The Duke Flop

This has been making its way around the internet. One of the SEC blogs had a title similar to “This is why people hate Duke”. Of course, we’ve already used that title and therefore cannot repeat it.

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22 Responses to The Duke Flop

  1. packpigskinfan23 03/19/2007 at 8:34 AM #

    wow! hahahahahahahahaha!!!!

    I love how the crowd is laughing in the background….


  2. packpigskinfan23 03/19/2007 at 8:44 AM #

    this hasnt made PTI has it?

    I could only pray so…. I would love to hear them talk about this.

  3. skywalkerdt 03/19/2007 at 8:44 AM #

    reminds me of the stories i heard growing up of acting being a required class for unc players, guess joshie failed that course

  4. skywalkerdt 03/19/2007 at 8:45 AM #

    excuse me that was paulus wasn’t it

  5. redfred2 03/19/2007 at 9:01 AM #

    I think it was faulus.

  6. redfred2 03/19/2007 at 9:03 AM #

    or phaulus, either one

  7. beowolf 03/19/2007 at 9:12 AM #

    Another example of the Internet and YouTube helping highlight a problem in college basketball. Enough of this kind of stuff and Duke won’t be able to get away with so many flops, because even the dullest of refs will be wise to it.

    OK, so that was rabid optimism there. Sorry.

  8. CaptainCraptacular 03/19/2007 at 9:15 AM #

    Whats really sad: This wasn’t the only flop Duke tried to pull in that game. There were several, of which the video is the worst. But its pathetic what they try to get away with. I’d be embarrassed to be a Duke fan.

  9. Redblogger 03/19/2007 at 9:32 AM #

    LOL That is really funny.

  10. WolfPup35 03/19/2007 at 10:07 AM #

    If the game had been in Durham, they would have got the call!
    That is CLEARLY a Cameron Charge!

    The fans of the Devils should get used to what they saw this year, unless every other team in the nation comes down with a severe case of the shits right before game time!!

    The Dook dynasty is crumbling, and I love it!

  11. skywalkerdt 03/19/2007 at 10:26 AM #

    its still coach k, so watch what you ask for, how many mcd’s are arriving to durham next year?

    still, the moment I learned to hate Duke (I liked watching the Grant Hill’s and Tony Lang’s I’ll admit)- A few years back I was there for what I believe was Duke’s first game at the then ESA to witness Shane Battier grab Kenny Inge’s forearms on a rebound, throw Kenny to the floor and then fuss at the ref for calling a foul instead of a jump ball!!! Shane never touched the ball!

  12. WolfPup35 03/19/2007 at 10:52 AM #

    Yet another example of Dook players belief that they have “Manifest Destiny” in the ACC!

  13. redfred2 03/19/2007 at 11:39 AM #

    I may be way wrong, but it was Dean Smith who first took advantage of the charge rule years and years ago with players like George Karl and Dudley Bradley to name a few. Before that time it was a question of judgement on the defensive players part and if the offensive had the lane and the advantage, the defense had better get out of the way or be called for the foul.

    I could on with a list a mile long but that is just one of the many reasons that the Duke Blue Devils with never, ever overtake the heels on my list of the most hated BB programs on the planet.

  14. buttPACKer 03/19/2007 at 1:22 PM #

    have you guys ever seen those goats that fall over when you scare them?

  15. noah 03/19/2007 at 3:05 PM #

    Fainting goats! ha!

  16. beowolf 03/19/2007 at 3:07 PM #

  17. packpigskinfan23 03/19/2007 at 4:06 PM #

    hahahaha… this thread has just become a classic.

  18. class of 74 03/20/2007 at 4:40 AM #

    Were those goats in a pasture or was that a Duke practice session on film?

  19. brown pelican 03/20/2007 at 8:25 AM #

    rf2—smith was the originator—let you have the baseline—and—once you were in the air he’d have the guard drop down and run underneath you—ruined many a basketball player from playing sound defense in my estimation—when i used to coach high school basketball i had more than one conversation with the head coach when we would practice ‘taking charges’—i always asked him—why don’t we practice playing defense and defend the goal for once?—guess that’s why i coach football now—re: the heels vs. dook?—no contest—the heels will always be the evil empire

  20. TomA 03/20/2007 at 10:41 AM #

    As much as everyone talks about the Duke Flopping Syndrome at no time was it as bad as when Dean was coaching UNX. Anyone else remember the classic setup where two or three UNX players would trap an opposing player and when the player would make any movement towrad the Carolina players ALL OF THEM would fall down like a grenade had been tossed at them! So really they are continuing a tradition started by the light blue!

  21. redfred2 03/21/2007 at 10:18 AM #

    I hadn’t checked back on this thread in a while, but you got it there beowulf, that’s exactly what I was talking about!!! Thanks for the video evidence.

    brown pelican

    I still think it is one of the worst abuses to the rules that was ever executed by a coach. But, that and the four corners are where carolina “pride” originated.

  22. redfred2 03/21/2007 at 10:23 AM #


    Yep, about the most pansy way to get a turnover ever conceived. But that was ol’ Dean, abuse the rules whenever possible.

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