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    Carolina Congressman (UNC alum) considers treason? Truly unbelievable

    http://nation.foxnews.com/rep-brad-m...d-pull-taliban

    At first, I thought this was a "fake news" headline. But indeed, this dude is real. And he is one of the 435 representatives in the US House. Incredible.

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    Don't blame him one bit. I feel the exact same way about Carolina. There isn't a group of people, past, present, alive or dead, that I wouldn't cheer for against Carolina until the basketball game was over. Once the basketball game was over, of course, I'd want most of the heinous people you're probably thinking of promptly rounded up and escorted directly to a maximum security prison. But during the game, go (insert your team of horrible monsters of history here), stomp the Heels.
    Brian Zoubek on what was going through his mind walking to the free throw line with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 2010 National Championship game and Duke up by 1: "Fifty percent [of me is] thinking, This is what I've been dreaming of doing my entire life. Fifty percent I'm crapping my pants."

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    Quote Originally Posted by diveonthefloor View Post
    At first, I thought this was a "fake news" headline. But indeed, this dude is real. And he is one of the 435 representatives in the US House. Incredible.
    (Shrug) Not the most PC thing to say, but so? Are you really offended by that?

    I could also say that considering the link, I can see why you thought it might be fake, but I won't say that.

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    That's nice, for a congressman to root for the Taliban instead of Duke University. The University that provides thousands of jobs, provides state of the art health care, and a ivy league caliber reputation that draws millions of dollars a year to this state but to hell with us, he'd rather root for a terrorist organization. Nice, very nice.

    GTHC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingboozer View Post
    That's nice, for a congressman to root for the Taliban instead of Duke University. The University that provides thousands of jobs, provides state of the art health care, and a ivy league caliber reputation that draws millions of dollars a year to this state but to hell with us, he'd rather root for a terrorist organization. Nice, very nice.

    GTHC.
    But it's okay to wish that the University of North Carolina burn for all eternity? The University that provides thousands of jobs, provides state of the art health care, and is regarded as one of the best academic public universities in the country?

    Sports often involves more than a bit of hyperbole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crimsondevil View Post
    But it's okay to wish that the University of North Carolina burn for all eternity? The University that provides thousands of jobs, provides state of the art health care, and is regarded as one of the best academic public universities in the country?

    Sports often involves more than a bit of hyperbole.
    GTHC isn't meant literally. To me it's meant in the spirit of "Oh please, just go to hell. That's great that you have been around for 185 years. Get over yourselves, you're so full of s***. Quit hanging banners for NIT runners-up and made up championships."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edouble View Post
    GTHC isn't meant literally. To me it's meant in the spirit of "Oh please, just go to hell. That's great that you have been around for 185 years. Get over yourselves, you're so full of s***. Quit hanging banners for NIT runners-up and made up championships."
    But the "pulling for the Taliban" phrase is literal? I was unaware they had a basketball team...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edouble View Post
    GTHC isn't meant literally. To me it's meant in the spirit of "Oh please, just go to hell. That's great that you have been around for 185 years. Get over yourselves, you're so full of s***. Quit hanging banners for NIT runners-up and made up championships."
    Exactly my point in putting it there. GTHC to me is meant more towards the obnoxious attitudes of the fan base and not the university as a whole. Sports aside, UNC is a great asset to the state in all the ways stated, just like Duke is.

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    I wouldn't take any of this too seriously. First of all, the Congressman's statement is hyperbole, obviously...I doubt, if he was looking at a KSM and a bunch of confirmed terrorists warming up for a basketball game against Duke, that he'd be excitedly cheering them on. Secondly, there's a big difference between hating a team, or even a fanbase (personally, my loathing is generally much more toward the Tarheel fans than the players themselves, some of whom (ie: Marshall, Zeller, Jamison), I really like), and hating the University. Most people who can't stand Duke basketball simultaneously greatly value and cherish having the University, particularly DUMC, in North Carolina. I'm sure, if a hypothetical vote came down to keep Duke University in Durham or have it shipped up to Richmond, Virginia, the Congressman would vote to keep it in Durham in a heartbeat. And he'd still hope the basketball team lost every game it played.
    Brian Zoubek on what was going through his mind walking to the free throw line with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 2010 National Championship game and Duke up by 1: "Fifty percent [of me is] thinking, This is what I've been dreaming of doing my entire life. Fifty percent I'm crapping my pants."

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    I've met Brad Miller. I know Brad Miller. DBR, Brad Miller is no Mike Krzyzewski.

    Super Dave

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