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    Default THE BALLAD OF THE LONELY UCF SENIOR PLAYER (inspiration: Duke loss)

    THE BALLAD OF THE LONELY UCF SENIOR PLAYER
    Songwriter: Unknown


    “Well I just played in a basketball tournament
    That I thought was truly fair
    I came on that holy court
    Like a black knight with a sharpened spear

    Then I saw some guys in blue uniforms
    And a man with a nose as long as can be
    And I knew we were going to get hosed
    Like a wild fire raging in the streets

    No matter how many times they crash to the floor
    Or how many times I fall
    There is no greater truth
    Than that Duke gets all the calls


    Well the coach sticks his nose up the behinds
    Of the all the zebras that he can see
    To make sure they are very aware
    That his boys get all the breaks that can be

    They soon barrel over our bodies
    And flop on the floor like fish
    And it fills non-Duke viewers with rage
    Because our chances are nothing but a wish

    No matter how many times they crash
    Or how many times I fall
    There is no greater truth
    Than that Duke gets all the calls


    And so the loss it has finally come
    And I go down the locker room hand in hand
    With Tacko’s hand in my hand
    Which is bigger than the United States land

    As he leaves us to go pro
    Underclassmen will be left behind in tears
    As I give those damn refs the middle finger
    Because now I have no fear

    They can’t strike me with a technical
    Or kick my arse out of the game
    I can accuse them of taking wads of cash
    To let the Dukies get their way

    So to all the teams that will soon play them
    Let me let you know and tell you well
    He who has the biggest Dukie nose on the floor
    Gets his damn way in the end

    No matter how many times they crash
    Or how many times I fall
    There is no greater truth
    Than that Duke gets all the calls"

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    I watched the final few minutes of that game again, and also Zion and RJ's postgame interviews.

    It seriously infuriates me to see the arrogance of those guys in dismissing getting outplayed. They just lost to a group of scrappy misfit nobodies who played their tails off in a game that would have been one for the ages, but the refs robbed UCF of that honor, and robbed the country of a single exciting underdog in this year's tournament.

    Zion, RJ, et al are all going to be high-draft multi millionaires in less than 100 days. This was a game that would have meant so much more to a winning UCF than a winning Duke team entitlement hype will ever know. If the spin of that tip in had been 1-degree off, if Zion had gotten called for EITHER of his offensive fouls with 14 seconds left, or simply no-called, or if Tacko had come down hard on him to block the shot AND take the foul, it would have been over. If Delaurier's blatant arm-hook right in front of the referee on the freethrow hadn't been ignored, it would have been over. If this spin of that shot or tip-in had been 1degree off, it would have been over.


    UCF is going to mostly be forgotten by next weekend.

    And the narrative will be that Duke earned a miraculous comeback, not that they were outplayed and fairly beaten by UCF and required numerous blown calls in the final 15 seconds to save them.

    Yes UCF made a few mistakes late, but my goodness the refs made so many more, and UCF's mistakes weren't bad enough to lose to Duke, just bad enough to lose to Duke + the Zebras.

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    Duke would finish second in the WCC

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    Yeah but the world needs Zion! He’s $$$, no m sayin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizZAG View Post
    Yeah but the world needs Zion! He’s $$$, no m sayin?
    CBS needs Zion. They stole it from CF like they did from us in the NC. A fixed sport.

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    UCF beat em……...UCF just didn't win.. CBS/NCAA all of those sport authorities wanted Duke. I do see if we win out till FF and so does DUKE, we get them again...something I'd like to have happen if our guys are healthy and RUI plays like we know he can..

    I taught for a period at DMC.....arrogance isn't the word for it. In all things too. I really think we can do that again.

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    Bad calls on both sides. That ball didn't hit the rim and it should have been a shot clock violation against UCF.

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    I really feel for UCF. I wouldn't have taken that loss well.
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    So I guess the anonymous songwriter isn't going to be earning a Grammy for his work?

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