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Some reads as Duke preps for Florida State

Celebrating Over, Duke preps for Florida State in Charlotte this weekend
Celebrating Over, Duke preps for Florida State in Charlotte this weekend
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With the regular season concluded, Duke turns to its biggest challenge as Florida State looms this weekend in Charlotte. No longer a spectator to football championships, Duke now faces the reality of FSU's lofty status: the Blue Devils are a 29-point underdog.

But as we say from time to time, you cannot underestimate the strength of people who are truly united and committed. Consider the Finns and the Russians in World War II, Gandhi, the Spartans at Thermopylae.

Of if you'd like, the fictional Rocky Balboa, a movie Duke may view this week.

People can lay all sorts of odds, but the only people who can defy them are those who take the field. So let's play the game first.

Meanwhile, here are some football links.