Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Congratulations Senator Edwards!

on running a terrific, clean campaign. We appreciate your continuing efforts to awaken America to issues surrounding poverty. We now look forward to you joining us on the Barack Bandwagon!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Huge Day for Duke Football

First the good news: Airborne has landed a top-10, 4-star quarterback. Cutcliffe snagged Sean Renfree, a very impressive "get" for the new coach.

Now the bad: DudeSpin favorite Eron Riley was arrested along with another Duke footballer, Austin Kelly, after an altercation at a 9th Street nightclub. It will be interesting to see how the new coach handles this situation. Riley, for those not in the know, is by far Thad's favorite and most athletic target.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Journey-Rocky Top, State of the Union LiveBlog

Journey's first ever appearance in HD, and GWB's final State of the Union - two momentus ocassions, one exciting LiveBlog!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

DudeSpin Endorses Barack Obama!

Not to be outdone by Ted and Caroline Kennedy, DudeSpin (though it is of little surprise to anyone who has been following the blog) announces that it endorses Barack Obama as the democratic nominee for the President of the United States! With Head Dude recently coming aboard the increasingly crowded bandwagon, there is finally unanimity within the DudeSpin ranks to make the formal endorsement of the Illinois Senator. The Obama campaign could not be reached for comment on the pivotal endorsement.

Camelot is All Aboard the Obama Train!

This morning, Caroline calls him "A President Like My Father", this afternoon the Lion of the Senate breaks his silence, spurns Hillary, and throws his coveted endorsement to Obama. Tomorrow, both will come together at American University in a rally with their candidate. Don't underestimate this one -- Ted Kennedy's support was huge in bringing Kerry back from the dead pre-Iowa in '04. The hope is that the Kennedys show Democratic leaders that it's okay to back Barack, and further endorsements (Al?) follow. More importantly, the hope is that this shows white Democrats that it's time to get behind a true change in the party, a change that hasn't been seen since 1960.

Barack Obama: South Carolina Victory Speech

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Whoa Nellie!!

Say it ain't so Tony!!

How a 15-point lead may be better than 18

Today's Zogby tracking poll has Obama's lead down to 15 in South Carolina, but that may be better news than yesterday's 18 point lead. How? Because in the polling taken since the debate, Edwards has started catching up to Hillary, going from 10 back now down to just 5. Zogby says the trend appears to be slight slippage for Obama, a little more for Clinton, and traction for Edwards. Given the population makeup in South Carolina, it's highly unlikely that Obama will lose, but as we've discussed, a win might not be enough to change the momentum much.

But ... if Edwards was able to slip into second place and push Hillary down to third, in the three days before Florida, suddenly the media might be talking about how all of the Clintons' Lee-Atwater-style campaigning is turning off voters, and then there's a chance for a changed dynamic.

Not saying this will happen, but somehow in the next few days, Edwards could turn into Obama's ally if he can keep making up ground ... while Bill keeps running his mouth.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

18 points ahead!

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) - Democrat Barack Obama holds a double-digit lead on rival Hillary Clinton three days before South Carolina's presidential primary, aided by a huge edge among black voters, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

Obama leads Clinton 43 percent to 25 percent in the rolling tracking poll, with John Edwards a distant third at 15 percent heading into Saturday's contest. The poll has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

More than half of the Democratic primary voters in South Carolina are expected to be black. Obama, an Illinois senator who would be the first black U.S. president, leads among African-Americans by 65 percent to 16 percent.

Clinton and Edwards are virtually tied among white voters, with Clinton leading 33 percent to 32 percent, while Obama is third among whites at 18 percent. Likely black voters make up slightly more than half of the poll sample.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Dude Jersey Sighting if Ever There Was One

Straight from the people behind comes this gem. Check out the Jan. 17 post on Page 2 and scroll down to the fifth and final jersey, making sure to have a snicker or two at the Mengke Bateer jersey along the way.

Now enjoy!

Monday, January 21, 2008

This will only make you more angry Clinton's winning

Although I must admit, as good as the speech was, the people behind him didn't seem particularly moved for the most part.


I know it's early...

But I gotta admit, seeing this poll with us on top of UNC is kinda fun. And by "kinda", I mean, "a lot of".

AP Top 25
1. Memphis (49) 17-0 1,777
2. Kansas (23) 18-0 1,751
3. Tennessee 16-1 1,591
4. Duke 15-1 1,543
5. North Carolina 18-1 1,536

ESPN/USA Today Poll
1. Memphis (21) 17-0 765
2. Kansas (10) 18-0 754
3. Duke 15-1 682
4. North Carolina 18-1 666

Harding's Jersey Retired

As DudeSpin correspondants continue to pine in eager anticipation of Super Bowl XLII (cleverly disguised as anger and apathy), it's important that we congratulate Journey great Lindsey Harding for having her jersey retired yesterday afternoon.

Unfortunately, as the jersey was being unveiled, she pulled on the rope too hard, the rope lodged in her throat, and she somehow choked on it.

Another Take on The Cowboys Season

And this one lasts longer than 8 seconds!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Are you kidding me?

This may have to be the first Super Bowl I've skipped. Who could I possibly root for? A rival I know we're better than or a team most of America can't stand? I suppose I'd favor New England at first glance, but I can't stomach actually cheering for them.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Save us Vegas!

Dear Las Vegas,

You've saved us so many times before. We ask that you come through this once more -- deliver us Nevada this afternoon, and save us from the likelihood of a Hillary nomination. If we lose you, we may never build up enough momentum for Super Tuesday, and that may mean a Republican president. Show the polls are wrong, get the culinary workers who we've seen at so many of your casino floors and buffets out to caucus, and show us once more that you're the most magical place on earth.

Yours truly,

The Dudes

Friday, January 18, 2008

The 2007 Cowboys in 8 seconds

In between those 8 seconds, there were a bunch of bombs from Romo to TO - and for that, I'm thankful.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Please Take Him!

I almost thought this was a joke. It doesn't look like there's much hope, but you never know.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Oh No!!

Team DudeSpin falls to the G-Men at home.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Yes We Can!!

Tonight. Progressive-minded folks in America took another step forward. We poured through the polling places in New Hampshire and showed in a substantially greater numbers than those who showed up for the Republican primary. Although DudeSpin's candidate fell a few points short, the call for change was resounding. So resounding was the call, that even Head Dude told me tonight that he had donated $500 to Barack's campaign. A few minutes ago, I matched his donation. Together, we will move the country forward; Together we will seek a brighter day; Together, we will find change.
Yes, We Can.

Uh oh...

Where did this come from? A double-digit lead heading into election day, high voter turnout, Bill losing his cool ... and a Hillary win?
There's a lot of time now between this and Michigan (which doesn't officially count) and then Nevada, but it appears we're in for a fight.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Living on a Pryor

Obama's great and all, but can he lead Airborne to a bowl game? Then let's reexamine our priorites for just a moment...

The nation's top high school quarterback is going to make an official visit to Duke! According to the News and Observer Terrelle Pryor has Duke on his list of schools he's considering. Apparently he likes this Cutcliffe fellow and has added Duke to his list which includes Florida, Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, and Penn State.

Duke's considered a long shot next to those other no-name schools, but still, this is a pretty exciting thing in my mind. He's also one of those guys who likes to play hoops, and would want to play both, so K might screw us over again like he did with Paulus.

Anyway, Pryor's senior year stats: 1889 rushing yards with 36 TDs; 1900 passing yards with 23 TDs. And only three interceptions!

In other Duke football news, Scottie Montgomery will keep his position as Duke's WR coach, the only man to survive the Roof era. And speaking of Roof, he's off to Louisville to be a linebacker coach.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Movement in New Hampshire?

Not a lot, according to Zogby, but a slight uptick for Obama, and he had the crowd behind him at last night's 3000-person Democratic Party dinner in New Hampshire. Still, it shows that the Granite State is no guarantee...

Democrats – NH Tracking

Friday, January 04, 2008

Don't Forget Me!!

I also won the Iowa caucuses last night? What? You didn't see me get more air time than Mitt Romney? John McCain? Rudy Guiliani? I kicked their tails!!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Obama Wins! Obama Wins!

It's looking like a potentially-disastrous third-place finish for Hillary, and a terrible night for Romney on the other side.
Was this our first step to an Obama/McCain showdown?
One nice conclusion we can make? Goodnight Edwards!

LiveBlog Tonight? It's Caucus Time!

Decision day is here, and no one is trusted more with their final polls than Zogby ... and he has a few stunners this morning! Obama surges into a 4-point lead, while Hillary slips to third! And Huckabee has regained his footing to open up a 6-point lead over Romney. It may all mean nothing by night's end, but it could be a historic night ahead.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Winter Classic!

I have to admit, as little hockey as I've watched this year, the Winter Classic was a great idea. I ended up splitting my time between this and Michigan/Florida...and this one had more excitement! Buffalo may be the only city in the U.S. that could get 71,000 for a hockey game anywhere, much less with freezing temperatures and snow falling the whole time. But that almost made it better. Maybe the start of an annual tradition? Scott Burnside said it best of Buffalo: Reinforcing the notion that Buffalo is a new, true Hockeytown, there are 11,500 fans down at HSBC Arena (the Sabres' regular home) watching the game.

Newest DMR Poll Show Obamentum!

Barack 32, Clinton 25, Edwards 24
The poll that most accurately predicted the outcome of last year's caucuses sounds an ominous warning for those in the Clinton & Edwards camps! Here comes Obamentum!