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    St. John's / Duke is the biggest game of the year, always!


    Went to the game yesterday at MSG thanks to a kind fellow DBRer who sold me some tickets, and I have to say, as ALWAYS we were the Big Ticket.

    The students were all given red and white hats and red shirts with "BEAT DUKE" printed in white across the front.

    Rally towels were placed on every seat in the lower bowl.

    The band and cheerleaders were out by the Ticket Booths, dancing and cheering, and the St. Johns fans were going NUTS.

    A ten point first half ended that Not sure if it came across on TV, but the applause when they scored number 10 was terrific... a real slow-build to a roar.

    Anyway, got me to thinking; is there ANY other team in the country that is as much a "BIG GAME" as Duke? I was discussing this with a buddy, and other than arch rivals, we didn't think anyone was at Duke's level.


    P.S. Couldn't help but laugh; over on a St. John's board, someone had mentioned the t-shirts, and a St. John's fan said something to the effect of "T-shirts?! Must have been another well orchestrated show of those stoopid ****ies, who are never spontaneous!" Whoops!

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Asheville, NC
    Being one of the few times St. John's is on national tv may have something to do with as well. In fact, most of the Duke games are broadcast to a national audience. That might explain the crowds at almost all away/neutral court games.

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    Feb 2007
    Skinker-DeBaliviere, Saint Louis
    Allow me to quote Chris Carrawell on playing NC State:
    They came out all rah-rah. Then we knocked them back. After that, there was no more rah-rah.

    A movie is not about what it's about; it's about how it's about it.
    ---Roger Ebert

    Some questions cannot be answered
    Who’s gonna bury who
    We need a love like Johnny, Johnny and June
    ---Over the Rhine

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