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(Grantland)   Grantland is running a "Most Hated College Basketball Player" bracket. Bonus: Duke has their own region   (grantland.com) divider line 156
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2013-03-11 11:46:40 AM  
The Duke bracket is the only way to ensure that Duke doesn't exclusively occupy the final four.
 
2013-03-11 11:48:03 AM  

chapman: The Duke bracket is the only way to ensure that Duke doesn't exclusively occupy the final four.


All four spots on the Final Four?
 
2013-03-11 11:50:53 AM  
A Duke bracket?  How completely refreshing and original.

/losing sucks, eh?
 
2013-03-11 11:51:28 AM  
I'm a damn Purdue alum and even I am wondering WTF Calbert Cheaney is doing on this list. Who the hell hated Calbert Cheaney? Nobody hated Calbert Cheaney.
 
2013-03-11 11:52:57 AM  
Actually, I really don't ever recall "hating" Shane Battier. Wojo and Greg Paulus especially so, because both of them were full of fake, Gladiator-wannabe intensity, but I don't remember Battier ever slapping the floor and picking up his man on defense well before the half-court line while Duke is leading Aunt Jemima State by 40 points with less than five minutes left, because Battier isn't a cock.
 
2013-03-11 11:58:16 AM  
I expected more Greg Oden in this bracket, though Grantland must have felt bad for his terrible knees.
 
2013-03-11 11:58:51 AM  

Killer Cars: Wojo and Greg Paulus especially so, because both of them were full of fake, Gladiator-wannabe intensity.


Don't forget this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0upQDkY-pg
 
2013-03-11 11:59:40 AM  

funk_soul_bubby: I'm a damn Purdue alum and even I am wondering WTF Calbert Cheaney is doing on this list. Who the hell hated Calbert Cheaney? Nobody hated Calbert Cheaney.


Illini fan here, couldn't agree more.  Great player, didn't act like an ass.  No idea why he's on this list.  There's some other questionable choices on there.  Personally, I would have put Juwan Howard on there over Jalen Rose.
 
2013-03-11 12:02:18 PM  

funk_soul_bubby: I'm a damn Purdue alum and even I am wondering WTF Calbert Cheaney is doing on this list. Who the hell hated Calbert Cheaney? Nobody hated Calbert Cheaney.


Bill probably lost money on them in the '92 Final Four.
 
2013-03-11 12:04:26 PM  

Killer Cars: Actually, I really don't ever recall "hating" Shane Battier. Wojo and Greg Paulus especially so, because both of them were full of fake, Gladiator-wannabe intensity, but I don't remember Battier ever slapping the floor and picking up his man on defense well before the half-court line while Duke is leading Aunt Jemima State by 40 points with less than five minutes left, because Battier isn't a cock.


FWIW- Wojo is a pretty cool guy off the court.
 
2013-03-11 12:06:37 PM  

Killer Cars: Actually, I really don't ever recall "hating" Shane Battier. Wojo and Greg Paulus especially so, because both of them were full of fake, Gladiator-wannabe intensity, but I don't remember Battier ever slapping the floor and picking up his man on defense well before the half-court line while Duke is leading Aunt Jemima State by 40 points with less than five minutes left, because Battier isn't a cock.


Even as Duke fan I can understand hating a lot the teams players.  That being said, some of the players he listed later on in the article seem odd to me: Singler, Zoubek, the Plumlees.  Were they really that annoying to other teams?  Maybe I could see Singler but the others?

Also, Austin Rivers had one real impactful moment at Duke, his 3 to beat UNC at UNC.  Other than that he didn't really have that great of a season, ruined the team, and is now having one of the worst rookie seasons in recent history.


no Rashad McCants or Ben Gordon?
 
2013-03-11 12:08:59 PM  
Christian Laettner, JJ Redick, Tyler Hansbrough, the Fab Five.

There. I just saved us three weeks of articles.
 
2013-03-11 12:09:35 PM  

Jerry Westerby: FWIW- Wojo is a pretty cool guy off the court.


I don't doubt that, I mean, a lot of athletes in their own way have some sort of "persona" they use as part of their competitive nature.
 
2013-03-11 12:11:02 PM  
A list of hated players is a very unGrantland thing. I expect this out of Cowherd, who would proceed to argue why Duke didn't deserve any players in the bracket and drop his 10th mention that he owns a wine store now.
 
2013-03-11 12:11:35 PM  
Duke dives more hardwood than a european soccer player dives grass.  If I were a player on Duke, I'd be embarrassed by all the flopping my team does.  Its disgraceful.
 
2013-03-11 12:12:50 PM  
No idea about this, people hated Reggie Miller in college?

The hate can't be retroactive.
 
2013-03-11 12:15:42 PM  
cdn.bleacherreport.net

Yeah, it's not a college uniform, but this dude was at least hated by all his co-workers everywhere he played. Just look how punchable that face is!
 
2013-03-11 12:18:17 PM  
where Chris Webber?  Both opponents and Michigan fans hate him.
 
2013-03-11 12:19:28 PM  
FTA:


Sure, a lot of people hate Joakim Noah, Eric Montross, and Derrick Coleman, but when it's nut-cutting time would a majority of sports fans choose them over J.J. Redick, Christian Laettner, and Danny Ferry?
/nut-cutting?  daaaaaamn, that's a tough tournament this year!
 
2013-03-11 12:22:32 PM  
I  turned on ESPN  last week and they were showing all the speeches, in their entirety, of all the white seniors from Duke.  I rarely watch ESPN anymore, so glad to see nothing has changed.

I don't watch college basketball, either.  Does Duke still play defense by, instead of moving their feet and using quick hands, just fall backwards and try to get a charge call?  That's always fun to watch.
 
2013-03-11 12:24:30 PM  
This list is a complete failure for not just being 64 entires of J.J. Reddick.

Lattener may occupy a special place in UK villainy, but be honest with yourself Kentucky fans; he never read his shiatty emo poetry on Sportscenter.
 
2013-03-11 12:26:55 PM  
Ewing for me. Hated that dude at Georgetown. How is Bobby Squirrely a 7 seed? He should be a 2. Did Mateen Cleaves ever dribble the ball once legally? Every dribble he palmed the ball. I know it's basically allowed now, but he took it to extremes.
 
2013-03-11 12:29:23 PM  

Rickenbacker: funk_soul_bubby: I'm a damn Purdue alum and even I am wondering WTF Calbert Cheaney is doing on this list. Who the hell hated Calbert Cheaney? Nobody hated Calbert Cheaney.

Illini fan here, couldn't agree more.  Great player, didn't act like an ass.  No idea why he's on this list.  There's some other questionable choices on there.  Personally, I would have put Juwan Howard on there over Jalen Rose.


Agree with Cheaney but how did Aaron Craft get on the list. Best defensive guard in college, unselfish player and never in controversy (as most players aren't).

Plus the tribute he made to his brother being in the service was nice. One reason he wanted to play the game on the aircraft carrier regardless of risk to himself (due to moisture through the deck)
 
2013-03-11 12:30:33 PM  
It's gotta be a Laettner/ Hansborough final, right?
 
2013-03-11 12:31:58 PM  

Killer Cars: Actually, I really don't ever recall "hating" Shane Battier. Wojo and Greg Paulus especially so, because both of them were full of fake, Gladiator-wannabe intensity, but I don't remember Battier ever slapping the floor and picking up his man on defense well before the half-court line while Duke is leading Aunt Jemima State by 40 points with less than five minutes left, because Battier isn't a cock.


Yeah, I didn't hate Battier either, and he was at Duke for most of the time I was at Maryland.  I hated the fact that he drew a charge every time he undercut an offensive player who was already in the air, but those are reasons to hate Karl Hess and Ted Valentine, not Battier.
 
2013-03-11 12:35:24 PM  
Laettner, at it isn't even close.
 
2013-03-11 12:37:12 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Yeah, I didn't hate Battier either, and he was at Duke for most of the time I was at Maryland.  I hated the fact that he drew a charge every time he undercut an offensive player who was already in the air, but those are reasons to hate Karl Hess and Ted Valentine, not Battier.


Speaking of Karl Hess, how is he still an ACC ref? The dude has come out on record as a Duke fan.
 
2013-03-11 12:38:16 PM  

zarberg: Yanks_RSJ: Yeah, I didn't hate Battier either, and he was at Duke for most of the time I was at Maryland.  I hated the fact that he drew a charge every time he undercut an offensive player who was already in the air, but those are reasons to hate Karl Hess and Ted Valentine, not Battier.

Speaking of Karl Hess, how is he still an ACC ref? The dude has come out on record as a Duke fan.


You just answered your own question.
 
2013-03-11 12:39:05 PM  

ChrisDe: How is Bobby Squirrely a 7 seed? He should be a 2.


He and Jay Williams share the "Oh, crap, he went to a vaunted bastion of higher learning, but never learned how to properly operate a vehicle" pity from voters.
 
2013-03-11 12:40:29 PM  

UNC_Samurai: This list is a complete failure for not just being 64 entires of J.J. Reddick.

Lattener may occupy a special place in UK villainy, but be honest with yourself Kentucky fans; he never read his shiatty emo poetry on Sportscenter.


ESPN wasn't the soft-focus bullshiat parade then that it is now. 

There is no way Lattener doesn't win this. He stomped Aminu Timberlake. Aminu!? 
Also he's a weird douchebag.

Laettner
Danny Ainge 
Montross
Joakim Noah
 
2013-03-11 12:43:29 PM  

funk_soul_bubby: I'm a damn Purdue alum and even I am wondering WTF Calbert Cheaney is doing on this list. Who the hell hated Calbert Cheaney? Nobody hated Calbert Cheaney.


I had the same thought as a UK fan.
He was in the song!

Get me a ticket for an aeroplane
Gotta see them Hoosiers win another game
Come on Bobby Knight
Throw some chairs tonight
Calbert Cheaney shoot a three-pointer
 
2013-03-11 12:44:29 PM  
I was in the building when Gottlieb belly to belly suplexed Wojo in the NCAA tourney.  I consider it the highlight of my life, and I have 3 kids that I love dearly.
 
2013-03-11 12:49:26 PM  
Where is Scott Skiles?  Out stealing a stereo?
 
2013-03-11 01:03:29 PM  
Laettner. Book it. Done.
 
2013-03-11 01:06:52 PM  
Ewing
Van Exel
Iverson
 
2013-03-11 01:11:49 PM  
Adam Morrison grinds my gears, too
 
2013-03-11 01:14:03 PM  

bionicjoe: I had the same thought as a UK fan.
He was in the song!


No, the song was "Stevie, shoot a 3-pointer", about Steve Alford.

At least, the original was. They may have done a remake for Calbert.
 
2013-03-11 01:22:52 PM  
Ron Artest
Yancy Gates
Sir'Dominic Pointer
 
2013-03-11 01:24:30 PM  

Killer Cars: Actually, I really don't ever recall "hating" Shane Battier. Wojo and Greg Paulus especially so, because both of them were full of fake, Gladiator-wannabe intensity, but I don't remember Battier ever slapping the floor and picking up his man on defense well before the half-court line while Duke is leading Aunt Jemima State by 40 points with less than five minutes left, because Battier isn't a cock.


I think Paulus was hated more among Duke fans than opposing fans.  I always felt bad for the kid because he probably could have been fairly special if he spent all 4 years playing football.
 
2013-03-11 01:27:20 PM  

bulldg4life: Christian Laettner, JJ Redick, Tyler Hansbrough, the Fab Five.

There. I just saved us three weeks of articles.


Sounds like somebody wanted a field of 64 Dukies.

// as did I
// Redick can suck it
// and Steve Blake is STILL eating Duke's lunch by outlasting all those vaunted college stars in The Show
// that midcourt steal was the high point of college sports for me
 
2013-03-11 01:37:43 PM  

moistD: Killer Cars: Actually, I really don't ever recall "hating" Shane Battier. Wojo and Greg Paulus especially so, because both of them were full of fake, Gladiator-wannabe intensity, but I don't remember Battier ever slapping the floor and picking up his man on defense well before the half-court line while Duke is leading Aunt Jemima State by 40 points with less than five minutes left, because Battier isn't a cock.

Even as Duke fan I can understand hating a lot the teams players.  That being said, some of the players he listed later on in the article seem odd to me: Singler, Zoubek, the Plumlees.  Were they really that annoying to other teams?  Maybe I could see Singler but the others?

Also, Austin Rivers had one real impactful moment at Duke, his 3 to beat UNC at UNC.  Other than that he didn't really have that great of a season, ruined the team, and is now having one of the worst rookie seasons in recent history.


no Rashad McCants or Ben Gordon?


People hate Rivers because Dooook hyped him to no end based on his last name and how Rivals ranked him.  ESPN hyped the shiat out of him signing at Duke, and he was supposed to be the second coming of Christ, but pretty was overall pretty mediocre.  Then he was drafted based on his last name.  He is typical rich, over-hyped douche that deserves none of the accolades he receives.  That is why we hate him s.
 
2013-03-11 01:39:03 PM  
Where is Steve Alford at on this list?

As a Mizzou fan, where are all the Kansas players at?
 
2013-03-11 01:47:05 PM  
No way Laettner doesn;t win this.
 
2013-03-11 01:47:33 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: I  turned on ESPN  last week and they were showing all the speeches, in their entirety, of all the white seniors from Duke.  I rarely watch ESPN anymore, so glad to see nothing has changed.

I don't watch college basketball, either.  Does Duke still play defense by, instead of moving their feet and using quick hands, just fall backwards and try to get a charge call?  That's always fun to watch.


Flop city.
 
2013-03-11 01:52:52 PM  

Dr Dreidel: // and Steve Blake is STILL eating Duke's lunch by outlasting all those vaunted college stars in The Show


You're so right.  It was a damn shame when Shane Battier, Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand, Grant Hill, and Corey Maggette all retired en masse last year.
 
2013-03-11 01:52:55 PM  

Cucumber_Breath: moistD: Killer Cars: Actually, I really don't ever recall "hating" Shane Battier. Wojo and Greg Paulus especially so, because both of them were full of fake, Gladiator-wannabe intensity, but I don't remember Battier ever slapping the floor and picking up his man on defense well before the half-court line while Duke is leading Aunt Jemima State by 40 points with less than five minutes left, because Battier isn't a cock.

Even as Duke fan I can understand hating a lot the teams players.  That being said, some of the players he listed later on in the article seem odd to me: Singler, Zoubek, the Plumlees.  Were they really that annoying to other teams?  Maybe I could see Singler but the others?

Also, Austin Rivers had one real impactful moment at Duke, his 3 to beat UNC at UNC.  Other than that he didn't really have that great of a season, ruined the team, and is now having one of the worst rookie seasons in recent history.


no Rashad McCants or Ben Gordon?

People hate Rivers because Dooook hyped him to no end based on his last name and how Rivals ranked him.  ESPN hyped the shiat out of him signing at Duke, and he was supposed to be the second coming of Christ, but pretty was overall pretty mediocre.  Then he was drafted based on his last name.  He is typical rich, over-hyped douche that deserves none of the accolades he receives.  That is why we hate him s.


There was also that article about him in high school that highlighted an incident where he was called for a travel during a game.  He complained to the ref that that move cannot be a foul since it was his signature move (also known as the LeBron James defense).  Unfortunately, my Google-fu is failing me right now.
 
2013-03-11 01:53:41 PM  
So much win here.
 
2013-03-11 01:55:41 PM  
Who actually hates Mateen Cleaves?
 
2013-03-11 01:55:44 PM  

Jerry Westerby: Dr Dreidel: // and Steve Blake is STILL eating Duke's lunch by outlasting all those vaunted college stars in The Show

You're so right.  It was a damn shame when Shane Battier, Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand, Grant Hill, and Corey Maggette all retired en masse last year.


Blake being several years younger than each of them (IIRC, Blake was a freshman when battier graduated), that stands to reason.

// are you thinking of Stevie Franchise or Joe Smith?
 
2013-03-11 01:55:58 PM  

LucklessWonder: No way Laettner doesn;t win this.


I have been a Duke fan for the majority of my life and even I would vote for that douchnozzle to win. I met him about three times and every time he was a cock gobbling ass munch.

I seriously dislike him.
 
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