If you know me in real life, you know I'm crazy obsessed with college basketball. Not just college basketball, Duke basketball. From December to April, the only color I care to see is that classic shade of Duke blue. Many people assume I'm a bandwagon fan because I'm from Missouri.
My sweet Mama was from North Carolina. She raised my brother, sister, and I to love the correct shade of blue. I was born the year we earned our back-to-back NCAA titles. Though I don't remember the classic team of Laettner, Hill, and Hurley, I've watched "The Shot" over and over again on youtube. I loved Redick. Schyer, Singler, and Paulus. I think the Plumlee brothers are great. Going to see a Duke game at Cameron is at the very top of my bucket list. I was raised to despise UNC and tolerate NC State. When we won the National Title in 2010, I ran screaming through the house. Sorry, neighbors!
Bandwagon fan? No. Duke Blue runs in my veins.
Let's face it: Duke did not play their best tonight. Kelly was out, the defense was struggling. I feel like they hardly hit anything beyond the arc. But frankly, even though they lost, I'm still proud to call myself a Duke fan. Coach K was absolutely gracious about it, conceding that Lehigh truly deserved to win tonight. I'm glad to cheer for such a classy team.
You better believe I'll be wearing a Duke shirt proudly tomorrow!