Pick Already: Decision To Vote Duke-UNC Co-ACC Favorites Just Lame

Mike KlineAnalyst IOctober 27, 2009

DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 11:  Deon Thompson #21 of the North Carolina Tar Heels moves to the basket against Kyle Singler #12 of the Duke Blue Devils during the game on February 11, 2009 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The ACC held its annual Operation Basketball on Sunday to kick off the start of the conference's basketball season.

The get together is a chance to showcase the teams, their best players, and conduct the meaningless tasks of voting for preseason player of the year and picking the favorites to win the conference.

They are meaningless because anything can happen during the course of a season, but it makes interesting food for fodder.

This year, however, the ACC voters ended up in a deadlock when it came to choosing the team to beat. Their decision—Duke and UNC both tied as preseason favorites.

Ties are like kissing your sister, disgusting and impermissible under pretty much all circumstances. 

Come on, just choose already.

Ultimately, I guess it makes no real difference in the long run, but can't we just make a decision.

Can't one side of the argument persuade at least one member to come to their side with an impressive display of rhetorical discourse and logical argument?

That is how congress does it.

For what its worth, my vote goes to Duke. Not because I'm a fan but because of their experience. The Tarheels have an impressive group of freshman, but I'll take that experience just about every time.

If UNC had a proven set of guards, I might be more inclined to lean toward them.

But I guess we should just be happy that the season is close to starting because the state of ACC Football has left most wanting something better.

Hopefully we will get that this season and in the end I'm betting there won't be a tie for first place either.

The teams will see to that themselves.