Normally, when one thinks of a Duke athletic team demanding special treatment, expecting that a different set of rules apply to them and espousing an arrogant and nauseating attitude; one thinks of coach KKK's fruity cagers.
Well, apparently the holier than thou, we deserve to be treated like the sons of royalty attitude normally excreted by coach KKK has made its way to the lacrosse squad.
The school is asking the NCAA to grant an extra year of eligibility for team members, who played just eight games in 2006 before the university canceled the rest of the season amid rape allegations against three players.
Duke University, in show of spineless and heartless capitulation to the possibility of pressure (again, we say possibility) pulled the plug on the lacrosse season. The cowardly and shameful administrators waved the flag of surrender and sold out the men of their university before anyone in the media or beyond was calling for Duke to cancel the lacrosse season.
Yes, Duke's president enacted a strategy straight from the pages of the French Army's battle doctrine. Wave the white flag at the first sign of enemy fire.
Instead of standing by their young men and demanding due process and at least some tangible results from the investigation, Duke chose to indict their own young men. Showing no confidence in the accused players' innocence, the team was treated as pariahs and told they were unworthy to wear Duke uniforms.
Now, in the evil capacity that we expect from a university that is essentially run by the devil on earth, the school has decided that their poor players deserve another year. And that the NCAA should bend its rules to suit them.
The school has reached the semi-finals in this year's NCAA tourney, and obviously feels that next season could be championship caliber if they can get these kids back.
This transparent and ridiculous attempt to manipulate the NCAA into granting them the chance to falsely proliferate future success on the lacrosse field must be stopped. At all costs. This is satan's work. This is the white devil thumbing his nose at the entire country. At athletes and teams everywhere, in every sport.
How dare you Duke!
YOU cancelled your own season.
YOU chose not to demand evidence or due process.
You chose not to believe in these boys.
And now, you want the rules changed so you can benefit from their services for another year.
If these young men have any sense of pride. Any sense of self worth. Any sense of self loyalty (since the university showed them none). Any sense of righteous and warranted indignation. Any ability to clearly understand that the university sacrificed them at the alter of public opinion at the primary opportunity. If these young men can understand this, the only proper action would be this:
Do not play in the semi-finals this season. At the opening of the game, peel off those cloaks of the devil Duke calls uniforms, drop your gloves and sticks and walk off the field.
The university abandoned you.
Now, they want you to play another year?
Have some self respect.
Or, remain a Dukie.