bluedevil, back off on Durham. That kind of negative & ignorant talk is not needed, nor is it welcome.
Thanks MulletMan & jgehtland for sticking up for Durham, which happens to be my hometown. Many Duke grads, my parents included, loved Durham enough to stay here after they graduated. Could they all be so misguided. Durham is a truly wonderful place. Like any metro area, it has it's trouble spots, sure, but we're working on those in a frank & open way. Our unique history & diversity, as well as our gritty & cool atmosphere, have Durham now on a serious up-swing in the minds of many, including several deep-pocketed investors. If Durham where such a hellhole, I doubt you would get so many people to invest in it's future. So, bluedevil, try looking at the positive sometimes... or if you just want to be negative, do as my mother use to say: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."
BTW, before you post anymore, remember that everyone here wants Gail to remain our coach. I for one support paying her more to keep her, but I have no idea on the amount. (I'll leave that detail to smarter/more informed people than me.) We will just have to wait and see how things play out.
Oh, and on football, if we could get more butts in the seats at Wallyworld, things might begin to change on both bottom lines, $ & W's. Have you bought your season tickets yet?
"...Man, who even now finds scarce breathing room on this vast globe, cannot retire from the Old World to some yet undiscovered continent, and wait for the slow action of such causes to replace, by a new creation, the Eden he has wasted".
-George Perkins Marsh (1864)