For a while, we thought it would be a good idea to respond to Duke bashing by pointing out errors in published articles. But we've come to realize that you can't battle the irrational with the rational. We kind of got the point when people were still arguing over whether Jason Williams fouled Jason Gardner in 2001 (see Rule 4, Section 38, Article 2), and Virginia Tech fans have convinced us that when people really want to believe something irrational, you might as well just have a Coke and a smile and shut up.
So in the future, we'll note these sort of things, perhaps quote and link them,
but we won't waste much more energy on them.
Wake Forest Black And Gold:
Regardless of the effectiveness of the ploy, it was a bush-league move by a coach who purports to be one of the greatest in NCAA history. While Davidson is only 6-feet tall and 190 lbs., he was a thug in this game. He was sent out there simply to defend Paul hard, knowing that he could afford to pick up fouls while Paul could not...In true Deacon fashion, Paul took the high road and allowed Davidson to abuse him throughout those two minutes. And in true Duke fashion, Krzyzewski did whatever it took to win the game, classy or not.
"Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski - one of the most revered college basketball coaches in the country - needs a reprimand, and I'm going to give it to him."