||January 29, 2002
||September 30, 2012
tieguy has posted 30 links and 1210 comments to SportsFilter and 16 links and 139 comments to the Locker Room.
The 'blurb' question used to say 'explain your nickname'. That's this paragraph:
I was a Cameron Crazie for five years at Duke; during that time my step-father gave me a hideously ugly Duke tie as a gag gift. I wore it to every game for the next three and a half years, including a women's and men's Final Four, one national title game, and multiple ACC title games. Needless to say, the nickname stuck, even though the tie
is now retired.
As for the new questions:
This is a tough call. On February 28th, 1998, I attended the Duke-Carolina game in Cameron, after having camped out for seven weeks
to get in. After trailing by as much as 17 in the second half, we won 77-75. Thinking about it still gives me shivers. I speak of 'we' when I speak of Duke, and I say it because Coach K said 'we' when referring to us. That game convinced me once and for all he wasn't just talking out his ass. The incredibly close runner up would be the Women's Elite Eight game against Tennessee the following March, which was 40 straight minutes of 'I can't believe we're beating Tennessee, I can't believe we're beating Tennessee.' Keep in mind they were three-time defending national champs and had Chamique Holdsclaw as a senior. She fouled out with a handful of seconds left and Duke went on to win. I still don't believe we won that game :)
Teams I live and die by: Duke men's and women's basketball.
Teams I mainly die by: Duke football.
Teams I've cheered for since shortly after birth, but no longer die by: The 'Canes (football and baseball) and the 'Fins.
Duke Super Bowl: In-depth analysis of tomorrow's clash of 1-9 college football titans. Mostly sophomoric, but humor us Duke fans on our one chance for football glory...
posted by tieguy to football at 10:04 AM on November 16 - 16 comments