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dukieman0421
06 October 2011 @ 11:53 pm
Wow, the Yankees are out of the playoffs after only the first round.  My, how the mighty have fallen.  Wonder which two teams will play in the World Series this year?


 
 
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dukieman0421
18 September 2011 @ 10:33 am

The Atlantic Coast Conference has extended its northern reach, adding Pittsburgh and Syracuse.  Now the question becomes, will the league stop there— or keep growing to 16?

The ACC announced Sunday that its council of presidents unanimously voted to accept Pittsburgh and Syracuse, a move that increases its membership to 14 and sends the Big East scrambling—again—to replace two of its cornerstone programs.

“We are constantly evaluating the competitive landscape to ensure the conference’s viability for years to come, and this, I believe, has staying power,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said on a conference call.

The announcement caps a turbulent week of reshuffling for the ACC. It likely will lead to another dramatic shift in college athletics and could mark the next step toward the era of 16-team superconferences.
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dukieman0421
15 July 2011 @ 04:21 pm
What a great family. A woman is actually suing her family over Duke basketball tickets. A coveted, wonderful item to be sure, but a lawsuit seems a bit silly.

Katina Dorton filed a lawsuit today against her sister, her sister's husband and Duke University regarding the transfer of two tickets that once belonged to her father for games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
 
 
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dukieman0421
29 June 2011 @ 04:55 pm
Just saw this on NPR's website.  Not sure if it's true or not, but it would certainly be a good story:

After the U.S. women's soccer team beat North Korea 2-0 on Tuesday in the first round of the 2011 Women's World Cup, North Korea manager Kwang Min Kim said his team's loss may have been because some of its players were recently struck by lightning.

"During training [in North Korea] our players were hit by lightning, and more than five of them were hospitalized," Kim said, according to the BBC. "The goalkeeper and the four defenders were most affected, and some midfielders as well."

 
 
 
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dukieman0421
29 May 2011 @ 01:59 pm
Former Duke guard Greg Paulus has been added to the Ohio State men's basketball staff as video coordinator.

Paulus, who spent last year as an assistant coach at Navy, was a three-year starter for the Blue Devils and played on four NCAA tournament teams. While pursuing his master's degree at Syracuse, he also played quarterback for a season for the Orangemen.

Buckeyes coach Thad Matta recruited Paulus out of high school in Kensington, Va.

Matta announced the hiring on Thursday.

 
 
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dukieman0421
27 March 2011 @ 02:58 pm
I've finally traded up to a smartphone.  I don't know what I was waiting for.  I went with the LG Optimus S because I got a great deal on it, and I'm loving the whole Android system.  My old phone was embarrassing, but I'm flashing my new phone to anyone who will look.  I am hooked!

 
 
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dukieman0421
13 March 2011 @ 08:27 pm
ACC Champs!  #1 seed!  Things are looking good for Duke basketball!

 
 
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dukieman0421
22 February 2011 @ 10:33 pm
I saw The King's Speech tonight.  Good movie.

 
 
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dukieman0421
10 February 2011 @ 10:25 pm
Nothing to bring me back into the world of blogging like a great Duke win over North Carolina.

 
 
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dukieman0421
05 January 2011 @ 07:34 pm

As a favor to guests, one hotel washes every coin it receives, just like it's done since 1938.

The practice at the St. Francis hotel in San Francisco is said to have started when hotelier Dan London observed that some coins sullied a woman's white gloves.

At the time, coins were used for everything from tips to payphones to taxicabs. Back then washing the coins were a full-time job. Now it's only 10 hours a week, but the practice continues, passed down from one generation to the next.

As seen at Consumerist.com

 

 
 
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