It is always great for a guy when his alma mater and his home state end up in the news, thanks to a decision in his chosen field and profession. That is why I love the story this week about the Kentucky judge who ruled that Duke football is the worst in the country….period. If you havent heard the story yet, University of Louisville sued Duke for backing out of its football contract with the school and not finding a replacement team “of equal value.” Duke argued before the judge that it was so bad at football that ANY team would suffice to be of “equal value” and thus UL had no damages….and the judge agreed. This means that we now have positive proof that no one is worse than Duke football, no matter how bad. Tell me thats not brilliant.
And yes, I do admit to having a soft spot in my heart for Duke football. While going there for law school, I couldnt make myself stomach the basketball team, but I had enough school pride to adopt and root on the football team. During my first two years there, the team went a grand total of 0-22 and then broke its losing streak by beating East Carolina at home in the first game of year three. I, along with the other 25 students at the game, helped tear down the goal posts….an event that still is one of the more ridiculous things of my life. But even I, a small fan of Duke’s gridiron feats, think this is pretty great.