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    Shot of Singler

    Did anyone else notice the close-up of Singler talking to the ref when ESPN came back to the game tonight after a commercial with about 8 minutes to go in the second half? Duke was up by 1 point, I think, and Marquette (which was incredibly tough) was breathing fire at our heels. The game truly had the feel of a Final Four-type game (and the post-game quotes revealed that our team treated it as the championship game it was). Despite this, this quick close-up showed Singler smiling and joking around with the ref. He looked as if he were on a playground with old buddies. I thought that was pretty amazing.

    Anyone who has played an organized sport knows the feeling of pressure in such a situation. How many times did we face such "adversity" last year? In such instances, I repeatedly remember our team (most of which is still our team) with the exact opposite posture, feeling the weight of the game. A striking difference is immediately apparent with this team -- and no doubt Singler's remarkable cool is at play.

    Here's to enjoying what I hope will be the emergence of another great Duke leader.

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    Indeed I caught that interaction; I wonder what in the world they were laughing about? It did seem relaxed, totally.

    Singler is precocious and is a warrior for Duke; we've got several warriors this year.

    GO DUKE!

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    Haha, Singler has the potential to be great. Hell, he already is great. Remember when he was cramping up off the baseline in the corner? Here's what he had to say about it:

    "I got bumped in the knee and it was more of a knot than a cramp in the leg but I have two," Singler said.

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    i like singler. i love his game but was he looking for the charge a little to much last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbonelson View Post
    i like singler. i love his game but was he looking for the charge a little to much last night.
    K should have set him down in favor of Johnson

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    Quote Originally Posted by watzone View Post
    K should have set him down in favor of Johnson
    Or Marty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbonelson View Post
    i like singler. i love his game but was he looking for the charge a little to much last night.
    Looked to me like he was channeling Shane. And that's not a bad thing at all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    Looked to me like he was channeling Shane. And that's not a bad thing at all!
    i dont think its bad either. he even got several calls . i was just thought there was a time or two that he might have defended better standing up

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    Now there is a great thought!

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    Great catch, Jaymf7!

    I had forgotten that moment. I'm trying hard not to put him on a pedestal, but he keeps trying even harder to climb up on the darn thing!

    Go Duke!

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    Does anyone have a photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Native View Post
    "I got bumped in the knee and it was more of a knot than a cramp in the leg but I have two," Singler said.
    This has to be quote of the year.
    ~rthomas


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    Quote Originally Posted by rthomas View Post
    This has to be quote of the year.
    I dunno, I'm partial to Jay Bilas' "This is like a fist fight on a race track"

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    Talking Silly quotes so far this season

    Quote Originally Posted by throatybeard View Post
    I dunno, I'm partial to Jay Bilas' "This is like a fist fight on a race track"
    I dunno, I'm partial to the call early in the Illinois game: "It's 2-0, and Illinois' biggest lead of the game."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rthomas View Post
    This has to be quote of the year.
    Thank God it wasn't in three.

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    Talking singler reminds me of...

    well mike dunleavy would be an easy comparison, both from oregon and their well rounded overall games, but during the marquette game i saw glimpes of shane battier, well when he's fighting inside for rebounds, taking charges, and especially taking and making 3s at the top of the arc.
    whos ur daddy? singler!

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    i kept thinking of another duke frosh as singler sunk those late game free throws. one with a couple of national championships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willywoody View Post
    i kept thinking of another duke frosh as singler sunk those late game free throws. one with a couple of national championships.
    Kenny Blakeney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crote View Post
    Kenny Blakeney?
    Probably Christian Laetner and his misses against Arizona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crote View Post
    Kenny Blakeney?
    all i think about with kenny blakeney is those socks. wonder what he's up to these days?

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