Then Why is the Sky . . .
Although, it’s surprising when Duke loses any game considering they have eight men on the floor each time (five players, three refs). I’ve always said that rooting for them is like rooting for Microsoft.
Duke basketball is like Notre Dame football in that it likes to pretend that it’s above other programs. However, if you scratch the surface a little, you will find that they indeed are like everyone else. Notre Dame already has demonstrated that they are frauds, so hopefully Duke won’t be far behind.
Contrary to popular opinion, Duke does not have a high academic admission standard for their basketball players as say a Stanford, or an Ivy League school. Duke may graduate a high percentage of their players, but it was discovered a few years ago that over 90 percent of those players majored in sociology. That says to me that the head of the sociology department is a ‘friend of the program.’ Of course other schools do things that are much worse, but that’s not the point.
The media buys the bullshit completely, which results in the over-hyping of players such as J.J. Reddick. He often is described as the best three-point shooter in college and yet he shot 40 percent from beyond the arc. Salim Stoudamire from Arizona shot OVER 50 percent from the three-point line, but we never hear about him.
White players from Duke get feted by the media like nobody’s business, and look what happens to them. Danny Ferry, Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley; they all became major duds compared to what was expected from them.