Friday, January 25, 2013

Tar Heel Fans Temporarily Elated By Illegal Late Night Duke Practice Rumors

YOU-KNOW-WHO ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
After Duke’s loss to Miami the other night by 27 points, the next morning radio show host Dan Patrick made a joke about Coach K marching his squad into Cameron Funkytown Arena and practicing from 1:30 a.m. to 4:45 a.m.

Patrick said, "Am I allowed to tell people about what happened with Duke basketball?" Patrick said. "Now, we're looking into this. The Duke charter landed in Durham at 12:42 in the morning. Practiced started at 1:30 a.m., finished up at 4:45 a.m. We're being told by a couple of people who work there at Duke that Coach K was not pleased after being blown out by 27."

While Coack K and staff may have been tempted to start the team running the minute the plane hit the ground in Durham, NCAA rules prohibit such.  And we all know that Duke NEVER breaks the rules.  Well, at least, they damn sure don't ever get caught...(See Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia Tech, etc.)

Of course, this immediately became a huge sensation on the Internet where everything you read, see or hear is true. Don’t believe us, just ask that kid from Notre Dame.

Guess what? Turns out Dan Patrick was joking!  Really? Dan Patrick joking? Shocking!
Wasn’t he always Keith Olbermann’s straight man?  Well…no.

Yes, after a fair amount of sound and fury (and a denial from K-tower) a producer on The Dan Patrick Show clarified to Bomani Jones that Patrick's statement wasn't a report of fact or even rumor. They were “goofing.”  Of course, the clarification came via Twitter.  

Just one more reason to start drinking early. 

The riot quickly planned for Franklin Street was just as quickly cancelled. 


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