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Duke Sucks

A Completely Evenhanded, Unbiased Investigation into the Most Evil Team on Planet Earth

Reed Tucker and Andy Bagwell

St. Martin's Griffin

In the ranks of NCAA college basketball, Duke University is like something scraped off the bottom of a shoe. It’s like a nasty virus you catch from a door handle at a public toilet.

No team in sports is as uniquely hated as those smug, entitled, floor-slapping, fist-pumping, insufferable Blue Devils. The loathing has almost reached the level of a religion. Christian Laettner is a punk. Amen. The Cameron Crazies are obnoxious. The Plumlees are worthless times three. Coach K is a jerk. Kumbaya.

The team is dogged by an intense hatred that no other team can match—and for good reason. Millions of hoops fans and March Madness aficionados around the world are not imagining things. Duke really is evil, and within the pages of Duke Sucks, Reed Tucker and Andy Bagwell show readers exactly why Duke deserves to be so detested. They bruise and batter the Blue Devils with fact after fact, story after story, statistic after statistic. They build an airtight case that could stand up in a court of law.

So sit back in your "I Hate Duke" t-shirt, and in true Duke fashion, force someone poorer than you to do your work as you crack open the ultimate guide to Duke suckitude.

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CHARGE #1
 
DUKE IS DIRTIER THAN A BUS STATION BATHROOM FLOOR.
 
 
“I know for a fact that that was not by accident.”
That’s UNC guard Dewey Burke’s take on one of the most infamous plays in Duke basketball history. March 4, 2007. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. With 14.5 seconds left in an eventual 86–72 UNC victory, Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough retrieves his own miss from the foul line and goes up for a putback. Suddenly, Duke’s Gerald Henderson comes swooping in from behind and smashes his elbow into Hansbrough’s face,
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 “It's daylight savings time, which means it's also Duke-hating time.”

---The Denver Post

 “It's daylight savings time, which means it's also Duke-hating time.”

---The Denver Post

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Reed Tucker and Andy Bagwell

  • Reed Tucker is a staff features writer at the New York Post. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Andy Bagwell is a former member of Selected Hilarity, one of the top college comedy acts in the nation. He lives in Cary, North Carolina. The two host the “Tar Heel Bred, Tar Heel Dead” podcast, an obsessive, occasionally humorous look at UNC basketball.

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Duke Sucks

A Completely Evenhanded, Unbiased Investigation into the Most Evil Team on Planet Earth

Reed Tucker and Andy Bagwell

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