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Comment 21 Mar 2014

I have to ask: Why did you leave out Shane Battier and Austin Rivers?  People certainly hated them.

They both have a white parent, so do they cut for or against the "everyone hates white Dukies" theory?  They are ambiguous data points.

And people did hate Jason Williams.

Could be, but I don't remember ever hearing anyone talk about him the way they do about Paulus, Hurley, etc.

Comment 21 Mar 2014

There is more hatred toward white players at Duke because Duke has had a greater portion of star players that were white.

Over the last 3 decades, the strong majority of Duke players drafted into the NBA have been black.  No one seems to hate Jabari Parker, Kyrie Irving, Luol Deng,  Shelden Williams, Elton Brand, Jay Williams, Grant Hill, et al, the way they detest Duke players that look like Kyle Singler.  Your "greater portion" explanation is ridiculous.

Comment 21 Mar 2014

I think he couldn't be more wrong.  People like to hate schools that have been routinely successful.

Have there been any black Duke players who were as hated as Hurley, Laettner, Redick, and Paulus?  Have there been any black OSU (bball) players who were as hated as Craft?  It's interesting that the hatred tends to focus on people of pallor.

This isn't an either/or proposition.  People hate Duke for it's success, and then hate them even more because omg white-snooty-privileged.

Comment 02 Dec 2013

The Post arguably had the best sports page in the country back when (eons ago) Kornheiser and Wilbon had to work for a living writing 2x weekly columns.  Feinstein was a good college bball analyst, too.  I stopped reading him when he decided to promote himself from sportswriter to prosecuting commissar in the duke lax case.

That page has been a travesty for years.

Comment 01 Dec 2013

The comment on MGo was about comments. This is 100% my issue.

You didn't write anything specifically at MGO about comments, but just trashed 11w in general terms.  There's nothing in the rest of the conversation suggesting that was your focus.  Why would you expect anyone to read it that way?

Comment 01 Dec 2013

Feel free to properly put the words into context. You know, me talking about how I love the site but the comments section is a tire fire.

http://www.offtackleempire.com/2013/10/6/4808060/perspective#189141049

You write at mgoblog that 11w "sucks" full stop, and you expect someone else to provide as "context" a comment you made on another site a month earlier?

Comment 01 Dec 2013

Feel free to properly put the words into context. You know, me talking about how I love the site but the comments section is a tire fire.

You said nothing even vaguely like that.  The complaint about "context" is just embarrassed handwaving.

Comment 14 Nov 2013

Alabama is a much bigger threat than UM to OSU's long term ambitions. It may be funny to watch another mgomeltdown, but I wish he'd picked Michigan.  Saban will fully exploit Hand's potential.

 

Comment 05 Nov 2013

Is it really rubbing salt in an open wound if it was never going to happen anyway?

You and Hail are missing the point.  It's not funny that a long shot recruit cancels a Michigan visit.  It's very funny that he says he lost interest because Michigan loses too much.

If, in some remote, unimaginable future, a top tier recruit publicly snubs OSU because the Buckeyes lose too much, I expect to see that posted all over mgoblog, and I wouldn't begrudge you guys the harmless fun.