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Tweets From Last Night

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Sure we're all disgusted at Duke winning. (Some more than others.) But there's no reason for truly insane tweets like this one right after the game, from the Tampa Tribune's Scott Carter, who usually is better than this:

TBO_USF_Bulls Even in a down year, ACC still wins national title. That's why it's best conference year in and year out. Sorry Big East.

Let's try this out on another sport to see how ridiculous it sounds:

"Even in a down year, NFC South still wins Super Bowl. That's why it's best division year in and year out. Sorry NFC East."

Now let's try it out with a really down-and-out conference to see how ridiculous it would sound. What if California or Washington had somehow won the title?

"Even in a down year, PAC-10 still wins the national title. That's why it's best conference year in and year out. Sorry Big East."

How about in a completely different field?

"Even in a down year, Sandra Bullock still wins an Oscar. That's why she's best actress year in and year out. Sorry Meryl Streep."

The point is you can't make sweeping blanket statements like that, especially in college basketball where the best team in a given year often doesn't win the title. Last year? Absolutely, North Carolina was the best team. But I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone who really believes Duke was the best team this year, or even one of the top five teams, other than this guy. It's the kind of thing an ignorant ESS EEE CEE football fan would say.