Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chuck Klosterman explains why you should be rooting for Duke

Grantland's Chuck Klosterman is a college basketball fan.

Chuck Klosterman explains why you should be rooting for Duke

0 comments
Duke´s Mason Plumlee (5) and Alex Murphy, second from right, react after a score in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Duke's Mason Plumlee (5) and Alex Murphy, second from right, react after a score in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Grantland's Chuck Klosterman is a college basketball fan. Thus, he explains, he is compelled to root for Duke. If you're not following, check out his seven-step rationalization for his Duke favoritism. Keep it in mind as your blood boils when they curb stomp Albany this afternoon.

Their games matter way more, if for no reason other than the sheer number of people who obsessively hate them (and are thereby rooting against their own best interests, assuming they want the college game to remain relevant). If you care about something, you should want to see it flourish. When Duke wins, everyone cares. [Grantland]

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
A blog tuned-in to what's happening on the Internet. Odd local and entertainment stories.

Gab Bonghi Staff Writer
Nick Vadala Staff Writer
Tommy Rowan Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter