Duke’s Seth Curry: not a true second banana

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I never thought I’d say this, but a Duke University star, who’s a second generation hoops player with bigtime basketball bloodlines, has actually flown under the radar a bit this season.

Sure, you’ve heard one storyline about Blue Devils junior guard Seth Curry BEATEN to death: that his dad is former Virginia Tech, NBA star, Dell Curry, and his brother is Stephen Curry, starting point guard for the Golden State Warriors. (And I’m really sorry for even bringing this up now)

Seth Curry transferred from Liberty University to Duke after the 08-09 season. Per transfer rules, Curry sat out the 2009–10 basketball season.

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7 Reasons to pick the Duke Blue Devils in the South region

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Every March Madness you see the media create pieces that ask “why do people hate Duke?” (in the years they go far in the NCAA tournament) or “why is everyone happy to see Duke eliminated?” (during the seasons they get bounced early)

The answer is very simple, and it’s the same explanation as to why Mitt Romney just doesn’t have the personality to get elected president: too privileged, too rich, and it makes their astronomical success rather worthy of resentment, not likable.

There, end of story.

Now let’s get to why that doesn’t matter when figuring out how far Duke can go, and why you should pick them (this is college basketball, not a popularity contest)

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National Championship Drinking Game

By: David Kay and Peter Christian

Since the Duke-Butler National Championship game is going to be as boring as any Wisconsin basketball game, allow the Sports Bank to spicen up your viewing party with our second annual National Championship Drinking Game.

When Peter Christian and David Kay collaborate on an article, it is either brilliant or loaded with stupidity.  This happens to fall in the latter.  Don’t believe us; check out our Super Bowl Drinking Game from earlier this year.

Our lawyer insisted we add the following: The Sports Bank is not responsible for anyone dumb enough to actually try this and the harm to his/her body that would certainly occur if this game was played.  Also, please don’t drink and drive.
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Duke’s Nolan Smith sees his Stock Rise

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By Paul M. Banks

I received a tweet last night that my question to Duke’s Nolan Smith, following their Final Four win over West Virginia, got some national airtime on ESPN. Glad I could get my name and the Washington Times name out there. The exchange went like this:

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Duke mascot dancing to Journey (Video)

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By Paul M. Banks

I captured video of the Duke Blue Devils’ mascot dancing to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin (you know the ’05 White Sox song)

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