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No Denying Duke (Duke Wins National Championship)
espn ^ | April 5, 2010

Posted on 04/05/2010 8:45:08 PM PDT by Red Steel

Butler took Duke to the final possession Monday night, but Gordon Hayward's potential game-winners drew iron as the Blue Devil won the national title 61-59.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: butler; collegebasketball; duke; dukeu; marchmadness; ncaa
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1 posted on 04/05/2010 8:45:09 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

EVERY questionable call went to Duke.


2 posted on 04/05/2010 8:45:57 PM PDT by CJacobs (From the Ozark / Clarksville area)
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To: Red Steel

Who did Obama pick to win? LoL! He dissed Duke this year just as he did last year. ;-)


3 posted on 04/05/2010 8:46:00 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: CJacobs

No sh*t!


4 posted on 04/05/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Red Steel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTl-NnuLjaE
JOHN FOGERTY & KEITH URBAN - CENTERFIELD


5 posted on 04/05/2010 8:46:51 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (John has a long mustache)
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To: Red Steel

I know Coach K is a GOPer, but it makes me sick nevertheless.


6 posted on 04/05/2010 8:47:58 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Red Steel
No denying Duke? Did you see the score? Duke squeaked out the mildest of wins against a school that has 1/20th of Dukes budget.
7 posted on 04/05/2010 8:48:22 PM PDT by lt.america (My soul was removed to make room for all of this sarcasm)
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To: CJacobs

“EVERY questionable call went to Duke.”

Sorry, but that is just not true.

Butler had quite a few gifts this last two weeks.


8 posted on 04/05/2010 8:48:32 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: Liberty Valance

6 months of baseball, yawn. Have they figured out a way to keep each game under 4 hours yet?


9 posted on 04/05/2010 8:49:11 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Red Steel

Great game. What a great efort by Butler. Pretty amazing.


10 posted on 04/05/2010 8:49:18 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: lt.america

I agree. That is ESPN’s title not mine.


11 posted on 04/05/2010 8:49:28 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Would Hayward’s shot been “The Greatest Shot of All Time”?


12 posted on 04/05/2010 8:49:37 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Red Steel

My son had Duke in a blind pool. 64-1 odds for $10.


13 posted on 04/05/2010 8:49:53 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Tree of Liberty ....)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“Would Hayward’s shot been “The Greatest Shot of All Time”?”

YES!


14 posted on 04/05/2010 8:50:26 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: CJacobs

“EVERY questionable call went to Duke.”

I did not see game, but if true, this makes me sick! - nothing is beyond corruption in these terrible days!


15 posted on 04/05/2010 8:50:26 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Where’s Lorenzo Charles when you need him?


16 posted on 04/05/2010 8:50:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Steel

Butler was the best basketball team in the best basketball game I have ever seen.


17 posted on 04/05/2010 8:51:21 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Yup...


18 posted on 04/05/2010 8:51:27 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: Jazz1968

That may be true for the last two weeks, but tonight, almost every questionable call went in Duke’s favor, especially at the end. I could believe that when he threw Hayward down with arms flinging, elbow to the face, and no foul. Zeigler held him on the 2nd to last shot as he circled the paint. Then the non-intentional foul call. Duke played great, but the officiating was clearly slanted toward Duke tonight.


19 posted on 04/05/2010 8:51:47 PM PDT by CJacobs (From the Ozark / Clarksville area)
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To: Red Steel

What made me happy about the game is that the court was populated at all times by nothing by the finest in American youth. These were almost all kids from the hinterland — not from the little blue pinpricks on the electoral map. That to me meant a victory either way the game turned out.


20 posted on 04/05/2010 8:51:55 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Migraine

Yep, no “one and done” players in this one.


21 posted on 04/05/2010 8:52:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Steel

Yeah Duke. My bracket, on life support after first two rounds, came in 2nd out of 88 brackets.

Dumb luck on my part. I just picked Duke all the way through because I thought they had the easiest road to the championship game.


22 posted on 04/05/2010 8:52:35 PM PDT by Chuck54 (Dollar-A-Day Freeper (on fixed income). Join the club please.)
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To: CJacobs

There was some stat a few years ago where there were like 6 or 7 game-ending late/last second ACC referee calls involving Duke over a period of years and that in all of them the refs came back and said that they erred by making those call or decisions which by the way benefited Duke.


23 posted on 04/05/2010 8:53:04 PM PDT by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Would Hayward’s shot been “The Greatest Shot of All Time”?

It would've brought Valvano back from the dead, looking for someone to hug.

24 posted on 04/05/2010 8:53:15 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Red Steel

You’re right. My bust. I played ball against one of Butler’s assistants in high school each summer, so this one was personal.


25 posted on 04/05/2010 8:54:31 PM PDT by lt.america (My soul was removed to make room for all of this sarcasm)
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To: Jazz1968

Haters hate, but there’s no way we got all the calls. Duke - 2010 National Champions!!!


26 posted on 04/05/2010 8:55:20 PM PDT by GoDuke
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To: GoDuke

Guess the National Championship Trophy has to travel only about 8 miles.


27 posted on 04/05/2010 8:56:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GoDuke

No hate here. I’ve spent my years as a referee in sports. My two cents, which is IMHO, breaks went to Duke, especially at the end.


28 posted on 04/05/2010 8:57:27 PM PDT by CJacobs (From the Ozark / Clarksville area)
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To: CJacobs
"EVERY questionable call went to Duke."

If Howard (Butler center) had made a least 2 more points off of the free throw opportunities that he had the outcome may have been different. It was a pretty even game overall by two good teams. Congrats to both teams.

29 posted on 04/05/2010 8:57:38 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: CJacobs

If they called Zoobek for his last push of Howard to the ground Butler would have won...but oh well, Coach K must have naked pic of people or something


30 posted on 04/05/2010 8:57:45 PM PDT by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: CJacobs

We see it different.
Tonight was the first game in which Butlers opponent actually got some calls.

I wish Michigan State was given those calls. Easy for Butler to control tempo when on their defensive end they NEVER get called for hacking and reach in fouls, while on the other end they get those calls.

Note to media: Butler was a 5 seed not a 16 seed, so quit with the “David and Goliath” nonsense.

The medias coverage and bias of Butler reminded me of how they cover Obama.

To make things worse AS i TYPE Jennifer Hudson IS OVER SINGING AS USUAL.


31 posted on 04/05/2010 8:58:43 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: Red Steel

The only game I watched, but WHAT a game. yes, Duke got preferential treatment.


32 posted on 04/05/2010 8:59:01 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Bigtigermike

THAT was the most glaring break given to Duke that I saw. Plus the “non” intentional foul and a few others.


33 posted on 04/05/2010 8:59:17 PM PDT by CJacobs (From the Ozark / Clarksville area)
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To: Jazz1968; Perdogg; A_Former_Democrat

I like Coach K and Hayward. But for sports’ sake, I wish that shot had gone in! People would have talked about that game for fifty years!


34 posted on 04/05/2010 8:59:30 PM PDT by Loud Mime (initialpoints.net - - The Constitution as the center of politics)
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To: dfwgator
no “one and done” players in this one

Still, there is a "one and done" in the White House. I will spit every time I say his name for the rest of my life.
35 posted on 04/05/2010 8:59:41 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: CJacobs

“EVERY questionable call went to Duke.”

I don’t agree. I thought the officials called an even game.

And except for a terrible blocking foul that should have been charging, Butler would have lost to Murray State in round 2.

Great game by both teams tonight.


36 posted on 04/05/2010 8:59:43 PM PDT by devere
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To: Perdogg


37 posted on 04/05/2010 8:59:51 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (John has a long mustache)
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To: lt.america
Duke's coach makes more than twice Butler's entire budget, I believe.
38 posted on 04/05/2010 9:01:20 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: GoDuke

Zoubek committed a pretty bad foul at the Duke end near the end of the game that should have been called.

Not calling an intentional foul by the duke player was a good call.

The call that really hurt and was a very bad call, especially give the time-score situation was the charge call on Butler when Schier clearly was not set.

Other than that it was a fairly well officiated game.

Did you see that ‘hard screen’ set on Singler. He got blind-sided pretty well.


39 posted on 04/05/2010 9:01:58 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Red Steel

Hussein picked the loser again. Ha Ha!


40 posted on 04/05/2010 9:02:03 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Bigtigermike

Are you referring to the travelling call on Scheyer, when he and Howard went down?


41 posted on 04/05/2010 9:02:22 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: jennyjenny

“Would Hayward’s shot been “The Greatest Shot of All Time”?”
SO!


42 posted on 04/05/2010 9:02:26 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: Jazz1968

Never mind.
I replied to the wrong person.
Sorry.


43 posted on 04/05/2010 9:03:30 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: Jazz1968
Michigan State's problem was that they had one ball handler on the floor at any given time period. Go back and re-watch that game and pay attention to Green and the rest of Michigan State's post players. Green could not move his feet so he played defense with his hands not to mention on every offensive position he dropped his shoulder and plowed into the lane.

However, Izzo didn't cry after the game and called it like it was. Butler played physical just like Michigan State does and MSU lost to the better team period.

44 posted on 04/05/2010 9:03:31 PM PDT by lt.america (My soul was removed to make room for all of this sarcasm)
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To: Migraine

27 years ago . .wow

An inch higher . . or lower . . or to the left . . .might have gone in. What a finish THAT would’ve been.


45 posted on 04/05/2010 9:04:03 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: GoDuke

WHOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS COACH K!!!!!!!!!


46 posted on 04/05/2010 9:04:48 PM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: CJacobs

If Hayward had forced contact rather than shoot a fadeaway, the refs would have been forced to make a blocking call.


47 posted on 04/05/2010 9:05:08 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Jazz1968

Huh?


48 posted on 04/05/2010 9:05:40 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: jennyjenny

You are correct. Butler’s basketball budget is 1.5 million a year and I am sure K makes at least 3 million a year (probably more when you figure in performance bonuses plus summer camps).


49 posted on 04/05/2010 9:06:32 PM PDT by lt.america (My soul was removed to make room for all of this sarcasm)
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To: SeaHawkFan

The put back by Butler in the 1st half he had his elbow on Nolan Smith’s back going up. No call. Lance Thomas got pushed out of bounds on a Butler rebound in the 1st. No call. Doesn’t matter cause my Blue Devils are National Champs and that’s all that matters!


50 posted on 04/05/2010 9:06:44 PM PDT by GoDuke
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