Monday, April 06, 2015

Brother vs. Brother

"The one thing that I do think about is after the game. There is going to be one winner and there is going to be one that is going to be totally disappointed. My thoughts go to that one that will not experience the thrill of victory." - Mama Damino

One brother will rejoice, one brother will revile.

In case you don't know, Damino went to law school at Duke, and Big Kev attended Wisconsin. And BK is actually in the Annapolis -- I mean, Indianapolis -- for the game.

I really don't know who is going to win, but I would have to favor Duke slightly. Watching them I've been incredibly impressed with their depth of talent and their ability to fast break without making mistakes.

Obviously Wisconsin slew the giant but that doesn't make them the presumptive champion. Sometimes teams that pull off that big victory have blown their proverbial load by the time they get to the title game.

It should be a great game and I look forward to watching it and may the best Damino win.

By the way, that quote at the top was actually said by Jack Harbaugh before his sons, John and Jim, coached against each other in the Super Bowl. But this is pretty much the same thing.

1 comment:

Damino said...

This has got to be one of my all time favorite posts. Hilarious quote and really well done.

It's a strange feeling but I'm very at peace with tonight's game, win or lose. Obviously I'm rooting hard for Duke to win, but I'm not at all nervous and I don't think I'll be heartbroken or even remotely bitter if Duke loses, which I sort of expect to happen. If they had been playing Kentucky I'd have out of control anxiety before and during the game, and if Kentucky beat them, it'd haunt me forever. But I have only love for Big Kev's Badgers, and I think this team is fantastic and worthy of a championship.

I think this game is as evenly matched as can be. Both teams are significantly better than they were in November, and I'd pretty much ignore Duke's 10 point win because Dekker was hurt and largely ineffective. I've absolutely loved this Duke team, which is probably its most talented squad in 10-15 years. I think Wisconsin is justifiably a small favorite, but I wouldn't bet against this Duke team in a big game like this. I expect this one to go down to the wire.