Krzyzewskiville started blossoming last week.
By that I mean the first tents of Kryzyzewskiville were pitched by the Duke University students most committed to securing the best seats for when the #18 Blue Devils take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on March 8th in the college basketball regular season finale. A Duke sorority made a “rap” “music” video, which I’m told had the aim of recruiting young women TOWARDS the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Although it will probably push girls away from it.
Once seen, this cannot be unseen, unfortunately. And when you watch it, you’ll see why I think this was an elaborate ruse staged by North Carolina fans.
If so, the casting of the sorority girls by the Tar Heel fans was quite brilliant.
Of course, I know that it’s not. It’s very real. As you can see, Krzyzewskiville and Cameron Indoor Stadium are featured in the short video, and the ADPI girls seem to be bonafide Cameron Crazies. I don’t know the rep of ADPI at Duke, but I do recall the clever pejorative slang for that specific house at my alma mater. On campus they were called “ADPI: Alcohol, Drugs, Pot.” I don’t remember anything about the frats and sororities at my school other than the condescending acronyms and descriptive jokes students came up with for each one.
If you hate Duke, as so many do, this video will not inspire more hatred. Only pity.
I know what’s on your mind first, “what do these sorority girls rapping and prancing around Krzyzewskiville and Cameron Indoor Stadium look like?”
Well, that’s up to you to form your own opinions on that. (related: the Minnesota Golden Gophers girls are doing something similarly awful and stupid with social media at a college basketball arena this week. However, most people will agree the Minny girls are hot)
I’ll just say this: we’re hearing whispers Jabari Parker might stay for his sophomore year. If he watches this video, he’s definitely gone to the NBA.
And if you are Caucasian and your name is something other than Marshall Mathers YOU DO NOT NEED TO RAP! I cannot stress this point enough. I feel bad for the former Simeon star that his name is “rhymed” in the production that follows. We all do dumb things while in college. I did many things dumber than this. We just didn’t have YouTube yet.
To quote the final line of Apocalypse Now: “the horror, the horror.”
Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An MBA and Fulbright scholar in media studies, he’s also an analyst for multiple news talk radio stations across the country; with regular weekly segments on NBC and Fox Sports Radio. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)Powered by Sidelines Follow paulmbanks