Saturday, February 14, 2009

Airborne's Schedule Released

First off, I'm disappointed DudeSpin did not congratulate two former Blue Devils for key plays during the Super Bowl. Former tight end and transfer/traitor Ben Patrick scored Arizona's first TD of the game, and then Pittsburgh's Patrick Bailey made a nice tackle on the kickoff following the safety.

But that is the past, and at DudeSpin, we always look forward. So here's a look at next year's schedule...

12 -- at Army
19 -- at Kansas
26 -- N.C. CENTRAL (Homecoming)

10 -- at N.C. State
17 -- Open
24 -- MARYLAND (Parents' Weekend)
31 -- at Virginia

7 -- at North Carolina
21 -- at Miami

Quick thoughts: Finally Duke schedules a smart homecoming game! I mean, I know at Duke no game is guaranteed and we always lead the league in homecomings scheduled against us, but it has always driven me crazy to see the likes of Miami and Virginia Tech on the homecoming schedule. Bring on Central... I'm also saddened to see that they have moved the Victory Bell game so it no longer closes the season. I certainly understand that the "rivalry" hasn't been all that intense on the gridiron, and it does make more sense to end things with UNC-State, but in seasons when bowl eligibilty was lost, the bell was always a nice consolation prize to play for. Of course, the ACC is probably recognizing that Coach Cut is creating the next Wake Forest and wants to establish this as a rivalry for the ages. I can't blame them for that... Like last year, the schedule starts off easier than it finishes, but I don't think the two halves are quite as lopsided as last year (though one can never really tell, given the rather unpredictable and disappointing way of ACC football).

Dudes, what say you?

Saturday, February 07, 2009

The Ballpark That Syringes Built

After the latest report that Alex Roidriguez tested positive for steroids, the question that begs to be asked is ... did anyone on the Rangers team that season NOT use steroids? Setting aside heavily suspected user Pudge Roidriguez, who had moved on to Florida by the 2003 season, that Rangers squad also boasted: (1) confirmed roid user Ratfael Palmeroid; (2) "everyone knows he's using steroids" Juan Gonroidez; and (3) "most people thinks used steroids" Hank Blaroidck. Who knows, maybe even Chan Ho Park was using??

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Mazel Tov Undude!

The blog would be remiss if it did not celebrate the birth of Undude's Daughter - the first child for the Undude and Undude's Wife. Congratulations all!

We attempted to sell the rights to publish the first pictures of Undude's Daughter to US Weekly and OK Magazine - and had driven the bidding to a high of $1.5 million until we were informed that such pictures would not be available.

Scheyer, Singler, Paulus, Smith, ...

Buehler, Buehler....

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Zack Attack Will Not Be Back

On National Signing Day, when it looks like Duke will be bringing in a pretty good class, at least locally, we learn that Zack Asack is changing positions. No sign of where, but I guess he must be pretty committed to the idea or probably would've transferred instead. Wasn't this guy recruited by some major programs?