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B-well
06-20-2008, 11:34 PM
What a 100th birthday gift that would be.

Indoor66
06-21-2008, 08:18 AM
What a 100th birthday gift that would be.

Great point. He was Duke's first basketball AA!

Werber to the rafters. :)

Edouble
06-21-2008, 01:58 PM
What number did he wear?

msdukie
06-21-2008, 02:10 PM
What number did he wear?

He didn't wear a number. He graduated before players wore numbers. Note that Carolina has retired jerseys of players without numbers.

devildeac
06-21-2008, 04:18 PM
He didn't wear a number. He graduated before players wore numbers. Note that Carolina has retired jerseys of players without numbers.

1. Great idea. That way we can save a # for our next player worthy of the honor and not use up yet another number;).

2. They (unc) also hang banners in the rafters for "championships" that don't exist:rolleyes::D:eek:.

OZZIE4DUKE
06-21-2008, 04:21 PM
He didn't wear a number. He graduated before players wore numbers. Note that Carolina has retired jerseys of players without numbers.

So let's petition Coach K, Kevin White and what'shisname to retire Bill Werber's jersey with just his name on it. I think it (retiring his jersey) is a great idea!

miramar
06-21-2008, 07:00 PM
Itís amazing how the game has changed in that time. In 1930, when Mr. Werber became Dukeís first All-America, the leading scorer was Joe Croson with 9.5 PPG.

weezie
06-21-2008, 08:45 PM
He didn't wear a number. He graduated before players wore numbers.


I'm in. OLD SCHOOL for realz! He's fabulous...for cryin' out loud, he played with the Babe!

throatybeard
06-22-2008, 02:54 AM
Itís amazing how the game has changed in that time. In 1930, when Mr. Werber became Dukeís first All-America, the leading scorer was Joe Croson with 9.5 PPG.

And Croson was a '6-4" center, yes, a center at 76 inches, if what I've learned from Bill Brill has managed to stick with me.

It's a little known fact that Bill Werber served the beer at keg parties in 1930.

Indoor66
06-22-2008, 09:18 AM
And Croson was a '6-4" center, yes, a center at 76 inches, if what I've learned from Bill Brill has managed to stick with me.

It's a little known fact that Bill Werber served the beer at keg parties in 1930.

It's also little known that Dick Nixon had a car while in Law School and made runs to Virginia to supply booze to others.

ugadevil
06-22-2008, 01:58 PM
It's also little known that Dick Nixon had a car while in Law School and made runs to Virginia to supply booze to others.

Sounds like Nixon helped start Nascar.

Edouble
06-22-2008, 03:07 PM
It's also little known that Dick Nixon had a car while in Law School and made runs to Virginia to supply booze to others.

Smokey and the Tricky Dick Bandit?