Look...my focus has been Duke Basketball for this site but there are times I gotta talk about other things...especially last nights stand off with Birdman and Hanstravel! Did Hansflopper deserve it? ..probably not. However after spending you career at UNC having the refs cater your every need, whine, travel and flop to get you to the free throw line...he found out it's a different world in the NBA! You gotta give Tyler Flopsboro credit to stand his ground in the face of Birdman...but...I wouldn't stand in the way of Birdman too long if I was him! Any UNC fans out there wanna take Hansflopper over Birdman in a duel? I'll take that bet and bet the house on it!
Congrats to the Duke Men's Lacrosse team on coming back to beat Syracuse 16-10 to win the National Championship! 2 of the last 4 years as National Champ Photo courtesy of Duke Mens Lacrosse FB page.
Stay tuned in for an article I will write for Duke Report due out this summer about the top places to eat at in Durham while checking out a Duke game. This will easily be one of my favorite articles (who doesn't LOVE to eat!) to write (right up there with the article I wrote on my 1st Duke UNC game). The restaurants that we will focus on will be restaurants that are in the price range of say $10-$30 per meal, restaurants that are fan friendly, and some of these restaurants will have Duke memorabilia in them. So...if you have ever wondered where is a good place to eat at before or after a game, then check out my article this summer. My friends, family, and I plan on putting in all the man hours (somebody has to do the eating) at a select group of restaurants that have been chosen by fans and friends. We look forward to sharing our experiences!
Photo is a pic I took inside of Tobacco Road Cafe while getting food there before the Duke Unc game back in February.
Check out the good read (link below) from Dan Wetzel of Yahoo on Coach K becoming re-energized by coaching the Olympic team. After reading that, you can't help but look forward to the future as a Duke or team USA fan!
With the official announcement today of Coach K coaching the Olympic team again, there is a lot to be excited about! With a 62-1 record and the respect of the world's best players, it is a great thing for USA basketball to be able to have Coach K running the show again. Working with the world's best players can only make you better. You gotta admire the passion of a guy who is already the winningest Coach wanting to continue to win not just on the college level but the world level as well! I know I am looking forward to seeing Team USA go for the gold again as well as Duke looking for their 5th national championship. The future is bright my friends! .... A recent tweet from @dukebasketball" I don't see an end. Obviously, I'm not going to end before the Olympics. " -Krzyzewski says he will coach at Duke through 2016.
Photo I took was at the 2012 Coaches Clinic. The link below will take you to a very cool video from Duke Blue Planet that shows the respect Coach K has earned from the best players in the world!
Although the main focus has and will always be basketball...I gotta give props where its due!Congrats to Duke Men's Lacrosse! Final Four bound again! (7 straight years!)
I have been on the river 4 out of the last 5 days and have been away from following Duke basketball. However I get the text message yesterday about the "breaking news" that Coach K is considering a return to USA Basketball. We have been down this road before. Duke fans seem to be split on this decision. Some think it takes away from Duke Basketball. Some think it a great idea for K to run the Olympic team.
Well...me... I am on board for K to once again run the Olympic team! With a 62-1 record during his run with the Olympic team...who better is there to coach I ask? Nobody! Even the winningest coach of all time raises the bar and challenges himself to become greater and greater....and I 100% support that!
You can take a lot from sports and apply it to everyday life. Do the same thing over and over again...how are you gonna grow? You gotta be willing to take on new ideas and different challenges and step out of the comfort zone if you are ever gonna reach new levels.
If Coach K decides to run the Olympic team again... then Congrats to him I look forward to seeing him once again work with the elite level athletes team USA has on another mission for Gold. If he decides not too...I'm cool with that. The fact that he hasn't closed the door on it shows me that he is a Coach who is willing to challenge himself on an every day basis. is Duke fan need to be thankful for a Coach like that!
Do you want exposure? Well Duke Basketball has the most exposure of any college or NBA basketball team out there!
From Twitter..." @steve_wojo Over the past 10 yrs, Duke leads all basketball with 244 regular season National TV games...LA Lakers rank second at 216."
Like I said in previous blog entries. Love em or hate em... you are keeping Duke at the top of the game! :)
Pic was taken by my buddy who saw me and my friend on tv taunting a Cornell player at the Duke vs. Cornell game from 12/19/12.
As if a game between Duke and Kansas wasn't interesting enough...now it's taken to another level! The game already puts 2 of the top 5 winningest programs against each other. Now with the announcement of Wiggins to Kansas...you will have the #1 recruit Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) going up against the #2 recruit Jabari Parker (Duke)! Looking forward to an epic game!
Check out the cool fan made poster to the left!
You can bet I was following the Andrew Wiggins announcement to Kansas today! :) ...with that said....Meanwhile on Franklin Street....
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