Cameron Crazies Are Pissed At ESPN For Some Reason

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

You Duke haters are going to love this one. Duke Blue Devil fans are pissed at ESPN for what they are calling a "cynical exploitation". I have no idea if this is a new thing, or an existing feud, but here's what one of the leading Duke Basketball Websites wants the Crazies to do.....

Well, here it is: Duke fans, and specifically the Crazies, have a chance to hold ESPN accountable. It would be great to deny them that money shot of Crazies in full splendor. It would be classic if, rather than that, whenever the camera panned over them, the Crazies just crossed their arms en masse and stared at the camera until it went away. It would be a mild but effective protest. It probably wouldn’t be as hard to explain as signs and cheers against the Bullies from Bristol, but hey - you guys are creative. We’re sure if you want to let ESPN know you object to their recent maltreatment of one of their major moneymakers, you can come up with something.
I honestly have no idea where this came from, and it seems a bit whiny and we're not getting enough attention, but if this goes down tonight I'm going to be laughing my ass off.

ESPN - Time To Push Back? (Duke Basketball Report)
Unreal: Cameron Crazies Mad at ESPN!! (The Big Lead)

Update: As an anonymous commenter pointed out this could be in response to ESPN's coverage of the Duke Lacrosse case. If that's the case I think it's a little late for that, but whatever makes you feel better.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:53 PM


They're mad about the way ESPN treated the lacrosse case.

Matt Straub said...
Nov 27, 2007, 3:15:00 PM  

A bunch of pussies and dotheads.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 3:17:00 PM  

Does not compute.

Fred Morlan said...
Nov 27, 2007, 3:30:00 PM  

Ha, Dook fans just get weirder and stupider.

Brett said...
Nov 27, 2007, 3:38:00 PM  

Totally doesn't compute. I hope Wisconsin kicks their tail, then we'll have no idea if their glum faces are in protest or not.

The Zoner said...
Nov 27, 2007, 3:41:00 PM  

It's late in our minds but when else could they have done it? The charges weren't dropped until April of this year. That's after the basketball season. Was ESPN going to show up on their campus for their football team?

twoeightnine said...
Nov 27, 2007, 3:48:00 PM  

Right. Tell everyone you're going to pull a stunt on ESPN. That'll destroy their ratings.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 3:51:00 PM  

LOL NOTHING will happen. NO WAY they could organize it off some random thing called Duke Basketball Report.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 4:16:00 PM  

Great response from thebiglead:

Duke complaining about ESPN coverage is like the Republican Party complaining about Fox News coverage

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 4:29:00 PM  

this is stupid on so many levels:

(1) they covered the rape charge because in unleashed an amazing amount of under the rug racism and classism, it was newsworthy to be sure. they gave the drop of the charges as much attention as the origination of the story, so i don't know what was wrong with them telling the nation about the issues.

(2) you are the most covered basketball team in the nation, you have been for years.

(3) explain how 'not' cheering is denying us the 'money shot', who is going to get home from work tonight and go "i was going to watch the Wiscy-Duke game, but i heard they 'crazies' are going to cross their arms when they are on camera so i think i'll walk the dog tonight instead"

(4) what is a crazy? seriously, is that what you came up with?

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 4:48:00 PM  

Duke fans like the Blue Devils because "they play basketball the way it's supposed to be played." Code for: slow and white. I just find it funny how a lot of Duke fans come from the Northeast, and yet Southerners are the "real" racists. I'm not saying there isn't racism in the South; I'm just saying that some people delude themselves.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 4:59:00 PM  

The Big Lead updated their post with the column that set everything off. Looks like Duke has a point. The timeline looks something like this:

-- America loves Duke
-- ESPN promotes Duke
-- Backlash starts
-- ESPN over-promotes Duke
-- Backlash builds
-- Dick Vitale over-promotes Duke
-- Backlash builds some more
-- Lacrosse scandal
-- Backlash builds even more
-- Dick Vitale gets obscene with Duke
-- Backlash reaches critical mass
-- ESPN realizes that Duke Backlash is better for ratings than Duke Fellatio, flips script.
-- Dukies feel used, resent ESPN for exploiting the university's reputation (lacrosse scandal notwithstanding) for ratings.

Nov 27, 2007, 5:03:00 PM  

ESPN & Duke deserve each other. Bitches.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 5:04:00 PM  

Even though the charges were dropped in April if they felt so violated as an institution nothing was stopping them from an outward protest vs ESPN last season.

Steve said...
Nov 27, 2007, 5:25:00 PM  

Yes, Steve, but then it wouldn't be about them (I mean, the Crazies)

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 5:39:00 PM  

I wonder how many of the Cameron Crazies went to Duke because they fell in love with the basketball team because...wait for it...they were on ESPN all the time!

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 5:41:00 PM  

The DBR forums are where the "cheer sheets" for the games (yeah... I know. I know.) get cooked up, so I'd expect this idea to get distributed pretty widely prior to gametime tonight. Whether it goes down or not is another story.

MDT said...
Nov 27, 2007, 5:41:00 PM  

They were talking about Budweiser not weed. Admit you were wrong.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 7:04:00 PM  

Seriously, on a completely unrelated note:

Why is ESPN only interviewing Cowboys about Sean Taylor's death?

Are they really going to make this story about the Cowboys too?

I fucking hate ESPN.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 7:35:00 PM  

ESPN simply figured out there was a market for Duke hatred the same as there is for Yankee hatred. As a result they are playing both sides with Duke with Dick Vitale's verbal diarrhea in favor of Duke and some instances of Duke hatred.

DBR is not known for being the most level headed fan forum...then again who is really.

Tar Heel Fan said...
Nov 27, 2007, 10:33:00 PM  

SOOOOOO -- did the Dukies do anything? OR did you just fall into the hype probably created by ESPN?
i don't watch them so i didn't see anything or really care for that matter.

Anonymous said...
Nov 28, 2007, 12:32:00 AM  

this is not about duke lacrosse. if you click the 'our call' link on the "time to push back" story it brings up other posts. on 11/26, there is a post titled "enough is enough", that post talks about some espn bias towards duke:

"And in the last year or two, some of the announcers have said some astonishingly biased things."

"We’re referring to an article by Jon Pessah in ESPN the Magazine. The article starts off inside of Mickie Krzyzewski’s thoughts (who let him in?) and gets worse from there."

dbr probably should have referenced the 11/26 post in their 11/27 post. it would have made things much clearer.


dan said...
Nov 28, 2007, 9:57:00 AM  

So Duke students are upset with their own PR firm? In many ways ESPN made Duke what it is. Are all college students this self absorbed?

Steve said...
Nov 28, 2007, 11:05:00 AM  

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