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killerleft
08-31-2008, 02:18 PM
I especially enjoyed the halftime tribute honoring Duke's Beijing Olympians.

Cheering for Coach K was a privilege. Watching him accept the applause reminded me of his patriotism and the almost (but not quite:D) no-win situation in which he had to operate.

USA! USA!

CameronBornAndBred
08-31-2008, 03:48 PM
I especially enjoyed the halftime tribute honoring Duke's Beijing Olympians.

Cheering for Coach K was a privilege. Watching him accept the applause reminded me of his patriotism and the almost (but not quite:D) no-win situation in which he had to operate.

USA! USA!

I loved seeing him go over to the students and return in kind their gracious bows, that was beautiful!

Scorp4me
08-31-2008, 03:52 PM
Not sure how loud it got, but we definately had a chant of USA in our section. I mean how cool is that. Not too many chants you can get going that everyone in the stadium can join in on, but thanks to the Duke involvement we could.

GopherBlue
08-31-2008, 04:00 PM
I was impressed by the JMU fans joining the standing ovation for the Duke Olympians, including Coach K and staff. I can think of a few ACC schools that would not have behaved this way.

I had a chance to chat with several of their tailgating fans, and they were very pleasant and gracious. Of course, that was before the game...

DukePA
08-31-2008, 05:37 PM
I was impressed by the JMU fans joining the standing ovation for the Duke Olympians, including Coach K and staff. I can think of a few ACC schools that would not have behaved this way.

I had a chance to chat with several of their tailgating fans, and they were very pleasant and gracious. Of course, that was before the game...

Unfortunately, there was a JMU fan and 2 carolina fans sitting behind us last night. I felt they behaved with class until halftime when none of them applauded the olympians, Coach K, and when they didn't participate in the USA cheer. That bummed me out. If, for some bizzare reason, I attended a carolina game and they honored their olympians and if their basketball coach had brought home the gold, I would have cheered for them and for the USA. I just don't get it. That was the only bummer last night. The rain didn't bother me very much. In fact, it felt great!

Abraxas
08-31-2008, 06:17 PM
Is there a video or a photo of that?

gep
08-31-2008, 06:20 PM
Is there a video or a photo of that?

The N&O photo gallery linked on the DBR headlines page has a few photos... :cool:

Abraxas
08-31-2008, 08:06 PM
Thanks!

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/duke/photos/story/1201181.html

Photo #15 has Coach K being honored at half-time. Were there any of the other Duke Beijing Olympians too?

killerleft
08-31-2008, 08:10 PM
Thanks!

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/duke/photos/story/1201181.html

Photo #15 has Coach K being honored at half-time. Were there any of the other Duke Beijing Olympians too?

Coaches Wojo and Chris Collins were there, but I didn't see any others.

Abraxas
08-31-2008, 08:12 PM
The original link for the full gallery was posted in the main page:

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/duke/photos/story/1201181.html

Photos 86-90 are about the half-time tribute. 86 has Wojo on the backdrop. It would have been nice to have honored the other Olympians too.

devildeac
08-31-2008, 08:43 PM
The original link for the full gallery was posted in the main page:

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/duke/photos/story/1201181.html

Photos 86-90 are about the half-time tribute. 86 has Wojo on the backdrop. It would have been nice to have honored the other Olympians too.

They were indeed honored as they were included in the slide show but did not attend the ceremony.

Abraxas
08-31-2008, 09:14 PM
They were indeed honored as they were included in the slide show but did not attend the ceremony.

Thanks! I wasn't there but 2000 miles away.

devildeac
08-31-2008, 09:55 PM
Thanks! I wasn't there but 2000 miles away.

Not to make you feel bad, but if you have read the EK board and the Home Page and the links, you can gather that you missed a very special evening yesterday. Let's hope it can be sustained.

SharkD
08-31-2008, 11:54 PM
They were indeed honored as they were included in the slide show but did not attend the ceremony.

I can understand Boozer, Shannon Rowbury and Rebecca Smith not attending, since they're graduates, but Rebecca Ward's a freshman -- I would've thought she'd be out on the field with K, Wojo, Collins and Kevin (http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22647&SPID=1841&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=1480867) Cullen (http://media.www.dukechronicle.com/media/storage/paper884/news/2008/07/08/Feature/Olympian.Profile.Kevin.Cullen-3387579.shtml).

Carlos
09-01-2008, 08:40 AM
Unfortunately, there was a JMU fan and 2 carolina fans sitting behind us last night. I felt they behaved with class until halftime when none of them applauded the olympians, Coach K, and when they didn't participate in the USA cheer. That bummed me out. If, for some bizzare reason, I attended a carolina game and they honored their olympians and if their basketball coach had brought home the gold, I would have cheered for them and for the USA. I just don't get it. That was the only bummer last night. The rain didn't bother me very much. In fact, it felt great!

Yeah, but what are the odds of that happening? I mean, we tried George Karl and Larry Brown and look what that got us.