can the pendulum swing back to me being a Duke fan?

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When I first got into CBB in the mid 80s I liked 4 teams....DePaul, Indiana, LSU and Duke. Became a Duke fan because I was a big Bobby Knight fan and the Duke coach was connected to Knight plus he was from Chicago. Was a massive fan of the Laetter/Hurley teams.

Stuck with Duke till I turned on Coach K after the loss to UCONN in the title game (99 I think?) for reasons I've listed here before.

Became a Duke hater and that hate burned bright for over 20 years.

But, now Coach Gay is gone and the guy they replaced him with is a kid from the next town over (same town as my office) who I've been rooting for since I watched him lead Glenbrook North to it's only ever state basketball title.

The guy I hate is gone and the new guy is someone I like a lot.

Could I go back to being a Duke fan? At first i was like no, but then the thought of Scheyer having even more success than Coach Gay and passing his legacy does hold some allure for me.

Might need @Afamu to chime in on this...
 

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When I first got into CBB in the mid 80s I liked 4 teams....DePaul, Indiana, LSU and Duke. Became a Duke fan because I was a big Bobby Knight fan and the Duke coach was connected to Knight plus he was from Chicago. Was a massive fan of the Laetter/Hurley teams.

Stuck with Duke till I turned on Coach K after the loss to UCONN in the title game (99 I think?) for reasons I've listed here before.

Became a Duke hater and that hate burned bright for over 20 years.

But, now Coach Gay is gone and the guy they replaced him with is a kid from the next town over (same town as my office) who I've been rooting for since I watched him lead Glenbrook North to it's only ever state basketball title.

The guy I hate is gone and the new guy is someone I like a lot.

Could I go back to being a Duke fan? At first i was like no, but then the thought of Scheyer having even more success than Coach Gay and passing his legacy does hold some allure for me.

Might need @Afamu to chime in on this...
this board would take a hit if you became a duke fan. you should try them on like an old pair of panties. see how it goes
 
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When I first got into CBB in the mid 80s I liked 4 teams....DePaul, Indiana, LSU and Duke. Became a Duke fan because I was a big Bobby Knight fan and the Duke coach was connected to Knight plus he was from Chicago. Was a massive fan of the Laetter/Hurley teams.

Stuck with Duke till I turned on Coach K after the loss to UCONN in the title game (99 I think?) for reasons I've listed here before.

Became a Duke hater and that hate burned bright for over 20 years.

But, now Coach Gay is gone and the guy they replaced him with is a kid from the next town over (same town as my office) who I've been rooting for since I watched him lead Glenbrook North to it's only ever state basketball title.

The guy I hate is gone and the new guy is someone I like a lot.

Could I go back to being a Duke fan? At first i was like no, but then the thought of Scheyer having even more success than Coach Gay and passing his legacy does hold some allure for me.

Might need @Afamu to chime in on this...

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And here I thought you were the ultimate dedicated diehard. Turns out you're the ultimate bandwagon jumper?
 

Crums Bald Spot

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True, but we’re not quite at the level of “open secret” enough that we can start taking Kentucky kids, though
You took mensa members Zion Williamson and Marvin Bagley - to name a few. Long gone are the days of dUKe focusing on guys who can count to 10 without the use of their fingers.
 
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You took mensa members Zion Williamson and Marvin Bagley - to name a few. Long gone are the days of dUKe focusing on guys who can count to 10 without the use of their fingers.
I agree, but you’re missing the bigger point, which coincidentally proves the point.
 

Crums Bald Spot

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I agree, but you’re missing the bigger point, which coincidentally proves the point.
I get the point. dUKe is at the point to take any kid who can hoop - even if he's borderline "ratarded". They are not Stanford or Vandy when it comes to accepting athletes and would get any Kentucky kid/recruit eligible if he can play.
 

WojoRising

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I get the point. dUKe is at the point to take any kid who can hoop - even if he's borderline "ratarded". They are not Stanford or Vandy when it comes to accepting athletes and would get any Kentucky kid/recruit eligible if he can play.
This is simply a devastating dose of reality you just dealt me, I’ll edit my original comment