1. In Defense of Duke: Dispelling the Myths Behind the Hatred

    Duke Basketball, without question, is one of the most marketable brands in all of American sports. It is also one of the most hated. Hate is a strong word and not to be used lightly—but when it comes to the Duke Blue Devils, many see red...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 5,598 reads 17 comments

  2. John Wall Picks Kentucky: Why Duke Fans Should Still Be Happy

    At long last, John Wall has made his decision—and while it might not be what some Duke fans wanted to hear, they still have reason to be happy. Wall's recruitment signaled a change in philosophy for the Duke staff...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 7,232 reads 40 comments

  3. Here Today Gone Tomorrow?: The Life Expectancy of the Nickname

    Am I the only person that is tired of every athlete getting some annoying nickname or abbreviation of their real name? It is a sign of the times I guess, but that doesn't mean I have to like it...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 67 reads 0 comments

  4. Some Additions to the NCAA's Proposed Rule Changes

    It will be interesting to see how the NCAA community at large reacts to the recently proposed rule changes. First there is the no charges under the basket if a secondary defender is present rule...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 111 reads 2 comments

  5. North Carolina's ACC Football Teams Look Promising

    There is good news all around for the ACC's North Carolina football teams. Every team has the potential of making a bowl game next year, including Duke. I did not misspeak when I said Duke, but more on them in a moment...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 224 reads 2 comments

  6. Brett Favre: Just Say No

    Brett Favre has an addiction. He needs to admit as much first before he can go through the other 11 steps that he needs to in order to officially retire. So far, the football DTs have been too strong for Favre to resist...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 20 reads 0 comments

  7. John Wall Represents a New Trend in Recruiting

    Like a mirage tempting a thirsty traveler to water, John Wall's decision to narrow down his college choices has proved to be nothing more than your eyes playing tricks on you...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 5,120 reads 9 comments

  8. Hurricanes Struggle To Earn More Than Bandwagon Support

    It seems no matter what the Carolina Hurricanes do, they can't avoid the fact that a large portion of their fan base is made up of bandwagon fans...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 105 reads 5 comments

  9. Mike Krzyzewski Drawing Unwarranted Criticism over John Wall Recruitment

    I regularly frequent Duke message boards if for nothing more than sheer entertainment. I hardly post, as it seems a futile effort, what with all the experts and insiders that log on to them daily...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 13,291 reads 22 comments

  10. Henderson's Decision No Surprise; But Is There a Doubt?

    Let me preface everything that I'm about to say with, Gerald Henderson is going to be a solid pro prospect next year. His decision to enter the NBA draft is no surprise. Duke fans have been expecting it for weeks...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 1,454 reads 10 comments

  11. The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

    Tom Petty truly said it best in his song "The Waiting." It really is the hardest part. Duke fans, like no other time in recent history, are playing a waiting game and the stakes have seemingly never been so high...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 1,540 reads 17 comments

  12. Wishing the Redskins Could Fire Dan "The Fan"

    I have been a Redskins fan since birth, and perhaps even before. My first game was at RFK in utero; my mom was pregnant with my twin brother and I as she attended that game against the Giants...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 577 reads 7 comments

  13. Everybody Hates Greg Paulus

    I just don't get why everyone hates Greg Paulus. I've heard reasons why people don't like him, it's just that none of them represent the opinions of mature grown-ups...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 817 reads 7 comments

  14. A Positive Take on Duke's '08-'09 Campaign

    A week removed from the 2009 National Championship game the dust is still setting on the year that was. For Duke fans it was a bitter-sweet year, but unlike many who are panicking over next ...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 744 reads 1 comments

  15. The Sleaze Also Rises

    Back by not so popular demand is a second go at a top 10 sleaziest figures in sports. This list contains some oldies but goodies, and some that many, other than myself, may not have even considered but I ask you to look at the facts...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 107 reads 5 comments

  16. Advice for Duke Fans in Wake of UNC's Victory

    Today is a tough day for the fans of the boys in royal blue. While their arch nemesis from down 15-501 celebrate a fifth National Championship, the Duke faithful are facing another ...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 1,215 reads 12 comments

  17. This Wall Stuff Is Real Madness

    Is anyone else getting a decidedly Blue Chips feeling about the recruitment of John Wall? I can just picture the slew of coaches after the services of Wall, frantically calling him ...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 781 reads 1 comments

  18. Baseball Season Brings Renewal Of Important Debate

    As the weather warms and the boys of summer come out of hibernation and flock to their fields of play, a long-time debate rages on. For years the argument has gone back and forth, sometimes harmlessly and sometimes heated and passionate...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 45 reads 0 comments

  19. Sleaze Is As Sleaze Does: 10 Guys/Gals Sports Could Have Done Without

    Sleaze and sports go hand in hand. Any time you have a major money-making institution, you will have nefarious characters who associate themselves with that sport...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 5 years ago 254 reads 5 comments