Sunday, February 17, 2008

Just when hell had thawed out from Eli's Super Bowl win ...

I'm not sure if I've conveyed this sentiment in my blog yet, but I hate Duke basketball. While I'm sure that most of the players (current and former) are good people and productive members of society, the fact of the matter is when they are brought together on the hardwood and put on the DUKE uniform, they all turn into a bunch of floor slapping, leg humping, overly dorkified spazzes. While I don't feel the need to list all of the reasons I hate Duke (nor do I have the time, as that process would take a solid three hours), at or near the top of the list is the slack that they are given by the referees. Seriously, the average Duke game makes WWE officiating look like the bastion of integrity. I know that soon the day will come when DeMarcus Nelson says "screw it" and reaches underneath the standard holding up the basket, pulls out a sledgehammer and channels his inner Triple H by decapitating Tyler Hansbrough (thereby finishing what Gerald Henderson started).

So it was indeed rather bizarre tonight when I got home from doing Sports Sunday on Channel 2 (thank you Adam Clanton and Randy McIvoy for the invite) and saw this graphic on my TV screen ...



















(Photo courtesy of Awful Announcing)

Yes that's right ... ALL FIVE FREAKING DUKE STARTERS .... FOULED OUT! Honestly, I expected to see Calista Flockhart discussing the allure of all-you-can-eat buffets on the Food Channel before seeing this. Truly a thing of beauty. In fact, I'm not sure what made me happier -- seeing Duke's entire starting lineup on the bench, or knowing that their best player on the floor was the personification of Duke hoops himself -- the overrated, underathletic, scattershot defensive liability named Jon Scheyer.
















Good times indeed.

Ande because you can't make fun of Scheyer's spastic face enough, for your viewing pleasure ...

2 comments:

Ryan said...

Best promo for Duke and the NCAA tourney ever.

Darius said...

Scheyer is clearly a dirty college basketball player and he may be a liability on defense but I think when you drop 29 points in the ACC Championship that makes up for it and yes I did say ACC Championship which UNC didnt make it to and Duke did. Also, if you want to complain about someone getting calls I do believe that the refs blow the whistle everytime Tyler post up.