Why I Hate Duke, Part 2
Currently, one of my favorite Internet memes is the “Haters Gon Hate” reply given pretty much anytime someone doesn’t like an event’s outcome. Bitching about the winners is the act of a hater, and with that in mind, allow the following pictorial to further demonstrate why I’m considered a Duke hater — and as such, it wouldn’t be prudent of me to not hate, given the outcome of the Duke/Butler final game.
(Why, oh, why, dear Basketball Gods, did you not allow Hayward’s final shot fall? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!?!?!) Now that I got that Jonathan Davis moment out of my system, let’s delve further into why hating Duke is just so awesome:
Nice face, Nolan. I guess winners are allowed to have goofy smirks after the game.
We’re gonna go have gay sex!!!!!!! (Yes, that was low-class, but winners deserve jeers too.)
Singler looks like he wants in on that male-hugging action.
To the victor goes the smug looks, apparently.
And the rat-faces, too
Jon Scheyer being happy means everybody else is sad.
I so want to use the “FFFUUUU” reaction again, but I’ll let the ole Scheyer face do the talking.
As I freely admitted in the preamble, this post is very much a hater’s post. Hell, just look at the title. However, to say Duke had an “easy road” to the Championship is pretty false. A quick look at the six teams they beat — Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Cal, Purdue, Baylor, West Virginia and of course, Butler — is not the cakewalk other Duke haters want you to believe. Sure, their first three games were a little easier than their last three, but Baylor, West Virginia and Butler were not pushover teams by any stretch of the imagination.
I will say, however, the fact that Duke is indeed the National Champs just seems surreal. Did it really happen? Or is will someone like Greivis Vasquez show up and snatch Duke’s victory away (Maryland was the last team to beat Duke in the 2009-10 season, in case you were wondering why I mentioned Vasquez)?