking obnoxious is when MD undergrads at the Comcast throw water bottles at the heads of the opposing team's parents.

Get your facts straight, that was at Cole. And they only did it because Carlos Boozer's mother looked thirsty.




Stay classy, MD.
 
2012-02-14 01:08:16 PM  

moistD: haha now thats just funny. I mean I understand Otto wants to defend Duke but why even bother, "haters gonna hate" and that is fine. You will never talk a MD or UNC fan down from hatred of Duke.


True. You don't see me getting all bent out of shape that people hate the Yankees. That just comes with the territory.

And nobody who likes Duke should be surprised that other fans hate them when they routinely chant condescending shiat like, "safety school" or "we're smart, you're dumb" at opposing players and fans. I don't know if you've ever been to an ACC tournament, but that attitude is very prevalent among Duke fans.
 
2012-02-14 01:12:32 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Let's take a town like Wilson. Population of about 45-50 thousand, just 40 miles east of Raleigh. In an average residential block of ~25 people, you'll have 5 Carolina alums, 5 NC State alums, 5 ECU alums, a Duke alum, and maybe a Wake alum. Then you scatter in the people that went to some little school like Mount Olive, Barton, High Point, or Elon, or they moved in from outside the state. You live next to, go to work with, run into in the shopping centers and movie theaters, hordes of people that went to the same or a rival school. And EVERYONE is passionate about one or both major sports, especially basketball, because four schools have storied traditions.


I've found the typical UNC fan in Wilson to be particularly unbearable (no offense intended to you personally). There's a melting pot of college fans and alumni in our fair city, but the UNC fan who adorns their rusted out Chevy truck with Carolina stickers they've picked up at various flea markets makes their love of 'em ole HEELS known at a volume much higher than the other fans around them. My family is chockful of barely literate Bible thumpin' douches who still look down their noses at those of us uppity cityfolk wannabes who went to a 4 year university instead of going to work like a real man. And they looooooove them some "Roy's Boys," even though they've never set foot on campus, couldn't find it on a map if their life depended on it, and in the case of the only other family member who actually went to college - went to UNC and hated it so much she transferred to ECU after 8 weeks. Those fans absolutely drive me nuts, and they are not in short supply from Wilson to the coast.
 
2012-02-14 01:12:56 PM  
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2012-02-14 01:26:27 PM  
this UNC fan does not hate Duke like i did in the 1990's when their players whinny and winny.
maybe because they have lost easily in march by lesser opponents recently.
i'm hating ESPN for showing that River's shot every chance they get,
and wonder why Zeller was guarding him, with so much room for him to shoot.

there was an interesting article in the NYtimes (new window) about the crazies dwindling and not camping out for tickets that much.
 
2012-02-14 01:27:20 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: moistD: haha now thats just funny. I mean I understand Otto wants to defend Duke but why even bother, "haters gonna hate" and that is fine. You will never talk a MD or UNC fan down from hatred of Duke.

True. You don't see me getting all bent out of shape that people hate the Yankees. That just comes with the territory.

And nobody who likes Duke should be surprised that other fans hate them when they routinely chant condescending shiat like, "safety school" or "we're smart, you're dumb" at opposing players and fans. I don't know if you've ever been to an ACC tournament, but that attitude is very prevalent among Duke fans.


If you can't go to college go to [NC] State?
 
2012-02-14 01:28:40 PM  

moistD: If you can't go to college go to [NC] State?


I always heard "if you can't read or write go to State" but maybe it's different now.
 
2012-02-14 02:05:13 PM  

Bashatizin' Smashmaster: UNC_Samurai: Let's take a town like Wilson. Population of about 45-50 thousand, just 40 miles east of Raleigh. In an average residential block of ~25 people, you'll have 5 Carolina alums, 5 NC State alums, 5 ECU alums, a Duke alum, and maybe a Wake alum. Then you scatter in the people that went to some little school like Mount Olive, Barton, High Point, or Elon, or they moved in from outside the state. You live next to, go to work with, run into in the shopping centers and movie theaters, hordes of people that went to the same or a rival school. And EVERYONE is passionate about one or both major sports, especially basketball, because four schools have storied traditions.

I've found the typical UNC fan in Wilson to be particularly unbearable (no offense intended to you personally). There's a melting pot of college fans and alumni in our fair city, but the UNC fan who adorns their rusted out Chevy truck with Carolina stickers they've picked up at various flea markets makes their love of 'em ole HEELS known at a volume much higher than the other fans around them. My family is chockful of barely literate Bible thumpin' douches who still look down their noses at those of us uppity cityfolk wannabes who went to a 4 year university instead of going to work like a real man. And they looooooove them some "Roy's Boys," even though they've never set foot on campus, couldn't find it on a map if their life depended on it, and in the case of the only other family member who actually went to college - went to UNC and hated it so much she transferred to ECU after 8 weeks. Those fans absolutely drive me nuts, and they are not in short supply from Wilson to the coast.


I won't disagree - I just finished at ECU, and there's all sorts of red and both blues on campus. If you ever read what passes at ECU for a student newspaper, students are always ranting about their fellow undergrads. "If you love Carolina so much, how come you couldn't get in", is typical.

I admit there's a ton of fans of UNC, Duke, and even State and ECU that never went there (or to college in general), but my point was to help people living outside this state who don't understand why it's such a BFD.
 
2012-02-14 02:10:38 PM  
I like how FARK thinks "Duke Sucks" so they give that university more news coverage and headlines than every other college combined. Way to stick it to your hated rival. Give them free front page advertisement while never green lighting a Kentucky or UNC threads.
 
2012-02-14 02:13:18 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: moistD: If you can't go to college go to [NC] State?

I always heard "if you can't read or write go to State" but maybe it's different now.


They upped their standards. You have to read a Dick and Jane book and spell your name right twice out of three tries to be admitted.
 
2012-02-14 02:15:26 PM  

UNC_Samurai: If you ever read what passes at ECU for a student newspaper, students are always ranting about their fellow undergrads. "If you love Carolina so much, how come you couldn't get in", is typical.


Haven't seen The East Carolinian lately (aside from a couple months back when they put streaker dick on the front page and the general public lost their minds), but from what you said nothing's changed since I graduated in '98. Lots of "If you love Carolina so much, why don't you marry it?" when I was there as well.
 
2012-02-14 02:26:27 PM  

degenerate-afro: I like how FARK thinks "Duke Sucks" so they give that university more news coverage and headlines than every other college combined. Way to stick it to your hated rival. Give them free front page advertisement while never green lighting a Kentucky or UNC threads.


Funny how my WWW submits never seem to make it through... great pub for Kentucky...
 
2012-02-14 02:34:55 PM  

degenerate-afro: I like how FARK thinks "Duke Sucks" so they give that university more news coverage and headlines than every other college combined. Way to stick it to your hated rival. Give them free front page advertisement while never green lighting a Kentucky or UNC threads.


You must have missed the six months after Butch Davis got the football program in hot water. It was a continual stream of FAIL from our Athletic Department.

/and besides, who can afford to go there, anyway?
 
2012-02-14 02:41:41 PM  

degenerate-afro: I like how FARK thinks "Duke Sucks" so they give that university more news coverage and headlines than every other college combined. Way to stick it to your hated rival. Give them free front page advertisement while never green lighting a Kentucky or UNC threads.


UK not getting proper recognition? I guess ESPN has influenced Fark.
 
2012-02-14 02:44:00 PM  

Otto_von_Prawn: :

What, did you already breeze through that pamphlet "Duke Players Who Went on to Successful Careers in the NBA?"

/Cats fan


Sounds like a Cats fan - didn't do his research.

As of 2010, Duke had more players in the NBA than any other school. Not sure if they still hold that distinction, or who does now, but that old stereotype doesn't hold water anymore.

/Duke is also pretty consistently near the top of the list among schools that graduate their players. You hear that, Maryland?


I'd also mention that anyone who went to Maryland that could have gotten into Duke probably graduated too.

Duke's graduation rate is not impressive. Not for a place like Duke. The fact that they are able to put a top-flight program on the court with rigorous academic standards is.

/Duck Fuke
 
2012-02-14 02:49:35 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: moistD: haha now thats just funny. I mean I understand Otto wants to defend Duke but why even bother, "haters gonna hate" and that is fine. You will never talk a MD or UNC fan down from hatred of Duke.

True. You don't see me getting all bent out of shape that people hate the Yankees. That just comes with the territory.

And nobody who likes Duke should be surprised that other fans hate them when they routinely chant condescending shiat like, "safety school" or "we're smart, you're dumb" at opposing players and fans. I don't know if you've ever been to an ACC tournament, but that attitude is very prevalent among Duke fans.


That's called "pushing buttons."

Screaming obscenities at opposing players, throwing stuff at family members, and cheering when players from the other team get hurt -- and then chanting "f*ck you, [player] ::clap clap clap-clap-clap::" when they're getting medical care ... that's called "making the other side's case for them."

/ sister went to UMD
// agrees with everything I just wrote
 
2012-02-14 02:52:55 PM  
I think that that they're hatred for Duke stems from the the fact they grew up in Cary.
 
2012-02-14 02:56:03 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: I think that that they'rethere hatred for Duke stems from the the fact they grew up in Cary.


/pet peeve
 
2012-02-14 03:35:58 PM  
This is why Duke sucks (new window)

been too long since ive seen this video. Thanks subby
 
2012-02-14 03:37:18 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: Pathetic sports-centric school rivalries have long struck me as puerile and pedantic.

The fact that there is such a big flamboyant industry around it seems to me to be corrosive to the ideals of higher learning.


the ideals of higher learning died years ago. Now with budget cuts on education and cut back in grants. Athletics is one of the best ways to bring in cash.
 
2012-02-14 03:48:57 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: moistD: I really want to go to a game in Rupp Arena, UK fans are impressive. I think it would be amazing.

One of my best friends was a manager for the Maryland bball team for four years. We played at Rupp during our sophomore year, he still raves about how great that arena is.


Rupp is as good as it gets, over 24k people in one spot for a regular season game. I used to work the games in high school, and get tickets from time to time. I've been to a couple UL games and UT games and those are by far the best.
 
2012-02-14 03:55:49 PM  

moistD: I've met him, I've played beer bong with him. why did I not get a picture... 21 should be retired for him. I by default cheer for whatever Duke player wears his jersey now, so Demarcus Nelson after he left, and now Miles Plumlee. I am excited to see if anyone takes it next year.


Duhon kicked my ass in beer pong. Enjoyed the hell out of it. I was always a big fan of him.
 
2012-02-14 04:14:55 PM  

DogsInBathtub: moistD: I've met him, I've played beer bong with him. why did I not get a picture... 21 should be retired for him. I by default cheer for whatever Duke player wears his jersey now, so Demarcus Nelson after he left, and now Miles Plumlee. I am excited to see if anyone takes it next year.

Duhon kicked my ass in beer pong. Enjoyed the hell out of it. I was always a big fan of him.


haha. I got one shot, missed. He made all of his.

/made a beer run with Reggie Evans. Met JJ Redick (hes a dick) and saw Casey Sanders. Amazing night.
 
2012-02-14 11:29:23 PM  
I graduated from Duke. Good school, good experience.

But I have to admit - the student body did seem to have a rather high percentage of obnoxious douchebags. So though I'm not going to turn traitor on my alma mater, I have to admit sometimes, people have a point.

/NC native - not NJ, though there were plenty of them too
 
2012-02-15 10:56:51 PM  
MBA salaries for duke grads is 102k.
The same for Carolina is 93k.
 
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