In case you were vacationing under a rock this weekend, you may just be realizing that Duke went on one of its rare out-of-conference road games – you know, the ones they only play in NBA arenas – and gotten beaten down, 93-78, by St. John's. A 12-8 team Ken Pomeroy had ranked in the 60's before this game. Take a minute to let this sink in; you may be going through a range of emotions. Let me walk you through mine:
2) "This would happen the very afternoon I was arguing the Big East was overrated and the ACC underrated. Even in a fifteen point loss Duke finds a way to screw me."
4) "Huh, an article on whether we should panic about the Duke loss. And another. And another. And another. And they're all... positive. I'm seen fewer assurances that a team can win the national championship directed at undefeated teams. Why am I reading more compliments about this team after they lose?"
5) "Screw it, I'm turning off the internet and getting a beer."
So there you go. Laughter, regret, more laughter, anger, and acceptance. Please try to work through all of these on your lunch hour so you're not caught drinking at work.