Here is the first of the favorite player polls. Reminder, this is a MULTIPLE CHOICE POLL, meaning you can vote for as many players as you want!! But, the more you vote for, the less weight your vote will carry.
If you are confused about what is going on, please consult the sticky thread at the top of this forum.
4, and only 4, players from this poll will advance on to the one-on-one matchups of the Round of 32. If we get a reasonable number of votes and it is clear that 4 players have seperated themselves from the rest in this poll then I will close this poll in about 24 hours. In any event, I will try to give at least a hour warning before I close it in case folks want to wait until the end to figure out how to cast their votes.
--Jason "let the voting begin!" Evans
Last edited by JasonEvans; 10-11-2007 at 01:00 PM.
Just to disclose who my favorite player of all time in any sport is (sorry, Marino, Pendleton, Payne Stewart), I love how only one guy in this poll is referred to with just one name.
I'd also like to point out that Evans hit 1500 posts before I hit 1200.
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Who’s gonna bury who
We need a love like Johnny, Johnny and June
---Over the Rhine
I forsee Hurley and Wojo easily separating themselves from the pack in this group. The next two will be a bit closer.
At 3, how can you leave out "the push-ups" -- that was one of the best Duke dunks ever!
And to round out 4, you've got to include the Ghostface Killa...
This first preliminary round contains one of my favorite players:
He was one of many players from Pennsylvania recruited by Vic Bubas.
United States Navy (Retired)
He wasn't my pick, but just thinking of McLeod's lay in with just under a minute remaining in the '98 Carolina game gives me chills.
And the score is 77-75...
"Duke is a once in a lifetime opportunity and something you don't pass up on." -Amile Jefferson
That Robert Brickey isn't on this list.
Remember this is only poll number 1; plenty of places for players to show up.
I did have a question; who is this "Nolan Smith" guy who got six votes, which is as many as Alaa?
I'm going to catch heat for saying this, but Wojo is one of my least favorite duke players to have watched. I was in the same graduating class. His play over the last couple of years of his career will never erase in my memory his first couple of years. Add in Wayne Turner and the collapse.
I'll close this poll after dinner time tonight.
For folks who are confused, I again urge you to check out the stickied thread at the top of the board.
-Jason "can Ro make a comeback? He's sitting in 5th place. I think Bilas is getting a real announcer boost, his vote is not based on his playing career" Evans
Agree completely. I am class of '86 and remember him as the 6th best player that year after Dawkins, Alarie, Henderson, Amaker and the freshman edition of Danny Ferry.
McLeod OTOH was the leader of the 1998 team that won the ACCT and regular season. Brand had more talent even as a Frosh, but McLeod set the tone and took (and made) most of the big shots.
Last edited by The Gordog; 10-11-2007 at 01:17 PM.
No love for Alaa Abdelnaby? Truly dismaying. My brother and I used to love giggling at our own creative ways of mispronouncing his name as we came of age as Duke fans during the early golden age.
I'm a little surprised that Jay Bilas is not getting any more votes than he's received so far.
ONLY 6 VOTES FOR CASEY SANDERS?!?!??!! DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY BACKBOARD SLAPS HE HAD?!?!? DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY POINTS HE PUT UP IN THE BLUE-WHITE GAME?!?!?!?!
(And yes... I am aware that I am virutually yelling.. this should tell you how upset I am about this.)
obviously, hurley is the man!
and, i'm still probably the biggest Thomas 'T' Hill on the DBR, and the dude didn't even make the poll.
I MEAN, THE AUDACITY!
"The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name." - Aldous Huxley
For the youngsters among us, let me make a mid-game case for Glen Smiley. A truly legendary half-court offensive player. The problems came when he had to run up and down the floor a couple of times. Possibly connected to the six-pack he inhaled within about 10 minutes after arriving back at the section from practice. A personality one can't even begin to describe.
I could be wrong, but I think there were a lot more characters back in the days of "A win doesn't count unless your hungover." Glad to see one of them in this contest.