Saturday, March 21, 2009
So I have a theory.
I believe that Duke University actually pays people to sit in the stands and cheer for them. Why, you ask?? Let me explain.
As I watched Satan's Team (the Blue Devils) play the Noble and Just Texas Longhorns in Round 2 of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, I noticed that there were more cheers for Duke than there were for Texas.
Now, that may seem normal considering Duke University is in Durham, North Carolina and this game was played in Greensboro, North Carolina. These two cities are not only in the same state, but they are only about an hour away from each other.
So one would believe that Duke would have more fans there to cheer their team on than Texas would, naturally. Where this becomes a bit of a mystery to me is when you consider the fact that...THERE ARE NO PEOPLE THAT ARE ACTUALLY FANS OF DUKE UNIVERSITY.
Think about it. If you were to go out there and ask 100 people what college basketball team they hate the most, 99 of them will say "Duke, duh" and the other one will say "Damn Duke." So 100 out of every 100 people in the country actually HATE the Duke University Blue Devils.
I have been a fan of sports my entire life. I don't LOVE college basketball as much as I used to, or as much as I enjoy other sports (football). The fouling at the end of the games has really taken away some of the luster of the sport, to me. However, I do still pay a good amount of attention to the game. With that said, in the 20 some odd years that I can REMEMBER being a fan of sports, I have never once met someone that actually liked Duke. Even when I used to go to the Carolinas every spring for vacation, I never met a single person that liked Duke.
So, knowing that I have never met anyone that likes Duke, and knowing that 100 out of 100 people out there HATE Duke, I can only begin to believe that the University uses some of it's nearly $5 billion endowment to pay people to be "fans" of the Blue Devils. These "fans" could be actors, homeless people, junkies, alcoholics, or insane people. Either way, I truly believe that this must be the case, as I find it possible to believe that there were enough real fans of Duke University at the game tonight to actually make enough noise for me to hear on the television.
Posted by Gimpdiggity at 11:30 PM