Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Duke-UNC -- brutal, gorgeous basketball

Here's my column about Duke and UNC's wonderful basketball rivalry.

I think sometimes we take this rivalry for granted, since it comes around like clockwork 2-3 times every year in February and March. But we shouldn't.

It's an extraordinary rivalry, really, affected so much by geography (Chapel Hill and Durham are so close to each other that Mike Krzyzewski and Dean Smith once used the same piano teacher for their daughters). But it's also affected by the fact that the two teams are so great so often -- one or the other (or usually both) have been nationally ranked for every meeting since 1955.

I wrote in this column I believe it to be the best rivalry in all of sports.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

UNC 81 dook 65

Anonymous said...

great rivalry...by two teams that lost to a horrible FSU.

Anonymous said...

That's funny! FSU won't even win the ACC, and they finish behind UNC and dook as they normally do....lol

Anonymous said...

And so the hype machine begins. No surprise it is from a UNC-CHEAT graduate. Scott says it is the greatest rivalry in sports so it must be so. The Yankees and Redsox might argue with you on that one.

J said...

Please tell me you are joking.

Greatest rivalry in sports? That is the most ludicrous thing I have ever read in my life. Alabama-Auburn football makes Duke-UNC-CH hoops look like 2 elementary school girls fighting over a purse.

Anonymous said...

Duke Women 96
UNC Women 56

That just happened.

Anonymous said...

The best rivalry I've seen in the state lately was

Holden Thorpe vs Be-yotch Davis

And Academics one!!! Score one for the good guys with pocket protectors.

Anonymous said...

@anon 3:54 - One out of two ain't bad.

Anonymous said...

UNC will beat dook by 15....and WIN THE ACC.....LOSERS

Anonymous said...

"And academics one!"

Bwahahahaha...you sure showed us who the smart wons are! Aaaaaahahahahaha....

Anonymous said...

You probably work at Wal-Mart....Bawhaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

UNC 131
Dook 101
nuff said....who OWNS who?

Anonymous said...

Really, nothing new came out of that segment. We've heard the same thing over and over again.

Anonymous said...

UNC-CHeat is an embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

UNC will be leading by 10 with 3 minutes to go, Dook will start fouling, and UNC will therefore win by 15. book it.

Anonymous said...

UNC will be up by 10 with a minute to go, Icabod Kelly will violently foul Zeller, resulting in a broken orbital bone, and Coach K will wonder why the starters were still playing. He will continue to say that Kelly was the actual victim.

HAHAHAHAHA said...

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(oh and "J", Auburn-Alabama is a disgrace to collegiate athletics. Shouldn't you be crying over a dead tree right now? WAAAAAHH)