Tuesday, September 30, 2008

An Open Letter to the Dude

Dear Dude,

As always, we enjoy all of your posts on DudeSpin, including those where you criticize other dudes for at times expressing honest opinions about concerns related to the candidacy of Barack Obama. And surely, no dude disputes that you were first on the bandwagon and have remained loyal ever since.

However, it concerns me that your actions have not yet matched your large mouth. Yes, you've given money, and the campaign appreciates that. But where do Obama/Biden need you most? As a young lawyer, Dude, we need you at a polling station on election day, protecting the vote in the swing state of Ohio. I will be in Cleveland dude, ensuring that there are no voter suppression tactics going on, and that everyone who lawfully can vote, is given that right.

On several occasions, I have urged you to do the same, and after an initial response that because you were in China, you couldn't take more time off, I've gotten nothing but radio silence. Consequently, I'm now forced to take my plea public. I learned this weekend that while the Obama campaign has been signing up lawyers across the country and assigning them to key battleground states, efforts in Ohio are lagging. Your country needs you Dude -- join me in Ohio. Join me and spend election day at a key polling precinct, ensuring that Americans are able to vote for hope and against the politics of fear and suppression.

And all other dudes, join me in my call for the Dude to take action. Money is generous and necessary, but true change only happens with true action. The nation's eyes are upon you Dude. Answer the call.


H. Dude

Monday, September 29, 2008

Oh ye of little faith

We have some light on this day of gloom and doom on Wall Street, and in my pocket book. Not more than two days after the Undude lamented to me about Barack's dwindling electoral prospects in North Carolina, a poll has been released that Barack has taken a two point lead on John McCain in piney woods country. Though this is not the 1st time that the Undude has been shown to lack the audacity of hope, let's hope his negativity isn't contagious on the rest of the North Carolina electorate.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Final Airborne / Obama Challenge Tally!

Yes We Can!

Total Before UVa: $398
Challenge Goal:$500

Here we go,
Duke Win: $50
1 Riley TD: $25
36 Riley yards: $7
6 UVa TOs: $60
Attendance of 25,527: $25
UVa Total: $167
Challenge Total: $565

Congratulations Airborne, not only have you come within a hair whisker of starting the season 4-0, but you've earned Barack a healthy chunk of change - and that's change we can believe in!

I couldn't get the screen capture into a job, but here's the message from the Obama campaign, thanking DudeSpin for its donation.
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With USC out of the picture...

At the end of the game the PA announced the start of the Blue Devils’ ACC winning streak to the delight of the loyal faithful who had remained. For the second time this year, tons of fans filed out of Wally Wade early because Duke was UP by so much. Yes, there is much to love about New Duke.

When we looked at the schedule, we knew that these first four games were potentially winnable. And while Head Dude will argue that Roof’s Rough Rider’s would be 3-1, I don’t think we can be anything but thrilled about how this team is playing. Georgia Tech will certainly be a much better test to see where this team really is, but right now, I can’t help but feel a new day truly has dawned.

The defense was not great to open the game, playing an Old Duke bend, don’t break defense. Uva drove down the field on its first drive before self-destructing with consecutive penalties, and during the first quarter they ran with relative ease. But as the game progressed, the defense really stepped up. Down 3-0, Duke pinned Uva on the 1, and stopped them for no gain on three straight running plays. That set up the field goal to tie the game at the half (by the way, on the play before, Thad had Riley wide open for an easy score but threw behind him).

The second half was more of the same, with the added plus of turnovers. Al Groh and John McCain had tough afternoons as six Cavalier turnovers doomed Virginia and bolstered Obama’s campaign donations.

At halftime Big Daddy and I noted that the 3rd quarter has been our quarter. We raised three fingers in the air and realized we were making the Ricky Price salute. Coincidence? I doubt it. But this team continues to get the job done in the 3rd quarter. If I were less lazy, I’m sure I could prove to you with startling statistics how many games in the past got away from Duke in 3rd quarters—but this year we explode for two touchdown leads. We're currently outscoring opponents 76-17 in the second half this year!

I really don’t have much profound commentary to this game. The offense was completely out of sync in the first half, but good defense and Uva miscues kept us in the game. Then in the second the offense started to click more (they turned to more quick passing routes and screens to make up for the fact that they could not protect the QB), and the turnovers just blew the game wide open. Here are some extra notes...

-Coach Cut mentioned this in his postgame, but it is a very good sign to win a game like this when your QB really wasn't sharp, and the offense never fully clicked. Oh, and Jay Hollingsworth at times added a nice spark in the running game. In addition to his TD, he had one 10-yard run where two different times he was swarmed and assumed down, but kept on going. Coach C. said that in a year or two, he's going to be something special. Do I dare dream of a Heisman Hat Trick of Riley, then Lewis, then Hollingsworth?

-For our weekly Crazy Sweaty Guy report, here he is politely yelling at some Virginia fans to relocate:

- Saturday Duke will be on the U (national television) for the third straight game. We made the main page of espn.com, and our highlight reel is up there too. You can almost hear the recruits coming in thanks to the extra exposure.

- To get myself fired up, before the game I watched last weekend’s edition of David Cutcliffe’s TV show. The highlight was Eron and Thad watching and discussing all 17 of their career TDs. Eron joked that they could have more if Thad hadn’t missed him with some thrown in the dirt. But during the show Cut said that last week Eron Riley earned a helmet sticker on College Gameday—Cut said he had just sent them a helmet because he knew they would need one soon.

- While crossing the quad after the game, a coed asked someone, “Did we win?” clearly unaware of the excitement that had transpired. That was an Old Duke attitude, but hopefully things are changing. (Note: For it to truly be Old Duke, the girl would have asked, “Did we lose?” or worse, “Was there a football game today?”)

- At the game were two representatives to the Orange Bowl. I think they saw about all they needed to see today. Gentlemen, we’ll see you in January!

- And, last, but not least, the money shot:

Friday, September 26, 2008

Debate React?

I think the primary theme of the debate for me was how close both candidates, especially in their non-verbal behavior, mirrored their campaign behavior in the debate. McCain appeared snarky, petulant, and annoyed at many moments; while Obama was calm, measured, yet forceful. I watched the coverage on NBC and they had the split shot going for the majority of the debate, and if you go back and watch it with the volume off, I think you might catch a bit of what I'm suggesting. And don't underestimate the importance of non-verbal signals; Al Gore's sighs may have cost him in 2000; Bush 41 looking at his watch may have cost him in 1992. Additional quick hitters:

- McCain hurts his image, especially the developing narrative of his lack of knowledge concerning domestic issues, with his fetish on earmarks. Spending isn't just earmarks - and many of which are for legitimate projects -it's inexorably tied with revenue, and McCain's tax plan just isn't going to make up for any decreases in earmarks.

- Obama's knife and scalpel analogy played well, and supported a narrative of the two candidates that's to Obama's benefit - with McCain being an unpredictable battering ram, and Obama being a measured tactician.

- You have to think that McCain's belittling of Obama, the snarky putdowns of "naivete" or "simply does not understand," hurts his standing with the swing voters; it doesn't appear Presidential; it paints him, ironically, as naive; and most significantly, viewers could see it as untrue when Obama responds to his putdowns by demonstrating an ample understanding of foreign policy.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Light Bulbs Turning On For Carl Franks?

If only he and Ted Roof had thought of suspending the season given the dire circumstances of their teams before games against FSU, Miami and Virginia Tech in prior years instead of actually playing the games, perhaps their overall win-loss records would have been better?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Greatness of TO

While tonight may be more widely seen as a coming-out party for Miles Austin, and a continuation of the Cowboys establishing themselves as the top team in the league (which means nothing three games in), two plays stood out, and they were both made by Terrell Owens, who otherwise had a very quiet night. Neither play involved a catch.

Instead, after Romo's interception into the end zone in the second quarter, Nick Collins threatened to go the distance, and Owens was pushed down at the 10 yard line at the start of Collins' return. But rather than stay down, he got up, turned on the jets, and caught the dude near midfield, saving a possible touchdown that turned into just a field goal.

Soon thereafter, when Felix Jones burst across the line and raced towards the left sideline, first Whitten made a key block, and then it was Owens who provided a one-man convoy, pushing two Packers out of the way to clear the path.

Two years later, Cowboys' fans have embraced the guy because after a rocky first season with Bledsoe, he's managed to become a team player for the most part, and who would've thought he'd be an afterthought compared to Josh Howard in the category of negative sideshows.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Life of Undude

I truly feel like I'm living the life of the undude as I liveblog from a pizza parlor in the shadows of the tdbanknorth boston garden (in boston for recruiting at harvard) reading a boston herald. What do I see but this story in News in Brief.

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School officials say students planning to attend the next home football game must be with a parent because of widespread drinking at the last game. Two kids were hospitalized and seven others were suspended after they were caught drinking last week. Principal John Ritchie called it a "low point," saying many more boozing students did not get caught. He said the rule, which only applies to tonight's game against Hingham High School, sends a message that drinking won't be tolerated.

If only I had the time to attend tonight's Lincoln-Sudbury game!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Airborne / Obama Challenge Update 3!

Happier returns from the Wally this time around!

Week 1-2 total: $201

Week 2
Duke win: $50
Riley TDs (3): $75
137 Riley yards: $27
2 NWU TOs: $20
Attendance of 25,082: $25
Week 2 total: $197
Total after week 3: $398

Other donations
Undude: $0
Head Dude: $0
The Franchise: $0
Big Daddy: $0

Remember folks, the goal is $500 after week 4. Can we do it?? y'all know the answer...
Let's get to work, and God Bless Airborne

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ka-Ching (for Riley, Duke, and Barack)!

We walked into Wally Wade about 10 minutes before kickoff, and I began having terrible flashbacks of Old Duke Football. The stadium was nearly empty, as seen below.

But as the game progressed through the 1st quarter the stadium started to fill out more. Clearly night games are bigger and better, so hopefully we’ll see more of those on the schedule. Plus, I need some relief as I’m now typing while sore from a classic Wally Wade bleacher sunburn.

But more important than the Old Duke crowd was the fact that New Duke was on the field. Old Duke lost this type of game. New Duke finishes the job in style. Thad and Eron Riley became the most prolific TD passing duo in school history, connecting for 3TDs in a very impressive win. Check this out from GoDuke: In the last two games against Navy, Lewis is combined for 48-of-71 passing for 745 yards and 7 TDs while Riley has combined for 14 catches for 372 yards and all seven of those touchdowns.

Riley’s third TD was a 50 yarder over the middle in which he simply outran the Midshipmen. At one point it looked like he would be taken down, but as he turned up the field near the sideline, he turned on those Heisman-winning afterburners and scored. His second was only five yards, but he made a great move and lunge to just get the ball over the goalline. And Thad looked so much better than he did last week. 25-of-35, 317 yards, and no interceptions. Very rad.

Now for some lazy-writer bullet points…

* The third quarter continues to be where Duke impresses me most. The defense started with a 3-and-out and Duke scored TDs on both of its possessions of the quarter. Especially considering how poorly the 2nd quarter went, it was great to see them come out with so much energy.

* Duke ended the game with a beautiful 7-minute drive that completely gobbled up the clock. The plan was simple: run two straight runs up the middle for no gain, then convert on a pass. And it worked. And by the end of the drive, the runs that had not worked all game became successful as well. A thing of beauty, though Old Duke came back on the last two plays of the drive which were a QB fumble and QB trip.

* In addition to that drive, Duke just did some things well to win a game that could have gone either way. About half way through the fourth quarter, Adrian Aye-Darko came up with a huge diving interception. Add that to a fumble return for a TD earlier in the game, and the defense, which by no means played great, came up with two huge plays that helped swing the game.

* Two punts downed within the five… good day for the new-and-improved Kevin Jones

* Duke punt returners need to call fair catch more often. Leon Wright botched a punt as a man was charging right on him, which led to an easy Navy TD.

* While I’m being negative, the end of the first half was almost fatal (and I’m really surprised it wasn’t). Up 14-10, a Duke DB had an easy pick with 3:30 to go that went through his hands and into the arms of a Navy receiver. This led to a field goal, 17-17. We get the ball back with 1:30 (after a penalty on the kickoff pinned us back), and decide to make some magic. Three unimpressive plays later, and Navy’s got the ball. And a few quick runs later, we’re down a touchdown. And we still got the ball back with 22 seconds. 10 points in one minute… not good.

* Inexplicably, after Thad had led the team to two straight TDs to start the second half, the first drive of the fourth quarter belonged to Zach Asack. He was not sharp, and we went 3-and-out. This being a family site, I once again fail to truly express my feelings about this decision.
Why is this man on the bench during a crucial moment? Never again, Cut!

*But enough complaining… Back to the good stuff… Joe Surgan, the same Joe Surgan who was about 50-50 anytime he lined up for an extra point, drilled a 52-yarder to end the half. Redemption! (Maybe)

* I am pleased to announce that we were reunited with Crazy Sweaty Guy. While the afternoon heat and lack of pre-game tailgaiting time clearly hindered his performance, he did have one special move up his sleeve (well, if he wore sleeves). For the traditional key rattling during kickoffs, he pulls out a gigantic ring of easily 100 keys. What’s the one thing that makes Crazy Sweaty Guy scarier than he already is? Knowing that he can get into your dorm room at night.

* Duke is undefeated in games attended by Big Daddy, so Wally Wade might want to be more accommodating. There were a lot more empty seats today, so we took our general admission tickets and decided to upgrade closer to the middle of the field. And while the three white people in our group were able to come and go as we pleased, the only man whose ticket was checked was the big, black man, who was briefly exiled back behind the endzone. Come on Duke, I expect better (well, actually, I don’t).

* Before the game, Republican groups were passing out McCain stickers, which became an all-too-common sight around campus. But Barack would have the last laugh; Obama picked up a lot of Dude money with this win, two turnovers, and three Eron Riley TDs.

* I’ll leave you with an anonymous quote heard as leaving the stadium: “The winning feels so much better than the losing.”
Well said.


It wasn't in front of the biggest of crowds (except on ESPNU), and giving up those two big plays was unfortunate, especially on 3rd-and-12, but all in all a workmanlike afternoon at Wallace Wade. And Eron Riley certainly made some cash for the Obama/Biden ticket!
Undude, as always, we await your report.

Go Away Ike!

Fortunately, I'm safely tucked away in New Orleans, but let's hope for all the best for everyone in Galveston, Houston, and all the surrounding areas potentially affected by the worst storm to his Houston since Alicea in 83.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Giuliani's Son

On this day, which Rudy Giuliani likes to reference at every turn, the N&O shed some interesting light on Giuliani's son's foolish case against Duke. As expected, the son was nothing but a boorish college kid with an enormous sense of entitlement, as evidenced by the fact he's suing for guaranteed playing time, even though he apparently sucks and it was his teammates who instigated the move to kick him off the team. The kind of class we expect from a Giuliani.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fighting back!

There are positive signs the bad news of the last 10 days is being put aside. For one, today's Rasmussen tracking poll and last night's NBC/WSJ poll have Obama up 1, which is meaningless other than to suggest the tide has stemmed.

More importantly, our candidate is fighting back tough:

Barack Obama said Wednesday 'enough is enough' after nearly a day of McCain campaign claims his 'lipstick on a pig' comment was a sexist attack leveled at GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin, and accused the Arizona senator's presidential campaign of engaging in "swift boat politics."

"Spare me the phony outrage. Spare me the phony knee talk about change," Obama said at the start of an education event in Virginia. "We have real problems in this country right now. The American people are looking to us for answers, not distractions, not diversions, not manipulations. They want real answers to the real problems we are facing.

"I don't care what they say about me. But I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and swift boat politics," he also said. "Enough is enough."

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Campaign Needs You, Now, More Than Ever

Today comes word that after months of record-breaking fundraising, the Obama fundraising machine has finally slowed, at a most inopportune time. Dudes, this is our moment; this is our time. Will you step up to the Airborne / Obama challenge?

Tom Brady

We can't let this one go by without comment.
Couldn't happen to a more despised team.
Undude, your thoughts?

Monday, September 08, 2008

Airborne / Obama Challenge Update 2!

Well, the Northwestern game was a bit of a letdown for Duke, and the Obama campaign. Not only did Northwestern steal a game, but Eron Riley also left the game in the 2nd quarter and did not return until late in the 4th. Riley's absence (along with Duke's inability to force turnovers) made this a bad night for Duke, and Obama.

Week 1 total: $173
Week 2
Duke loss: $0
0 Riley TDs: $0
28 Riley yards: $5
0 NWU TOs: $0
Attendance of 23,614: $23
Week 2 total: $28
Total after weeks 1 and 2: $201

Other donations
Undude: $0
Head Dude: $0
The Franchise: $0
Big Daddy: $0

C'mon Airborne, we must pledge once more to march into the future. Let us keep that promise, that uniquely Duke promise, and in the words of scripture hold firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

I hope you're seated, Duke's undefeated!

At least that's what I was going to title this post before the comeback fell just short.

As I dejectedly walked through campus last night, I realized this was a feeling I was all too used to. After the hope and excitement generated by last week’s win, the old Duke football reared its ugly head and stopped by to say hello.

Last week I was online before 8 am composing this report, this week it has been a huge burden hanging over my sad, little head. A classic Duke loss where you can point to so many near misses and “what ifs.”

You all saw the game, so I will not provide a recap, but merely once again give you the perspective from inside Wally Wade’s pearly gates…

· Before kickoff, the quads were full of drunk students. Last week I was thrilled by the student turnout, but this week I remembered, “Ya know, I don’t really like Duke students.” But that said, the student section was again packed, though the rest of the stadium was significantly less crowded than last week. I’ll be curious to see what happens next week. A tough loss, coupled with the Saturday at noon kickoff could be detrimental to the crowd. Still, Wally Wade has never been more fun, so hopefully students will still see it as an event worth checking out.
· In the first half there was a noticeable difference in sharpness from the week before. Duke was forced to call a timeout before the first snap, had a too many men on the field penalty, a risky non fair catch, and someone stole Kevin Jones’ bionic leg and replaced it with his old one. Fewer silly mistakes in the second half, so that’s encouraging.
· The play of the game was the muffed snap that set up an easy Northwestern score.
· Thad’s leaping touchdown run led to a fan eruption, and while I thought he played okay, his accuracy needs to improve. He overthrew too many open receivers. One key difference: While Duke had three touchdown passes just off the fingertips, Northwestern’s only lengthy pass play was an absolutely perfectly thrown ball to hit his receiver (who only had a step) in stride. Not to mention our tough missed 4th-and-5 to end comeback attempt, Part 1.
· Northwestern converted several key third-and-longs. On the game-winning drive they had two third-and-10s, and one other time they converted a 3rd-and-12 while pushed up against its own goalline.
· We didn’t get a replay, so I have to ask, did Ringfield really fumble, or was he down first?
· Another key play that upset the fans: A tough pass interference call that the fans clearly though should go against NU, but was instead called offensive pass interference against Duke. I can’t remember the time or the players involved, I just remember being upset.
· You know I back Thad, but Asack looked great.
· Although at times predictable, we’re still doing nice things with that quick wide receiver screen. Sometimes Thad gets over excited, but it’s becoming a fairly reliable five yards.
· The running game continues to impress me.
· My favorite play other than Thad’s run? The fake field goal punt. This is a family site so I can’t tell you everything I was thinking when I thought Cut was attempting a 50-yard field goal, but the play worked beautifully, pinning the Wildcats deep in their territory.
· Welcome to the Johnny Williams era. Though man I wish he hadn’t slipped after getting past that last tackler. A classic Duke so-close play.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

National title hopes dashed

Bummer. In a reversal of last year, we get a massive advantage in yards and first downs, and unfortunately also in a reversal of last year, we were the ones driving at the end of the game, and thanks to a Cameron Goldberg holding call, unable to convert.
Undude, we'll await your report.

Rock NU like a Hurricane!

While reading this report, please imagine me in a flapping NBC windbreaker and hat, desperately yelling over the wind into my microphone:

Reporting live from Durham, NC, Hanna is here, and the question everyone is asking is: "Sure, no football team can stop the Blue Devils, but what about a hurricane?" Hanna has hit with much less impact than originally feared. It's been raining and gusting all night, but it should clear up by game time. Weather.com reports for the evening a partly cloudy sky, a mere 10% chance of rain, and winds around 14 mph.

But there has been a lot of rain, Durham is under serious flood warnings, and you can expect a soggy, slow turf which could impact the Riley sideline streak. (By impact, I mean slow him down to a mere 150 yards, 1 TD kind of night).

Duke has been practicing all week with wet footballs, but I think the conditions are an advantage to Northwestern. Last week the Wildcats rushed for over 260 yards while dismantling Syracuse. The Wildcats named their entire offensive line the player of the game. Duke's ability to stop outstanding running backs has often been a weakness, so it will be tested tonight against Tyrell Sutton, who was limited last season due to injuries. The Duke D will have to step up.

Last week our offensive line looked great. We had holes to run through, and Thad had plenty of time to throw. In a game like today, they will need to duplicate that performance, and this time against a much bigger 1A defensive front. Last year's win against Northwestern was done almost entirely through the air. Tonight they will need to run some.

That said, this was the one team Duke beat last year. They are clearly better this year. Here's what cut had to say about that:

"I think the pro would be a lot of these guys know they have beaten this team on the field. I think the cons are we gave up way too many yards, 500 and something yards, so it wasn’t all good from that point.
"The other part, a con I guess, is that probably Northwestern is pretty pumped up trying to steal one back that they probably felt like kept them from playing in a bowl game."

If I missed a bowl game with a loss to a 1-win team, I'd be pretty pissed, too. On Duke's side of things, it's a chance to go 2-0 since Fred Goldsmith's last stand in 1998.

One last word from Cut: "It's going to be really heated. I love these. It's two very similar universities under similar circumstances. The kids from both teams should be just competing like crazy. It should be a lot of fun."

Come back later this weekend for another full report from Wally Wade.

**Early, early preview for next week: Last night Navy gave up over 300 passing yards in a loss to Ball State. Thad takes things one game at a time, but if he didn't, he would be salivating at the thought.**

Friday, September 05, 2008

DudeSpin's Airborne / Obama Challenge!

Boy, I'm fired up after Gov. Palin and Sen. McCain's speeches (probably not the way they intended). So fired up that I'm going to propose a DudeSpin Airborne/Obama challenge!
Here's how it will work: I will set out a list of benchmarks related to Airborne's onfield performance, and pledge to donate a certain amount of money to the Obama campaign based on those benchmarks. Because we just have 2 short months until the election, I'm going to set an October 1 deadline for my pledged amount. Accordingly, the 1st four games on Airborne's schedule (including James Madison) will count towards the Airborne/Obama challenge.

I will pledge:
$50 for each Airborne win;
$25 for each Eron Riley touchdown;
$1 for every 5 yards gained by Riley from scrimmage; and
$10 for every Airborne forced turnover
$1 for every 1,000 fans at Wally Wade (here's how you can help even if you don't sign up for the pledge!)

The tally after the James Madison game [win ($50), 2 Riley TDs ($50), 67 Riley yards ($13); 3 TOs ($30); and 32,571 fans ($32)] is $173. Let's push it past the $500 barrier in the next three games! (Of course, I will update DudeSpin readers on the challenge every week).

Of course, I invite all DudeSpin readers and contributors to devise their own benchmarks for the Airborne Obama challenge. By leaving the benchmarks up to you, you can determine how to devise them to root for your favorite player, and how much you want to contribute. If you're willing to participate in the challenge, simply edit this post to add your benchmarks, or post them in the comments. And even if you can't, you can help by packing in Wally Wade in the next three games. I hope that the forces of DudeSpin can contribute at least $1,000 to the campaign through Airborne. C'mon Airborne, you are the ones we have been waiting for!
Head Dude has pledged to donate $1,300 if Airborne goes 4-0!