Final Four: Gotta Respect Duke
The Reconcilers blog banner is Duke blue for a couple days. Those who love to hate Duke basketball? This is a team with no prima donas, built on unselfishness, mental toughness, defense, and rebounding — not to mention close friendship — where everyone embraces their role for the sake of the team. All this instilled by a coach who I invariably hear praise Duke opponents in after-game interviews on the radio here in Durham.
P.S. It’s going to be crazy tomorrow on campus. Too bad I’m going away for two days of reflection and solitude.
P.S.S. I couldn’t root against Butler. Immediately after the game their coach said, “I told these guys, with their effort, their focus, their determination, you’re at peace with whatever happens on the scoreboard because you’ve got a group that’s given every single thing they have.”